The Other Mother by Carol Goodman Book Review 

The Other Mother by Carol Goodman is a psychocoligal thriller tinged with gothic suspense due to the moody setting. On the run from her abusive husband, Daphne Marist and her baby daughter Chloe, have arrived at Daphne’s new job an as archivist for an author that she secured using a fake identity and credentials, at a mansion in the Catskills. Determined to be a good mother and to make it on

The House Guest by Mark Edwards Book Review

The House Guest by Mark Edwards is a suspense thriller. Ruth and Adam have struck it lucky and have gotten the chance to spend the summer in New York housesitting for another couple that they had met on  cruise. Adam is an aspiring writer and Ruth is an actress that has gotten the opportunity to be in a play in New York which could be her big break, the housesitting job means

Every Last Secret by A. R. Torre Book Review

Every Last Secret by A. R. Torre is a suspense thriller. Cat Winthorpe is rich, beautiful and the queen bee of the neighbourhood. She has a successful husband and a wonderful life that she has worked hard to get and keep. Dr Neena Ryder and her husband have just moved into the abandoned estate next door. For Neena getting a home in this neighbourhood is just another tick on her list

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

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