- Author : Sarah Schmidt
- Publisher : Atlantic
- Genre : True Crime, Literary Fiction
- Source : Netgalley
- Rating : 4/5 Stars
- Expected Release Date : 1st August, 2017
This is a guest post. Sort of. Dangerous Games is a book about politics and danger, of investigations and women who are awesome, of trust and conspiracies. In this book Danielle Steele shows off two female characters who are absolutely lovely in their own ways. Alix is a tough, kickass, journalist who has no fear and rides into the most dangerous areas without a single worry for her safety. On top of that she is a single mother doing quite an amazing job at raising her child. Olympia is an absolutely lovely woman, a gem of a person who hasn’t stepped out on her own since her husband, a presidential candidate, died. She is inherently good and while dependant on a close confidante, is still her own woman. These two women discover something they shouldn’t and when the come together to take it on, the story takes a rather action packed turn.
Dangerous Games – Danielle Steel
Danielle Steel tears down the walls of power at the heart of the White House in the thrilling Dangerous Games.
Television correspondent Alix Phillips dodges bullets and breaks rules to bring the most important news to the world. With her daughter in college, and working alongside cameraman Ben Chapman, an ex-Navy Seal, Alix exhilarates in the risks and whirlwind pace of her work. But her latest assignment puts her at the center of an explosive story that will reshape many lives, including her own: investigating damning allegations involving the vice president of the United States, Tony Clark.
Alix starts with a nationally revered woman who may be the key to exposing frightening secrets. Olympia Foster is the fragile, reclusive widow of America’s most admired senator, who had been destined for the presidency before an assassin’s bullet felled him. Since then, Olympia has found emotional support in Clark, who once wanted her as his wife and now stands as her protector and confidant. When Alix begins to dig deeper, federal agents pick up the trail. Then the threats begin.
As the stakes rise in this dangerous game, Alix needs Ben’s help as never before. Soon they realize they are grappling with an adversary far more sinister than they had imagined . . .
Alex is book two in the Camille Verhoeven series by Pierre LeMaitre. The author is a French novelist and Screenwriter and, I believe, is very popular in France. European books are something I’m very curious about but since I’m limited myself to Scandinavian authors I thought I’d expand my horizons by reading a French book that isn’t a classic. I spotted this on Simon’s (Savidge Reads) booktube channel and he raved so much about it that I grabbed it immediately. Now don’t misunderstand me when I say failed to be impressed, it was a 3-3.5 star for me. Just not as amazing as others, mostly men, seem to think it is. The story was honestly horrifying, especially the reasons and the past that I felt nauseous for the most part.
The Girl In 6E is apparently an erotic thriller! This is the first of its kind for me. And I didn’t even know erotic thrillers existed! Now, if you’ve followed me for a while of if you know me you’ll know I hate erotica. It’s just not for me, even remotely so I was worried that this might not be interesting but it was so well done that I didn’t even notice the bits that were supposed to be erotica! Phew! On to the review!!!
Pathological by Jinkang Wang is a story following scientist Mei Yin, a Chinese orphan with adoptive American parents, who has her own research institute, gets married and at the same time is researching a deadly virus that is called Satan’s gift to find cure. On the other side we have Zia Baj who has acces to the same virus but instead wants to use it for terrorism. This is a mini version of the synopsis and this sounds like an amazing story. Alas, that’s not what the story actually is.
STORY & CHARACTERS
We mainly follow Mei Yin throughout her life right from her initial chapter where she’s getting access to the virus and till the end, or almost the end, I DNFed it at around 80%,
I’m not sure what to say about this book because I was mostly disappointed by it. yet I still managed to finish it while the power was out during the cyclone. I’d say the main reason i grabbed this was the cover and the fact that there was hardly any natural light and we were going to have power cuts. A thriller, I thought, would be perfect reading during this time because it would be, well, thrilling! Alas, it wasn’t. And I was stuck reading it because it was the only book I had on my kindle.
To say it was disappointing would be an understatement and this is pretty much going to be a rant review. I’ve warned you. There are many rave reviews so I recommend reading those to get a better view of what to expect from this book.
Sultan of Delhi is a book that would be perfectly in place among the shelves of a Bollywood director. Filled with action, forbidden love and family honour, it is the quintessential Indian story about how a lone man, using his intelligence alone, succeedes in life only to have an old connection rear its ugly head.Arnab Ray is the author of The Mine and a couple of other books, all of which I’ve heard great things about but haven’t read yet. So when I was offered a chance to be part of the blog tour for his newest novel, I jumped at the chance. Continue reading