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Kimberly Belle



Kimberly Belle is the bestselling author of four novels: The Last Breath, The Ones We Trust, The Marriage Lie, and Three Days Missing. Her third novel, The Marriage Lie, has been translated into a dozen languages and was a semi-finalist in the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Mystery & Thriller. A graduate of Agnes Scott College, Kimberly worked in marketing and nonprofit fundraising before turning to writing fiction. She lived for over a decade in the Netherlands and currently divides her time between Atlanta and Amsterdam.

Genres: Mystery
 
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The Blackbird Season (2017)
Kate Moretti
"A spellbinding tale of long-held secrets and small-town scandal, The Blackbird Season is one of those stories that sneaks up on you, each chapter building steadily to an ending that will haunt you long after you turn the last page."
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The Blind (2017)
A F Brady
"Madness is at the heart of A.F. Brady's gritty, gripping The Blind, in which a psychologist navigates her own inner demons while attempting to care for her patients... with devastating results. The reader gets a front-row seat for her unraveling, which unfolds like a slow-motion train wreck-one where you can't look away. Sly, dark, and completely enthralling, The Blind is a knockout debut."
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Here We Lie (2018)
Paula Treick DeBoard
"With Here We Lie, Paula Treick de Board spins a mesmerizing tale of two former best friends and one shocking secret. Suspenseful and evocative, with pitch-perfect prose and pacing, Here We Lie is a story that resonates long after the last word. An engrossing read."
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The Neighbors (2018)
Hannah Mary McKinnon
"Filled with a tangled web of twists and turns, The Neighbors is a gripping, edge-of-your-seat story all the way to the shocking end."
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The Elizas (2018)
Sara Shepard
"Clear your calendar; The Elizas is a clever, creepy mystery you’ll want to swallow in one sitting. Five enthusiastic stars!"
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Not Her Daughter (2018)
Rea Frey
"Will make you miss your bedtime, guaranteed."
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Leave No Trace (2018)
Mindy Mejia
"A boy missing for ten years emerges from the Minnesota wilderness in Mindy Mejia's spellbinding page-turner, LEAVE NO TRACE. Dark and atmospheric, with palpably vivid details and complex characters harboring plenty of secrets, Leave No Trace is the perfect combination of gorgeous prose and edge-of-your-seat storytelling. Clear your calendar, this is a book you'll want to swallow in one sitting. A stunner!"
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Before We Were Strangers (2018)
Brenda Novak
"Secrets and family drama are at the heart of Brenda Novak's Before We Were Strangers, in which a woman returns to her small Texas hometown determined to uncover the truth about her mother's disappearance. Novak's fans will devour this one, and the relentlessly twisty plot will win her some new fans, as well. This is the kind of book best swallowed in one sitting: suspenseful, surprising, and 100% addictive."
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Hunting Annabelle (2018)
Wendy Heard
"Wendy Heard's Hunting Annabelle is the best kind of psychological thriller-dark and twisted with a generous side of creepy. I had no idea where this story was going, only that I was rooting for Sean, the tortured hero whose search for Annabelle means releasing his own inner demons. Gritty, intense, and 100% surprising, Hunting Annabelle is one hell of a wild ride."
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I'll Never Tell (2019)
Catherine McKenzie
"When it comes to psychological thrillers, lies and dark family secrets are the very best kind, and Catherine McKenzie handles them both with skill in I’ll Never Tell, a riveting story of siblings linked by long-ago tragedy. Suspicions swirl, and the truth is revealed in steady, page-turning increments that culminate in a whopper of an ending. A smart and surprising story you won’t want to miss."
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Layover (2019)
David Bell
"Layover opens on an ingenious setup: a chance, romantic meeting in an airport with a woman who turns out to be missing. Bell starts with a bang then dials up the suspense to full-throttle, lobbing twist after twist....Smart and highly addictive, this one should come with a warning: don't start until you're prepared to read straight through."
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Pretty Revenge (2019)
Emily Liebert
"Old wounds reopen with a vengeance in the latest from Emily Liebert, an irresistible page turner set against the glamorous backdrop of moneyed New York. Pretty Revenge twists its way through a riveting tale of blame and obsession, where revenge isn’t as neat or pretty as it seems. The perfect summer beach read."
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The Patient (2019)
Steena Holmes
"A therapist with a serial-killer patient is at the heart of Steena Holmes’ latest, The Patient. Holmes starts with a bang, then builds the action steadily, a gradual unfolding of secrets and truths that will have you constantly rethinking who is the killer. A brilliant psychological thriller that will mess with your mind."
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Behind Every Lie (2020)
Christina McDonald
"Christina McDonald follows up her smashing debut The Night Olivia Fell with another winner. McDonald starts with a bang, then builds the action steadily, a gradual unfolding of secrets and lies that will have you constantly switching alliances. Read it like I did, in one sitting and straight through to the end, because you won't want to put this one down."
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Have You Seen Me? (2020)
Kate White
"Kate White has done it again. Her latest novel, Have You Seen Me? stars Ally, who shows up at her old job with no memory of why she shouldn’t be there. White starts with a bang and keeps the suspense high throughout, weaving together a labyrinth of buried memories and disturbing revelations that blur the lines between what's true and what’s not. An addictive, up-all-night stunner."
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Stories We Never Told (2020)
Sonja Yoerg
"Stories We Never Told is a beautifully told story of love and obsession, a gradual unearthing of long-held secrets that can unravel even the happiest of marriages. Yoerg has a real talent for creating compelling and complex characters who wrestle with real-life situations, leaving the reader wondering who to root for until the very end. Yoerg should be on every reader’s radar."
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The Wife Stalker (2020)
Liv Constantine
"I promise you won’t see it coming."
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All the Broken People (2020)
Leah Konen
"Leah Konen hits it out of the park with her debut suspense, All the Broken People, in which a faked death goes horribly awry. Konen delivers with Lucy, who escapes to rustic Woodstock for a fresh start, only to discover her new neighbors are harboring disturbing secrets of their own. A sly, up-all-night thriller that ends with a surprising bang."
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The Last Flight (2020)
Julie Clark
"I'm a sucker for suspense stories crafted around an airplane crash, and Julie Clark's The Last Flight lived up to the hype and then some. Clark starts with a bang then keeps the pace at full throttle, deftly weaving two seemingly separate stories into one wild and entertaining ride. The perfect combination of beautiful prose and high suspense, and an ending that I guarantee will catch you off guard."
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The Last Wife (2020)
Karen Hamilton
"Original, surprising, and addictive all the way to the very last page."
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The Best of Friends (2020)
Lucinda Berry
"In The Best of Friends, Berry starts with a heart-stopping bang—the dreaded middle-of-the-night phone call—then delivers a dark and gritty tale that unfolds twist by devastating twist. Intense, terrifying, and at times utterly heartbreaking. Absolutely unputdownable."
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The Monsters We Make (2020)
Kali White
"Kali White's The Monsters We Make had me hooked from page one...A nail-biter with a dark, atmospheric heart."
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For the Best (2020)
Vanessa Lillie
"Lillie follows up her smashing debut Little Voices with another winner, this time exploring just how far a person will go to keep old secrets buried. For the Best is dark and gritty, starring a host of damaged characters who blur the line between what’s true and what’s not. A slow-burn, moody mystery that will keep you on your toes."
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Girl Gone Mad (2020)
Avery Bishop
"Old grudges resurface with a vengeance in Avery Bishop’s Girl Gone Mad, where former it girls are dying off one by one. This twisty tale of bullying, toxic teenage friendships, suspicions, and obsessions will keep you glued to the pages all the way to the unexpected ending. An addictive debut where revenge isn’t as neat or pretty as it seems."
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If I Disappear (2021)
Eliza Jane Brazier
"A clever, sinister read with a surprising sting in the tail."

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