Tag: Suspense/Thriller


Review: Dark Places

Review: Dark Places
6 October, 2014 / 8 Comments

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn My Copy: eBook, 368 pages Publication Date: May 5, 2009 Publisher: Broadway Books Source: Purchased Libby Day was just seven years old when her evidence put her fifteen-year-old brother behind bars. Since then, she had been drifting. But when she is contacted by a group who are convinced of Ben’s innocence, Libby starts to ask questions she never dared to before. Was the voice she heard her brother’s? Ben was a misfit in their small town, but was he capable of murder? Are there secrets to uncover at the family farm or is Libby deluding […]


Review: Don’t Let Go

Review: Don’t Let Go
26 September, 2014 / 1 Comment

Don’t Let Go (PERSEFoNE #3) by Michelle Gagnon My Copy: eBook Publication Date: August 26, 2014 Publisher: HarperCollins Source: Purchased In this pulse-pounding final installment of the Don’t Turn Around trilogy, which in a starred review Kirkus called “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for teens,” Noa and Peter race across the country in their search to destroy Project Persephone before time runs out. After a devastating loss, Noa Torson is out of options. On the run with the three remaining teens of Persephone’s Army, she is up against immeasurable odds. The group is outnumbered, outsmarted, and outrun. But they […]


Review: Gone Girl

Review: Gone Girl
19 September, 2014 / 2 Comments

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn My Copy: eBook, 474 pages Publication Date: 2012 Publisher: Broadway Books Source: Library On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely […]


Hits Stores Tomorrow Review: Blackbird

Hits Stores Tomorrow Review: Blackbird
15 September, 2014 / 4 Comments

Blackbird (Blackbird Duology #1) by Anna Carey My Copy: ARC eBook, 184 pages Publication Date: September 16, 2014 (tomorrow!) Publisher: HarperTeen Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Genre: Mystery | Suspense/Thriller | Young Adult This twisty, breathless cat-and-mouse thrill ride, told in the second person, follows a girl with amnesia in present-day Los Angeles who is being pursued by mysterious and terrifying assailants. A girl wakes up on the train tracks, a subway car barreling down on her. With only minutes to react, she hunches down and the train speeds over her. She doesn’t remember her name, where she is, or how she got […]


Review: Fear the Worst

Review: Fear the Worst
4 November, 2013 / 1 Comment

Fear the Worst by Linwood Barclay My Copy: ePub eBook Publication Date: August 11, 2009 Publisher: Bantam Source: Purchased Genre: Adult | Contemporary | Mystery | Suspense/Thriller Your daughter doesn’t come home one night from her summer job. You go there looking for her. No one’s seen her. But it’s worse than that. No one’s ever seen her. So where has she been going every day? And where is she now? In Linwood Barclay’s riveting new thriller, an ordinary man’s desperate search for his daughter leads him into a dark world of corruption, exploitation, and murder. Tim Blake is about to […]


Review: Room

Review: Room
1 November, 2013 / 4 Comments

Room by Emma Donoghue My Copy: Paperback, 321 pages Publication Date: September 13, 2010 Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Source: Borrowed Genre: Adult | Contemporary | Realistic | Suspense To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it’s where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held […]


Review: Don’t Look Now

Review: Don’t Look Now
4 October, 2013 / 2 Comments

Don’t Turn Around (PERSEFoNE #2) by Michelle Gagnon My Copy: Hardcover, 319 pages Publication Date: August 27, 2013 Publisher: HarperCollins Source: Borrowed from Library! Genre: Mystery | Sci-Fi | Suspense/Thriller | Young Adult Noa Torsen is on the run. Having outsmarted the sinister corporation Pike & Dolan, Noa and her friend Zeke now move stealthily across the country, protecting runaways before they become test subjects for P&D’s horrific experiments. Noa knows all too well what that feels like: Whatever they did to her has left her exhausted and scared. Back in Boston, Peter anxiously follows Noa’s movements from his computer, using […]


ARC Review: 3:59

ARC Review: 3:59
13 September, 2013 / 4 Comments

3:59 by Gretchen McNeil My Copy: ARC Paperback, 357 pages Publication Date: September 17, 2013 Publisher: Balzer & Bray Source: Publisher Genre: Fantasy | Paranormal | Science Fiction | Suspense | Young Adult Josie Byrne’s life is spiraling out of control. Her parents are divorcing, her boyfriend Nick has grown distant, and her physics teacher has it in for her. When she’s betrayed by the two people she trusts most, Josie thinks things can’t get worse. Until she starts having dreams about a girl named Jo. Every night at the same time—3:59 a.m. Jo’s life is everything Josie wants: she’s popular, her […]


Review: Before I Go To Sleep

Review: Before I Go To Sleep
23 August, 2013 / 2 Comments

Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson My Copy: Paperback, 358 pages Publication Date: January 1, 2011 Publisher: HarperCollins Source: Borrowed (from Mom) Genre: Adult | Contemporary | Mystery | Suspense/Thriller “As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I’m still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me. . . .” Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love—all forgotten overnight. And the […]


ARC Review: Find Me

ARC Review: Find Me
19 August, 2013 / 0 Comments

Find Me by Romily Bernard My Copy: ARC ePub eBook, 219 pages Publication Date: September 24, 2013 Publisher: Harper Teen Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Genre: Mystery | Suspense/Thriller | Young Adult A teenage hacker embarks on a perverse game of hide-and-seek in this exhilarating thriller debut from 2012 Golden Heart Award winner Romily Bernard! “Find me.” Those are the only words written on Tessa Waye’s diary when it arrives at Wick Tate’s door. When Wick gets to school and hears that Tessa’s just been found dead, she knows something bad is going down. Now Wick’s got a choice to make: Ignore the […]