Tag Archives: thriller

Book Review: The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey

Book Rating: 3/5 Book Review: It’s been quite a while since I have finished a book! Have you ever felt like you are in a “book hangover”? I’ve started about 5 books and just haven’t been enthralled with any of them. I finally sat myself down with my reading pillow and said “I’m finishing this…

Book Review: Lies She Told by Cate Holahan

Book Rating 4/5 Book Review The faithful often find themselves blindsided. They don’t suspect anything because they can’t imagine doing something so awful themselves. Ok, Lies She Told by Cate Holahan was outstanding. But, I had a hard time getting into this book. I kept putting it down and being like “eh, it’s ok…”. I…

Book Review: The Secrets You Keep by Kate White

Book Rating 2/5 Book Review I always feel bad giving bad reviews, but I promise honesty on this blog, so here goes. Well, I couldn’t get into this book. The Secrets You Keep had a good premise, but I simply couldn’t find a single thing to connect with the narrator on. She was completely paranoid.…

Book Review: The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

Book Rating: 3/5 Book Review: I really wanted to love The Lying Game. I’ve heard a lot of hype around it, and I had built it up to something that it just didn’t quite meet. It was a slow psychological thriller about a group of friends who experienced something horrible when they were young. We…

Book Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Book Rating 4/5 Book Review: What if we could stop being different colors, different backgrounds, and just be in love? The book We Were Liars follows a group of friends who visit Beechwood Island every summer. Three of them are related (Johnny, Mirren, Cadence) and one is portrayed as just lucky to be involved (Gat). The narrator,…

Book Review: Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Book Rating: 3/5 Book Review: I can’t say I truly enjoyed this book. I found it difficult to get through, and most of the characters unlikable to a point of nonredeemable. Into the Water is a good enough read, but I simply didn’t love it. Paula Hawkins is talented enough to where she sets a…

Book Review: The Child by Fiona Barton

Book Rating: 5/5 Book Review: I read The Widow by Fiona Barton last year, so The Child seemed a natural follow up after reading that. It follows the same characters, but this book is a completely different story so it can stand on it’s own, no need to read The Widow first, unless you want to…