Mystery

C
Believe Me

J.P. Delaney's début novel The Girl Before didn't work terribly well for me, but I decided to give his second novel, Believe Me, a try anyway, and I found it to be a bit of a mixed bag. Claire is an actress who left Britain in hopes of getting away from a love affair gone wrong, but she's now in ...

B+
Somebody's Daughter

I love a good domestic thriller, and I'm pleased to recommend David Bell's latest novel Somebody's Daughter to fans of this particular sub-genre of mystery novels. I honestly wasn't sure how I'd feel about it, since the only other book I've read by Mr. Bell didn't work well for me, but this one is s ...

C
Baby Teeth

Baby Teeth is a cross between a thriller and a horror novel. I'm not normally a horror fan, but the synopsis for this caught my eye, and I decided to take a chance on the book. Unfortunately, the story leaned a bit too heavily toward the horror side of things, and I found myself pretty dissatisfied. ...

B+
Ghosted

Rosie Walsh’s Ghosted (called The Man Who Didn’t Call upon its British release) takes the reader into a labyrinthine tale about the power of romantic, parental and familial love, and the lengths a person in love might be willing to go to in order to protect that love. For one perfect week, in ...

A-
The Thinnest Air

I discovered the work of author Minka Kent early in 2017, and I was immediately struck by her ability to craft a story that is utterly chilling and compulsively readable. So when I saw that her latest novel, The Thinnest Air, was available for review, I was eager to get my hands on a copy. Meredi ...

B
Her Pretty Face

Novels centered around toxic female friendships are a dime a dozen these days, and Robyn Harding's Her Pretty Face is another book that covers this all-too familiar topic. It doesn't do anything ground-breaking, but it's an enjoyable read all the same. Frances Metcalfe sometimes wonders how she e ...

B+
Liar, Liar

Whenever I think of a Lisa Jackson book, a sizzling romance combined with spine-tingling suspense comes to mind, so that's what I was expecting when I picked up her latest release, Liar, Liar. Unfortunately, while it definitely delivers on the suspense front, there is little to no romance, and it to ...

A-
Jar of Hearts

Jar of Hearts, the latest thriller from Jennifer Hillier, has gotten a ton of buzz in the months leading up to its release. Some have gone so far as to refer to it as the thriller of 2018, and while I might not go quite that far myself, I can tell you I thoroughly enjoyed the novel and am eager to c ...

A-
Lying in Wait

If you're looking for a chilling novel of psychological suspense this winter, I urge you to look no further than Lying In Wait, the second novel from Irish novelist Liz Nugent. It's set in 1980s Dublin, and it captured my attention from the chilling opening line and refused to let me go until I reac ...

A
The Death of Mrs. Westaway

The Death of Mrs. Westaway is the fourth psychological thriller by author Ruth Ware, and while I haven't read all of her previous works, I've thoroughly enjoyed the ones I have picked up. Her latest offering is compelling and twisty, making it something I'm more than happy to recommend. Hal's lif ...