Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

As Sick as Our Secrets by A. B. Whelan ★★★

Olivia Campbell is living comfortably to a wealthy man, Richard, but she’s anything but at peace. That’s because she’s slowly coming to the understanding that he just might be a serial killer. The story is mostly told from three points of view: Olivia’s, Ashley Hayes (Olivia’s best friend) and Betty (Ashley’s friend). However, the book… Continue reading As Sick as Our Secrets by A. B. Whelan ★★★

Audiobook, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman ★★★1/2

Erin and Mark Roberts are enjoying their honeymoon in Bora Bora when they come upon a curious discovery during a private boat excursion. They take an item out of the water that later sends them down a path of no return that threatens to change their lives forever. Erin is a film documentarian and Mark… Continue reading Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman ★★★1/2

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger ★★★★ (Cork O’Connor #1)

This was a book selected by my former Mystery & Suspense group for discussion a few years ago. I’d never heard of the author or this series and the group came through yet again in selecting a really good story. I later switched to the audio format because the main narrator, David Chandler, brings these… Continue reading Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger ★★★★ (Cork O’Connor #1)

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

Summit Lake by Charlie Donlea ★★★★

Kelsey Castle, a renowned crime writer for a prominent magazine, is assigned to develop a story about the murder of Becca Eckersley, a law student from a prominent family, who was savagely killed two weeks prior in Summit Lake. Becca was alone at her family’s vacation home near the Blue Ridge Mountains. Kelsey first thought… Continue reading Summit Lake by Charlie Donlea ★★★★

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

The President’s Henchman by Joseph Flynn ★★★★ (Jim McGill #1)

Jim McGill is married to the President of the United States, the first woman elected to the office. He’s a former police chief now trying to establish his new private investigation firm. He came up with his new moniker, The President’s Henchman, discarding all the others pretty handily. His first case is indirectly connected as… Continue reading The President’s Henchman by Joseph Flynn ★★★★ (Jim McGill #1)

Audiobook, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly ★★★★★ (Harry Bosch #20)

Harry Bosch is still volunteering at the San Fernando Police Department (SFPD), working cold cases and helping with any new homicides. His old LAPD partner, Lucia Soto, shows up unannounced with her current partner and an assistant district attorney in tow, advising him that one of his old cases is back in play. New DNA… Continue reading Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly ★★★★★ (Harry Bosch #20)

Audiobook, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

The Fallen by David Baldacci ★★★★ (Amos Decker #4)

Amos Decker and Alex Jamison are on vacation, enforced for Amos who tags along with Alex as he has nowhere else to go. She’s visiting her sister in Baronville, Pennsylvania to celebrate her niece’s upcoming 6th birthday. On the first night, Decker stumbles upon a double murder next door in the middle of a storm.… Continue reading The Fallen by David Baldacci ★★★★ (Amos Decker #4)

Audiobook, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben ★★★★★

Detective Napoleon (Nap) Dumas is brought into a case involving a murdered cop in another state when prints found at the scene match those he’d entered in the system years ago. They belong to his former girlfriend, Maura, who disappeared 15 years ago, the same night when his twin brother, Leo, and his girlfriend, Diana,… Continue reading Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben ★★★★★

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

Friend Request by Laura Marshall ★★★1/2

Louise Williams is a divorced mother who works from home as a freelance interior designer. She doesn’t have a lot of friends and devotes much of her life to 4-year old son Henry, living vicariously through the pictures and posts of her Facebook friends. Life’s fairly uneventful until she receives a friend request from Maria… Continue reading Friend Request by Laura Marshall ★★★1/2

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

The Girl Who Was Taken by Charlie Donlea ★★★★

Dr. Livia Cutty is a pathologist working under a fellowship with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Raleigh, NC. Her decision to follow this area of medicine was driven by her sister’s abduction and disappearance one year ago. Livia doesn’t think Nicole is still alive and fully believes she’ll one day show up… Continue reading The Girl Who Was Taken by Charlie Donlea ★★★★