ARC Reviews, Horror/Thriller, Mystery

Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

Ages 18+

Lock Every Door

Jules can’t believe her good luck when she finds a job “apartment sitting” at the Bartholomew and will get paid $4,000 a month for 3 months to do it. She is down on her luck and between jobs, so she jumps at the chance to interview for the position. She is so excited that she ignores big red flags that her best friend Chloe keeps warning her about, like the fact that she can’t leave the apartment at night, and she isn’t allowed any visitors. Then Jules meets Ingrid, a neighbor she becomes friendly with, who tells her the dark history of the Bartholomew. At first she tells herself she didn’t believe in ghost stories, but when Ingrid goes missing the next night, Jules is determined to find out what happened to Ingrid and rescue her.  Lock Every Door is a page turner you’re not going to want to put down until the last page.

Thanks to for  a review copy of this book.

Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews, Horror/Thriller

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

Ages 18+

The Turn of the Key

Rowan Caine comes upon an ad for a live-in nanny with a salary almost too good to be true. She takes the position and is thrilled, but she is faced with something she never fathomed. Her time at Heatherbrae House is told through letters Rowan writes from her prison cell to an attorney she wants to hire, trying to convince him that she’s innocent and has nothing to do with the murder of the child she once took care of. Ruth Ware delivers another thriller with twists and turns no one will see coming.

Thanks to for a review copy of this book.

Adult Fiction, Horror/Thriller, Mystery

The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

Ages 18+mrs westaway

Hal begins her day like any other day, down on her luck and reading people’s tarot cards to make ends meet. Then she receives a mysterious letter telling her that her grandmother has died, and that she will indicates she is entitled to a substantial amount of money as the result. There’s only one problem: her grandmother has been dead for twenty years. Still, she decides to try and claim the money, using her skills as a tarot card reader to her advantage. She travels for the funeral, and, upon arrival, realizes something much bigger is amiss than a letter being sent to the wrong person.

Horror/Thriller, Series, YA Fiction

Revenge of the Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen

Grades 9-12evil librarian

The sequel to The Evil Librarian, this young adult novel follows Cynthia Rothschild, who saved the entire school from the wrath of Mr. Gabriel, the school librarian last year. With the whole ordeal behind her, Cyn is ready to take on the summer at theater camp with her boyfriend, Ryan Halsey. However, her summer isn’t quite what she’s expecting, because the demons are back, and Cyn is worried that Mr. Gabriel may be plotting his revenge. Will she be able to ward off the demons a second time?

Adult Fiction, Horror/Thriller, Mystery, Series

No Time For Goodbye by Linwood Barclay

Ages 18+


In the 1980s, when Cynthia is 14 years old, she wakes up one morning and finds that her family is gone, without a trace. It is now 25 years later, and Cynthia is happily married with a young daughter.  Cynthia is finally ready to learn the truth…or is she? She encounters things like strange phone calls and an unfamiliar car in her neighborhood, and realizes that whoever took her family when she was a teen has come back to finish the job. Will it be too late by the time Cynthia discovers who terrorized her family?

Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews, Horror/Thriller, Mystery, Series

The Twenty-Three by Linwood Barclay

Ages 18+


The last book in the Promise Falls Trilogy, The Twenty-Three was suspenseful from beginning to end. On May 23rd, catastrophe strikes as hundreds of people head to the hospital in the Promise Falls community because of flu-like symptoms. However, no one can figure out why everyone is so sick. Detective Barry Duckworth has a mission of his own: to figure out who murdered a local college student. It seems disaster has struck everywhere in the small town. Can things be resolved before it’s too late?

Thanks to for a review copy of this book.

Adult Fiction, Horror/Thriller

A Tap On the Window by Linwood Barclay

Ages 14+

a tap on the window

Cal Weaver is in his car on a rainy night when a young girl taps on his window, asking for a ride home. He is about to ignore her when he realizes that she is one of his son’s classmates. He isn’t prepared for what is about to happen next, however. She asks him to pull into a nearby restaurant so she can throw up, sick from too much underage drinking. When she comes back, however, Cal realizes that it isn’t her, but a girl that has switched places with her. Now he has gone from a guy who was trying to get a girl home safely to a suspect in the case of a missing girl.

Horror/Thriller, YA Fiction

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

Grades 9-12

Kate Baron is devastated and confused when she finds out that her daughter, Amelia, is dead. She had gotten a phone call from the school to come pick her up because she was being suspended for three days. The woman on the phone wouldn’t tell her why, though. Kate couldn’t understand why Amelia was being suspended, since she had never gotten in trouble before. When she got to the school, Kate found out that Amelia had jumped off the school’s roof and died. Why would she do that? And did she really jump or was she pushed? Follow Kate’s journey to find out what really happened to Amelia through her emails, posts and text messages and instant messages with her closest friends.

Adult Fiction, Horror/Thriller, Series

Criminal Utopia: Fear the Hacker by J. Arthur Squiers

Ages 18+


Criminal Utopia: Fear the Hacker was gripping from beginning to end. Jim and Emily are in love and engaged to be married. Jim loves to run, especially marathons, and Emily is always there to cheer him on. Until Jim finds out that he has a stalker: a cyber genius who won’t leave him or Emily alone. Read this fast-paced suspense novel for a thrilling ride!

Thanks to the author for sending me a review e-copy of this book.

Adult Fiction, Horror/Thriller, Mystery

Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson

Ages 18+sleep

This book reminds me of the movies 50 First Dates with Drew Barrymore and The Vow with Rachel McAdams because all three stories are about women who lose their memories and have to be told what their life is like every day when they wake up by those who love them. I loved this book because there’s that mystery component that leaves you wondering if the main character, Christine, will ever get her memory back, or if she’ll have to be reminded every day for the rest of her life. There is also a movie adaptation of this book by the same name with Nicole Kidman.