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Alex Six Review

Title: Alex Six
Author: Vince Taplin
Type: Psychological Thriller, Thriller, Mystery
Pages: 283
Rating: 4/5

This debut novel by Vince Taplin was a page turner and difficult to put down. It was thrilling, suspenseful and quite creepy. Alex is grieving the loss of her husband when she meets Victor who appears to be an identical twin of her late husband. She approaches Victor with a proposition, to help her have a baby that would look like her dead husband. What we find as we read is that she’s obsessive and a little (ok a lot) crazy.

There was a lot I loved about this book. It was a fast read, the chapters were short, the way the author choose to distinguish between points of view was clever. Overall the plot was well thought out and kept the reader engaged. I did not see the ending coming either which is a huge plus. There were times I set the novel down and found myself thinking about the story and what I thought would happen next. I would have liked to see more character development in some of the characters. Certain parts of the story weren’t necessary in my opinion and the jump in the timeline throughout the book could be confusing at times. Overall, I really enjoyed the story and look forward to more books by this author in the future.

Category Archives: psychological thriller

The Ex-Wife Review

Title: The Ex-Wife
Author: Jess Ryder
Type: Thriller, Mystery, Psychological Thriller
Pages: 352
Rating: 4/5

This book has been on my to be read list for awhile. After not being able to find it at my library or on audio, I decided to buy it from Thriftbooks. I thought it was a pretty good thriller.

Natasha has an affair with Nick and gets pregnant. He leaves his wife, Jen, and marries Natasha. Jen keeps hanging around though and seems to be having a hard time letting go and moving on. Then one day, Natasha wakes up to find her daughter Emily and Nick gone. It seems they took off. Jen is wanting to help Natasha but can she really be trusted?

It’s not a plot you see very often and I felt like it was pretty suspenseful throughout the whole thing. This certainly had me on the edge of my seat. The story flows pretty easily, especially since you are not only going between three different points of view but also two different timelines. The ending wasn’t super exciting but at the same time I really loved the ending. I wish I could say more about why I love it without spoiling it.

I’ll end with saying that there were some really strong female characters in the novel and I love when that happens in a thriller!

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