Tag: thrillers

Books in a Row

How to Read More, Watch TV Less

A lot of us busy bees want to read more. If you’re a book lover, it’s always one of your goals. We have stacks of books on the nightstand, waiting to be devoured. We have “to-read” lists on Goodreads that scroll for days. I even keep a mental list of books that friends have mentioned […]


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Six Four Book Review

‘Six Four’ Book Review

Six Four is more of an interesting look into Japanese culture than a gripping thriller. Reading a well-conceived mystery that takes place in another culture can make a great book into a sensation. When I started reading Six Four, by Hideo Yokoyoma, I was reminded of some of those great books, Gorky Park set in the Soviet […]


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‘The River at Night’ by Erica Ferencik – Review

The River at Night by Erica Ferencik was surprisingly good as an adventure book. This might be sexist of me, but I always expect books about a group of women to have more substance than say, The Expendables II. But The River at Night is just a fun, thrill-ride with a bunch of normal people with […]


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Good As Gone

‘Good as Gone’ Review

Good as Gone by Douglas Corleone is the story of a reluctant child re-acquirer named Simon Fisk. Simon rescues children who have been abducted by a parent. But in this case, he is manipulated by the French police into locating an American girl named Lindsay Sorkin. He follows her trail all over Europe, Germany, Poland, […]


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Review of 'In a Dark, Dark Wood'

‘In a Dark, Dark Wood’ Review

In a Dark, Dark Wood is a mystery/thriller that revolves around two friends, Nora and Clare, who haven’t seen or spoken to each other for ten years, since high school. They get together for Clare’s hen party (what the Brits call a bachelorette party). Nora doesn’t realize that Clare is marrying Nora’s high school sweetheart, until […]


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The Paper Magician

‘The Paper Magician’ Review

I’m always looking for another good book to read. I find it very frustrating to endure reading a book that’s just not keeping my attention, or that’s written so poorly my eyes are in danger of falling out of my head due to heavy eye-rolling. Luckily, I have several friends who are also voracious readers […]


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Luckiest Girl Alive

‘Luckiest Girl Alive’ Book Review

Luckiest Girl Alive, by Jessica Knoll, is a smart, funny, surprising well-written book that keeps you reading and guessing until the very end. Maybe “guessing” is the wrong word. Although the narrative twists and turns, every surprise is earned and reasonable. The easy, lived-in, realistic voice of the narrator marks Knoll as the kind of […]


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Dear Daughter

‘Dear Daughter’ Book Review: So-so Writing, But Good Plot

Mysteries can be difficult to review properly because you don’t want to give the ending away.  So I’m just going to walk away from anything having to do with who the murderer is in this book. Sometimes, when you read an author, you can instantly tell who someone’s influences are.  When I read John Barth, […]


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