Thursday, June 28, 2012

Book Review~The Three Day Affair by Michael Kardos

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A yearly golf, reunion weekend for three friends goes terribly wrong when they find themselves holed up in an old recording studio holding a cashier from a local convenience store hostage. They quickly realize that even though they have no reason to keep her, they can't just let her go. All of their lives would be ruined when she goes to the cops. They frantically watch for news that the clerk has gone missing, but nothing is reported on TV. The realization that their hostage is not, and probably will not, be missed leaves them wondering how far they will go to keep this secret.
This was a good read, filled with lots of action and a nice little twist at the end.

Thanks to Grove/Atlantic, Inc., The Mysterious Press and NetGalley for access to this title.

Book Review~Dark Magic by James Swain

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Dark Magic If you're a fan of magic, wizardry, and that sort of thing, this one will hook you in. It's not particularly well-written, but has enough suspense to make you want to know how it'll all work out.

Peter Warlock's parents were murdered when he was just a young boy, so he's been raised by his Aunt Milly. He now has a successful one man magic show in New York City where he does some respectable magic tricks while also using his psychic abilities to do some mind reading. Every Friday night, he gathers with a group of psychics to conduct a seance. When he sees a future where Times Square is filled with people falling to their deaths, he is led into a dangerous battle with the Order of Astrum. Peter soon discovers his evolving powers are not only linked to the Order, but to his parents' death as well.

Thanks to Tor/Forge and NetGalley for access to this title.