Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell

Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell

Yogi Berra famously said, “It ain’t over ’till it’s over.” In some novels, that’s simply not true. You can solve the mystery before you’re halfway through the book. Not so in Invisible Girl, where the twists and turns will have you guessing till the very end. Seventeen year old Saffyre Maddox has been through a…

The Heatwave by Kate Riorden

The Heatwave by Kate Riorden

Kate Riorden’s The Heatwave combines an atmosphere of chilly, all-encompassing doom with stock kid-as-sociopath storytelling, leading to a marginally disappointing and ultimately average thriller. Sylvie lives alone in London with her young daughter, asthmatic and anxious Emma. Their lives are as normal as can be in spite of the trauma they’ve both been through when…

Lies, Lies, Lies by Adele Parks

Lies, Lies, Lies by Adele Parks

After reading Lies, Lies, Lies you’ll almost be grateful that Covid has put an end to parties. Almost. Daisy thinks three is the best number. It’s:  “the first number that forms a geometrical figure . . . it’s the number most often associated with time past, present and future; beginning, middle, end; birth, death, life.”…

Playing Nice by J.P. Delaney

Playing Nice by J.P. Delaney

For the sake of being completely transparent, I have to start this review off by saying that I’ve had a hard time buying into the wild plots of some of J.P. Delaney’s previous novels. I read psychological thrillers for pure escapism, but Mr. Delaney’s brand of over-the-top writing hasn’t always worked for me. With Playing…

The Last Wife by Karen Hamilton

The Last Wife by Karen Hamilton

I wasn’t crazy about Karen Hamilton’s début novel, The Perfect Girlfriend. The main character was repugnant, and the plot twists felt overly dramatic, but there was something oddly compelling about Hamilton’s writing, something that made me decide to give her second book a try. This turned out to be a great decision, because The Last…

The Swap by Robyn Harding

The Swap by Robyn Harding

Robyn Harding’s fourth novel, The Swap, is a thoroughly delightful if slightly disturbing combination of some of my very favorite thriller tropes. It’s a revenge story centered around a toxic female friendship, and in her usual style, Harding has managed to create a book I hated to look away from for even a moment. There…

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