Books About Podcasts

I love a thriller with a podcast element. Since I’m a big audiobook listener, the podcast background is the perfect medium for telling the stories. Funnily enough, I don’t actually like podcasts all that much!

I thought the podcast thriller was a trend that came and went during covid, but I’ve read a few great ones lately as well. Check out this list below for reviews of all the books I’ve read recently with podcast elements! (This list doesn’t just include thrillers.)

Ashley Winstead | THE LAST HOUSEWIFE Spoilers

The Plot (from Goodreads): While in college in upstate New York, Shay Evans and her best friends met a captivating man who seduced them with a web of lies about the way the world works, bringing them under his thrall. By senior year, Shay and her friend Laurel were the only ones who managed to escape. Now, eight years later, Shay’s built a new life in a tiny Texas suburb. But when she hears the…

Amy Tintera | Listen for the Lie

The Plot (from Goodreads): After Lucy is found wandering the streets, covered in her best friend Savvy’s blood, everyone thinks she is a murderer. Lucy and Savvy were the golden girls of their small Texas town: pretty, smart, and enviable. Lucy married a dream guy with a big ring and an even bigger new home. Savvy was the social butterfly loved by all, and if you believe the rumors, especially popular with the men in…

Courtney Walsh | Can’t Help Falling

The Book:  Can’t Help Falling by Courtney WalshPublished: September 14, 2023 (indie)Date read: September 19, 2023 The Characters:  Emmy and Owen Buy it on Amazon This page contains affiliate links. I may earn a small commission from qualifying purchases made through links on this site. The Plot (from Goodreads): All it takes to start a fire is one single match. . . Owen Larrabee is not my soulmate. He wasn’t when I confessed my love…

Lisa Jewell | None Of This Is True Spoilers

The Plot (from Goodreads): Celebrating her forty-fifth birthday at her local pub, popular podcaster Alix Summers crosses paths with an unassuming woman called Josie Fair. Josie, it turns out, is also celebrating her forty-fifth birthday. They are, in fact, birthday twins. A few days later, Alix and Josie bump into each other again, this time outside Alix’s children’s school. Josie has been listening to Alix’s podcasts and thinks she might be an interesting subject for…

Claire Douglas | The Girls Who Disappeared

The Plot (from Goodreads): Three missing girls. A twenty-year mystery. A woman who may be able to crack this cold case. In a rural Wilshire town lies The Devil’s Corridor. A road that has witnessed eerie happenings from unexplained deaths to the sounds of a child crying at night. But nothing more puzzling than the Olivia Rutherford case. Four girls drove home but after their car crashed only Olivia was found. Twenty years later, journalist…

Allison Brennan | The Sorority Murder

The Plot (from Goodreads): Lucas Vega is obsessed with the death of Candace Swain, who left a sorority party one night and never came back. Her body was found after two weeks, but the case has grown cold. Three years later while interning at the medical examiner’s, Lucas discovers new information, but the police are not interested. Lucas knows he has several credible pieces of the puzzle. He just isn’t sure how they fit together….

Kate Alice Marshall | What Lies In The Woods

The Book:  What Lies in the Woods by Kate Alice MarshallPublished January 17, 2023 by Flatiron BooksDate read: December 31, 2022 The Characters:  Naomi Shaw Buy it on Bookshop.org | Amazon The Plot (from Goodreads): Naomi Shaw used to believe in magic. Twenty-two years ago, she and her two best friends, Cassidy and Olivia, spent the summer roaming the woods, imagining a world of ceremony and wonder. They called it the Goddess Game. The summer…

Jennifer Hillier | Things We Do In The Dark

The Plot (from Goodreads): When Paris Peralta is arrested in her own bathroom—covered in blood, holding a straight razor, her celebrity husband dead in the bathtub behind her—she knows she’ll be charged with murder. But as bad as this looks, it’s not what worries her the most. With the unwanted media attention now surrounding her, it’s only a matter of time before someone from her long hidden past recognizes her and destroys the new life…

Roni Loren | What If You & Me

The Plot (from Goodreads): The world can be a scary place. At least, that’s what Andi Lockley’s anxiety wants her to believe. It doesn’t help that she narrowly escaped a dangerous man years ago, or that every relationship since has been colored with that lingering fear. But things are better now―she’s channeling everything into her career as a horror novelist and true crime podcaster, and her next book may be the breakthrough she needs. If…

Gilly Macmillan | I Know You Know | Ten-Second Spoilers

Summary Twenty years ago, eleven-year-olds Charlie Paige and Scott Ashby were murdered in the city of Bristol, their bodies dumped near a dog racing track. A man was convicted of the brutal crime, but decades later, questions still linger. For his whole life, filmmaker Cody Swift has been haunted by the deaths of his childhood best friends. The loose ends of the police investigation consume him so much that he decides to return to Bristol…

Megan Goldin | The Night Swim

The Plot (from Goodreads): After the first season of her true-crime podcast became an overnight sensation and set an innocent man free, Rachel Krall is now a household name―and the last hope for thousands of people seeking justice. But she’s used to being recognized for her voice, not her face. Which makes it all the more unsettling when she finds a note on her car windshield, addressed to her, begging for help. The small town…

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