Psychological Thriller

B+
Stolen Things

Author Rachel Herron is best known for writing women's fiction, but with Stolen Things, she’s switched gears and written a thriller under the name R.H. Herron. It's a story about a mother and her teenage daughter who must learn to trust one another in a new way if they hope to uncover some truly d ...

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Never Look Back

Fans of complex thrillers with a unique and sensational hook won't want to miss Never Look Back, the latest standalone novel from author Alison Gaylin. It enters around a true crime-related podcast and one case with personal ties to the show's producer. Robin Diamond is a successful magazine colu ...

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Never Have I Ever

There are certain authors whose work I embrace without even reading the synopsis, and Joshilyn Jackson falls into that category for me. Her deeply moving, lyrical stories set in the American south are among my favorite books of all time, and so, when I learned she had written her very first psycholo ...

B+
Speaking of Summer

Speaking of Summer is Kalisha Buckhanon's second novel. Set in present-day Harlem, it's the story of one woman's desperate search for her missing twin sister. It's been months since Autumn Spencer last laid eyes on her twin sister Summer. It's believed that Summer leapt to her death from the roof ...

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Lost You

If you're someone who judges the merits of a book by the blurb on the jacket, I implore you to give Haylen Beck's Lost You a second look. True, it's another thriller centered around the disappearance of a child (in this case, a little boy), but there's so much more than that beneath the surface. It' ...

B+
Because You're Mine

Because You’re Mine is Rea Frey's second novel, but the first I've read. Now though, I plan on picking up her first - Not Her Daughter - just as soon as I can. Life is far from easy for single mother Lee. She works from home as a hair stylist so she can stay close to her seven-year-old son Maso ...

D
Layover

I've been a fan of David Bell's particular brand of twisty psychological thrillers for the past several years, and everything about Layover sounded right up my alley. I dove into it eagerly, but it didn't take me long to realize that, unfortunately, this wasn't going to be a book I loved, and, in fa ...

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Good Girl, Bad Girl

I was terribly disappointed to learn that Michael Robotham's beloved Joe O'Loughlin series had come to an end last summer. There was something so special, so engaging about that character and the various twists and turns his life took both personally and professionally. It was a series I couldn't im ...

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The Other Mrs. Miller

The Other Mrs. Miller is Allison Dickson's debut novel, and it's one of those books that constantly challenges the reader’s perception of what is real. On the surface, it's just one more in a long line of books about couples keeping secrets from one another, but as the story progresses and the cha ...

B+
The Rumor

The Rumor is a novel of psychological suspense that examines the role rumors play in today's society. It has a pretty strong moral message, but I never felt that the author was preaching. Instead, the situations in which the characters find themselves deftly tackle some of the most important questio ...