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review 2018-09-06 22:59
Wrong Light by Matt Coyle
Wrong Light - Matt Coyle

I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Set in present day San Diego


Naomi Hendrix, known only as the sultry voice every lonely man listens to late at night, until... someone begins leaving threatening love letters and a promise of a union.

Rick Cahill is hired for her security at the local radio station, meanwhile juggling dangerous people from his past. Somehow he music do both and quickly before more people die but Naomi does not want the police involved, which makes Rick’s job more difficult.


The novel is about stalking, murder and crime.I love dark thrillers and this certainly did not disappoint. The action mostly takes place at night. Rick is constantly under threat of being killed by some Russian’s who are trying to protect a secret. There is a lot of action and murders throughout this novel. There is conflict and not to mention attraction between Rick, Naomi and the police.

How Coyle swichted between the two crimes is perfect while staying focused on getting Naomi and Ricks story out there. Love it

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review 2017-07-17 00:00
Blood Truth
Blood Truth - Matt Coyle Blood Truth - Matt Coyle
What I really like in the Rick Cahill Series , is a perfect pace of the plot.

The author knows EXACTLY how to keep your attention: melancholic quite parts alternate with pure actions at a dizzying speed. It is why I recommend you not to start this book late in the evening if you have a list to do on the next early morning – there is a high risk that you'll stay awake and read the whole night through.

And what I REALLY love is of course – the main character, a PI Rick Cahill. He is A-MA-ZING, an exemplary model of a lone warrior who has been hit by blows of every kind in his life and yet stays true to himself and his principles, a loyal fighter for justice who is difficult not to fall for.

In [b:Blood Truth|35236571|Blood Truth|Matt Coyle|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1496153937s/35236571.jpg|56585154] Rick works on two cases, that represent two parallel story-lines that on the first sight have nothing in common. The first one is Rick’s private matter related to his long dead father that sheds light on the mystery of his destruction. VERY EMOTIONAL. The other one is a delicate case that he agrees to take only because his ex-girlfriend, a woman that he still loves, begged for it. Rick has to find out if her husband is cheating on her. Is it a possibility to get her back? Is it THE case that will prove his loyalty?

I ENORMOUSLY enjoyed this book. The previous one, [b:Dark Fissures|29901553|Dark Fissures|Matt Coyle|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1469651883s/29901553.jpg|50275180], my first of [a:Matt Coyle|1248617|Matt Coyle|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1486022435p2/1248617.jpg], was already good enough, but this one exceed all my expectations.

Matt Coyle’s series has everything you need to savor: dynamics, great characters, an exciting and emotional plot and very enjoyable writing. It was the book#4 in the series, and my second in it. I normally don’t read series in reverse, but I like this so much, that I’m seriously considering to go back to the very beginning and read the first two books that I've missed.

Note: You can read [b:Blood Truth|35236571|Blood Truth|Matt Coyle|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1496153937s/35236571.jpg|56585154] as a stand alone.
And if you like a good mystery with a likable character, you really should.

**Copy provided by Oceanview Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**
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review 2016-12-06 22:25
Dark Fissures
Dark Fissures - Matt Coyle
Rick Cahill #3
ISBN:  9781608092277
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Publication Date:  12/6/2016
Format: Hardcover
My Rating:  4 Stars 
PI Rick Cahill is still struggling with his demons in Matt Coyle’s latest gritty, character- driven complex crime series-DARK FISSURES. (Cover love)!

From Yesterday’s Echo #1 and Night Tremors, #2--- Cahill learns decisions have consequences, no matter how small. How long will he be haunted and will he ever escape the past?

Rick Cahill has suffered many tragedies in his life. He had been unlucky in love. He had been shot and a couple of times and survived. He had bones broken and bent. However, he could still walk. His dog had been poisoned and shot at; fortunately, he is still his faithful friend and remains by his side (love this dog). He has a job and a home (for now). Plus after this book, he has a country song about him.

Will the past ever stay buried? Will he ever be free? He is always under the radar.

La Jolla Chief of Police Tony Moretti is still out for him. He knows why. He knew the weight of the badge. How it could find a crack in your character and chip away at it until a dark fissure ran through your soul. He had been stripped of his badge long ago. He had lost his friends, his job. He had found the truth.

“Sometimes the truth is what everyone thinks it is.”

He had worked for a large agency in LaJolla. Now he worked on his own. He always looked over his shoulder for a knock on his door from a cop holding a warrant for his arrest-Murder.

He had to keep going in order to pay his mortgage. His office now is Muldoon’s Steak House in LaJolla. He had spent seven years as its manager and now it got him a table in the bar or dining room whenever he had to meet with a client.

His new client is Brianne Colton , a beautiful country singer. She is convinced her estranged husband’s suicide was really murder. She wants the truth. The worst- Jim was a cop!

She reminded him of his own wife being murdered eleven years ago and getting away with it. He was her last hope. His problems could land him in jail for the rest of his life. Everyone had problems. Her instincts about Moretti were good.

He had already caught him in a coverup once. Now Brianne says Jim never trusted corrupt, Chief Moretti. Why would someone kill her husband and stage it as a suicide?

He had been a Navy SEAL. They do not quit. He would only quit if he was asked to do something dishonorable or his superior was behaving dishonorably and Jim could not stop him.

Rick knew SEAL’s were the best. The toughest. Mentally and physically. Jim had led the Crime Impact Team. (CIT) He was an independent contractor for the CIA. Five days before Jim died, on his phone bill was the number to the FBI office. Why?

Was Moretti corrupt enough to murder someone to keep things quiet? Maybe Jim Colton had found the leverage Rick needed to keep Moretti away from his front door.

The missing phone. The call to the FBI. Moretti. He takes the case. Each new piece of evidence convinces him she’s right. He breaks his number one rule and falls for Brianne, even as he begins to question her motives.

Hi-adrenaline, fast paced, a series with non-stop danger and action and a troubled PI, to love. What an adventure! You put yourself in Rick’s place and sympathize with his situation. A nice balance between character and action. They compliment one another, as Cahill’s character shines through.

“Sometimes you have to do what’s right, even when the law says it’s wrong.”

As I have mentioned from the first book, Coyle is a talented author to follow! Powerful plot planning, and rich character development. Cahill loves to live on the edge and push the limits.

For fans of Michael Connelly (Harry Bosch), David Baldacci, and J. Carson Black (Cyril Landry) will enjoy this well-written series. Highly recommend reading all the books in the series, for the full background of the highly entertaining Rick Cahill. Can't wait for the next ride.

A special thank you to Oceanview and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Source: www.judithdcollinsconsulting.com/single-post/2016/07/01/Dark-Fissures
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review 2016-10-11 00:00
Dark Fissures: A Rick Cahill Novel (Rick Cahill Thrillers)
Dark Fissures: A Rick Cahill Novel (Rick Cahill Thrillers) - Matt Coyle
I have a weak spot for PIs in need like Rick Cahill. Once a successful investigator who worked for a big agency without financial problems, he is currently in a difficult situation: a one man-firm owner without clients and as a result- without money to pay the mortgage.

However, the worst thing of all, is that a chief of the La Jolla Police Department is convinced that Rick committed murder of a missing person some years ago. He squeezes Rick where he could and threatens with a new emerged evidence he got that seems serious enough to re-open the case and to bring Rick behind bars. An every knock on the door can mean for our MC a warrant for his arrest.

Not the best conditions to run into trouble with LJPD.

It is why when a widow of Jim Colton, a cop of LJPD, contacts him to find the TRUTH about her husband's death, from whom she from whom she lived separated, his first reaction is to turn away and run.


image Rick needs money and clients don’t stay in line for his services.

image Something doesn’t seem right in this suicide’s theory that LJPD sticks with.

image An ex SEAL who didn’t fear anything and cared about his family committed suicide knowing that his son would be the one who would find him?

image A few months before two-years-clause for his life insurance would expire?

image Jim Colton hung himself with a climber rope even if he never climbed, but had legally a whole arsenal of all possible weapons at home?

image And where is his mobile phone that disappeared without a trace, and from that he made some calls shortly before he committed suicide, among others also to FBI?

So yes, Rick Chill will take the case and his instincts won’t disappoint him.

Of course I don’t have a weak spot for PIs like Rick because they are miserable and unsuccessful and need a lot of hugs to survive, but because they have principles, they are fair, loyal, honest and ready to risk their lives in the name of justice. They are just good guys that make our planet better. Even if sometimes they don’t get all respect and attention they deserve.

I really enjoyed this quick paced mystery and the characters. Alone the fact that I needed only 3 days for an over 400 pages-long novel speaks for itself, I’m normally not a slow readers, but unfortunately I don’t have too much times for reading currently.

I did not know that it was part of the series, but you can read it as a stand-alone.
If you can accept that some details from the previous life of our MC will be mentioned but won’t be explained completely, and you have just to believe that Rick tells truth.
I didn’t have any problem with it.
He is a wonderful strong (and sexy) character.

The writing is very good, solid and convincing. It looks like [a:Matt Coyle|1248617|Matt Coyle|https://s.gr-assets.com/assets/nophoto/user/u_50x66-632230dc9882b4352d753eedf9396530.png] (a new for me author) knows the genre pretty well and knows exactly how to delivers a thrilling plot, that will keep you on the edge of your seat up to the VERY END of the story. I mean, literally, at 99% I still was like this:


There is a romance in it, but I won't qualify it as a romance novel, it is in the first place a well-done mystery.

**Copy provided by the Publischer via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**
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review 2015-06-04 22:10
Night Tremors
Night Tremors - Matt Coyle

By Matt Coyle 
ISBN: 9781608091492
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Publication Date: 6/2/2015
Format: Hardcover
My Rating: 5 Stars


A special thank you to Oceanview Publishing and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Matt Coyle, returns with his engrossing and complex second installment--crime thriller (Rick Cahill #2) NIGHT TREMORS, a fierce comeback, following Yesterday's Echo (Rick Cahill #1) with grit, tenacity, suspense, and intensity. A flawed hero with his own demons; one you will find yourself rooting for, every step of the way.

As we catch up with PI Rick Cahill, presently with La Jolla Investigations, a former cop with La Jolla PD eight years before, who never envisioned his life now as a well-paid camera jockey, cataloging the weaknesses and bad decisions of others. A snoop. A peeping Tom. A private investigator. He now lies, stands, or waits for people to do what they shouldn’t while clicking and capturing their wrong doings. He was good at what he does. Maybe the best in San Diego. After all he is the son of a corrupt cop, and has to live with nightmares of the past every day and night.

Rick had been left with little choices, where eight years prior, he was a young hotshot cop in Santa Barbara. Someone murdered his wife and fingers were pointed at him. Charges were dropped, but he lost his job and out from jail, was working at a bar/restaurant, he hoped to own one day (Muldoon’s Steak House), when he gets tangled up with a reporter and a dark past and dangers from everyone around him. Things go downhill, and now he is forced to go into a different line of work, with his faithful dog, Midnight--starting over.

Presently, an old nemesis asks for his help to free a man from prison. Timothy Buckley, attorney wants him to help with the Randall Eddington murder case. His first thought is to turn it down; however, he needs his help and the grandparents remember Rick, and want him on the case. They are prepared to put their life savings into the case to sure their grandson gets a fair shake. The jury has already found him guilty, so Rick feels the kid got what he deserved. However, as Rick knows all too well, cops make mistakes, and Tony Moretti was the lead detective on the case. This of course, makes Rick take notice.

Bob Reitzmeyer had worked on LJPD for thirty years and ran his own private investigations firm for another eight. Now Rick is asking for some time off to moonlight on another case, freelancing for an attorney. Buckley, the only attorney he trusted, had warned him about Police Chief Moretti and Bob’s relationship. He wanted to do something besides take bedroom clicks. He and his corrupt cop father had left behind a legacy of disgracing the badge. But setting murderers free? God had the grace to forgive. He didn’t.

Jack and Rita Mae Eddington, mid seventies need his help. Their grandson grabbed a golf club one night and beat their son and daughter-in-law to death. He was to help spring a convicted murderer from prison, Randall Eddington? Imprisoned in San Quentin eight years earlier, at age 18, for the brutal murder of his parents and sister, Randall may get a new trial if fresh evidence can be verified. The grandparents want Rick after his fierce tenacity in his former case. They want their grandson set free and want him to uncover new evidence of an eight year old murder case to free their grandson. However, is he guilty or innocent?

What comes next is fast-paced action and danger, as Rick’s driven and intense investigation takes him from the wealthy enclave of La Jolla to the underbelly and dark streets of San Diego. All the while his real job is on the line, and now he has to once again face the man who put him behind bars years ago.(Rick does enjoy living on the edge).

When Rick is faced with enemies and those who will stop at nothing to keep his client’s grandson in prison, Rick once again risks his life to uncover the truth of the real killer, keeping your head spinning with twist and turns around every corner. Main protagonist, Rick Cahill possesses determination, and courage, fighting against all odds, no matter the consequences, and a plot which keeps on ticking!

Matt Coyle is an author to follow, delivering a superb kick-ass taunt series! After receiving the ARC of Night Tremors, I immediately purchased the audio of Yesterday's Echo (Rick Cahill #1), narrated by Nick Podehl, delivering an exceptional performance. Read both. A series, with and an unstoppable character, leaving you anxiously awaiting the next in this exciting crime series drama.

“Sometimes you have to do what’s right, even when the law says it’s wrong.”


Source: www.judithdcollinsconsulting.com/#!Night-Tremors/cmoa/0F390317-CD25-4CA7-A679-F1A532182A1A
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