Tag Archives: domestic thriller

Dark Places, by Gillian Flynn

Twenty-five years ago, a poor farming family in Florida was massacred, the only survivors being two of the children, Ben, the eldest, and Libby, the youngest. Libby was taken in by her aunt who lived in a nearby trailer park, … Continue reading

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Shadow Family, by Miyuke Miyabe

Shadow Family Translator Juliet Winters Carpenter Originally published in Japan in 2001 with the title R. P. G. (Role Playing Game), Shadow Family is the second of Miyuki Miyabe’s novels to be translated into English (the first was All She … Continue reading

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The Neighbour, by Lisa Gardner

The Neighbour A domestic thriller in the tradition popularised by Harlan Coben and Linwood Barclay (even down to the white picket fence on the cover of the UK paperback, the edition I bought), The Neighbour is a tense thriller that's … Continue reading

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Fear the Worst, by Linwood Barclay

Fear the Worst What should I read on a rainy bank-holiday Monday? Linwood Barclay’s latest novel seemed like a good choice (I enjoyed No Time For Goodbye and Too Close to Home), and by the end of the day I agreed with myself, … Continue reading

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Caught, by Harlan Coben

Caught Finally, Harlan Coben has written a perfect thriller. I always enjoy reading novels by this author, though his Myron Bolitar series has become rather mechanical and is easily outclassed by his standalones. In all of Coben’s non-series books so … Continue reading

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Hold Tight, by Harlan Coben

  Hold Tight Hold Tight by Harlan Coben is just out in paperback in the UK (£3.49 in some retailers); of course I bought a copy on publication day. Coben's books are always edge-of-seat, one-sitting reads, and Hold Tight is no … Continue reading

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