Category Archives: Mystery and Thriller

May 01

The chemist

The chemist by Stephenie Meyer. Post by Kahla. I actually really enjoyed this book despite all the mixed reviews I had seen. Admittedly the first few chapters were hard to get into, but soon after that I was captured. I do wish it had extended more into the romance side after the finale action scene, but […]

April 30

Behind her eyes

Behind her eyes by Sarah Pinborough. Post by Kahla. The ending of this book left me speechless. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment in this book, from start to finish. The spider web of relationships between Louise, Adele and David were thrilling and very well scripted. Every chapter had me wanting to read more and constantly wondering […]

April 25

Three Envelopes by Nir Hezroni

  Three Envelopes by Nir Hezroni Ten years after the suicide of Agent 10483, Avner Moyal, senior member of The Organization, a secret Israeli intelligence agency, receives a notebook graphically describing the sadistic murders committed by the man, apparently under orders from his superiors. Deeply disturbed, Moyal begins to investigate the death of Agent 10483, […]

April 24

Swimming in the Shadows by Diane Janes

Swimming in the Shadows by Diane Janes In this gripping suspense novel,  Jennifer Reynolds flees a deeply unhappy marriage and reinvents herself as Susan McCarthy, taking on the identity of a dead friend. She creates a new life and finds happiness with Rob, a local schoolteacher, leading to an engagement. But Jennifer has not told […]

April 23

The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey

  The widows of Malabar Hill  by Sujata Massey Bombay, India, 1921. Perveen Mistry has just become one of the first Indian women to graduate from Oxford University with a law degree, and has joined her father’s legal firm in Bombay. Her first assignment is to examine the will of a wealthy Muslim businessman who has […]

April 11

The women in the window

The women in the window is Anna Fox, a women with agoraphobia who passes her days by gawking at her neighbours through her window. Her isolated existence ins’t portrayed as sad yet more intriguing as it becomes one of the many mysteries that the reader must solve throughout the novel. Anna has clearly had something […]

March 19

The mermaid and Mrs. Hancock : a history in three volumes / written by Imogen Hermes Gowar

The mermaid and Mrs. Hancock : a history in three volumes / written by Imogen Hermes Gowar. Review submitted by an Elanora library staff member. For something totally different this book has it all. Historical fiction with a twist.  A tale that involves a mermaid, a merchant, a brothel and courtesans in Georgian London. As I write this it […]

March 01

A gathering light

A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly, available as an e-book, and in Young Adult fiction.  Post by Rebecca. Young-adult fiction can be a real pleasure to read as an adult.  The stories are usually direct, compelling and told with passion.  A Gathering Light is a young adult title that starts slowly but grows on you […]

February 27

The girl who takes an eye for an eye

The Girl who takes an eye for an eye by David Lagerantz.  Post by Robyn55 For the readers of the Millennium trilogy the untimely death of their talented author Stieg Larsson, was a ‘way too soon’ tragedy.  However we were all happy to hear that Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander would be resurrected in the hands of […]

February 19

Friends and Traitors by John Lawton

  Friends and Traitors by John Lawton While holidaying in Vienna in 1958, Scotland Yard’s Chief Superintendent Frederick Troy is approached by an old friend, Guy Burgess. Burgess is infamous as the notorious British spy turned traitor who fled to Moscow in 1951, when he was outed as a Soviet double agent. Now, seven years after […]