Author: JL Raven
Released on Audible: April 2020
Category: Psychological, Thriller, Survival, Audiobook Review
The opportunity of a lifetime might get her killed.
When her boss comes down with a bout of food poisoning, lowly corporate accountant Lauren gets an offer she can’t refuse: Take his place at an exclusive team-building retreat with senior management.
The retreat is held at a remote lodge, and the rules are strict: No cell phones, no computers, and no contact with the outside world. Events take a sinister turn when a freak snowstorm leaves them trapped far from civilization…and Lauren discovers they aren’t alone in the wilderness.
An unavoidable last minute change of plan means Lauren Alexander joins a corporate team building retreat at a remote lodge in the middle of a national forest. It’s the chance to further her career if she can ingratiate herself into the tight circle of senior management. The four founders—Adam, Melissa, Yasmine and Rick—had built Agonarch Herbal Supplements into a successful company and were long standing friends since their college days. In charge of activities, catering, allocating the individual cabins for sleeping and basically anything else that was needed is Tiffany.
Author: Terry Tyler
Category: Dystopian, Book Review
As the fourth decade of the 21st century looms, new PM Guy Morrissey and his fitness guru wife Mona (hashtag MoMo) are hailed as the motivational couple to get the UK #FitForWork, with Mona promising to ‘change the BMI of the nation’.
Hope is a scarily plausible look into a dystopian, not too distant, future.
Joanna was born in the Australian outback, but grew up in Melbourne when she was adopted by her aunt and uncle. She was an only child, who knew who her biological father was but the identity of her biological mother was kept from her. She moved to England and married an architect. They live in Cornwall. In 2010 she was contacted by her sister. Unaware she had any siblings she was stunned to discover that she was one of eight children. She and her sister got to know each other and their reunion has brought joy to both of them.
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- Author: Deborah O’Connor
- Published: October 2016 by Twenty 7
- Category: Psychological Thriller
You’d always recognise your own son. Wouldn’t you?
Heidi and Jason both have tragedies in their pasts which brought them together. They had been invited to, and subsequently met at, a conference on child safety. Heidi’s daughter had been murdered six years previously and Jason’s son, Barney, disappeared a year later. The prologue of the little boy being abducted is terrifying in the simplicity and effortlessness it takes. Continue reading
- Author: Rob Sinclair
- Published: November 2016 by Bloodhound Books
- Category: Psychological Thriller
Outwardly, Ben Stephens appears to be a normal, hard-working family man. In reality, his life has been in turmoil since the murder of his wife, Alice, seven years ago. The killer was never caught.
Dark Fragments is a fast-paced thriller with a blend of mystery, suspense and action that will appeal to readers of psychological thrillers, as well as a broad section of crime, thriller and action fans.
Ben Stephens’ life has never been the same since he discovered his wife’s body in their bed, although he has subsequently remarried to Gemma, the woman he was having an affair with during his marriage to Alice. Ben works, under sufferance on both sides, for his wife’s father but his career has taken a downturn as well as his marriage to Gemma, and to top it all off he’s involved in a ‘business venture’ with a well known, very dangerous criminal and is in serious debt. Ben visits Alice’s grave regularly and when he’s followed there on one occasion, and his family threatened he desperately considers his options. Continue reading
- Author: Linda Huber
- ARC review
- Category: Psychological, Thriller
On Sarah’s first visit to see her foster mother, Mim, in Brockburn General Hospital, she is sucked into a world that isn’t what it should be.
If you think you’re safe in a hospital, think again.
The prologue from the unknown killer’s perspective sets the tension and suspense as he plans how he’s going to murder his dinner companion.
Sarah arrived in the UK from Switzerland two weeks previously for a holiday with her foster mother, Mim. Met at the airport by Rita, Mim’s daughter, who was under strict orders not to tell Sarah beforehand, gives her the worrying news that Mim is in hospital after a cycling accident. Her knee was damaged so badly she needed a replacement. Arriving at the hospital Sarah finds, to her immense relief, Mim is almost back to her usual bright self and more than ready to go home. Continue reading
Good Girl, Bad Girl is a psychological suspense/thriller by Ann Girdharry, available in ebook and paperback from Amazon UK | US.
Mother missing, the discovery of a powerful and corrupt syndicate and dark secrets about her father revealed leaves 28-year old Kal determined to pursue her own investigations, no matter what sinister truths she uncovers, in this intense psychological thriller.
Kal is convinced her investigative journalist mother must have been working on a controversial, and top level, news story, it is the only explanation for her sudden and suspicious disappearance. Although mistrustful of the police, Kal allows Detective Inspector Spinks, the officer assigned to her mother’s case, to accompany her when she visits her grandmother to break the news. What they don’t expect is to uncover a file of shocking research cataloguing the deviant activities of seven members of London’s political and business elite. Back on the streets of London, the survival instincts and specialist expertise she learned from her late father, kick into overdrive, as Kal resolves to not only find her mother but continue her work and unveil the conspiracy hidden amongst those in power.
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- Author: Mark Edwards
- Published: June 2015 by Thomas & Mercer
- Category: Thriller, Mystery, Psychological
After a perfect start, Daniel and Laura’s travels end abruptly when they are thrown off a night train in the middle of nowhere. To find their way back to civilisation, they must hike along the tracks through a forest…a haunting journey that ends in unimaginable terror.
This was one of my choices in Rosie Amber’s Friday Five Challenge. I chose to buy on the strength of the book description, cover and after a general look at some reviews.
The story opens with Daniel and Laura catching the overnight train to Sighisoara, Romania, from Budapest, as part of their two months trip of a lifetime travelling around Europe, before settling down to marriage and a family. Little did they know that chatting to another couple, Alina and Ion, who are travelling on the same train, would provoke a haunting, nightmarish situation. Robbed of money, passports and tickets Daniel and Laura are thrown off the train, along with Alina, in the back of beyond with no sign of civilisation. Continue reading