Suspenseful Titles…

I don’t generally think of myself as someone who reads a ton of suspense, but I’ve had a few lately that definitely fall into that category…


The Wife by Alafair Burke is a great stand-alone from this author (also check out her Ellie Hatcher series), and is very timely… the perfect-seeming marriage, until an accusation of sexual harassment makes the secrets of a marriage surface… no spoilers, but it’s a good one!

Down a Dark Road by Linda Castillo is another solid entry in the Kate Burkholder series, this time featuring the murder of a wife, and the accused being a childhood friend of Kate’s… I listened to this one, so it wasn’t the same experience as reading it, but I enjoyed it, as with the rest of the series!

The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly is another Harry Bosch novel, and I listened to it narrated by Titus Welliver, who IS Bosch to me now. This novel has two “mysteries”… a long ago missing heir, and a present-day villain who is terrorizing women. I love spending time with Bosch!

The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances (due out 1/30/18) is like a car crash… you want to look away, but you can’t. Laura leads an idyllic life, and dotes on her son Daniel. But when twenty-something Daniel finds his first real, serious girlfriend, they will both compete for attention… and will stop at nothing to cut each other down. I wanted to like it more than I did, but it was still car-crashy. 🙂

The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond was the right combination of thought-provoking, dishy and suspenseful (though, if I’m honest, could have used an editor and been much shorter). Alice and Jake join “The Pact”, which aims to keep married couples together… and go to *any* lengths to make it happen. A good psychological suspense pick!

Nothing Stays Buried by PJ Tracy is the latest in the Monkeewrench series, which I love, and this time features a serial killer, a farm, and the intrepid Monkeewrench series. I love the unlikely protagonists of this series, and was ever so sad to hear that PJ (the mother of this mother-daughter writing duo) passed away last December. 😦

The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall is another timely read. George is an adored science teacher in the school system where his daughter Sadie is a student. When George is arrested on charges of sexual misconduct, his whole family must cope with the situation, and the reader spends the whole book wondering what is true and what is false. A timely, well-written read.

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