Book Review, Thriller

REVIEW: A Treasury of Victorian Murder by Rick Geary

Summary: From GoodReads.com: "An engrossing, illustrated journey into true crime classics of the Victorian era, this omnibus volume contains three works in Rick Geary’s increasingly storied treasuries of murder—Jack the Ripper, The Beast of Chicago, and The Fatal Bullet. These carefully researched presentations of true crime stories include a bibliography of research sources, presenting true… Continue reading REVIEW: A Treasury of Victorian Murder by Rick Geary

Book Review

Waiting for Wednesday: Losing Leah by Tiffany King

Summary: "Ten years after the tragic disappearance of her twin sister Leah, sixteen-year-old Mia Klein still struggles to exist within a family that has never fully recovered. Deep in the dark recesses of her mind lies an overwhelming shadow, taunting Mia with mind-splitting headaches that she tries to hide in an effort to appear okay.… Continue reading Waiting for Wednesday: Losing Leah by Tiffany King

Book Review, Horror, Thriller

REVIEW: The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum

Summary: Synopsis from GoodReads.com: "Suburbia. Shady, tree-lined streets, well-tended lawns and cozy homes. A nice, quiet place to grow up. Unless you are teenage Meg or her crippled sister, Susan. On a dead-end street, in the dark, damp basement of the Chandler house, Meg and Susan are left captive to the savage whims and rages… Continue reading REVIEW: The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum

Book Review, Thriller

REVIEW: Strawberries by Casey Bartsch

Summary: Synopsis from GoodReads.com: "Strawberries is the name he has been given. When they let him out, they had no way of knowing what he was. A psychopath. A killer. The body count is at twenty already, and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. Agent Harry Bland can’t see one anyway. He… Continue reading REVIEW: Strawberries by Casey Bartsch

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Waiting for Wednesday: Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Book Synopsis: "A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged.… Continue reading Waiting for Wednesday: Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Book Review, Other, Thriller

REVIEW: Room by Emma Donoghue

Summary: Synopsis from GoodReads.com: "To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be… Continue reading REVIEW: Room by Emma Donoghue

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Tiring Crime Thriller Tropes

I have had to read a lot of rubbish crime novels during my time running this blog. Many of which I will never review on here because they were that bad or just so forgettable I didn't feel the need to review them. So here are a few tropes that I have seen floating around… Continue reading Tiring Crime Thriller Tropes