Tag Archives: psychological thriller
Book Review

Pretty Little Wife by Darby Kane

Pretty Little Wife

As I sat down to draft my review of Pretty Little Wife I realized it was going to have to be somewhat brief. It wasn’t that I didn’t have a lot to say about the book (I do!), it’s that this thriller is so beautifully plotted and executed that saying too much about the book would ruin the reading experience for other people. It’s one of those frustrating situations where I just want to shove … Continue reading Pretty Little Wife by Darby Kane

Book Review

A Madness of Sunshine by Nalini Singh

A Madness of Sunshine

CW: Domestic violence, violence against women, violence against animals, references to sexual assault A Madness of Sunshine by Nalini Singh is a tightly plotted thriller that has pervasive feeling of rage coiled around it. Every character in this book feels angry and on edge, on the verge of snapping. This creates a superb tension that carries throughout the novel and, when combined with a perfectly plotted mystery and well-developed characters, results in a fantastic reading … Continue reading A Madness of Sunshine by Nalini Singh

Book Review

The Woman in the Dark by Vanessa Savage

The Woman in the Dark

CW/TW in this review: discussion of domestic abuse, domestic violence, gaslighting, suicide and murder. The Woman in the Dark by Vanessa Savage looked to be the kind of creepy psychological thriller that is normally right up my alley. It has a family moving into a place called the “Murder House,” for heaven’s sake. That’s some Elyse-nip right there. Unfortunately this book was much less a psychological thriller and more a story of a woman escaping … Continue reading The Woman in the Dark by Vanessa Savage

Other Media Review

Movie Review: The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train movie poster

The Girl on the Train is the movie version of the thriller that became part of the national zeitgeist for over a year. The story follows three women: Rachel, Anna and Megan. Rachel is an alcoholic, still struggling after her divorce. Every day she takes the train into Manhattan and passes her old neighborhood where her ex, Tom, is living with his new wife, Anna. She also passes a house where Megan lives. Rachel fantasizes … Continue reading Movie Review: The Girl on the Train

Book Review

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

The Woman in Cabin 10

As many of you know, psychological thrillers featuring kickass ladies are just about my favorite thing ever, and when I got my grabby little hands on The Woman in Cabin 10 I was super excited. It’s a creepy locked room mystery with an amazing narrator, a couple of good red herrings, and lot of delicious twists. The mystery maintains a good pace too, and once I started reading I had to finish that same day. … Continue reading The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Book Review

Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica

Pretty Baby

Mary Kubica is kind of my everything right now. I love psychological thrillers, and when you pair them with fascinating female characters, I’m jumping up and down for joy. Pretty Baby is Kubica’s second book, and her sophomore novel is even better than its predecessor, The Good Girl . That’s saying a lot because I loved The Good Girl like whoa. Chicagoan Heidi Wood is a compulsive do-gooder. She works at a non-profit, she rescues … Continue reading Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica

Book Review

The Ice Twins by SK Tremayne

The Ice Twins

We are a shameful couple. Dreadful people. The worst parents of all. We lost one daughter to a fall and somehow we are losing the other. We deserve all of this. Are you intrigued yet? The Ice Twins by SK Tremayne is superbly fucking creepy. This is a book that either you’ll really love or you’ll hate passionately, and it all depends on your ability to withstand the spooky-level. We’re not talking about guts and … Continue reading The Ice Twins by SK Tremayne