Psychological Thriller

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Lying Next to Me

Note: This novel contains an explicit depiction of child abduction and rape.  Reader discretion is advised.  Gregg Olsen is an expert at writing thrillers that engage the reader and keep them jumping through narrative hoops with its characters.  Lying Next To Me starts with an abduction and ta ...

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The Mother-in-Law

When I first learned that Sally Hepworth's latest novel was going to be a thriller, I honestly wasn't sure how I felt. If you've been following my reviews here at AAR for any length of time, I'm sure you've figured out that twisty thrillers are some of my very favorite things to read, but even so, I ...

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Tell No One

Tell No One is the latest standalone novel by author Barbara Taylor Sissel. It's the first one of her books I've read, and I guarantee it won't be the last. It's been nearly thirty years since Caroline Corbett last laid eyes on her father. Hoff walked out on her and her mother when Caroline was a ...

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The Last Thing She Remembers

For the last ten years or so the psychological thriller market has revolved around troubled and/or troublesome characters. These unreliable narrators set the pace for our story, keeping the reader on an uneven footing, causing us to stumble in surprise or stagger in shock as we race to discover exac ...