Some Laneys Died – A Skipping Sideways Thriller by Brooke Skipstone is a mind-boggling thriller in the YA genre. When Delaney, aka Laney, caught her father cheating, her world came crashing around her. Although he implored her to keep it a secret, Laney was too enraged to care for his pleading. She blurted out the truth to her mom. As a result, the decision was made and her parents decided to part ways. Unbeknownst to her, the moment she made the choice, in another universe, she lived the choice that she didn’t make.
After the miscarriage, Henrietta lost her will to engage in daily affairs. In his desperate attempt to bring his wife back to normalcy, Clive accepted a seemingly boring case of an alleged fraud charlatan. The charlatan, a woman who could talk to the departed, as it turned out, impressed Henrietta enough that, much to the dismay of Clive, she ended up believing the woman as a real deal. Unbeknownst to him, Henrietta accepted to help her sister, Elsie, in finding the mother of a little girl, Anna. Surmising both the cases to be undemanding, Clive felt no harm in including a distraught Henrietta.
This Last Chance by D.L.Finn presents a delectable combination of thriller and paranormal plots that surround the protagonist, Amber. Ever since Amber’s sister, Iris, was murdered, Amber was looking for answers. On the sixth month anniversary of Iris’s brutal killing, she sensed danger lurking around her. She reported the strange occurrences to the cops and her colleagues, but none of them believed her. Frustrated with a lack of answers, she decided to hire a private detective to at least put a face and a name to Iris’ killer.
Valerie’s reluctance to bond with people suited perfectly for her job as a Deceased Patient Coordinator in Lawrenceville Regional Hospital’s social services department. So, when her boss told her to start a weekly trauma support group, she despised the idea. Still struggling with her past, she did not feel qualified to run such a group. Yet, this trauma group brought an elevated sense of justice inside of her, so much so that the professional boundaries blurred after each meeting.
Earth Angel by Chris H. Stevenson presents an engrossing concoction of supernatural and thriller genres. Dean was so absorbed in the case involving The Tooth Fairy, a vicious serial killer, that he had lost all sense of his personal life. Every time the news reported another victim, he drowned himself into alcohol. His fiancée, Daryl, tried to control his unruly behavior, but then her own life took a chaotic turn of events after a terrible accident. Fortunately, the doctors found a donor and performed a quick surgery that helped her regain the lost vision of her left eye. However, this gift turned out to be more of a burden when she began spotting strange beings around humans.
Jack did not know that his life would change in a blink. An ordinary day transformed into a mysterious one when a man in “..a Panama hat and light flannels” handed him an envelope and told him to hand it over to a tall man “…wearing a blue pin-stripe suit with a red carnation.” His innate attraction towards mystery got the better of him.
The Tech, Mark Ravine’s debut thriller, offers the readers a full-fledged insight into the FBI. Supervisory Special Agent Alexandra Cassidy’s skills as an FBI agent were exemplary, yet she was transferred frequently. However, this fourth transfer presented the most challenging team of “rejects” from across the country and a series of a tangled web of cases. Although she solved each of those cases in record time, which shocked her difficult boss, she could not shake a nagging feeling that somehow each of these cases was connected.
Ten years back, a girl named Mary was kidnapped. During her captivity, she developed Stockholm Syndrome and fell in love with her kidnapper, Michael. By the time Detective Steven Bullard arrived to rescue her, things had turned dramatically bizarre. It appeared she had been brainwashed to the extent that she believed her captor to be her Archangel Michael. Steven’s failure to protect Mary sent him down the path of self-destruction.
Just when they decided to discard these symptoms as the effect of a bug, the affected people started chewing, biting, and eating one another. Surprisingly, the bitten people began exhibiting the same maniacal behavior as the ones biting them.
When Farzad Abed entered Alessandro’s Cucina with a gun, six very different people found themselves in the same fatal predicament. Up until this moment, they had been going through regular life problems. However, when Farzad shot a woman without so much as blinking his eyes, none of that mattered. Jack forgot about his parents being…