Review Highlights


“The dichotomy that is Los Angeles is an underlying theme that author, Griffith, executes flawlessly as it relates to fame, power and the city itself. This Lonely Town is the beginning of what promises to be a hugely addicting crime series. I can’t wait for the next installment!”

“From the beginning I loved this book! Scenes going through my head were of a Humphrey Bogart or William Holden committed to solving crime. The characters are excellent & the dialogue was never stilted or false. I read throughout the day because I couldn’t put it down.”

“Jason Chance is a cut above the usual hard nosed detective found in crime thrillers. He has empathy, expresses his feelings, and refuses to let go until the complete truth is out. The plot was involved, intricate, and kept me guessing right to the end.”


“Takes you to the deep dark side of LA. with the story line of perverse criminal activity way beyond your imagination. Jason Chance (detective) resolves the twisted mystery with the assistance of his lost love, leavings you wondering where the relationship will go. The descriptive writing by Griffith leads you down the same path as the characters, at times holding your breath until you turn the page to the next suspensful situation.”

“A well written, interesting, exciting, somewhat dark story filled with characters perfect for their roles in the secret town. The contrast in good vs evil & the question of where revenge or justice takes us is compellingly presented by joining Jason Chance on his mission that starts with finding his partner’s killer.”

“Loved the story line and well- developed characters. Action is great along with the page-turning readability. Could not put it down.”


“On par with Michael Connelly, This is Josh Griffith’s best book to date. A compelling read start to finish.”

“Great read. Good series.”

“I’ve read all of the Jason Chance books! They get better and better, as I get to know the characters, and I find myself rooting for Jagger.”


“If you like thrillers, Griffith has written one that will keep you on edge from start to finish. The Forgotten Place races forward with fascinating twists and turns and unfolds like one of your worst nightmares, only in this case the nightmare is being lived by the protagonist, Jimmy Connor. Definitely a fun and compelling read.”

“Highly recommended… Suspense filled with twists and turns, unpredictable until the end. Didn’t want to see it end. A really nice work from Griffith. Warrants a sequel.”

“From its very first page The Forgotten Place owns you. The outside world disappears as you are completely taken captive by Jimmy Connor’s nightmare. You will forget to breathe. Your heart will beat faster or sometimes it will just stop completely as you take this wild ride on the edge of a cliff – the ground crumbling beneath you. And afterwards, when you’ve white knuckled it to the end and you try to remember what it feels like to breathe normally, you tell yourself that if you receive an invite to your high school reunion – you may think twice about going. If you are a Dennis Lehane fan, you will love the feel of The Forgotten Place – and if you are a fan of the mystery/thriller genre – dive in now!”


“Oh! What a story! Nerve wracking suspense that kept me reading. Liked Chris in spite of all the troubles. Better not say anymore and give away the ending. Well worth sitting up all night to finish.”

“Outrageously entertaining. Gives new meaning to the phrase ‘can’t put it down.’ Read this in one sitting and enjoyed every minute spent reading. However it should come with a warning, ‘Be prepared to lose sleep turning page after page long into the night!!!!!!’ Highly recommend.”

“From the very first couple of pages I was hooked. The writing is sharp and compelling. The characters were well-drawn and I loved that most of the story took place in LA, with interesting locations. I read the book in two days, couldn’t put it down. Loved the twists and turns. This is for anyone who loves a good mystery.”

“A great read! A truly suspenseful cat-and-mouse tale, a neat take on the Faustian legend, a gimlet-eyed look at the movie business and fan worship, and especially, a terrific psychological thriller, pitting an irreparably corrupt soul bound for perdition against a man with a dark, broken heart who eventually finds the light.”