Genre: Suspense

Since She Went Away by David Bell

Posted June 21, 2016 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
Since She Went Away by David Bell

Jenna Barton and her best friend Celia had plans to meet at a local park at midnight, but Jenna was delayed by an incident at home. When she arrives fifteen minutes late, Celia is nowhere to be found. Three months later, Celia is still missing. The only clue is a single diamond earring found at […]

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

Posted June 14, 2016 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

Plane crash mystery with bigger ideas. I had a blast reading Before the Fall! Plane crash + Martha’s Vineyard + wealthy people with secrets + critique on the 24-hour news cycle = a guaranteed winner for me. “I don’t have to tell you how that’s going to look,” says Gus. Scott nods. “Since when does […]

The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton

Posted April 17, 2016 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton

A wild ride through the ice roads of Alaska. The plot is far-fetched, but it is a fun adventure. The stars of this book are the brutal setting and a bright ten-year-old girl named Ruby, who is totally deaf. After several months of separation, wildlife photographer Matt is supposed to be traveling from a remote […]

When I’m Gone by Emily Bleeker

Posted April 6, 2016 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
When I’m Gone by Emily Bleeker

Melodramatic at parts, but it has a lot of heart. It is a story about a family working through grief, centered around a mystery. I had a hard time putting it down! Natalie Richardson passed away after a year-long battle with cancer and her husband Luke is now faced with the daunting task of raising […]

The Passenger by Lisa Lutz

Posted March 14, 2016 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Passenger by Lisa Lutz

I chose to run because I figured that would give me the best chance at something like living. And that’s exactly what it was. Something like living. Preposterous fun! Travel along with a woman who assumes different identities, while running from multiple pasts. (The main character takes on many names in this book, so I […]

The Widow by Fiona Barton

Posted February 15, 2016 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Widow by Fiona Barton

Everyone was very kind and trying to stop me from seeing his body, but I couldn’t tell them I was glad he was gone. No more of his nonsense. 2.5 Stars Glen Taylor is out shopping with his wife Jean when he suddenly falls in front of a moving bus and is instantly killed. Bystanders […]

What She Knew by Gilly Macmillian

Posted January 27, 2016 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
What She Knew by Gilly Macmillian

Great mix of plot-driven mystery and character-driven psychological drama. It deals heavily with the mental toll a child abduction case has on the investigative team and the victim’s family. One of the most interesting parts for me was the close look at the involvement of social media in high-profile cases. In the eyes of others, […]

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

Posted January 17, 2016 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

Fun start, slooooooow finish. Nora hasn’t spoken to her high school best friend Clare in a decade, until one day she receives an invitation to Clare’s hen party. Nora is immediately wary of the invite, but she decides to attend anyway. The story opens after the party has taken a tragic turn for the worst […]

Try Not to Breathe by Holly Seddon

Posted January 7, 2016 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
Try Not to Breathe by Holly Seddon

Alex Dale is a functioning alcoholic and very-part-time journalist working on a story about comatose patients. While Alex is visiting the Neuro-Disability ward at the hospital, she recognizes Amy Stevenson, a young woman who was left for dead in the woods. It was a huge case in the local media, but the perpetrator was never […]

The Case of Lisandra P. by by Hélène Grémillon

Posted December 17, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Case of Lisandra P. by by Hélène Grémillon

It’s not just loud noises that accompany disasters, little sounds do, too, and even silence. An intriguing, multi-layered mystery with a fascinating historical context. Lisandra is found dead on the sidewalk outside the window of her sixth-floor apartment and her husband Vittorio is the main suspect. He is a psychoanalyst and one of his patients, […]