Psychological Thriller

B+
Little Lovely Things

Little Lovely Things, the début novel from author Maureen Joyce Connolly, is a deftly plotted family drama that focuses on every parent's worst nightmare, the disappearance of two little girls. This theme is explored quite often in today's fiction, but Ms. Connolly manages to bring something new to ...

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The Last Woman in the Forest

The Last Woman in the Forest is the latest novel from author Diane Les Becquets, and if you asked me to describe it in a single word, my response would be bone-chilling! It turned out to be exactly the kind of twisty, dark thriller I was hoping it would be, and I blew through it in just over a day. ...

B
Until the Day I Die

Until the Day I Die is the first book I've read by author Emily Carpenter, but I'd been hearing some great things about her writing for several months before I finally picked it up. It's a psychological thriller about a mother and daughter, both of whom are trying to come to terms with the mysteriou ...

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Before She Was Found

Before She Was Found, the latest offering from author Heather Gudenkauf, is the story of one innocent evening gone wrong, and it's a book that kept me reading late into the night. Twelve-year-old Cora is excited to be having a sleepover. For the past couple of years, she's struggled to fit in wit ...

C
Beautiful Bad

I picked up Annie Ward's Beautiful Bad expecting another story about a marriage on the edge of implosion. What I got wasn't quite what I expected, which could be either a good or a bad thing, depending on your perspective. For me, it turned out to be a bit of a mixed bag. The story opens with pol ...

B+
Run Away

Run Away is the latest in a long line of phenomenal novels of psychological suspense from powerhouse author Harlan Coben. It's the story of a father's desperate search for his missing daughter. True, this is a somewhat familiar premise, but in Mr. Coben's expert hands, it feels completely fresh and ...

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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’ ...

B+
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 ...

B+
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 ...

F
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 ...