Tag Archives: page-turners

“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 – Book Review

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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“The beauty of the end” by Debbie Howells

Children who have lost both parents are called orphans.  There is no word for parents who have lost children… From the publisher: A haunting and heartbreaking new psychological thriller about a man thrust into the middle of a murder investigation, forced … Continue reading

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“In a Dark, Dark Wood” by Ruth Ware

Leonora Shaw is a solitary woman.  She writes crime novels for a living from her miniscule flat in London.  She is a runner (another solitary pursuit). She wasn’t always a private, solitary person.  Back at school, she had a social life, … Continue reading

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“Shadowed” by Karen E. Olson

Last year I read a thriller that I really enjoyed called “Hidden”.  This book introduced me to Nicole Jones, a computer hacker who has been living for fifteen years under the radar so as to be one step ahead of … Continue reading

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“Valentina” by S.E. Lynes (official blog tour)

When approached by Blackbird Digital Books to review “Valentina” and participate in the book’s blog tour, I was only too happy to  agree.  The book is a thriller set in Scotland, enough said… I am SO very pleased that “Valentina” surpassed … Continue reading

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“Alex” by Pierre Lemaitre

Alex Prévost is a beautiful woman – a thirty year-old agency nurse who tries to do good. A beautiful woman who has been abducted for reasons at first unknown, and she is the victim of inhumane torture at the hands of her abductor.  Your … Continue reading

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