Book Reviews

Reviews of new and upcoming books in the mystery, thriller, horror, crime, and suspense genres. Our editorial staff and reviewers choose which titles to review. All reviews meet standards of notability.

Nothing More to Tell

She started her dream internship at a true-crime show

A Hard Day for a Hangover

A series of women have gone missing

Because I Could Not Stop for Death

Her brother is killed in a tragic accident at the town stables

Mother Daughter Traitor Spy

A single misstep could cost them everything

Best Practices

Trouble at the ranch escalates and another shocking discovery is made

Fox Creek

His fiercest enemy in this deadly game may well be his own self-doubt

The Witch and the Tsar

He is being manipulated by powers more fearsome than imagined

Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun

She needs to find a contract killer before the cops do

Red Queen

He is offered a chance to salvage his career by a secretive organization


A still-unsolved case of a young girl, who disappeared nineteen years ago

Die Around Sundown

The artists and suspects know more than they’re willing to share

Childhood Sweetheart

Her tiny Scottish island home was torn apart

The Godmother

She fired 29 shots at the man who killed her husband

The Shadow Murders

On her sixtieth birthday, a woman takes her own life

The Invincible Miss Cust

She became Britain and Ireland’s first woman veterinary surgeon

Bleeding Heart Yard

Someone else from the reunion is found dead in Bleeding Heart Yard

The Winter Orphans

It has been three years since she and her little sister fled Nazi Germany

Her Perfect Twin

Photographs of her estranged identical twin sister on her husband’s phone

These Fleeting Shadows

She no longer wonders if she wants to leave…but if she can

Angela Marsons

The crime thriller author on her latest and more

The Match

A DNA match on an online ancestry database brings him closer to his past

A Sliver of Darkness

A case of mistaken identity has unforeseen fatal consequences

A Death in Door County

A number of bodies turn up on the shores of Lake Michigan

Girl, Forgotten

The killer is still out there

Such Sharp Teeth

he’s changing into someone else, something else, maybe even a monster

The Lies I Told

A recent car crash has erased ten days of her memories

Rules of Engagement

She discovers that the most dangerous risk of all is falling in love

The Last House on the Cliff

She insists an old woman is visiting her when no one else is watching

Small Game

The cast wakes one morning to find something has gone horribly wrong

Hell and Back

He only knows his name because it’s printed in the band of his cowboy hat

Anybody Home?

A seasoned invader with multiple home invasions

Desperation in Death

She is desperate for justice and to take down those who prey on the innocent

What She Found

The case will push her loyalties and her resilience to the limit

The Resemblance

She explores the sprawling, interconnected Greek system

The Other Guest

Their meeting may not have been a coincidence

All Dressed Up

The weekend getaway at a gorgeous hotel should have been perfect

The Darkness of Others

She suspects that the true killer is living right under her own roof

Daisy Darker

They will be cut off from the rest of the world for eight hours

The Blame Game

Games can be dangerous, but blame can be deadly

Back to the Garden

A lot of people seem to have disappeared from the estate

Always the First to Die

Life begins to resemble the plot of her most famous film

The Cabin in the Woods

She must run fast to escape her lie

A Burning Obsession

She needs insight from someone who understands the mind of a cult leader

The Doomsday Show

Five climate criminals, one assassination plot

The New Neighbor

This would be the perfect place to put a spy, unless one was here all along

The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches

Magic isn’t the only danger in the world

A Perfect Stranger

Two marriages, three little lies

A Trip with Trouble

The last rider in their group fails to show up at the overlook