A little while back I reviewed The Girl Before by J.P.
This is a true standout among the many suspense titles currently dominating the fiction market. It begins with a hit and run accident which kills a young boy and follows the investigation that ensues. The story moves between Bristol, England and a coastal community in Wales, spanning just over a year. Divided into two parts, it reads almost innocuously until you reach the end of the first half. It’s this midstream jolt that sets it apart in a genre notorious for eleventh hour plot twists. The story is told in two parts and from a few different perspectives. Detective Inspector Ray Stevens is investigating this crime. Jenna is a mother grieving the loss of her child. Part two introduces another character that creates the real suspense of this story.
An imposter returns claiming to be Rebecca Winter, who’s been missing for over a decade. While the resemblance is striking, can she really step into the life of a girl she knows nothing about? So begins a tale told in alternating chapters by the real Rebecca, recountin
Another girl title in the same genre as those who’ve come, well, “before”. A story about an austere home with an aloof and mysterious owner whose tenants are required to adhere to strict guidelines of minimalism. Jane has just moved in and learns
This story follows the aftermath of a 15 year-old rape victim who’s been given a drug that erases the assault from her memory. After a suicide attempt, it becomes apparent that, while unable to remember the attack itself, Jenny still retains an unidentifiable fear that is causing her much anguish. Can Jenny retrieve the memories of that attack and bring her rapist to justice?
Mary Kubica’s newest psychological suspense, Don’t You Cry, hits the mark again following on the heels of two previous successes, Pretty Baby from earlier this year and her debut The Good Girl from 2015.
An engaging crime story by a native Clevelander set in the far west side of Cleveland. A story about the evil that can lurk in the midst of the most unassuming of suburbs. Our hero Chris, recently unemployed, has just learned that a sexual predator lives across the street.