Mystery

A Slow Fire Burning: A Novel by Paula Hawkins - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780735211230
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 31st, 2021

Another chilling suspense mystery from Paula Hawkins! A man is found brutally murdered on his houseboat, and the women in his life are all searing with their own feelings of rage, jealousy and vengeance. Hawkins takes you on a slow, smoky journey through the trauma of each narrator, their connection to the victim and one another, venturing off the main plot to other interesting side mysteries and plots, until you reach the pinnacle, fiery finale. You’ll feel hate, sadness, fury and love for these characters despite the dark roads they take you on, and leave burning for more. ~ Reviewed by Kirstin Swartz


The Family Plot: A Novel by Megan Collins - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781982163846
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Published: Atria Books - August 17th, 2021

Most people have a healthy fascination with true crime, but what happens when you start a family with more...passionate foundations? How does that affect your children, and how they view the world? The Lighthouse children, Dahlia, Andy, Tate and Charles, were all raised under the isolated infatuation their mother had about murder. Andy, Dahlia’s twin brother, seemingly ran away when he was sixteen and never returned. But when their father dies, Dahlia--now twenty-six years old--and her two older siblings return to Blackburn Island to put him to rest, Andy’s body is found in his grave plot. What comes from this gruesome discovery is a gothic tale filled with twist after twist, and a heartbreaking conclusion. ~ Reviewed by Kirstin Swartz


Bath Haus: A Thriller by P. J. Vernon - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780385546737
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Published: Doubleday - June 15th, 2021

I could not put this book down! A captivating thriller of compounding lies after Oliver visits Haus - a DC bathhouse - while his partner Nathan is away. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as you are taken through unexpected twists and turns as Oliver tries to hide what really happened that night. Sometimes the truth doesn’t set you free - lies do. ~ Reviewed by Connor Johnston


The Lying Game: A Novel by Ruth Ware - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781501156205
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - March 6th, 2018

While in boarding school, four best friends Isa, Kate, Fatima, and Thea started playing the "lying game." The biggest rule? Never lie to each other. But when a body is found almost 20 years later, these women will have to decide if they should keep their lies a secret, or come clean all together. The Lying Game is a slow burning psychological thriller that will have you reading late into the night. Highly recommended! ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


I Am Not Who You Think I Am by Eric Rickstad - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781094000336
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Published: Blackstone Publishing - October 5th, 2021

Eight-year-old Wayland accidentally witnesses his father’s suicide and finds what he thinks is a note written by his father that reads “I am not who you think I am”. Reeling with grief, confused and uncertain, Wayland keeps the note a secret. Eight years later after a shocking discovery he becomes certain there is more to his father’s death, and the note is the key to unlocking the events of the past. With the help of his best-and only-friend and a girl he secretly loves, they search for the truth. They stumble upon the disturbing history of the town's most powerful family and a bizarre tragedy possibly linked to Wayland's birth. But each revelation only raises more questions and deepens Wayland's suspicions and increasing paranoia, leading to even more grief and loss. His search for truth will soon turn to a possible lifetime of regret.
This long awaited offering from one of my favorite mystery writers is quite the page-turner with its ingenious,unexpected twists and turns. Rickstad continues to intrigue! ~ Reviewed by Tambra Johnson Reap


The Thursday Murder Club: A Novel (A Thursday Murder Club Mystery #1) by Richard Osman - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781984880963
Published: Pamela Dorman Books - September 22nd, 2020

Four Senior Citizens, two incompetent cops, and one dead man. Put them all together and you get the Thursday Murder Club! A laugh out loud mystery, filled with twists and turns from first time writer Richard Osman, known for his humor and wit. TMC is a wonderful introduction to the mystery genre for those who are wary, and will make anyone want to dust off their detective equipment and solve a murder themselves. ~ Reviewed by Samantha Beitler


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