Suspense

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Then She Was Gone

I’ve been looking forward to Ms. Jewell’s Then She Was Gone since I finished the last page of her stellar I Found You. It did not disappoint. A tale of a missing girl, a mother’s shattered life and the gradual rebuilding of a family, this twisting, turning mystery will have you reading into th ...

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Then She Was Gone

I discovered Lisa Jewell's books in the spring of 2017, and was instantly hooked. She writes psychological thrillers that may seem pretty similar to a bunch of others out there, but are quite complex if you look beneath the surface. Then She Was Gone, her latest novel, is a perfect example of all th ...

B
Too Close to Breathe

Fans of police procedurals such as The Killing, The Fall, and most especially Prime Suspect will find a lot to love in Olivia Kiernan’s Too Close to Breathe. A tale of a cat and mouse game between an embattled Detective Chief Superintendent and a clever, psychotic killer it is exactly the kind of ...

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Look for Her

When I closed the flap of my Kindle after finishing this book, my husband looked over from his position on the couch and said “well?” I was silent long enough that he asked the question again and I finally replied, “I have no idea.” I sat on this review for a few days, hoping that more clari ...

B
Force of Nature

Jane Harper had been a journalist for a decade when she decided she wanted to write fiction. So, she did what many of us do when we want to learn a new skill: She took an online course. It must have been a hell of a course because her debut novel The Dry--which she wrote in 12 weeks--became an award ...

C
Watch Me

Watch Me is a modern day Fatal Attraction. A story of obsession and enthrallment, small mistakes and large consequences, this novel is the tale of what can happen when we step off the safe, mundane path life has set for us. Kate Youngblood is lamenting her mediocrity.  Recently divorced, she is ...

C+
The Little House

I’m familiar with some of Philippa Gregory’s historicals, but I recently discovered she’s written a psychological thriller. The Little House has the sort of title which suggests still waters that run deep, so I gave it a try. Most of the book held my attention, but the ending leaves me relucta ...

B
That Last Weekend

I'll admit it. I definitely picked up this book because of its cover. Something about the large, creepy house on the front just screamed gothic thriller. And That Last Weekend does have a touch of the gothic to it although it really has much more in common with the Christopher Pike thrillers I read ...

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The Good Daughter

The Good Daughter crawled under my skin and messed with me, y’all. I was reading it in an airport and struck up a conversation with the woman next to me, who was also reading a book by Ms. Slaughter (Pretty Girls, for the record). This was my first of the famous author’s works, while my single s ...

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The Secrets She Keeps

I love a great mystery/thriller and when I need a break from romance (not often!), it’s my go to genre - especially if it's a book by Michael Robotham.  I binged his books a few years ago and I spent a summer engrossed in his addictive Joseph O’Laughlin series, so when I heard he had a new stan ...