Psychological Thriller

C+
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 ...

B+
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 ...

B-
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 ...

B+
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 ...

B
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 ...

B
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 ...