“The Girl on the Train” is No Ordinary Commuter in this Excellent Thriller

“The Girl on the Train” is No Ordinary Commuter in this Excellent Thriller

At first glance, Rachel is just like the thousands of people who ride the train to and from London daily. Anyone who commutes, as I have done for almost a decade traveling from New Jersey to Manhattan and back every day, will appreciate her experience. But, unlike most commuters, Rachel has an enormous emotional and psychological baggage that slowly unravels in this excellent thriller.

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Tana French’s “Broken Harbor”: Murder & Madness During Economic Downturn

Tana French’s “Broken Harbor”: Murder & Madness During Economic Downturn

Mick “Scorcher” Kennedy, the Dublin detective with the best solve rate in Tana French’s books, is assigned a vicious case in her latest thriller. Patrick Spain and his two young children have been murdered in their home. His wife, Jenny, is barely alive.

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Alan Furst’s “Midnight in Europe” Takes the Road Less Traveled in the Spy Genre

Alan Furst’s “Midnight in Europe” Takes the Road Less Traveled in the Spy Genre

Alan Furst’s “Midnight in Europe” has all the essential elements of a spy novel: an intrepid hero with an active love life, a femme fatale, arms smuggling, and political intrigue that spans from Paris to Gdasnk to Odessa. At the same time, the novel deviates in a number of ways.

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