Book Review: The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton

The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton

The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton is a standalone psychological thriller that really made me think and, honestly, left me a bit confused after the last chapter. The story is told from Juliette’s point of view. Juliette is a woman obsessed with one guy: Nate, an aircraft pilot, who has recently dumped her. She is not one to let things go, so the book is literally her scheming to get him back and keep him – forever if possible. Up to a point, I understood this obsession. Nobody likes it when they are dumped, no matter the reason, and many people […] Read more »

Book Review: Run Away by Harlan Coben

Run Away Harlan Coben

Harlan Coben is an author I never get disappointed in, and Run Away is a book that, once again, shows that Harlan Coben hasn’t lost his mojo yet. All the standalone Harlan Coben books are edge-of-your-seat action-packed novels mixed with psychological thriller elements, and Run Away is a prime example of this. While the action is a constant in the book, there is so much more to it than that. Usually, his books tackle the issue of a family member (usually the wife) disappearance while the husband is looking for her. This time around, the focus is on wayward children […] Read more »

Book Review: Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci

Long Road to Mercy is the first book in the Atlee Pine thriller series by David Baldacci. Atlee is a special agent with the FBI who moved to a remote location in the Grand Canyon wilderness where she lives and works as the sole representative of the FBI. I have read so far almost all the David Baldacci books, and I have to admit that Atlee Pine might just become one of my new favorite series with Atlee being one of my favorite characters created by this author. When she was around 5, she was in her bedroom with her […] Read more »

Book Review: The Suspect by Fiona Barton

The Suspect is the third Fiona Barton book in the Kate Waters mystery series. I haven’t read the first two books, but I was confident that I could follow the story nevertheless. Kate Waters is a journalist whose son went missing some two years ago in Thailand. So when she hears of a new case involving two missing girls in Thailand, she jumps to the offer to start investigating the case. Alex, Lesley’s daughter, went with her friend, Rosia, to Thailand during summer vacation a few weeks ago. Initially, she kept contacting her folks but lately nothing. Especially strange is […] Read more »

Book Review: Verses for the Dead by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

Verses for the Dead by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

I’ve been waiting for months for the latest book in the Special Agent Pendergast series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child author duo. Ever since Relic, I’ve been devouring every single book, and I’m still not sated. If it were up to me, I’d read these books for the next century if I knew they would be still published. I bought Verses for the Dead the very same day it was published, and I finished reading it in just a few hours. Not because it was short, but because it was so engrossing. For the first time ever, Pendergast gets […] Read more »

Book Review: Little Sister by Mark Dawson

Little Sister by Mark Dawson

Mark Dawson has been one of my favorite contemporary spy-thriller authors ever since I’ve first met John Milton, the author’s most favorite character. I’ve been reading the Mark Dawson books ever since without fail. Little Sister is the third book in the Group Fifteen Files novella series which focuses on the same group of undercover assassins that John Milton so much wanted to leave after getting tired of it all. To place the series in the John Milton universe, they take place after John Milton left and before Isabella Rose came into view. In this book, we meet Bjorn Thorsson, who […] Read more »

Book Review: The Three Beths by Jeff Abbott

The Three Beths by Jeff Abbott

The Three Beths is a standalone novel by Jeff Abbott, the author of the popular Sam Capra series. When I got asked to review the book, I picked it up because I love the author’s series, so I knew I’d be in for a good ride. The story follows Mariah Dunning, who has been suffering greatly, along with her father, due to her mom’s disappearance. Not only that, but they also had to deal with the police not believing her dad that he had nothing to do with Beth leaving them. He certainly didn’t kill her. So when Mariah sees her […] Read more »

Book Review: The Lies We Told by Camilla Way

The Lies We Told by Camilla Way

I’ve read The Lies We Told by Camilla Way back in August with a request to review it in October. What I would usually do in this case is review it right after reading and keeping the post in the Drafts until October. However, with holidays and lots of stuff happening during the last two months, it slipped my mind. So now, I’ll try to write the review from memory, as sadly I forgot a lot of details. But the overall impression of a well-crafted psychological thriller with lots and lots of secrets involved remained with me ever since. There […] Read more »

Book Review: Tailspin by Sandra Brown

Tailspin by Sandra Brown

Tailspin is the latest standalone novel by one of my favorite romantic suspense author, Sandra Brown. In fact, her books were the first I’ve ever started to read in this genre. This was back in the early 1990s, and as they say, the rest is history. Now, reading the Sandra Brown books in order is very easy because she is probably the only romantic-suspense novelist who doesn’t write book series. I was eagerly looking forward to seeing Tailspin on Netgalley, so I was thrilled when Grand Central Publishing offered me an eBook copy to read and review. After all, I […] Read more »

Book Review: The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch

The Gone World by by Tom Sweterlitsch

I’ve just finished reading The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch, and I’m still confused by many aspects of it. The book is a mix of thriller and sci-fi time-travel story. If focuses on Shannon Moss, an FBI agent working for a secret brand of the NCIS which is dealing with time and space travel. She is sent to the future to investigate a possible ending of the world through something called the Terminus. For Shannon, it all starts in 1977 when she is investigating the gruesome murder of a family which incidentally lived in the same house her best friend […] Read more »