Books To Read If You Like Brad Thor

Books To Read If You Like Brad Thor

Brad Thor is a New York Times Bestselling Author of mystery and thriller novels. He is best known for the incredibly popular Scot Harvath Series. Backlash is the most recent book in the series at number 19. If you’re looking for some thrilling new novels, you won’t want to miss these books to read if you like Brad Thor!


Shake

by Ron Vincent

Release Date: May 20, 2019

Antonio Lopez lives in two worlds. The university world that he loves and his father’s world of manual labor that he wants to leave behind. Then there is Marie, the love of his life. When Antonio and Marie discover long-lost manuscripts of William Shakespeare they are thrown into an astonishing adventure. Both unimaginable wealth and a world of danger lie ahead of them.

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Say You Love Me

by Willow Rose

Release Date: September 30, 2019

The fourth book in the bestselling Eva Rae Thomas Mystery series by Willow Rose… It seems Eva Rae Thomas has been thrown another curveball. A phone call from her father has turned her life upside down. She hasn’t seen him in thirty-six years. Not since he kidnapped her sister. Now he is back and needs her help. At the same time, a serial killer is planning one of the most horrific mass killings in history.

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The Legend of Deputy Jim

by Dan E. Hendrickson

Release Date: September 19, 2019

Jim Edwards is the father of Commander Jacob Edwards, also known as the ‘Hero of Cozumel’. Everyone knows the story of how his son fought and killed the most lethal pirate of modern-day history off Cozumel Mexico thirteen years ago. At the age of 70, Jim helped rescue his son, daughter-in-law, grandchild, and wife from a maximum-security prison in Central America. Retired SEAL Team commander and leader of the rescue, Tommy Williams has always had questions about Jim’s past. All he knows it that Jim was a sheriff deputy in Sheridan County Wyoming in the 1970s. But there is no record of it.

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The Write Decision

by Gena Webb

Release Date: September 7, 2019

The second book in The Misadventures of Miss Write series by Gena Webb… Author Carla Williams is almost happy when she is called in for jury duty, as it is a great chance for some in-the-field research. But then she finds out it is the high-profile trial of attempted murder of a San Antonio police officer. The defense and prosecution attorneys don’t have a problem with the fact her husband is a homicide detective, so why does she? Roger would never ask her to compromise her principles but will he support her when she sides with the defendant?

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The Guardians

by John Grisham

Release Date: October 15, 2019

A young lawyer named Keith Russo was shot dead in his office. There were no clues, no witnesses, and no one with a motive. But somehow the police came to suspect one of his clients, a young black man, Quincy Miller. He was sent to prison for life. He has spent twenty-two years maintaining his innocence while in prison but no one listens. In a desperate move, he reaches out to Guardian Ministries, a nonprofit run by Cullen Post, an Episcopal minister and lawyer.

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The 19th Christmas

by James Patterson

Release Date: October 7, 2019

The 19th book in the bestselling Women’s Murder Club by James Patterson… Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women’s Murder Club have a lot to celebrate this holiday season. Crime is down, the medical examiner’s office is quiet, and the courts are even showing some Christmas spirit. But then a criminal known as “loman” starts making headlines. It turns out he has some deadly surprises in store for Christmas morning.

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Interview with Ron Vincent, Author of Shake

What can you tell us about your new release, Shake?

Shake is a thriller that involves a young couple finding their way through murder, assassins, and a quest to solve a riddle.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

Why become an author? It is a compulsion in part inspired by the storytelling tradition in my family.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly
The Stand by Stephen King
A Place To Stand by Jimmy Baca
The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien
Woven Stone by Simon Ortiz

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest?

Michael Connelly

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

Favorite thing about writing: the moment I finish the outline for a novel.

What is a typical day like for you?

A typical day starts with a seven-mile walk then four to six hours writing.

What scene in Shake was your favorite to write?

The favorite scene is a tie between Tio Ernesto’s arrest at the Huntington Museum and the moment of discovery by Antonio and Marie in Tio Ernesto’s home in East LA.

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?

My motto as a writer is “ Tell the emotional truth.”

Ron Vincent is the author of the new book Shake.

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Interview with Dan E. Hendrickson, Author of The Legend of Deputy Jim

What can you tell us about your new release, The Legend of Deputy Jim?

The Legend of Deputy Jim grew out of my first three books “The Last Enemy Series”. Technically it is a prequel to those books but does stand on its own as a unique story in and of itself. Jim Edwards in the Last Enemy series is the father of Commander Jacob Edwards “the Hero of Cozumel”, and the grandfather of Danielle Edwards. He was very involved in fighting against a notoriously evil antagonist named Boris who wanted the Edwards Family killed so that he could take over Jim’s Business and use it in his criminal underground. The Edwards family do eventually come out on top and survive the crime lords attempts. But there is also something about Jim Edwards past that hints this is not the first time Jim has had a tough fight with some vicious criminals. Back in the early 1970’s Jim Edwards was a sheriff’s deputy in Sheridan Wyoming, and back then he had a run in with a notorious outlaw biker gang called ‘The Wild Wolves’. What happened back then was so violent that Sheriff Manning and his top Lieutenant Al Freeburger completely destroyed all records of Jim’s last year in the department. Jim and his wife never talk about what happened back then even to their son Jacob Edwards. The Legend of Deputy Jim is was a lot of the old timer Law enforcement people call what happened back then and the book tells the story.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

That’s easy it was my late father, Carl Edward Hendrickson. He was, among other things an, English professor. He loved writing poetry, plays, and short stories. He was also the most prolific reader I have ever known. I knew him to read three to five books a week. My brother and I used to kid him about having a different book in every room in the house that he would read simultaneously.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum

Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter

Midshipmans Hope by David Feintuch

Lord Fouls Bane, The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen R. Donaldson

The Hornblower Saga by C.S. Forester

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

Stephen Hunter. I would ask him how he came up with the character of Bob Lee Swagger.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

Writing the first draft of a book. It’s when I get to enjoy my story. It’s all work after that.

What is a typical day like for you?

I get up around 5:30 am, get my dog Lightning up and we go for a walk. I get to work at about 7 am and I open the place up because I own the business. It is a Auto Body and Detail Shop. Once everything is set and my detail shop and body shop managers are there and starting the day I sneak off and start working on my writing. I can usually get a couple hours in in the morning before business starts pulling me away. Then the rest of the work day is pretty much taking care of my customers cars. I get home between 3 and 4 pm, exercise, eat, and maybe work a little more on my writing or do other activities.

What scene in The Legend of Deputy Jim was your favorite to write?

There are three sections in the book where I show the modern day telling of the Story in a famous bar in Sheridan Wyoming. They are pretty short compared to the rest of the book but I enjoyed writing them because they helped me tie the book to my first three books in The Last Enemy Series but still allowed me to make the Legend of Deputy Jim a stand-alone story.

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?

The fun is in the journey! Writing books is why I write books!

Dan E. Hendrickson is the author of the new book The Legend of Deputy Jim.

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New Mystery and Thriller Books to Read | October 8

Hold on to the edge of your seat as we hunt for clues and solve the case with these exciting new mystery and thriller books for the week! There are so many bestselling authors with new novels for you to dive into this week including Willow Rose, Dan E. Hendrickson, Ron Vincent, James Patterson, M.L. Bullock, and many more. Enjoy your new mystery, thriller, and suspense novels. Happy reading!



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The Story Behind Say You Love Me by Willow Rose

By Willow Rose

While being evacuated from Hurricane Dorian, I was writing this book. So, of course, I had to put a hurricane in the book.
It was odd writing about a hurricane while waiting for it to approach our home, not knowing what our house would look like after the storm.
When we left, it looked like it would be a direct hit on Cocoa Beach, and that scared me, to be honest.
So I evacuated to a beautiful cabin in the Smokey Mountains in North Carolina.
Here in these stunning surroundings, I was writing about Eva Rae Thomas searching for a vicious killer on Amelia Island.
She was also trying to mend the broken pieces between her and her father. All this while a cat 5 hurricane was approaching.

Luckily, we got off easy in real life, and nothing happened to our home or even our town. Others weren’t so lucky, especially not people in the Bahamas, as you probably know. It was truly devastating to see the pictures coming out of there in the days that followed.

As usual, a lot of the elements in this book comes from real life – not just the hurricane.

There’s a webpage, for instance, where people who fantasize about doing a mass shooting meet.
I found the articles written about the El Paso shooter how he posted his manifest on this webpage. Here people who dreamt about doing mass shootings could talk to one another and cheer on each other.

The webpage was initially created for people to be able to speak freely but later misused. It’s closed down now, but they fear it’ll just pop up somewhere else. It’s a frightening thought that people like that can meet online and help each other along to do these awful things, and counting kill-scores. It scares me like crazy.
You can read more about it in this article if you want to know more:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/inside-the-toxic-online-world-where-mass-shooters-thrive-11567608631

Willow Rose is the author of the new book Say You Love Me.

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Interview with Jeffrey Mechling, Author of The Adults in the Room

What can you tell us about your new release, The Adults in the Room?

Tim Hall is a former CIA case officer whose career has been cut short due to a traffic accident. An accident that also took the life of his wife Pam. He has been diagnosed with retrograde amnesia which is a condition where the patient is unable to remember a period of time before the accident occurred. This condition really does exist and is often related to traumatic accidents. Tim relocates to the City of Baltimore in order to be close to where he is being treated for his amnesia. Now retired, Tim spends much of his time hanging out at his favorite bar The Blue Goose where he is attracted to the owner and bartender, Mary Ann Layback. Desperate to recover his memory, he agrees to travel to the Dominican Republic to participate in a stem cell trial. Suddenly, people who know about Tim’s past begin to surface but why? That really all I can tell you without giving too much away.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

Several friends over the years have suggested that I begin writing but it was my younger sister who finally convinced me.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

A hard question to answer but these five have been on my mind lately

· The Catcher in the Rye-The first time I read the F word in any book. I was amazed.

· The Lord of Flies-Yes, left to their own devices, kid really will do things like this (I attended boarding school)

· Great Expectations-My first love story that I loved and yes, Dickens should have kept the original ending

· The Risk Pool or anything else by Richard Russo.-Yes, deadbeat dads have feelings too!

· In the Midst of Winter by Isabell Allende-I am simply amazed how Allende navigates the two separate worlds of Brooklyn and Guatemala . She is a true genius.

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

Another hard question since most of the authors I love are gone. I guess I would like to interview John Grisham and ask how he writes basically the same book however he might not like that question. There are a lot of other authors who seem to do that.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

Exploring my own mind.

What is a typical day like for you?

Well it depends because I do several different things but I as I go about my day, I am constantly planning or thinking what to write. That is the fun part.

What scene in The Adults in the Room was your favorite to write?

The climax at the end of the book. It took me over two weeks to think it out and my heart rate increased as I wrote. It was truly a unique experience.

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?

Yes. Write from your heart.

Jeffrey Mechling is the author of the new book The Adults in the Room.

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New Mystery and Thriller Books to Read | October 1

Hold on to the edge of your seat as we hunt for clues and solve the case with these exciting new mystery and thriller books for the week! There are so many bestselling authors with new novels for you to dive into this week including J K Gunne, JD Cary, Jeffrey Mechling, John Sandford, and many more. Enjoy your new mystery, thriller, and suspense novels. Happy reading!



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New Mystery and Thriller Books to Read | October 1

Hold on to the edge of your seat as we hunt for clues and solve the case with these exciting new mystery and thriller books for the week! There are so many bestselling authors with new novels for you to dive into this week including J K Gunne, JD Cary, Jeffrey Mechling, John Sandford, and many more. Enjoy your new mystery, thriller, and suspense novels. Happy reading!



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Interview with JD Cary, Author of Testarossa

What can you tell us about your new release, Testarossa?

It’s a crime novel, a police procedural and a character study. That’s the best way I can describe it. I’ve been a fan of this genre all my life, but for me, something was always missing in the books I read and enjoyed. They seemed to be mostly focused on the crime—as it should be. But it wasn’t enough for me. I wanted to know these people inside and out. I wanted to write about people, not just cops. They cry, they laugh, they love, they hurt. They’re violent, altruistic, reactionary, paranoid and generous. They are worthy of love, and capable of loving deeply. Those were the people I wanted visiting my stories.

Testarossa, in its original draft, was not about steroids. That came later. Back in 2010, the subject of steroid use among athletes was neither new nor particularly interesting. But in 2005, my then-ten-year-old-son wrote a screenplay about steroid use in professional sports, at a time when Mark McGwire, first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals, was mired in scandal over his own steroid use. McGwire was a hero to my son, and I saw how profoundly the athlete’s actions affected him. I watched him rip McGwire’s posters off his bedroom wall and throw his McGwire Christmas ornament in the trash after the player retired, amid accusations he refused to address. It was a hard lesson, one my son never forgot as he navigated his own highs and lows as a college baseball player. BD was, and still is, my inspiration.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

That’s hard to say. I started writing fan fiction late in life. I’d never written a thing, ever. Testarossa morphed out of some fan fiction I was writing, truthfully. I woke up one day and I had a novel on my hands. I always admired Joseph Wambaugh. He is probably my favorite writer in this genre. He writes about real people. That’s what I wanted to do.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

Only 5? Well, that’s not fair.
Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – Jonathan Safran Foer
The Onion Field – Joseph Wambaugh
Nightingale – Kristin Hannah
The Stand – Stephen King

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

Joe Wambaugh. The first thing I’d ask is, ‘Would you work for the LAPD today?’ and then go from there, because you know he’ll have an opinion or three.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

The thrill I get when the story starts revealing itself to me (I’m NOT a plotter). I also love it when I learn something new about my characters. When they can make me tear up, or scare me, or force me to consider killing them off, I know I have something special.

What is a typical day like for you?

I usually start my day with some social media/promo things—not my favorite thing to do. Then I dig in to my WIP. Sometimes, if I’m stuck, I’ll go play around in another WIP. Sometimes that helps me get back on track. I write from 8 am to 5 pm, give or take. I treat it like a job.

What scene in Testarossa was your favorite to write?

I have two: The scene with the marine in the mini mart, and the scene when one of John’s partners is shot. Both scenes held a lot of emotion for me and I got to channel that pain into John.

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?

‘Your story is boring; it’s the writing that makes you great’. That’s a quote from Jack Grapes, an amazing mentor and writing teacher. I am the writer I am because of him.

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Our Audiobook Playlist For September | 2019

Our Audiobook Playlist For September | 2019

We wanted to share with you some of our favorite audiobooks we’ve been listening to in September. Our playlist includes a little something for everyone, from mystery, literary fiction, fantasy, romance, and biography/memoir. Grab your headphones and happy listening!


You Have to Believe Me

by Sunday Tomassetti

Release Date: September 20, 2019

Every day after work, Dove Damiani drives past her ex-house, where her ex-husband lives with her ex-yoga instructor. Her ex-life that used to be perfect. From the outside, Dove seems to be bitter and resentful. So when her former husband is found dead in the birch grove outside of Dove’s apartment, no time is wasted in making her a person of interest.

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Anyone But Rich

by Penelope Bloom

Release Date: September 3, 2019

The first book in the new Anyone But… series by Penelope Bloom… My best friend and I made a promise to each other seven years ago. No matter what, we wouldn’t date one of the King Brothers. But guess who just flew back into our lives on a private jet? And guess who showed up to my job on my first day? Richard King. It didn’t take me long to realize he hadn’t changed.

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Permanent Record

by Edward Snowden

Release Date: September 17, 2019

For the first time, listen to the life of Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US Government for mass surveillance. Learn how he helped to build this surveillance system and the reasons why he was compelled to expose the truth.

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Immortals

by Joshua Smith

Release Date: September 17, 2019

The first book in the new Essencers of Aelathis series by Joshua Smith… Stories have been told for thousands of years about a terrible sorceress who’s given all her power to end the ancient world. But the stories were just that. There are signs of Sorceress Jocina’s power returning. And she wants to finish the job.

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A Better Man

by Louise Penny

Release Date: August 27, 2019

A new Chief Inspector Gamache novel from New York Times Bestselling Author Louise Penny… It is Gamache’s first day back as the head of the homicide department and floodwaters are rising across the province. Amidst the turmoil, a father approaches Gamache asking for help to find his daughter. As more crisis’ emerge, he is tempted to call off the search for Vivienne Godin, but with a daughter of his own, he develops an empathy for this distraught father.

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Instant Gratification

by Lauren Blakely

Release Date: August 27, 2019

I am the premier best-man-for hire in Manhattan. I promise discretion, so when I need a plus one for a couple of “I dos,” I turn to my best friend’s sister. She’s also my good friend and I lust after her completely… I mean Trust her completely. We’ve only fallen off the wagon once, I’m sure we can make it through these weddings.

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