Tag Archives: thriller

June 30

Winter Prey By John Sandford

Written in 1993, Winter Prey is one of the earliest of the John Sandford thrillers. A riveting story featuring the character of Lucan Davenport, it is set in North Wisconsin in icy, blizzard conditions that set the scene for the extremely dark plot which ensues. The villain is a particularly nasty character called the Ice […]

May 11

New York Night

New York Night by Stephen Leather. I do not often read supernatural thrillers, but I do enjoy The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, so I gave this one a go. I found that I enjoyed this book even more than The Dresden Files, despite it being the 7th in the Jack Nightingale series. It was easy to […]

Silent predator

by Tony Park Last year I had the pleasure of attending a talk by Australian author Tony Park at my local library. Tony spoke about why he is so passionate about living in South Africa and his inspirations for writing stories set there. I was captivated and decided to read one of his books. I chose Silent Predator. I was […]

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

Pretty Girls – one of the best thrillers I have read. The disappearance of a teenage girl and the murder of a middle-aged man, almost a quarter-century apart: what could connect them? Lots of twists, and a plot that is not for the easily shocked. Karen Slaughter – my new favourite crime author – now […]

December 22

Black Eyed Susans

I am halfway through Black Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin and it has me hooked. The story follows the story of 17 year old Tessa (the black eyed Susan) who is a survivor left for dead by a serial killer. It was her testimony that put her attacker on death row. As an adult the case has […]

December 18

Depraved Heart

Depraved Heart by Patricia Cornwell. Post by Robyn55. It is no accident that my previous review was also a novel by a woman mystery writer, Robert Galbraith aka J. K. Rowling, as it is interesting to compare these two writers. Both are well established authors at the very top of the game. Both are about […]

Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton

I am obsessed by this author, she can’t publish fast enough. This new psychological thriller Little Black Lies is another brilliant read and one I couldn’t put down! A stand alone book and not about Lacey Flint, the policewoman featured in Bolton’s other books. Little Black Lies is an eerie tale with references to “The […]

Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman

Set in the north of the United States, the atmosphere is effectively set as cold and isolated, in keeping with the theme of the book and its troubled characters. Central to the plot is Nora Hamilton who finds her world shattered one morning when she awakens to find her policeman husband Brendon has committed suicide […]

September 01

September Online ebook Club – Vengeance

This month we’re celebrating crime season with Vengeance, a collection of short stories on the theme of … unsurprisingly … ‘vengeance’. The stories have been written by some of our top crime writers including Lee Child, Michael Connelly and Karin Slaughter. Here are some discussion questions to get you started: Did you have a favourite […]

December 18

You by Caroline Kepnes

Boy meets girl, boy likes girl, boy steals girl’s phone and proceeds to stalk girl, boy turns completely psychopathic in his pursuit of girl. That is essentially the storyline of You.