Category Thrillers

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 […]

Caged by Ellison Cooper

Caged, Ellison Cooper’s debut, begins when two police officers Mike and Wilson get called to check out a strong stench coming from an abandoned house in Washington DC. When they arrive at the place, they realize they had been there exactly twelve days ago to respond to a 911 call – a girl had called […]

The Perfect Nanny by Leïla Slimani

Leïla Slimani’s slim novel, The Perfect Nanny is one of the most hyped thrillers of 2018. Slimani has drawn inspiration from the cold murders of Lucia and Leo Krim that shocked New York in 2012, and her novel, which shares many similarities with the actual tragedy, is set in Paris. In The Perfect Nanny, Louise is a […]

Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

For me, Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl has been the epitome of psychological thrillers for a while now. Ever since Gone Girl came out in 2014 I’ve been judging all the thrillers I read after in comparison to it. The dust jackets of most of those books brazenly touted them to be the next Gone Girl […]

Last Stop in Brooklyn by Lawrence H. Levy

I usually read titles of a book series in the order they were written. But after reading the intriguing synopsis of Last Stop in Brooklyn, I had to make an exception! Last Stop in Brooklyn is the third book in Mary Handley series. These stories set in late 1800 New York feature the private investigator […]

The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor

I’m baffled by the fact that The Chalk Man is C. J. Tudor’s debut novel! The story is maddeningly gripping, and the writing is impressively haunting, so much so that I had a hard time believing Tudor is a first time author! C. J. Tudor has certainly set the bar high for 2018 thrillers, and […]

Here and Gone by Haylen Beck

Here and Gone follows the story of Audra Kinney. Audra is running away from her abusive husband to San Fransico with her two children. In Arizona, she gets pulled over by the local sheriff who charges her with possession of marijuana. But when she gets to the station, her kids are gone, and the sheriff […]

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

I was made a fool by the jacket of The Woman in Cabin 10! With its compelling premise, I was sure to find myself immersed in the book, but wow, no such luck for me! Lo Blacklock, in her early thirties, is a journalist for the travel magazine Velocity. The story starts with Lo getting […]

Long Black Veil by Jennifer Finney Boylan

The day after Jon Casey and Wailer Curtin got married in 1980, the newlyweds decide to visit the abandoned ruins of Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary at night with four of their college friends; Rachel Steinberg, Maisie Lenfest, Tripper Pennypacker, and Quentin Pheaney. Benny, Masier’s brother, and Nathan Krystal, an old teacher also tag along with […]