Reviews by Shannon Dyer

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Three Perfect Liars

Heidi Perks came to my attention last year with the publication of her first novel here in the U.S., and I've been eagerly awaiting something new from her ever since. Now, Three Perfect Liars has hit the shelves, and I can't wait for thriller fans everywhere to fall under its spell. The novel cen ...

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The Comeback

Grace Turner – née Hyde -  had it all; or so it seemed.  A Hollywood starlet on the eve of a breakthrough into the serious acting world, she was plucked from England via a stroke of luck at the age of thirteen.  In acting, she found a way to snag the attention of her parents from her newborn s ...

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Behind the Red Door

It's so easy to become overwhelmed by the wide array of thrillers released each month, so I'm here to tell you about one of the best I've read this summer. Behind the Red Door is Megan Collins' second novel, and I was utterly blown away by its depth and complexity. I was completely entranced from be ...

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Say No More

With Say No More, the follow-up to 2019's Say You're Sorry, Karen Rose returns to a group of dedicated law enforcement officials determined to bring down the leaders of a powerful cult known as Eden. Joined by a couple of cult survivors, the FBI's task force is doing everything they can to track dow ...

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The Lions of Fifth Avenue

Fiona Davis is known for writing dual-timeline novels centered around iconic New York City landmarks. In her fifth book, The Lions of Fifth Avenue, she turns her attention to the New York Public Library, creating a multi-layered love letter to books and those who love them. It's 1913, and Laura, ...

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The Silent Wife

Karin Slaughter is once again at the top of her game with The Silent Wife, the tenth installment in her Will Trent series. Spending time with these characters is a highlight of my reading life, and this latest release is one of the best in this long-running series. Before I go into the specifics ...

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Would I Lie to the Duke

Jessica McGale’s family business desperately needs investors and she’s determined to succeed at any cost. But she knows London’s elite will never look twice at a humble farm girl like herself. Posing as “Lady Whitfield,” however, places her in the orbit of wealthy, powerful people—most n ...

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Playing Nice

For the sake of being completely transparent, I have to start this review off by saying that I've had a hard time buying into the wild plots of some of J.P. Delaney's previous novels. I read psychological thrillers for pure escapism, but Mr. Delaney's brand of over-the-top writing hasn't always work ...

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The Guest List

I picked up Lucy Foley's The Guest List in part because of all the fabulous things I'd been hearing about it, but I have to admit I was also drawn to the setting. The book takes place on a tropical island and centers around a group of people attending a wedding there. I'm always on the lookout for c ...

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He Started It

Samantha Downing's My Lovely Wife was one of the most original thrillers I'd ever read, making it one of my favorite books of 2019. When I heard she was coming out with something new, I was quite excited, but also a little skeptical of her ability to craft something I'd love as much as last year's r ...