Category Archives: Suspense

“The Stranger Diaries” by Elly Griffiths

In the beginning we meet Clare Cassidy, an attractive, divorced, school teacher and single mum living in West Sussex with her teenage daughter and much-loved dog. She teaches creative writing in the English Department of Talgarth High, the same school … Continue reading

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“Our House” by Louise Candlish

Louise Candlish has taken domestic noir to new and disturbing heights! We have all, at one time or another, misplaced our wallets, or had them stolen. We can all relate to the period of panic that that type of experience … Continue reading

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“Go to my Grave” by Catriona McPherson

Present Day: The story begins with the protagonist, Donna Weaver. She is hosting a family reunion weekend for eight people. Donna and her mother own and run “The Breakers” a refurbished guest house near the sea in Galloway.  Her mother is … Continue reading

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“Foe” by Iain Reid

We don’t get visitors. Not out here. We never have.  Junior and Hen are a quiet married couple. They live a comfortable, solitary life on their farm, far from the city lights, but in close quarters with each other. One … Continue reading

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“The Silent Companions” by Laura Purcell

I just had to end the month of October with a ghost story. And WOW, what a ghost story! Creepy, gothic, and utterly unique, this novel will remain in my memory for years to come. With two historical timelines, set … Continue reading

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“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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