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Alafair Burke


USA flag (b.1969)
Daughter of James Lee Burke

Alafair Burke is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels include the standalone thrillers The X, Long Gone and If You Were Here, and the Ellie Hatcher series: All Day and a Night, Never Tell, 212, Angel’s Tip, and Dead Connection. She is also the coauthor of the Under Suspicion series with Mary Higgins Clark. A former prosecutor, she is now a professor of criminal law and lives in Manhattan.

Genres: Mystery
 
Series
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Ellie Hatcher
   1. Dead Connection (2007)
   2. Angel's Tip (2008)
     aka City of Fear
   3. 212 (2010)
     aka City of Lies
   4. Never Tell (2012)
   5. All Day and a Night (2014)
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Novels
   Long Gone (2011)
   If You Were Here (2013)
   The Ex (2016)
   Waking Kiley (2017)
   The Wife (2018)
   The Better Sister (2019)
   Find Me (2021)
   The Girl She Was (2021)
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Novellas
   Winning (2010)
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Awards
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (2017) : The Ex


Alafair Burke recommends
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Injustice For All (2010)
(Joe Dillard, book 3)
Scott Pratt
"Scott Pratt knows his stuff and it shows."
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Thunder Beach (2010)
(Merrick McKnight, book 1)
Michael Lister
"Thunder Beach is absolutely riveting."
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Voyeur (2010)
(Southampton Trilogy, book 3)
Daniel Judson
"Judson hits you with a 25,000-volt stun gun in chapter one and doesn't let up until the satisfying end."
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In Search of the Rose Notes (2011)
Emily Arsenault
"Feels like a beautifully written secret, whispered into the reader's ear."
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The Book of You (2014)
Claire Kendal
"Chilling, raw, and utterly addictive, THE BOOK OF YOU is the kind of psychological thriller that you will want to read in one gulp, only to find yourself terrified once the lights are off."
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One Kick (2014)
(Kick Lannigan, book 1)
Chelsea Cain
"Kick Lannigan is my kind of heroine, brave and honorable, with a big gun and a sharp tongue. Chelsea Cain is at the top of her game here with crisp prose, rich characters, and breakneck pacing. Read the first chapter, and you'll be hooked."
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The Secrets on Chicory Lane (2017)
Raymond Benson
"A beautifully written thriller, filled with richly drawn characters, memorable dialogue, and a searing portrayal of a life-long friendship. Raymond Benson is a talented storyteller, and this is one of his best novels yet."
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The Devil's Song (2017)
Lauren Stahl
"I was up all night, utterly riveted...It's hard to believe this is a debut. Lauren Stahl is a writer to watch."
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Best Friends Forever (2018)
Margot Hunt
"Best Friends Forever is a clever thriller that asks how far we'll go to protect our friends. Margot Hunt will keep you guessing until the final, satisfying twist."
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Green Sun (2018)
(Hanson, book 3)
Kent Anderson
"Kent Anderson immediately pulls you into his taut, authentic depiction of a cop's life in early-80s Oakland. Green Sun is crime fiction at its best: smart, unflinching, and, ultimately, compassionate."
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The Banker's Wife (2018)
Cristina Alger
"In Cristina Alger’s expert hands, the world of complex international finance is the perfect setting for a gripping, twisty thriller that asks how well we really know the people closest to us. The Banker's Wife is smart, savvy, and beautifully written. It grabs the reader by the gut and doesn’t let go until the last page."
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The Disappearing (2018)
Lori Roy
"Beautifully written and expertly plotted, The Disappearing is a twisty, haunting, and utterly riveting thriller. Lori Roy just gets better and better."
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Before She Knew Him (2019)
Peter Swanson
"In Peter Swanson’s expert hands, one woman’s discerning observation at a quiet suburban dinner party unfolds into a gripping, twisty, psychologically complex thriller. I could not put it down."
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Saving Meghan (2019)
D J Palmer
"Smart and taut...Moves at a lighting pace."
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The Warehouse (2019)
Rob Hart
"A chilling and all-too-believable portrait of a not-so-far-off future where free will succumbs to big business."
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The Blaze (2020)
Chad Dundas
"With firm, incisive writing, Dundas makes his Montana setting come alive. The Blaze is the best kind of thriller, full of suspense and twists until the very end, with complicated characters haunted by the past and struggling with the present."
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Pretty as a Picture (2020)
Elizabeth Little
"Engaging and irresistible from the very first page, Pretty as a Picture is a smart and compelling thriller filled with surprises. Little writes with such a clear, confident, and witty voice, I found myself smiling as I read."
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Little Secrets (2020)
Jennifer Hillier
"Little Secrets is a powerful, enthralling thriller that had me looking forward to the end of each day I could spend with these intriguing characters and Jennifer Hillier's riveting storytelling. Prepare yourself for a terrific read."
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When No One Is Watching (2020)
Alyssa Cole
"From the first page of WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING, I felt like I was right there in the gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood, filled with sharply etched characters and dialogue that zings. Then bam! I was knocked over by the momentum of an intense psychological thriller that doesn't let go until the final page. This is a terrific read."

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