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Listen for the Lie: A Novel By Amy Tintera Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250880314
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Celadon Books - March 5th, 2024

If you are looking for a page-turning thriller, this is the book for you. From page one, I could not put this book down. This is not the kind of novel you can figure out who is guilty until the last chapter.

Every character is a suspect, every situation is dark and twisted with an added touch of sarcastic humor. This book is fantastic; I highly recommend it. I hope Amy Tintera writes more books like this!


Review by Sue

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The Eden Test: A Novel By Adam Sternbergh Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250855688
Availability: Coming soon - available for pre-order now
Published: Flatiron Books - July 16th, 2024

The new Gone Girl. Married couple, Craig and Daisy, are keeping secrets from each other. But someone has a scheme that involves an isolated cabin in upstate New York and a program to test their relationship. Will they make it through unscathed or will their past come back to kill them? Is love really strong enough?

 


Review by Emily

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The Prone Gunman (City Lights Noir) By Jean-Patrick Manchette, James Brook (Translator) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780872864023
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: City Lights Books - June 1st, 2002

A fast-paced, action-packed, 1970s crime thriller from France. From the clothing to the cars to the architecture, it’s every bit as cool as you want it to be.

 


Review by Connor

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Northern Spy: Reese's Book Club (A Novel) By Flynn Berry Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735225015
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Penguin Books - April 5th, 2022

I'm not usually a mystery/suspense reader but this surprised me! I was engrossed in the back and forth spy/terrorist plight sisters Tessa and Marian get into as Belfast lives on edge of the Irish Republican Army's next strike. A riveting story from an Edgar Award-winning author about where your loyalties lie, sisterhood and new motherhood, and doing what you believe to be the right thing.


Review by Emily

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One by One By Ruth Ware Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781501188824
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Gallery/Scout Press - May 4th, 2021

Ruth Ware is the master of the contemporary locked room mystery and I would follow her anywhere.  Murder amongst frenemies in an isolated cabin? Check. Disappearing woman overboard on a luxury yacht? Check. Mysterious happenings at a secluded Highland manor house? Check. So when she packed her bags to join a corporate retreat in the Alps, I threw warm clothes and my deductive reasoning in my suitcase to join her.  Since we can’t travel in real life, it’s the next best thing.  Just watch your back!


Review by Deborah

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Final Cut: A Novel By S. J. Watson Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062382160
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Harper Paperbacks - July 6th, 2021

Popular opinion traces the dawn of the age of the psychological thriller to “Gone Girl” in June 2012, however, for me it began with S.J. Watson’s “Before I Go to Sleep” published a year earlier.  A tale with a narrator so unreliable she herself doesn’t remember the facts of her life from day to day, coupled with a truly suspect domestic relationship, Watson’s debut lacked only the titular “girl” in it’s heralding of a new era.  Now he returns with his third effort, the story of a small village with an inordinate number of missing girls and a filmmaker with a missing past who is as desperate to solve both puzzles as someone else is to keep both her and the dead quiet.  Welcome back, S.J. Watson.

 


Review by Deborah

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The Sandman: A novel (Killer Instinct #4) By Lars Kepler Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780525433057
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - January 8th, 2019

Swedish husband and wife Alexander and Alexandra Ahndoril are the authors of the internationally bestselling Joona Linna series. It's been five years since we've had the pleasure of  new novel in the US and "The Sandman" was well worth the wait. Gut-clenching Nordic crime at its best, atmospheric and populated with complex, compelling characters. 


Review by Deborah

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Something in the Water: A Novel By Catherine Steadman Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781524797676
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 9th, 2019

"Have you ever wondered how long it takes to dig a grave? Wonder no longer. It takes an age. However long you think it takes, double that."

Have you ever wondered what you will read this summer? Wonder no longer. This is the thriller of the year, it deserves to accompany you to the beach, the mountains, the airport. Put it in your travel bag and ENJOY.


Review by Deborah

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The Widow By Fiona Barton Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101990476
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Published: Berkley - January 17th, 2017

Four years ago, young Bella Elliott was abducted from her front yard and never seen again. Now, the main suspect in her disappearance has been struck and killed by a bus. It may just be the break veteran detective Bob Sparkes and dogged journalist Kate Waters need to solve the mystery, but only if the widow will talk...


Review by Deborah

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The Travelers: A Novel By Chris Pavone Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781524763299
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Crown - June 5th, 2018

Will Rhodes has never had to work too hard for anything in his seemingly charmed life. He has boyish good looks, and incredible wife, the perfect Victorian fixer-upper and a cushy job traveling the world as a travel journalist. But then he had a one night stand with Elle, who may be a fellow journalist, or a CIA agent, or something much more dangerous. And now Will Rhodes ha the biggest assignment of his life: become a spy or die trying.


Review by Deborah

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