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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 …

                       

Lock Every Door

By Riley Sager, A well-constructed thriller about a gig that sounds too good to be true

Lock Every Door by Riley Sagar has been a surprisingly buzzy book this summer, and now that I’ve read it, I can understand why. If you love mystery thrillers, this one is one to check out. Plot Summary For the Detailed Plot Summary, click here or scroll all the way down. Jules Larsen is a …

              

Sharp Objects

By Gillian Flynn, A brisk, dark and twisty psychological thriller

With the impending Sharp Objects finale coming up soon on HBO, I thought I’d go ahead and review the book by Gillian Flynn which the show was adapted from. I ended up reading the book a few weeks back after the first few episodes had aired since I was impatient to find out the ending. …

              

House of Leaves

By Mark Danielewski, A post-modernist psychological horror story

Johnny Truant, a drug-addicted tattooist, finds a manuscript about a possibly fictional documentary called The Navidson Records. In it, Will Navidson moves his family — him, his wife and two young children — into a house in the suburbs, but discovers a door that leads to a dark hallway and, from there, a shifting, dark …

                 

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 by Paula Hawkins pop up everywhere. I was in the mood for a good mystery and couldn’t find anything that …