Review: Conviction

Rating: 3 Stars Conviction by Denise Mina follows Anna McDonald as her life unravels one fine day. When she gets up early like always, relishing her "me time" before her husband and daughters wake up, she has no idea how things are going to go down on this particular morning. Engrossed in her new true... Continue Reading →

Review: The Girls Weekend

Rating: 3.5 Stars The Girls Weekend by Jody Gehrman starts off with the usual story that you expect from a book with this title: old friends getting together for a weekend, one of them reluctant because of the tension with another, yet things conspire to make her go last minute. So far, so average. Things... Continue Reading →

Review: Someone We Know

Rating: 4 Stars Shari Lapena is an author I can always rely on to deliver the goods. Her book, The Couple Next Door, is one that I recommend to anyone who wants to read thrillers. While her other books are not as highly recommended, Someone We Know comes quite close. The twists and turns leave... Continue Reading →

Review: Th1rt3en

Rating: 3.75 Stars I love police procedurals and courtroom dramas if they're crisp and don't go into boring details. Thirteen is one such book. It is nicely paced and written from both perspectives, so as to avoid over explaining and unnecessary detail. After I finished reading, I found out that this is the fourth book... Continue Reading →

Review: The Family Next Door

Rating: 3.5 Stars The Family Next Door by Fiona Cummins is an above average thriller which takes some time to establish itself, but redeems itself as it proceeds. It tells the story of a dilapidated, quiet neighborhood shaken by a string of killings that have been baffling the police. The serial killer behind these murders... Continue Reading →

Review: The Last House Guest

Rating: 4 Stars After complaining of not finding good thrillers, finally I managed to read something that interested me enough to finish reading in a few hours. The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda is gripping and unpredictable, and you know you cannot trust any of the characters. Avery Greer works for the Lomans, who own rental... Continue Reading →

Review: The Guilty Wife

Rating: 3 Stars The Guilty Wife by Elle Croft is the story of Betthany Reston, who loves her husband very much but is also having a secret affair. The affair has to remain absolutely secret because it's not only Bethany who has a lot to lose. Her secret lover is married, and very famous. So,... Continue Reading →

Review: Believe Me

Rating: 4 Stars When I read J. P. Delaney's The Girl Before, I thought it was good, except the last part which fell flat for me. I don't have any such complaints with Believe Me. This is my kind of book, with enough twists and turns, and grey characters to make me happy. This is... Continue Reading →

Review: Pieces of Her

Rating: 3 Stars Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter is about how an act of terror in a local mall changes the life of Andrea Oliver. Andy is 31 years old, and lives at home with her mother, having moved back from New York a few years back after her mother's health problems. Andy's life... Continue Reading →

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