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The Woman in the Window

By A.J. Finn, A serviceable thriller and homage to Hitchcock's Rear Window

This book has been popping up everywhere, like everywhere, and I love a good mystery. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn is a psychological thriller that has been compared to books such as The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl. It jumped to #1 on the bestseller lists upon release, fueled by …


Everything I Never Told You

By Celeste Ng, An empathetically-told story of a family trying to make sense of a tragedy

In Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng, a teenage girl is found dead, drowned in a lake. Her family is left reeling with unanswered questions and the realization that perhaps they didn’t know as much about her as they had thought. Her death prompts them to reflect upon how they got to where …


The Girl on the Train

By Paula Hawkins, A pretty okay thriller slash mystery

I’ll keep this short-ish, because this book has been reviewed thousands of times already and there’s not much to add. Around the time I started this site, I kept seeing The Girl on the Train pop up everywhere. I was in the mood for a good mystery and couldn’t find anything that caught my attention …


In the Woods

By Tana French, A Substantial and Engaging Thriller

It’s 1984 and three twelve-year-olds, best friends who live in Knocknaree, Ireland, are playing in the woods. By nightfall, two of them are missing and the last boy, Adam Ryan, is found, traumatized, in a tree with a sneaker filled with blood, gashes in his clothes and gaping holes where memories of that day’s events …


My Name Is Red

By Orhan Pamuk, A Philosophical Art Mystery

Huh. I liked this book in theory. My Name is Red reads like a philosophical mystery, except it’s only about art philosophy. It’s a story about a murder among a group of miniaturists (which are basically artists), and it is set in the Ottoman Empire. The book itself was originally written in Turkish. The idea …