Suspense

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The Winters

“Last night, Rebekah tried to murder me again,” begins Lisa Gabriele’s modernized retelling of Daphne DuMaurier’s Rebecca.  It’s not quite as catchy as “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again,” but then, what could be? In Gabriele’s version of the classic story, the main p ...

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Pieces of Her

I’d like to show you what I looked like as I read this book. No joke. Y’all, this thing is something else. Set between 2018 and 1986, Pieces of Her is a tale of a mother who would go to any lengths to protect her daughter, a daughter who chafes under her father’s authoritarian rule, ...

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Our House

I was drawn to Louise Candlish's Our House because of its unique premise. There are tons of books about missing women and children, and although I've enjoyed many of them, I've been in the mood for something new for quite some time, and this story that opens with our heroine's realization that stran ...

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With You Always

Rena Olsen’s début novel, The Girl Before, was one of my favorite mysteries of 2017, so I'm sure you can imagine how delighted I was to learn she had a new book coming out. It was something I knew I had to read, so when I saw that With You Always was available for review, I snapped it up as quick ...

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A Double Life

My best friend has had a ton of complimentary things to say about author Flynn Berry, so I was eager to give one of her books a try. When I saw her latest, A Double Life, up for review, I snapped it up and prepared to lose myself in a fast-paced and suspenseful story. Unfortunately, what I got inste ...

B
Jane Doe

Jane Doe is the third offering from author Victoria Helen Stone. It centers around one woman's quest for revenge against the man she holds responsible for the death of her best friend, and while it didn't completely captivate me, it's a book I'm glad I read. At first glance, Jane seems like a hun ...

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Girls' Night Out

Authors Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke have teamed up to write Girls' Night Out, their second novel of psychological suspense. I was drawn to it at first because of its Mexican setting, but the twisty plot hooked me in pretty early on, and I had trouble putting it down until I reached the end. Natal ...

B
Mine: A Novel of Obsession

The premise for J.L Butler’s Mine sounded really intriguing, as did the idea of a barrister heroine, so I jumped right in and was immediately pulled into the story.  I don’t read many mysteries (I tend to prefer romantic suspense), but this one grabbed me right away, and even though there were ...

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The Perfect Couple

In Elin Hilderbrand’s first foray into suspense, the maid of honor is found dead on the morning of the wedding. The bride - who found her - had her bags all packed and was ready to get into a cab when she discovered the body. It’s a Nantucket wedding, so there’s money, secrets, and motives gal ...

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Paper Ghosts

Mind blowing. Addictive. Mesmerizing. All those words describe Paper Ghosts, the newest suspense novel from author Julia Haeberlin. With its unique plot and enigmatic characters, this book is one that pulls the reader in – and doesn’t let them back out till they’ve finished the last page. T ...