Suspense/Thriller

THE CITY AND THE CITY | China Mièville

Summary from Goodreads: When a murdered woman is found in the city of Beszel, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it looks to be a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad. To investigate, Borlú must travel from the decaying Beszel to its equal, rival, and intimate neighbor, the vibrant city of Ul Qoma. But this is a border crossing like no other, a journey as psychic as it is physical, a seeing of the unseen. With Ul Qoman detective Qussim Dhatt, Borlú is enmeshed in a sordid underworld of nationalists intent on destroying their neighboring city, and unificationists ...
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SHARP OBJECTS | Gillian Flynn

Summary from Goodreads: WICKED above her hipbone, GIRL across her heart  Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker’s troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, Camille’s first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. NASTY on her kneecap, BABYDOLL on her leg  Since she left town eight years ago, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town...
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DARK PLACES | Gillian Flynn

  Summary from Goodreads: "I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ." Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas.” As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived–and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who’ve long forgotten her. The Kill Club is a macabre secre...
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THE NEW YORK TRILOGY | Paul Auster

Wow, this book. There were two words that immediately came to mind after I finished reading: difficult and brainy. I'd like to say that the book was easy to read - the words flowed, the vocabulary was simple (I only hit the Dictionary feature of my Kindle for a few times) but the plot itself? The themes? The philosophy? They were all mind-numbing.  I recently read a tweet stating that the books we say to be easy reading are actually difficult to write. And I am inclined to agree. I salute Paul Auster for employing simple and easy words  but still managed to make the story perplexing and diffi...
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THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST (Millennium Trilogy #3)/Stieg Larsson

[caption id="attachment_1636" align="aligncenter" width="191"] image from Goodreads[/caption]   The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Millennium #1) The Girl Who Played With Fire (Millennium #2)    *This post might contain some spoilers of the first two books in the trilogy. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest immediately begins with Lisbeth Salander inside the hospital hovering between life and death. Aside from being under close scrutiny because of her medical condition, she is also facing indictment for three murders and a string of other criminal infractions. Mikael Blomkvist, t...
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