As par for the course, I got behind on my reviews, especially at the end of this year. I sat down the last two days and plugged a bunch of books into Goodreads, so if you want to see my official reading tally, check out my Goodreads Year in Review 2018. I just barely made my reading goal of 70 books. Whew!
This year I found myself reading a lot of twisty thrillers. Here are a four of my favorites that I haven’t yet talked about on Hidden Staircase.
Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent
I loved how the book swapped between three narrators to paint a full picture for the reader. The book just got creepier and more unsettling as I read. It’s not really a mystery (we know who did it from the beginning), but definitely a thriller and character study. Domestic Noir at it’s finest. I can’t wait to pick up more from Liz Nugent.
Many thanks to Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
I read *a lot* of twisty thrillers in 2018, and The Wife Between Us was one of my absolute favorites. Told from two points of view, the contrast between the excited bride-to-be and the bitter ex-wife who is determined to stop the wedding, the narrative pulled me in right from the beginning. And you know I hate spoilers, so really that’s all I’m going to say about this book.
Pick it up, and you won’t be able to put it down.
Lies by T.M. Logan
A fast-paced domestic noir thriller. While out with his son, Joe sees his wife in an intimate looking meeting with a family friend. She denies having an affair, but too many pieces aren’t adding up. When the man goes missing, Joe becomes suspect number one. Lots of twists and turns right until the very end. A fun read!
Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney
This book has so many twists to it you might get dizzy trying to follow them all. It was a great page turner that keeps you guessing. I liked how Ms. Feeney placed our main character (Amber) in a coma with memory loss. The story unfolds as she remembers pieces of her life and the accident, and is just as clueless as the reader. And the ending? Not what I was expecting at all.