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.
Maybe it matters which Mary Kubica book you encounter first but I found this one to be lacking compared to <i>Don’t You Cry</i>. The plot is not as compelling or well-planned and the characters are all unlikable to a degree. The narrative is told from several perspectives but each chapter is clearly identified and their… Read More Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica
How well does Quinn know Esther, the roommate who has mysteriously disappeared from their Chicago apartment? Is Esther the young woman who shows up suddenly in Alex’s small Michigan town on the lake and, if so, why is she there? Quinn and Alex tell their own stories in alternating chapters and the reader has no… Read More Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica
Kept in the Dark by Penny Hancock My rating: 3 of 5 stars Sonia has lived on the Thames all her life. Her husband tries to convince her to sell and her grown-up daughter and mother agree. But Sonia has memories from living here that continue to haunt her. Memories of a young boy she… Read More Review: Kept in the Dark