Psychological Thriller

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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' ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...