Mystery

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One Perfect Lie

One Perfect Lie is the latest standalone thriller from bestselling author Lisa Scottoline. I've enjoyed many of her legal thrillers in the past, especially those in her Rosotto and Associates series, but have had a bit less luck with her standalones. Unfortunately, I have to add this one to the colu ...

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Find Me

J.S. Monroe's latest suspense novel, Find Me, is a messy and incredibly grim story that takes us through one man's harrowing journey to find the girlfriend who had long ago been presumed dead.  While the suspense nearly manages to carry the tale through, thin characterization and over the top scene ...

B
The Perfect Stranger

Megan Miranda’s The Perfect Stranger is billed as being a sequel to her highly successful All The Missing Girls – although as far as I can tell, there are no common characters or plot threads, unless one counts the fact that one of the characters in The Perfect Stranger is a “missing girl”! ...

A
Mississippi Blood

Mississippi Blood is Greg Iles' sixth book featuring former prosecutor Penn Cage, but because it’s also the conclusion to the story begun in Natchez Burning and The Bone Tree, readers will not want to pick it up without suitable knowledge of prior events. I recommend starting with Natchez Burning, ...

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Never Let You Go

I can always count on Chevy Stevens to deliver a taut, gripping psychological thriller. Her books delight and terrify me in equal measure, so I was keen to read her latest, Never Let You Go. Eleven years ago, single mother Lindsay Nash took her young daughter and fled her abusive husband, who end ...

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The Shimmering Road

The Shimmering Road is Hester Young's second novel featuring Charlotte (Charlie) Cates, a journalist who sees dark visions of the future. While this book could technically be read as a standalone, I highly recommend reading The Gates of Evangeline first in order to put The Shimmering Road into conte ...

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No Living Soul

All it took was four magic words – mystery set in Egypt – for me to jump all over No Living Soul. It didn’t matter that it’s the ninth in a series; I had to read it. I was initially a bit lost sorting out the characters and their relationships, but I was soon wrapped up in the mystery, and i ...

A
Right Behind You

This is why I read: to discover and devour engrossing, fascinating, mesmerizing novels like Right Behind You.  There is nothing quite like the experience of becoming completely absorbed and involved in a good book, and this story with its riveting characters and thrilling, non-stop plot is a very g ...

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The Sleepwalker

I've been a fan of Chris Bohjalian's novels ever since I read Transistor Radio. He has chosen to tackle some very difficult real-life issues in his various works, and I'm usually pleased with his approach. So, when I saw The Sleepwalker up for review, I was eager to dive in. Annalee Ahlberg is th ...

C
The 4th Man

I’ll be blunt here.  I don’t approve of the short story prequel trend as I find one of two things tends to happen with this particular gimmick. The first is that I wind up paying an extra few dollars for information that is absolutely vital to the story and should have been included in the book ...