Blame by Jeff Abbott

Blame by Jeff Abbott

Blame is a standalone novel by Jeff Abbott, the author of the Sam Capra series. I love the series, so I was curious about his other books, thus I picked up Blame. After a few pages, the first thing I said to myself was: “No, not another amnesia book!”. However, I shouldn’t have worried. This book is really different from the usual memory-loss thrillers. Two years ago, Jane Norton and her friend and neighbor, David, were driving in the middle of the night and crashed the car, killing David and leaving Jane in a coma. When she woke up in the […] Read more »

Gone Without a Trace by Mary Torjussen

Gone Without A Trace by Mary Torjussen

The topic of gone without a trace, disappeared and vanished has been featured in many movies and has been written about in countless psychological thriller novels so far. It is a very popular and catchy subject, so it’s not surprising that every movie script and book manages to add its own unique take on the theme. The movie that is still with me after all these years is The Vanishing with Jeff Bridges and Kiefer Sutherland, released in 1993. As I’ve soon learned, much to my surprise, even this movie is an American adaptation of an even older Franco-Dutch film […] Read more »

The Devil’s Work by Mark Edwards

The Devil's Work by Mark Edwards

The Devil’s Work is a standalone psychological thriller by Mark Edwards, the author who also wrote Follow You Home. I have to admit that The Devil’s Work is the first book I have read from this author, however it will not be my last. In fact I will go back and hunt down some of his older standalone novels, because if they are as good as this one, the author goes on my ‘to watch out for their books’ list. The meaning of be careful what you wish for, because it might just come true is a main theme in […] Read more »

The Body Reader by Anne Frasier

The Body Reader Anne Frasier

The Body Reader is the latest novel by the popular romantic suspense author Anne Frasier, and so far a standalone. I read everything I can put my hands on by this author, I’ve been one of her loyal fans from the time I’ve read Hush, back in early 2002 I think. While I love romantic suspense books, I love mysteries and thrillers even more, and Anne Frasier is an author who puts the emphasis strongly on ‘suspense’ in her novels. There are no gratuitous steamy sex scenes taking center stage here. The suspense, the thrill and the chill are all […] Read more »

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

I Let You Go is the psychological thriller debut novel written by the author Clare Mackintosh. There is already a second book by her to be published later this year which I can’t wait to read, called I See You. This book will be very difficult to review because spoilers can really ruin it, and I mean it. It starts with a bang – a hit and run of a 5 years old child called Jacob on the road, child’s mother devastated, and it all slowly builds up from there in apparently linear fashion, at least for a while. However at […] Read more »

She’s Not There by P.J. Parrish

Shes Not There by P J Parrish

I have previously read a few books in the Louis Kincaid series by sister duo P.J. Parrish and I found them quite enjoyable, so when the authors released a standalone novel, I had to check it out. Would it be very different from their biracial cop crime mystery series? In She’s Not There, Amelia Tobias wakes up in a hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with some severe injuries and almost complete amnesia. She is told that she was in a severe car crash, that she is the wife of a wealthy lawyer and that her husband is overjoyed that she’s finally woken […] Read more »

Humber Boy B by Ruth Dugdall

Humber Boy B Ruth Dugdall

Humber B Boy a book that stayed long with me after I’ve read it. However it is also a book where I took my time before deciding to finally review it because it’s an incredibly sad story about a lost boy who had everything going against him right from the start. Cate Austin, the probation officer featuring in this story is also present in previous books written by Ruth Dugdall, although each book seems to be a standalone novel, none of them being part of a series. I guess this made reading Humber B Boy easier, with no background needed for understanding what […] Read more »

The Murderer’s Daughter by Jonathan Kellerman

The Murderers Daughter by Jonathan Kellerman

The Murderer’s Daughter is one of Jonathan Kellerman‘s standalone novels. As with most of his books, the main protagonist here, Dr. Grace Blades, is a psychologist. She is very good at her job, which earns her respect and a great reputation, with patients coming to her for treatment from all over the country. And yet dr. Blades has a secret. By night she is a woman with hidden occupation – she enjoys one night stands with strangers, which should come known to the public, it would ruin her reputation in a heartbeat. Her cozy double-life is in danger of collapsing when her […] Read more »

The Burning Man by Solange Ritchie

The Burning Man by Solange Ritchie

The Burning Man is Solange Ritchie’s debut novel, featuring dr. Catherine (Cat) Powers, a FBI forensic pathologist working in the Behavioral Analysis Unit at Quantico. There is a serial killer on the lose and Cat is sent to Orange County-Irvine, California, to assist the local police force in apprehending him. She is divorced with a 6 years old son, whom she leaved with Mark, her ex while she is on the job away from home. Cat is very good at her job and loves what she does. And as any other woman who is literally married to her career with a small […] Read more »

Fall From Grace by Susan Kraus (Grace McDonald #1)

Fall From Grace by Susan Kraus

Fall From Grace is the first book in the new Grace McDonals series by the debut author Susan Kraus. She sent me her two books currently published in the series with a request to read and review. Being a completely new author, with no previous books under her belt, first thing I did was to check the book reviews and ratings, both at Goodreads and Amazon. They were all 5 stars with glowing reviews. Now call me cynic, but when a new author’s first book has only 5 star reviews, usually something’s too good to be true. I mean even […] Read more »