Category Archives: Psychological

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Alys, Always by Harriet Lane

‘Alys, Always’ is Harriet Lane’s debut novel. Francis Thorpe is in her mid-thirties and single. She works as a sub-editor for a struggling publication. She leads a fairly mundane life and there is not much prospect of that changing. Then … Continue reading

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The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

‘The Good Daughter’ is a standalone psychological thriller by Karin Slaughter. 28 years ago, the Quinn family was ripped apart. Rusty Quinn was a defence lawyer who defended the worst of the worst, so he had gained many enemies. Firstly … Continue reading

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The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham

‘The Secrets She Keeps’ is a psychological thriller from Australian author Michael Robotham that is full of twists and turns. Agatha and Meghan have something in common. They are pregnant and due around the same time. But that’s where the … Continue reading

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Dead Scared by S.J. (Sharon) Bolton

‘Dead Scared’ is the 2nd novel in S.J. Bolton’s Lacey Flint series and it is just as gripping as the first in the series – ‘Now You See Me’. There has been an increase in the number of suicides at … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Coming Down by Nicci French

‘Sunday Morning Coming Down’ is the 7th novel in the Frieda Klein series by husband and wife team Nicci French. There has been a novel for each day of the week Monday-Sunday. There is one more planned to wrap up … Continue reading

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Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Paula Hawkins shot to fame with ‘The Girl on the Train’. Her second novel – ‘Into the Water’ is very different but just as good. Nel Abbot is the latest woman in Beckford to die in the section of river … Continue reading

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The Lucky One by Caroline Overington

‘The Lucky One’ is a psychological thriller by Caroline Overington and the aptness of the title really depends on your definition of lucky. The Alden-Stowe family own a large estate in a beautiful wine growing region of California. It sounds … Continue reading

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Now You See Me by S.J. (Sharon) Bolton

‘Now You See Me’ is the first novel in a series by S.J. (Sharon) Bolton featuring the detective Lacey Flint. She is a very different detective with the sort of past that would keep most people away from the police. … Continue reading

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I See You by Clare Mackintosh

‘I See You’ is Clare Mackintosh’s 2nd novel. After reading her 1st novel ‘I Let You Go’ I was worried that she wouldn’t be able to maintain the pace in her 2nd. But this novel grabbed me and wouldn’t let … Continue reading

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I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

‘I Let You Go’ is one of the most incredible debut novels that I’ve read. Well done to Clare Mackintosh and it’s easy to see why this novel won the 2016 Theakstons Award. One rainy afternoon on the way home … Continue reading

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