The generally accepted wisdom in fiction, particularly in novels involving action and crime, is to keep turning the screws on the main characters, tighter and tighter, until the reader can’t imagin
“a nerve-shredding psychological thriller that will keep readers guessing to the very last page.”
British author Sandie Jones brings out her debut crime novel The Other Woman as one of the creepiest “fall in love and step into danger” books ever.
“. . . when you work for the dead, you’re stuck with a notoriously unreliable employer. Sometimes they’re all over you, screaming their need for justice at every cursed turn.
A debut thriller is always an adventure—has the author been secretly practicing the craft of tight, suspenseful writing, so that the plot will make sense, the pace will force the pages to turn, and
Stephen Holgate has written a fascinating and well-constructed thriller set in Madagascar.
This is a tale of unorthodox relationships, shifting alliances, and contentious allegations.
Mine is a hybrid between a legal thriller and a romance novel set in modern day England.
“Closer to a Jeffery Deaver manhunt emotionally, than to Nordic noir, Manning’s debut crime novel is a keeper.”
Marissa Parlette, a speech-language pathologist at a local elementary school in Tranquil Cove, Washington, is working with nine-year-old Anna Black who has a stuttering problem.
“well-conceived, brilliantly constructed, scary as the nightlights, and thoroughly engrossing.”
This gripping gut-level revenge-fueled psychological suspense from Victoria Helen Stone introduces a narrator you will love to hate. As Jane herself says:
Ah, the mother-teenage daughter relationship: anxiety, pressure, sullen silence, forced cheerfulness, eye-rolling, snippy comments, guilt, fear, and a few precious moments of sweetness.
“Rude. Crude. Cynical. Irascible. And these are the good traits of Mick Herron's central character, Jackson Lamb.”
Grief, heartfelt guilt that may or may not be deserved, and a trusting nature that leaves no room for emotional self-defense provide the perfect storm of psychological stressors for a character una
Twenty years ago, Hope, 14, and her sister Eden, 16, were kidnapped. They barely made it out alive and now their kidnapper, Larry, is up for parole. The sisters might be called upon to testify.
“a different kind of police procedural, drawing together the threads of three seemingly unrelated lives”
In his eight previous crime novels featuring Maine game warden Mike Bowditch, Paul Doiron has painted a vivid portrait of the state that he and his character call home, taking us from the timber-ra
A dangerous terrorist named Suliman Cindoruk threatens to unleash on the United States a deadly computer virus that will infect every server in the country.
“an exciting shocker, beginning as a horror story, then switching midway to a political thriller . . .”
Though listed as a mystery, The Shades by Evgenia Citkowitz is a challenging novel to classify.
“Though these provincially-based stories aren’t true ‘culinary mysteries,’ the reader will have the vicarious delight of seeing a crime solved and becoming a gourmand in the process.”
“For fans of the Indiana Jones movies and television series such as Fringe, The Anomaly is great escapist entertainment for the summer cottage or those long vacation drive
“No suspense fan should miss this book.”
Night-Gaunts and other Stories by Joyce Carol Oates is a collection of six previously published short stories that attempts to reconnoiter the fragile forces that often exist between desir