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Riley Sager

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A pseudonym used by Todd Ritter

A native of Pennsylvania, Riley Sager is a writer, editor and graphic designer. Riley now lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

In addition to writing, Riley enjoys reading, movies and baking.

Riley's first novel, FINAL GIRLS, will be published in 2017 in the United States, the United Kingdom and more than a dozen territories around the world.

Genres: Mystery
Riley Sager recommends
Look for Her (2017)
(Keene and Frohmann, book 4)
Emily Winslow
"Look for Her ratchets up the tension while also offering moments of sheer grace."
Jar of Hearts (2018)
Jennifer Hillier
"As dark as a storm-torn night and just as unnerving, Jar of Hearts will have readers gasping in shock as they tear through the pages. Suspenseful, gritty and utterly unforgettable."
The Cheerleaders (2018)
Kara Thomas
"A little bit Riverdale and a little bit Veronica Mars."
The Last Woman in the Forest (2019)
Diane Les Becquets
"A compelling and searing novel of grief, suspicion and examining the rugged terrain of the human heart."
The Night Before (2019)
Wendy Walker
"As timely as it is compelling, The Night Before gripped me from the first page all the way to its stunning conclusion. Through twist after twist, the story takes you to deep, dark places few thrillers dare to go. A riveting read!"
One Small Sacrifice (2019)
(Shadows of New York, book 1)
Hilary Davidson
"Packed with secrets, lies, and surprises, One Small Sacrifice kept me guessing to the very end. A gritty kaleidoscope of a thriller."
Girls Like Us (2019)
Cristina Alger
"A smashing read. Instantly gripping and compulsively readable, with a heroine as vulnerable as she is tenacious."
Layover (2019)
David Bell
"A terrifically tense thriller with a femme fatale who will keep you guessing until the very end. The perfect airplane read!"
Whisper Network (2019)
Chandler Baker
"A primal roar of a novel. A fantastic read."
The Murder List (2019)
Hank Phillippi Ryan
"Utterly absorbing! Like a nesting doll, The Murder List contains secrets within secrets and twists within twists. Hank Phillippi Ryan is a master working at the top of her game."
The Warehouse (2019)
Rob Hart
"Wildly imaginative yet frighteningly real."
The Stranger Inside (2019)
Lisa Unger
"A darkly thrilling tale of survival and obsession. Lisa Unger never disappoints."
Malorie (2019)
(Bird Box , book 2)
Josh Malerman
"This sequel is as tense and harrowing as the original, with a new depth that raises the stakes. More than just a tale of survival in a world gone mad, Malorie examines how much we can—and should—hold on to those who survive with us."
How Quickly She Disappears (2020)
Raymond Fleischmann
"Raymond Fleischmann has blessed us with the rarest of gifts, a novel paced like a thriller but written with the aching grace of literary fiction. A gorgeously dark, harrowing debut."
The Sun Down Motel (2020)
Simone St James
"Deliciously creepy. A chilling blend of mystery and ghost story that will thrill fans of both."
Line of Sight (2020)
(Line of Sight, book 1)
James Queally
"A knockout debut. Smart, gritty and as timely as tomorrow's front page."
The Wife Stalker (2020)
Liv Constantine
"Wickedly entertaining."
Girls of Brackenhill (2020)
Kate Moretti
"A Gothic chiller filled with secrets, lies, and things that go bump in the night. I was riveted from the first page to the last."
Before She Disappeared (2021)
(Frankie Elkin, book 1)
Lisa Gardner
"To read Lisa Gardner is to put yourself in the hands of a master storyteller. In Before She Disappeared, she gives us a crackling mystery, gritty atmosphere and an unforgettable heroine. I loved the damaged, determined Frankie Elkin. You will, too."
Her Three Lives (2021)
Cate Holahan
"Slick and twisty. A high-tech spin on the domestic thriller that's packed with secrets, lies and suspicion."
The Hunting Wives (2021)
May Cobb
"Sultry, salacious and utterly unpredictable, The Hunting Wives is the kind of book your mother warned you about. You'll devour it."
The Last Thing He Told Me (2021)
Laura Dave
"With dizzying suspense and gorgeous prose, The Last Thing He Told Me tackles tough questions about trust, marriage and what it means to be a family. A page-turner of the highest order."
Local Woman Missing (2021)
Mary Kubica
"Dark and twisty, with all the white-knuckle tension and jaw-dropping surprises readers have come to expect from Mary Kubica."
Hairpin Bridge (2021)
Taylor Adams
"A shot of adrenaline straight to the heart! Propulsive and unpredictable, Hairpin Bridge will have you on edge from the first page to the last."
Chasing the Boogeyman (2021)
Richard Chizmar
"Riveting. Chilling. Chasing the Boogeyman is an unflinching look at a real-life monster and the ordinary heroes obsessed with stopping him."
In My Dreams I Hold a Knife (2021)
Ashley Winstead
"Tense, twisty and packed with shocks, Ashley Winstead’s assured debut dares to ask how much we can trust those we know best—including ourselves. A terrific read!"
My Sweet Girl (2021)
Amanda Jayatissa
"Dark, compelling and utterly original, My Sweet Girl heralds a fresh, new voice in psychological suspense."
The Fervor (2022)
Alma Katsu
"Masterfully written. Rich in historical detail and packed with complicated, compelling characters, The Fervor is a frightening reminder that those of us in the present are always on the cusp of repeating the sins of the past."
The Kingdoms of Savannah (2022)
George Dawes Green
"A rich, sprawling, dazzling mystery . . . I savoured every page."
Run Time (2022)
Catherine Ryan Howard
"Dizzy and dazzling, Run Time offers enough tricks and treats to fill a dozen Halloweens. Movie lovers and thriller fans will devour it."
The Widowmaker (2022)
(Black Harbor, book 1)
Hannah Morrissey
"The Widowmaker confirms Hannah Morrisey's status as one of the brightest new voices in crime fiction. An unflinching look at two damaged people trying to do right in a world full of wrong, told in scalpel-sharp prose with a poet's eye for detail."
The House in the Pines (2023)
Ana Reyes
"Powerfully eerie and atmospheric, The House in the Pines is a compelling mix of psychological thriller and dark fairy tale. By focusing not on whodunnit but how and why, Ana Reyes' stellar debut explores the many ways our memories can fail us - and how they can set us free."

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