Category Archives: suspense

The Infatuations

The Infatuations by Javier Marias 2013 – 352 pages rating 8.75 / lit-crime  – Spain I just didn’t care much for this book at all until the plot got going, about half way through, and then I definitely took to … Continue reading

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Stay Close

Stay Close by Harlan Coban 2012 / 480 pages read by Scott Brick rating A+ / crime-suspense Megan Pierce has lived the life of an upper middle class suburban loving wife and mom for 17 years,  but she has a … Continue reading

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Mortal Bonds

Mortal Bonds by Michael Sears 2013/352 pages rating A /crime Jason Stafford is a hired  financial investigator who works for the companies he worked for and did business with prior to his arrest and time in prison for fraud.   … Continue reading

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Evil and the Mask

Evil and the Mask by Fuminori Nakamura (Japan) 2013/356 pages rating:  9 / literary thriller I really didn’t know if I wanted to read this.  It sounded so horrific.  But I rather enjoyed Nakamura’s first novel in English,  The Thief,  so … Continue reading

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Sandrine’s Case

Sandrine’s Case by Thomas Cook 2013/352 pages read by Brian Holsopple / 10h. Rating: A  /literary legal crime This is my first Thomas Cook book but I have a feeling it may not be my last.  Also,  I’m a sucker … Continue reading

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The Thief (x2)

The Thief by Fuminori Nakamura (Japan) 2012 / 211 pages (read by Charlie Thurston –  4h 1m) Rating:  8.5 / literary crime I just reread this book – The first review is here.  I have both the audio and the Kindle versions … Continue reading

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15 Seconds

15 Seconds by Andrew Gross (US) 2012/336 pages read by Christian Hoff rating: C / crime Doctor Henry Steadman, on his way to a golf game with a buddy in Jackson,  Florida is cited for several at least partly invented … Continue reading

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Trust Your Eyes

Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay 2012 / 512 pages read by Ken Marks, Rich Holmes 14h 2m rating:  A- Thomas Kilbride is what you might call an “odd duck” but he’s a bit more than that – he’s schizophrenic, … Continue reading

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Before the Poison

Before the Poison by Peter Robinson (Canada)  2011 / 368 pages read by Susan Lyons, Toby Lennet Moore 13h 56m Rating:  C- A atmospheric murder story taking place in a really gothic-type setting is not so easy to get into in sunny … Continue reading

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The Thief

The Thief by Fuminori Nakamura 2012 / 211 pages read by Charlie Thurston –  4h 1m Nakamura’s first novel to be translated into English is a very dark tale, gritty and graphic, about a pick-pocket in Tokyo.  The first person narrator (unnamed … Continue reading

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Black Fridays

Black Fridays by Michael Sears 2012 / 352 pages read by Erik Bergmann 11h 1m Rating:  A- This great book has a couple of major problems and that’s really a shame because there is so much to enjoy. Jason Stafford … Continue reading

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Learning to Swim

Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry 2011 / 304 pages read by Suzanne Torin 11h 1m rating: A+ This was highly recommended so always in search of a juicy crime novel (procedural,  cozy, legal, whatever) I listened to and … Continue reading

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