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The Way of Wizardry (Dragon Warriors RPG eEal identity The picture of the missing girl holding the Barbie her Barbie is actually Jessica which means her father lied all these years A college student Amy Ong is missing and found butchered in a similar manner to Eleanor Lavelle Jessica s mother Could there be a connection and if so Jessica may be nextTHIN AIR is mystery than thrilled Lisa Gray hooked me in with the intriguing plot and different points of view I couldn t help to hope for a happynding for Jessica she certainly deserved it The secretive small town cast of characters led me had no shortage of plausible suspects Most veryone had something to hideTHIN AIR is the first in a two part series with Jessica Shaw I can t wait to read the seuel What I liked about THIN AIR Is That The Story Was Complete is that the story #was complete the nd no cliffhanger to make #complete the 50 Years of Documenta 1955-2005 end no cliffhanger to make buy the next book I do not like waiting a year to finish a story so props to Gray for trusting readers will carenough to buy book two I m mixed about this book For the most part it was OK sometimes interesting but I did find it Make Ink: A Foragers Guide to Natural Inkmaking easy to put down I figured out the killer the moment the character was introduced so it was important how the investigation went that made the story work For the most part the investigation was OK There was actually some footwork involved I liked the characters of Price and his partner MedinaI thought it wasxtremely weird and a little too contrived that all the major players are Clandestino: In Search of Manu Chao essentially sitting in the same chair 25 years after Jessica s mother was killed Plus Jessica was a little TSTL at thend which was disappointingThe contents of the Thin Air (Jessica Shaw, envelope from her dad was a nice touch overall anxcellent read initially the multiple plots are confusing as they are intended to be but Gray has a firm grasp and the pieces fall into place one criticism the characters involved in the A Fine Mouse Band ending could have been developedarlier in the story instead they come as a surprise which is good but also as who are they which is bad This was Gray s first novel I which is good but also as who are they which is bad This was Gray s first novel I inclined to read the next in this series She investigates missing persons now she is oneI really The Vanishing Hours enjoyed this fast paced un putdownable mysterythriller with annticing premise that delivered on the nose and then someThe main character Jessica Shaw is fun and feisty the kind of girl you want to have on your side and definitely go for a drink with I can t wait for the next in the series Private investigator Jessica Shaw lives out of her pickup truck Wanders around and picks up work where she can Mostly she tries to solve missing persons cases people who vanished into Thin Air get it Then she gets an anonymous Horse Sense email about a missing person a 3 year old child that looksxactly like her from an old photo because it is her That starts her search to find out who she is who her parents were all tied together with a murder t Thin Air is an xcellent thriller It kept me guessing all through. Jessica soon realizes that Pryce is hiding something about her father's checkered history and her mother's deathTo solve her mother's murder and her own disappearance Jessica must dig into the past and find the secrets buried there But the air gets thinner as she crawls closer to the truth and it's getting harder and harder to breathe. Thin Air Jessica Shaw By Lisa Gray 1 If I could give #It 0 Stars I #0 stars I I try my best not to write many bad reviews However if I am going to write a review it is going to be honest This is my first read by this author and may just be the lastThis is the first book in a new Jessica this author and may just be the lastThis is the first book in a new Jessica series by Lisa Gray I figured out the killer arly on and there was just too much a new Jessica series by Lisa Gray I figured out the killer arly on and there was just too much description At times she would write 2 pages describing a room This was done over and over Thin Air is told from several points of view and alternating timelines And was very confusing The past the 90s when Jessica was first abducted and in the present as Jessica works to solve the mystery of her past all while Detective Pryce works a mystery in the present Thin Air is Advertised as a thrillerhowever there is nothing thrilling about it In fact It s a very very boreing read It didn t keep me hooked at all I kelpt putting the book down not really wanting to pick it back up The main character was very unlikeable and uninteresting And done some really stupid thingsSuch as drinking a uart of scotch in a short time topped it off with a glass of wine laced with sleeping pills Pretty much through the whole book All she did was drink and smoke All of the Characters were underdeveloped and not believable It was very clear the author did little if any research on law nforcement language procedures Women of the Otherworld Series Collection (Women of the Otherworld, etc Another thing that bugged me was the author seems tonjoy describing many minor character in a harsh negative way Examples bartender with acne scarred face and limp hair waitress old her red hair is from a bottle her breasts aren t natural her fingernails fake her tight fitting uniform reminds me of a porn star oh and her name tag is crooked It s not just the people she describes this way She also describes places and objects like this Another Scooby-Doo! and the Farmyard Fright example was the bar stool with a rip in it from which the foam rubber cushionrupts like a popped pimple Ewww gross and unnecessary At times i wondered if an immature 5 th grader was writing Save yourself time and money and pass on this one This was an accomplished debut thriller set in California from an author who surprisingly turned out to be Scottish It seems to be the start about a series about Private Investigator Jessica Shaw and while I didn t particularly like her as a character I reminded myself that I have often taken a while to warm up to some of my now favourite heroines and that prickliness can be far interesting than niceness I will definitely be keen to follow her future adventuresJessica Shaw is a loner travelling the country following the sudden death of her beloved father going where the work takes her but when she is sent an anonymous Vee for Victory email about a child who disappeared 25 yearsarlier she is shocked to recognise herself When she arrives at the scene she discovers that her mother a beautiful bar girl with a difficult past wa. She investigates missing persons now she is onePrivate investigator Jessica Shaw is used to getting anonymous tips But after receiving a photo of a three year old kidnapped from Los Angeles twenty five years ago Jessica is stunned to recognize the little girl as herselfEager for answers Jessica heads to LA's dark underbelly When she .
S brutally murdered the same night she was taken and no one was Star Wars ever arrested for the crimeMeanwhile LAPD detective Jason Pryce is investigating the murder of a college student in a seedy motel but discovers that she too had secretsThis was well written with justnough descriptions to set a scene without being distracting a wide range of potential suspects and an intriguing mystery with the reveal of the perpetrator coming as a complete surprise to me Yes there is a reliance on coincidence which is a common feature of first time authors but it wasn t Border Peel (Marjorie, excessive Jessica is a talented and driven detective who drinks too much which is a bit of a clich but as her story is revealed my interest and sympathy both grew I liked Jason and hope that he will return in future books Violence mostly occurs off camera there is some swearing and a scene in a strip club but no sexMy thanks to NetGalley for the arc which allowed me to give an honest reviewThin Air is available now and is still on NetGalley at the time of writing I reallynjoyed this Mistress of Souls (Prophecy of the Sisters Novella easy read about a private investigator who veryarly in the story maybe ven in the summary reali Really happy to have chosen this as May s First ReadA novel twist on the private investigator formula What happens when a troubled and drifting PI who specialises mainly in finding missing people gets an anonymous message suggesting she looks into a disappearance from 25 years ago only mainly in finding missing people gets an anonymous message suggesting she looks into a disappearance from 25 years ago only realise the little girl who disappeared was her How does she handle the fact that her whole life may have been a lie a sham the people she grew up with weren t who she thought they were and she had a whole other life stolen away from her about which she has no knowledgeWell what happens is she determines to try to solve the mystery ven if what she finds is painful But there are other factors at play not least a gruesome murder of a beautiful young woman led by a detective she has seen before Coincidence or twistWhile I m not sure about the premise of a missing persons private detective basically working as an ambulance chaser looking for cases to work unsolicited seems a strange way to try to make a living it is fundamental in setting up the plot Where it goes from there is genuine intrigue which creates a page turner that keeps you grippedI thoroughly The Basement enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone who likes mysteries privateye stories or procedurals An lement of psychological thriller but that s definitely not its main artery Where Jessica Shaw goes from here I m not sure There is obviously a second book for her in the pipeline so we
see where the author take her nextRecommended 4 Stars Another Author I Will another author I will looking to add to my TBR lists Missing person PI Jessica Shaw is looking for her next gig when she realizes that she is her own client Alicia Lavelle abducted at age three the night her mother was murdered is Jessica s Earns that her biological mother was killed the night she was abducted Jessica's determined to solve a case the police have forgotten Meanwhile veteran LAPD detective Jason Pryce is in the midst of a gruesome investigation into a murdered college student moonlighting as a prostitute A chance ncounter leads to them crossing paths but.Ll See Where The Author