Suspense

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“Readers may be moved to stand up and cheer.”

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“. . . a powerful story of sacrifice and secrecy and a poignant love surviving over half a century.”

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Whether one is speaking of the Pendergast series or the Gideon Crew novels, no writing team equals Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child at creating a spine-chilling, page-turning suspense story.

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ANGST and DISPAIR, in all capitals, are clearly the driving forces behind Robin Wasserman’s latest novel, Girls on Fire.

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The Good Life starts with a bang, grabbing the reader’s attention, when Roger Goldenhar buys a gun without his wife’s knowledge.

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In David Baldacci’s newest thriller, The Last Mile, he opens with a hook that grabs the reader and doesn’t let go for over 400 pages.

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“Such complex characterizations are a hallmark of Robotham’s work, and it is a gift some of his peers in the suspense genre might wish they could equal.”

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The 240 pages of Among the Dead and Dreaming are crammed with 18 narrators, eight of them dead, including one fetus, plus about 10 other major characters.

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“Once again, Mary Higgins Clark validates her title as ‘Queen of Suspense.’" 

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Charles Todd’s Inspector Ian Rutledge of Scotland Yard mystery series illustrates the psychological and physical toll paid by soldiers who fought in the trenches of World War I.

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A gripping thriller featuring everyone’s favorite forensic scientist, The Steel Kiss by Jeffery Deaver also delivers a subtle warning of the dangers of overreliance on modern electronics.

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“The only thing you can know for certain in this entire book is where the body was found” speaks the Lane of Many Heads in the opening sentence of Raja Alem’s novel, The Dove’s Necklace.

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Andrew Grant has written a fascinating thriller with more twists to it than a pretzel. The story begins with the kidnapping of a seven-year-old boy.

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When Kyung Cho, an untenured biology professor, turns the knob on the front door of his parents’ “stunning Queen Anne” house in a wealthy Boston suburb, he is surprised that it’s unlocked.

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At age 10, Casey Cox discovers her father's lifeless body hanging in their house. The consensus is he committed suicide, but Casey insists her father had no reason to kill himself.

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Phillip Margolin is a talented storyteller. He’s got a silky, deceptively simple style that snakes back around when you least expect it and grabs you.

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Breaking Wild hardly seems like a debut novel. The story flows easily and the characters seem real, not forced.

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For generations, Los Angeles has confounded writers attempting to define its shimmering quicksilver character, qualities that jumble up glamour and tawdriness, success and failure, riches and pover

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“if you like your novels dark and stormy, this one is a winner.”

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“a nifty bit of fine suspense.”

Briskly told and packed with plot, The Ex rocks.

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a good, solid, page-turner . . .”

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All Dressed in White by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke is the second in the Under Suspicion series and features Laurie Moran as the hard-hitting producer of the popular reality TV se

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Ruth Rendell’s career as a crime and mystery writer is superbly capped with this, her final novel.

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“while a serial killer threatens the beleaguered city, two old friends fight a new but very intimate foe . . .”

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Not a religious novel, but a novel about religion, The Christos Mosaic by Vincent Czyz is a search for the roots of Christianity and the identity of Christ.

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