Where They Found Her by Kimberley McCreight is a gripping tale about a suburban town and the death of a newborn. Molly Sanderson retreated to Ridgedale in order to heal from the loss of her child. She never once imagined that she would be the journalist covering the murder of a newborn baby. Yet, now that she has this break she is determined to follow through and find out what this small town is really hiding.
I loved this book (although I should also mention that I also loved Reconstructing Amelia). McCreight does an amazing job of weaving other forms of writing into her novels, for this book she created the newspaper’s website. Adding in the website allowed the reader to get a better understanding of the town and gives the story a unique twist. Additionally, this story is told through three different women, which really gives you a larger picture of the overall plot and also made you want to try to piece everything together. A great psychological thriller with plenty of twists and turns and small town drama.
Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins is a must read for any mystery or psychological thriller fan. Rachel’s mornings are pretty routine. Everyday she gets up and takes the same train, watches the same couple have breakfast, and sees the same suburban homes out her window. But one morning she sees a glimpse of something that looks like criminal activity. Was someone killed? Rachel decides the best thing to do is to report her sighting to the police, but now she is tangled up in the mess and questioning if she has caused more problems.
I really enjoyed this book. The story is told through flashbacks and alternate characters which has you trying to piece together all of the clues while building the suspense of not knowing. The other aspect that adds to the suspense is that the narrators are unreliable. You never really know if you are being told the truth which leaves you questioning everything. Needless to say, the story became quite addictive since I wanted to know what really happened.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn is an enthralling thriller that will grab your attention on the first page and will keep you reading until the very end. Nick and Amy are planning to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary, until Amy mysteriously disappears and Nick becomes the prime suspect. Nick refuses to be bullied into a confession and continues to claim his innocence and now everyone is wondering what happened to Amy.
What an intense read. Flynn created such a phenomenal psychological thriller that it kept me completely engrossed. Her characters are intelligent and her writing depicts this perfectly. Flynn tells her tale through both Nick and Amy’s voices and reading each character’s perspective kept me guessing as to what was really happening and how the story would end. Gone Girl is a must read for this fall.