“This story has more twists and turns than a corkscrew, and just when the reader thinks he’s figured it out, there’s one more turn of that screw.”
A fragmentary meditation on death and decay, Of Darkness by Josefine Klougart stretches the concept of fictional narrative to its very limits. She redefines the novel in the process.
Let’s face it, a book centered around the wretched child abuse of a large family at the hands of a demented religious fanatic has some inherent drama to it.
“Lindsay’s clear description of locations and people provides the reader with a sense of ‘being there’ and accepting these people as real.”
“a chilling story of identity and what happens when a person’s self-reality is voluntarily submerged with another’s.”
Midway through Eshkol Nevo’s The Last Interview, the narrator—who may or may not be Nevo himself, an uncertainty Nevo may or may not want his readers to entertain—slyly explains the ruse o
“What distinguishes Goodnight Beautiful is Molloy’s spectacular feat of misdirection and uncanny success in unfolding revelations that are surprising yet believable from the early
“Doering's wordsmithing is the absolute gold standard and leads readers to a stunner of an ending.”
“a powerful story of how the resentment and pain of abandonment can sweep the guilty as well as the innocent into a maelstrom of hate from which none will emerge unscathed.”
“Using her remarkable, literary voice to investigate the psychological experiences of victims, Oates requires that we willingly suspend our disbelief and reject realism as a means to identi
“a compelling and rewarding journey.”
“From the beginning we know we’re dealing with the kind of unreliable narrator who’s voiced so many of the early 21st century’s bestsellers.”
Novels of mystery and suspense and thrillers more often than not turn on event rather than on complex emotion.
"Don't Look for Me is truly spine-tingling!"
“Behind the Red Door by Megan Collins is a chilling psychological drama as disturbing as it is mysterious.”
“Powerful and compelling, the prose gets to the heart of parenting as well as self-doubt, anxiety, and heartbreak—a read many parents, especially those who have endured difficult deliveries
“Kosa blends secrets, lies, revenge, and deceit into a complex stunner of a book.”
“At times surprising and other times disturbing, Imperfect Women is a suspenseful mystery with depth, a frightful look at domesticity gone awry, intricately written with layers of
“The Silence is an engaging thriller that is less about blood and guts and more about psychology.”
“This thriller should raise more than goosebumps—it’s a raceway of red flags signaling the possible connections of corrupt officials and money-hungry drug developers.”
“When She Was Good makes a desperate plea for the forces of love and justice to prevail. And with each tense additional revelation, it’s clear there’s only disaster ahead.
“Filled with exquisitely flawed characters and tight, dynamic prose, His & Hers by Alice Feeney may be anoth
“An unseen entity will test the defensive power of maternal love to its utmost. . .
“With its crisp and elegant plotting and prose, Bradley’s Dead Air gives not just the dedicated fan of mysteries/thrillers a diverting and absorbing tale.”
“this unusual and moving story has a dreamlike quality of its own.”