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Home Before Dark

By Riley Sager, A satisfying, well-constructed and suspenseful haunted house mystery

Home Before Dark is Riley Sager’s newest novel, released on June 30, 2020. I previously reviewed his prior novel, Lock Every Door, which I thought was a solid mystery, but I actually liked this one even more. Home Before Dark is a suspenseful and satisfying haunted house story all the way through. (Note that the …


The Guest List

By Lucy Foley, A slow-burning mystery-thriller set on an island off the coast of West Ireland

The Guest List by Lucy Foley was released in February 2020, but was chosen as one of Reese’s Book Club Picks for June 2020 (there were two this month). It’s been a while since I’ve read a straight-up mystery-thriller, and I’m trying to switch back and forth when it comes to reading serious books vs …


Long Bright River

By Liz Moore, An intimate family drama about substance abuse wrapped up in a mystery-thriller package

Long Bright River by Liz Moore came out last month, and I put it on my shortlist because I figured a family-type drama with mystery elements would be right up my alley. I’d actually never heard of Liz Moore before this, but this book was a Good Morning America book club pick, so it popped …


The Family Upstairs

By Lisa Jewell, A compelling mystery about a woman who inherits a house with a dark past

I’m kicking off the new year (and new decade!) with a quick mystery novel from Lisa Jewell, The Family Upstairs, which was released in November 2019 in the U.S. Hope everyone had a fun and festive holiday season, with lots of yummy food and good books. Plot Summary For the Detailed Plot Summary, click here …


One of Us Is Lying

By Karen McManus

One of Us Is Lying is basically The Breakfast Club, if during that detention, someone got murdered and everyone became a suspect. It’s a YA mystery-thriller, and while I’m not typically a YA reader, I really like mystery and crime novels. Plus, the concept of Breakfast Club + Murder was just too catchy to pass …