Quincy seems to be fine, years after she was the only survivor of a mass murder at a lake cottage. But meeting another “final girl” will change her perceptions of how well she’s coping. Fast paced and twisty Characters are not likable Nonlinear timeline Some unbelievable plotting Enjoyable thriller if you don’t think too hard… Read More Final Girls by Riley Sager
This book caught my eye because of the Chicago setting but the narrative contains almost no regional detail or flavor. As psychological suspense goes, The Good Liar lays out the story well, creating tension through multiple unreliable narrators who all have something to hide and through flashbacks to build the characters and show the experiences… Read More The Good Liar by Catherine McKenzie
Standard psychological suspense with a few clever tricks.
#3 in The First Law trilogy The conclusion to an adventurous, inventive, and bloody trilogy with fascinating characters and complex plots. Say one thing for Joe Abercrombie – he knows how to spin a good yarn. This final book in the First Law trilogy hits all the notes. The odd combination of travelers has returned… Read More Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie
Loo’s whole world revolves around her father. At age 12, he’s the only parent she’s ever known. Loo’s mother, Lily, drowned when she was just a baby. Hawley and Loo have lived many places since and they never stayed in one place for too long – Hawley was always ready to pack up and move… Read More The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti
As the author describes it, this is a playful reimagining of how Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol that incorporates historical facts but sometimes changes or embellishes them to fit the story. Silva captures the tone of Dickens’ era and quite probably what his life was like at times – he was well-known and popular… Read More Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva
I am thinking how I am going to spend the next year ignoring the fact that there will be any year beyond it – I will get wildly drunk whenever possible, dally with pretty girls who have foreign accents, and wake up beside Percy, savoring the pleasant kick of my heartbeat whenever I’m near him.… Read More The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee