• FICTION

    A DIFFERENT LIE

    NOV. 15, 2015

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

A DIFFERENT LIE

by Derek Haas

An unflinching little gem of a story: violent, dark, and unrelentingly entertaining. Full review >

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    SPY GAMES

    JULY 7, 2015

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

SPY GAMES

by Adam Brookes

Brookes' second novel is a multipronged spy thriller that fires on all cylinders. A smarter or more exciting mystery likely... Full review >

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    THE STRANGER

    MARCH 24, 2015

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

THE STRANGER

by Harlan Coben

Coben can always be relied on to generate thrills from the simplest premises, but his finest tales maintain a core of logic... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    A SONG OF SHADOWS

    SEPT. 29, 2015

FICTION

A SONG OF SHADOWS

by John Connolly

Connolly infuses his thrillers with enough of the supernatural to please fans of both genres, but it’s his sense of humor,... Full review >

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    X

    AUG. 25, 2015

FICTION

X

by Sue Grafton

Grafton’s endless resourcefulness in varying her pitches in this landmark series (W Is for Wasted, 2013, etc.), graced by... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    RECIPES FOR LOVE AND MURDER

    NOV. 3, 2015

FICTION

RECIPES FOR LOVE AND MURDER

by Sally Andrew

A delightful debut, tender and funny. The mystery takes on the worldwide problem of abused women while revealing both the... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

    JAN. 13, 2015

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

by Paula Hawkins

Even the most astute readers will be in for a shock as Hawkins slowly unspools the facts, exposing the harsh realities of... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    LAST RAGGED BREATH

    AUG. 25, 2015

MYSTERY & DETECTIVE

LAST RAGGED BREATH

by Julia Keller

A beautifully crafted mystery in which Keller (Summer of the Dead, 2014, etc.) explores love, hate, and poverty in a place... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    HUSH HUSH

    FEB. 24, 2015

FICTION

HUSH HUSH

by Laura Lippman

Tess' constant worry about whether she's a good mother dovetails ironically with Dawes' fight to win her daughters back.... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    CRUCIFIXION CREEK

    NOV. 10, 2015

FICTION

CRUCIFIXION CREEK

by Barry Maitland

First of a series. Though you’ll wonder early and often how Harry can possibly survive for any sequels, you’ll hope again... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    TAKING PITY

    JULY 7, 2015

FICTION

TAKING PITY

by David Mark

Mark’s fourth (Sorrow Bound, 2014, etc.) is a dark, bloody, twisting tale of love, hate, and greed you can’t put down. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    WHERE THEY FOUND HER

    APRIL 14, 2015

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

WHERE THEY FOUND HER

by Kimberly McCreight

Genuinely suspenseful and disturbing; McCreight delivers a provocative, timely novel that reminds us that sometimes the... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE NATURE OF THE BEAST

    AUG. 25, 2015

FICTION

THE NATURE OF THE BEAST

by Louise Penny

Penny is an expert at pulling away the surface of her characters to expose their deeper—and often ugly—layers, always doing... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE DO-RIGHT

    OCT. 13, 2015

MYSTERY & DETECTIVE

THE DO-RIGHT

by Lisa Sandlin

Despite plot pieces that fit together a little too snugly, Sandlin blends pathos, humor, and poetic prose in a strong debut. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE BLONDES

    APRIL 21, 2015

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

THE BLONDES

by Emily Schultz

A nail-biter that is equal parts suspense, science fiction, and a funny, dark sendup of the stranglehold of gender. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    A KIND OF GRIEF

    OCT. 6, 2015

FICTION

A KIND OF GRIEF

by A.D. Scott

Scott (The Low Road, 2014, etc.) skillfully uses the beauty of the Highlands as a backdrop for an entrancing mystery whose... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    PRETTY GIRLS

    SEPT. 29, 2015

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

PRETTY GIRLS

by Karin Slaughter

Slaughter (Cop Town, 2014, etc.) is so uncompromising in following her blood trails to the darkest places imaginable that... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    CRUSH

    JULY 14, 2015

FICTION

CRUSH

by Phoef Sutton

This one could make it to the big screen, but don’t wait for the movie. Buy the book. It may be the first of a long series. Full review >

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