Mystery & Thriller

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Dolores Claiborne Book Review

Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King Book Review

Dolores Claiborne is a haunting novel, but not in the way you might expect given the author is the great King. Aside from a brief ghostly encounter, the story doesn’t revolve around supernatural phenomena or evil beings. This is the story of a hardened island woman off the coast of Maine and what she had…

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet Book Review

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet by Darynda Jones Book Review

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet is the fourth book in the Charley Davidson series, an urban paranormal fantasy featuring a hilariously cheeky private investigator who also happens to be the Grim Reaper. Always fast paced, these books have Charley rushing against the clock to untangle several problems and mysteries  – some in the human realm,…

The Marsh King's Daughter Book Review

The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne Book Review

The Marsh King’s Daughter is a psychological suspense and thriller by author Karen Dionne. I snagged a copy for myself after reading a review from A Book A Week by fellow book junkie Ethan because the book blurb was altogether too tasty, and his review sealed the deal. This is about a girl born into…

Tiernan's Wake Book Review

Tiernan’s Wake by Richard T. Rook Book Review

Tiernan’s Wake, by multi-award winning author Richard T. Rook, is scheduled to be published in early 2018. This light contemporary mystery follows two genealogists, one from Boston and the other from Ireland, who combine forces to unravel the past in order to solve the mystery of a missing painting. Did I mention pirates? Audio Arcadia…

The Magus Book Review

The Magus by John Fowles Book Review

Since it was first published in 1965, The Magus by John Fowles has long been considered a literary masterpiece and one of the first true psychological suspense thrillers. Beset with literary eroticism and a labyrinthine plot that changes with each page, this tome feels like a black and white version of The Matrix.  Do you take…

The Amateurs Book Review

The Amateurs by Sara Shepard Book Review

Sara Shepard is the New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars series which went on to become a popular television show. After sixteen books in the series, she’s set to debut a new mystery series based on a group of young cyber-sleuths who get together to solve notorious crimes. The Amateurs is…

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