Review of ‘Deadly Memories’

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Andrea ‘Andy’ McKnight, a small town girl who has made it big as a real estate broker in LA, left a party in a huff and was found in her car at the bottom of a cliff the next morning. After a long period of recuperation, she returns to LA to pick up the pieces of her life, but suffers memory loss about the events surrounding her near fatal accident – several hours of her time are not accounted for.

P.M. Richter’s Deadly Memories takes the reader on a thrilling and frightening journey with Andy as fragments of memory of that night come back to her, and threaten not just her life, but the lives of those she loves. A cast of intriguing characters caught up in a plot that has international implications. Richter does a superb job of ratcheting up the tension as Andy comes closer to discovering a deadly secret locked in her brain. As the tension mounts, we also follow Andy’s growing love for her former teacher, the wealthy construction magnate, Jake Montgomery and his son Jesse, which has to compete with her loyalty to her friend Rolph, son of a wealthy French family with political connections.

Love, violence, and betrayal mark this thrilling tale of espionage, murder, and terrorism, with enough action scenes to satisfy those who like it, and tenderly drawn scenes as Andy comes to terms with her feelings.

I received a free review copy of Deadly Memories in exchange for my unbiased review. I award Deadly Memories  five stars.

Review of ‘Code Blood Red’

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Scott Belgrade is a rebellious health teacher at Middlesex High School. He ended up there after being hounded out of his previous teaching job for putting students before politics. Ali ‘The Cat’ Armeni appears to be an unassuming math teacher, but in reality is a terrorist mole for an outfit that is determined to destroy Middlesex.

Jeffrey Belanger’s Code Blood Red puts these two on a collision course. Witty, fast-paced dialogue and pithy, on-the-mark narrative description mark this breathtaking thriller that will have you alternating between holding your breath in dread or gasping in horror. There is action enough for the most rabid action junkie, but at the same time, Belanger does a credible job of fleshing out the mental and emotional map of his characters.

The story could well have been taken from today’s headlines, and will leave the reader wondering about what really goes on behind the brick walls of academia. I finished a free review copy of this book in one sitting – and look forward to seeing Belanger’s next offering.

A piece of advice: if you’re prone to heart problems, you might want to avoid this book – it’s guaranteed to put a strain on your ticker.

A solid four-star book!