I began this Throwback Thursday meme as a way to share some of my old favorites as well as sharing books that I’m FINALLY getting around to reading that were published over a year ago. You know, the ones waiting patiently on my TBR list while I continue to pile more titles on top of them:)! I like that these older books are usually much easier than new releases to get a hold of at libraries and elsewhere. If you have your own Throwback Thursday recommendation feel free to jump on board, you’re welcome to use my pic as well. If you’d just link back to me I’d so appreciate it.

My PICK this week is:


Published Feb 2003 by Warner Books
My Rating: 4/5 Stars


Advertising director Charles Schine is just another New York commuter, regularly catching the 8.43 to work. But the day he misses his train is the day that changes his life. Catching the 9.05 instead, he can’t help but be drawn by the sight of the person opposite. Charles has never cheated on his wife in eighteen years of marriage. But then Charles has never met anyone like Lucinda Harris before. Charming, beautiful and a seductively good listener, Charles finds himself instantly attracted. And though Lucinda is married too, it is immediately apparent that the feeling is mutual. Their journeys into work become lunch dates, which become cocktails and eventually lead to a rented room in a seedy hotel. They both know the risks they are taking, but not in their worst nightmares could they foresee what is to follow. Suddenly their temptation turns horrifically sour, and their illicit liaison becomes caught up in something bigger, more dangerous, more brutally violent. Unable to talk to his partner or the police, Charles finds himself trapped in a world of dark conspiracy and psychological games. Somehow he’s got to find a way to fight back, or his entire life will be spectacularly derailed for good.

I read this one when it was published and I remember really loving it and thinking it seemed to fly under the reading radar of people.  Thinking about it now and re-reading the blurb, so many years later, I want to say it had a vibe similar to The Kind Worth Killing (Peter Swanson) if you’ve read that one. If you haven’t you’re in luck today and you get a two for one Throwback Recommendation because I highly recommend that as well:) When I’m going through my lists of old favorites, especially ones I read over 10 years ago, it’s very hard to remember plot details and I often just remember how I felt reading a certain book and what I remember about this is thinking that it was a fantastic THRILLER. Yes, there’s a psychological aspect to the story as far as games being played, manipulations, betrayals etc but it’s nicely wrapped up in a fast paced plot that keeps you on your toes. I’m SO glad I read this before the movie! In my opinion, the book is hands down WAY better than the movie, although I thought Clive Owen was great, Jennifer Aniston…not so much. If you’re looking for a good thriller that can easily be read in one sitting, give this a try.

**Stop back next week since I plan on having read (this weekend) a throwback from my current tbr so I can share up to date thoughts with you:)** 

More Throwback Thursday Picks Around the Blogosphere 

Jill at Jill’s Book Cafe

Deanna at DeesRadReads and Reviews

Amanda at Literary Weaponry

Stephanie at Stephanie’s Novel Fiction

Cathy at Between the Lines

P Turners at The PTurnersbookblog

Julie at Novel Thrills and Chills

Susan at Susan Loves Books

Cathy at What Cathy Read Next

Noriko at Book Fiend

Rebecca at BoofsBooks

Amy at NovelGossip

Lynne at Fictionophile


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    1. Deanna, you HAVE to read The Kind Worth Killing!! I think you’d love it. For next week I’m going to pick an older (unread) book still on my tbr and read that for TBT so I have current thoughts to share and decreasing my tbr at the same time:)

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  1. I never read this, but did see the movie. Sadly the books are almost always better than the movie.

    Good luck with the TBR pile! Mine never gets any smaller since I almost always add more books in a month than I read.

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