Psychological Thriller

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My Lovely Wife

My Lovely Wife, the début novel from author Samantha Downing, is a wonderfully wild story sure to keep readers up way past their bedtimes. Our narrator is a man who calls himself Tobias. We have no idea what his real name is, since he never tells us, so I just called him Tobias in my head. He’ ...

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Between the Lies

What if you could remember nothing – absolutely nothing – about your life? And what if the people who were caring for you – who called themselves your family – were complete strangers to you? This is the premise of Between the Lies, a domestic thriller which examines the dark corners of huma ...

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Call Me Evie

Call Me Evie is the début novel by author J.P. Pomare. It's the story of seventeen-year-old Kate Bennet, and her struggle to piece together her fragmented memories of one tragic night that changed her life irrevocably. It's fast-paced and extremely twisty, a book I'm glad I picked up. When we fi ...

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All the Wrong Places

Joy Fielding's work has been hit or miss for me over the past fifteen years or so, but I still get a little bit excited when I learn she's coming out with something new. Maybe I'm a glutton for punishment, or maybe I'm still waiting for her to come out with something as fabulous as Whispers and Lies ...

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I Invited Her In

Fans of fast-paced thrillers based around the theme of revenge won't want to miss I Invited Her In, the latest offering from author Adele Parks. It's the story of two women, former best friends, and the destructive need to get even burns within one of them. Mel and Abi were best friends back in t ...

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I Invited Her In

The tag line for I Invited Her In is, “Imagine the worst thing a friend could ever do. This is worse.” A tale of a reunion between university pals gone horribly wrong, it’s a nice reminder that sometimes when we drift apart from people, it’s for good reason. They had been best of friends. ...

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Before She Knew Him

I've read and enjoyed two of Peter Swanson's previous novels, so I was really excited to get my hands on a review copy of his latest novel. Unfortunately for me, Before She Knew Him didn't turn out to be at all what I was expecting. Hen and her husband Lloyd have recently moved into a lovely hous ...

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The Night Olivia Fell

The Night Olivia Fell is a twisty, fast-paced thriller that asks how well we really know those closest to us. The blurb compares it to Kimberly McCreight's Reconstructing Amelia, a book I read and loved back in 2013. For the most part, I agree with the comparison, but The Night Olivia Fell contains ...

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The Promise

Beth, Sally, and Carol have been friends since their high school days. True, Carol has been distancing herself from the other two for the past few years, but Beth still considers her to be one of her very best friends in part because of the dark secrets the three of them share. Thirty years ago, ...

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The Silent Patient

Twisty novels of psychological suspense are among my favorite things to read, so I was thrilled to get my hands on a copy of Alex Michaelides' début novel The Silent Patient. It's everything I want in a thriller and then some, and I can't wait for my fellow booklovers to read it. Alicia and Gabr ...