J. C. Harrow Books by Collins & Clemens

You Can't Stop Me

This book kept me riveted from page 1 to the end. I could not put it down. Quite simply, it's one of the best thrillers I've read in a long time, and that's in large part to the character J. C. Harrow, hero and victim.

Every civilized person identifies with the fear--the nightmare--that a madman could take away everyone you love. Your entire family--gone in minutes because of a sick killer.

We identify with that fear, and we identify with the man left behind when all his loved ones are gone. Harrow is every man, just the sort of guy who might live next door to you. He's a cop with cop instincts, and, on the day of a professional best for a cop, he loses everything important to him.

His emotions and actions seem organic as we read about him. Never once do the authors descend to purple prose to convince us of his heartbreak. Indeed, everything about Harrow rings true, and that's the strength of this thriller. You root for him to find the killer. You become emotionally invested in him and his team of experts. Even as I was reading along and mentally fitting the clues together, I was surprised at the ending. I just didn't see it coming.

As I was approaching the end of the book, I didn't want it to end. I kept hoping that this was the beginning of a series. As soon as I read the last word, I turned on my wireless and connected to the Kindle Shop. To my relief, I found a second J. C. Harrow book, and it's now residing on my Kindle. I can hardly wait to dive into it.

Do you like thrillers that are taut, suspenseful, action-packed, and peopled with great characters? If you answer in the affirmative to these questions, then you must get this book!

No One Will Hear You

I debated long and hard before posting 5 stars on this. You see, I do not post a review unless I can give it 4 or 5 stars. This is my policy as stated on the FAQ page. Why? Because, as an author, I know the emotional and financial toll taken by a bad review so I won't add to that.

In the end, I gave it 5 because of the great writing, great characters, and great plot that create a seamless mystery thriller. There's only 1 thing that, for me, detracted and made me dither over the star rating, and I won't go into the reason here because it would be a story spoiler.

Even though I immediately recognized the identity of the villain from a mile away, I decided that didn't sufficiently detract from the overall great writing.

Suspenseful and gripping, NO ONE WILL HEAR YOU is a thriller with a great cast of characters that I hope to see again soon. So come on, Collins and Clemens, get another Crime Seen book out. Fast!

Takeaway Truth

A good book is the least expensive form of entertainment. For a few dollars, you can be whisked away to another world.

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