Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn

Title: Gone Girl
Author:
Gillian Flynn
Publisher:
 Crown
Publication date: June 5th 2012
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780307588364
Source: Myself
Rating: 5/5
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Marriage can be a real killer. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn, takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. As The Washington Post proclaimed, her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit with deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.

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Praesagium, by John Metcalfe

PraesagiumTitle: Praesagium
Author:
John Metcalfe
Publisher:
Create Space
Publication date: August 24th 2013
Pages: 168
ISBN: 1490962565
Source: Goodreads
Rating: 2/5
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It’s always easy to trace the breadcrumb trail backwards and note the causes retrospectively, but what if you could see the signs beforehand? What if you could filter out the noise? Could you tune into weak signals and know the future? Lee believed you could. What’s more he was proving it could be done in some of the most unpredictable environments. Praesagium follows three strangers who are preoccupied with their own futures. But when their paths cross in Mexico none of them had foreseen the outcome…

 

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Mother, Mother, by Koren Zailckas

Title: Mother, Mother
Author: Koren Zailckas
Publisher: The Crown
Release date: September 17th 2013
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0385347235
Source: Goodreads
Rating: 4/5
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Synopsis

Josephine Hurst has her family under control. With two beautiful daughters, a brilliantly intelligent son, a tech-guru of a husband and a historical landmark home, her life is picture perfect. She has everything she wants; all she has to do is keep it that way. But living in this matriarch’s determinedly cheerful, yet subtly controlling domain hasn’t been easy for her family, and when her oldest daughter, Rose, runs off with a mysterious boyfriend, Josephine tightens her grip, gradually turning her flawless home into a darker sort of prison.

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The Bear, by Claire Cameron

Title: The Bear
Author:
Claire Cameron
Publisher: 
Harvill Secker
First publication date: February 11th 2014
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781448155736
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 2.5/5
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Synopsis

A powerfully suspenseful story narrated by a young girl who must fend for herself and her little brother after a brutal bear attack.

While camping with her family on a remote island, five-year-old Anna awakes in the night to the sound of her mother screaming. A rogue black bear, 300 pounds of fury, is attacking the family’s campsite, pouncing on her parents as prey.

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