Behind Her Eyes | After hearing all of the hype around the ending of this book, I wanted to read it so bad that I finally joined BOTM(link is my referral code) and eagerly awaited its arrival on my doorstep. It's a psychological thriller about a woman who has an affair with a man, who ends up being her boss, and then she accidentally befriends his wife. I absolutely loved the pace of this book, and how pieces of the puzzle are revealed as you're reading-- not all at once when you get to the end. But the ending made me kind of mad/disappointed. Still 4 stars and highly recommend if you like psychological thrillers.
You | This is a book people either seemed to love or hate, but somehow I ended up giving it a middle of the road, 3 stars. I was hoping it was going to be more of a fast paced thriller, but it was long and not very thrilling by my definition. Dark and creepy? Yes and yes. During the first few chapters I was worried it was going to be a bunch of fluff, thankfully that wasn't the case and I found the writing clever and fitting. The story is told from Joe's point of view- he's a psychopath who obsesses over, and stalks a girl he ends up dating. There were parts that were a bit too vulgar for my taste, but thankfully they weren't too frequent. I guess the 3 stars was because I didn't really love the book & have little desire to read the second one, but I still thought it was well written.
Dark Matter | I wasn't sure I was going to be able to read this before my library loan expired, but I decided I'd just read the first chapter and see what I thought... I ended up reading the entire book in two days because it's so fast paced you really can't put it down. At first it reminded me of a gritty version of Family Man, or one of those holiday movies where the person wakes up with a different life combined with Jason Bourne or something. It was so trippy and non-stop action, making it impossible to stop reading. If you like thrillers, but are put off by the science-fiction element of it, I'd still suggest giving it a shot.
You Will Know Me | I picked up this thriller based around gymnastics and how far parents will go for their children to succeed to cross off the sports category for the Read Harder Challenge. I mistakenly went into it thinking it was going to be more about Devon (the gymnast), so I had a hard time adjusting to the writing style. For me a different point of view would have been more effective in building both empathy and suspense. More than anything I felt like it was a commentary on how their son gets neglected and I just kept thinking, poor Drew! It was a quick read and a page turner, despite quite a few plot holes and disjointed parts of the story.
The Girl Before | I first came across this when I saw it on Oyla's blog, but have seen it everywhere lately so I was glad I snagged it when I saw it on Netgalley. This is a psychological thriller about two women who had lived in the same unusual minimalist house at one point in time. Every other chapter switches between the two women's stories (then & now) as you try and piece together what happened to the first women. If you're at all interested in the idea of minimalism (& thrillers), I think you'd enjoy this. thank you netgalley for providing this book in exchange for an honest review.
The Couple Next Door | It's possible that if this was the first thriller I read, I would have liked it a little bit more, but the story was hard to believe from the very beginning. A couple leaves their baby home alone while they go to a party-- I'm not a parent, but I could never imagine leaving a child home alone while I left the house. It read at a great pace and I was curious to know the ending, but the thrilling element of it was lost because the plot seemed to get more unrealistic as the story went on.
Do you have a favorite genre that you tend to read all in a row? What's your favorite thriller?
Modern Mrs. Darcy 4/12
Read Harder 2/24