Malice Lurks in Carol Goodman’s ‘The Widow’s House’ [REVIEW]

Woman of the Lake

In Carol Goodman’s The Widow’s House, a woman looking for a new beginning gets caught in a modern mystery.
(Photo by Christos Tsoumplekas, Flickr)

A couple hard on their luck, a decaying estate, and a creepy mystery. All the elements are here to make Carol Goodman’s new Gothic thriller, The Widow’s House, a total scream.  Read more of this post

Iain Reid’s ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ Is Seriously Creepy [REVIEW]

Farmhouse in winter

In Iain Reid’s I’m Thinking of Ending Things, a ramshackle farmhouse in the middle of nowhere may be the creepiest home since Norman Bates took up residence at the top of the hill in Psycho. (Photo by Teresa Alexander-Arab, Flickr)

Have you ever read a book that was brilliantly written, and yet so shocking in its denouement, it left you feeling so ponderous you simply had to talk about it with friends to make sense of it all? Iain Reid’s debut novel, I’m Thinking of Ending Things, is one such book. Read more of this post

Lisa Gardner’s ‘Find Her’ Will Have You Looking Over Your Shoulder [REVIEW]

Lost

Kidnapped and trapped in a coffin-sized pine box, Flora Dane discovers the meaning of fear in Lisa Gardner’s FIND HER.
(Photo by Johannes Winger-Lang, Flickr)

Flora Dane’s worst fears are realized when she is kidnapped and thrust into a pine box specifically built for her. Trapped in total darkness, she claws her way toward survival, never giving up hope that she’ll be saved. Thus begins Lisa Gardner’s latest novel, Find Her, as it blasts out of the gate at breakneck speed, deftly putting us inside Dane’s personal terror and craftily holding readers hostage until the very last page.  Read more of this post

Ruth Ware’s ‘In A Dark, Dark Wood’ Is A Truly Twisted Thriller [REVIEW]

Woman running through dark forest

‘In A Dark, Dark Wood’ is a twisted thriller. (Photo courtesy Satchmo-, Flickr)

Ruth Ware’s debut novel, In A Dark, Dark Wood, is a meticulously crafted suspense thriller. Ware draws the reader into the story with well-honed emotional manipulation. Some readers may call the book clever, while others may feel betrayed. Read more of this post