“the secret to marriage [does] not lie in compatibility, or even commitment, but the willingness to endure heartbreak.”
“The nicest people can have the darkest secrets.”
Tropes abound in this rather muddled novel about the murder of a teenaged girl in an English village.
“. . . the writing and storytelling compelled the suspension of disbelief and acceptance of the unimaginable.
“. . . reading this novel is like—exquisite torture.”“I exist!”
“I will prove it to you!”
“. . . a thought-provoking and thrilling mystery.”
“. . . gripping and suspenseful, humorous and well written.”
“Readers who pride themselves in solving whodunits will be hard pressed to put together all the pieces . . .”
“Robert Pobi is a fantastic new voice in the thriller genre.”
“A Quiet Vendetta is highly recommended for readers interested in the psychological makeup and motivation behind the actions of both the hunter and his prey.
“There’s much to be admired about Val McDermid; her understanding of the human psyche is breathtaking.”
“The Break is reminiscent of Italian neo-realist cinema of the late 1940s and is enthusiastically recommended to all readers.
“Reminiscent of John Saul’s creepy, brainy novels, The Night Strangers is a psychological thriller overflowing with horror and suspense.
“Sorry has all the ingredients to make it a compulsive read. It’s slick, chock full of twists and turns, and dripping with narrative thrust and intrigue. . . .
“On the credit side, Mr. Drvenkar’s narrative and dialogue are strong and move each section of the story along. He selects his words with care . . .
“This family is so real, so understandable, so in need of comfort each in their own way, that we want to embrace them in their grief, applaud their reconciliations, and learn from their lov
“Pretty is ex-pretty girl Bebe Baker’s story. . . . Bebe’s in-your-face voice is one of the novel’s strengths. . . . At times Bebe is maddening, but in Ms.
“A Dark Dividing is well worth a read. Sarah Rayne is indeed a talented writer.”
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Craig Clements-Rabbitt gave up the draw of Dartmouth to embrace the prestige of Godwin Honors Hall, located in the heart of one of the countries biggest public universities.
The publisher is billing Madison Smartt Bell’s latest novel as a “taut, terrifying tale,” and one that “will appeal to readers of James Ellroy and Cormac McCarthy.” That brought two problems to bea
Erin Kelly’s impressive debut novel, The Poison Tree, tells the tale of seemingly prim and straight-A language student Karen Clarke who has just finished her final year at university in Lo
How many wonder what their life would be like if they chose a different path? This is the crux of Ellen Meister’s riveting novel, The Other Life.
In the course of Sophie Hannah’s suspense novel The Dead LieDown, one character sprays red paint into the face of another during a
Still Missing is Chevy Stevens’s debut novel—it is that good. Stevens writes as if she has been doing it for years.
When perusing a thriller, readers are expected to suspend their disbelief. Circumstances that are improbable in reality are readily accepted in a fictitious world where anything is possible.