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13 Thrillers to Keep You Up at Night

  • FICTION

    THE KILLING HABIT

    JUNE 26, 2018

FICTION

THE KILLING HABIT

by Mark Billingham

The unusual premise will hook you, but it’s Billingham’s patience and persuasiveness in unfolding its grim details that will... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE HYPNOTIST

    JULY 31, 2018

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

THE HYPNOTIST

by Lars Kepler ; translated by Neil Smith

The husband-and-wife team writing as Kepler piles on the atmosphere, shocks, and details that are just as unsparing... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE DAY OF THE DEAD

    JULY 24, 2018

MYSTERY & DETECTIVE

THE DAY OF THE DEAD

by Nicci French

Though its climax couldn’t possibly live up to the harrowing story it ends, French’s legion of fans will rejoice that she’s... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE OTHER WOMAN

    JULY 17, 2018

  • NONFICTION

    I'LL BE GONE IN THE DARK

    FEB. 27, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

I'LL BE GONE IN THE DARK

by Michelle McNamara

An exemplary true-crime book, and with an HBO adaptation in the works, this book will be enjoyed by any reader with an... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    HOW IT HAPPENED

    MAY 15, 2018

  • FICTION

    THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW

    JAN. 2, 2018

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW

by A.J. Finn

Crackling with tension, and the sound of pages turning, as twist after twist sweeps away each hypothesis you come up with... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE GREY BASTARDS

    JUNE 19, 2018

  • FICTION

    THE BIG CON

    JULY 17, 2018

FICTION

THE BIG CON

by Adam Walker Phillips

The subtly arch first-person narrative gives the third series installment from Phillips (The Perpetual Summer, 2018, etc.) a... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    BABY'S FIRST FELONY

    JULY 3, 2018

FICTION

BABY'S FIRST FELONY

by John Straley

A waggish, hallucinatory, blood-soaked demonstration of the maxims collected in the titular Baby’s First Felony, a brief,... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    SEE HER RUN

    JUNE 1, 2018

FICTION

SEE HER RUN

by Peggy Townsend

Townsend’s debut is driven by brisk plotting with bursts of stylish prose. Her eye for sharp character details makes her one... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE CROOKED STAIRCASE

    MAY 8, 2018

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

THE CROOKED STAIRCASE

by Dean Koontz

The third book in Koontz's lively series tends to rehash scenes from the first two, but it's still an absorbing thriller... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    WIDOWS

    JUNE 5, 2018

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

WIDOWS

by Lynda La Plante

It’s good, dark fun: a feminist noir love child of Thelma and Louise and The Godfather. Full review >

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