Tag Archives: Thriller

Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard (review by Sana A. ’17)

Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars, #1)Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Pretty Little Liarsis a fantastic medley of suspense, romance, and cliques in the the world of four high school girls: the idyllic town of Rosewood. However, buried under the seemingly perfect facade of the suburb are secrets that will forever change the lives of Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Emily. The girls were formerly best friends, and there was one more person in their close-knit group. Alison was worshipped by the rest of the girls to the point that she knew all of their darkest secrets. After she mysteriously disappears on the night of their end-of-the-year sleepover, the group falls apart. Now, three years later the girls come together when they begin to receive anonymous texts from “A,” who threatens to reveal the secrets that they thought only Alison knew. Their excitement about the prospect of Alison being alive is destroyed when her body is found shortly afterwards, thus beginning their twisting and turning journey of finding out who murdered Alison and who A is. Sara Shepard presents a dark thriller as well as a light story of four girls navigating through high school in this phenomenal novel. – Sana A. ’17

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The Chase by Clive Cussler (review by Andrew R. ’17)

The Chase (Isaac Bell, #1)The Chase by Clive Cussler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A historical thriller set in 1906, The Chase follows the efforts of master detective Isaac Bell to capture and arrest the Butcher Bandit, a notorious bank robber who cold heartedly murders any witnesses to his crimes. Eventually, as the detective draws closer to his quarry, Bell’s own life is endangered as the outlaw turns his attention to his pursuer. A true page-turner, this novel is difficult to put down; each chapter brings new peril to the protagonist and his assistants. In addition, the author includes extraordinary detail, extensively describing each new character in a way that ultimately enriches the novel. While I normally dislike romantic books, the few love scenes did not bother me or distract from the action, and sometimes even added to the suspense. Fans of detective or suspense stories will enjoy The Chase, whether or not they normally read historical fiction. – Andrew R. ’17

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