Thriller

When I Was You by Amber Garza Book Review

When I Was You by Amber Garza is a suspense thriller. Deep in the throes of empty nest syndrome, Kelly Medina is missing her son who has left for college and mourns the life she used to have. Kelly discovers that there is another Kelly Medina in town, a young single mother with a baby boy. Intrigued she starts to look for the other Kelly in real life and online, her

The Stillwater Girls by Minka Kent Book Review

The Stillwater Girls by Minka Kent is a suspense thriller that gets told through two seemingly disparate points of view, Wren and Nicolette. Wren and her sisters Evie and Sage live in an isolated cabin in the woods in upstate New York with their mother. Their life is so isolated that they have little to no contact with anyone else and have never experienced modern-day conveniences such as indoor bathrooms

The Good Widow by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke Book Review

The Good Widow by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinkemake is a suspense thriller. Sometimes the life you thought you were leading is a lie. When Jacqueline “Jacks” Morales’s answers the door to two police officers to give her the news that her husband has died in a car accident, as if his death was not enough, she discovers he died in Maui, not Kansas where he was supposed to be

The House by the Sea by Louise Douglas Book Review

The House by the Sea by Louise Douglas is a suspenseful novel that straddles the line between suspense thriller and literary fiction It is a story-driven by jealousy, grief and animosity. Family should be sacred but for Edie, her family is at the root of the tragedy and heartache in her life. When her mother-in-law, Anna DeLuca, dies, Edie is relieved however the feeling is short-lived when she learns that

Dreamland by Nancy Bilyeau Book Review

Dreamland by Nancy Bilyeau is a historical thriller set on the Brooklyn shore during the gilded age. Twenty-year-old heiress Peggy Batternberg would rather spend her summer working in a Manhattan bookshop rather than socialising with her family and the moneyed elite on the shore. However, it’s 1911 and her late father’s debt means that Peggy needs to tow the line and join the family for the summer as her sister is

Guilty by Laura Elliot Book Review

Guilty by Laura Elliot is a suspenseful psychological thriller that delves into how far people are willing to go to get what they want. Thirteen-year-old Irish school girl Constance Lawson goes missing. spurred by a media furore created by journalist Amanda Bowe, Constance’s favourite uncle, Karl Lawson, is the prime suspect in the case. Without strong evidence, Karl is never prosecuted, but his marriage, family and life are left completely

The Locked Door by Freida McFadden  

The Locked Door by Freida McFadden is a suspense thriller that asks the question of which is stronger nature or nature? Nora Davis is a successful surgeon, but her calm, confident exterior hides a traumatic past and horrific urges. When she was 11 years old Nora discovers her father was a notorious serial killer who tortured and killed women in the basement of her childhood home. When one of her female

The Perfect Child by Lucinda Berry Book Review

Trigger warning: child abuse, fertility issues The Perfect Child by Lucinda Berry is a psychological suspense thriller. With well-established careers as a nurse and an orthopaedic surgeon, Hannah and her husband Mark have spent the last few years trying to have a baby. After problems trying to conceive and failed pregnancies and with Hannah having reached her 40th birthday, time is running out. Not wanting to let go of their dream

The Mystery of Alice by Lee Bacon Audiobook Review

The Mystery of Alice by Lee Bacon is an Audible original mystery and thriller audiobook aimed at teens and young adults. Emily Poe has won a full scholarship to the exclusive Audyn school in Manhattan. She thought the elaborate test by the mysterious Leopold Foundation to get into the school would be her biggest challenge, but it turns out that getting in was only the first hurdle and not everything is

The Year Without Summer by Jack Hunt Book Review

The Year Without Summer by Jack Hunt is a supervolcano disaster thriller. Fresh after a divorce volcanologist, Catherine Shaw is on vacation at Yellowstone park with her son Jordan where she hopes to mend their relationship. However, the vacation is not going as planned, worryingly there are signs that the long-dormant supervolcano under the park is waking up and is on the brink of erupting. With a ticking bomb that