What happens when the one place you should be safe - your home, and, by extension, your relationships with the people you welcome into it - becomes dangerous? The ever-growing domestic suspense genre is proof positive of the perennial appeal of novels examining this exact question. Perhaps the strongest (and most inventive!) example of this particular vein of suspense that I’ve read recently can be found in Lucy Atkins’ deliciously chilling psychological thriller THE NIGHT VISITOR, which releases in the US today (7/3/18). In keeping with one of the central characters of her superb thriller, Lucy Atkins is stopping by Crime by the Book today to share her picks for Fiction’s Top Five Twisted Housekeepers & Nannies! If you’re in the market for a chilling story of should-be "safe" relationships gone very wrong, listen up: Lucy has the reading list for you. Read on for Lucy's picks, and to learn more about her superb new release.Read More
Happy publication day to THE CHALK MAN by C.J. Tudor, an exceptional debut thriller that is bound to be one of my favorites of 2018! THE CHALK MAN is poised to be an instant-favorite for fans of Stephen King, Stranger Things, and psychological thrillers with the rich character development of Liz Nugent and engaging plotting of Ruth Ware. C.J. visited New York this fall, and I had the chance to sit down with her and ask her a few of my most pressing questions about THE CHALK MAN - and I’m delighted to share our interview with you today!Read More
It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Halloween!! Time for all things creepy and chilling—and undeniably the perfect season to dig into a great thriller. I’ve been getting lots of questions about Halloween reads this year, so to make things easy for you, I’ve put together this list of recommended Halloween crime books! To keep things easy to navigate, I decided to organize this list in an “If You Like That, Read This” format. Explore the list below based on your current favorites, and find a new creepy read perfect for your 2017 Halloween!Read More
Rather than a review, I’m going to give you guys my reaction to THE SHINING—no plot synopsis or rating here: this is just an honest, no-frills recap of my experience entering the world of Stephen King and the Overlook Hotel. No spoilers here, so if you haven’t read THE SHINING yet, you’re safe to keep reading!