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J D Barker


USA flag (b.1971)

J.D. Barker is the internationally best-selling author of FORSAKEN, a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel, and winner of the New Apple Medalist Award. His work has been compared to Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Thomas Harris. He has been asked by the Stoker family to coauthor the forthcoming prequel to DRACULA. His novels have been translated into numerous languages and optioned for both film and television. Barker currently resides in Pennsylvania with his wife, Dayna, and their two dogs, both of whom sit outside his office door daily, eagerly awaiting his next novel.

Genres: Mystery, Horror, Thriller
 
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Stalker (2016)
(Detective Inspector Joona Linna, book 5)
Lars Kepler
"An intricate plot and escalating tension set the stage for this tense, clever, pulse-pounding thriller. A must for fans of Stieg Larsson."
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The Line Between (2019)
(Line Between , book 1)
Tosca Lee
"An edge-of-your-seat, nonstop, apocalyptic rollercoaster of a thriller! As only she can, Tosca Lee pulls the reader in and refuses to let go until the final heart-pounding page!"
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Inspection (2019)
Josh Malerman
"Engaging and suspenseful! Malerman creates a fiendish fairy tale of a world where boy was never meant to meet girl and the hell unleashed when they finally do."
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The Never Game (2019)
(Colter Shaw, book 1)
Jeffery Deaver
"Grabbing you from the first page, Jeffery Deaver crafts a devilish plot that unfolds with breakneck speed. An excellent start to a new series, Colter Shaw has comfortably nestled onto the bench with Lincoln Rhyme and Kathryn Dance - one of our best literary puppet-masters at the end of all their strings."
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Trace of Evil (2019)
(Natalie Lockhart, book 1)
Alice Blanchard
"[A] tense, nail-biter of a thriller!"
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The Deep (2020)
Alma Katsu
"The Deep takes us back to the final days of the Titanic, her sister ship the Britannic, and the mysterious woman who links them both. In a haunting story of love and revenge, Alma Katsu blends the paranormal and historical fiction as only she can—a spellbinding tale where desire knows no bounds and death is only a beginning. Another fantastic story from the author of The Hunger."
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Home Before Dark (2020)
Riley Sager
"Houses breathe. Some have a heartbeat. None forget. Grabbing you from the first page, Riley Sager crafts a devilish plot, twisted timelines, and horrors that linger in this haunting thriller that needs to be on your reading list!"
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The Children of Red Peak (2020)
Craig DiLouie
"Absolutely riveting... A tapestry of past and present come together in this chilling tale of family, faith, and redemption. Craig DiLouie has a new fan."
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Following You (2021)
Eva Lesko Natiello
"With one eye covered, you can't help but turn the page. Expertly paced, gripping, and intoxicating, the NY Times Bestselling author of THE MEMORY BOX returns with a sophomore effort that will leave you breathless."
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The 22 Murders Of Madison May (2021)
Max Barry
"With unrelenting tension, Max Barry weaves a complex tapestry where a sociopath's insatiable obsession knows no bounds, not even time and space, and only two things are certain - he will kill her again because he's killed her before. I devoured this novel in one sitting."
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Chasing the Boogeyman (2021)
Richard Chizmar
"Absolutely riveting… Richard Chizmar’s keen ability to tell the small-town-tale, investigative insight, and captivating eye for detail, come together in this perfect storm of true crime horror."

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