Aug 11, 2019

Sunday Salon: Two Thrillers reviewed

The Reunion
The Reunion

The Reunion by Guillaume Musso, Kindle edition, July 9, 2019, Little, Brown and Company

Source: Netgalley

A novel of suspense about high school students in the south of France, the Cote d'Azur, and the secrets two of them have kept for 25 years. Their school reunion forces them to confront what happened years ago, when their popular classmate Vinca disappeared, believed to have run off with her philosopher teacher, Alexis. Another murder soon puts everything into question, and the former students must discover what really happened to Vinca and what role others around them may have played in her story.

I read this in one day and part of the night, intrigued by the story and the characters and the unfolding of the unusual plot. The setting of the south of France - the cliffs and the sea - add to the interest of the novel. Recommended. 

The Silent Patient

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides,  published February 5, 2019, Celadon Books

Source: library book

Theo, a psychotherapist gets a job with a secure private medical unit in order to try to reach a patient, Alicia, who is said to have murdered her husband and then gone silent for years.  Theo is obsessed with her case and feels he can get her to open up and even talk again about what happened years ago. 

The case of Alicia is interesting to Theo as Alicia was a successful painter in what seemed like a healthy marriage.  But things are not what they seem, as I found out as I read along. And everyone becomes suspect!
The twist at the end caught me by surprise and totally turned everything around. Four stars.  


I must finish other books I started before reading the above psychological thrillers. Now reading three good books:  The Satapur Moonstone by Sujata Massey

Tahoe Deep by Todd Borg, and The Dragonfly Sea by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

What are your favorite book genres this summer? 

Memes: 
The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer. Also,  It's Monday: What Are You Reading, and the Sunday Salon,  Mailbox Monday.

15 comments:

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I liked The Silent Patient, and I'm curious about The Reunion.

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Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

The Reunion looks fascinating. I'm off to add it to my wishlist, though I think I will probably wait until next Paris in July to read it.

Have a lovely week.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I love psych thrillers and enjoyed Silent Paient. I took home Reunion from the library but returned it before having had a chance to start it. Will request again at some point.

Greg said...

Ooh I love the south of france setting- that one sounds good!

pussreboots said...

Your books looks good. My weekly updates

Nise' said...

I like to hear about books that are hard to put down!

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

Both thrillers sound very good.

Have a great reading week

Beth F said...

I liked The Reunion too!

bermudaonion said...

They both sound good to me!

Mystica said...

Reunion stories always seem to hide a complicated past. This sounds like a good one

Tina @ The Cactus Jefa said...

The Reunion and The Silent Patient sound really good! I think I'm going to see if my library has them so I can check them out. I hope you have a wonderful week!

Tina @ As Told By Tina

Melissa said...

I liked The Silent Patient a lot, very fast read! It seems to be one of those books that people either love or hate though.

Kathy Martin said...

Both of those books sound great. I'll have to add them to my wishlist. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

collettakay said...

My favorite books this summer have been historial, suspense and a few non-fiction thrown in. I hope you have a great reading week and stop by if you get a chance:

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Books In Bloom said...

Oh dear. The Silent Patient cover looks kind of scary. I've heard good things about it though.

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