Mystery & Thriller

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Trust Me When I Lie is more than a mystery, although it is a good one; it is also a portrait of a man caught in his most stressful moment when he must confront the lie that forms

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The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter has one foot loosely planted in reality. The other is firmly mired in the black hole of the worst possible human behavior.

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“Keller’s lush prose and complex characters will draw readers in . . .”

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“Author Catherine McKenzie has written a riveting closed circle mystery that will put readers in mind of John Dickson Carr and Agatha Christie.”

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“Imagine Stephen King and Alfred Hitchcock penning a tome of nightmarish menace and dread. This would be it.

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Jennifer Ryan’s latest novel opens in Ashcome Village, England, in March 1941. A disgruntled Mrs. Brathwaite wonders how a person measures the success of their life.

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“Robert Pobi delivers a page-turning, hold-your-breath thriller with a bit of philosophy stirred in . . .”

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Expect a few cultural grace notes and agreeable potboiler antics from Beijing Payback—just don't expect something truly original.”

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Well-researched historical fiction takes readers to new (old) places and brings the time and people alive. That is, if the story works as a story.

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“Buzzelli presents a good story with lots of twists and turns but enough clues to keep the reader turning the page to meet the next part of the conundrum.”

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“Matthew Farrell’s skill as a storyteller is evident from the first pages of this novel.

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“because of its confirmation of so many startling facts, merely reading the Afterword may make one think twice before again dipping a toe into the ocean.”

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In Hallie Ephron’s expertly crafted standalone novel, Careful What You Wish For, two women in the Boston area are helping their clients get rid of accumulated stuff and in the process disc

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“With over 80 million books in print worldwide Sandra Brown is a publishing icon, and Outfox may be her best book ever.”

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“Those who like a lengthy and sedate description of small-town life in which its inhabitants’ hidden crimes and secrets are slowly uncovered for all to see will appreciate The Wolf Want

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“This one truly deserves the accolade of that reviewing cliché—the “roller coaster ride”—for its breathless and suspenseful narrative.”

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Lady Georgie Rannoch has come a long way since the Royal Spyness series began.

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A provocative read.”

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Donna Andrews has done it again: served up another amusing and intelligent adventure in her Meg Langslow cozy mystery series—now up to volume 25.

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“The Whisperer is more than just a thriller, it is an exploration of a woman’s descent into madness, and it is more frightening than one can imagine.”

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“Heart-wrenching does not begin to describe the reaction to The Girl in the Letter.”

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“A riveting novel as both a mystery and a dissection of relationships, well written with superb characterizations, Second Sight is an insightful, entertaining read.”

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Theme Music is more than compelling; it is mesmerizing . . .”

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“as easy to read as one of Mr. Dickens’ actual novels and as entertaining. As the subtitle reveals, it’s a Dickens of a tale . . .”

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“Fashioning modern methods of investigation as well as other 21st century conventions into acceptable practices in the daily life of ancient Rome may sound like an insurmountable task, but

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