Tag: thriller

Aug 28

Book Review: The Woman in the Window

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn If you like female-centric thrillers, where it’s all about the mystery and the tension and the veiled danger, this is a great example of the genre. It has an unreliable narrator who isn’t a very good person, more than one twist in the plot, and sufficient danger. …

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Sep 18

Book Review: Marrow Island

Marrow Island by Alexis M. Smith This book has a few cool things to recommend it. It takes place in the Pacific Northwest, alternating between an island off the coast of Washington and a forest in Oregon. The event that triggers all else is the “May Day Quake” that leveled much of the Pacific Northwest …

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Apr 11

Book Review: All Things Cease To Appear

All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage This was billed as a dark thriller, and it starts out as such when George Clare, a college professor, comes home from work to find his beautiful wife murdered by an axe. He’s portrayed sympathetically, and the reader is left to think that he probably didn’t do …

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Apr 06

Book Review: The Passenger

The Passenger by Lisa Lutz I’d read Lisa Lutz’s THE SPELLMAN FILES and found them wacky madcap fun, so I decided to give this a chance. It starts out with a little of the zaniness of the other books, which didn’t suit the mood of the novel. This novel aims to be a very dark …

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Feb 23

Book Review: The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt I burned through this book in less than ten days, not because it’s a fast-paced read, but because I got it as an audiobook from the library and knew if I didn’t finish it I’d never get to hear the end of it. Then I realized it was more than …

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