Category: Psychological fiction

My Top 8 Books of 2021 – part three

Here are my favourite eight books of the third quarter of 2021. So far this has been a good year for books if for nothing else, so it was a really difficult decision. The Beresford by Will Carver Firstly let me just say one thing – don’t get too attached to the characters, they may not be around long enough. Apart from Mrs May that … Read More My Top 8 Books of 2021 – part three

A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins

‘What is wrong with you?’ Laura has spent most of her life being judged. She’s seen as hot-tempered, troubled, a loner. Some even call her dangerous. Miriam knows that just because Laura is witnessed leaving the scene of a horrific murder with blood on her clothes, that doesn’t mean she’s a killer. Bitter experience has taught her how easy it is to get caught in the … Read More A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins

Stone The Dead Crows by Carrie Magillen

Three sisters. Two strangers. One secret. Maggie has an impossible choice. Stay and protect her family from the hooded stalker in the woods? Or return to Rose and help her fight the doctors who want to remove life support from their sister, Daisy? #STONETHEDEADCROWS @CarrieMagillen @annecater @RandomTTours #RandomThingsTours There’s a man at Daisy’s bedside. He says Rose can trust him. But he’s telling her disturbing things … Read More Stone The Dead Crows by Carrie Magillen

Invite Me In by Emma Curtis

To those who think they know her, Eliza Curran has it all: two healthy children, a stunning home and a wealthy, adoring husband. No one would guess the reality of her life: trapped in an unhappy marriage to a controlling man, she longs for a way out. When she takes on a new tenant, her life changes unexpectedly. Dan Jones is charming and perceptive, … Read More Invite Me In by Emma Curtis

The Heights by Louise Candlish

He thinks he’s safe up there.But he’ll never be safe from you. The Heights is a tall, slender apartment building among the warehouses of Shad Thames, its roof terrace so discreet you wouldn’t know it existed if you weren’t standing at the window of the flat directly opposite. But you are. And that’s when you see a man up there – a man you’d … Read More The Heights by Louise Candlish

The Rising Tide by Sam Lloyd

HOW DID IT COME TO THIS? The news doesn’t strike cleanly, like a guillotine’s blade. Nothing so merciful. This news is a slovenly traveller, dragging its feet, gradually revealing its horrors. And it announces itself first with violence – the urgent hammering of fists on the front door. Life can change in a heartbeat. Lucy has everything she could wish for: a beautiful home … Read More The Rising Tide by Sam Lloyd

Girls Who Lie by Eva Bjorg AEgisdottir translated by Victoria Cribb

At once a startling, tense psychological thriller, and a sophisticated and twisty police procedural from a rising star in Icelandic literature.When single mother Maríanna disappears from her home, leaving an apologetic note on the kitchen table, it is assumed that she’s taken her own life – until her body is found on the Grábrók lava fields seven months later, clearly the victim of murder. … Read More Girls Who Lie by Eva Bjorg AEgisdottir translated by Victoria Cribb

Fragile by Sarah Hilary

Nell Ballard is a runaway. A former foster child with a dark secret she is desperate to keep, all Nell wants is to find a place she can belong. So when a job comes up at Starling Villas, home to the enigmatic Robin Wilder, she seizes the opportunity with both hands. But her new lodgings may not be the safe haven that she was … Read More Fragile by Sarah Hilary

Before You Knew My Name by by Jacqueline Bublitz

This is not just another novel about a dead girl. When she arrived in New York on her 18th birthday carrying nothing but $600 cash and a stolen camera, Alice Lee was looking for a fresh start. Now, just one month later, she is the city’s latest Jane Doe, an unidentified murder victim. Ruby Jones is also trying to start over; she travelled halfway … Read More Before You Knew My Name by by Jacqueline Bublitz

The Nurse by J A Corrigan

When you hear her story, will you believe her? Rose Marlowe is a hard-working nurse, a loving wife, and a merciless killer. Or so she says. Despite her confession, it is hard to believe that this beautiful, kind woman could have killed her vulnerable patient in cold blood. #TheNurse  https://www.instagram.com/corriganjulieann/  @corriganjulieann @canelo_co @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours Down-on-his luck author and ex-journalist, Theo Hazel, is convinced that there’s more … Read More The Nurse by J A Corrigan

Her Last Holiday by C L Taylor

You come to the retreat to be healed. You don’t expect to die. Two years ago, Fran’s sister Jenna disappeared on a wellness retreat in Gozo that went terribly wrong. Tom Wade, the now infamous man behind Soul Shrink Retreats, has just been released from prison after serving his sentence for the deaths of two people. But he has never let on what happened … Read More Her Last Holiday by C L Taylor

Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone

Cat lives in Los Angeles, about as far away as she can get from her estranged twin sister El and No. 36 Westeryk Road, the imposing Gothic house in Edinburgh where they grew up. As girls, they invented Mirrorland, a dark, imaginary place under the pantry stairs full of pirates, witches, and clowns. These days Cat rarely thinks about their childhood home, or the fact … Read More Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone