THRILLER & SUSPENSE

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Flash
By Tim Tigner

Two blood-spattered strangers awake, locked in the trunk of a car—with a murdered cop and the smoking gun. Aside from raging headaches and no idea what's happened, they appear to have nothing in common. Troy thinks it's 2001 and he's still a combat surgeon fighting terrorists in Afghanistan. Emmy believes it's 2002 and she's still grifting a living from the streets of L.A. Are they archenemies or co-conspirators?

"An extraordinary thriller with everything readers love."
    —  ReadersChoice.com

When a young reporter is found dead and a prominent Philadelphia businessman is accused of her murder, Mick McFarland finds himself involved in the case of his life. The defendant, David Hanson, was Mick’s close friend in law school, and the victim, a TV news reporter, had reached out to Mick for legal help only hours before her death. Mick’s played both sides of Philadelphia’s courtrooms. As a top-shelf defense attorney and former prosecutor, he knows all the tricks of the trade. And he’ll need every one of them to win.

"The gripping plot builds to an ending that’s a complete shocker."
    —  Publisher's Weekly

She’s my roommate. 

I know how she takes her tea, how she organizes her closet.

 I know when she goes to bed each night, what she eats for breakfast, the passcode on her phone. 

 I know she calls her mother on Mondays, takes barre on Thursdays, and meets her friends for drinks on Fridays.

 But more important than any of that … I know what she did.


Faultlines
By Barbara Taylor Sissel

It’s the phone call every parent dreads: in the middle of the night, Sandy Cline learns that her twenty-year-old son, Jordan, has been in a car accident. Her nephew, Travis, was also in the car, along with Travis’s girlfriend. All three are alive—but barely. In the wake of the car crash, the close-knit family is tested like never before. As the young adults struggle to survive, tension between their parents escalates. But when trust is broken and a shocking family secret is exposed, it creates a perfect storm of harrowing consequences.


Trinity
By Luke Romyn

A young man wakes up knowing nothing other than the fact that three killers are stalking the country, and they have now set their sights on him. Chance Ripley is not ordinary. He sees things others can’t see and knows things he cannot possibly know. As time goes on, and the tangled threads of his memory begin to unravel, the brutal truth of his past slowly seeps through, and Chance learns that to remain still is to face certain death. For the visions tormenting him are no mere fantasies, no flits of his imagination sent to plague his waking hours. They are real, just as the horrors they show him are real, and if he refuses to act, more people will die, himself among them. The problem is, he can't escape; he's locked in an asylum.


When a car accident reveals Gina Royal's husband’s secret life as a serial killer, she must remake herself as Gwen Proctor—the ultimate warrior mom. Just when she’s starting to feel at ease in her new identity, a body turns up in the lake —and threatening letters start arriving from an all-too-familiar address. Gwen Proctor must keep friends close and enemies at bay to avoid being exposed—or watch her kids fall victim to a killer who takes pleasure in tormenting her.

"Caine spins a powerful story of maternal love and individual self-realization..."
    —  Publisher's Weekly

The Good Widow: A Novel
By Liz Fenton, Lisa Steinke

Elementary school teacher Jacqueline “Jacks” Morales’s marriage was far from perfect, but even in its ups and downs it was predictable, familiar. Or at least she thought it was…until two police officers showed up at her door with devastating news. Her husband of eight years, the one who should have been on a business trip to Kansas, had suffered a fatal car accident in Hawaii. And he wasn’t alone. Jacks and the mystery woman's fiance  search for the truth together, retracing the doomed lovers’ last days in paradise.

"Fenton and Steinke team up to give you a mystery that has teeth."
    –  blogcritics.org

Ten years ago, four people were brutally murdered. One girl lived. No one believes her story. The police think she’s crazy. Her therapist thinks she’s suicidal. Everyone else thinks she’s a dangerous drunk. They’re all right—but did she see the killer? As the anniversary of the murders approaches, Faith Winters is released from the psychiatric hospital and yanked back to the last spot on earth she wants to be—her hometown where the slayings took place. Faith spirals into a black hole of alcoholism and wanton self-destruction. Finding no solace at the bottom of a bottle, Faith decides to track down her sister’s killer—and then discovers that she’s the one being hunted.


ake Adler grudgingly arrives in the Twin Cities to land a job and hopefully reunite with his estranged wife and kids. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension jumps at the chance to have a Texas Ranger in its ranks, but Jake soon realizes the Bureau has fallen on hard times and is staffed solely with undesirables dumped from other state and local agencies. He needs the job, though, and accepts a probationary assignment chasing down leads on a petty fraud investigation. An investigation that turns up a freshly murdered corpse. Partnering out of necessity with one of the BCA's odd ducks, Jake doggedly pursues answers in the stabbing murder of a local fraudster. His search for truth takes him into rural Minnesota where nothing he encounters is as it first seems. After getting tangled up with newly released convicts, a puzzling affair and a secretive family pretending to be Native Americans, Jake gets closer to the murderer than he even realizes. By infiltrating a heist teeming with potential suspects, Jake fits the pieces of the puzzle together. But just as he identifies the killer, one last under cover role has his mental state unraveling before his eyes.


Only the Rain
By Randall Silvis

When family man and war veteran Russell loses his job as a quarry worker, his life suddenly seems more like a waking nightmare than a chance to finally live the American dream. Facing bills, a new baby, and a bone-dry bank account, he’s got nothing left to lose. Russell comes to the rescue of a naked stranger dancing in the rain, and what was supposed to be a straightforward good deed turns into a spiral of danger.


The Last Move
By Mary Burton

Catching monsters helps FBI agent Kate Hayden keep her nightmares at bay. Now an urgent call brings her back to San Antonio, the scene of her violent past. A brutal new murder shows hallmarks of a serial killer nicknamed the Samaritan. Tricky part is, Kate already caught him. Either Kate made a deadly error, or she’s got a copycat on her hands. Paired with homicide detective Theo Mazur, she quickly realizes this murder is more twisted than it first appeared, and the investigative pair is facing a formidable enemy who knows Kate intimately.


When You Disappeared
By John Marrs

When Catherine wakes up alone one morning, she thinks her husband has gone for a run before work. But Simon never makes it to the office. His running shoes are by the front door. Nothing is missing—except him. Catherine knows Simon must be in trouble. He wouldn’t just leave her. He wouldn’t leave the children. But Simon knows the truth—about why he left and what he’s done. While Catherine faces a dark new reality at home, Simon’s halfway around the world, alive and thriving. He’s doing whatever it takes to stay one step ahead of the truth. But he can’t hide forever, and when he reappears twenty-five years later, Catherine will finally learn who he is. And wish she’d stayed in the dark.


Pretty Girls Dancing
By Kylie Brant

Years ago, in the town of Saxon Falls, young Kelsey Willard disappeared and was presumed dead. The tragedy left her family with a fractured life. But now another teenage girl has gone missing. It’s ripping open old wounds for the Willards, dragging them back into a painful past. Bureau of Criminal Investigation agent Mark Foster has stumbled on uncanny parallels in the lives of the two missing girls that could unlock clues to a serial killer’s identity.


I Am Watching You
By Teresa Driscoll

When Ella Longfield overhears two attractive young men flirting with teenage girls on a train, she thinks nothing of it—until she realizes they are fresh out of prison. But just as she’s decided to call for help, something stops her. The next day, she wakes up to the news that one of the girls—Anna Ballard—has disappeared. A year later, Anna is still missing, and Ella is receiving threatening letters that make her fear for her life. Someone knows where Anna is—and they’re not telling. But they are watching Ella.


Alva is a sad and lonely child. With her father locked up in prison, she lives with her mother and two older sisters in an apartment building in town. Her room is small and her sisters exclude Alva from their games. Soon a murder takes place in the building. A husband discovers his wife dead in the hall of their apartment, two weeks after she disappeared from their home. Alva is drawn into a sick and twisted game by a killer hiding in plain sight. But Alva is just a child and has no idea how deadly her new friend might be.


Tessa Markham returns home to find a child in her kitchen. He thinks she’s his mother. But Tessa doesn’t have any children. Not anymore. She doesn’t know who the little boy is or how he got there. After contacting the police, Tessa is suspected of taking the mystery child. Her whole life is turned upside down. And then her husband reveals a secret of his own. Tessa isn’t sure what to believe or who to trust. Because someone is lying. To find out who, she must confront her painful past. But is the truth more dangerous than Tessa realizes?