• Book Blog Tour: The Third to Die by Allison Brennan

    Book Blog Tour – Excerpt: The Third to Die by Allison Brennan

    The Lily Cafe is thrilled to participate in the book blog tour for The Third to Die by Allison Brennan, the first book in a thriller series featuring a troubled female police detective from L.A. and an ambitious FBI special agent heading up the new Mobile Response Team. Title: The Third to Die Author: Allison Brennan Publisher: MIRA Publication date: February 4, 2020 Genre: Mystery and Thriller New York Times bestselling author and gifted storyteller Allison Brennan’s new standalone thriller features a troubled female police detective and an ambitious FBI special agent who wind up at the center of a ticking-clock investigation into a diabolical serial killer. Brennan’s novel will launch a book-a-year series featuring a fabulous…

  • The Books I Reviewed in 2019

    The Books I Reviewed in 2019

    Do note that I said reviewed in the title and not read. I did read some of the books I reviewed in January back in December of 2018 and I am still reading books (of course I am), but those reviews won’t be posted until January and February of next year. I honestly can’t remember which books I started reading this past January, so I’m forced to simply talk about the books I reviewed over the past year. The Stats in Paragraph Form Because I Prefer Words to Numbers I wish I knew how many books I have actually read this year as I’m curious to see how close I…

  • Book Review: The Poison Garden by A. J. Banner

    Book Review: The Poison Garden by A. J. Banner

    Title: The Poison Garden Author: A. J. Banner Publisher: Lake Union Publishing Publication date: October 22, 2019 Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Psychological Thriller Summary: I usually write my own summaries, but, in this case, I think the already existing one really does say it best: A woman’s idyllic life becomes a deceptive hall of mirrors in a thriller of exquisitely constructed psychological suspense by A. J. Banner, bestselling author of The Good Neighbor. Elise Watters seems to have it all—a blissful marriage, a gorgeous Victorian home surrounded by lush gardens, and a dream job running her late mother’s herbal boutique. But on the eve of her first wedding anniversary, Elise makes a shocking discovery that turns her…

  • Seven Unholy Days by Jerry Hatchett

    Title: Seven Unholy Days Author: Jerry Hatchett Publisher: Red House Publishing Publication date: April 5, 2013 Genre: Thriller Summary: For seven days, the world, primarily the United States, is terrorized by a madman who can and will kill millions with no compunction. Computer whiz Matthew Decker finds himself at odds with this psycho who taunts him at every turn, leaving the bare amount of a clue to figuring out his crazy agenda. And if Matt Decker fails, the end of the world as we know it will occur, heralding a new kind of psychotic god. Even if you’re not big on Christianity, don’t let that make you skip out on…

  • Infinity Born by Douglas E. Richards

    This is my first book review for The Lily Café. I hope that you enjoy it. Genre: Science Fiction Thriller Rating: 4 Automation (Robots) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) will dramatically alter the face of employment and jobs that humans will do in the future. If you are paying close attention to the news and the world around you, you can come to the conclusion that things are changing faster than they appear to be. I’m not talking about politics or sports or the general gossip that currently fills the airwaves. If you have seen Jeopardy, you will note that Watson (from IBM) beat both Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings. This…