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Mystery and desperation collide in Entangled, a compilation of novellas that twist, turn, and terrify, penned by four popular suspense authors: Traci Hunter Abramson, Clair M. Poulson, Gregg Luke, and Stephanie Black. A woman on the run from a man who is always one step ahead. A mother who will stop at nothing to find her missing daughter. A wife determined to discover the Mystery and desperation collide in Entangled, a compilation of novellas that twist, turn, and terrify, penned by four popular suspense authors: Traci Hunter Abramson, Clair M. Poulson, Gregg Luke, and Stephanie Black. A woman on the run from a man who is always one step ahead. A mother who will stop at nothing to find her missing daughter. A wife determined to discover the source of the illness attacking her husband. A newlywed caught in a web of murder, unsure of whom to trust. Featuring a chilling cast of villains, these stories tell the tale of strong heroines forced to make perilous snap decisions in their quest to outwit evil. With an abundance of intrigue and danger, each masterful mystery is sure to leave you breathless


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Mystery and desperation collide in Entangled, a compilation of novellas that twist, turn, and terrify, penned by four popular suspense authors: Traci Hunter Abramson, Clair M. Poulson, Gregg Luke, and Stephanie Black. A woman on the run from a man who is always one step ahead. A mother who will stop at nothing to find her missing daughter. A wife determined to discover the Mystery and desperation collide in Entangled, a compilation of novellas that twist, turn, and terrify, penned by four popular suspense authors: Traci Hunter Abramson, Clair M. Poulson, Gregg Luke, and Stephanie Black. A woman on the run from a man who is always one step ahead. A mother who will stop at nothing to find her missing daughter. A wife determined to discover the source of the illness attacking her husband. A newlywed caught in a web of murder, unsure of whom to trust. Featuring a chilling cast of villains, these stories tell the tale of strong heroines forced to make perilous snap decisions in their quest to outwit evil. With an abundance of intrigue and danger, each masterful mystery is sure to leave you breathless

30 review for Entangled

  1. 5 out of 5

    Julie Carpenter

    Oh my!!!! If you need some suspenseful novellas to read, these ones were fabulous. I couldn't stop reading/listening! My daughters were pretty enthralled with them as well. Wowsers! They all have their own twists and turns but I really enjoyed that all four were clean and I could continue listening when my daughters were in proximity. They even told me to not turn it off when I was listening. They told me they wanted to hear it all. Unfortunately, they only heard bits and pieces of it as they Oh my!!!! If you need some suspenseful novellas to read, these ones were fabulous. I couldn't stop reading/listening! My daughters were pretty enthralled with them as well. Wowsers! They all have their own twists and turns but I really enjoyed that all four were clean and I could continue listening when my daughters were in proximity. They even told me to not turn it off when I was listening. They told me they wanted to hear it all. Unfortunately, they only heard bits and pieces of it as they were at school or being dropped off at different activities. And I was doing a combination of reading/listening with this collection. It was just so good that I wanted the stories to continue even though I was not able to sit and read. I have been reading Claire Poulson's books since I was a young teenager. He's a great author of mystery and suspense. Keeps me on the edge of my seat and his novella in this collection was no exception to that. I've read several of Traci Hunter Abramson and Stephanie Black's books before but Gregg Luke is a new to me author. One I'm looking forward to continuing reading his books. These four authors know this genre well and it shows throughout this whole collection! Grab it and be on the edge of your seat the whole time you're reading. Or if you're like me reading and listening! Hahahaha *shrugs* I couldn't help it. I really don't need more suspense in my life (just kidding, I have plenty of drama in my household of many children) but this book just kept pulling me in. Content: Clean. It's mystery/suspense so there are definitely many moments of peril. Kidnapping, attacks, gun fights (show down at the O K corral), and much more. But it was all written tastefully and not overly graphic. I received a copy from the publisher, Covenant Communications, via NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions in the review are my own. Happy Reading!!!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie

    I'm so excited to be part of this compilation with Traci Hunter Abramson, Clair M. Poulson, and Gregg Luke!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Mara

    A book of four novellas by talented mystery/suspense/thriller writers is a book I couldn't pass up. I was already a fan of three of the authors (Abramson, Poulson, and Black) and now I'm a Gregg Luke fan. BRIDGE OF TRUST by Traci Hunter Abramson--a mother trying to get her son back from the boy's criminal father, her ex-husband. While Summer heals from injuries sustained while trying to keep her older son from being kidnapped, FBI agent Ethan Flanagan tracks down leads on the missing boy. As usual A book of four novellas by talented mystery/suspense/thriller writers is a book I couldn't pass up. I was already a fan of three of the authors (Abramson, Poulson, and Black) and now I'm a Gregg Luke fan. BRIDGE OF TRUST by Traci Hunter Abramson--a mother trying to get her son back from the boy's criminal father, her ex-husband. While Summer heals from injuries sustained while trying to keep her older son from being kidnapped, FBI agent Ethan Flanagan tracks down leads on the missing boy. As usual Traci Abramson kept me awake reading so I could see how this exciting story ends. CORRUPTED by Clair Poulson--a mother's daughter is missing and she has to convince the police that the girl's been kidnapped, not runaway from home. Police Lieutenant Jay Tanstall is asked to investigate some of his fellow officers and discovers some might not be on the straight and narrow. This story was interested because the readers know the truth of what's happening but not who's behind it until almost the end. INSIDIOUS by Gregg Luke--Andrew is a pole vaulter headed to the Olympics until his body suddenly betrays him and he ends up in the hospital clinging to life. Nothing the doctors do really helps and they can't figure out the cause. This story was scary especially when you find out what the diagnosis is and the cause. I loved that Andrew's wife, Taryn is a pharmacist and didn't let the main doctor treating her husband talk down to her. She knew her stuff and stood up to him. SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL FOR SOMETHING EVIL by Stephanie Black--Kate and Colby are newlywed's and live in a small town. Kate is an artist and takes a part-time job at The Treasure Chest, a store in town. I kept wondering when Kate was going to figure out that things weren't adding up. I thought I knew who the bad guy was but not the motive. It was really twisted. Another great suspense/thriller from Stephanie Black. I really liked all of these stories. They grabbed me in and wouldn't let go until I had finished them. I like novels over novellas but with a novella you can read it in an afternoon when you got some spare time or the kids are napping. I also loved the cover and how ingenious it is with the authors names going down while the title goes across. Thank you Covenant Communications via NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book. All thoughts and opinions in this review are my own.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Melanie

    I love suspense and was excited to hear that four of my favorite authors were collaborating on this book! I am glad that it didn't disappoint. I love full-length novels since I get a better feel for the characters, but I also love novellas because the stories move along quickly so they really hold my attention. I also love that I can read a story in one sitting, and have another one to look forward to the next time I sit down. I wanted to keep reading these, but also wanted the book to last. I I love suspense and was excited to hear that four of my favorite authors were collaborating on this book! I am glad that it didn't disappoint. I love full-length novels since I get a better feel for the characters, but I also love novellas because the stories move along quickly so they really hold my attention. I also love that I can read a story in one sitting, and have another one to look forward to the next time I sit down. I wanted to keep reading these, but also wanted the book to last. I enjoyed how different each of these stories were. Even though they were novellas, I was invested in the characters and enjoyed getting to know them. There were twists and turns and surprises as well. This is a book I will definitely read again. Whether or not you are familiar with these authors, if you enjoy suspense, this is a book you will definitely want to read! I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not affect my review in any way.

  5. 4 out of 5

    A.L. Sowards

    I’ll be upfront—I prefer novels to novellas. Novels give you more time with the characters and allow for bigger, more complicated plots. But since I’ve read previous books by these authors and enjoyed them, I was happy to get my hands on an ARC (thanks Covenant and Netgalley). The stories were enjoyable. There might be a few drawbacks to novellas, but there are also some perks. It’s nice to let yourself get lost in a story and know it will only take you an hour or so to finish it, so it’s not I’ll be upfront—I prefer novels to novellas. Novels give you more time with the characters and allow for bigger, more complicated plots. But since I’ve read previous books by these authors and enjoyed them, I was happy to get my hands on an ARC (thanks Covenant and Netgalley). The stories were enjoyable. There might be a few drawbacks to novellas, but there are also some perks. It’s nice to let yourself get lost in a story and know it will only take you an hour or so to finish it, so it’s not going to take over your entire day. And these were all page-turners. They had solid plots that kept me wanting to find out what would happen next. Readers who enjoy shorter suspense stories will be satisfied with this collection.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Lisa (Bookworm Lisa)

    The first thing that I noticed from this collection of novellas is the creativity in the cover. The author's names running down the title all spaced with one letter in between. That is so creative and impressive. The geeky OCD side of me loved it. <3 This book is a collection of four suspense novellas. All are written by author's that I have previously read and enjoyed. It was easy for me to get into this book. Not all of them have a "happily-ever-after". I was OK with that though. The story The first thing that I noticed from this collection of novellas is the creativity in the cover. The author's names running down the title all spaced with one letter in between. That is so creative and impressive. The geeky OCD side of me loved it. <3 This book is a collection of four suspense novellas. All are written by author's that I have previously read and enjoyed. It was easy for me to get into this book. Not all of them have a "happily-ever-after". I was OK with that though. The story was interesting and life doesn't always turn out the way that we hope it will. I was swept away by the first story. A young mother's son was kidnapped by her ex-husband's criminal network. With the help of FBI agent Ethan Flanagan, they work to bring her son home and stop her husband from bothering her again. This was my favorite story of the four. The second book deals with police corruption and girls being kidnapped and sold. As a mother, it is terrifying and I was right there with the families hoping to get their daughter's back before it is too late. Gregg Luke's knowledge of disease is terrifying. I am saying this in a good way. I love to read his books because they are interesting and full of information. He knows how to teach and entertain at the same time. The last book was also a favorite of mine. Kate is gullible. She has information that is at odds with each other and has to try to figure out who to trust before it is too late. She has to piece information together to come to a terrifying truth. I would say that all of the stories are well done. This book is 372 pages long and it only took me a couple of days to read it. It is a clean book with a lot of suspense and a tiny bit of romance. There is also non-graphic violence. Source: I received a complimentary ARC. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    "Makes me sick . . . . Using something beautiful for something evil." Four unique novellas comprise this collection; their plot lines ranging from kidnappings to serial killers, each story charging ahead with stand alone force, entangling its characters in circumstances beyond their control. For example, in "Something Beautiful for Something Evil" by Stephanie Black a young newlywed accidentally discovers that her husband is not exactly who he has presented himself to be. Taking his explanation "Makes me sick . . . . Using something beautiful for something evil." Four unique novellas comprise this collection; their plot lines ranging from kidnappings to serial killers, each story charging ahead with stand alone force, entangling its characters in circumstances beyond their control. For example, in "Something Beautiful for Something Evil" by Stephanie Black a young newlywed accidentally discovers that her husband is not exactly who he has presented himself to be. Taking his explanation at face value, Kate Durham begins her new job at a local gift emporium, cautiously looking for anything out of the ordinary, as directed by her husband. When a local college coed is brutally murdered with an implement purchased from The Treasure Chest, Kate is unknowingly thrust between the hunted and the hunter. Several of these stories seemed a bit unfinished, even rushed a bit, which can be characteristic of shorter stories. Nevertheless, it's a nice collection for readers who enjoy suspense. I received a copy of this book from the publisher. The opinions stated above are entirely my own.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Mindy

    WOW! I loved this book. Each story is full of danger, heart-pounding suspense, evil bad buys, and strong, capable good guys! I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. I really liked the novella length for each story. This efficiently moved the plot along quickly. I never felt lacking in details or character depth. These are talented authors that really know how to pull in the reader, no matter the length of story. If you asked my favorite, that would be really hard. All were wonderful. Each unique WOW! I loved this book. Each story is full of danger, heart-pounding suspense, evil bad buys, and strong, capable good guys! I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. I really liked the novella length for each story. This efficiently moved the plot along quickly. I never felt lacking in details or character depth. These are talented authors that really know how to pull in the reader, no matter the length of story. If you asked my favorite, that would be really hard. All were wonderful. Each unique and genuinely great stories. Each moved fast, which I liked.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Cathy

    I’m always on the lookout for a new suspense novel to read. This one is amazing because it has novellas by 4 of my very favorite suspense authors. I’m excited to get to tell you about it. I’ll talk a bit about each of the novellas. First up is Bridge of Trust by Traci Hunter Abramson. Ethan in this one happens upon a grisly scene as an FBI agent trying to find his mark. There’s a young mother with her baby and a dead body across the room. This novella moves fast! I loved the way the reader could I’m always on the lookout for a new suspense novel to read. This one is amazing because it has novellas by 4 of my very favorite suspense authors. I’m excited to get to tell you about it. I’ll talk a bit about each of the novellas. First up is Bridge of Trust by Traci Hunter Abramson. Ethan in this one happens upon a grisly scene as an FBI agent trying to find his mark. There’s a young mother with her baby and a dead body across the room. This novella moves fast! I loved the way the reader could never tell what was coming next. Neither could the characters and that made it all the more great. I loved this one! Next is Corrupted by Clair M Poulson. This one features Jay as a local policeman. He’s a good policeman, asked to help look into others in their department. Things get a little crazy when girls start being kidnapped. It’s up to Jay to find them. I loved this one too! I loved the way the author shows several different perspectives as things happen. The reader is able to know what’s happened, but not why. I loved the way this kept the bad guy veiled from the reader, as well as from the characters. That kept me from guessing just who the bad guy was. Then there’s Gregg Luke’s Insidious. This one scared me the most out of all of them. Gregg Luke writes books about illnesses that are real. And that to me is probably the most scary thing, knowing that what he describes could really happen to someone that I know and love. Insidious features Andrew and his wife Taryn. I loved the way the reader is able to see things about Andrew through both of their eyes. The mystery in this one kept me guessing. Just what was wrong with Andrew and why? I loved the way Taryn worked tirelessly to figure it out. And she didn’t get discouraged when the doctor tried to brush her off. Last up is Stephanie Black’s Something Beautiful for Something Evil. I loved Kate in this one. She’s newly married to Colby and they’ve just moved to the Boston area, where Kate has a new job at The Treasure Chest, a local shop. This is one of those books where I wanted to shout at the main character to watch out. I had guessed from the beginning who the bad guy was. I just didn’t know how things were going to play out. It’s always kind of fun when you’re right about things like that. I kind of enjoy being safe at home and reading a book where you know there’s danger around every corner. This is one book I didn’t want to put down. Make sure to grab your own copy!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Susan K

    Suspense; Contemporary; Clean Clean suspense novella collection. These were varied, unique and fun to read. Different cases in each one, one is a medical thriller, one a mob boss, one human trafficking, etc. Each author takes a different take on the title and it was a perfect suspense read for me. Strong settings, characters and crimes varied with each one. Sometimes it is law enforcement, sometimes ordinary citizens solving the crimes. Perfect suspense read if you enjoy that genre. I have read Suspense; Contemporary; Clean Clean suspense novella collection. These were varied, unique and fun to read. Different cases in each one, one is a medical thriller, one a mob boss, one human trafficking, etc. Each author takes a different take on the title and it was a perfect suspense read for me. Strong settings, characters and crimes varied with each one. Sometimes it is law enforcement, sometimes ordinary citizens solving the crimes. Perfect suspense read if you enjoy that genre. I have read two of the authors prior, and was glad to be introduced to the other two. Strong characters and diverse settings, and plot lines made this even more fun to read. I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. This in no way influenced my opinions.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Tressa (Wishful Endings)

    ENTANGLED is a collection of four suspense novellas that stand completely on their own with no reference to the other stories in the collection. One story tells about an FBI agent and the woman and her children who he is trying to protect. Another tells of a kidnapping and the detective who investigates. The third is about a mysterious illness that attacks an Olympic hopeful pole vaulter. The last story tells of a newlywed woman who finds herself part of her husband's side job trying to unravel ENTANGLED is a collection of four suspense novellas that stand completely on their own with no reference to the other stories in the collection. One story tells about an FBI agent and the woman and her children who he is trying to protect. Another tells of a kidnapping and the detective who investigates. The third is about a mysterious illness that attacks an Olympic hopeful pole vaulter. The last story tells of a newlywed woman who finds herself part of her husband's side job trying to unravel a terrorist threat. Each story is unique, with a constant underlying feel of danger, and a climatic ending. Recommended to suspense fans! I enjoyed each of the stories in this collection. Abramson's, Luke's, and Black's stories were my favorites of the group. Poulson's story felt a little disjointed to me, mostly in regards to the dialogue (there were several phrases that just didn't sound like something someone would say) and some of the things that happened felt really unrealistic. Luke's story wasn't a suspense in the sense of the others... it's more just trying to figure out an illness, but it was very interesting. I'm sure there could have been more development in places, but they are all short stories. Overall, they were all well-written and I liked all the characters. In the end, was it what I wished for? These four novellas were entertaining, suspenseful, and held my interest. I would definitely recommend to suspense fans. Content: Some violence due to the genre, but clean. Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not require a positive review nor affect it in any way.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    I was so excited when I heard that some of my favorite authors were in a suspense novella collection called Entangled. Stephanie Black, Gregg Luke, Traci Abramson, and Clair Poulson all have new stories in this collection that you won't want to miss! I have to say that they were all edge-of-your-seat stories. As you all know, I have had many creepy experiences while reading Stephanie Black stories (the late night rocking chair is the famous of all!), but this time I only had the toe-curling I was so excited when I heard that some of my favorite authors were in a suspense novella collection called Entangled. Stephanie Black, Gregg Luke, Traci Abramson, and Clair Poulson all have new stories in this collection that you won't want to miss! I have to say that they were all edge-of-your-seat stories. As you all know, I have had many creepy experiences while reading Stephanie Black stories (the late night rocking chair is the famous of all!), but this time I only had the toe-curling tension of who was going to live and who would die! I love the delicious creepiness of her stories and this one did not disappoint. Traci Abramson's story was a fast-paced thriller of a young woman whose child has been kidnapped by her criminal ex-husband and she'll work together with an FBI agent to get them back. I really enjoyed the hero in this one and his dedication to the case. Clair Poulson's story features a human trafficking element that is all too real in our current society, and Gregg Luke's story of a frantic search to find a cure for a rapidly progressing disease is heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. Each story had a different angle of suspense and will satisfy any reader who loves bite-sized bits of chills and thrills. These four stories will definitely keep you on your toes and turning pages as fast as possible!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Sheila

    What happens when you bring together four of today's best mystery suspense writers? You get a book of captivating novellas that you can't put down. I have read many books by these four authors and knew that I would be reading some terrific stories. Each one was different but equally thrilling. Even with them being shorter lengths than I'm used to reading by each of them, I was still totally taken in by the plots and intriguing characters in sometimes perilous situations. The plots range from What happens when you bring together four of today's best mystery suspense writers? You get a book of captivating novellas that you can't put down. I have read many books by these four authors and knew that I would be reading some terrific stories. Each one was different but equally thrilling. Even with them being shorter lengths than I'm used to reading by each of them, I was still totally taken in by the plots and intriguing characters in sometimes perilous situations. The plots range from kidnappings, murders, a medical mystery, and a new bride swept up in a web full of lies. I truly like having books with novellas to read when my life is super busy. I could come home each night and read one of them even though I was so tired. My first thought when I finished Entangled was I hoped that these four writers will pen another incredible book together. They know how to write thrilling stories that will bring readers back begging for more! Well done Traci Hunter Abramson, Clair M. Poulson, Gregg Luke, and Stephanie Black. Entangled will snare readers from the first to the last page.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Crystal (Books Are Sanity!!!)

    Reading Entangled was a fantastic and thrilling read. Each novella was different and unique but full of action and suspense that kept me reading. I loved that each story was long enough to be a full story but short enough to read when I didn't have a lot of time. Bridge of Trust by Abramson pulled me into the fast and furious world of the FBI and drug bosses. It is a must read. Corrupted by Poulson made me rethink everything I thought about safety and kept me on my toes about who would live and Reading Entangled was a fantastic and thrilling read. Each novella was different and unique but full of action and suspense that kept me reading. I loved that each story was long enough to be a full story but short enough to read when I didn't have a lot of time. Bridge of Trust by Abramson pulled me into the fast and furious world of the FBI and drug bosses. It is a must read. Corrupted by Poulson made me rethink everything I thought about safety and kept me on my toes about who would live and who would die. Insidious by Luke was one big mystery and since I don't want to spoil it, just go read it! Something Beautiful for Something Evil was a complete whodunnit, it kept me trying to sleuth until the end. If you love action/suspense, thrills and mystery, then you will love this collection of novellas, Entangled! I received a copy of this book for free, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Shauna

    Four of my favorite authors in one book- what a BRILLIANT IDEA! Each story is splendidly unique with one blended theme of suspense and intrigue. Be prepared to be captivated! I promise you will be turning pages as fast as you possible can to find out the Who, What, When, Where, and Why. I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED, IT!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Heidi

    One of the things I love about novellas is how quickly they can be read. They get to the heart of the plot quickly and they move rapidly all the way through. The problem that can happen with a collection like this though is that you may not like all the stories equally. I am pleased to say though that that didn't happen here, at least not for me. I enjoyed all four stories and they were all intriguing and very different. One story revolves around a woman who is trying to get her oldest son back One of the things I love about novellas is how quickly they can be read. They get to the heart of the plot quickly and they move rapidly all the way through. The problem that can happen with a collection like this though is that you may not like all the stories equally. I am pleased to say though that that didn't happen here, at least not for me. I enjoyed all four stories and they were all intriguing and very different. One story revolves around a woman who is trying to get her oldest son back from her drug dealing ex-husband, who also seems to want her dead. But with the help of a kind FBI agent, she hopes to see Henry again. The second story revolves around a woman whose daughter is kidnapped and her detective boyfriend must help her find the girl. The problem is that corrupt cops seem to be involved. The third story is a medical mystery with Taryn working with the doctors to try to figure out what is wrong with her husband. And the fourth story revolves around a woman, her shop, antagonistic neighbors, and a murder. Each story is well-written and pulled me in completely despite how short each story was. I will admit that one story broke my heart a bit, but life, even in stories doesn't always have a happy ending. I would recommend that you read these when you have some time because the book is hard to put down. A well-done collection of stories perfect for those who enjoy a good suspense.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Sydney

    Four fabulous authors came together to create this magnificent novella collection of exciting and intense romantic-suspense stories. Each author has a unique voice in their story, adding some depth to the collection. One story at a time independently comes to life from the pages. The cover for this story collection is one that will definitely capture the attention of readers and cause them to pick up the book to see what it’s all about. This is a splendid collection of spine tingling novellas Four fabulous authors came together to create this magnificent novella collection of exciting and intense romantic-suspense stories. Each author has a unique voice in their story, adding some depth to the collection. One story at a time independently comes to life from the pages. The cover for this story collection is one that will definitely capture the attention of readers and cause them to pick up the book to see what it’s all about. This is a splendid collection of spine tingling novellas that will leave readers on the edge of their seats and cause them to stay up late into the night reading. Genre: contemporary, suspense, romance, novella Publisher: Covenant Communications Publication date: September 1, 2019 Number of pages: 384 A review copy of this book was provided by Covenant Communications. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Christina

    This collection of four suspense novellas was quite unexpected. I loved the unique tales each author put into their story, and each was diverse enough to keep me guessing and on the edge of my seat. A couple of them really amped up the suspense and had me nervous to go to sleep in the dark afterwards. I was surprised to find myself so emotionally involved in some of these stories- each took different twists that kept me guessing til the end what would happen. I really liked the strong female This collection of four suspense novellas was quite unexpected. I loved the unique tales each author put into their story, and each was diverse enough to keep me guessing and on the edge of my seat. A couple of them really amped up the suspense and had me nervous to go to sleep in the dark afterwards. I was surprised to find myself so emotionally involved in some of these stories- each took different twists that kept me guessing til the end what would happen. I really liked the strong female characters in each story- there was at least one in each that really stood out to me with their bravery and/or confidence. Definitely a great collection that will keep you up far later than you ever planned, and I hope to see more like this in the future. *I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    Fun compilation, quick read, four great authors. My favorite two stories are the bookends: the stories by Abramson and Black. I read them out of order, saving Abramson for last. Each novella was complete with a beginning, middle, and end. The character arcs were small due, which is typical for a novella. The intrigue was excellent, which is what you expect from these authors. Overall, each story was satisfying. Thank you to Covenant Communication and Net Galley for a free copy of this book in Fun compilation, quick read, four great authors. My favorite two stories are the bookends: the stories by Abramson and Black. I read them out of order, saving Abramson for last. Each novella was complete with a beginning, middle, and end. The character arcs were small due, which is typical for a novella. The intrigue was excellent, which is what you expect from these authors. Overall, each story was satisfying. Thank you to Covenant Communication and Net Galley for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    I bought this book in order to read Traci Hunter Abramson's novella--she is one of my favorite authors and is my favorite Latter-day Saint fiction author. Her novella was great; she is always able to take an incredible situation and make it credible and fascinating, in part because of her past working for the CIA. Unfortunately, the rest of the novellas were not as good as Abramson's. The second, by Clair M. Poulson, was bad--badly written, badly plotted, predictable, and not credible. The story I bought this book in order to read Traci Hunter Abramson's novella--she is one of my favorite authors and is my favorite Latter-day Saint fiction author. Her novella was great; she is always able to take an incredible situation and make it credible and fascinating, in part because of her past working for the CIA. Unfortunately, the rest of the novellas were not as good as Abramson's. The second, by Clair M. Poulson, was bad--badly written, badly plotted, predictable, and not credible. The story involves a series of kidnappings of teenage girls in the Denver metro area, but the burden of solving the cases is on two overworked, sleep- and food-deprived police officers, one of whom has an emotional attachment to the case (and so would not be allowed to continue investigating it). Where's the cooperation with other area police departments who are dealing with similar cases and where, oh where, is the FBI, who would be all over this in real life? Can anyone be expected to do good work when he or she hasn't slept and hasn't eaten in a couple of days, no matter how exigent the circumstances are? Maybe they can't trust everyone in their department, so this is a reason to bring in officers from nearby departments or--hey--how about the FBI? The criminals seem both incredibly effective and incredibly stupid. This one didn't work for me. The third story, by Gregg Luke, is a medical mystery involving a woman whose husband is inexplicably going downhill fast. Because she is a pharmacist, she is able to make suggestions to her husband's doctor, which at first are not well-received (ah, ego and hierarchy in medical practice), but the doctor later realizes she knows what she's talking about, and that is satisfying. A pretty good story, all in all. The fourth story, by Stephanie Black, is well done but involves more disturbing portrayals of evil. There's a good twist at the end, but it is effectively foreshadowed. This one gets a good grade. So--this would be a book to check out from the library rather than buy. And you might want to skip the second novella.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Michela Elizabeth

    It's like a wonderful mix of everything I wanted and more. I love a good short story because of the suspense and action involved with being sucked into a story like the ones found in this book. I admit I hadn't heard of these authors in the part but I've certainly looked them in after reading these. It's a great way to get different writers and different perspectives on how suspense and story come together. A great read!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    All 4 were well written suspense stories. I usually don't care for short stories, but this book is an exception to that. I think I enjoyed Black's story the best. Luke's was good, but I didn't like the inevitable ending. Poulson's felt like a downer too much of the time. Abramson's was really good too.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Julie

    I really liked the first and last stories. The authors did a wonderful job telling a great story in just a few pages. I have really enjoyed other books by Ms Abramson. This is the first time I've read a story by Ms Black and I'm looking forward to reading more.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Erin

    Liked all the stories

  25. 5 out of 5

    Katie

    Great conglomeration of short suspenseful mystery stories.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Amber

    Bridge of Trust - 4 stars (always enjoyed her works, though the part about the Lobo family was kind of confusing) Corrupted - 1 star (his writing style really bugged me and, as a parent, I hated the reason for the kidnapping) Insidious - 3 stars (some parts were too technical for me) Something Beautiful for Something Evil - 4 stars (creepy without being scary)

  27. 4 out of 5

    Suze Price

    Great set of short stories!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    A fun book of short mysteries. Each one unique and entertaining.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Emily Flynn

    Bridge of Trust What happens when you have to save the wife of a crime boss? A lot of suspense, excitement, and even a chance of romance. This novella has everything, shoot outs, a mama bear, intrigue, and even a department leak in the FBI. When Ethan is charged with keeping a mob boss’s ex-wife safe after her son is kidnapped and retrieve her son, it becomes the case of his life. A mole forces him to work outside the usual channels and safe houses. Summer, the mob boss’s ex-wife just wants to be Bridge of Trust What happens when you have to save the wife of a crime boss? A lot of suspense, excitement, and even a chance of romance. This novella has everything, shoot outs, a mama bear, intrigue, and even a department leak in the FBI. When Ethan is charged with keeping a mob boss’s ex-wife safe after her son is kidnapped and retrieve her son, it becomes the case of his life. A mole forces him to work outside the usual channels and safe houses. Summer, the mob boss’s ex-wife just wants to be left a lone to raise her sons, but someone isn’t letting that happen. I was glue to this story with its mystery and intrigue. The characters were good and the story compelling. Once I started, I couldn’t put it down until the end. The twists to the end kept the suspense up with a beautiful payoff. Corrupted The thing you learn from police stories, the thin blue line doesn’t like internal affairs investigations, but when girls are being kidnapped and one of them is the internal affairs investigator’s girlfriend’s daughter, that is bound to happen. Corruption is evident early but it is difficult to find the source or how deep it goes. The stakes get higher as the investigation hits closer to home and bodies start to appear. Is it a trafficking situation and how is the police force involved. This suspenseful race against time was a page turner. It is well written and twisty until the end. Insidious Of the novellas in this book, this one hit me the hardest. I have lived the world of unknown illness and the feeling of not knowing is unparalleled. I was right there with the main character as she fought to figure out what was happening to her husband. Of the subjects of these stories, illness is probably the most insidious enemy as the title suggests. It is unpredictable and doesn’t discriminate. The hope offered at the end of the story brings the truth that life keeps moving. I cautiously move forward to other books by this author, given the subject matter, but it was well developed and the characters were relatable. Something Beautiful for Something Evil Wow. I have no other words at this moment. All I can say is I should have seen that coming. Kate thought she had it all, a good job, a good husband, and a good life in a new town. Little did she know it was the beginning of things she would never forget. She just thought she was helping her husband investigate her boss and supposed ties to anti-government groups. Little did she know she was stumbling into the path of a serial killer. Trying to decipher this was what made this story work. It was full of false trails and missed clues. Overall this collection of stories was everything that it promised. Each story and each author brought a different style and type of story, but they fit together beautifully. They were long enough to enjoy and short enough for a quick escape.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Brianne Field

    I love all of these authors and these novellas did not disappoint! Unfortunately, the four-star rating is due to the fact that Insidious by Gregg Luke, fell a little flat for me. Still a quick, fun and easy read.

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