psychological thriller

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The Little House

I’m familiar with some of Philippa Gregory’s historicals, but I recently discovered she’s written a psychological thriller. The Little House has the sort of title which suggests still waters that run deep, so I gave it a try. Most of the book held my attention, but the ending leaves me relucta ...

B
The Girl in a Swing

The Girl in a Swing is part psychological thriller, part paranormal horror and part twisted love story. I picked it up because it’s by Richard Adams, the author of my favorite fantasy novel, Watership Down, but anyone looking for characters as likeable as Hazel and Bigwig should look elsewhere. Th ...

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Copycat

Copycat is the latest psychological thriller from bestselling author Alex Lake. It's a twisty, atmospheric tale that centers around one woman's attempt to get to the bottom of a series of suspicious events that have managed to turn her once picture-perfect life upside-down. It's the kind of book tha ...

D
Saving Sophie

I'm one of those readers who enjoys a gripping psychological thriller, so, when I came across Sam Carrington’s début novel, Saving Sophie, I leapt at the chance to review it. Unfortunately, I can't say I enjoyed it very much. While the plot itself had a good deal of potential, the author's lacklu ...

B+
The Good Daughter

The Good Daughter crawled under my skin and messed with me, y’all. I was reading it in an airport and struck up a conversation with the woman next to me, who was also reading a book by Ms. Slaughter (Pretty Girls, for the record). This was my first of the famous author’s works, while my single s ...

B+
The Secrets She Keeps

I love a great mystery/thriller and when I need a break from romance (not often!), it’s my go to genre - especially if it's a book by Michael Robotham.  I binged his books a few years ago and I spent a summer engrossed in his addictive Joseph O’Laughlin series, so when I heard he had a new stan ...

B+
Give Me the Child

If you're a fan of psychological thrillers, you're living in the perfect era. It seems like a new thriller with a shocking twist comes out every few weeks, and I'll be the first to admit I couldn't be happier about it. From the moment I read the blurb for Mel McGrath’s Give Me the Child, I knew it ...

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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 ...

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Every Last Lie

Some of us are old enough to remember the commercials and advertisements with the slogan, ‘Maybe she’s born with it; Maybe it’s Maybelline.’ The idea behind that old sales pitch is that ‘real’ can be disguised. Truth can be hidden behind some cosmetic applications. In Every Last Lie, Cla ...

B
Pretty Baby

A psychological suspense novel which serves as both social treatise and dire warning, Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica leaves you thinking – and vaguely frightened. Heidi Wood calls all those who see a need and don’t meet it do-nothings.  Heidi is the polar opposite of that- she works for a nonp ...