Books Read in January 2021!

Here it is already the end of another month. Where does the time go? I have been busy as usual reading some wonderful books for the month of January of 2021. Here are the 4 books I read and reviewed for January. I might have read even more if I didn’t have two WIPs again. I hope you enjoy reading these reviews.

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Her Final Breath is book 2 in a series of thrillers with homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite. Tracy takes on the investigation of a serial killer named ‘The Cowboy’. Will she be able to handle this case when she is still traumatized over her sister’s death and retrial of her case?

Things don’t seem to add up to Tracy as her Captain continues to undermine her authority in the case. There are twists and turns as the body count continues to rise. Will they find the killer before he continues his killing spree? Will Tracy become one of his victims?

I found this story to be engrossing and an enjoyable thriller. The author keeps the reader on the edge as he provides more information to ratchet up the suspense. He has created an intriguing and strong character in Tracy Crosswhite. I have already downloaded the other books in this series and look forward to reading them.

This is Book 3 in the Tracy Crosswhite Mystery Series. I am hooked on Robert Dugoni’s books! He has created a fascinating character in Tracy, strong, level-headed, determined and haunted by personal tragedy.

I couldn’t just read Book 1 or 2 but also 3 and downloaded 4, 5 and 6 in this series. These books are full of mystery, intrigue and twists and turns that keep the reader rapidly turning pages to discover the endings.

In the Clearing is a gripping mystery of two cases – one a cold case back in the 70s and a current one that Tracy is simultaneously working. She never gives up even in the face of danger to discover the truth and help justice prevail.

The author provides evidence in each case but goes one step further he takes the reader back in time to see the murder played out. He definitely does his research in each case to make them authentic and believable.

I loved this book and the other three in the series. I look forward to reading the other three books and visiting with Tracy Crosswhite once again.

Aloa Snow is a fascinating character who is flawed with plenty of problems of her own, an eating disorder and being ousted from her job as a journalist. This doesn’t stop her from trying to solve the mystery of the death of a young athlete whose body is found in the dessert of Nevada.

This is book 1 of a series of Aloa Snow mysteries that will keep you riveted to each page. Aloa is an intriguing character who is fearless and determined to get back her reputation and regain her place as a respectable reporter who will not give up until she succeeds to solve a case.

An enjoyable start to a entertaining series of mysteries. I look forward to reading more in the Aloa Snow Series.

Jjspina5.0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Start to an Extraordinary Series! Reviewed in the United States on January 25, 2021Verified PurchaseI had already read the first three books in the Tracy Crosswhite Series by Robert Dugoni when I found this short story introducing the character for the series. The series is extraordinary. I am enjoying every minute of reading it.

The Academy solidified the character even more for me. It went back to before Tracy became a member of the police department in Seattle. The author lays out the story highlighting Tracy’s personality as a caring and dedicated person who helps others and strives to do her best in everything she undertakes. Her caring manner is especially exhibited by her behavior toward another woman recruit who is struggling to finish and qualify in a few of her courses. Tracy pulls her aside and coaches her enabling Jenny to pass and join the force.

The death of Tracy’s system keeps her going forward as a police woman who will do whatever it takes to solve each case she is given. She never forgets the reason she is an officer which is to find out who murdered her sister and why.

A thoroughly enjoy story and series! I look forward to more books from Robert Dugoni, a master of crime writing.

These were all excellent reads, some were a little longer than others. I find there are more and more books that are over 300 pages than ever before and some over 400. They take a lot longer to read especially if you only read an hour or so a day like I have. I have been deep into other projects, crocheting, blogging, emails, social media, promoting, and of course working on my WIPs. My latest WIP, an historical fiction, right now is over 500 pages. I may make it into two books if it gets any longer. Phew!

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!







About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 41 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 6 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 33 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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