One of the things I really liked about The Paris Apartment is that most of the story is set in the titular apartment building, which can be considered as a character in itself. The brooding atmosphere, the occupants’ casual voyeurism, and the other occupants’ bourgeois lifestyles all add tension to a steadily escalating plot. Read the rest of Clifford's review on the blog.
Version Zero is a scorchingly observant thriller that follows the story of Max, a data whiz. Now, he and his friends are on a mission to reboot the internet and save everyone else from the real perils of the virtual world. In Fully Booked Chats with David Yoon, the author talked about what it was like to write his first adult novel. Read snippets of the interview here.
We've seen a lot of interesting reads published this year. What's the best one you've read so far? Find out what the Best Books of 2021 are, according to our resident bookworms, the First Look Club, and members of the Bookworm Corner community.
From scary folktales, disturbingly creepy stalkers, to hair-raising slasher stories, check out these killer horror and thriller books which feature all the fright and chills that will make you stay up all night. Read more on the blog.
As Fully Booked celebrates Banned Books Week, we focus on the benefits of unrestricted reading and the harms of censorship. Here are some modern and historically challenged book suggestions in celebration of our freedom to read.
A riveting historical fiction that takes readers back to 1662, Chris Bohjalian's Hour of the Witch illustrates a life of a Puritan woman who plots her escape from a violent marriage; risking her life to file for divorce. It is a is a timely and terrifying story of socially sanctioned brutality and the original American witch hunt. Read more here.
A detective takes time off from work and is invited by her estranged brother to celebrate his engagement at a hotel high in the Swiss Alps. But that place was once an abanded sanatorium, and when her brother's fiancee goes missing after storm and more guests start panicking, she must trust her instincts if they hope to find her. They just don't know the real danger they're in..
It's 1990 in Clanton, Mississippi and Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trial when he's appointed the attorney to Drew Gamble. The timid sixteen-year-old is accused of murdering a local deputy and many want a swift trial and the death penalty. There's more to the story than meets the eye and Jake is committed to saving Drew from the gas chamber, with his career, financial security, and his own family's safety on the line.
A new stand-alone novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Early Riser and the Thursday Next series. An inimitable blend of satire, fantasy, and thriller, The Constant Rabbit is the latest dazzlingly original foray into Jasper Fforde's ever-astonishing creative genius.