The Second Wife

A fire breaks out in a home. Natalie, The Second Wife, escapes without injury. But her fourteen-year-old stepdaughter, Jade, has to be rescued by firemen. After awakening from a brief coma, Jade tells her father, Alex, she was hiding in her closet. But she wasn’t fleeing the fire. She saysContinue Reading

Lies Lies Lies

Distasteful characters are full of Lies Lies Lies in this new domestic suspense tale. Daisy and Simon should be happy. They’ve been married since their youth. After some fertility issues, they were blessed with the perfect daughter, six-year-old Millie. Sure, Simon likes a drink, or ten, in the evening. AndContinue Reading

He Started It

He Started It is another completely original sociopathic family thriller from the author of the serial killer couple thriller, My Lovely Wife. Road trip! Siblings Eddie, Beth, and Portia are recreating a road trip they had with their grandfather twenty years earlier as children. This time, their dead grandfather’s remainsContinue Reading

The Vacation

Four female former college roommates go on a one-week vacation in France to celebrate their fortieth birthdays. They bring their spouses and children along. This is definitely The Vacation they will never forget. Despite being a Monday, I was desperately looking for an easy bee-itchy beach read. I needed aContinue Reading

Survival Instincts

In an attempt to bridge the looming gap between her daughter, twelve-year-old Thea, and herself, Anne rents a remote cabin for a girl’s weekend in the woods. She also brings along her own mother, Mimi. Can their combined Survival Instincts save them from this horror movie opening scene? Thea’s goalContinue Reading

The Swap

In The Swap, teenager Low Morrison has found a new best friend in former social influencer, Freya Light. Freya looked at Low like “I was not simply a misfit teenager, tall and awkward and outcast. I was a kindred spirit. Freya and I had a soul connection.” Low begins toContinue Reading

Stranger in the Lake

Charlotte, aka Charlie, finds a drowned Stranger in the Lake in front of her southern Appalachian home. Charlotte is more concerned for her recent husband, Paul. After all, his wife drowned in the same location not too long ago. Even though Paul denies knowing the stranger, Charlotte saw him talkingContinue Reading

Little Secrets

From the author of Jar of Hearts comes another twisty domestic suspense novel writ large, Little Secrets. “The FBI estimates that there are currently over thirty thousand active missing person cases for children.” Marin is shopping with her four-year-old son, Sebastian, in Seattle’s touristy Pike’s Place Market. Her husband, Derek,Continue Reading