The Guest List by Lucy Foley

  Cori’s Pick: The Guest List by Lucy Foley Full disclosure: I totally picked this one up based on the reviews, comparing it to the work of the mystery and suspense queen herself, Agatha Christie.  And I’ll tell you what, it did not disappoint! For some reason with the thriller and suspense novels I read,…

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

Rebecca’s Pick: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson Pippa doesn’t believe that Sal killed Andie. The police closed the investigation after Sal “admitted” to the crime and then killed himself, presumably out of remorse. But things still didn’t add up (at least in Pippa’s mind) 5 years later. She can’t ignore her…

Something in the Water

Cori’s Pick: Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman Well, the ‘something’ that I thought was going to be in the water was completely wrong! This is the debut novel for author Catherine Steadman – who is best known for her role in Downton Abbey as Mabel Lane Fox. Steadman has written a thriller that…

The Liar’s Girl

Sara’s Pick: The Liar’s Girl by Catherine Ryan How A young woman has been living abroad in the Netherlands for 10 years after her boyfriend confessed to, and was convicted of, being a serial killer. The police contact her when the murders start again after 10 years. Will is still in prison but claims to…

A Simple Favor

Cori’s Pick: A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell A few weeks ago I saw a movie preview for A Simple Favor, (which is set for release in September and stars Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick) that looked really interesting, see the trailer here – and I’m dying over the music!  I immediately checked for the…

Close to Home

Sara’s Pick: Close to Home by Cara Hunter A little girl goes missing from a costume party hosted by her parents, celebrating the end of the school year. No one seems to know quite when Daisy was last seen, and as more and more secrets are revealed, it becomes clear thing weren’t as wonderful at…

Too Close to Breathe

Sara’s Pick: Too Close to Breathe by Olivia Kiernan An apparent suicide by Eleanor Costello that turns out not to be a suicide. Another woman’s death that turns out to be connected to the first through Eleanor’s husband form the framework for this police procedural set in Dublin. On her first assignment back after suffering…

If I Die Tonight

Sara’s Pick: If I Die Tonight by Alison Gaylin A young, good-looking football hero trying to stop a carjacking is run down by a thief stealing the vintage Jaguar of an aging rock star. While everyone in town “knows” that Wade Reed, the outsider at school did it, Pearl Maze, the officer working the case…

Strangers

Sara’s Pick: Strangers by Ursula Archer and Arno Strobel Joanna was home alone when a stranger lets himself into her home and claims to be her fiancé. Erik comes home from a long day at the office to his fiancée who claims she has no idea who he is and there is no evidence of…

Let Me Lie

Cori’s Pick: Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh In late 2014, Clare Mackintosh released her debut novel, I Let You Go (which I LOVED and reviewed here).  It spent several months on the bestseller list and was listed one of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Crime Novels of 2016. In 2017 Mackintosh…