Suspense

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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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“Coupled with its rich prose and vividly, painfully realized characters, this is very much a mystery novel, with a host of jarring twists and turns that would impress even the most jaded re

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No one does spooky without the supernatural element better than Ruth Ware, and The Woman in Cabin 10 is proof for any who doubt it.

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Alexandra Oliva has set the bar high in her debut novel The Last One.

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“a true and powerful mystery novel, full of twists and horrors . . .”

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“[the authors] incorporate fact with fiction so effectively and so seamlessly that fans of thrillers will never trust again that the stories they read could not happen.”

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“Kudos to another compelling entry into the ranks of Nordic crime fiction.”

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Brighton starts and ends in the Charles River.

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“Reid’s gradually building spookiness and plainspoken intellectualism make I’m Thinking of Ending Things a smart and unexpectedly fun book.”

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“she and her family are a fiction to each other as well as to the public. . . .”

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

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

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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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