Category Archives: thriller

Book Review: The Double Bind by Christopher A. Bohjalian

“Double bind: A psychological predicament in which a person receives from a single source conflicting messages that allow no appropriate response to be made.” — Merriam Webster online. “The Double bind occurs when the person cannot confront the inherent dilemma, … Continue reading

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Thrillmeister & Societal Fortune Teller: Revisiting Ira Levin

I recently read Ira Levin’s 1967 newborn-Devil, Satanic horror classic Rosemary’s Baby for the first time; I barely put it down for two days straight. It led me to watch the Criterion Collection 1968 film version, starring Mia Farrow and Supporting Actress … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Farm by Tom Rob Smith

Who Can You Trust? Daniel, the narrator of Tom Rob Smith’s first stand-alone psychological thriller The Farm (after the Child 44 trilogy), is a somewhat unsuccessful landscape designer in London. He thinks that his parents are retired landscape retailers now … Continue reading

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Book Review: Worth Dying For – A Reacher Novel by Lee Child

Vigilante? Readers looking for a fast-paced, intricately plotted thriller in the series format need very much to read one of Lee Child’s Reacher novels. Jack Reacher is a retired military cop who’s become a wanderer (not a vagrant, though close, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The simple truth by David Baldacci

Supreme Thriller David Baldacci almost always delivers in his various series fictions. This time out his 1998 thriller is a stand-alone that brings together his themes of government corruption and secrecy and the power of the individual to overcome it. … Continue reading

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