Genre: Suspense

The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

Posted November 17, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

I was so excited when I saw a new release from Gillian Flynn pop up on my feed, until I realized it was an already published (very) short story! It originally appeared as “What Do You Do?” in George R. R. Martin’s [book:Rogues|20168816] anthology. Regardless, it is an entertaining and creepy short story, recommended for […]

A Line of Blood by Ben McPherson

Posted October 30, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
A Line of Blood by Ben McPherson

Solid suspense novel, about a family dealing with being under suspicion for their neighbor’s mysterious death. The truth was our enemy now; the truth would not set us free. A Line of Blood centers around the Mercer family: Alex, Millicent and their eleven-year-old son Max. When the Mercer’s cat wanders into the neighbor’s house, Alex […]

Black-eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin

Posted October 26, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
Black-eyed Susans by  Julia Heaberlin

My grandfather once told me that God puts pieces in the wrong places to keep us busy solving puzzles, and in the perfect places so that we never forget there is a God. Fun-to-read suspense novel that takes place in Texas with an amnesiac narrator. I had a four-star time reading it. I used to […]

Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix

Posted September 26, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix

Darkly humorous horror story, in the same vein as Cabin in the Woods., with a uniquely modern retail setting. Social commentary on corporate culture and consumerism. Best consumed in physical book form. It was dawn, and the zombies were stumbling through the parking lot, streaming toward the massive beige box at the far end. Later […]

Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Posted September 8, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Immersive and interactive literary thriller. Unsettling exploration into the strange and fascinating world surrounding a fictional horror-film director. By the end, you’ll probably forget Stanislas Cordova is not a real person! It was always surprising to me how ferociously the public mourned a beautiful stranger–especially one from a famous family. Into that empty form they […]

The Martian by Andy Weir

Posted June 24, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Martian by Andy Weir

“I can’t wait till I have grandchildren. When I was younger, I had to walk to the rim of a crater. Uphill! In an EVA suit! On Mars, ya little shit! Ya hear me? Mars!” This audiobook was the second selection in the “Taryn and Elias Summer Road Trip Series.” 🙂 The Martian is such […]

Disclaimer by Renée Knight

Posted June 18, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
Disclaimer by Renée Knight

She looks at it lying there facedown and still open where she left it. The book she trusted. Its first few chapters had lulled her into complacency, made her feel at ease with just the hint of a mild thrill to come, a little something to keep her reading, but no clue to what was […]

The Beautiful Bureaucrat

Posted June 5, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 2 Comments
The Beautiful Bureaucrat

The description from the back: A young wife’s new job in an enigmatic organization pits her against the unfeeling machinations of the universe. The Beautiful Bureaucrat is a weird and interesting little book with a strange cast of characters and eerie settings. Josephine and her husband begin mind-numbing database entry jobs that turn out to […]

A Small Indiscretion by Jan Ellison

Posted March 8, 2015 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
A Small Indiscretion by Jan Ellison

“And it was all ancient history now, anyway. Of course it is upon the rubble of ancient history that the present stands.” I liked this book. It deals with themes forgiveness (especially of self) and the mistakes of the past affecting the future. I wasn’t always anxious to pick it back up, but it was […]