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13 Creepy Thrillers Coming Out Soon

  • FICTION

    IF SHE WAKES

    MAY 14, 2019

MYSTERY & DETECTIVE

IF SHE WAKES

by Michael Koryta

Koryta has never been better than with this knuckle-biting thriller. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    DECEPTION COVE

    MAY 21, 2019

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

DECEPTION COVE

by Owen Laukkanen

Laukkanen’s thrillers go beyond bloodshed and giving bad guys their due. His protagonists show a level of humanity that... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    JUST ONE BITE

    JUNE 4, 2019

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

JUST ONE BITE

by Jack Heath

A pleasing romp through a fetid swamp, but not for weak stomachs. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THEIR LITTLE SECRET

    JUNE 4, 2019

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

THEIR LITTLE SECRET

by Mark Billingham

An object lesson in how to take an established series into shockingly deep waters without losing the thread that keeps the... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    ROGUE STRIKE

    JUNE 4, 2019

FICTION

ROGUE STRIKE

by David Ricciardi

Fun fare by a talented storyteller. Let's just hope Ricciardi's hero doesn't change his name again. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    MY LIFE AS A RAT

    JUNE 4, 2019

FICTION

MY LIFE AS A RAT

by Joyce Carol Oates

Oates explores the long echoes of violence born of sexism and racism in one young woman’s life in this deft psychological... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    KEEP YOU CLOSE

    MAY 28, 2019

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

KEEP YOU CLOSE

by Karen Cleveland

While at times it feels overdramatic, Cleveland's (Need to Know, 2018) second political thriller rings plausible enough to... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE ISLAND

    MAY 21, 2019

FICTION

THE ISLAND

by Ragnar Jónasson ; translated by Victoria Cribb

Jónasson, who could give lessons on how to sustain a chilly atmosphere, sprinkles just enough hints of ghostly agents to... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    RECURSION

    JUNE 11, 2019

  • FICTION

    INTO THE JUNGLE

    MAY 21, 2019

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

INTO THE JUNGLE

by Erica Ferencik

The closest thing to an actual hell ride you'll ever experience (one hopes). Thrilling, bloody, and ferocious. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE PARIS DIVERSION

    MAY 7, 2019

MYSTERY & DETECTIVE

THE PARIS DIVERSION

by Chris Pavone

A satisfying puzzler, one to shelve alongside le Carré, Forsyth, and other masters of foreign intrigue. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE BETTER SISTER

    APRIL 23, 2019

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