Tag Archives: page-turners

“The gift” by Louise Jensen

“Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.” – Joseph Heller  There is a fine line between paranoia and fear.  Does fear breed paranoia? Or, does paranoia breed fear? Jenna McCauley is a thirty year old woman who … Continue reading

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“Gone without a trace” by Mary Torjussen (official #blogtour)

Wow! I know reviewers say things like “I read it in one sitting!” But people…. I really did! I was riveted from the beginning! Hannah and Matt share a house across the Mersey River from Liverpool.  Both are in their early … Continue reading

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“I see you” by Clare Mackintosh

Last year my #1 thriller read was “I let you go” by Clare Mackintosh.  It was a debut novel and I couldn’t imagine that she could possibly retain that caliber in a second novel. She did! “I see you” has … Continue reading

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“Duplicity” by Jane Haseldine

You have to have your wits about you when you read this novel.  Contrary to what the rather gothic-toned cover would have you believe – this is a modern, action-packed thriller where the ‘good guys’ and the ‘bad guys’ are … Continue reading

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“The beautiful dead” by Belinda Bauer

When you read a lot of thrillers like I do, reading that a book features a serial killer is almost to be expected.  However, if you think THIS novel is just another serial killer novel, you would be sadly underestimating … Continue reading

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“Tell me no lies” by Lisa Hall

The cover warns you: “Don’t. Trust. Anyone”.  Heed the advice. Stephanie Gordon, her husband Mark, and her young son, Henry, have just moved into a new home in London.  They are attempting a much needed ‘new start’.  Events prior to … Continue reading

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“The vanishing year” by Kate Moretti

This thriller features one female protagonist, but she is really more than one person.  Confusing? I just mean that at various stages of her life she has had very different lives, with different names, but, she is still trying to … Continue reading

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“The memory box” by Eva Lesko Natiello

Have you ever Googled your own name? Come on, confess, of course you have.  What if you found out things that you don’t remember?  Things that will completely change your life and how you view the people in it?  This … Continue reading

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“The couple next door” by Shari Lapena

This seems to be the year for debut novels that are very well crafted.  “The couple next door” is a riveting suspense novel that keeps readers turning the pages frantically to follow the plight of its characters.  With a fast-paced plot … Continue reading

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“The second girl” by David Swinson

If you like your protagonists flawed with baggage, then Frank Marr is your man!  He is the very epitome of an anti-hero.  An ex-cop turned private investigator in his mid-forties, Frank is also a high-functioning cocaine addict. Frank is single. … Continue reading

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“Stasi Child” by David Young

An original and accomplished debut thriller, “Stasi Child” is a compelling police procedural set in 1970s Cold War Germany. Publisher’s blurb:  East Berlin, 1975: When Oberleutnant Karin Müller is called to investigate a girl’s body at the foot of the … Continue reading

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“The lady vanished” by Gretta Mulrooney

Don’t you just LOVE starting a new series?  When you enjoy the first book and you just KNOW that there are many more enjoyable reading hours ahead?   “The lady vanished” introduces the protagonist Tyrone Swift.  Tyrone was once a … Continue reading

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“The kind worth killing” by Peter Swanson

“The kind worth killing” has been on my radar for some time.  I kept hearing about it through friend recommendations and on Goodreads.  I was delighted when I learned that my bookclub, Whodunit, had this title featured for their August … Continue reading

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“Redemption Road” by John Hart

A few years ago I read a wonderful thriller called “The last child“.  It was the first book I had read by John Hart and it has resonated in my memory.  When I saw that Thomas Dunne Books offered another … Continue reading

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“Those we left behind” by Stuart Neville

What if you had only one person in all the world?  What if that person was your older brother?  What if your loyalty and love for that person was eclipsed by the fact that you are mortally afraid of him? … Continue reading

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