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My Hungry Friend by Daniel Barnett

My Hungry Friend by Daniel Barnett When Mike Roberts kicks over a homeless woman’s cup of change, she whispers a cryptic warning: “Mind the cracks . . .” Now the Boston he knows and loves is unraveling around him. But his life is not the only thing at stake. His mother, a once acclaimed writer lost in the late stages of Alzheimer’s, depends on him to have a home. And then there’s her caretaker, Cassie, …

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Another Place by Matthew Crow

Another Place by Matthew Crow A small town. A missing schoolgirl. A terrible secret. And one girl’s fight to survive. Sixteen-year-old Claudette Flint is coming home from hospital after an escalating depression left her unable to cope. Released into the care of her dad, she faces the daunting task of piecing herself back together. She may look unchanged; but everything’s different. The same could be said about her seaside hometown: this close-knit community seems to be unspooling …

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The Fall by Chad Doellinger

The Fall by Chad Doellinger Life in New America is perfect. Crime, terrorism, unemployment, and drug abuse are things of the past, thanks to the Government’s technological marvels. But seventeen-year-old Ami doesn’t like this perfect world. She is troubled by everyone’s obsessions with social media and fame, and the Government’s watchful eyes on everything. Following a chance encounter, Ami is confronted with the dark secrets that could destroy a nation. Pursued by those who will …

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Lies That Bind Us by Andrew Hart

Lies That Bind Us by Andrew Hart From a prize-winning and New York Times bestselling author comes a chilling novel of deception under the sun… Jan needs this. She’s flying to Crete to reunite with friends she met there five years ago and relive an idyllic vacation. Basking in the warmth of the sun, the azure sea, and the aura of antiquity, she can once again pretend—for a little while—that she belongs. Her ex-boyfriend Marcus will be …

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The Speed of Sound by Eric Bernt (Speed of Sound Thrillers #1)

The Speed of Sound by Eric Bernt (Speed of Sound Thrillers #1) In this propulsive thriller, one of the most ingenious young men in the world has also become the most dangerous…or has he? Harmony House is more than a “special place for special people.” It’s a think tank where high-functioning autistic savants harness their unique abilities for the benefit of society. Resident Eddie Parks’s contribution is nothing less than extraordinary: an “echo box” that …

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Protected by Her Daddy by Shelly Douglas

Protected by Her Daddy by Shelly Douglas After newlywed authors Jillian and Joseph McDormand return from their honeymoon, they decide to collaborate on a suspense romance novel, but Jillian soon ends up in over her head when she pries too deeply into the affairs of a neighbor with a disturbing past. With Joseph growing more irritated with his wife’s recklessness by the day, how far will Jillian go to learn the details of a story …

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Crook’s Hollow by Robert Parker

Crook’s Hollow by Robert Parker In the quiet village of Crook’s Hollow, almost exactly between Manchester and Liverpool, land and pride are king. And now someone has just tried to kill Thor Loxley – but Thor has no clue as to why. As the estranged youngest of the omnipresent Loxley farming dynasty, all of whom view him as a traitorous turncoat, in a village where everybody knows everybody else’s business, life is hard enough. But …

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Blood Week by J.D. Martin (The Saint and the Sinner, #1)

Blood Week by J.D. Martin (The Saint and the Sinner, #1) Criminals of Kansas City are being murdered and displayed to the public. In an annual ritual known as Blood Week, bodies appear around the city for seven days until the vigilante goes into hiding again. While the public debates, Detective Alexander Saint is charged with stopping the killer. He may be a playboy with a trust fund, but he takes his job on the force …

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Alphabet Soup: Horror Stories for the Tormented Soul by Tobias Wade

Alphabet Soup: Horror Stories for the Tormented Soul by Tobias Wade Thriller, horror, and suspense short stories. Multiple Award-Winning authors. A is for Addiction… B is for Barnacles… C is for Clairvoyance… Discover the rest of these original horror stories from around the world. Each author chose a letter of the alphabet and was given complete artistic freedom to make something horrible happen. Some stories will be mysterious, others creepy or even profound, but all …

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Dark Waters by Toni Anderson (Barkley Sound #2)

Dark Waters by Toni Anderson (Barkley Sound #2) Danger once again laps at the shores of Barkley Sound, the Graveyard of the Pacific… Since her rocky childhood and its abrupt, brutal ending, schoolteacher Anna Silver hasn’t given her trust easily. But when her estranged father gets in over his head—again—and winds up dead, his last message to Anna is as clear as it is insistent: she’s in danger and Brent Carver, the man with whom …

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Dangerous Waters by Toni Anderson (Barkley Sound #1)

Dangerous Waters by Toni Anderson (Barkley Sound #1) Sergeant Holly Rudd arrives in the coastal community of Bamfield after local divers discover a body with a knife jutting from its chest in the waters of Barkley Sound. As she investigates the crime, Holly soon realizes the sleepy town is rife with secrets. But what unsettles her most is the residents’ insistence that she bears a striking resemblance to the victim of a murder from three …

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World’s Scariest Places Series by Jeremy Bates

Suicide Forest (World’s Scariest Places #1) SUICIDE FOREST IS REAL – ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK! Just outside of Tokyo lies Aokigahara, a vast forest and one of the most beautiful wilderness areas in Japan…and also the most infamous spot to commit suicide in the world. Legend has it that the spirits of those many suicides are still roaming, haunting deep in the ancient woods. When bad weather prevents a group of friends from climbing …

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Dinosaur Lake Series by Kathryn Meyer Griffith

Dinosaur Lake Series by Kathryn Meyer Griffith

Dinosaur Lake (Dinosaur Lake #1) An ancient predator has been reborn in the caves beneath Crater Lake…and it’s hungry. Ex-cop Henry Shore has been Chief Park Ranger at Crater Lake National Park for eight years and he likes his park and his life the way it’s been. Safe. Tranquil. Predictable. But he’s about to be tested in so many ways. First the earthquakes begin…people begin to go missing…then there’s some mysterious water creature that’s taken …

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A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell

A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell

A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell She’s your best friend. She knows all your secrets. That’s why she’s so dangerous. A single mother’s life is turned upside down when her best friend vanishes in this chilling debut thriller in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. It starts with a simple favor—an ordinary kindness mothers do for one another. When her best friend, Emily, asks Stephanie to pick up her son …

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Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris

Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace: he has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You’d like to get to know Grace better. But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are never apart. Some might call this true love. Picture this: a dinner party at their perfect home, the conversation and wine flowing. They appear to be in their element while entertaining. And …

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The River at Night by Erica Ferencik

The River at Night by Erica Ferencik

The River at Night by Erica Ferencik A high-stakes drama set against the harsh beauty of the Maine wilderness, charting the journey of four friends as they fight to survive the aftermath of a white water rafting accident, The River at Night is a nonstop and unforgettable thriller by a stunning new voice in fiction. Winifred Allen needs a vacation. Stifled by a soul-crushing job, devastated by the death of her beloved brother, and lonely …

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Ill Will by Dan Chaon

Ill Will by Dan Chaon

Ill Will by Dan Chaon Two sensational unsolved crimes—one in the past, another in the present—are linked by one man’s memory and self-deception in this chilling novel of literary suspense from National Book Award finalist Dan Chaon. “We are always telling a story to ourselves, about ourselves,” Dustin Tillman likes to say. It’s one of the little mantras he shares with his patients, and it’s meant to be reassuring. But what if that story is …

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Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens

Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens

Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens Eleven years ago, Lindsey Nash escaped into the night with her young daughter and left an abusive relationship. Her ex-husband, Andrew, was sent to jail and Lindsey started over with a new life. Now, Lindsey is older and wiser, with her own business and a teenage daughter who needs her more than ever. When Andrew is finally released from prison, Lindsey believes she has cut all ties and …

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Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben Former special ops pilot Maya, home from the war, sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work: her two-year-old daughter playing with Maya’s husband, Joe—who had been brutally murdered two weeks earlier. The provocative question at the heart of the mystery: Can you believe everything you see with your own eyes, even when you desperately want to? To find the answer, Maya must …

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Till Death by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Till Death by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Till Death by Jennifer L. Armentrout In New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s gripping new novel, a young woman comes home to reclaim her life—even as a murderer plots to end it. . . It’s been ten years since Sasha Keaton left her West Virginia hometown . . . since she escaped the twisted serial killer known as the Groom. Returning to help run her family inn means being whole again, except for …

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The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood

The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood One fateful summer morning in 1986, two 11-year-old girls meet for the first time and by the end of the day are charged with murder. Twenty-five years later, journalist Kirsty Lindsay is reporting on a series of attacks on young female tourists in a seaside town when her investigation leads her to interview funfair cleaner Amber Gordon. For Kirsty and Amber, it’s the first time they’ve seen each other …

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What The Night Knows Series by Dean Koontz

What The Night Knows Series by Dean Koontz

Darkness Under the Sun (What The Night Knows, #0.5) The chilling account of a pivotal encounter between innocence and ultimate malice, ‘Darkness Under the Sun’ is the perfect read for Halloween — or for any haunted night — and reveals a secret, fateful turning point in the career of Alton Turner Blackwood, the killer at the dark heart of ‘What the Night Knows’, the forthcoming novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz. …

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Orphan X Series by Gregg Hurwitz

Orphan X Series by Gregg Hurwitz

Orphan X Series by Gregg Hurwitz The Nowhere Man is a legendary figure spoken about only in whispers. It’s said that when he’s reached by the truly desperate and deserving, the Nowhere Man can and will do anything to protect and save them. But he’s no legend. Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He’s also a man with a dangerous past. …

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Play Along by T L Swan

Play Along by T L Swan

Play Along by T L Swan I witnessed a murder and became his hostage. Held captive beneath the deck of a shipping container…. I realise to save my life I need to become valuable. My body is my only weapon. His pleasure to my pain. 28 days is a long time to Play Along with his perverted demands. He thinks I enjoy them. It disgusts me that I secretly do. I hate him. I crave …

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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins EVERY DAY THE SAME Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is …

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Bad Little Girl by Frances Vick

Bad Little Girl by Frances Vick

Bad Little Girl by Frances Vick ‘I’m not safe – you have to help me…’ Little Lorna Bell is from a notorious family on a rundown estate. Everyone thinks she’s a nasty piece of work. The schoolchildren call her a thief. But Lorna’s hair is matted, her shoes pinch her feet and school teacher Claire Penny can’t help herself; some kids just need a bit more support, a bit more love, than the rest. As …

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Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough Why is everyone talking about the ending of Sarah Pinborough’s Behind Her Eyes? Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she’s thrilled she finally connected with someone. When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from …

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Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia

Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia

Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia No one knows who she really is… Hattie Hoffman has spent her whole life playing many parts: the good student, the good daughter, the good girlfriend. But Hattie wants something more, something bigger, and ultimately something that turns out to be exceedingly dangerous. When she’s found brutally stabbed to death, the tragedy rips right through the fabric of her small-town community. It soon comes to light …

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Rizzoli & Isles Series by Tess Gerritsen

Rizzoli & Isles Series by Tess Gerritsen Jane Rizzoli is a detective and Maura Isles is a medical examiner with the Boston Police Department. Tess Gerritsen has thrilled countless readers with her acclaimed novels of suspense featuring Boston detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles. TNT struck ratings gold with “Rizzoli & Isles”, a series based on Gerritsen’s “New York Times” bestsellers. “Gerritsen has a knack for creating great characters and mysterious plots that …

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The Ninth Life of Louis Drax by Liz Jensen

The Ninth Life of Louis Drax by Liz Jensen

The Ninth Life of Louis Drax by Liz Jensen Nine-year-old Louis Drax is a problem child: bright, precocious, deceitful, and dangerously accident-prone. When he falls off a cliff during a picnic, the accident seems almost predestined. Louis miraculously survives — but the family has been shattered. Louis’ father has vanished, his mother is in shock, and Louis lies in a deep coma from which he may never emerge. In a renowned coma clinic, a specialist …

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The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood

The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood Everyone who lives at 23 Beulah Grove has a secret. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t be renting rooms in a dodgy old building for cash—no credit check, no lease. It’s the kind of place you end up when you you’ve run out of other options. The six residents mostly keep to themselves, but one unbearably hot summer night, a terrible accident pushes them into an uneasy alliance. What …

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The Ice Twins by S. K. Tremayne

The Ice Twins by S. K. Tremayne One of Sarah’s daughters died. But can she be sure which one? A year after one of their identical twin daughters, Lydia, dies in an accident, Angus and Sarah Moorcraft move to the tiny Scottish island Angus inherited from his grandmother, hoping to put together the pieces of their shattered lives. But when their surviving daughter, Kirstie, claims they have mistaken her identity—that she, in fact, is Lydia—their …

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Just What Kind of Mother Are You? by Paula Daly

Just What Kind of Mother Are You? by Paula Daly What if your best friend’s child disappears? And it was all your fault. This is exactly what happens to Lisa Kallisto, overwhelmed working mother of three, one freezing December in the English Lake District. She takes her eye off the ball for just a moment and her whole world descends into the stuff of nightmares. Because, not only is thirteen-year-old Lucinda missing, and not only is …

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