Chris Beakey

Chris Beakey is the author of the Amazon bestseller, Fatal Option, published by Post Hill Press and distributed by Simon & Schuster, and Double Abduction, published by J. Boylston & Company and a Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. His work as a ghostwriter and feature writer has been published in hundreds of newspapers and magazines. He shares his fiction and book reviews on his website.

Books by Chris Beakey

Book Reviews by Chris Beakey

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“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

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“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.”

 

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“Aptly taps into a creeping sense that scientific advancements are endangering the world in ways that are almost too difficult for most everyday people to comprehend.”

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“Readers who relish thrillers with brisk pacing and compelling characters will rank this as one of their all-time favorite books.”

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“Stevens certainly raises the bar . . .”

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What would it take to destroy everything you appear to value in your life?

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The Girl Before will appeal greatly to fans of psychological suspense, even more to those who appreciate the chills of a good haunted house story.”

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Ultimately the people who love Swanson’s work will remember . . .

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There’s a strange little boy who appears twice in Michael Koryta’s Rise the Dark.

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In the 1986 film The Morning After, Jane Fonda stars as Alex Sternbergen, a once-heralded movie star on a downward career slide.

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Tens of millions of Americans live in suburbs, so it’s not surprising to see so many readers gravitating toward stories that happen there. The literary crowd loved the way John Cheever wrote them.

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Avid thriller readers are experiencing the whirlwind of a trend toward releases featuring women who are “unreliable narrators.” That trend makes sense from a publishing point of view given the succ

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Thriller readers who yearn for intrigue, swift pacing, and surreal happenings will enjoy every word of Steve Mosby’s The Reckoning on Cane Hill.

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Commanding a spectacular hilltop view of Washington, DC, since 1855, St. Elizabeths Hospital has been both a sanctuary for the mentally ill and a treatment center for the criminally insane.

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Doug Johnstone’s The Jump begins with two sentences that depict a sadness that’s unthinkable until you’re a mother or father who’s forced to confront it: