Reviews by Shannon Dyer

B+
The Rumor

The Rumor is a novel of psychological suspense that examines the role rumors play in today's society. It has a pretty strong moral message, but I never felt that the author was preaching. Instead, the situations in which the characters find themselves deftly tackle some of the most important questio ...

B-
The Golden Hour

In The Golden Hour, author Beatriz Williams tells the interconnected stories of two women, decades apart, whose lives are irrevocably changed by their deep and abiding love for the men of the Winthrop family. For Lulu, a journalist desperate to uncover the truth about the apparent death of the man s ...

B+
Girls Like Us

Girls Like Us is author Cristina Alger's second novel, but it's my first experience with her writing. She puts a fresh spin on the well-known serial killer trope, making this novel a pleasure to read instead of the slog it otherwise might have been. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a good thriller center ...

B+
Pretty Revenge

Emily Liebert is an author who has been on my extremely long list of authors to check out for quite some time, so I was pleased to see Pretty Revenge, her latest thriller, available for review. It's a fast-paced and gritty revenge novel, and I'm so glad I decided to give it a try. Kerrie O'Malley ...

B
Lock Every Door

Riley Sager is known for writing thrillers with hints of horror thrown in for good measure. Horror isn't at all my thing, but I decided to pick up a copy of Lock Every Door, Mr. Sager's latest novel, just to see what all the fuss was about - and now, I know. The novel is a quick read, one I'm glad I ...

C-
Girl in the Rearview Mirror

I picked up a copy of Kelsey Rae Dimberg's début novel Girl in the Rearview Mirror with extremely high hopes. I love stories that center around dark secrets, and the synopsis of this one promised a slew of those. Unfortunately for me, the story itself felt very anticlimactic, making this a novel I' ...

A+
After the End

I always get a little nervous when authors who write a particular type of book very well decide to try something new. Sometimes, it ends up working out well, but there are also those times when it turns out to be a flop. Fortunately, After the End, the latest novel from renowned thriller writer Clar ...

A
Dear Wife

If you're anything like me, you probably roll your eyes and heave a giant sigh whenever you hear a new book being called ‘the next Gone Girl’. Don't get me wrong, Gone Girl is fantastic, as are many of the novels that are compared to it, but few of these comparisons actually ring true for me. Bu ...

A
The Good Sister

Originally published in the U.K. under the title No Further Questions, The Good Sister is the first novel from author Gillian McAllister to be published in the U.S. She has apparently written two others, but they're currently only available in the U.K. Hopefully, this will change soon, since I loved ...

A
Only Ever Her

Only Ever Her is the latest novel from author Marybeth Mayhew Whalen, and although it's the first of hers I've read, it absolutely will not be the last. It's a quiet story, the sort that sneaks up on you with its surprisingly deep insights and remarkably imperfect characters. Practically everyone ...