Psychological Thriller

F
Pretty Revenge

If you think too hard about it, Pretty Revenge collapses like an ill-constructed house of cards.  While it starts as a compulsively readable slice of drama with some arch and fun moments, it turns into a weakly plotted mess with a ridiculous revelation and enormous plot holes that ultimately drag i ...

B+
Pretty Revenge

Emily Liebert is an author who has been on my extremely long list of authors to check out for quite some time, so I was pleased to see Pretty Revenge, her latest thriller, available for review. It's a fast-paced and gritty revenge novel, and I'm so glad I decided to give it a try. Kerrie O'Malley ...

C-
Girl in the Rearview Mirror

I picked up a copy of Kelsey Rae Dimberg's début novel Girl in the Rearview Mirror with extremely high hopes. I love stories that center around dark secrets, and the synopsis of this one promised a slew of those. Unfortunately for me, the story itself felt very anticlimactic, making this a novel I' ...

A
Dear Wife

If you're anything like me, you probably roll your eyes and heave a giant sigh whenever you hear a new book being called ‘the next Gone Girl’. Don't get me wrong, Gone Girl is fantastic, as are many of the novels that are compared to it, but few of these comparisons actually ring true for me. Bu ...

A
The Good Sister

Originally published in the U.K. under the title No Further Questions, The Good Sister is the first novel from author Gillian McAllister to be published in the U.S. She has apparently written two others, but they're currently only available in the U.K. Hopefully, this will change soon, since I loved ...

A
Only Ever Her

Only Ever Her is the latest novel from author Marybeth Mayhew Whalen, and although it's the first of hers I've read, it absolutely will not be the last. It's a quiet story, the sort that sneaks up on you with its surprisingly deep insights and remarkably imperfect characters. Practically everyone ...

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The First Mistake

If you're looking for a good revenge story, you need look no further than The First Mistake, the second novel of domestic suspense from author Sandie Jones. I read it in one sitting, and it was a wild and twisty ride to say the least. It's been nearly ten years since the man Alice considered the ...

C
Those People

Those People is the second novel by British author Louise Candlish. It's the story of a once idyllic London neighbourhood that is turned on its head when a boisterous couple moves in, setting a motion a string of tragic events. Lowland Way, located in South London, is the kind of area people drea ...

C+
The Honeymoon

When Dan asks Chloe to marry him, she feels as if all of her dreams are about to come true. Sure, they've only known each other a month, but Dan understands her in a way no one else ever has, and she can't imagine living her life without him by her side. Of course, she says yes, and is soon caught u ...

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One More Lie

One More Lie is the second novel of psychological suspense from British author Amy Lloyd. Her 2018 début, The Innocent Wife, was super dark and disturbing, so I was eager to see what her second novel would be like, and I'm happy to tell you that it ended up being even better than last year's releas ...