Category: Suspense

  • Forget Me Not

    Forget Me Not

    Author: Miranda RijksPublisher: Inkubator BooksDate Published: October 26, 2022 Anything by Miranda Rijks is an automatic buy for me, and this one did not disappoint. Forget Me Not felt authentic – I could feel the coldness of the blustering snow in the Swiss Alps, see the skiers slaloming down the mountainside, and feel Helen’s desperation as […]

  • The Nursery

    The Nursery

    Author: Sue WatsonPublisher: BookoutureDate Published: October 20, 2022 We know that Emily and her daughter Sofia have been living quietly in Sidmouth for the past 12 years. We also know that Emily was escaping her ex, and something that she did. But that quiet life is about to blow up when Emily finds her daughter chatting […]

  • The Lucky One

    The Lucky One

    Author: Jessica PaynePublisher: BookoutureDate Published: September 14, 2022 The Lucky One is told in multiple timelines. The first is Norah’s memory of what happened 10 years ago, when she and her friend were kidnapped after leaving their high school prom. The second is told as it happens; Norah is called home after her father is found […]

  • Please Join Us

    Please Join Us

    Author: Catherine McKenziePublisher: Atria BooksDate Published: August 23, 2022 Please Join Us is an intelligently written book about a group of women ostensibly gathered together to collaborate in an attempt to usurp the “old boy’s network”. When litigator Nicole is invited to join Panthera Leo at an expensive retreat where women come together to do bonding […]

  • Into the Woods

    Into the Woods

    Author: Lorraine MurphyPublisher: Inkubator BooksDate Published: August 21, 2022 Into the Woods a well told story about the disappearance of a little girl and her family’s fight to save her. The author covered everything – the dangers of social media, loss of a child, mental illness, marital issues, parent alienation – with compassion and authenticity. I […]

  • You’re Invited

    You’re Invited

    Author: Amanda JayatissaPublisher: Berkley Publishing GroupDate Published: August 9, 2022 Once again, I enjoyed the perspective that Amanada Jayatissa brings to her novels. We get a wonderful glimpse at Sri Lanken culture and traditions, especially the preparations and intricacies of a Sri Lanken wedding in a privileged family. But this is not just any wedding. It’s […]

  • The Other Girlfriend

    The Other Girlfriend

    Author: Alex StonePublisher: Boldwood BooksDate Published: July 28, 2022 Even though there was a slow burn to the “secret” that had Lizzie/Beth feeling so guilty, it was easy to guess. As was the rest of the book. Beth is pining for the “love of her life”. The story is told in flashbacks to when Lizzie, Tom, […]

  • The Couple at Number 9

    The Couple at Number 9

    Author: Claire DouglasPublisher: Harper PerennialDate Published: August 2, 2022 What do you do when you need clarification about events that happened 30 years ago, but the only person with a memory of what happened is in a care home for dementia? This book rings so true for the descriptions of what it is like to wish […]

  • The Waitress

    The Waitress

    Author: Nina ManningPublisher: Boldwood BooksDate Published: July 21, 2022 Be warned that this is a slow burn. I found myself checking at the halfway point when the secret that Kit has been hiding has yet to be revealed. But if you stick with it, the book advances through some atmospheric scenes in the large and isolated […]

  • The It Girl

    The It Girl

    Author: Ruth WarePublisher: Gallery Books, Gallery/Scout PressDate Published: July 12, 2022 I jumped over all the other books on my TBR pile to get to review The It Girl. Because…Ruth Ware, ya’ll!! This is decidedly a departure from her earlier books, which had a more gothic, more locked room, Agatha Christie feel, so I had to […]