Category Thriller

Little Tea by Claire Fullerton

Thursday, August 6, 2020 ThrillerFiction  No comments

Little Tea
by Claire Fullerton

About Little Tea


Southern Culture … Old Friendships … Family Tragedy

One phone call from Renny to come home and “see about” the capricious Ava and Celia Wakefield decides to overlook her distressful past in the name of friendship.

For three reflective days at Renny’s lake house in Heber Springs, Arkansas, the three childhood friends reunite and examine life, love, marriage, and the ties that bind, even though Celia’s personal story has yet to be healed. When the past arrives at the lake house door in the form of her old boyfriend, Celia must revisit the life she’d tried to outrun.

As her idyllic coming of age alongside her best friend, Little Tea, on her family’s ancestral grounds in bucolic Como, Mississippi unfolds, Celia realizes there is n...

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The One That Got Away by Egan Hughes

Thursday, August 6, 2020 ThrillerFiction

About The Book

Mia thinks she has escaped her controlling ex-husband, Rob. She’s found herself a new home, a new boyfriend and a new life.
But when the police arrive to tell her that Rob has been found dead on his boat, things quickly fall apart. Mia is terrified she’ll be suspected, however the police are keeping all options open. They know Mia had reason to hate her ex-husband, but she’s not the only one. Plenty of people wanted Rob Creavy dead, not least his new wife, Rachel.
What they don’t know is that Mia has a secret, one she’s desperate to protect.
But someone else knows. Someone with very dark secrets of their own . . .


My Thoughts

This is a gripping and addictive read, dark and bitter, a read that I will not forget.
I always know that books with an abusive husband touc...

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Don’t miss Cardinal season 4 on iPlayer

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 ThrillerFiction

Cardinal Canadian crime show season 4
John Cardinal and Lise Delorme on the case.

The coronavirus lockdown has led to a big uptick in reading and binge-watching. We’ve given you plenty of recommendations in both categories, but as things gradually get back to normal, one show you definitely don’t want to miss is the Canadian crime series Cardinal. Season four is available on iPlayer at the moment – it’s the best of the set and one of the finest cold climate revenge thrillers we’ve ever watched.

Winter has fallen on Algonquin Bay up in Northern Ontario, and the husband of a prominent local politician has been kidnapped. He dies a brutal death, tied to a stake and left out at night to freeze in the minus-20 degree climate wearing just a thin white parka.

Cardinal Canadian crime show season 4
It looks chilly out there and this won’t end well.

Detectiv...

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On the Radar: Drops of blood hit the Outback dust

Thursday, July 23, 2020 ThrillerMysteryFiction

From Arctic snowscapes to deep, dark forests and on to the heat of the Outback, wilderness noir is getting to be quite the thing. If it’s grabbed you then watch out for our lead book this week – The Hunted by Gabriel Bergmoser is set in a remote part of Australia and needless to say things get pretty desperate pretty fast once the bad guys turn up. Apart from this debut, we’ve got plenty to choose from including the latest by Karen Dionne and Julia Heaberlin.

The Hunted by Gabriel Bergmoser

The Hunted by Gabriel Bergmoser front cover Australian crime fiction

This much in demand crime debut by Australian author Gabriel Bergmoser brings with it a touch of horror and a whole lot of tension. First there is Allie, who heads into the Outback to stay with her grandfather, Frank, owner of a service station on a remote highway...

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Spirits Duet by Julia Talbot and B.A. Tortuga

Friday, July 31, 2020 ThrillerFiction

Spirits is a duology featuring two stories by authors Julia Talbot and B.A. Tortuga. 

Moonshine

Moonshine and full moons, two things that don’t necessarily go together. It’s hard enough to get by making moonshine — not only is it dangerous, it’s also not strictly on the up and up — but the timing gets even more tricky for Jenson when he has to start keeping track of the moon, as well. He hadn’t expected to get anything more than a good night from the blond twink at the bar, but now he’s a werewolf. While Jensen is still getting used to that, David barges into his site, snarling and growling and snapping at him as if, somehow, the whole werewolf thing (which David also seems to have got caught up in) is his fault.

Between all the fighting and fucking, Jenson and David decid...

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Interview: The Hunted by Gabriel Bergmoser

Saturday, July 25, 2020 ThrillerFiction

Australian Crime Author Gabriel Bergmoser

At 26 years of age, Australian author Gabriel Bergmoser is already something of a phenomenon in his own country. He’s won the Peter Ustinov and Kenneth Branagh awards for his scriptwriting, and has three young adult thrillers to his name. Now the Melbourne-based writer has fixed his focus on the crime fiction genre with The Hunted, a tense and bloody pursuit through wasteland in a place that could easily be called The Middle of Nowhere, Australia.

In the book, a young woman called Allie arrives to stay with her grandfather, Frank, at a forgotten service station. Also on the highway are the free-spirited wanderer, Simon, and a woman called Maggie who will tie all their fates together. Plus, out there somewhere are those hunters referred to in the title.

From his lockdown base in Melbou...

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The Dark Side by Danielle Steel

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 ThrillerFiction  No comments

The Dark Side  by Danielle Steel  Zoe and Rose Morgan were a perfect complement as sisters.  Zoe had dark, shining, straight hair, Rose on the other hand had curly, halo of white-blond hair which sat as a cap on her head. Zoe always was shy, Rose was an irresistible child.  Rose was three when she was diagnosed with leukemia.  Zoe asked her mother what that was and she tried to explain it to her.  Zoe saw something else in her eyes, fear.  Rose would go to hospital with her mother and Zoe stayed with her dad.

Rose was in the hospital a lot the first year.  She slept a lot and then Rose had a bone marrow transplant from her mother and she got well again. Her hair came back a little darker then it use to be...

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Playdate by Alex Dahl

Sunday, July 26, 2020 ThrillerFiction

About The Book

It was meant to be your daughter’s first sleepover.  Now it’s an abduction. Lucia Blix went home from school for a playdate with her new friend Josie. Later that evening, Lucia’s mother Elisa dropped her overnight things round and kissed her little girl goodnight.
That was the last time she saw her daughter.
The next morning, when Lucia’s dad arrived to pick her up, the house was empty. No furniture, no family, no Lucia.


Extract

Elisa
20 October
We’re almost an hour delayed when we push back from the gate, but the pilots are confident we’ll recover the time with the strong tail wind. I close all the galley lockers and run through the checklist, then speak to the passengers as we taxi away from the terminal. Gloomy clouds churn above us: another grey and windy day...

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The Finders by Jeffrey B Burton

Thursday, June 18, 2020 ThrillerFiction

The Finders by Jeffrey B Burton front cover

From Rin Tin Tin and Lassie, through to Scooby Doo and Hooch, dogs have certainly played their part in fighting crime over the years. It’s time to open the pages of The Finders and meet the latest recruit, a young golden retriever called Elvira, owned by Mace Reid. She’s a good girl is Vira, quite content to sit and stay… until something raises her hackles.

Reid is a canine trainer, based in Illinois – some call him a ‘dog whisperer’ – and besides training dogs for other people he has a freelance gig with the police for his team of human remains detection dogs who, in short, find dead bodies. Music fans will get a kick out of their names...

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Precious You by Helen Monks Takhar

Sunday, July 19, 2020 Thriller

About The Book

She’s got your job. She wants your life…
When Katherine first meets her new intern Lily, she’s captivated. Young, beautiful and confident, Lily reminds Katherine of everything she once was – and it’s not long before she develops a dark fascination with her new colleague.
But is Lily as perfect as she seems, or does she have a sinister hidden agenda? As Katherine is drawn into an obsessive power struggle with the intern, a disturbing picture emerges of two women hiding dark secrets – and who are desperate enough to do anything to come out on top…


My Thoughts

I don’t believe in coincidences, I am not sure if I’ve always been so paranoid or is a secondary effect of reading so many books...

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