Mystery

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I Know a Secret

The preferred term tends to be bitch. The latest trend leans toward ‘nasty’. But whatever wordage is used, popular opinion seems to be clear: “nevertheless, she persisted” is not a compliment when applied to women. This is the peripheral message of Tess Gerritsen’s latest thriller I Know a ...

B
How I Lost You

How I Lost You introduces readers to Susan Webster, a woman just released from a psychiatric institution for murdering her infant son. Susan is determined to make a new life for herself, so she goes to live in a village where no one knows her, changes her name to Emma Cartwright, and does her best t ...

B-
Odd Child Out

I picked up Odd Child Out on a bit of a whim. I'd heard some great things about Ms. MacMillan's work, the synopsis caught my attention, and looked like something I'd enjoy. Unfortunately, I didn't do enough research into the author's work before deciding to review this book, and I ended up more than ...

B
Don't Let Go

Each year, I find myself eagerly anticipating the latest standalone thriller from Harlan Coben. Don't Let Go, Mr. Coben's latest novel, is the story of one man's quest to uncover the truth about what happened to his twin brother nearly twenty years before. I had a few quibbles with the plot, but I e ...

B+
In a Cottage In a Wood

In a Cottage In a Wood is Cass Green's second novel. It centers around a run-down cottage in Cornwall, and I found myself intrigued by both the plot and the setting. I've read and enjoyed a number of books set in that part of the world, and I'm pleased to add this one to that list. Neve's life is ...

A
Unraveling Oliver

I have been harping on about this book for months, so if you’ve not been subject to my evangelical zeal about its brilliance, allow me to quickly summarize. Everyone who knows Oliver Ryan is shocked when he beats his wife to the point of a coma. This mild-mannered children’s author who lives in ...

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Copycat

Copycat is the latest psychological thriller from bestselling author Alex Lake. It's a twisty, atmospheric tale that centers around one woman's attempt to get to the bottom of a series of suspicious events that have managed to turn her once picture-perfect life upside-down. It's the kind of book tha ...

D
Saving Sophie

I'm one of those readers who enjoys a gripping psychological thriller, so, when I came across Sam Carrington’s début novel, Saving Sophie, I leapt at the chance to review it. Unfortunately, I can't say I enjoyed it very much. While the plot itself had a good deal of potential, the author's lacklu ...

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Are You Sleeping

Are You Sleeping is Kathleen Barber's debut novel. It's the story of one woman's need to make peace with her past, and it's utterly engrossing. Josie Burhman has done everything possible to distance herself from her childhood. She's changed her last name, moved to New York City, and told countles ...

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Emma in the Night

There are plenty of books out there that will tell you a predictable story in a predictable way, but Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker is something altogether different. It's the kind of book you'll want to devour in one sitting, so compelling is the story, and it's one you'll be thinking about long ...