Category Archives: suspense

Scythe – Neal Shusterman

In this ponderous dystopian thriller, the Cloud is now the Thunderhead.  Medical technology allows for long life with citizens resetting their DNA to their 20s or 30s.  This resetting can be done for hundreds of years allowing for a very … Continue reading

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Blood for Blood – Ryan Graudin

Yael’s story continues in this alternate history with Germany and Japan the victors of WWII.  Yael was the subject of medical experiments as a young girl in the Nazi concentration camps.  As a result, she can skin-shift, physically change her … Continue reading

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The Reader – Traci Chee

Books are no longer used or even known about by most folks.  At a very early age, Sefia’s mother secretly  plays alphabet blocks with Sefia, attempting to teach her the dangerous skill of reading.  Her mother is killed and she … Continue reading

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The Leaving – Tara Altebrando

Six kindergarteners don’t return home from school.  They are missing for eleven years.  Then one night, five are returned.  Blindfolded, they are dropped off in a playground in town with a map to their home in their pocket with no … Continue reading

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The Sisters – Claire Douglas

Abi sees Lucy everywhere.  She forgets for a second that she’s gone and then is devastated again when the memory returns and she knows that she will never see her again. That’s what started it all, for Bea looked so … Continue reading

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Whisper to Me – Nick Lake

Withdrawn, awkward, and lonely Cassie’s life rapidly tumbles into darkness.  She hears a voice punishing her, criticizing her, controlling her.  She thinks finding a human foot on the beach triggered the voice.  The small beach community has suffered a series … Continue reading

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Alive – Scott Sigler

She awakes to pain and panic.  Shackled inside a coffin pitch dark.  Sketchy memories fly through her mind.  She must escape and fight through the pain to break free, only to find she is trapped in a room with other … Continue reading

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