The Pact

A thriller we couldn’t put down. We were lucky to be given enough copies of The Pact by Sharon Bolton so we could all read it at the same time and discuss it when we met. And it gets a solid thumbs up from everyone. The novel begins with six clever friends who, while...

The Devil’s Feather by Minette Walters

A complex and twisty psychological thriller, with characters that fairly jump off the page. In an earlier blog I asked the question: What is brave? The dictionary defines it as ‘ready to face and endure danger or pain; showing courage’. It is not, therefore, the same...

Don’t Turn Around by Jessica Barry

Jessica Barry’s second novel is another twisty psychological thriller. Don’t Turn Around is Jessica Barry’s second novel, which the cover quote (from A.J. Finn) describes as “Part chase thriller, part psychological suspense… wholly ingenious.” Not surprisingly,...

The Institute by Stephen King

Another really disturbing story from Stephen King. Published in 2019, The Institute by Stephen King begins with a drifter, a man who was once a cop who lost his job but not his cop instincts. One day he drifts into a small town in South Carolina, where he becomes the...