Suspense

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“All the twists and turns and deliberate obfuscation of characters names and identities and piled on bizarre coincidences in overly descriptive scenes, only add to the Byzantian complexity

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The kidnapping of a businessman in broad daylight from a street on the Upper East Side draws forensic specialist Lincoln Rhyme and NYPD detective Amelia Sachs into the case of The Composer, a myste

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Leah Stevens is worried about her friend Paige, for she determines her boyfriend Aaron, is evil.

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“Stevens certainly raises the bar . . .”

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Stephanie, the author of a Mommy blog, writes to connect with other women to help her overcome her loneliness and recover from the death of her husband Davis, and half brother, Chris from a car wre

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Celine is the portrait of a remarkable woman: a plausible super-granny with endearing panache who helps heal broken hearts and wounded souls.”

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The Girl Before will appeal greatly to fans of psychological suspense, even more to those who appreciate the chills of a good haunted house story.”

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The Nowhere Man is a good ride down a toboggan run of nonstop action and intrigue.”

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Ultimately the people who love Swanson’s work will remember . . .

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The River at Night is an engaging story . . .”

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“The story itself is entertaining, a tense and taut mystery with a circuitous plot that intrigues as it mystifies.”

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Everything You Want Me to Be starts in March 2008 with young runaway Hattie studying the departures board at the Minneapolis airport.

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Why does a man who has been out of the game for 35 years suddenly become a red-hot target for a military intelligence section determined to remove him permanently from the playing field?

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“Move over Hitchcock, P. D. James, Ruth Rendell, and more. Here is a thriller to make others fade.

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“The Thames holds the collective memory of the city and its dwellers . . . it’s a sacred river granting death and rebirth.”

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Out of Bounds is Val McDermid’s 30th novel.

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Joy Enright is a high-school senior in Chilton, New York State.

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“an artful mosaic that converges with breakneck speed toward the end of the book, bringing the story to a climax and conclusion that are ultimately very satisfying . . .”

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“the Narrow Gate may lead to heaven, but it may also lead to death . . .”

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A brutal, realistic portrait of 1941, the second winter of life in occupied Denmark and Poland, as experienced by a Danish farm laborer and his family, and a half-Jewish Polish girl forced into pro

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Is a proclivity to violence and vengeance a gender and/or regional trait? Are the minds of men more than women and/or rural folk more than city dwellers predisposed to violent acts of revenge?

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Doug Johnstone’s The Jump begins with two sentences that depict a sadness that’s unthinkable until you’re a mother or father who’s forced to confront it:

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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro remains a bucket-list challenge, but in the book world, staring down a 784-page Swedish serial-killer novel may make the reader question his or her priorities: Why have I

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“A mind-bending odyssey of parallel worlds and causality, Dark Matter will particularly appeal to fans of the TV series Fringe and H. G.

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“This is about survival! You think I want to do this?”

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