Category Archives: Suspense

“That Last Weekend” by Laura DiSilverio

“It had started with such promise and ended in tragedy, suspicion, and a police investigation. Horrible.” Five young women, former college roommates, are the stars in this novel. The best of friends, they visit a country inn annually.  Until… the … Continue reading

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“Follow you home” by Mark Edwards

Some real monsters are worse than any you can imagine… A thirty-something London couple, Daniel Sullivan and Laura Mackenzie, have decided to go on one last big trip before settling down and having a family.  They have an adventurous time … Continue reading

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“She was the quiet one” by Michele Campbell

Rose and Bel Enright are fraternal twin sisters. They are the offspring of a privileged New England college student and a Mexican scholarship student.  Now they are fifteen years old and orphaned.  Sent to live with their wealthy grandmother in … Continue reading

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“Broken Grace” by E.C. Diskin @ecdiskin #thriller #bookreview

When we first meet Grace she is in a panic. She is driving away from something or someone horrible. She is driving too fast and hits a deer – then travels off the road and hits a tree.  A week … Continue reading

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“A fractured winter” by Alison Baillie #blog tour #BookReview

Last year I read a memorable debut novel that I really enjoyed. Alison Baillie’s novel “Sewing the shadows together” was an excellent mystery with an atmospheric Edinburgh setting. You can read my review here. Needless to say, I was very excited to … Continue reading

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“Then she was gone” by Lisa Jewell

This is the third title I’ve read by Lisa Jewell and I’ve decided that her novels are all consistently good.  It is nice to discover an author who you know you will read automatically – a ‘go to‘ author. First … Continue reading

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“The Wildling sisters” by Eve Chase

“Applecote Manor doesn’t dominate the surrounding lush countryside but settles into it, like an elegant elderly lady dozing in long grass.”Two years ago I read Eve Chase’s debut novel, “Black Rabbit Hall” and enjoyed it SO much that I vowed … Continue reading

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“The broken girls” by Simone St. James

“Idlewild was an old place, and the fear here was old fear.” “Idlewild was the boarding school of last resort, where parents stashed their embarrassments, their failures, and their recalcitrant girls.” Idlewild is an old, abandoned boarding school in rural … Continue reading

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“Let me lie” by Clare Mackintosh

The Queen of the plot twist has done it again! Two years ago, I read Clare Mackintosh’s debut novel “I let you go“.  It contained what was for me, a ‘gasp’, jaw-dropping plot twist, and I considered it to be … Continue reading

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“The dead house” by Billy O’Callaghan

“Ireland is a country haunted by its past. In Billy O’Callaghan’s hands, its terrible beauty becomes a force of inescapable horror that reaches far back in time, before the Famine, before Christianity, to a pagan place where nature and superstition … Continue reading

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“The liar’s girl” by Catherine Ryan Howard

For my third “Reading Ireland Month” selection I have chosen “The liar’s girl“.  Set in the city of Dublin, it seemed a good choice, and an excellent opportunity for me to read my first novel by Catherine Ryan Howard. “They … Continue reading

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“Silent victim” by Caroline Mitchell (#blogtour @Caroline_writes)

I’m delighted to be participating in the official blog tour for Caroline Mitchell’s latest novel.  A psychological thriller that will keep you riveted from first page until last.  This is the first novel I’ve read by this author and you … Continue reading

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“Keep her safe” by Richard Parker

How far would you go to protect your child?“Keep her safe” is a novel told over ONE tension-packed, adrenaline-filled winter night. It is the story of two women, both single mothers, who are desperate. Why? Someone known to  them only … Continue reading

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“The golden hour” by T. Greenwood

I’ll readily admit that the reason for choosing this novel was the stunning cover.  Then, when I realized that it was largely set on an island in Maine, the decision was made. Wyn Davies is a thirty-three year-old artist. She … Continue reading

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“Unsound” by Toby Neal

“I think I started getting really worried when I found the shoe.” The first line of this novel grabbed me, and what followed ensured that my interest was maintained. Being unfamiliar with the author, I had no expectations, either positive … Continue reading

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