Weekend Reading

Looking for a creepy psychological thriller? Then pick up They All Fall Down by Tammy Cohen! Here’s the plot:

Hannah had a normal life – a loving husband, a good job. Until she did something shocking. Now she’s in a psychiatric clinic. It should be a safe place. But patients keep dying.  The doctors say it’s suicide. Hannah knows they’re lying. Can she make anyone believe her before the killer strikes again?

Setting a book in a psychiatric clinic is a brilliant way to introduce the creep factor straight away. This novel has it all, riveting writing, an excellent storyline, clever twists and that feeling where you just cannot wait to get to the end of the book simply because you HAVE TO KNOW how it all turns out.




Yes, I have been on a thriller/suspense kick for the last several months and I can’t help it. I love the feeling of looking forward to sitting down with a good book at the end of a long day and slipping back into the pages of a gripping story. Not That I Could Tell by Jessica Strawser is another mystery that promises to have the reader staying up past their bedtimes. You know a book is good when you stay up to keep reading even though you know you’ll be tired the next day.

Check it out:

When a group of neighborhood women gathers, wine in hand, around a fire pit where their backyards meet one Saturday night, most of them are just ecstatic to have discovered that their baby monitors reach that far. It’s a rare kid-free night, and they’re giddy with it. They drink too much, and the conversation turns personal.

By Monday morning, one of them is gone.

Everyone knows something about everyone else in the quirky small Ohio town of Yellow Springs, but no one can make sense of the disappearance. Kristin was a sociable twin mom, college administrator, and doctor’s wife who didn’t seem all that bothered by her impending divorce—and the investigation turns up more questions than answers, with her husband, Paul, at the center. For her closest neighbor, Clara, the incident triggers memories she thought she’d put behind her—and when she’s unable to extract herself from the widening circle of scrutiny, her own suspicions quickly grow. But the neighborhood’s newest addition, Izzy, is determined not to jump to any conclusions—especially since she’s dealing with a crisis of her own.

As the police investigation goes from a media circus to a cold case, the neighbors are forced to reexamine what’s going on behind their own closed doors—and to ask how well anyone really knows anyone else.



I’ve seen Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott on so many of my friends Goodreads lists. This tells me that people are hungry for tightly written thrillers with the ability to make you lose a sense of time.  Sometimes I wish I could take a sick day and just clock out for the day and lie around, reading and drinking coffee while lounging on the couch with my dogs. Reading all day? That is a fantasy!

Kit Owens harbored only modest ambitions for herself when the mysterious Diane Fleming appeared in her high school chemistry class. But Diane’s academic brilliance lit a fire in Kit, and the two developed an unlikely friendship. Until Diane shared a secret that changed everything between them.

More than a decade later, Kit thinks she’s put Diane behind her forever and she’s begun to fulfill the scientific dreams Diane awakened in her. But the past comes roaring back when she discovers that Diane is her competition for a position both women covet, taking part in groundbreaking new research led by their idol. Soon enough, the two former friends find themselves locked in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse that threatens to destroy them both.

Megan Abbott is one of the authors whose books all book lovers anxiously await! As I’ve mentioned before, there are some writers who turn out amazing books almost every year and she is definitely one of them!



Karen, Eleanor, and Bea have been best friends since childhood. They know everything about each other’s lives, or at least they think they do. Now in their thirties, though their lives are beginning to diverge: Eleanor is a young wife and mother who is struggling to cope with her many responsibilities; Bea is happy being single—or so she lets people think; and Karen is a psychiatrist who, despite the secrets in her past, considers herself the anchor of the group.

But when she takes on a new patient with issues she just can’t quite put her finger on, she begins to realize she may have put her dearest friends in danger. Because her patient knows more about these three women than anyone outside their circle possible could. Or should…