BOOK REVIEWS by Fictionophile

Here are links to all the reviews listed on Fictionophile

Also included are links to a few reviews I wrote for publication on Gumshoe Review.

They are listed alphabetically, by author surname.

724 reviews and counting…

Page updated September 15, 2021

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5 stars = ★★★★★      4.5 stars=★★★★☆      4 stars=★★★★      3.5 stars=★★★☆              3 stars=★★★               2.5 stars=★★☆            2 stars=★★             1.5 stars = ★☆

In other words RED = Highly recommended ; BLUE = Recommended ;
GREEN = Recommended with reservations ; PINK = NOT recommended

A

The Invitation” by Rachel Abbott (★★★★★ – reviewed July 2020)

The Greenway” by Jane A. Adams (★★★★ – reviewed April 2019)

Between The Lies” by Michelle Adams (★★★☆ – reviewed March 2019)

The Barter” by Siobhan Adcock (★★★– reviewed March. 2016)

The Purity of Vengeance” by Jussi Adler-Olsen (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2014)
The Alphabet House” by Jussi Adler-Olsen (★★☆ – reviewed Oct. 2017)

The Creak On The Stairs” by Eva Björg Ægisdóttir (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2020)

Madame Tulip” by David Ahern (★★★★ – reviewed March 2019)

The Island Child” by Molly Aitken (★★★★ – reviewed July 2020)

Path Into Darkness” by Lisa Alber (★★★★ – reviewed March 2019)

Season Of Second Chances” by Aimee Alexander (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2021)

Across the Water” by Ingrid Alexandra (★★★★ – reviewed July 2020)

Death by Dark Waters” by Jo Allen (★★★☆ – reviewed Nov. 2019)

Five Night Stand” by Richard J. Alley (★★★★★ – reviewed June. 2015)

The Silence” by Susan Allott (★★★★★ – reviewed July 2020)

Breaking Light” by Karin Altenberg (★★★★☆ – reviewed Feb. 2017)

Shadow” by Karin Alvtegen (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2011)

The Truth and Other Lies” by Sascha Arango (★★★★★ – reviewed July 2015)

Magpie Lane” by Lucy Atkins (★★★★★ – reviewed July 2021)

Nantucket Sawbuck” by Steven Axelrod (★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2014)

B

A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman (★★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2014)
My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry” by Fredrik Backman (★★★★★ – reviewed July 2015)
Britt-Marie was here” by Fredrik Backman (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2016)
And every morning the way home gets longer and longer” by Fredrik Backman (★★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2016)
The Deal Of A Lifetime” by Fredrik Backman (★★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2017)
Beartown” by Fredrik Backman  (★★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2018)
Us Against You” by Fredrik Backman  (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2018)
Things my son needs to know about the world” by Fredrik Backman (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2019)
Anxious People” by Fredrik Backman  (★★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2020)

Embers of Atlanta” by Laurențiu M. Badea (★★★☆ – reviewed Dec. 2018)

Dark Water” by Sara Bailey (★★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2016)

The Dark Lake” by Sarah Bailey (★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2019)

Sewing The Shadows Together” by Alison Baillie  (★★★★★ – reviewed April 2017)
A Fractured Winter” by Alison Baillie  (★★★★ – reviewed May 2018)

Her Dark Retreat” by J.A. Baker (★★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2019)
The Woman at Number 19” by J.A. Baker (★★★★★ – reviewed July 2019)
Looking For Leo” by J.A. Baker (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2021)

The Timekeeper’s Son” by Sara Baker (★★★– reviewed March 2021)

Everything She Forgot” by Lisa Ballantyne (★★★★☆ – reviewed Feb. 2019)

The Good Neighbor” by A.J. Banner  (★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2016)
“The Twilight Wife” by A.J. Banner  (★★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2016)

Snow” by John Banville (★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2020)

The Perfect Ghost” by Linda Barnes (★★ – reviewed Feb. 2015)

The Truth According To Us” by Annie Barrows  (★★★★ – reviewed May 2017)

The House Sitter” by Jill Barry  (★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2017)

In the Sweep of the Bay” by Cath Barton (★★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2020)

The Widow” by Fiona Barton  (★★★★★ – reviewed Apr. 2016)
The Child” by Fiona Barton (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2019)
The Suspect” by Fiona Barton (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2020)

The Shut Eye” by Belinda Bauer  (★★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2015)
The Beautiful Dead” by Belinda Bauer  (★★★★★ – reviewed Mar. 2017)
Snap” by Belinda Bauer (★★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2018)
Exit” by Belinda Bauer (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2021)

Dare To Remember” by Susanna Beard  (★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2017)

Kissing Christmas Goodbye” by M. C. Beaton  (★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2007)
Death of a Ghost” by M.C. Beaton (★★☆ – reviewed May 2017)

A Measured Thread” by Mary Behan (★★★★★ – reviewed April 2021)

Rides The Stranger” by David Bell (★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2019)

The Easter Make-Believers” by Finn Bell  (★★★★ – reviewed April 2019)

That Birds Would Sing” by Joanna Franklin Bell (★★★☆ – reviewed July 2021)

For the Missing” by Lena Bengstdotter (★★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2018)

“Home” by Amanda Berriman (★★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2018)

Under the Harrow” by Flynn Berry (★★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2016)
A Double Life” by Flynn Berry  (★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2018)

The Last Wave” by Gillian Best  (★★★☆ – reviewed Aug. 2018)

Bittersweet” by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore  (★★★★☆ – reviewed July 2014)

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend” by Katarina Bivald  (★★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2016)

That Darkness” by Lisa Black (★★★★ – reviewed May 2016)

Stella’s Christmas wish” by Kate Blackadder (★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2017)

The Forgotten Girls” by Sara Blaedel  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Feb. 2016)

The Companion” by Kim Taylor Blakemore (★★★★☆ – reviewed March 2020)

Trace Of Evil” by Alice Blanchard (★★★☆ – reviewed October 2019)

The Girl Without A Name” by Sandra Block (★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2019)

Lonely Graves” by Britta Bolt (★★★★ – reviewed June 2014)

Dead Woman Walking” by Sharon Bolton  (★★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2017)
Daisy In Chains” by Sharon Bolton  (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2016)
Little Black Lies” by Sharon Bolton (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2015)
Now you see me” by Sharon Bolton  (★★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2014)
The Craftsman” by Sharon Bolton (★★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2018)
The Split” by Sharon Bolton (★★★★ – reviewed May 2020)

Three Weeks Dead” by Rebecca Bradley (★★★★☆ – reviewed Feb. 2018)

The Last Thread” by Ray Britain (★★★★ – reviewed January 2021)

The Crossing” by Matt Brolly (★★★★★ – reviewed August 2020)
The Descent” by Matt Brolly (★★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2021)

Black Widow” by Chris Brookmyre  (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2018)

The Whispering House” by Elizabeth Brooks (★★★★☆ – reviewed Aug. 2020)

Double Deceit” by Julienne Brouwers (★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2021)

All Things Cease To Appear” by Elizabeth Brundage (★★★★ – reviewed April 2017)

Nine Elms” by Robert Bryndza (★★★★★ – reviewed July 2020)
Shadow Sands” by Robert Bryndza (★★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2021)

On Cats” by Charles Bukowski (★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2015)

Homecoming” by Tanya Bullock (★★★★★ – reviewed Apr. 2016)
The Lonely Hearts Crime Club” by Tanya Bullock (★★★★ – reviewed April 2019)

Pieces Like Pottery” by Dan Buri (★★★★☆ – reviewed June 2017)

The Visitors” by Catherine Burns (★★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2018)

A Siege Of Bitterns” by Steve Burrows  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Jan. 2017)

After The Crash” by Michel Bussi (★★★★☆ – reviewed Jan. 2016)

Lost For Words” by Stephanie Butland (★★★★★ – reviewed July 2017)
The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae” by Stephanie Butland (★★★★☆ – reviewed Oct. 2019)

C

The Cheesemaker’s House” by Jane Cable  (★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2018)

Heartsick” by Chelsea Cain  (★★★☆ – reviewed Sept. 2007)

Dear Amy” by Helen Callaghan (★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2020)

The Twilight Time” by Karen Campbell  (★★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2012)

She Was The Quiet One” by Michele Campbell (★★★☆ – reviewed Aug. 2018)

Our House” by Louise Candlish (★★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2018)
Those People” by Louise Candlish (★★★☆ – reviewed May 2019)

“The Stolen Child” by Lisa Carey  (★★★★★ – reviewed Mar. 2017)

Death at Whitewater Church” by Andrea Carter  (★★★★ – reviewed March 2018)
Treacherous Strand” by Andrea Carter (★★★★ – reviewed March 2021)

Hell With The Lid Blown Off” by Donis Casey (★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2014)

Left For Dead” by Jane Casey (★★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2018)

The After House” by Michael Phillip Cash (★★☆ – reviewed Apr. 2015)

Exposed” by Carla Cassidy (★★☆ – reviewed Jan. 2016)

Cold Mourning” by Brenda Chapman  (★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2014)

Black Rabbit Hall” by Eve Chase (★★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2016)
The Wildling sisters” by Eve Chase  (★★★★★ – reviewed April 2018)
The Daughters of Foxcote Manor” by Eve Chase  (★★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2021)

The Second Home” by Christina Clancy (★★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2020)

“The Suicide Plan” by Emma Clapperton (★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2018)

Swimming at night” by Lucy Clarke (★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2013)

The Long Call” by Ann Cleeves  (★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2019)

Lamentation” by Joe Clifford  (★★★☆ – reviewed Dec. 2015)

“Where It Hurts” by Reed Farrel Coleman  (★★★☆ – reviewed Jan. 2017)

Confined Space” by Deryn Collier  (★★★★ – reviewed May 2012)

The Binding” by Bridget Collins (★★★★ – reviewed April 2019)

Malagash” by Joey Comeau  (★★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2017)

The Beauty Of Broken Things” by Victoria Connelly (★★★★ – reviewed July 2021)

Apologizing To Dogs” by Joe Coomer (★★★★ – reviewed April 2019)

The Downstairs Neighbor” by Helen Cooper (★★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2021)

The Darkest Lies” by Barbara Copperthwaite  (★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2018)

Now That You’re Gone” by Julie Corbin  (★★★★ – reviewed July 2015)

The Phantom Tree” by Nicola Cornick (★★★★☆ – reviewed Jan. 2019)

Blacktop Wasteland” by S.A. Cosby (★★★★★ – reviewed July 2020)

The Last Bridge” by Teri Coyne  (★★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2009)

Call Of The Undertow” by Linda Cracknell  (★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2017)

The Girl With No Past” by Kathryn Croft  (★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2015)

The Haunting of Haelstrom Cottage” by Tabatha Cross (★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2017)

When I Was Ten” by Fiona Cummins  (★★★★★ – reviewed April 2021)

D

“The White Shepherd” by Annie Dalton  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Jan. 2017)

Just What Kind Of Mother Are You?” by Paula Daly (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2021)

This Little Piggy” by Bea Davenport  (★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2014)

Forests Of The Night” by David Stuart Davies  (★★★★ – reviewed June 2014)

You Sent Me A Letter” by Lucy Dawson (★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2021)

Of Sea And Seed” by Annie Daylon  (★★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2016)
At The Heart Of The Missing” by Annie Daylon  (★★★★ – reviewed March 2017)

Winter Witness” by Tina deBellegarde (★★★★☆ – reviewed April 2021)

The Mourning Hours” by Paula Treick DeBoard  (★★★★ – reviewed May 2016)

Melancholy Manor” by Ellie Defarr  (★★★ – reviewed March 2015)

Playing Nice” by J.P. Delaney (★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2020)

“Christmas at the Beach Cafe” by Lucy Diamond (★★☆ – reviewed Dec. 2017)

Through His Eyes” by Emma Dibdin (★★ – reviewed March 2020)

Sight Lines” by Michelle DiCeglio  (★★☆ – reviewed Apr. 2016)

Mercy House” by Alena Dillon  (★★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2020)

The Marsh King’s Daughter” by Karen Dionne (★★★★ – reviewed July 2021)

The Last Weekend” by Laura DiSilverio (★★★☆ – reviewed Oct. 2018)

Broken Grace” by E.C. Diskin  (★★★★ – reviewed May 2018)

The Euthanist” by Alex Dolan  (★★ – reviewed August 2015)

This Is How It Ends” by Eva Dolan (★★★★☆ – reviewed Jan. 2019)

Bad Things Happen” by Harry Dolan  (★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2009)

Summit Lake” by Charlie Donlea  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Jan. 2016)
The Girl Who Was Taken” by Charlie Donlea  (★★★☆ – reviewed Aug. 2017)

The Pull Of The Stars” by Emma Donoghue (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2021)

Local Girl Missing” by Claire Douglas  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Aug. 2017)
The Text” by Claire Douglas  (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2018)

The Nightingale Girls” by Donna Douglas  (★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2014)

Brainstorm” by Matthew Drzmala (★★★★☆ – reviewed Nov. 2018)

The Salt House” by Lisa Duffy (★★★★☆ – reviewed Aug. 2018)
My Kind of People” by Lisa Duffy (★★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2020)

Bright Stars” by Sophie Duffy (★★★★☆ – reviewed Dec. 2018)

Nowhere Girl” by Ruth Dugdall  (★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2015)
The Woman Before Meby Ruth Dugdall  (★★★★★ – reviewed April 2018)

My Sister’s Grave” by Robert Dugoni  (★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2015)

Deadline” by John Dunning  (★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2013)

“Dark Murder” by Helen H. Durrant  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Jan. 2017)
Dead Wrong” by Helen H. Durrant  (★★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2016)
“His Third Victim” by Helen H. Durrant  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Dec. 2017)

Under Your Skin” by Sabine Durrant (★★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2014)
Lie With Me” by Sabine Durrant (★★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2018)

E

From The Cradle” by Mark Edwards and Louise Voss (★★★★★ – reviewed April 2018)

Follow You Home” by Mark Edwards (★★★★☆ – reviewed Oct. 2018)
In Her Shadow” by Mark Edwards (★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2018)
The Retreat” by Mark Edwards (★★★★☆ – reviewed Nov. 2019)

The Dungeon House” by Martin Edwards  (★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2015)
CWA Anthology of short stories: Mystery Tour” edited by Martin Edwards (★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2018)

The Silent House” by Laura Elliot (★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2021)

The French Girl” by Lexie Elliott (★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2018)
The Missing Years” by Lexie Elliott (★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2020)

The Body in the Dales” by J.R. Ellis (★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2018)

Field of Graves” by J.T. Ellison  (★★★★ – reviewed June 2016)
No One Knows” by J.T. Ellison  (★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2016)

The Room Beyond” by Stephanie Elmas  (★★☆ – reviewed Jan. 2014)

The Tenant” by Katrine Engberg (★★★★ – reviewed April 2020)
The Butterfly House” by Katrine Engberg (★★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2021)

Death Deserved” by Thomas Enger and Jørn Lier Horst (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2020)
Smoke Screen” by Thomas Enger and Jørn Lier Horst (★★★★ – reviewed May 2021)

The Wife’s Secret” by Caroline England (★★★★★ – reviewed April 2020)

Careful What You Wish For” by Hallie Ephron (★★★☆ – reviewed Aug. 2019)

The Guise Of Another” by Allen Eskens  (★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2017)

A Place For Us” by Harriet Evans  (★★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2015)
A Winterfold Christmas” by Harriet Evans (★★★☆ – reviewed Dec. 2020)

This is your life, Harriet Chance!” by Jonathan Evison  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Mar. 2017)

F

The Yellow House” by Patricia Falvey (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2018)

The Wacky Man” by Lyn G. Farrell  (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2016)

Sometimes I lie” by Alice Feeney  (★★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2018)
His & Hers” by Alice Feeney  (★★★★★ – reviewed December 2020)
Rock Paper Scissors” by Alice Feeney (★★★★★ – reviewed September 2021)

The Beach At Doonshean” by Penny Feeney (★★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2019)

The Sewing Machine” by Natalie Fergie  (★★★★☆ – reviewed July 2018)

The Hanging Shed” by Gordon Ferris  (★★★★ – reviewed April 2011)

She’s Not There” by Joy Fielding  (★★★★ – reviewed March 2016)

Perfect Remains” by Helen Fields (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2019)

“After The Lie” by Kerry Fisher  (★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2017)

Lies That Poison” by Amanda Fleet (★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2018)

The Salt Fields” by Stacy D. Flood (★★★☆ – reviewed April 2021)

The Hunting Party” by Lucy Foley (★★★★☆ – reviewed September 2019)

A Bad, Bad, Thing” by Elena Forbes (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2020)

Threshold” by G. M. Ford  (★★★★ – reviewed May 2015)

Abigale Hall” by Lauren A. Forry  (★★☆ – reviewed Nov. 2017)

Sister, Sister” by Sue Fortin (★★★☆ – reviewed July 2021)

The Big Finish” by Brooke Fossey  (★★★★ – reviewed April 2020)

The Hidden Hours” by Sara Foster (★★★★☆ – reviewed August 2021)

“Death In Profile” by Guy Fraser-Sampson  (★★★☆ – reviewed Dec. 2016)

Sweet Little Lies” by Caz Frear  (★★★★☆ – reviewed May 2019)
Stone Cold Heart” by Caz Frear (★★★★☆ – reviewed July 2019)

Evergreen Falls” by Kimberley Freeman  (★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2015)

Blue Monday” by Nicci French  (★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2015)
The Lying Room” by Nicci French (★★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2019)

The Secret Place” by Tana French  (★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2014)
The Searcher” by Tana French (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2021)

Bitter Orange” by Claire Fuller (★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2020)

Christmas in Killarney” by S. Furlong-Bolliger  (★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2017)

The Last to Know” by Jo Furniss (★★★★ – reviewed August 2020)

G

Blood In The Water” by Gillian Galbraith  (★★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2010)

The Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Jan. 2015)

A Place Called Winter” by Patrick Gale  (★★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2017)

Big Girl, Small Town” by Michelle Gallen (★★★★ – reviewed March 2021)

Before She Disappeared” by Lisa Gardner (★★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2021)

Betwixt” by Evie Gaughan (★★★★★ – reviewed October 2019)

The Mysterious Disappearance Of The Reluctant Book Fairy” by Elizabeth George

The Thing Is” by Kathleen Gerard (★★☆ – reviewed Feb. 2017)

Playing With Fire” by Tess Gerritsen  (★★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2015)

The Missing Ones” by Patricia Gibney  (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2017)
The Stolen Girls” by Patricia Gibney  (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2018)
The Lost Child” by Patricia Gibney (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2019)

The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman  (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2018)

Like Family” by Paolo Giordano  (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2016)

The Postbox Murders” by Edmund Glasby (★★ – reviewed May 2016)

Safe As Houses” by Susan Glickman  (★★★☆ – reviewed Oct. 2016)

Grief Cottage” by Gail Godwin  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Aug. 2017)
Old Lovegood Girls” by Gail Godwin  (★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2020)

The Night Swim” by Megan Goldin (★★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2021)

“The Widow’s House” by Carol Goodman  (★★★★ – reviewed July 2017)
The Sea of Lost Girls” by Carol Goodman  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Feb. 2020)

The Shadow Bird” by Ann Gosslin (★★★☆ – reviewed Oct. 2020)

Now You See Him” by Eli Gottlieb  (★★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2008)

The Goldfish Bowl” by Laurence Gough  (★★★★ – reviewed Apr. 2017)

The Cottage in a Cornish Cove” by Cass Grafton  (★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2020)

Lacey’s House” by Joanne Graham  (★★★★★ – reviewed July 2014)
To The Edge Of Shadows” by Joanne Graham  (★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2015)

“A Cornish Christmas” by Lily Graham  (★★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2017)

In A Cottage In A Wood” by Cass Green  (★★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2017)

The Golden Hour” by T. Greenwood  (★★★☆ – reviewed Jan. 2018)

The Stranger Diaries” by Elly Griffiths (★★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2018)
The Postscript Murders” by Elly Griffiths (★★★★★ – reviewed April 2021)

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen 83 1⁄4 Years Old” by Hendrik Groen  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Feb. 2018)

At The Water’s Edge” by Sara Gruen  (★★★ – reviewed May 2015)

Missing Pieces” by Heather Gudenkauf  (★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2016)
Little Lies” by Heather Gudenkauf (★★★★ – reviewed April 2020)

Sarah’s List” by Elizabeth Gunn (★★★☆ – reviewed July 2021)

Painting The Light” by Sally Cabot Gunning (★★★★★ – reviewed September 2021)

Notes From A Public Typewriter” by Michael Gustafson  (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2018)

Block 46” by Johana Gustawsson  (★★★★☆ – reviewed May 2019)

H

“How To Stop Time” by Matt Haig (★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2018)

How To Wash A Cat” by Rebecca M. Hale  (★★ – reviewed June 2014)

Our Kind Of Cruelty” by Araminta Hall  (★★★★ – reviewed May 2018)

Tell Me No Lies” by Lisa Hall  (★★★☆ – reviewed Dec. 2016)

The Girl In The Red Coat” by Kate Hamer  (★★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2016)
The Doll Funeral” by Kate Hamer  (★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2017)

The Lock Artist” by Steve Hamilton  (★★★★ – reviewed April 2010)

Wylding Hall” by Elizabeth Hand  (★★★★ – reviewed July 2015)

White Oaks” by Jill Hand (★★☆ – reviewed May 2021)

The Shimmering Blond Sister” by David Handler  (★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2010)

A Game For All The Family” by Sophie Hannah  (★★★ – reviewed July 2016)
Perfect Little Children” by Sophie Hannah (★★★★ – reviewed May 2020)

A Cold White Fear” by R.J. Harlick (★★★☆ – reviewed March 2019)

Aunt Ivy’s Cottage” by Kristin Harper (★★★☆ – reviewed August 2021)

A Shameful Murder” by Cora Harrison  (★★★★ – reviewed July 2015)

The Boatman’s Wife” by Noëlle Harrison (★★★★☆ – reviewed March 2021)

The Last Child” by John Hart  (★★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2011)
Redemption Road” by John Hart  (★★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2016)

Dear Child” by Romy Hausmann (★★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2020)

Before The Fall” by Noah Hawley  (★★★☆ – reviewed July 2016)

The Lynmouth Stories” by L.V. Hay (★★★★☆ – reviewed June 2019)

Unspoken” by Samantha Hayes  (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2009)
What You Left Behind” by Samantha Hayes  (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2015)

The Fortune Teller’s Promise” by Kelly Heard (★★★★☆ – reviewed May 2020)

The Fear at Rockbridge Hall” by Tim Heath  (★★★☆ – reviewed Nov. 2016)

The Bookshop at Water’s End” by Patti Callahan Henry (★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2020)

Snowdrops at the Star and Sixpence” by Holly Hepburn (★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2016)
Valentine’s Day at the Star and Sixpence” by Holly Hepburn (★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2021)

The Things We Keep” by Sally Hepworth (★★★★★ – reviewed April 2019)
The Good Sister” by Sally Hepworth (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2021)

Rainy Day Sisters” by Kate Hewitt  (★★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2017)
A Cotswold Christmas” by Kate Hewitt  (★★★☆ – reviewed Dec. 2017)
Christmas at the Edge of the World” by Kate Hewitt (★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2019)

Devil’s Fjord” by David Hewson (★★★★ – reviewed August 2021)

Close To The Broken Hearted” by Michael Hiebert  (★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2014)

The Devotion of Suspect X” by Keigo Higashino (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2015)

If Anything Should Happen” by Bonnie Hearn Hill  (★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2015)

Jar of Hearts” by Jennifer Hillier (★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2019)

Mile Marker 139” by Cynthia Hilston  (★★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2020)

Where The Memories Lie” by Sibel Hodge (★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2018)

Everything My Mother Taught Me” by Alice Hoffman (★★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2020)

Secrets We Keep” by Faith Hogan  (★★★★ – reviewed March 2017)
The Girl I Used to Know” by Faith Hogan  (★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2018)

Her Sister’s Bones” by Geraldine Hogan (★★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2019)
Why She Ran” by Geraldine Hogan (★★★★☆ – reviewed Dec. 2019)

The Lingering” by S.J.I. Holliday (★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2015)

Dead Inside” by Noelle Holten (★★★☆ – reviewed June 2019)

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman (★★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2017)

What Kills Good Men” by David Hood  (★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2015)

Seven Days of Us” by Francesca Hornak (★★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2018)

Magpie Murders” by Anthony Horowitz  (★★★★ – reviewed June 2017)

The Liar’s Girl” by Catherine Ryan Howard  (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2018)
Distress Signals” by Catherine Ryan Howard (★★★★☆ – reviewed May 2019)

A Matter Of Mercy” by Lynne Hugo  (★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2014)
The Book Of CarolSue” by Lynne Hugo (★★★★ – reviewed August 2020)

The Garden Of Lost Memories” by Ruby Hummingbird (★★★★ – reviewed March 2020)

Devil’s Day” by Andrew Michael Hurley (★★★☆ – reviewed Oct. 2019)

Just After Midnight” by Catherine Ryan Hyde  (★★★★ – reviewed June 2021)

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A Shape On The Air” by Julia Ibbotson (★★★☆ – reviewed July 2020)

Before It’s Too Late” by Jane Isaac  (★★★★★ – reviewed July 2015)
The Truth Will Out” by Jane Isaac  (★★★☆ – reviewed June 2014)
“Beneath The Ashes” by Jane Isaac  (★★★☆ – reviewed June 2017)

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The Lying Kind” by Alison James (★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2019)

Snared” by Ed James  (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2015)

Letters From the Past” by Erica James (★★★★☆ – reviewed April 2020)

Blackwater Lake” by Maggie James  (★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2017)

The Mistletoe Murder, and other stories” by P.D. James  (★★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2016)
Sleep No More: six murderous tales” by P.D. James   (★★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2017)

Defending Violet” by Jennifer L. Jefferson  (★★★ – reviewed June 2014)

In Her Wake” by Amanda Jennings  (★★★★★ – reviewed April 2016)

Seas Of Snow” by Kerensa Jennings  (★★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2017)

The Sister” by Louise Jensen  (★★★★☆ – reviewed July 2016)
The Gift” by Louise Jensen  (★★★★ – reviewed May 2017)

“I Found You” by Lisa Jewell  (★★★★★ – reviewed July 2017)
The Girls In The Garden” by Lisa Jewell  (★★★★☆ – reviewed June 2016)
Then She Was Gone” by Lisa Jewell  (★★★★★ – reviewed April 2018)
Watching You” by Lisa Jewell  (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2019)
The Family Upstairs” by Lisa Jewell  (★★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2019)
Invisible Girl” by Lisa Jewell (★★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2020)

The Sea Gate” by Jane Johnson (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2020)

Shadows On Our Skin” by Jennifer Johnston  (★★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2014)
The Old Jest” by Jennifer Johnston (★★★★ – reviewed March 2017)
The Railway Station Man” by Jennifer Johnston (★★★★☆ – reviewed March 2018)

Breakers” by Doug Johnstone  (★★★★★ – reviewed October 2019)
A Dark Matter” by Doug Johnstone (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2020)
The Big Chill” by Doug Johnstone (★★★★★ – reviewed August 2020)

Summer At Sandcastle Cottage” by Christina Jones (★★☆ – reviewed June 2021)

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessey” by Rachel Joyce  (★★★★★ – reviewed April 2015)
The Music Shop” by Rachel Joyce  (★★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2017)
Perfect” by Rachel Joyce  (★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2013)
A Snow Garden” by Rachel Joyce  (★★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2016)
Miss Benson’s Beetle” by Rachel Joyce (★★★★☆ – reviewed Oct. 2020)

The Murder of Halland” by Pia Juul  (★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2016)

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The Boy In The Suitcase” by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis  (★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2013)

River Bodies” by Karen Katchur (★★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2020)
Cold Woods” by Karen Katchur (★★★★☆ – reviewed March 2021)

Falling” by Emma Kavanagh  (★★★★ – reviewed May 2014)
The Affair” by Emma Kavanaugh (★★★★☆ – reviewed Jan. 2021)

Seven Lies” by Elizabeth Kay (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2020)

The Winter Sea” by Susanna Kearsley (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2021)

Bitter Crossing” by D. A. Keeley  (★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2014)

A Killing In The Hills” by Julia Keller  (★★★★ – reviewed April 2013)

The Last Garden in England” by Julia Kelly (★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2021)

Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly  (★★★★★ – reviewed Apr. 2016)

Twillyweed” by Mary Anne Kelly  (★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2015)

You” by Caroline Kepnes  (★★★★ – reviewed March 2016)

The House at Magpie Cove” by Kennedy Kerr (★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2021)

Mr. Flood’s Last Resort” by Jess Kidd  (★★★ – reviewed July 2018)

Bradstreet Gate” by Robin Kirman  (★★ – reviewed Oct. 2017)

The Borrowed Boy” by Deborah Klée (★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2020)

Disclaimer” by Renée Knight  (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2015)
The Secretary” by Renée Knight  (★★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2019)

A Welcome Grave” by Michael Koryta  (★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2015)

The Drop Zone” by Bob Kroll  (★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2015)

Ordinary Grace” by William Kent Krueger  (★★★★ – reviewed March 2013)

The Other Mrs.” by Mary Kubica (★★★★☆ – reviewed April 2020)

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Buried” by Lynda La Plante (★★★☆ – reviewed August 2020)

The Ice Princess” by Camilla Läckberg  (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2018)

The Birds That Stay” by Ann Lambert  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Feb. 2020)
The Dogs Of Winter” by Ann Lambert (★★★★☆ – reviewed April 2021)

Her” by Harriet Lane (★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2020)

The Couple Next Door” by Shari Lapena  (★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2016)
An Unwanted Guest” by Shari Lapena (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2021)
Someone We Know” by Shari Lapena (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2021)
Not A Happy Family” by Shari Lapena (★★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2021)

Girl Last Seen” by Nina Laurin (★★★★ – reviewed July 2019)

Family Inheritance” by Terri Ann Leidich   (★★ – reviewed Dec. 2014)

Alex” by Pierre Lemaitre  (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2016)

Ice Lake” by John A. Lenahan (★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2019)

“My Sweet Friend” by H.A. Leuschel  (★★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2017)
The Memories We Bury” by H.A. Leuschel (★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2020)

Too Close To Home” by Susan Lewis  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Dec. 2015)
Forgive Me” by Susan Lewis (★★★★ – reviewed March 2021)

Some Women” by Emily Liebert  (★★★☆ – reviewed Apr. 2016)

Wilde Lake” by Laura Lippman  (★★★★ – reviewed March 2017)

Where the Devil can’t go” by Anya Lipska (★★★ – reviewed July 2014)

Dear Daughter” by Elizabeth Little  (★★☆ – reviewed Oct. 2014)

“Christmas in the park” by Laura Lockington  (★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2016)

She Lies in Wait” by Gytha Lodge  (★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2019)

Bluethroat Morning” by Jacqui Lofthouse  (★★★★ – reviewed June 2018)

The Two-Family House” by Lynda Cohen Loigman  (★★★★☆ – reviewed May 2016)
The Wartime Sisters” by Lynda Cohen Loigman (★★★★☆ – reviewed Feb. 2021)

Last Summer” by Kerry Lonsdale (★★☆ – reviewed August 2021)

The Madwoman Upstairs” by Catherine Lowell  (★★★★ – reviewed April 2018)

The Red Address Book” by Sophia Lundberg (★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2019)

Dark Game” by Rachel Lynch  (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2018)
Deep Fear” by Rachel Lynch (★★★★★ – reviewed November 2018)
Dead End” by Rachel Lynch (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2021)

Valentina” by S.E. Lynes  (★★★★☆ – reviewed June 2016)
The Lies we Hide” by S.E. Lynes (★★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2019)

Eudora Honeysett is Quite Well, Thank You” by Annie Lyons (★★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2020)

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“A Dark So Deadly” by Stuart MacBride  (★★★★★  – reviewed May 2017)

“Don’t Believe A Word” by Patricia MacDonald  (★★★★ – reviewed May 2017)

Retriever of Souls” by Lorraine Mace  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Nov. 2019)

I let you go” by Clare Mackintosh  (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2016)
I see you” by Clare Mackintosh  (★★★★★ – reviewed April 2017)
Let me lie” by Clare Mackintosh  (★★★★ – reviewed April 2018)
After the end” by Clare Mackintosh (★★★★ – reviewed July 2019)

The Doll Factory” by Elizabeth Macneal (★★★★☆ – reviewed Jan. 2020)

What She Knew” by Gilly MacMillan  (★★★★★ – reviewed July 2017)
Odd Child Out” by Gilly MacMillan  (★★★★★ – reviewed Oct 2017)
The Nanny” by Gilly MacMillan (★★★★★ – reviewed Sept 2019)

Beyond the Wild River” by Sarah Maine  (★★★☆ – reviewed Aug. 2017)
Women of the Dunes” by Sarah Maine (★★★★☆ – reviewed Oct. 2020)

Poor Little Rich Girl” by Phyllis Mallett  (★★☆ – reviewed June 2020)

Weycombe” by G.M. Malliet (★★★ – reviewed June 2020)

A Song of Isolation” by Micheal J. Malone  (★★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2020)

The House on Pine Terrace” by Phillip Margolin  (★★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2018)

The devil you know” by Elisabeth de Mariaffi   (★★ – reviewed June 2016)

Dark Winter” by David Mark  (★★★★★ – reviewed April 2013)
The Mausoleum” by David Mark  (★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2019)
A Rush of Blood” by David Mark (★★★☆ – reviewed Jan. 2020)

When the Storm Ends” by Rebecca L. Marsh (★★★☆ – reviewed Dec. 2020)

Bad Things” by Michael Marshall (★★★☆ – reviewed Aug. 2009)

Dear Mother” by Angela Marsons  (★★★★ – reviewed April 2017)
Silent Scream” by Angela Marsons  (★★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2019)
Evil Games” by Angela Marsons (★★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2019)
Lost Girls” by Angela Marsons (★★★★☆ – reviewed March 2019)
Play Dead” by Angela Marsons (★★★★★ – reviewed April 2019)
Blood Lines” by Angela Marsons (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2019)
Dead Souls” by Angela Marsons (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2019)
Broken Bones” by Angela Marsons (★★★★☆ – reviewed July 2019)
Dying Truth” by Angela Marsons (★★★★★ – reviewed Aug 2019)
Fatal Promise” by Angela Marsons (★★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2019)
Dead Memories” by Angela Marsons (★★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2020)
Child’s Play” by Angela Marsons (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2020)
Killing Mind” by Angela Marsons (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2020)
Deadly Cry” by Angela Marsons (★★★★★ – reviewed December 2020)

Shallow Ground” by Andy Maslen (★★★★ – reviewed August 2021)

Three Graves Full” by Jamie Mason  (★★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2012)

Dangerous Minds” by Priscilla Masters  (★★☆ – reviewed Sept. 2016)
Recalled To Death” by Priscilla Masters  (★★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2016)

Delivering The Truth” by Edith Maxwell  (★★★★ – reviewed May 2017)

The Blackhouse” by Peter May  (★★★★★ – reviewed July 2014)
“Entry Island” by Peter May  (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2017)
I’ll Keep You Safe” by Peter May  (★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2018)

The Lifeline” by Margaret Mayhew (★★★★ – reviewed May 2021)

The Choice” by Gillian McAllister (★★★☆ – reviewed June 2021)

Precious Thing” by Colette McBeth  (★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2014)

Hound” by Vincent McCaffrey  (★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2009)

Countdown To Death” by Iain McChesney  (★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2016)

The Skeleton Road” by Val McDermid  (★★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2015)

In Dark Water” by Lynne McEwan (★★★★☆ – reviewed August 2021)

Little Girl Lost” by Brian McGilloway  (★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2011)

The Daughters of Red Hill Hall” by Kathleen McGurl  (★★☆ – reviewed Oct. 2016)

The Weight Of Blood” by Laura McHugh  (★★★★ – reviewed Apr. 2014)

Hello From the Gillespies” by Monica McInerney  (★★★☆ – reviewed Jan. 2015)

Tyringham Park” by Rosemary McLoughlin  (★★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2013)

The Invited” by Jennifer McMahon (★★★ – reviewed April 2019)

A Line Of Blood” by Ben McPherson  (★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2015)

The Day She Died” by Catriona McPherson  (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2014)
Quiet Neighbors” by Catriona McPherson  (★★★★ – reviewed May 2016)
The Child Garden” by Catriona McPherson  (★★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2015)
House. Tree. Person” by Catriona McPherson  (★★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2017)
Go To My Grave” by Catriona McPherson (★★★☆ – reviewed Nov. 2018)
Strangers At The Gate” by Catriona McPherson (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2020)

The Ruin” by Dervla McTiernan (★★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2018)
The Scholar” by Dervla McTiernan (★★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2019)

The Bookshop Of Yesterdays” by Amy Meyerson (★★★☆ – reviewed June 2018)

The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides (★★★★☆ – reviewed Dec. 2019)

The Listening Walls” by Margaret Millar  (★★★★ – reviewed March 2020)

Every Seven Years” by Denise Mina  (★★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2015)
The Less Dead” by Denise Mina (★★★★ – reviewed May 2021)

The Girl from Widow Hills” by Megan Miranda (★★★★ – reviewed June 2020)

Silent Victim” by Caroline Mitchell  (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2018)
Truth and Lies” by Caroline Mitchell (★★★★☆ – reviewed December 2020)
Witness” by Caroline Mitchell (★★★ – reviewed April 2021)

Echo Hall” by Virginia Moffatt (★★★★ – reviewed October 2019)

Secrets Of The Lighthouse” by Santa Montefiore  (★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2014)

The Widows” by Jess Montgomery (★★★★☆ – reviewed Jan. 2019)

Quick And The Dead” by Susan Moody  (★★★☆ – reviewed Nov. 2017)

The Lighthouse” by Alison Moore (★★★ – reviewed May 2019)

Gracelin O’Malley” by Ann Moore  (★★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2015)

The Light Keeper” by Cole Moreton (★★★★★ – reviewed July 2019)

The Vanishing Year” by Kate Moretti (★★★★☆ – reviewed Nov. 2018)
Blackbird season” by Kate Moretti  (★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2018)
Girls of Brackenhill” by Kate Moretti (★★★☆ – reviewed April 2021)

Beside Myself” by Ann Morgan  (★★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2016)

Tainted” by Brooke Morgan (★★★★ – reviewed May 2010)

The Love Story Of Missy Carmichael” by Beth Morrey (★★★★☆ – reviewed June 2021)

Margreete’s Harbor” by Eleanor Morse (★★★★★ – reviewed August 2021)

The Forgotten Garden” by Kate Morton  (★★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2010)
The Lake House” by Kate Morton  (★★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2015)
The Clockmaker’s Daughter” by Kate Morton (★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2018)

Summerwater” by Sarah Moss (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2020)

The Last Resort: a short story” by Rajib Mukherjee (★★ – reviewed Feb. 2018)

Please See Us” by Caitlin Mullen (★★★★☆ – reviewed July 2021)

Games People Play” by Owen Mullen (★★★★ – reviewed April 2021)

The Lady Vanished” by Gretta Mulrooney  (★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2016)
Out Of The Blue” by Gretta Mulrooney  (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2017)

The Stopped Heart” by Julie Myerson  (★★★★★ – reviewed April 2016)

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The Memory Box” by Eva Lesko Natiello   (★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2016)

Unsound” by Toby Neal  (★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2018)

Those We Left Behind” by Stuart Neville  (★★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2016)

The Paderborn Connection” by William A. Newton (★★☆ – reviewed Dec. 2015)

The Secrets of Strangers” by Charity Norman (★★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2021)

The Whisper Man” by Alex North  (★★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2019)

One Step Behind” by Lauren North (★★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2020)

Hanover House” by Brenda Novak  (★★★☆ – reviewed Sept. 2015)

Size Matters” by Cathryn Novak  (★★★ – reviewed May 2017)

Little Cruelties” by Liz Nugent (★★ – reviewed Nov. 2020)

The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant” by Kayte Nunn (★★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2020)

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Missing in Wales” by Jenny O’Brien (★★★★ – reviewed July 2019)
Darkest Night” by Jenny O’Brien (★★★★☆ – reviewed April 2021)

The Dead House” by Billy O’Callaghan (★★★★☆ – reviewed March 2018)
The Boatman: and other stories” by Billy O’Callaghan (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2020)
Life Sentences” by Billy O’Callaghan (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2021)

One Of Us” by Tawni O’Dell  (★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2014)

This Must Be The Place” by Maggie O’Farrell  (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2018)

Startup” by Glenn Ogura  (★★★☆ – reviewed April 2014)

The Ghost in the House” by Sara O’Leary (★★★★ – reviewed June 2020)

The Secrets of Roscarbury Hall” by Ann O’Loughlin  (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2018)
The Ludlow Ladies’ Society” by Ann O’Loughlin (★★★☆ – reviewed March 2019)

The Lost Girls Of Devon” by Barbara O’Neal (★★★★★ – reviewed August 2021)

Cloudland” by Joseph Olshan  (★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2012)

Hidden” by Karen E. Olson  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Oct. 2015)
Shadowed” by Karen E. Olson  (★★★★ – reviewed July 2016)

The Syndicate Six Murder” by Geoffrey Osborne (★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2021)

Where The Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (★★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2019)

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The Lido” by Libby Page  (★★★★★ – reviewed July 2018)
The Island Home” by Libby Page  (★★★★★ – reviewed July 2021)

Keep Her Safe” by Richard Parker (★★★☆ – reviewed Jan. 2018)

Crook’s Hollow” by Robert Parker  (★★★☆ – reviewed Oct. 2019)

Underwater Breathing” by Cassandra Parkin  (★★★★★ – reviewed July 2018)
The Winter’s Child” by Cassandra Parkin (★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2018)
The Slaughter Man” by Cassandra Parkin  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Nov. 2019)
Soldier Boy” by Cassandra Parkin (★★★★★ – reviewed April 2021)

She’s Not There” by P.J. Parrish  (★★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2015)

Disturbing The Dead” by Sandra Parshall  (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2014)

Commonwealth” by Ann Patchett  (★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2016)

The Guest Book” by C.L. Pattison (★★★☆ – reviewed May 2021)

Medium Dead” by Paula Paul (★★★☆ – reviewed April 2015)

Dear Mrs. Bird” by A.J. Pearce  (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2018)

The Sanatorium” by Sarah Pearse (★★★☆ – reviewed Sept. 2021)

Girl Unknown” by Karen Perry (★★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2018)

The Language Of Dying” by Sarah Pinborough  (★★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2016)

In a Vertigo of Silence” by Miriam Polli  (★★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2015)

The Authenticity Project” by Clare Pooley  (★★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2020)

In Their Blood” by Sharon Potts  (★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2009)

The Rebels: and other short fiction” by Richard Power (★★★★ – reviewed March 2019)

Orchids and Stone” by Lisa Preston  (★★★★ – reviewed Apr. 2016)

How The Penguins Saved Veronica” by Hazel Prior (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2021)

Devil’s Kitchen” by Stephen Puleston  (★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2017)

The Dead Key” by D. M. Pulley (★★★ – reviewed March 2015)

The Silent Companions” by Laura Purcell (★★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2018)
The Poison Thread” by Laura Purcell (★★★★☆ – reviewed Dec. 2019)
The House Of Whispers” by Laura Purcell (★★★★ – reviewed August 2020)

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Miller’s Valley” by Anna Quindlen  (★★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2016)

Undertow” by Anthony J. Quinn (★★★☆ – reviewed March 2019)

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The Trap” by Melanie Raabe  (★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2016)

Mosaic” by Caro Ramsay (★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2019)

The Travelling Companion” by Ian Rankin  (★★★☆ – reviewed May 2016)

The Bird Tribunal” by Agnes Ravatn  (★★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2017)
The Seven Doors” by Agnes Ravatn (★★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2020)

Breaking Measures” by Emma Raveling  (★★★ – reviewed May 2016)

Taking On Water” by David Rawding  (★★★★ – reviewed May 2017)

Ruthless” by John Rector (★★ – reviewed June 2015)

The Guardian Stones” by Eric Reed  (★★☆ – reviewed Jan. 2016)

Vanishing Girls” by Lisa Regan  (★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2020)

I’m Thinking Of Ending Things” by Iain Reid (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2016)
Foe” by Iain Reid (★★★★☆ – reviewed Nov. 2018)

Dark Corners” by Ruth Rendell  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Nov. 2015)

Blood Red City” by Rod Reynolds (★★★★ – reviewed June 2020)

The Peacock Summer” by Hannah Richell (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2019)
The River Home” by Hannah Richell (★★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2020)

What She Left” by T.R. Richmond  (★★★★☆ – reviewed April 2015)

Web Of Lies” by Sally Rigby  (★★★★ – reviewed May 2021)

A Mother’s Confession” by Kelly Rimmer (★★★★ – reviewed May 2019)

The Heatwave” by Kate Riordan (★★★★ – reviewed September 2021)

Soft In The Head” by Marie-Sabine Roger  (★★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2016)
Get Well Soon” by Marie-Sabine Roger (★★★★☆ – reviewed Feb. 2019)

Lillian Boxfish takes a walk” by Kathleen Rooney  (★★★☆ – reviewed April 2017)

Devil’s Trumpet” by Mary Rosenblum  (★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2017)

Holy Island” by L. J. Ross (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2019)

After The Rising” by Orna Ross (★★★☆ – reviewed March 2021)

Stray Bullets” by Robert Rotenberg  (★★★★☆ – reviewed April 2012)

The Au Pair” by Emma Rous (★★★★★ – reviewed November 2020)
The Perfect Guests” by Emma Rous (★★★☆ – reviewed Feb. 2021)

Murder at Hawthorn Cottage” by Betty Rowlands  (★★★☆ – reviewed Jan. 2019)

East Fortune” by James Runcie  (★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2013)

The Hanged Man” by Andrée Rushton (★★ – reviewed Nov. 2020)

A Cold War” by Alan Russell (★★★★☆ – reviewed Feb. 2019)

From a Low and Quiet Sea” by Donal Ryan (★★★★☆ – reviewed March 2019)

Beneath Cornish Skies” by Kate Ryder (★★★★ – reviewed August 2021)

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Sarah Jane” by James Sallis  (★★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2019)

The Woman In The Dark” by Vanessa Savage (★★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2019)
The Woods” by Vanessa Savage (★★★★☆ – reviewed Nov. 2020)

The Woman On The Stairs” by Bernhard Schlink (★★★– reviewed May 2021)

Redferne Lane” by Sarah Scholefield  (★★★☆ – reviewed May 2018)

The Possible World” by Liese O’Halloran Schwarz   (★★★★★ – reviewed July 2018)
What Could Be Saved” by Liese O’Halloran Schwarz (★★★★★ – reviewed April 2021)

Try Not To Breathe” by Holly Seddon (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2016)
The Hit List” by Holly Seddon (★★★★★ – reviewed August 2020)

The Stepmother” by Claire Seeber  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Nov. 2016)

The Boy From Zion Street” by Geoffrey Seed  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Apr. 2016)

Hope Close” by Tina Seskis (★★★ – reviewed April 2020)

The birdwatcher” by William Shaw  (★★★★★ – reviewed July 2017)
Salt Lane” by William Shaw (★★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2019)
Deadland” by William Shaw (★★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2019)
Grave’s End” by William Shaw (★★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2020)

The Boy Who Shoots Crows” by Randall Silvis  (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2012)
Two Days Gone” by Randall Silvis  (★★★★ – reviewed July 2017)

Convalescence” by Maynard Sims (★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2015)

Cop Town” by Karin Slaughter  (★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2014)
Pretty Girls” by Karin Slaughter  (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2016)

Red Means Run” by Brad Smith  (★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2012)

All In Her Head” by Nikki Smith (★★★★★ – reviewed April 2020)
Look What You Made Me Do” by Nikki Smith (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2021)

The Song Of Hartgrove Hall” by Natasha Solomons (★★★★★ – reviewed July 2020)

The Woman In The Park” by Teresa Sorkin and Tullan Holmqvist (★★★☆ – reviewed June 2021)

Evensong by Kate Southwood  (★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2017)

The Shivering Turn” by Sally Spencer  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Dec. 2017)
Dry Bones” by Sally Spencer (★★★☆ – reviewed Dec. 2018)

A Coin for the Hangman” by Ralph Spurrier (★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2020)

The Broken Girls” by Simone St. James  (★★★★★ – reviewed April 2018)
The Sun Down Motel” by Simone St. James (★★★☆ – reviewed Jan. 2020)

House Of Secrets” by Lynda Stacey  (★★★☆ – reviewed Nov. 2016)

No Going Back” by Lyndon Stacey  (★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2010)

Rules for Moving” by Nancy Star (★★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2020)

A Perfect Sentence” by Patrick Starnes  (★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2019)

Missing, presumed” by Susie Steiner  (★★★★★ – reviewed July 2016)
Persons unknown” by Susie Steiner  (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2018)
Remain Silent” by Susie Steiner (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2020)

Down By The River” by Lin Stepp  (★★★ – reviewed June 2014)

The Help” by Kathryn Stockett  (★★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2011)

Exquisite” by Sarah Stovell  (★★★★☆ – reviewed July 2018)

My Name is Lucy Barton” by Elizabeth Strout  (★★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2016)

Still Mine” by Amy Stuart  (★★★★ – reviewed April 2016)
Still Water” by Amy Stuart  (★★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2018)

Scared to breathe” by Kerena Swan (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2019)
Who’s There?” by Kerena Swan (★★★★☆ – reviewed December 2020)
Here She Lies” by Kerena Swan (★★★★ – reviewed March 2021)

The Kind Worth Killing” by Peter Swanson  (★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2016)
Her Every Fear” by Peter Swanson  (★★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2017)

The Second Girl” by David Swinson  (★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2016)

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The Lost Children” by Theresa Talbot (★★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2020)

Daughter Of Ashes” by Marcia Talley (★★★☆ – reviewed Aug. 2015)

The Lie” by C.L. Taylor  (★★★ – reviewed June 2018)

Before The Storm” by Leslie Tentler (★★★ – reviewed April 2018)

The Collector” by Anne-Laure Thieblemont (★★☆ – reviewed Jan. 2017)

Catherine House” by Elisabeth Thomas (★☆ – reviewed May 2020)

Firewatching” by Russ Thomas (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2020)
Nighthawking” by Russ Thomas (★★★★★ – reviewed February 2021)

What lies in the dark” by C. M. Thompson (★★☆ – reviewed Nov. 2015)

The Detective’s Daughter” by Lesley Thomson   (★★★★★ – reviewed April 2018)
Death of a Mermaid” by Lesley Thomson (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2020)

Coercion” by Tim Tigner (★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2015)

Gone Without a Trace” by Mary Torjussen (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2017)
The Girl I used to be” by Mary Torjussen (★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2019)

Lacy Eye” by Jessica Treadway  (★★★★ – reviewed April 2015)
How Will I Know You” by Jessica Treadway (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2019)

The Ice Twins” by S.K. Tremayne  (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2015)

My Mother the Liar” by Ann Troup (★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2018)

The Chalk Man” by C.J. Tudor (★★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2018)
The Hiding Place” by C.J. Tudor (★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2019)
The Burning Girls” by C.J. Tudor (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2021)

Blood Orange” by Harriet Tyce  (★★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2019)

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In The Blood” by Lisa Unger   (★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2013)

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What The Waves Know” by Tamara Valentine (★★★★ – reviewed May 2016)

The Beekeeper’s Promise” by Fiona Valpy  (★★★★★ – reviewed July 2019)
The Skylark’s Secret” by Fiona Valpy (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2021)

Blackberry & Wild Rose” by Sonia Velton (★★★★☆ – reviewed December 2019)

Then She Was Gone” by Luca Veste   (★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2016)

From The Cradle” by Louise Voss and Mark Edwards (★★★★★ – reviewed April 2018)

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The Old Religion” by Martyn Waites (★★★★☆ – reviewed April 2019)

Don’t Look For Me” by Wendy Walker (★★★★ – reviewed April 2021)

The Girl In The Garden” by Melanie Wallace (★★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2017)

Epitaph” by Anita Waller (★★★★ – reviewed January 2021)

Mrs. Sinclair’s Suitcase” by Louise Walters   (★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2015)

Walt” by Russell Wangersky (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2015)

In a Dark, Dark, Wood” by Ruth Ware  (★★★★☆ – reviewed July 2016)
The Death of Mrs. Westaway” by Ruth Ware  (★★★★☆ – reviewed June 2018)

The Little Stranger” by Sarah Waters  (★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2011)

Into The Shadows” by Shirley Wells  (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2014)

Six Stories” by Matt Wesolowski  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Nov. 2017)

14 Days To Die” by A.B. Whelan  (★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2018)

The Sleeper” by Gillian White  (★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2013)

The Sound Of Glass” by Karen White  (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2015)

The Forgotten Room” by Karen White, Beatriz Williams, and Lauren Willig

Gone” by Randy Wayne White (★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2016)

Strange Things Done” by Elle Wild (★★★☆ – reviewed June 2017)

The House on Seventh Street” by Karen Vorbeck Williams (★★☆ – reviewed Sept. 2015)

The Sea Glass Sisters” by Lisa Wingate (★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2019)

Tin Man” by Sarah Winman (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2018)

The Northern Reach” by W.S. Winslow (★★★★☆ – reviewed Feb. 2021)

The Fallen” by Michael Wood (★★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2019)
For Reasons Unknown” by Michael Wood (★★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2019)
Outside Looking In” by Michael Wood (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2021)

The House on Foster Hill” by Jamie Jo Wright (★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2018)

An Eye For An Eye” by Carol Wyer (★★★★☆ – reviewed August 2021)

The Bass Rock” by Evie Wyld (★★★☆ – reviewed May 2021)

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Stasi Child” by David Young (★★★★☆ – reviewed Sept. 2016)

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2014)

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