Reviews

 

CHAINED GUILT

The author of this book had me riveted almost from the first page.

The protagonist, David Porter, is a detective on the Houston Police force, and an expert at catching serial killers. He is revered world-wide. It’s David’s job to figure out who is killing the children so that one more “serial killer” can be expunged from society.

If you enjoy a mystery and being an amateur detective, you will have every opportunity to test your skills as you attempt to figure out, along with David, who is actually doing the killing.

Someone has also messed with David Porter’s life now that his wife is being held captive, and no one knows where she is. Now his work has become personal.

Be prepared for surprises along the way. If you’re like me, the biggest surprise will be at the very end when David’s life seems to come back together.

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This is an extremely well written book. The characters are very well defined, great plot, excellent flow to the story and right from the first page it is nonstop action with twists and turns that grabs the reader’s total attention. Readers will not want to put this book down until the last word is read. On to the next book written by Mr. Keys. THANKS MR. KEYS

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Not usually into detective stories… could be because I am a retired investigator. Once I started this, I could not put it down. Within a few pages, I was hooked. Characters were well described and say to identify with. Every chapter brought a new twist. By the end, I was hooked with this author. Have already started book 2

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Amazing plot… just kept me hooked. Utterly believable characters locked in an incredible situation of crazed revenge. Though the perpetrator is revealed soon to the reader, the unravelling of the mystery to the protagonists keeps us reading far into the night.

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This book is not for the faint of heart! Some things will stop your heart and curl your toes. Detective Porter, main character, did something in college that has yanked someone’s chain hard and he is gonna pay for it. He is a brilliant detective, but this is a tangled web he has stepped into, and the killer(s) are taking prisoners or not. Beware. You will be staying up to finish the book!

THE MISSING

Thank you for a new character, Mr. Keys. Too bad David Foster was out of the country as the two men could make really good partners in the police field. I like Tanner Storm because he is tough yet a little vulnerable. That’s a good combination. He is sharp as a tack and very likeable. I’m so glad that you mixed a little romance with the serial killings because it helped lift the tension created by Jim Harris. A good page turner introducing a new character. I hope this will become a series. Get this book, you won’t be sorry! Mr. Keys is a talented writer.

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The Missing is another great story from Terry Keys! It’s short, faced paced, and a great little page turner. I sat down to a rainy Saturday morning to drink my coffee, and had read over half the book before taking my first drink! Loved this!

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Wow! What a narrative. The author doesn’t disappoint when it comes to delving into the mind of a serial killer, who is slowly becoming the faultless executioner but difficult to catch. The tough, ex-military, and forthright Private Detective Tanner Storm is hired by a PI Agency and is handed his first two cases: chasing after cheating husbands but a sudden spin arises, where some inconsistent, multi-complex, multi-racial characters, bona fide dialogue, eerie settings and sudden flashbacks shift the story in a different direction that will set in motion a past unsolved crime and its connection to the present, exposing physical and sexual assault, mental illness, domestic discord, lust, abandonment, betrayal, secrets and lies, and shocking revelations, building up to an ending that will leave you blindsided, reminding us to never judge a book by its cover. If you love plot-driven suspense with so many twists and turns, you’ll love reading this stunning narrative.

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The story itself is very twisted with a new hire PI who wants to have a down low job after losing his wife and his trust in most people and a seriously sick and demented serial killer. It is fast paced with no slow areas, a couple of great twists and an ending that wasn’t expected. I wanted more! I was hooked from page one. It is a very quick read and will leave you wanting more. I can’t wait to read more with this character. I have read a couple of this authors books and have not been disappointed. He is now one of my favorite authors.

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Take one creepy predator, add one blunt-talking and witty P.I., stir it up with a lovely lady, a hard-nosed boss, and a two-year crime spree and you have a book that captures you in the first chapter and doesn’t let go until you’ve read the last page. Then you want more.

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Tanner Storm has his own demons buried deep and just wants to work where he can concentrate on one case at a time and go home at night. Then chance hands him a mystery that will keep him engrossed almost 24/7. His boss owes the chief of police a favor, and he wants Storm to take the case. Several school teachers are gone but the cases are eerily similar. Storm delves into their files and begins the search for answers. He quickly develops a hunch, but hunches don’t count, he must continue to follow the path to find the culprit.

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A well-written story with a loveable hero, this story would deserve 5 stars if the book were a bit longer and the trail to the culprit a bit more convoluted. All in all, though, it is a great story and I’m looking forward to another Tanner Storm mystery.

LIE NO MORE

Think Twilight Zone! 🎶do do do do 🎵do do do do🎶 A wife, Candice, in total denial for 6 months to a year. A 17-year-old son, Max, who understands more than he should. A husband, John, who is a selfish pig. At one time this was a happy family.

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This quick read will make you dizzy with the twists and turns. An imaginative and clever storyline, “lie no more” is a well-written, shocking, and enthralling dark drama.

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This book boggles your mind. You think one thing but the next chapter has another twist going. This continues back and forth until the big climaxes at the end. I never saw them coming! Just the kind of book that I like. Mr. Keys knows how to give us what we are looking for in a thriller! Fast paced and keeps you thinking about the plot long after you have read the book.

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Oh my, there was quite an unexpected shock at the end of this well written, fast paced book! Although I hated this wife’s laissez faire attitude toward her husband after finding out about his infidelity, I did like her take charge attitude with his paramour. I’m not sure I’ve ever had such a love/hate relationship with an ending before though!

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Just when you think you have figured it out, the story takes another fast turn. Candice thinks her marriage is just going through a rough spot. But soon, things start downhill and only continue to speed up.

DEATH TOLL RISING

Detective David Porter, WOW! He is everything you would want a man to be. Former Army Ranger, tall, dark, and handsome (I’ve decided); best of all, he is a great family-man and friend. From his education and years of experience, he really excels at catching the bad guys. Houston, Texas, Major Crimes Division is David’s man-cave!

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