Psychological Thriller

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When the Lights Go Out

Most people wouldn't call me an optimist, but I suppose you might think of me that way if you pay attention to some of my book choices. I absolutely adored Mary Kubica's second novel, Pretty Baby, but was bitterly disappointed in her two subsequent books, and yet, I continue to eagerly anticipate th ...

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The Party

For Hannah Sanders’ sweet sixteenth, her parents, Kim and Jeff, allow her to have a sleepover. Just pizza, cake and a few of her closest friends. No boys and definitely no booze. Hannah is a sweet, compliant overachiever, so naturally she’ll follow the rules and everything will be dandy. But ...

B+
Kiss Her Goodbye

Kiss Her Goodbye by Susan Gee is one of those books that starts off with a bang and doesn't let up until the last page has been turned. I picked it up one night before bed, and it was all I could do to put it down at a semi-reasonable hour so I could get some sleep. In short, it's just the thing for ...

B+
Tell Me You're Mine

Elisabeth Norebäck's Tell Me You're Mine was originally published in Sweden in 2017, and I'm so pleased it's now available to English-speaking readers. It's one of those books I hated to put down once I started reading, so be sure to have a good chunk of time to devote to it whenever you pick it up ...

B
What She Gave Away

I'm almost always up for a new thriller that centers around revenge. There's something about the calculating nature of a person trying to get even with someone from their past that makes for a spectacularly suspenseful read. So, when I read the synopsis for Catharine Riggs' What She Gave Away, I kne ...

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Three Little Lies

Three Little Lies is the second offering from author Laura Marshall. It's one of those books with a synopsis that sounds like a thousand others you've read recently, and yet, once you get fully immersed in the lives of the characters, you realize it's far more complex than you first thought. Sash ...

A
In Her Bones

I've heard great things about the writing of author Kate Moretti from a number of people whose reading tastes are pretty similar to my own, and I even went so far as to purchase a couple of her books. Somehow, I never got around to reading them, even though their synopses look extremely intriguing. ...

D
Bring Me Back

Behind Closed Doors, the début novel from British author B.A. Paris, was one of my top reads of 2016, so I was pleased to see her third novel entitled Bring Me Back up for review. I snapped it up, fully expecting another fast-paced, twisty, super engrossing thriller, but I got something completely ...

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You Were Made for This

Michelle Sacks delivers a chilling, disturbing thriller with her debut novel, You Were Made for This. It will make you question everything you have ever believed about happiness, friendship and family. Before I begin my review, I want to emphasize the “disturbing” part of my description. This ...

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The Child

We all know the saying “Oh, what a tangled web we weave… when first we practice to deceive.” In Fiona Barton’s engrossing new thriller, The Child, that tangled web is spun around a single act. Like a stack of dominoes falling when just one is pushed over, it seems almost inevitable that when ...