Posts under ‘Thriller’

From the Fatherland, With Love by Ryu Murakami

  Translated from the Japanese by Ralph McCarthy, Charles De Wolf, and Ginny Tapley Takemori Five words from the blurb: Japan, invaded, North Korean, troops, death From the Fatherland, With Love is a political thriller which describes a scarily plausible series of events in which North Korean special forces invade Japan. The book begins with […]

Night Film by Marisha Pessl (Audio Book)

Five words from the blurb: journalist, director, disorientating, mystery, reality Night Film is an unusual thriller. It follows Scott McGrath, a journalist investigating strange events linked to the famous, but illusive Cordova family. Stanislas Cordova is a cult horror film director and his daughter recently committed suicide. Their lives are packed with secrets, many of which involve dark magic. McGrath’s investigations lead […]

Pecking Order by Chris Simms

Five words from the blurb: farm, chickens, kill, secret, project Earlier in the year Scott Pack recommended Pecking Order and I decided to give it a try. It was free at the time, but the kindle edition is still only 99p and I recommend that you get a copy if you’d like a gripping piece of crime […]

I Remember You by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

 Translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton Five words from the blurb: Iceland, isolated, suicide, vanished, terrifying Iceland is very suited to scary stories – the isolation, the dark days, and the snowy weather all combine to produce a chilling atmosphere. I planned to read this book in Iceland, but after reading the quotes on […]

The Uninvited by Liz Jensen

Five words from the blurb: child, violence, Asperger’s, psychological, connect As you may know, I make an effort to read as many books as possible that contain characters with Asperger’s syndrome. On Autism Awareness Day Hannah pointed out that The Uninvited fitted my criteria and so I added it to the top of my wish-list. By a strange […]

Before I Go To Sleep by SJ Watson

Five words from the blurb: identity, past, forgotten, overnight, trust Before I Go To Sleep centres on Christine, a woman who wakes up every morning unable to recognise her own husband. An accident left her without the ability to memorise new events and so she forgets the previous day every time she goes to sleep. In an effort to understand more about […]