The Other Woman by Hank Ryan: a book review

When I had the opportunity to meet Hank Phillippi Ryan during a book signing, I jumped at the chance. I hadn’t read one of her books yet, but as a writer, I enjoy hearing from other successful writers. She was delightful to listen to and I had to read one of her books. I choseĀ The Other Woman, first in her Jane Ryland series. Continue reading

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Conspiracy of Silence by Ronie Kendig – A Book Review

ConspiracyĀ of Silence, by Ronie Kendig, is suspense fiction aboutĀ a special forces operative’s attempt to stop the New Black Plague. With his team at his side, Cole ‘Tox’ Russell follows a dizzying web of deception. The deeper he goes in an attempt to find the truth, the more elusive it seems. Continue reading

Mystery, Suspense, and their Definitions

The past few weeks, I’ve been doing research on genres. Specifically the difference between mysteries, suspense, and thrillers. All of these are often found under the greater umbrella of crime fiction, but lately, mysteries have come to stand on their own. Thrillers can also be tied to horror and suspense is often left in the dark. So, what is the best way to define these genres? Continue reading