• 2.5 stars,  mystery,  thriller

    Review: ‘The Roanoke Girls’ by Amy Engel

    Rating: 2.5 out of 5 starsBeautiful.Rich.Mysterious.Everyone wants to be a Roanoke girl.But you won’t when you know the truth.Lane Roanoke is fifteen when she comes to live with her grandparents and fireball cousin at the Roanoke family’s rural estate following…

  • 4 stars,  dystopia,  thriller

    Review: ‘Bird Box’ by Josh Malerman

    Rating: 4 out of 5 starsMost people dismissed the reports on the news. But they became too frequent; they became too real. And soon it was happening to people we knew. Then the Internet died. The televisions and radios went silent.…

  • 3.5 stars,  thriller

    Review: ‘Behind Her Eyes’ by Sarah Pinborough

    Rating: 3.5 starsDon’t trust this book. Don’t trust this story. Don’t trust yourself.David and Adele seem like the ideal pair. He’s a successful psychiatrist, she is his picture-perfect wife who adores him. But why is he so controlling? And why…

  • 5 stars,  horror,  supernatural,  thriller

    Review: ‘NOS4R2’ by Joe Hill

    Rating: A big, fat 5 stars out of 5 Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. On her Raleigh Tuff Burner bike, she makes her way to a…

  • horror,  RIP IX,  thriller

    R. I. P. IX: Wrap-up

    Gorgeous artwork courtesy ofthe super talented Abigail Larson You might wonder why I’m wrapping up at all given that it’s already 9th November and I’m over a week late at checking in my spooky adventures but we spent the weekend…

  • 4.5 stars,  mystery,  thriller

    Review: ‘Dark Places’ by Gillian Flynn

    Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas.” As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January…

  • 4.5 stars,  crime,  thriller

    Review: ‘Gone Girl’ by Gillian Flynn

    Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears…