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Vampires of El Norte (2023)Isabel Cañas"Set during the Mexican-American War--this lushly drawn nightmare is a riveting story about two people facing terrible monsters and impossible odds. Canas has the ability to tell a story that is at once sexy, frightening, and smart." You Never Know (2023)Connie Briscoe"The thing I love about Connie Briscoe now is the same thing I've always loved about Connie Briscoe - she writes highly commercial, pacey, character-driven stories. She was made for domestic suspense." Scorched Grace (2023)(Sister Holiday Mysteries, book 1)Margot Douaihy"Douaihy's prose is fresh and energetic, and she brings the delightfully original character of Sister Holiday vividly to life. Holiday believably leads her own investigation, and the story satisfies right up until the very twisty end." The Hunter (2023)Jennifer Herrera"Herrera has a gift for drawing vivid characters and rich settings. A voicey and compelling debut that is not to be missed." More recommendations All That's Left Unsaid (2022)Tracey Lien"An urgent story that commands an audience. All That's Left Unsaid is a gripping and unflinching narrative that is as heart-wrenching as it is unputdownable." Should I Fall (2022)(Austin Grant of Scotland Yard, book 2)Scott Shepherd"An enthralling mystery that will have you hooked from the very first page and keep you turning till the last." Two Nights in Lisbon (2022)Chris Pavone"Chris Pavone's pacey, well-plotted thrillers are riveting and great fun to read, and Two Nights in Lisbon is his best yet. This one is not to be missed." The Murder Rule (2022)Dervla McTiernan"Gripping and full of tension, with twist after unexpected twist. You won't just read The Murder Rule, you'll devour it." Those Who Return (2022)Kassandra Montag"Sensational and deeply addictive, Those Who Return is a true page-turner with an atmosphere that reminded me of True Detective and The Dry." Twelve Secrets (2022)(Ben Harper, book 1)Robert Gold"A pacey thriller full of twists and turns. You won't be able to put TWELVE SECRETS down until the very end." A Flicker in the Dark (2022)Stacy Willingham"A smart, edge-of-your-seat story with plot twists you'll never see coming. Stacy Willingham's debut will keep you turning pages long past your bedtime." The Stolen Hours (2021)Allen Eskens"A riveting, hold-your-breath, frightening mystery. The Stolen Hours is a thoroughly captivating legal thriller." The Book of Sand (2021)Theo Clare"An utterly original novel from an extraordinary creative mind, The Book of Sand is an absolute standout that's impossible to put down." 56 Days (2021)Catherine Ryan Howard"56 Days is a terrific novel written by an author who is certain to become a distinguished voice in crime fiction. You won't want to stop reading until the very end." Hostage (2021)Clare Mackintosh"A propulsive read-HOSTAGE will have you questioning 'what would you do?' at every turn." The Hive (2021)Gregg Olsen"In this gripping thriller, everything is not as it seems, and beauty is only skin deep. The Hive is a brilliantly engrossing readexactly what we have come to expect from Gregg Olsen." While Justice Sleeps (2021)(Avery Keene, book 1)Stacey Abrams"In While Justice Sleeps, Stacey Abrams firmly establishes herself as a powerful new player in the crime thriller space, with her heroine Avery providing a voice to women everywhere. Twisty, clever and full of surprises, this will be one to watch this Spring. Abrams proves she is not only a force for change in politics but a force to be reckoned with in fiction, too." Water Memory (2021)(Sentro, book 1)Daniel Pyne"Deceptively explosive, Water Memory pairs the cleverness and precision timing of Daniel Pyne’s riveting storytelling with his addictive, action-packed plotting and unforgettably vivid cast of characters." The Wicked Sister (2020)Karen Dionne"The Wicked Sister is massively thrilling and altogether unputdownable. Dionne is proving to be one of the finest suspense writers working today." My Mother's House (2020)Francesca Momplaisir"A haunting story of the (Haitian American) immigrant experience amid toxic male dominance -- My Mother's House is unsettling and unlike anything else you will read." The Gilded Cage (2020)
The Golden Cage(Faye Adelheim, book 1)Camilla Läckberg"A sexy, sensational novel with intoxicating vengeance and an unexpected tendernessThe Golden Cage is tensely and skillfully drawn."
Cross Her Heart (2020)(Bree Taggert, book 1)Melinda Leigh"A gripping thriller, Cross Her Heart is fast paced and riveting, with the complex and compelling lead homicide detective, Bree Taggert. The first in a destined to be a hit series." A Conspiracy of Bones (2020)(Temperance Brennan, book 19)Kathy Reichs"A Conspiracy of Bones shows off Kathy Reichs' dazzling new level of plotting mastery. A thrilling read from one of my favorite writers." When You See Me (2020)(Detective D.D. Warren, book 11)Lisa Gardner"Another edgy thriller from one of my favorite authors. The sinister factor starts early and builds quickly as Southern town charm gives way to deadly menace and dangerous secrets in this twist-a-minute novel. A string of murders, a crack FBI team and a voiceless girl desperate for revenge, When You See Me has it all." First Cut (2020)(Dr. Jessie Teska Mystery, book 1)Judy Melinek
and T J Mitchell"Who better to deliver a genuinely compelling mystery than real-life medical examiners? Fans of CSI and Forensic Files will devour this well plotted story."
The Other Mrs (2019)Mary Kubica"Kubica ratchets up tension and intrigue in THE OTHER MRS. Her salacious, thoroughly mysterious characters bear the qualities we all crave in a thriller--seductive, seemingly unknowable, and altogether unpredictable." Recursion (2019)Blake Crouch"Blake Crouch has invented his own brand of page-turner--fearlessly genre-bending, consistently surprising, and determined to explode the boundaries of what a thriller can be." Their Little Secret (2019)(Tom Thorne, book 16)Mark Billingham"Mark Billingham is a damn fine storyteller whose thrilling books always satisfy. With a propulsive plot that is as gripping as it is unnerving, you will not be able to put this book down. Their Little Secret is an unforgettable ride." The Never Game (2019)(Colter Shaw, book 1)Jeffery Deaver"With a twisty plot, riveting characters, and relentless suspense, The Never Game fires on every single cylinder. Readers will delight in this compelling new character from one of the finest suspense writers in the field. I always look forward to the new Deaver, but this one tops them all." Saving Meghan (2019)D J Palmer"Mother doesn't always know best in this thrill ride of a novel...gripping and twisted." Look for Me (2019)
FreefallJessica Barry"Jessica Barry's debut novel opens at full throttle and never lets up. A young woman staggers away from a plane crash on the side of a mountain. Thousands of miles away, a mother struggles to understand what happened to the daughter she thought she knew. Set aside a few hours before you open this book...once you start reading, you won't want to stop."
The Dark Intercept (2017)(Dark Intercept, book 1)Julia Keller"Julia Keller is that rare talent who combines gripping suspense, a fabulous sense of place and nuanced characters you can't wait to come back to." Guardians (2015)(Wasteland , book 3)
Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan"A Lord of the Flies for future generations. An irresistible page-turner."
Five (2014)Ursula Archer"A GRISLY SCAVENGER HUNT THAT LEAVES YOU BREATHLESS FOR THE NEXT CLUE." Long Gone (2011)Alafair Burke"Long Gone should come with a warning. It's a compulsively readable, highly addictive story. The ending will leave you breathless." Bad Things Happen (2009)(David Loogan, book 1)Harry Dolan"Bad Things Happen is a tense read that keeps you tightly in its grip until the very last page. Harry Dolan has written an incredibly rich, smart read reminiscent of A Simple Plan or Presumed Innocent - not to mention that it's just a damn good story. Readers are in for a breathless ride."
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