He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly

I’ve been weaning myself off constant thrillers this year, but I really enjoyed He Said/She Said. It’s far more than the ‘did-he-didn’t-he?’ rape accusation that the title implies. Our heroine is Laura, who witnesses what she believes to be a rape taking place at an eclipse festival. The ramifications reverberate down the years, following through […]

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Did You See Melody? by Sophie Hannah

“If I ever get to rate this kidnapping on TripAdvisor, I’ll give it four stars instead of three.” Did You See Melody? is such a good thriller. I’ve had a love-hate relationship with Sophie Hannah’s Culver Valley series – mostly because she can write a damn good plot, but her regular characters are frequently insufferable. […]

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Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Sharp Objects was such a fun, fast read. I loved Gone Girl (and privately gnash my teeth every. single. time. publishers tout their thrillers as ‘totally the next Gone Girl! Or maybe The Girl on the Train! Or, you know, one of those other ones. Please buy our mediocre thriller, please.’). I was less enamored […]

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One Kick by Chelsea Cain

I came to Chelsea Cain via the beautiful Tricia Helfer, after hearing a rumour she was set to play serial killer Gretchen Lowell, star of Cain’s Heartsick series. Somewhere along the way I got sidetracked into downloading Cain’s One Kick instead. Sadly, it turns out that someone-whose-face-I-like-might-one-day-play-a-character-from-one-of-this-author’s-other-books isn’t the best basis for picking a good […]

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