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Kathleen Barber


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Kathleen Barber was raised in Galesburg, Illinois. She graduated from the University of Illinois and Northwestern University School of Law, and previously practiced bankruptcy law at large firms in Chicago and New York. When she's not writing, Kathleen enjoys traveling the world with her husband.

Genres: Mystery
 
Novels
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Kathleen Barber recommends
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Girls' Night Out (2018)
Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
"Girls’ Night Out is an utterly enthralling read that is impossible to put down. The dual timelines are captivating, just days apart, as they unfold both the frantic search for a missing friend and the circumstances that led to her disappearance. This is a book that makes you question how well you truly know even your closest friends, and also what you yourself might be capable of doing."
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Her Pretty Face (2018)
Robyn Harding
"Robyn Harding has once again proven herself to be a master of domestic suspense, weaving a complex tale of friendship, parenthood, and long-hidden secrets that forces us to consider whether we can ever truly leave our pasts behind. In the compulsively readable HER PRETTY FACE, everyone is hiding something, and the only question is whether anyone will survive unscathed as the action reaches its dramatic conclusion."
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Desperate Girls (2018)
(Wolfe Security, book 1)
Laura Griffin
"In Desperate Girls, Laura Griffin has crafted a thrilling page-turner that expertly balances the tension of a manhunt for an escaped convict on a revenge quest with the sizzling attraction between a sharp, ambitious attorney and her new bodyguard. Each development will leave you breathless ... right up to the twist you won’t see coming!"
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Forget You Know Me (2019)
Jessica Strawser
"A taut and immensely satisfying novel of domestic suspense. Come for the sinister premise, stay for the insightful portrayals of a friendship crumbling apart, a marriage strained to its breaking point, and at least one character who finds themself suddenly--and dangerously--in over their head."
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The Winter Sister (2019)
Megan Collins
"Megan Collins's compelling debut is at once a page-turning whodunit and a thoughtful examination of a family broken by tragedy. With a protagonist haunted by her sister's unsolved murder, a less-than-happy homecoming, and the slow unraveling of decades of explosive secrets, The Winter Sister will captivate you from suspenseful start to surprising finish."
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Tiny Americans (2019)
Devin Murphy
"Epic in scope, Tiny Americans is a poignant examination of the ties that bind a family, and how enduring those ties may be."
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Her Daughter's Mother (2019)
Daniela Petrova
"Captivating and powerful, Her Daughter’s Mother is both a thought-provoking story about the ethical gray area one woman stumbles into on her quest for motherhood, and a twisty thriller about another woman’s abrupt disappearance. Secrets, obsession, lies, betrayals big and small—they’re all here in this expertly paced novel that will keep readers guessing right up until the very last page."
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A Good Man (2020)
Ani Katz
"Profoundly disturbing and deeply unsettling … Richly drawn and laced through with dread, this bold novel is an unflinching examination of what it means to be a man, and how easily a man can become a monster."
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Behind Every Lie (2020)
Christina McDonald
"In Behind Every Lie, a lightning strike survivor discovers that memories are fallible, identities are fungible, and she can’t trust anyone—including herself. With nuanced and dubiously trustworthy characters, dual timelines revealing decades of secrets, and a tension-packed plot, Christina McDonald has crafted an engrossing and utterly addictive thriller. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough!"
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The Last Flight (2020)
Julie Clark
"ulie Clark's The Last Flight is a stunner: both a compelling, intricately woven tale of suspense and a thoughtful, nuanced portrayal of two very different women, each at a dangerous crossroads in her life. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough!"
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Stranger in the Lake (2020)
Kimberly Belle
"Clear your calendar because once you've started Kimberly Belle's utterly engrossing STRANGER IN THE LAKE, you won't be able to tear yourself away! Old and new secrets abound in this tense and atmospheric thriller that will make you question how well we can really know anyone, and how much we might be willing to forgive for those we consider family."
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Hurry Home (2020)
Roz Nay
"Part nuanced exploration of how tragedy can shatter a family and part nail-biting psychological thriller, [Hurry Home] will keep you guessing until the end!"
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The Lady Upstairs (2020)
Halley Sutton
"Sharp, sexy, and unrelentingly devious, The Lady Upstairs is a page-turner that will leave you breathless. Set in darkened bars and hotel rooms across Los Angeles and starring the feminist antihero of our dreams, this is a debut that is not to be missed."

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