Sharon Bolton’s chilling mystery novel is a heartbreaking study of grief enveloped in a criminal case that will leave you guessing until the very last page.
In Little Black Lies, Catrin Quinn is a grieving mother who lost her two sons a few years ago and gets herself involved in a massive search party on the Falklands Islands after three other children go missing. Then the hysteria starts when Catrin is forced to confront her childhood best friend, Rachel, and her ex-boyfriend, Callum, both of whom are hiding terrible secrets.
|Recommended by Amanda Ferris||Wednesday, June 24th, 2015||No Comments »|
If you’re a bit of an Anglophile or just the casual BBC Netflix binger, you’re probably aware of Stephen Fry—writer, actor, comedian, television show presenter, and all around boffin. A couple weeks ago, I recommended The Count of Monte Cristo for #tbt. If you’re still reluctant to pick up the classic, then perhaps Fry’s modern update with a psycho-thriller twist will interest you instead.
I described the original Count as a “pimp.” His modern reincarnation, Ned Maddstone, is nothing short of a badass. Edmond Dantes learned swordplay and aristocratic manners in prison, while Ned’s transformation is closer to Bertie Wooster becoming Batman amidst an extended stay in a psychiatric hospital.
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Keith Donohue’s novel The Boy Who Drew Monsters is a terrifying psychological thriller that explores the thin line between fantasy and reality.
Ten-year-old Jack Peter Keenan is deathly afraid to step foot outdoors ever since he almost drowned three years ago. Now, Jack spends every waking moment of his life drawing monsters, but his mother grows concerned that a ghost could be haunting him when she starts hearing strange sounds coming from the ocean. Mrs. Keenan seeks help from a Catholic priest and his Japanese housekeeper, but things only get worse when Jack’s BFF Nick gets caught up in his buddy’s warped sense of reality.
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If you’re a reader looking for a psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the very last second, then Lisa Unger’s In The Blood is a must-read. This sensational writer has created a thrilling maze that will have readers frantically turning the page to see what happens next.
The story follows the troubled main character, a young woman named Lana who constantly lies and as a result, can’t figure out who she is or where she came from. Constantly hounded by a nightmare that she can’t quite remember, Lana is just about ready to graduate college when her trust fund runs out and she’s forced to take a babysitting job. Her young ward is a deeply troubled young boy named Luke who manipulates for the fun of it, and it appears as if both accomplished liars have met their match.
|Recommended by Amanda Ferris||Tuesday, February 18th, 2014||No Comments »|