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Chelsea Cain lived the first few years of her life on an Iowa commune, then grew up in Bellingham, Washington, where the infamous Green River Killer was the boogeyman of her youth. She started writing Heartsick to kill time while she was pregnant. Also the author of Confessions of a Teen Sleuth, a parody based on the life of Nancy Drew, several nonfiction titles, and a weekly column in The Oregonian, Chelsea Cain lives in Portland with her husband and daughter. 

Genres: Mystery
Kick Lannigan
   1. One Kick (2014)
     aka Gone
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Chelsea Cain recommends
Sworn to Silence (2009)
(Kate Burkholder, book 1)
Linda Castillo
"Shocking murders, psychological twists and bizarre crime scenes... a nail-biting series debut."
A Hard Death (2009)
(Edward Jenner, book 2)
Jonathan Hayes
"A Hard Death is deliciously wicked and entirely un-put-downable. Jonathan Hayes spins a spot-on tale, with the perfect combo of twists, suspense, and bon mots. And he makes it look easy."
The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair (2014)
(Marcus Goldman, book 1)
Joël Dicker
"Unimpeachably terrific . . . A playful, page-turning whodunit . . . If Norman Mailer had been accused of murder and Truman Capote had collaborated with Dominick Dunne on a tell-all about it, the result might have turned out something like this. Though I suspect this version may be funnier. . . . It's [Dicker's] light touch and engaging voice that make the writing so infectious, and will probably make it a best seller here as well."
The Devil's Game (2015)
(Daniel Byrne, book 2)
Sean Chercover
"A savvy hero. A ticking clock. Global travel. High stakes. Chercover delivers everything we love about international thrillers in The Devil’s Game. Snappy, smart, and satisfying, it makes for a compulsive read."
Ararat (2017)
(Ben Walker, book 1)
Christopher Golden
"I cannot say enough good things about this book. This is the Lovecraftian horror, mountaineering, 1970s-style paranoia, theologically philosophical, paranormal, Satanic love story I've been waiting for. A scary and smart must-read."
The Book of Joan (2017)
Lidia Yuknavitch
"Dazzling. A post-apocalyptic literary tour de force, The Book of Joan begs for buzz. There is so much here that is transgressive and badass and nervy and transformational. Here is a Katniss Everdeen for grown-ups."
Two Girls Down (2018)
(Alice Vega, book 1)
Louisa Luna
"This is such a terrific read. High stakes, relationship-driven, perfectly paced. Two Girls Down has something else worth noting: three dimensional female characters. Alice Vega could give Jack Reacher a run for his money. Maybe Louisa Luna should write all the thrillers."
Last Girl Gone (2018)
(Laura Chambers Mystery, book 1)
J G Hetherton
"Last Girl Gone is one of the most surefooted, accomplished debut thrillers I've read in ages. Readers are going to fall hard for J. G. Hetherton. He's a terrific talent and makes the rest of us look bad. It would be a shame if something were to happen to him…"
Potter's Field (2018)
(Ash McKenna, book 5)
Rob Hart
"Ash Mckenna is my favorite kind of here, a tough guy romantic with a smart mouth and a dark past."
A Flicker in the Dark (2022)
Stacy Willingham
"I have not felt this excited about a thriller in years. I could not put this book down. It's fabulous."

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