All posts tagged: Thriller

Review: Dark Matter

The Stats Title: Dark Matter Author: Blake Crouch Publisher: Crown; 1St Edition edition (July 26, 2016) Genre: General Fiction (Adult), Science Fiction, Technothriller, Suspense, Horror, Romance Trigger Warnings: Multiverse Theories I bought Dark Matter as a part of my January Book of the Month club box. All opinions are my own. The Review A typical family night in the Dessen’s brownstone involved making dinner and enjoying each other’s company. This time, while on his way back from picking up ice cream, Jason Dessen is abducted and drugged by a masked figure. When Jason wakes up, he is not in his world. He is no longer a college physics professor. He no longer has a wife or child. His brownstone is still his home, but none of the furnishings -down to the location of the electrical outlets- are the same. Instead, he is “friends” with a man he never met, who has been funding his “research” for the past eleven years. Jason cannot tell if this is an elaborate prank or just a dream. While he battles with his sanity, …

Book Review: The Widow

A mystery thriller regarding the sanctity of marriage and the dark secrets hidden between husband and wife. The Widow begins in the perspective of “The Widow” aka Jean Taylor hiding in her home from the press. Last week, her husband, a man at the center of a three-year criminal investigation, was struck by a bus and died on impact. Throughout the trials, Jean Taylor stood by her husband’s side. Now that he is gone, Jean struggles with her place in this mess. Should she speak her truth? After all, the one thing everyone in London wants to know is, what did Glen Taylor do with Baby Bella? I was excited when I saw The Widow on the bargain shelf at my local Meijer. I had read Fiona Barton’s sophomore novel The Child as one of my Book of the Month selections and I enjoyed Barton’s take on the “who-done-it” motif (I gave it 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads). I was interested to see what lay beneath her debut novel, as it was being compared to the likes …