08 August 2016

6 Thrillers to Read in August

How can it be August already? Time to pack the bags and head off on vacation to escape the summer heat. Along with your bathing suit, sun block, and beach chair, don't forget a stash of books. Here are a half dozen new thrillers; look for them at a bookstore near you.

6 Thrillers to Read in August
  • The Darkness Knows by Cheryl Honigford: After the murder of a radio star, an up-and-coming actress helps a handsome private detective solve the crime. Set in 1930s Chicago, this debut sets the stage for a new series and introduces a likeable duo. (Landmark, August 2)
  • The House between Tides by Sarah Maine: I'm just past halfway in this atmospheric Gothic mystery set in the Outer Hebrides. Alternating between the early 1900s and modern times, the story has pulled me in totally--crumbling mansion, a skeleton beneath the floor, and closed-mouthed islanders. (Atria, August 2)
  • Watching Edie by Camilla Way: Set in England, this psychological thriller focuses on two childhood friends who are reunited in their thirties. One is a single mom; the other moves in, saying she can lend a hand, but what are her true motives? (New American Library, August 2)
6 Thrillers to Read in August
  • The Couple Next Door by Sheri Lapena: I just started to listening to this thriller about a parent's worse nightmare. After a night of celebrating with their neighbors, Anne and Marco discover their infant daughter has been taken from her crib. The police aren't buying the couple's story. (Pamela Dorman, August 23)
  • Unknown Caller by Debra Spark: When Joel goes to the airport to pick up the teenage daughter he's never met, she fails to get off the plane. Is this a cruel joke played by his ex-wife, or has something really happened to the girl? (Louisiana State University Press, August 22)
  • Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris: This sounds like a pretty creepy psychological thriller. Everyone wants to be Jack and Grace. But if they are really the perfect couple, how come Grace is never seen out and about on her own? (St. Martin's Press, August 9)


rhapsodyinbooks 8/8/16, 7:02 AM  

It seems like the success of certain themes really inspire a lot of new thrillers on the same themes. It always impresses me how quickly they come out after the commercial success of one or another, or maybe the "meme" is already in the air.

Verushka Byrow 8/8/16, 7:41 AM  

Ohhh, Unknown Caller is new to me! And it sounds SO intriguing!

Kailana 8/8/16, 8:17 AM  

The House between Tides is one that keeps catching my eye. Glad you like it so far!

Sherry Fundin 8/8/16, 8:40 AM  

All the books and authors are new to me, so I guess I need to check them out. Thanks for sharing, since thrillers are some of my favorite reading.
sherry @ fundinmental

bermudaonion 8/8/16, 8:42 AM  

I'm about a quarter of the way through The Couple Next Door and am hooked.

Katherine P 8/8/16, 9:28 AM  

I love a good thriller and these all look amazing! I have the House Between Tides and Behind Closed Doors on my TBR already but I feel like I must get The Darkness Knows and Watching Edie as well. Fantastic post!

Tina 8/8/16, 11:22 AM  

I am going to add The House between Tides, Watching Edie and Behind Closed Doors on my Goodreads list. And Litsy. Love a thriller.

RK 8/8/16, 6:43 PM  

I'm excited to read both The Couple Next Door and Watching Edie! Great post.

Sue Jackson 8/8/16, 7:47 PM  

These sound really good! I especially like psychological thrillers. I used to read almost exclusively thrillers, but joining book groups got me started on branching out...problem is that now I rarely have time for a thriller!

We will have some vacation time next week, but it will be super busy...I should have lots of reading time in airports & on airplanes, though!

Thanks for the round-up -


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Nise' 8/8/16, 9:31 PM  

I like the sound of them all!

Daryl 8/9/16, 11:14 AM  

these are sound devourable thanks

Iliana 8/9/16, 5:03 PM  

The only book I hadn't heard of was Unknown Caller but it's now on my list too. I do love a good thriller. Behind Closed Doors was really good.

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