Category Thrillers

You Let Me In by Camilla Bruce

I started reading You Let Me In the minute it slipped through my mailbox. I haven’t read a thriller in a while as it feels like authors have exhausted all the possible plot varieties nowadays. But still, I was very excited about this. I’m craving for light reads these days, and for me, nothing fits […]

29 Seconds by T. M. Logan

At age sixteen, when Sarah reached a crossroad in her life after a period of teenage rebellion, her dad had urged her to pick the direction she wants her life to move: upwards or downwards. Taking upon his advice, now at thirty-two, Sarah has done well for herself. She has earned a PhD specializing in […]

Girl in the Rearview Mirror by Kelsey Rae Dimberg

In Kelsey Rae Dimberg’s debut novel Girl in the Rearview Mirror, Finn Hunt is nanny to Amabel, Philip and Marina Martin’s four-year-old daughter. The Martins are a prominent family in Arizona. Philip’s father Senator Jim Martin, up for reelection, is a popular politician who has represented Arizona in the congress for many years. And even […]

The First Mistake by Sandie Jones

Well, isn’t life funny? Right when I decided I’m going to swear-off thrillers after I’m done with my current TBRs, Sandie Jones’s latest, which was on top of that pile, managed to knock socks right off my feet! Going in, I didn’t even have high expectations for The First Mistake. I read Jones’s much raved […]

A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena

I think I’m going to have to take a break from contemporary domestic thrillers as soon as I finish reading the ones that are already in my TBR stacks. Lately, they all read the same to me. With familiar plots and twists, they don’t wow me anymore like they once did, and I had been […]

Cari Mora by Thomas Harris

In Cari Mora, Thomas Harris’s first novel in thirteen years, two rival gangs have been after drug kingpin Pablo Escobar’s gold stash for a while. With cartel gold worth of twenty-five million dollars at stake, the stage is all set for a murderous race between sadist Hans-Peter Schneider’s crew and Latino desperadoes to beat each […]

The Night Before by Wendy Walker

Wendy Walker’s Emma in the Night was one of my favorite thriller-reads last year. I read thrillers to keep things light, as there’s usually no takeaway for me when I read them, but Emma in the Night was an exception. It brilliantly explored the effect narcissist parents can have on their offspring, and gave me […]

They All Fall Down by Rachel Howzell Hall

Miriam Macy, the protagonist of They All Fall Down, has been down on her luck lately – her husband has left her for another woman and Morgan, Miriam’s teenage daughter, seems to love her new stepmom more. So Miriam is thrilled to hear that she has been selected to be part of a new reality […]

Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce

Alison has a lot of good things going on for her. At home, she has a little girl who adores her to bits and a caring husband. Then at work, she has a job she loves as a criminal barrister. Alison has worked hard to get where she is career-wise, so getting her first murder […]

The Hiding Place by C. J. Tudor

Thrillers have always been one of my favourite genres, but there was a time I was completely taken aback by the “girl” in the title trend. As much as I liked Gone Girl and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, I didn’t like any of the “girls” that came after them, so by the time […]

The Secretary by Renée Knight

Christine Butcher, the protagonist in Renée Knight’s second novel, has been the personal assistant to Mina Appleton, a supermarket heiress for over eighteen years. From the first-day Christine was hired, she knew what Mina expected from her. For a handsome salary, Mina wanted Christine’s loyalty and availability at all times, and Christine never hesitated to […]

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

As you may remember, a few of months back I finally gave into the hype and read The Wife Between Us. The first half of the novel had me completely hooked – I was so sure it will be my favorite thriller read for 2018. But then it hit a wall with the second half […]

Paper Gods by Goldie Taylor

With one crucial election cycle behind us in the USA, I felt now would be the perfect time to read Goldie Taylor’s new political thriller. Paper Gods revolves around Victoria Dobbs Overstreet, the mayor of Atlanta who announces her bid for Congress when a seat becomes vacant after the death of her godfather, Ezra Hawkins. […]

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

When The Wife Between Us first came out in January, I didn’t know what to expect from it. It’s written by two writers, and honestly, at the time I thought it might end up being a bit of a disaster with their writing styles clashing and so forth. Because of it, I decided to skip […]

Lies by T. M. Logan

Joe Lynch is a thirty-something English teacher at Haddon Park Academy. He had married Mel nearly a decade ago, and together they have a four-year-old son, William. When William was born, Joe had cut down his hours at work to let Mel keep the career she loved, and from the beginning, you get the sense […]