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Mystery Thriller

Sundial – Catriona Ward

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25 March 2022

Ominous

Sundial is an intricate psychological thriller that keeps us guessing on the scheming of an array of chilling characters. The frightening machinations and location of the story make for a restless but intriguing reading experience filled with horror and abuse.

Rob is married to Irving with two young daughters, Callie and…


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Crime Thriller

The First Day of Spring – Nancy Tucker

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5 March 2022

Cold-blooded

The First Day of Spring is a compelling and disturbing story that takes us into the darkest thoughts we could imagine. Nancy Tucker has written an unforgettable psychological drama that stands out as a remarkable debut novel.

It is chilling to think of Chrissie, an eight-year-old girl, who opens the story…


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Mystery Thriller

Run Rose Run – Dolly Parton

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21 February 2022

Driven

Run Rose Run is a great entertaining story of a young, promising, talented singer-songwriter trying to escape an abusive past and make it in Nashville. This is a perfect read for lovers of the Nashville TV drama series, with a beautiful diminutive singer catching a break when the retired ‘Queen…


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Mystery Thriller

One Step Too Far – Lisa Gardner

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14 February 2022

Hunted

I knew I would have trouble setting the book down within minutes of starting it. It began with a terrifying scene of five young college friends camping in the Wyoming wilderness on a bachelor weekend. What happened would change their lives irrevocably. One Step Too Far is an immersive book packed…


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Thriller

The Family Across the Street – Nicole Trope

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30 November 2021

Captive

In this tense, gripping novel, Nicole Trope has written a domestic psychological thriller that feels alarmingly authentic and keeps a compelling momentum from the opening scene to the deadly conclusion. Could what happened The Family Across the Street happen to any family across the street?

On Hogarth Street, an affluent area in…


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Crime Thriller

Trick or Treat – Katerina Diamond

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26 October 2021

Concealed

Trick or Treat is the seventh book in the Imogen Grey and Adrian Miles series. Over this remarkable series, Katerina Diamond has keenly developed her two main characters with authentic complexity, often experiencing emotional and psychological turmoil while maintaining effective capabilities as detectives to unravel many intricate plots. I am…


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Horror Mystery Thriller

The Last House on Needless Street – Catriona Ward

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14 September 2021

Derange

The Last House on Needless Street is one of those extraordinary books that tell a compelling story in the constant haze of uncertainty, with a gripping dark psychological intensity and fascinating characters that are cleverly blended with beautiful writing.

From the start, there is a dark and menacing atmosphere to the…


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Dystopian Mystery Science and Technology Supernatural Thriller

The Noise – James Patterson and JD Barker

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13 September 2021

Vibrations

I devoured James Patterson’s novels decades ago, and after all these years, I can say returning to him in this book, there’s a very different atmosphere and plot than what I expected. Also, JD Barker (who I also love) is co-authoring this one, and I see the influence with…


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Fantasy Historical Fiction Thriller

The Shadow in the Glass – JJA Harwood

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9 September 2021

Before sharing how I feel about the story, I’d like to point out how beautifully and cleverly written The Shadow in the Glass is. Somehow, Harwood successfully makes the black-eyed woman appear on every page, despite only appearing when Eleanor summons her or when she whispers into Eleanor’s mind,…


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Historical Fiction Mystery Supernatural Thriller

The Shadow in the Glass – JJA Harwood

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29 August 2021

The Shadow in the Glass is a fascinating novel that animates a dark story of murder, mystery, power, ambition, family secrets, supernatural twists, consequences, and beautifully depicted in Victorian London. The historical aspect of nineteenth-century London is brought alive with vivid intensity, as the two worlds of the rich and…

Peter Donnelly
Ireland

Founder of The Reading Desk, supporting readers, authors, publishers and book industry. Top Reviewer on Amazon, Goodreads, and NetGalley peter@thereadingdesk.com

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