The Collective by Alison Gaylin

The Collective by Alison Gaylin

The Collective walks a fine line between its genuinely creepy plot and the credulity of its characters. It’s chilling and mostly avoids predictability, but a last-minute plot twist and the heroine’s inability to do a bit of deep thinking before trying to figure out how the proverbial sausage is made makes the ending a strained…

The Push by Ashley Audrain

The Push by Ashley Audrain

The Push treads territory that’s familiar and ancient in the thriller market.  Are some of us born evil?, it asks.  Are some kids made to murder?  Does the stain of generational trauma doom us all to failure?  Depending on your point of view – and how much you like movies like The Bad Seed and…

Her Dark Lies by J.T. Ellison

Her Dark Lies by J.T. Ellison

Her Dark Lies is the latest stand alone thriller from J.T. Ellison.  I was eager to review it since I’ve loved several of the author’s other books, and the synopsis looked pretty incredible. Unfortunately for me, it didn’t take me very long at all to realize this book simply wasn’t something I would enjoy. It’s…

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