Books Read in 2017: A-Z

Book Reviews (by author’s surname)


Adams, Michelle – My Sister

Ahlborn, Ania – Brother

Ahlborn, Ania – The Devil Crept In

Amphlett, Rachel – Will To Live (Detective Kay Hunter #2)

Amphlett, Rachel – One To Watch (Detective Kay Hunter #3)

Amphlett, Rachel – Hell To Pay (Detective Kay Hunter #4)


Baart, Nicole – Little Broken Things

Backman, Fredrik – The Scandal (also titled ‘Beartown’)

Barker, J.D. – The Fourth Monkey (Detective Sam Porter #1)

Bauer, Belinder – The Beautiful Dead

Beard, Susanna – Dare to Remember

Beck, Haylen – Here and Gone

Berry, Lucinda – Phantom Limb

Beverly, Bill – Dodgers

Bishop, Lauren – Bleeding Heart (mini review)

Bitto, Emily – The Strays

Bjork, Samuel – The Owl Always Hunts at Night (Munch and Krüger #2)

Blackhurst, Jenny – The Foster Child

Bristow, Su – Sealskin [audiobook review]

Broadribb, Steph – Deep Down Dead (Lori Anderson #1)

Brodie, Alison – Zenka

Brown, Liam – Broadcast

Bryndza, Robert – Last Breath (DCI Erika Foster #4)

Bryndza, Robert – Cold Blood (DCI Erika Foster #5)

Buist, Anne – Medea’s Curse (Natalie King, Forensic Psychiatrist #1)

Buist, Anne – Dangerous to Know (Natalie King, Forensic Psychiatrist #2)

Burns, Catherine – The Visitors


Caine, Rachel – Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake #1)

Capote, Truman – Other Voices, Other Rooms

Carpenter, Emily – The Weight of Lies

Cleave, Paul – Trust No One

Crouch, Blake – Abandon

Crouch, Blake – Dark Matter


Dazieri, Sandrone – Kill the Father

Dean, Will – Dark Pines (Tuva Moodyson #1)

Denfeld, Rene – The Child Finder

Dionne, Karen – The Marsh King’s Daughter

Donlea, Charlie – The Girl Who Was Taken

Doughty, Louise – Black Water


Edwards, Mark – The Magpies

Ellison, J.T. – Lie To Me

Ellwood, Nuala – My Sister’s Bones

Engel, Amy – The Roanoke Girls

Enger, Thomas – Cursed (Henning Juul #4)

Eskens, Allen – The Life We Bury


Fisher, Clare – All the Good Things

Fortune, Jan – This is the End of the Story

Fountain, N. J. – Painkiller

Fowles, John – The Collector

Fraser-Sampson, Guy – Death in Profile (Hampstead Murders #1)

Fraser-Sampson, Guy – Miss Christie Regrets (Hampstead Murders #2)

Frear, Caz – Sweet Little Lies


Gardiner, Meg – Unsub (Unsub #1)

Gratz, Alan – Refugee

Guerriero, Cheryl – Girl on Point

Gustawsson, Johana – Block 46

Gyasi, Yaa – Homegoing


Hall, Lisa – Between You and Me (Guest Review)

Hamdy, Adam – Pendulum (Pendulum Trilogy #1)

Hamdy, Adam – Freefall (Pendulum Trilogy #2)

Hammersley, Heleyne – Closer to Home

Hammesfahr, Petra – The Sinner

Harper, Jane – The Dry (Aaron Falk #1)

Harper, Jane – Force of Nature (Aaron Falk #2)

Hawley, Noah – Before the Fall

Hay, L. V. – The Other Twin (mini review)

Henry, Christina – Lost Boy

Hickie, Amanda – Before This Is Over

Hill, Joe – NOS-4R2

Holahan, Cate – Lies She Told

Howells, Debbie – The Death of Her

Hunter, Cara – Close to Home (DI Adam Fawley #1)


Isaac, Jane – Before It’s Too Late (DI Will Jackman #1)

Isaac, Jane – Beneath The Ashes (DI Will Jackman #2)

Isaac, Jane – The Lies Within (DI Will Jackman #3)


James, Maggie – The Second Captive

James, Maggie – Sister, Psychopath

Jennings, Kerensa – Seas of Snow

Jewell, Lisa – I Found You

Jewell, Lisa – Then She Was Gone

Johnson, Katharine – The Silence

Johnson, Tyrell – The Wolves of Winter


Kanon, Joseph – Defectors

Kay, Sanjida – The Stolen Child

Kent, Hannah – Burial Rites

Keogh, Valerie – That One May Smile (Garda West #1)

Klefstad, Dan – Shepherd & the Professor (mini review)

Kurniawan, Eka – Beauty is a Wound


Lackberg, Camilla – The Ice Princess (Patrick Hedstrom #1)

Land, Ali – Good Me Bad Me (mini review)

Lapena, Shari – A Stranger in the House

La Plante, Lynda – Tennison (Tennison #1)

La Plante, Lynda – Hidden Killers (Tennison #2)

Largercrantz, David – The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye (Millennium #5)

Laws, Peter – Purged (Matt Hunter #1)

Lemaitre, Pierre – Three Days and a Life

Lepucki, Edan – Woman No. 17

Lloyd, Amy – The Innocent Wife

Lotz, Sarah – The White Road

Lucius, Walter – Butterfly on the Storm (Heartland Trilogy #1)


Mahmood, Imran – You Don’t Know Me

Malone, Michael J. – House of Spines

Mann, George – Wychwood

Martin, Andrew – Soot

Maas, Sharon – The Girl from the Sugar Plantation (The Quint Chronicles)

McAllister, Gillian – Anything You Do Say

McAllister, Gillian – Everything but the Truth

McGinnis, Mindy – Not a Drop to Drink

McManus, Karen M. – One Of Us Is Lying

Mejia, Mindy – The Last Act of Hattie Hoffman

Melamed, Jennie – Gather the Daughters

Meloy, Maile – Do Not Become Alarmed

Minato, Kanae – Confessions

Montes, Raphael – Perfect Days

Morettu, Kate – The Blackbird Season

Morgan, AB – A Justifiable Madness


Naughton, Sarah J. – Tattletale

Nelson, V. S. – The Keeper of Portals

Nicholl, John – Portraits of the the Dead

Novak, Brenda – Her Darkest Nightmare (The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles #1)

Novak, Brenda – Hello Again (The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles #2)

Nugent, Liz – Unravelling Oliver


Osborne, Abigail – The Puppet Master

Overton, Hollie – The Walls

Oviatt, Didi – Search for Maylee


Parnell, Lindsay – Dogwood

Pearce, Lesley – The Woman in the Wood

Pessl, Marisha – Night Film

Phillips, Gin – Fierce Kingdom

Pinborough, Sarah – The Death House


Reavley, Betsy – Frailty

Regan, Lisa – Vanishing Girls (Detective Josie Quinn #1)

Rio, M.L. – If We Were Villains

Ritter, Krysten – Bonfire

Robertson, L.F. – Two Lost Boys

Rouda, Kaira – Best Day Ever


Sager, Riley – Final Girls

Schweblin, Samanta – Fever Dream (mini review)

Schepp, Emelie – Marked for Life (Jana Berzelius #1)

Schepp, Emelie – Marked for Revenge (Jana Berzelius #2)

Schmidt, Sarah – See What I Have Done

Seddon, Holly – Don’t Close You Eyes

Sigurdardottir, Lilja – Snare (Reykjavik Noir #1)

Sinclair, J.G. – Walk in Silence

Skuse, C.J. – Sweetpea

Slaughter, Karin – Pretty Girls

Smith, Sherri – Follow Me Down

Staincliffe, Cath – The Silence Between Breaths (mini review)

Stansfield, Katherine – Falling Creatures

Steadman, Helen – Widdershins

Sternbergh, Adam – The Blinds

Stevens, Chevy – Never Let You Go

Stovell, Sarah – Exquisite

Surgey, Sarah & Vestrheim, Emma – A Presence of Absence (The Odense Series #1)

Suskind, Patrick – Perfume


Tallent, Gabriel – My Absolute Darling

Tartt, Donna – The Secret History

Terry, Tyler – The Devil You Know

Thomas, Angie – The Hate U Give

Thomson, Jennifer Lee – Vile City

Todd, G X – Defender (The Voices #1)

Torre, Alessandra – The Ghostwriter

Tudor, C.J. – The Chalk Man

Twardowski, Kristen – When We Go Missing (mini review)


Vaughan, Sarah – Anatomy of a Scandal


Wake, Laura – A Monster by Violet

Walker, Alice – The Color Purple

Walker, Wendy – Emma in the Night

Ward, Jesmyn – Sing, Unburied, Sing

Welsh, Lesley – The Serial Killer’s Daughter (mini review)

Wesolowski, Matt – Six Stories

Wesolowski, Matt – Hydra

Whitaker, Chris – All The Wicked Girls

Whitehead, Colson – The Underground Railroad

Williams, GB – Locked Up

Wilson, C.P. – Ice Cold Alice (Tequila Mockingbird #1)


Yanagihara, Hanya – A Little Life


Zafon, Carlos Ruiz – The Shadow of the Wind (Cemetery of Forgotten Books #1)