“Matlin has woven together a story of conflict, tension, action, and suspense on every page.”
“Great storytellers do more than entertain. They educate, they provoke, and they challenge our preconceived notions. Stephen King is Exhibit A.”
“a chilling read in which the art of the cinema very often reflects the drama of the actors’ actual lives.”
“A deep-probing, layered story undulating through the shadows of domestic violence, Tell Me What I Am is a finely wrought psychological thriller . . .”
How do you con a con man? If you read this book, you will learn how. But then again this is a novel, and the author’s methods may not work in real life.
“a gripping novel of a law enforcement officer’s search for spiritual peace while trying to apprehend a killer who’s seeking the same thing.”
“Abbott’s writing is elegant and precise. She also deftly and subtly illustrates the unfortunate fact that women are often not taken seriously by medical professionals . . .”
“Strohmeyer’s clever adaptations around reality TV, home ‘reno,’ and online life create a page-turning thriller.”
“Leah’s gradual self-discovery of her own worth . . . breathes like a fresh new life.”
“so layered and deft—and, ultimately, engaging—this book seems certain to advance Catton’s already considerable reputation as a major literary talent.”
“Written in a literary style, with a combination of Southern Gothic, domestic suspense, and a good old fashioned whodunnit . . .”
“Reporter solves murder” is a reliable trope for movies, mysteries, and television. But trust me: It’s tougher than it looks on the screen or the page. In real life it rarely happens.
“Fans of psychological thrillers and new twists on locked-room mysteries won’t be disappointed.”
“Harris is to be congratulated on her ability to build a story with a maze full of twists and turns, memories false and true, and a totally unexpected ending.”
“Makkai’s elegant writing carries the reader along. . . . Excellent!”
“The book, told in . . . first person, is heavily plotted and—like the house—full of secret passageways and red herrings.”
A perfect ten, Bea is a woman who knows her own worth and is willing to employ her beauty to achieve her ultimate goal—marrying not just a rich man, but a mega-millionaire.
“Deborah Goodrich Royce handles the balance of Reef Road’s off-kilter story with a magnificent, firm grip.
“This story carries a good premise but is difficult to follow.”
“Prepare for more twists and turns than a winding mountain road, as Levison has crafted a suspenseful, mesmerizing tale of terror and redemption.”
“A Beginner’s Guide to Murder is a humorous romp through unfamiliar territory. Stopps manages her four central characters through distinct portraits.
“Hannah’s major characters are well developed, the plot has some merit, but the writing is not tight and tends to wander, making for a confusing storyline.”
“compelling, rich with suspects, twists, turns, and complex characters, wrapped up with a very gratifying ending.”
“The Witch in the Well is terrifying in its narration, as well as ironic, a story of two women engaged in a deadly rivalry.”
“Always the First to Die is a story evolving around the making of a slasher movie that should itself be made into a film.”