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Hannah Mary McKinnon

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Hannah Mary was born in the UK, grew up in Switzerland and moved to Canada in 2010. After a successful career in recruitment, she quit the corporate world in favor of writing. Her Secret Son is Hannah Mary’s third novel. She lives in Oakville, Ontario, with her husband and three sons, and is delighted by her twenty second commute. Connect with her on Facebook, on Twitter @HannahMMcKinnon, and on Instagram @HannahMaryMcKinnon.

Genres: Mystery

Hannah Mary McKinnon recommends
The Simple Wild (2018)
(Simple Wild, book 1)
K A Tucker
"Atmospheric, tender, and with feel-real characters who’ll make you laugh out loud and shed a few tears, this must-read book has it all. Cozy up and relax for the day, because you’ll want to do nothing but devour this stunning novel."
Leave No Trace (2018)
Mindy Mejia
"I fell in love with Mindy Mejia's EVERYTHING YOU WANT ME TO BE, and with LEAVE NO TRACE she solidifies her position as one of my go-to authors. Smart, sophisticated and with characters so real, I kept expecting Maya and Lucas to stroll out of the forest. This novel deserves the top-spot on your reading list!"
The Night in Question (2018)
Nic Joseph
"Who said only bad people do bad things...? In The Night in Question, Nic Joseph weaves an expertly paced and intriguing tale packed with lies, deceit, and sizzling tension. It'll certainly have the reader wondering how far they might go to protect what's most important to them."
River Bodies (2018)
(Northampton County, book 1)
Karen Katchur
"River Bodies is a dark, fast-paced, and gripping suspense with characters you won’t forget. It’s filled with old family secrets designed to protect but that instead pull everyone apart. A must read!"
Hunting Annabelle (2018)
Wendy Heard
"With a protagonist you'll almost hate to love, and more twists than a foot-long corkscrew, Hunting Annabelle is a compulsive, deliciously addictive psychological thriller that pulls you in from the first page, and doesn't let go until you've reached the shocking end. A must read!"
Until the Day I Die (2019)
Emily Carpenter
"In Until the Day I Die, Emily Carpenter proves once again she’s a thriller powerhouse. Packed with heroines you’ll cheer for, villains you’ll love to hate, and plot twists galore, this story will have you on the edge of your seat until you breathlessly turn the last page. What a ride!"
The Wolf Wants In (2019)
Laura McHugh
"In The Wolf Wants In, Laura McHugh expertly paints a stark and haunting picture, filled with tragedy and tenderness. Poignant, atmospheric, and utterly captivating, this novel, and its characters, will stay with me for a long time."
Woman on the Edge (2019)
Samantha M Bailey
"One word: Exhilarating! Woman on the Edge was impossible to put down as the twisty thrills kept on coming--and kept me guessing--leaving me breathless. Fans of Shari Lapena will no doubt gobble this one up in a heartbeat."
He Started It (2020)
Samantha Downing
"Sibling rivalry reaches new and downright despicable heights...Creepy, unnerving and deliciously evil, Samantha Downing is one of the boldest authors I know. A must read!"
The Perfect Secret (2020)
Steena Holmes
"Dark, twisted and packed full of suspense, with a protagonist you'll root for and creepy villains you'll love to hate, The Perfect Secret is a diabolical, masterfully told tale. Steena Holmes certainly knows how to grip her readers from the very beginning, and keeps them guessing until the satisfying end. I loved every page and this book isn't to be missed."
Hurry Home (2020)
Roz Nay
"Nay expertly creates real and deeply flawed characters...This tale about two sisters who love--and love to hate--is as dark as it is twisty, emotional and suspenseful. It's one that should be at the top of your 'to read' list right now."
For the Best (2020)
Vanessa Lillie
"In For the Best, Vanessa Lillie deftly writes about complex and gritty relationships, and the damage long-term familial secrets can cause. The story had me switching allegiances like it was a tennis match, made me suspect everyone, and the ending…pure perfection. A fast-paced read thriller lovers won’t want to miss!"
Bad Habits (2021)
Amy Gentry
"In Bad Habits, Amy Gentry deftly explores power struggles and their subtle—and not so subtle—shifts and consequences. As the truth of what happened one night a decade ago claws its way to the surface you’ll be switching your allegiances from left to right and back again. Whip-smart, and beautifully written, Bad Habits is one hell of an exploration of what can happen when friendship tangos with an insatiable appetite for success and control. This novel is unexpected, surprising and has a diabolical ending I won’t forget any time soon."
The Jigsaw Man (2021)
(Inspector Angelica Henley, book 1)
Nadine Matheson
"Nadine Matheson knows how to grab her reader’s attention from the opening page and doesn’t let go.The Jigsaw Manis smart, deftly plotted, and expertly paced, filled with characters you’ll love, and others who’ll make your skin crawl (and leave the lights on!). With a tale that’s dark, devious and deliciously twisted, Matheson brings a fresh new voice to crime fiction that I can’t wait to hear more from."
Lucky (2021)
Marissa Stapley
"With an original premise, a gutsy-yet-vulnerable heroine, dodgy villains, and bad choices galore, Marissa Stapley's highly entertaining Lucky is sure to wow readers. Fast-paced, skillfully crafted, and beautifully written, this book had me stay up late and get up early to find out what would happen to that winning lottery ticket. I loved it!"
Six Weeks to Live (2021)
Catherine McKenzie
"In Six Weeks to Live, Catherine McKenzie readily demonstrates what a deft storyteller she is. Suspicion reigns supreme in this twisted and sinister domestic suspense, and your allegiances are guaranteed to shift faster than a ping-pong match. Cleverly plotted and expertly paced, with an ending that’s sure to have you gasping out loud. Do yourself a favour and pop this on your 2021 reading list now."
Bath Haus (2021)
P J Vernon
"PJ Vernon’s Bath Haus grabbed me by the throat (pun intended) from the opening lines. Dark, gritty, not to mention completely terrifying, the tension builds chapter after chapter, to the point where you can’t help but gasp out loud. You know bad things are coming. You know people will get hurt. But you can’t stop yourself from greedily binge-reading the pages until you reach the epic conclusion. Booklist may have called P. J. Vernon ‘a name to watch in the thriller genre’ but I say, ‘Look out, world’ – because he has arrived, and I, for one, am riveted. Sinister, explosive and utterly addictive, Bath Haus is a thriller on steroids."
No More Words (2021)
(No More, book 1)
Kerry Lonsdale
"Kerry Lonsdale starts her latest trilogy off with a bang! Brimming with drama, suspense, and family secrets galore, No More Words will have you tearing through the pages to figure out what really happened to this broken family, and who is playing whom. With beautifully drawn, complex characters, and a twisted plot that reveals itself layer by layer, No More Words is a stunning thriller that deserves a top spot on your ‘to be read’ list."
The Perfect Family (2021)
Robyn Harding
"Brilliantly layered, fabulously developed, and interesting characters, and twists and turns galore all made for a compelling read I couldn’t put down. Add to that Robyn’s wry wit and dark sense of humour that made me laugh out loud, and this is definitely a summer hit. I loved it!"
Where I Left Her (2021)
Amber Garza
"Books like WHERE I LEFT HER by Amber Garza are a reminder of why thrillers are my favourite genre. This is a tale that's dark and twisted, one where everybody has secrets galore, and the characters will have you shifting allegiances multiple times over. And that ending! It'll blow your mind. More, please!"
The Spires (2021)
Kate Moretti
"Dark, twisted, and with secrets galore, Moretti takes friendship, obsession, and revenge to a whole other level in The Spires. A twisted, compelling page-turner you’ll devour in no time."
The Mother Next Door (2021)
Tara Laskowski
"Trust no one, absolutely no one while reading The Mother Next Door because everyone has secrets, all of them are liars, and everybody has at least one thing to lose. Tara Laskowski's brilliantly paced tale of perfect-suburbia-until-you-scratch-the-surface is as compelling as it is twisted. With oh-so-privileged characters you'll love to hate and a storyline that has more twists than a pretzel, you'll be sure to devour this novel in a couple of sittings at most. Great fun!"
Nanny Needed (2021)
Georgina Cross
"Nanny Needed is one of those stories that slowly slithers up your spine, wraps itself around your neck, and squeezes. Oh, it’s quite gentle at first, but it suddenly gets tighter and tighter until you’re left gasping for air. Twisty, eerie, and completely bingeworthy, this book makes you feel claustrophobic and tense, yet you’re unable to stop reading. Things escalate. Bad stuff is coming. But you can’t look away until you reach the truly surprising ending. I worked as an au pair many years ago. Thankfully the family was nothing like the Birds!"
On the Edge (2021)
(Jen Shaw, book 1)
Jane Jesmond
"In Jane Jesmond, the thriller world has gained a compelling and seriously talented voice. On the Edge is a truly surprising, original, and twisted story that will not only take your breath away but which also does exactly what it announces loud and proud: keep you on the edge of your seat. I couldn’t - and didn’t want to - put it down."
All Her Little Secrets (2021)
Wanda M Morris
"All Her Little Secrets by Wanda M. Morris is a terrific, timely thriller you won’t be able to put down. I devoured this story faster than a plate of chicken and dumplings and the deeply satisfying conclusion made me cheer out loud!"
My Darling Husband (2021)
Kimberly Belle
"This novel should come with two warnings: a) clear your schedule because once you start you can't stop, and b) hold on tight because you're in for one hell of a ride. Gripping, intense and utterly bingeworthy, MY DARLING HUSBAND had me holding my breath more times than I can count. Fabulously constructed, brilliantly layered and secretive characters, plus heroines you'll cheer for, Belle once again proves she's a true master of domestic suspense. Do yourself a favor and pick this book up now!"
The Overnight Guest (2022)
Heather Gudenkauf
"With The Overnight Guest, Heather Gudenkauf once again demonstrates she's a true master of suspense. Atmospheric and claustrophobic, tense and twisted, this chiller will make you hold your breath as you turn the pages. Cancel your plans when you start reading this one because you won't be able to put it down."
Blood Will Tell (2022)
Heather Chavez
"Do you know how far you'd go to protect someone you love? How about if you suspect they've committed the ultimate crime? That's one of the questions Heather Chavez examines in Blood Will Tell, her latest pulse-pounding thriller. I highly recommend you clear your schedule and buckle up for this one heck of a suspenseful ride."
An Unthinkable Thing (2022)
Nicole Lundrigan
"In An Unthinkable Thing, Nicole Lundrigan goes deep behind the glittering curtain of a perfect family, skillfully revealing their darkest secrets one shocking layer at a time. Expertly paced, with a voice that's both tender and innocent, this twisted suspense story's jaw-dropping events kept me glued to the pages until the ultimate satisfying surprise. A must read."
My Summer Darlings (2022)
May Cobb
"With friends like these, you won't need enemies....This dark, devious, sexy tale of duplicity and one-up(wo)manship sizzles so much it'll practically burn your fingers as you turn the pages. My Summer Darlings is sure to be another unputdownable hit!"
On a Quiet Street (2022)
Seraphina Nova Glass
"Welcome to the 'burbs...except you won't find much peace and quiet here. Brighton Hills is packed with secrets, lies, grief, and deceit, all of which make ON A QUIET STREET by Seraphina Nova Glass a brilliant and twisty tale. You'll be wondering who did what and to whom, who's telling the truth or feeding you lies, and you'll shift your allegiances faster than a tennis match. A fast-paced, highly-enjoyable and compulsive read that may well make you look at your entire neighborhood a little differently..."
Her Dying Day (2022)
Mindy Carlson
"Her Dying Day is an intriguing, fast-paced, voice-driven mystery with an amateur filmmaker who's trying to solve a two-decades old suspected murder. This story is packed with twists and turns galore to keep you guessing, and you can't help but root for June as she tries to untangle, and gets caught up in, an intricate web of lies."
The Life She Had (2022)
K L Armstrong
"When two women who are pretending to be someone they're not, and packing more than secrets and questionable intentions, are set on a twisted collision course in rural Florida, you know it's going to be one hell of a ride. Not only does K. L. Armstrong immediately hook you with complex, multi-layered characters, snappy dialogue and a seriously creepy setting, but she deftly makes you switch your allegiances multiple times over before finally revealing the truth. A fast-paced, intriguing thriller, which I devoured in a matter of days, this suspenseful and atmospheric novel is an absolute must-read."
The Things We Do in the Dark (2022)
Jennifer Hillier
"It's no secret Jennifer Hillier has inspired me for years and with good reason--her writing is knockout fantastic. In Things We Do In the Dark, she expertly weaves a tale that's suspenseful, twisted and shocking, but equally tender with a vulnerability that will crawl right into your ribcage and sit in your heart. A true masterclass in thriller writing, this is a novel you do not want to miss."
Kismet (2022)
Amina Akhtar
"Kismet is as atmospheric as it is dark and twisted. An unsettling read with wholly original protagonists, this is one thrilling story I won't be forgetting soon."
Blackwater Falls (2022)
(Detective Inaya Rahman, book 1)
Ausma Zehanat Khan
"In the timely novel Blackwater Falls, a trio of women investigators face an onslaught of discrimination and racial tensions not only from within their own ranks but also their small-town community, making the task of solving two disappearances and the murder of a teenage girl incredibly dangerous. With multi-faceted characters you'll cheer for, and a taut, propulsive storyline Blackwater Falls is as surprising as it is evocative. This is crime fiction at its absolute finest."

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