Genre: Suspense

Gone Without a Trace by Mary Torjussen

Posted April 13, 2017 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
Gone Without a Trace by Mary Torjussen

Hannah is having a great day! She can’t wait to get home and tell her boyfriend Matt about how well she did during her training course. Her excitement is dampened when she walks in through her door and notices that everything is rearranged. It looks exactly like it did before Matt moved in. His belongings […]

The Cutaway by Christina Kovac

Posted March 20, 2017 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Cutaway by Christina Kovac

In Washington D.C., beautiful young attorney Evelyn Carney goes missing. She ran out of a restaurant after an argument with her husband and seemed to disappear into thin air soon after. Virginia Knightly, an executive producer at a news station, notices the city’s Criminal Investigations Division latched on to the case immediately, even though there’s […]

The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

Posted March 6, 2017 by Taryn in Reviews / 2 Comments
The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

I was clueless about this book’s subject, so my eyes just about popped out of my head when a character blurts out the scandalous family secret! The Roanoke Girls is exactly the type of twisted tale that I’d sneak into my library book stack when I was a teenager, so it triggered a nostalgic feeling in […]

Everything You Want Me To Be by Mindy Mejia

Posted December 5, 2016 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
Everything You Want Me To Be by Mindy Mejia

Eighteen-year-old Hattie Hoffmann has big dreams of leaving her rural Minnesota town for New York City and becoming a professional actress. Hours after her well-received performance as Lady Macbeth in a high school play, she goes missing. The next day her body is found in an abandoned barn. It turns out that her acting was […]

Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton

Posted September 15, 2016 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton

3.5 Stars. Solidly entertaining crime novel that doesn’t make the detective work easy for you. Handsome and charismatic doctor Hamish Wolfe was convicted of murdering three overweight women. He’s also suspected in a fourth case involving a missing woman whose body hasn’t been found. His only hope for exoneration is Maggie Rose, a true crime writer and defense attorney with a […]

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

Posted August 1, 2016 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

Anne and Marco Conti have plans to attend a dinner party next door, but the babysitter cancels at the last minute and their neighbor is demanding a child-free evening. Against Anne’s better judgment, Marco convinces her to leave their six-month-old baby at home. They’ll take the baby monitor and check on her every half hour. […]

Watching Edie by Camilla Way

Posted July 29, 2016 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
Watching Edie by Camilla Way

A story revolving around an unhealthy friendship. The chapters alternate between Heather’s perspective as a teenager and Edie’s perspective as an adult. A traumatic event destroyed their friendship, but seventeen years later Heather reinserts herself into Edie’s life. “I’ll look after you. Don’t worry. I’ll always look after you.” After (33 years old): Edie is shocked […]

The Trap by Melanie Raabe

Posted July 18, 2016 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Trap by Melanie Raabe

A solid thriller with a REALLY unreliable narrator. The central character’s internal conflict and descent into madness is the main point of interest. “A book must be an axe for the frozen sea within us.” – Franz Kafka Bestselling author Linda Conrads hasn’t left her home for over a decade, since around the time she […]

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Posted July 12, 2016 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Unsettling sci-fi thriller. No one tells you it’s all about to change, to be taken away. There’s no proximity alert, no indication that you’re standing on the precipice. And maybe that’s what makes tragedy so tragic. Not just what happens, but how it happens: a sucker punch that comes at you out of nowhere, when […]

The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis

Posted June 23, 2016 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis

Survival/revenge/redemption + tough-talkin’, knife-wieldin’ heroine + post-apocalyptic setting + a strong female friendship. “The Wolf Road is an intimate cat-and-mouse tale of revenge and redemption, played out against a vast, unforgiving landscape—told by an indomitable young heroine fighting to escape her past and rejoin humanity.” “Way I reckon it, men killed more wolves than wolves ever […]