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Best Popular Fiction of 2015

  • FICTION

    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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  • 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

    X

    AUG. 25, 2015

FICTION

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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

    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

    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 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

    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

    DIETLAND

    MAY 26, 2015

FICTION

DIETLAND

by Sarai Walker

Part Fight Club, part feminist manifesto, an offbeat and genre-bending novel that aims high—and delivers. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    MY SUNSHINE AWAY

    FEB. 10, 2015

FICTION

MY SUNSHINE AWAY

by M.O. Walsh

Celebrate, fiction lovers: The gods of Southern gothic storytelling have inducted a junior member. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    ALONG THE INFINITE SEA

    NOV. 3, 2015

FICTION

ALONG THE INFINITE SEA

by Beatriz Williams

Imagine The Sound of Music for big girls, flavored with a dash of Mad Men bitters. Full review >

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