Category Thrillers

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 […]

The Other Woman by Sandie Jones

Emily is a young rising star at a headhunting firm when she meets Adam, a handsome, successful IT consultant. Emily catches Adam’s eyes right away, and the two of them get along very well with each other, so finally, it looks like Emily has found her perfect match. Emily had been in love and burned […]

Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker

When the Tanner sisters, Emma and Cas disappeared one night, they had been seventeen and fifteen-years-old respectively. The news of their disappearance had shattered their community – even the FBI had gotten involved in the investigation. However, after Emma’s car was found at a nearby beach, their trail had gone cold leaving the case unsolved. […]

The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn

I was a bit afraid of reading The Woman in the Window at first. Most reviewers had said The Woman in the Window is something between The Girl on the Train and The Woman in Cabin 10 – two thrillers I didn’t enjoy much – so I didn’t have high hopes for it. But when […]