Book Reviews

Here’s an alphabetical list of all the books I have read and reviewed on the blog. I hope you find something you like!


A Beautiful Corpse by Christi Daugherty

A Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny

The Absolution by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers

A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill

A Deadly Inside Scoop by Abby Collette

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding by Agatha Christie

A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny

A House at the Bottom of a Lake by Josh Malerman

A Kiss Before Dying by Ira Levin

Alex Six by Vince Taplin

All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson

All The Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

America’s First Female Serial Killer by Mary Kay McBrayer

American Predator by Maureen Callahan

A Modern Family by Helga Flatland

The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni

Anoka by Shane Hawk

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan

A Nearly Normal Family by M.T. Edvardsson

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Anything For You by Saul Black

A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny

Ash Mountain by Helen Fitzgerald

A Song of Isolation by Michael J. Malone

A Spy in the Struggle by Aya de Leon

A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny

The Au Pair by Emma Rous

The Awkward Squad by Sophie Henaff


The Babysitter by Liza Rodman & Jennifer Jordan

Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach

The Banker’s Wife by Cristina Alger

The Bat by Jo Nesbo

Beast by Matt Wesolowski

Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward

Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

Behind the Red Door by Megan Collins

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda

Beton Rouge by Simone Buchholz

Betrayal by Lilja Sigurðardóttir

Betty by Tiffany McDaniel

Beware the Past by Joy Ellis

The Big Chill by Doug Johnstone

Bind, Torture, Kill by Roy Wenzl

Bird Box by Josh Malerman

Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour

Blackout by Ragnar Jonasson

Black Science, Vol. 2: Welcome, Nowhere by Rick Remender

Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby

Bleak Harbor by Bryan Gruley

Block 46 by Johana Gustawsson

Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce

Blood Red City by Rod Reynolds

Blood Song by Johana Gustawsson

Blood Wedding by Pierre Lemaitre

Blue Night by Simone Buchholz

The Bone Keeper by Luca Veste

Bonfire by Krysten Ritter

The Boy in the Woods by Scott Thomas

The Breakdown by B.A. Paris

The Bright Lands by John Fram

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

Brother by Ania Ahlborn

The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny

Buried by Ellison Cooper

Buried Beneath the Boarding House by Ryan Green

The Burning by Tim Madigan

The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse

The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor

Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny


Cage by Lilja Sigurdardottir

Caged by Ellison Cooper

Call Me Star Girl by Louise Beech

Camp Slaughter by Sergio Gomez

Can You Hear Me? by Elena Varvello

Carrie by Stephen King

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor

Changeling by Matt Wesolowski

Chase Darkness with Me by Billy Jensen

The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup

Chew, Vol. 1: Taster’s Choice by John Layman

Christine by Stephen King

Circe by Madeline Miller

The Circle by Stephen J. Galgon

A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin

Close to Me by Amanda Reynolds

Cockroaches by Jo Nesbo

Cold Moon Over Babylon by Michael McDowell

The Colorado Kid by Stephen King

The Companion by Katie Alender

Confessions by Kanae Minato

Containment by Vanda Symon

The Courier by Kjell Ola Dahl

The Cormorant by Stephen Gregory

The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton

The Creak on the Stairs by Eva Bjorg Aegisdottir

Creatures of Want & Ruin by Molly Tanzer

Crooked House by Agatha Christie

Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough

The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny

Cujo by Stephen King

The Cutting Room by Ashley Dyer


Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Dancing with the Octopus by Debora Harding

The Dark Half by Stephen King

Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge

The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey

The Dark Tower by Stephen King

The Darkness by Ragnar Jonasson

A Dark Matter by Doug Johnstone

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Dark Pines by Will Dean

Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel

Daughters of the Lake by Wendy Webb

The Dead Girls Club by Damien Angelica Walters

Dead of Winter by Kealan Patrick Burke

Dead to Her by Sarah Pinborough

Dead Woman Walking by Sharon Bolton

The Dead Zone by Stephen King

Deadly Class Vol. 2: Kids of the Black Hole by Rick Remender

Death Deserved by Thomas Enger & Jorn Lier Horst

Death in the Family by Shana Merchant

The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

The Deep by Nick Cutter

Deep Dark Night by Steph Broadribb

The Devil’s Knot by Mara Leveritt

The Divines by Ellie Eaton

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

Doctor Strange: The Oath by Brian K. Vaughan

The Doll’s House by M.J. Arlidge

Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King

Dracula by Bram Stoker

The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King

The Dry by Jane Harper

Duma Key by Stephen King


Eat Your Heart Out by Kelly deVos

The Echo Killing by Christi Daugherty

Eden by Tim Lebbon

Eeny Meeny by M.J. Arlidge

Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson

Elevation by Stephen King

11/22/63 by Stephen King

Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker

End Game by Matt Johnson

End of Watch by Stephen King

Exquisite by Sarah Stovell


Facets of Death by Michael Stanley

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Fallen Angels by Gunnar Staalesen

The Familiar Dark by Amy Engel

FantasticLand by Mike Bockoven

#FashionVictim by Amina Akhtar

Fat Camp by James Sabata

Fault Lines by Doug Johnstone

The Favorite Daughter by Kaira Rouda

The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll

Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

Final Girls by Riley Sager

Finders Keepers by Stephen King

Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano

Fireborne by Rosaria Munda

Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

The Firemaker by Peter May

Firestarter by Stephen King

The First Mistake by Sandie Jones

The Five by Hallie Rubenhold

Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie

Followers by Megan Angelo

For Better and Worse by Margot Hunt

The Forgotten Girl by David Bell

The Forgotten Island by David Sodergren

Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin

The Furies by Katie Lowe

Furious Hours by Casey Cep


Gathering Dark by Candice Fox

Gerald’s Game by Stephen King

Ghost Summer by Tananarive Due

 Ghosts of Christmas Past edited by Tim Martin

Ghosts of the Missing by Kathleen Donohoe

The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger

Girl In Snow by Danya Kukafka

Girls Like Us by Cristina Alger

The Girl Who Died by Ragnar Jonasson

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Glass Houses by Louise Penny

Goddess of Filth by V. Castro

The God Game by Danny Tobey

The Golden Cage by Camilla Lackberg

The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

Good Girls Lie by J.T. Ellison

Goodnight Beautiful by Aimee Molloy

The Good Nurse by Charles Graeber

Good Samaritans by Will Carver

The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth

The Good Son by You-Jeong Jeong

The Grand Dark by Richard Kadrey

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Pretender by Susannah Catalan

The Green Mile by Stephen King

Gretchen by Shannon Kirk

The Grim Sleeper by Christine Pelisek

The Grip of It by Jac Jemc

Guess Who by Chris McGeorge

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

The Guilt Trip by Sandie Jones

The Guilty Dead by P.J. Tracy

The Gunslinger by Stephen King


The Half Sister by Sandie Jones

Halloween Fiend by C.V. Hunt

Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie

The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Hark! The Herald Angels Scream edited by Christopher Golden

Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis

The Haunting of Ashburn House by Darcy Coates

The Haunting of Leigh Harker by Darcy Coates

Hello Again by Brenda Novak

Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi & Curt Gentry

Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie

Her Dark Lies by J.T. Ellison

Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson

He Started It by Samantha Downing

Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes

Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker

Hinton Hollow Death Trip by Will Carver

His & Hers by Alice Feeney

The Home by Sarah Stovell

Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

House of Spines by Michael J. Malone

How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny

The Hunger by Alma Katsu

Hunting Charles Manson by Lis Wiehl

The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

Hunting the Five Point Killer by C.M. Wendelboe

The Hunting Wives by May Cobb

Hurry Home by Roz Nay

Hydra by Matt Wesolowski

The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler


The Ice Swimmer by Kjell Ola Dahl

If It Bleeds by Stephen King

I Know Everything by Matthew Farrell

I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney

I Liked My Life by Abby Fabiaschi

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

I’ll Keep You Safe by Peter May

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

In Case of Emergency by E.G. Scott

Inhuman Resources by Pierre Lemaitre

Inspection by Josh Malerman

The Institute by Stephen King

In the Absence of Miracles by Michael J. Malone

In the River by Jeremy Robert Johnson

In the Vines by Shannon Kirk

Into the Black Nowhere by Meg Gardiner

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

The Island by Ragnar Jonasson

It by Stephen King

It Takes Two to Mango by Carrie Doyle


Jack & Jill by Kealan Patrick Burke

Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier

The Jigsaw Man by Nadine Matheson

Joyland by Stephen King

The July Girls by Phoebe Locke

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson


Keeper by Johana Gustawsson

The Kill Club by Wendy Heard

Kill Creek by Scott Thomas

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

Kill Hill Carnage by Tim Meyer

Killman Creek by Rachel Caine

Kin by Kealan Patrick Burke

The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny

Krampus by Brom


Lady Killer Vol. 1 by Joelle Jones

Lakewood by Megan Giddings

The Last by Hanna Jameson

Last Call by Elon Green

The Last Flight by Julie Clark

The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda

The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward

The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

The Last Wife by Karen Hamilton

Later by Stephen King

Layover by David Bell

Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

The Legacy by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh

Lie to Me by J.T. Ellison

Lies She Told by Cate Holahan

The Lies We Told by Camilla Way

The Lights by Carrie Pack

The Lion Tamer Who Lost by Louise Beech

The Lingering by S.J.I. Holliday

Lisey’s Story by Stephen King

Little Darlings by Melanie Golding

Little Secrets by Jennifer Hillier

Little Siberia by Antti Tuomainen

Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

The Long Call by Ann Cleeves

The Long Walk by Richard Bachman/Stephen King

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Lost Girls by Robert Kolker

The Lost Man by Jane Harper

The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling

Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent


The Maidens by Alex Michaelides

Malorie by Josh Malerman

The Mansion by Ezekiel Boone

Master Class by Christina Dalcher

Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Mexico Street by Simone Buchholz

Midnight Sun by Jo Nesbo

Mindhunter by John E. Douglas & Mark Olshaker

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

The Missing Season by Gillian French

The Missing Years by Lexie Elliott

Mister Tender’s Girl by Carter Wilson

Misery by Stephen King

Mother Knows Best by Kira Peikoff

Mother May I by Joshilyn Jackson

Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

Murderabilia by Carl Vonderau

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie


The Nanny by Gilly Macmillan

The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny

Needful Things by Stephen King

Nemesis by Jo Nesbo

Neuromancer by William Gibson

Never Turn Back by Christopher Swann

Nightblind by Ragnar Jonasson

The Nightmare Girl by Jonathan Janz

The Night Swim by Megan Goldin

The Night Visitor by Lucy Atkins

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

1984 by George Orwell

The Ninja Betrayed by Tori Eldridge

The Ninja’s Blade by Tori Eldridge

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

No Bad Deed by Heather Chavez

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Shaw

Nothing Important Happened Today by Will Carver

Nothing Stays Buried by P.J. Tracy

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson

The Nowhere Child by Christian White


The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin

Obscura by Joe Hart

Odd Child Out by Gilly Macmillian

The Old You by Louise Voss

The One by John Marrs

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

One Little Secret by Cate Holahan

One Night Gone by Tara Laskowski

The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He

The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones

On Writing by Stephen King

The Oracle Year by Charles Soule

Osgood As Gone by Cooper S. Beckett

The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica

The Other People by C.J. Tudor

Out Behind the Barn by John Boden & Chad Lutzke

The Outsider by Stephen King

Overkill by Vanda Symon

The Owl Always Hunts at Night by Samuel Bjork


Palm Beach, Finland by Antti Tuomainen

Paper Ghosts by Julia Heaberlin

Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler

Paradise Club by Tim Meyer

The Party by Robyn Harding

The Passengers by John Marrs

Penance by Kanae Minato

Penpal by Dathan Auerbach

The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton

The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy

The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

Pet Sematary by Stephen King

The Photographer by Mary Dixie Carter

Pizza Girl by Jean Kyoung Frazier

Please See Us by Caitlin Mullen

Pop Goes the Weasel by M.J. Arlidge

Prepped by Bethany Mangle

The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr.

Providence by Caroline Kepnes

Punishment by Scott J. Holliday

The Puppet Show by M.W. Craven



Rabid Heart by Jeremy Wagner

Rage by Richard Bachman/Stephen King

Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery by Kurtis Wiebe

Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby

The Reckoning by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Recursion by Blake Crouch

The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor

The Request by David Bell

The Return by Rachel Harrison

The Revelation by Bentley Little

Revolver Road by Christi Daugherty

The Ringmaster by Vanda Symon

Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark

Roadwork by Richard Bachman/Stephen King

Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin

Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall

The Running Man by Richard Bachman/Stephen King

Rupture by Ragnar Jonasson


The Safe Place by Anna Downes

Saint X by Alexis Schaitkin

‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson

Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarred Woman by Jussi Adler-Olsen

The Second Mother by Jenny Milchman

Secret Santa by Andrew Shaffer

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

The Seven Doors by Agnes Ravatn

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Shadows by Alex North

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

The Shining by Stephen King

The Shuddering by Ania Ahlborn

Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Silver Tears by Camilla Läckberg

Sinner by Christopher Graves

Sins of the Mother by August Norman

The Siren & The Specter by Jonathan Janz

Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski

Snakeskins by Tim Major

Snare by Lilja Sigurdardottir

Snowblind by Ragnar Jonasson

The Snowman by Jo Nesbo

The Social Affair by Britney King

A Solitude of Wolverines by Alice Henderson

Somebody I Used to Know by David Bell

Somebody’s Daughter by David Bell

Somebody’s Daughter by Rochelle B. Weinstein

Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman

Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

Song of Susannah by Stephen King

Sour Candy by Kealan Patrick Burke

The Source by Sarah Sultoon

Splinter in the Blood by Ashley Dyer

The Split by Sharon Bolton

The Stand by Stephen King

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mendel

The Steal by C.W. Gortner & M.J. Rose

The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin

Stiff by Mary Roach

Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine

Still Life by Louise Penny

Stirring the Sheets by Chad Lutzke

The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin

A Storm Swords by George R.R. Martin

The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule

The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths

Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith

Such A Perfect Wife by Kate White

Sunday Silence by Nicci French

The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

Survivor Song by Paul Tremblay

The Swallows by Lisa Lutz

The Switch House by Tim Meyer


Take It Back by Kia Abdullah

The Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglass

The Talented Miss Farwell by Emily Gray Tedrowe

Tangerine by Christine Mangan

Theme Music by T. Marie Vandelly

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

They Never Learn by Layne Fargo

This Body’s Not Big Enough for Both of Us by Edgar Cantero

Those People by Louise Candlish

Trace of Evil by Alice Blanchard

Trap by Lilja Sigurdardottir

Tribesmen by Adam Cesare

The Truth Behind the Lie by Sara Lovestam

Turbulent Wake by Paul E. Hardisty

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas by Adam Kay

The Two Lila Bennetts by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke


Under the Dome by Stephen King

Unmemory by Kristi DeMeester

Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent

Unspeakable Things by Jess Lourey

UNSUB by Meg Gardiner


The Valancourt Book of Victorian Christmas Ghost Stories: Volume Two edited by Allen Grove

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Violet by Scott Thomas

Violet by S.J.I. Holliday


The Waiting Rooms by Eve Smith

The Waste Lands by Stephen King

Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown

Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour

The Way of Beauty by Camille Di Maio

We Are All the Same in the Dark by Julia Haeberlin

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

The Weight of Lies by Emily Carpenter

We Love Anderson Cooper by R.L. Maizes

What Have You Done by Matthew Farrell

What It Seems by Emily Bleeker

When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole

The Whispering Dead by Darcy Coates

The Whisper Man by Alex North

White Bodies by Jane Robbins

White Ivy by Susie Yang

Whiteout by Ragnar Jonasson

Why Did You Lie? by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

The Widow of Wall Street by Randy Susan Meyers

The Wife by Alafair Burker

The Wife and The Widow by Christian White

The Wife Between Us be Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

The Wind Through The Keyhole by Stephen King

Winterkill by Ragnar Jonasson

The Winters by Lisa Gabriele

Wizard and Glass by Stephen King

Wolfhunter River by Rachel Caine

Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

Wonder Woman, Vol. 1: The Lies by Greg Rucka

Wonder Woman, Vol. 2: Year One by Greg Rucka

The Woods Are Always Watching by Stephanie Perkins

Wraith by Joe Hill

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte



You by Caroline Kepnes

You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

You’ll Never Know, Dear by Hallie Ephron