Genre: Thrillers

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 […]

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 […]

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

Posted April 25, 2016 by Taryn in Reviews / 0 Comments
I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

3.5 Stars. Suspense novel with a gradual build and some shocking moments. Vague keywords for anyone who might be sensitive to certain issues that frequently appear in suspense novels: (The spoiler-tagged text in this review is all vague/non-critical and no more than I have already seen posted elsewhere, but it is all stuff I would […]

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 […]