Category Archives: Psychological thrillers

“Blood Sisters” by Jane Corry – Book Review

“Does bad blood run from one generation to the next?” S Alison – is in her late thirties. She lives alone and works as an art instructor in a college. Always short of funds, she strives to help her mother … Continue reading

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“Sleepless” by Romy Hausmann – Book Review

“Damaged people damage other people.” Nelly Schütt – was brought up in her parent’s inn. She works the reception desk and longs for a ‘bigger’ life. She begins to have an affair with one of the hotel’s regular customers, Paul. … Continue reading

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“Rock, Paper, Scissors” by Alice Feeney – Book Review

“Things have been wrong with Mr. and Mrs. Wright for a long time.” Adam and Amelia Wright drive from London to Scotland to celebrate their anniversary. Amelia ‘won‘ the trip via a contest she entered through her work.  Immediately the … Continue reading

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“The Heatwave” by Kate Riordan – Book Review

This novel is told in two parts. The first half switches back and forth between the early seventies and 1993, the year in which the book is set. Part I Sylvie and Greg have a beautiful little daughter named Élodie. … Continue reading

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“Sister, Sister” by Sue Fortin – Book Review

“I muse over how different people can have the same experience and yet totally different memories.” Clare Tennison is a hard-working solicitor who is a named partner in her Bristol law firm. She is happily married to her artist husband, … Continue reading

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“Magpie Lane” by Lucy Atkins – Book Review

“Damage is only damage, after all, when it is observed.” Dee is a middle-aged Scottish woman living and working in the University City of Oxford, England. For the past two decades she has been a nanny to various visiting professors … Continue reading

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“The Good Sister” by Sally Hepworth – Book Review

“Maybe when it comes to sisters, boundaries are always a little bit blurry. Blurred boundaries, I think, are what sisters do best.” Rose and Fern Castle are the twenty-eight year old fraternal twins of a single mother. When the girls … Continue reading

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“Look What You Made Me Do” by Nikki Smith – Book Review

This is the story of two sisters who are both adults with children of their own. The sisters have always had a somewhat rocky relationship. This is largely down to the fact that the eldest daughter Caroline was her mother’s … Continue reading

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“The Choice” by Gillian McAllister – Book Review

Joanna Oliva is a happily married thirty year old woman who lives in a basement flat in London. She adores her husband Reuben, and enjoys her job working on one of London’s mobile library buses. She goes out one night … Continue reading

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“The Guest Book” by C.L. Pattison – Book Review

Charles and Grace are on their way to St. Ives. They have booked a luxury hotel and are eager to get their honeymoon started. A vicious storm rises as their train goes through Cornwall and a large oak tree falls … Continue reading

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“Just What Kind of Mother are You?” by Paula Daly – Book Review

This novel is told via three voices: Lisa Kallisto – a married mother of three who never has the time she needs for all she wants to do. Harried and often overwhelmed by her busy life and her job in … Continue reading

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“Looking for Leo” by J.A. Baker – Book Review

About the book: Lynda – is single and nearing retirement from her job as a school teacher. She lives alone and enjoys her own company. She has lived with regrets and guilt for most of her adult life. Her only … Continue reading

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“Witness” by Caroline Mitchell – Book Review

Rebecca then – a young school teacher, Rebecca lives with her mother who is dying of cancer. When she meets the charismatic Solomon, she is immediately entrapped by his clever emotional manipulations. Solomon – a handsome man who is a … Continue reading

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“Don’t Look For Me” by Wendy Walker – Book Review

Five years ago, Molly Clarke killed her youngest daughter. She was coming home and her nine-year-old daughter dashed into the street just as she turned the corner. Desolate with grief and guilt, she hates herself for what she has done. … Continue reading

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“When I Was Ten” by Fiona Cummins – Book Review

“The currency of secrets is more valuable than anything else, even money.” THEN: Dr. Richard Carter and his wife Pamela were probably the most despicable characters I’ve ever read about. Concerned only with themselves and how they appeared to the … Continue reading

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