Fault Lines, by Thomas Locke

I believe this book falls into a category known as speculative fiction–one reviewer called it a psychological thriller, so take your pick. It reads like an action/adventure, but some fantasy is pivotal to the plot. An experimental psychological research program sets off the action. I don’t want to reveal too much, so as not to […]

Chasing Secrets, by Lynette Eason

Soon after a dramatic opening scene, we learn that a five-year old Irish child has gone missing for 25 years. It’s not spoiling the story to say that she was considered dead, but is alive and living in the United States…anything more might spoil the story, so get ready for a tale that will provide […]

Still Life, by Dani Pettrey

Hi! Susan with my latest book review: I received this book from a blog program I sometimes review books for. The author, Dani Pettry, crafts a compelling group of characters, a complex storyline, intriguing Baltimore setting, and a very satisfying journey to a thrilling ending. A shocking, layered mystery must be solved before the hero can be […]

An Interview with Danele Rotharmel, Author of the Time Counselor Chronicles Series

Author Danele Rotharmel has kindly agreed to grace my blog with her presence. Danele is a lovely person with a fascinating life story and a worthwhile blog of her own, dragonflydanele. Let’s hop right into my interview Danele, who are a few of your favorite authors? Susan, first let me thank you for having me […]

Time Search, by Danele Rotharmel

Review by: Susan Karsten Time Search, the third book in the Time Counselor Chronicles, is a much-anticipated addition to what is stacking up to be a rousing, excellent adventure series. Beginning with some beloved characters from the first two books appearing in the new, third volume of the Chronicles, the story quickly ramps up with […]

Escape to Big Fork Lake, by Mary L. Ball

Hi! Susan here with another book to tell you about. This time, I bring you Escape to Big Fork Lake.  This riveting novel will have you on the edge of your seat as you cheer for Sam (short for Samantha) and you might bite your nails a few times as well.  Mary L. Ball, a […]

A Fool and His Monet, by Sandra Orchard

From the dashing, intriguing cover, to the final denouement, this mystery will have you biting your nails, at the edge of your seat, and turning pages as fast as you can read them. Main character, Serena, has a boatload of secret motives for her dangerous career. She skates the edge of safety in order to […]