Psychological Thriller

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The Night Before

The Night Before is the latest novel of psychological suspense from author Wendy Walker. It's a dark and intense about two sisters and the complicated ways one of them attempts to come to terms with a long ago tragedy. The book is not for the faint of heart, but if you're a reader who loves visiting ...

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Someone Knows

Lisa Scottoline's books tend to be hit or miss for me. Her legal thrillers featuring a team of female lawyers are some of my favorite courtroom dramas, but her standalones don't always work well. Her latest, Someone Knows, is the story of four friends who are keeping a terrible secret from the world ...

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The Last Time I Saw You

I thoroughly enjoyed The Last Mrs. Parrish, the 2017 début by author Liv Constantine, so I was thrilled to learn she was coming out with something new. The Last Time I Saw You is another psychological thriller filled with compelling twists and complex characters, and while it lacks a bit of the pre ...

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The Better Sister

I've heard a lot of positive things about Alafair Burke's standalone novels, and I always told myself I'd pick one of them up at some point in the not-too-distant future. Of course, when your TBR pile is best described as a mountain, that's far easier said than done. But when I read the blurb for Th ...

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Little Lovely Things

Little Lovely Things, the début novel from author Maureen Joyce Connolly, is a deftly plotted family drama that focuses on every parent's worst nightmare, the disappearance of two little girls. This theme is explored quite often in today's fiction, but Ms. Connolly manages to bring something new to ...

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The Last Woman in the Forest

The Last Woman in the Forest is the latest novel from author Diane Les Becquets, and if you asked me to describe it in a single word, my response would be bone-chilling! It turned out to be exactly the kind of twisty, dark thriller I was hoping it would be, and I blew through it in just over a day. ...

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Until the Day I Die

Until the Day I Die is the first book I've read by author Emily Carpenter, but I'd been hearing some great things about her writing for several months before I finally picked it up. It's a psychological thriller about a mother and daughter, both of whom are trying to come to terms with the mysteriou ...

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Before She Was Found

Before She Was Found, the latest offering from author Heather Gudenkauf, is the story of one innocent evening gone wrong, and it's a book that kept me reading late into the night. Twelve-year-old Cora is excited to be having a sleepover. For the past couple of years, she's struggled to fit in wit ...

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Beautiful Bad

I picked up Annie Ward's Beautiful Bad expecting another story about a marriage on the edge of implosion. What I got wasn't quite what I expected, which could be either a good or a bad thing, depending on your perspective. For me, it turned out to be a bit of a mixed bag. The story opens with pol ...

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Run Away

Run Away is the latest in a long line of phenomenal novels of psychological suspense from powerhouse author Harlan Coben. It's the story of a father's desperate search for his missing daughter. True, this is a somewhat familiar premise, but in Mr. Coben's expert hands, it feels completely fresh and ...