#WWWWednesday – August 4th | It’s Another Thriller Kind Of Week

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words.

The Three Ws are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

I am starting The Perfect Family today – probably by the time you see this post. Yes, another thriller. I need to change it up soon, but I have a few more thrillers to read, then I will move on to another genre. That way I can come back fresh to my next thriller.

The Perfect Family by Robyn Harding

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Print Length: 352 pgs
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Publication Date: August 10, 2021
Thomas and Viv Adler are the envy of their neighbors: attractive, successful, with well-mannered children and a beautifully restored home. Until one morning, when they wake up to find their porch has been pelted with eggs. It’s a prank, Thomas insists; the work of a few out-of-control kids. But when a smoke bomb is tossed on their front lawn, and their car’s tires are punctured, the family begins to worry. Surveillance cameras show nothing but grainy images of shadowy figures in hoodies. And the police dismiss the attacks, insisting they’re just the work of bored teenagers. Unable to identify the perpetrators, the Adlers are helpless as the assaults escalate into violence, and worse. And each new violation brings with it a growing fear. Because everyone in the Adler family is keeping a secret—not just from the outside world, but from each other. And secrets can be very dangerous…. This twisty, addictively page-turning suspense novel about a perfect family’s perfect façade will keep you turning pages until its explosive ending.

I never thought Such a Good Wife would end, but it did. That says more about the fact that I have read too many thrillers in a row than it does the story. It was an interesting domestic thriller that was going down a familiar path until the last 20 percent when it veered off in a unique way.

Such a Good Wife by Seraphina Nova Glass

  • Genre: Psychological Thriler
  • Print Length: 336 pgs
  • Publisher: Graydon House
  • Publication: August 10, 2021
Melanie Hale is a devoted mother to her two children, a diligent caregiver to her ailing mother-in-law and a trusted neighbor in their wealthy Louisiana community. Above all, she’s a loving partner to her wonderful husband, Collin. Then there are the parts of herself that Mel keeps hidden. She’s exhausted, worried and unfulfilled. So much so that one night, after a writers’ group meeting, Mel begins an affair with a successful local author named Luke. Suddenly she’s transformed into a role she doesn’t recognize—a woman who deceives with unseemly ease. A woman who might be capable of just about anything. When Mel finds Luke’s dead body in his lavish rented house, she realizes just how high the stakes have become. Not only does she have to keep her affair a secret in order to preserve her marriage, but she desperately needs to avoid being implicated in Luke’s death. But who would want to kill him? Who else in her life is keeping secrets? And most terrifying of all, how far will they—and she—go to keep those secrets hidden?

I thought I’ve read another book by Schaffhausen but I couldn’t find one marked on Goodreads so 🤷‍♀️. This looks good and I believe the ratings have been good so far. My last thriller before I take a fantasy break!

Gone for Good by Joanna Schaffhausen

  • Genre: Mystery/Thriller
  • Print Length: 304 pgs
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books
  • Publication Date: August 10, 2021
Gone For Good is the first in a new mystery series from award-winning author Joanna Schaffhausen, featuring Detective Annalisa Vega, in which a cold case heats up. The Lovelorn Killer murdered seven women, ritually binding them and leaving them for dead before penning them gruesome love letters in the local papers. Then he disappeared, and after twenty years with no trace of him, many believe that he’s gone for good. Not Grace Harper. A grocery store manager by day, at night Grace uses her snooping skills as part of an amateur sleuth group. She believes the Lovelorn Killer is still living in the same neighborhoods that he hunted in, and if she can figure out how he selected his victims, she will have the key to his identity. Detective Annalisa Vega lost someone she loved to the killer. Now she’s at a murder scene with the worst kind of déjà vu: Grace Harper lies bound and dead on the floor, surrounded by clues to the biggest murder case that Chicago homicide never solved. Annalisa has the chance to make it right and to heal her family, but first, she has to figure out what Grace knew―how to see a killer who may be standing right in front of you. This means tracing his steps back to her childhood, peering into dark corners she hadn’t acknowledged before, and learning that despite everything the killer took, she has still so much more to lose.

What are you reading this week? Anything that you’re particularly excited about?

20 Replies to “#WWWWednesday – August 4th | It’s Another Thriller Kind Of Week”

  1. I can’t read two thrillers in a row without starting to seriously confuse them, so I’m so impressed you’re able to read so many in such a short amount of time!

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  2. I’m reading Emma’s Tapestry, and half way through the book. The protagonist has led an unusual life and get the feeling she might get found out at some point. I am trying to edit my new manuscript ‘In the Dark’, There are so many plot holes at the moment, I am in danger of disappearing for good. Still, that is the fun in writing, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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    1. I love that about Emma. And to think that the character is based on a real person boggles my mind. I can’t imagine living that life.

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  3. I’m with Kat—when I try to dive right into another thriller, I get so confused! I’m reading Tuesday Mooney Talks To Ghosts. It’s pretty good!

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    1. Your read sounds like fun. Either fun – tongue in cheek – or very deep. And my strategy when I read back to back thrillers is just to get that review done soon after finishing it.

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  4. The Perfect Family sounds awesome. I can’t wait to see your review for that one.
    Sorry Such a Good Wife went off the rails at the end. I like domestic thrillers, but the plots sounds kind of been there/done that.

    I just finished reading Not a Happy Family by Shari Lapena. She’s an auto-buy author for me, but this one wasn’t on par with what I’ve come to expect from her. Still deciding what I’m going to read next!

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  5. I’ve seen some good reviews for The Perfect Family. Hopefully it’ll be a winner for you. You always inspire me to read more thrillers. 😀🧡 Happy reading!

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