thriller

Jan 5, 2022

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, by Taylor Jenkins Reid, is a Mystery/Thriller. Evelyn Hugo is ready to tell the audience about her secret life. She chooses Monique Grant, a reporter, to write her biography. Many people wonder why she chose Monique. When Evelyn tells Monique about her success, struggles, and her seven husbands, Monique listens with curiosity and is determined to write a good biography. However, when Evelyn is about finishing her story, Monique realizes that both Evelyn and her lives are very similar.


I think The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is an incredible book because

Dec 13, 2021

Set in the rural town of Painters Mill, Ohio, a gruesome serial killer shattered the sense of safety held by the Amish and “English” residents. Now, sixteen years later, Kate Burkholder returns to Painters Mill as Chief of Police. All is well until a new body is found. Kate must prevent more deaths, and by doing so may put those who mean the most to her in danger.


This book is full of suspense, and you definitely won’t want to put it down. I enjoyed every second spent reading this book. Even though some of the descriptions were a little graphic, I was blown away by the imagery Castillo was

Dec 3, 2021

The Cordova family is an enigma. Stanislas Cordova is a reclusive film director, renowned for his spine-chilling horror movies, while his wives have all either died or relegated themselves to the fringes of society — and sanity. So when 24-year-old Ashley Cordova is found dead in a Manhattan warehouse, investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects that there is more to her death than just suicide. But unmasking the family’s secrets will undoubtedly bring the family’s wrath upon him — and he must decide how much he is willing to pay for the truth.


This book sent me on a dizzying journey

Nov 29, 2021

Be Not Far from Me is an adventurous and kind of boring thriller novel by Mindy McGinnis. This book is about a girl named Ashely, she and her friends go hiking in the Smokies. Her boyfriend Duke cheats on her with his ex-girlfriend. When Ashley sees this, she is shocked and runs in the opposite direction of the camp. She gets lost and eventually finds her way back. When she’s found, there are tons of reporters that want to interview her. I like the way the author describes the events happening in the book, but after a few days lost in the woods, I thought the book got a little boring until it

Nov 22, 2021

This story is centered around Morgan, who is grieving the loss of her boyfriend, Flynn. Guilt overwhelms her everyday, as she believes she could have prevented his death. Despite this, her best friend Toni, encourages her to post a picture of him on social media to have some closure. That is until the photo is tagged with someone who looks exactly like her dead boyfriend. Who is this “Evan Murphy”?


Forget Me is a mystery/thriller that has many twists and turns. I would give this book five stars, as I haven’t enjoyed a book this much in a while. The concept is very compelling and the twists

Nov 19, 2021

The Girl in the White Van is a suspenseful and thrilling mystery novel by April Henry. This book is about a girl who gets kidnapped by an old man who also kidnapped another girl 8 months before. The two kidnapped girls (Savannah and Jenny) hatch a plan to escape their kidnapper, they almost get killed and nearly escape. I love the way the author brings suspense and tells the story from the views of all characters instead of just one, and the way the suspense kills you right from the start. I recommend this book to anyone who wants a good thrill. That is why I rate The Girl in the White Van a 5

Nov 19, 2021

Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation is a page-turning and thrilling adventure fiction novel by Stuart Gibbs. This book is about a super-smart 12-year-old girl whose name is Charlie. She is recruited by the CIA, who are looking for Pandora, it is a formula created by Albert Einstein to create bombs faster and easier. The CIA team and Charlie go to different places to get the clues that ultimately lead them to Pandora. I love the way the author pictures the characters and the way he makes them act. I recommend this book to anyone who likes a little mystery and humor combined. That is why I rate

Nov 17, 2021

Jules came to New York City with big dreams and hope for the future. But now that her funds have been depleted, she is desperate for any source of income. Luckily, the perfect opportunity presents itself — Jules is offered a job as an apartment sitter at the Bartholomew, one of the most glamorous yet mysterious buildings in the city, for an exorbitant amount of money. However, a set of strange rules are given to her when she accepts the job, and as other apartment sitters start going missing, it becomes clear that there’s something more sinister behind the building’s famed residents and

Cover of Down Range by Taylor Moore

Down Range

By Taylor Moore
4
Rated by Charles H
Nov 9, 2021

The frontier has long felt like a fixture of the collective American psyche, and literature featuring western characters facing the struggles of the rural life has been around since the late 1800s. These western novels often featured tough characters with a firm sense of moral justice and skill with a gun. This archetypical character has continued into modern writing, but in recent decades has made the leap out of the western genre and into thrillers and mysteries in the form of rural law enforcement. This can be seen in Sherriff Walt Longmire (created by Craig Johnson), Game Warden Joe

Nov 2, 2021

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn follows a married couple living in Missouri into a world of darkness and terror when Nick’s wife, Amy, suddenly disappears. When Amy does not show up for a couple of days, police begin to suspect that Nick caused the murder. Within the book, told from Nick's perspective, a few excerpts from Amy’s diary appear, which reveal the truth about her marriage with Nick. Nick continues to deny that he instigated the disappearance of his wife, but the police do not know if they should trust him after finding maxed out credit card bills, clues that make the scene in the living

Oct 21, 2021

Even If We Break is a book about a group of friends who are drifting apart that decide to go back to their old roots of roleplaying. But then weird things start to happen that leave some of them farther apart or closer together.


Even If We Break was enjoyable, but it was hard to get through. I give it a 3 out of 5. The action happens at the end of the book and the beginning and middle of it is all build-up. Once the action started it was more fun to read, but I had already guessed what was going to happen. There is great representation in this book and multiple different perspectives though

The Twin by Natasha Preston

The Twin

2
Rated by
Oct 21, 2021

The Twin by Natasha Preston is about two separated twins who recently lost their mother and were reunited to stay with their dad. The main character the reader follows is Ivy. We see her attempt to continue her normal life while living with her twin and the death of their mother. While living with her twin, Ivy notices some weird behavior.


I rate this book a 2 out of 5. The plot was very predictable and the book was boring for a thriller. The characters were underdeveloped for high schoolers and the dialogue was unrealistic. The story progressed very slowly and was frustrating. The book

Oct 21, 2021

Rebecca Hanover’s sci-fi thriller, The Similars, is the first book in a duology of the same name. In this novel, six clones, the Similars, were made of six socially elite students. The Similars arrive at the exclusive Darkwood Academy, and Emma, a student at Darkwood, doesn’t know who to trust as her friends keep disappearing. To save everyone at Darkwood, especially the Similars, Emma and her friends must push back against the hidden motives that plague the school. This book was fantastic! The plot, the characters, the mystery, it was all thrilling! Emma’s emotions towards Levi as they

Oct 21, 2021

The Cousins, by Karen M. McManus, is a Mystery/Thriller.  A dark, suspicious family continues to hide their secrets. Everything comes to light when Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah's grandmother invite them to work at their grandmother's house. When they go to the island, they realize that their family is more mysterious than they assumed. Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah discover all the secrets.


I enjoyed reading this book because it includes an exciting plot. It also includes much tension between the families, which I enjoyed reading. This book reminds me of We Were Liars, written by E. Lockhart. If you

Oct 21, 2021

The Body in the Library, by Agatha Christie, is a Thriller/Mystery. The story starts off with the Bantrys waking up to a woman's dead body in the library. Nobody there identifies the woman, but later, they realize that she is a dancer from nearby. Miss Marple, a dear friend of Mrs. Bantry, investigates the crime scene. Miss Marple connects the death with other clues. No one is always speaking the truth.


I enjoyed reading this book because the storyline thrills me. The mystery of the murder interests me quite well. This is my first Miss Marple book. I also enjoyed the way Agatha Christie

Oct 21, 2021

Not if I Save You First is a deeply suspenseful and compelling adventure fiction novel by Ally Carter. This book is about 16-year-old Maddie, who moved from Washington D.C to Alaska, where she and her father are the only people for 20 miles in every direction. Maddie’s one and only friend, Logan came to visit her. The two friends embark on a journey to save themselves from a Russian kidnapper and assassin.


The most entertaining aspect of this book are the hilarious conversations between Maddie and Logan. I recommend this book to people who are going through hard times because I believe this

Oct 21, 2021

Plum Winter gets excited when she finds out her cool influencer sister, Peach Winter, gets invited to a festival on a private island. Plum decides to invite her two friends, Marlowe and Antonia, to attend the festival. When they arrive to the island, it’s the total opposite of luxurious; it’s abandoned. Soon, the other seven influencers start to die. Now Plum and her friends have to find the killer before it’s too late.


Reading this book felt like walking into a horror movie! I enjoyed reading this book and I ended up finishing it in no time. If you enjoy ‘whodunits’ or mystery movies, this

Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Opal

5
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Oct 21, 2021

Opal is Jennifer L. Armentrout's third addition to her Lux series, and it's the most intense installment yet. After Dawson's return, rescuing Beth becomes everyone's newest mission, but it won't be easy. Daemon, Katy, and the others struggle to invade a DoD facility, but more importantly, they don't know who to trust.


This story is fast-paced and crammed with emotion, but it ends with a giant cliffhanger. My favorite part of Opal is that it was a clear point of character growth for many of our main characters. Readers get to see Dee mature and lose her bubbly naivety, while Daemon begins to

Oct 7, 2021

The Lovely and the Lost is a thrilling and adventurous mystery novel by Jennifer Lyne Barnes. This book is about a girl named Kira, her brother Jude, and her best friend Free. Kira is a victim of child abuse and is a forest survivor; she was found by her foster mother, Cady. When her foster grandfather comes to their house and says something about a missing child, her whole family and her friend Free go to Sierra Glades National Park. When they find the little girl, they find out that Ness, their grandfather's housekeeper, was the one who kidnapped the missing child. They follow Ness's trail

Oct 6, 2021

When 5 high school teenagers, Addy, Simon, Nate, Cooper, and Bronwyn get stuck in a detention room for a day; only 4 of them come out. Simon is dead and all four of them are suspects in this thrilling mystery. Who has supposedly murdered Simon? Read more to find out!


This book takes many basic attributes and uniquely combines them to form original and relatable characters. Each person in this story has a detailed background and keeps secrets deep within themselves. This book is very shocking and filled with plot twists. I didn’t really like how the ending was kind of up to interpretation

Oct 6, 2021

Phoenix, a 16 year old, and her mom Nina, live inside a van and steal to get by. Life seems normal to Phoenix until Nina takes them back to the hometown where Nina’s life had been ruined, Jasper Hollow. Nina wants to set the truth straight and let everyone know what had happened. With the help of her daughter, Phoenix, they will take down the man that had ruined their life. When Phoenix finds out information from the man that Nina hadn’t previously told her, she wonders if the life she had been living was a lie. Will Phoenix find out the truth? Read The Hollow Inside to find out!     


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Oct 6, 2021

In the prequel to The Hunger Games, the reader gets accustomed to the notorious president of Panem, President Coriolanus Snow, through his adolescence in the 10th annual Hunger Games. Coriolanus, a student at the Academy, becomes a mentor to the District 12 darling, Lucy Gray Baird. Afraid of losing his chance at the Prize, the scholarship for the University given to the mentor with the winning tribute of the Hunger Games, with the seemingly weakest tribute, Coriolanus throws everything at risk to win a chance for a better life apart from the commoners in the districts. By breaking the rules

Oct 6, 2021

After Ellery and Ezra's mom lands in rehabilitation, they move to her hometown to stay with their grandmother. The very same town where their aunt disappeared years ago. And only five years ago, homecoming queen, Lacey, was killed. The town is dangerous, considering the murderer is still out there, and it becomes even more clear when Ellery's own friend goes missing. Now that crime-loving Ellery is involved in this mystery, she’s trying her best to solve the mystery, with the help of her new friend Malcolm. This story is perfect for mystery lovers like Ellery. The plot is so well-written, and

Sep 9, 2021

The Cellar, by Natasha Preston, is a fiction thriller novel. It is about a young girl named Summer who gets kidnapped and taken to a cellar. With several other girls she is forced into a pretend life. While in the cellar she has to cook, clean, look good, and entertain Colin. The novel shows her, her family, and friends’ perspectives throughout Summer’s time inside the cellar. Will she ever be able to escape the cellar?


This novel deals with some mature topics such as rape and abuse, so the audience should be mature. This book is one of my all-time favorite books. Throughout the entire

Aug 25, 2021

If you are looking for an adventure, mystery, and friendship book, this is the book that you are looking for. Notorious is an amazing book about Keenan and ZeeBee who investigate how ZeeBee’s dog was murdered by a person who tried to break into her house. ZeeBee believes that there is treasure on the island that one person wants for themselves. Keenan does not believe it as much as she does but he goes along with it and they become friends. They investigate who killed ZeeBee’s dog when someone entered her house and they then look for the treasure. This book is not only a murder mystery but an

Aug 20, 2021

And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie, is a Mystery/Thriller. Ten strangers were invited to spend time at a coast in Devon. Each of them have a deep - dark secret. While everyone is at the private house, the host is nowhere to be found. One by one, the ten guests begin to die. Until there iso ne left and then there were none…


I believe that this is a very interesting book. It reminds me of the book Ten. In most ways, the books are similar. I like this book because the plot was fabulously done. I prefer And Then There Were None more than Ten because the plot line is better. The murder

Aug 5, 2021

To the people of Salann, the sea is everything. It is a cruel master, harsh and unforgiving, and it is both life and death. Annaleigh Thaumas has sent four of her eleven sisters back to the sea — and each went more horribly than the last. Now, there are whispers that the sisters are cursed, and loneliness has joined the heavy swaths of grief and mourning that encase the family like a black veil. But as her sisters start shunning their charcoals and grays for bright silks and ball gowns, Annaleigh cannot help but dwell on her sisters’ deaths, increasingly confident that they were no accidents

Scare Me by K.R. Alexander

Scare Me

5
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Jul 16, 2021

Every year, teams of kids compete against each other to see which team can frighten people. But, the kids are all going to lose, because the haunted house has awakened. The house will eat everyone and will not be happy until it does. Even though it started as a game, it will not end like one.


Scare Me is a really good book. K.R Alexander adds many suspicious details to make the book more interesting. The plot is also really good, and I enjoyed the book. Secondly, there is a big twist towards the ending. I like how all the kids thought they could easily beat each other in the contest. I like

August Snow cover image. Skyline of Detroit, Michigan.

August Snow

By Stephen Mack Jones
4
Rated by Kari E.
Jun 2, 2021

August Snow is a former Marine, police officer, and a product of a loving Mexican/African American family. He loves his hometown of Mexicantown, Detroit and hates seeing the decay, drugs, violence and corruption running through the city.  He’s bought and renovated a number of houses on the street to bring them back to their former glory. After being fired by the police for uncovering high level corruption, August wins a $12 million lawsuit against the city for unfair termination. Traveling the world for year to regain his perspective and deal with his parents deaths, August yearns for his city

May 19, 2021

Kiss Kill Vanish is a young adult thriller written by Jessica Martinez. Valentina Cruz is the daughter of the most powerful man in Miami. After witnessing her boyfriend, Emilio, and her father murder a man, she runs away to Montreal. There, things become even more confusing when further secrets about Valentina's life are revealed.


I absolutely loved this book's plot and its organization; seeing glimpses of the past made everything more exciting. However, I did not like Valentina's character. I didn't see any growth from the spoiled rich girl she was before running away, and worse, she