Genre: Thrillers

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti

Posted April 21, 2017 by Taryn in Reviews / 1 Comment
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti

“The past is like a shadow, always trying to catch up.” A beautifully-written story about an unconventional father-daughter relationship. For as long as Loo can remember, it’s always been just her and her father Samuel Hawley; her mother Lily died when Loo was a baby. Hawley sets up a shrine to Lily at every single place […]

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 […]

Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis

Posted January 9, 2017 by Taryn in Reviews / 1 Comment
Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis

I’m beginning to think that I have a bias against books centered around college professors! (See also: Listen to Me, All Things Cease to Appear) I didn’t dislike Two Days Gone. I just couldn’t get into it. The writing was lovely, but the story and characters were just okay for me. Tom Huston’s wife and […]

The Dry by Jane Harper

Posted December 19, 2016 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Dry by Jane Harper

It was a cry that had come from too many lips since he’d returned to Kiewarra. If I’d known, I would have done things differently. It was too late for that now. Some things had to be lived with. Times are tough for the people of Kiewarra, Australia. Crops are drying out because of a […]

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. […]