Reviews and Blog Posts: Psychological Thriller

The half life of Molly Pierce

by Katrina Leno

Reviewer Rating:
4

Okay: a very intriguing, mysterious plot here.  Molly Pierce regularly loses hours of her life.  She will wake up in places she does not remember going to with no memory of how she arrived there.  More startlingly, no one who knows her appears concerned about these memory lapses.  In fact,...

Until you're mine : a novel

by Samantha Hayes

Reviewer Rating:
5

Honestly, I could not put this book down. And when I did, I couldn't get it out of my head!

Claudia, desperate for a baby of her own, finally finds herself pregnant and nearing her due date just as her husband, James, is about to leave for a top-secret military mission....

A circle of wives

by Alice LaPlante

Reviewer Rating:
4

One man, three wives, who meet each other at their husband's funeral.  Alice LaPlante (Turn of Mind) crafts a taunt, abrupt exploration of the lives of the three wives as Detective Samantha Adams races to discover who murdered their husband, the prominent doctor John Taylor.

The novel is a compelling discussion...

Precious thing

by Colette McBeth

Reviewer Rating:
4

A taunt, intense read for fans of psychological thrillers. The full story is just out of reach in this debut novel, written as a long letter from Rachel to her dear childhood friend Clara.

Our picnics in the sun : a novel

by Morag Joss

Reviewer Rating:
3

This grim and disturbing mystery takes place entirely in the mind of the authoritative narrator...but which of the two narrators is that?  The dueling perspectives of this cold, isolated household describe the exact same set of events as they transpire.  One perspective is that of a lonely housewife who desperately...

Gone girl [a novel]

by Gillian Flynn

Reviewer Rating:
3

Nick and Amy Dunn are a young married couple.  Passionately in love when everything in their lives was peaches and cream, but when Nick loses his job, Amy's parents spend beyond their means and have to borrow her trust fund, Nick's mother becomes terminal with cancer and they move to Missouri,...

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