Suspense

What was mine : a novel book cover

What was mine : a novel

Helen Klein Ross

FICTION Ross Helen
Suspense

"Simply told but deeply affecting, this urgent novel unravels the heartrending yet unsentimental tale of a woman who kidnaps a baby in a superstore--and gets away with it for twenty-one years"--

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Twenty-one years ago, Lucy did the unthinkable. She took a baby that was not hers and raised the baby as her own. The baby, Mia, had a great childhood. But what about the family she was taken from? What about their lives? Lucy’s actions affected more than her, they affected her more than Mia, and this book tells their stories. I could not stop reading! -Meredith

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Final girls : a novel

Riley Sager

FICTION Sager Riley
Suspense

Emerging as the lone survivor of a serial killer's massacre a decade earlier, Quincy Carpenter struggles to ignore traumatic memories and move on as one of a group of other survivors who look to her for answers when one of them is found dead in a suspicious suicide.

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This was one of those book that grabbed me from the beginning and never let go. Every time I thought I had things figured out, there was a twist and my plan to stop reading and do something else would be tossed aside “for just one more chapter." -Meredith

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Dead woman walking

S. J. Bolton

MYSTERY Bolton S. J.
Suspense, Mystery

The twelve sightseers in a hot-air balloon are drifting over Northumberland. They're passing over an isolated farmhouse when Jessica and her sister, Bella see a man killing a young woman. Everyone in the balloon is watching the man when he looks up and spots them. He only has one option-- to kill them all. After a furious crash the balloon crashes, and Jessica's the only survivor. She's seen his face-- and he won't rest until he's eliminated the only witness to his crime.

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I love all of Sharon (S.J.) Bolton's works, some of which are in the Lacey Flint series, others are standalones. Her books have a modernity, seriousness, and depth that I enjoy, and often some unique element that sets the story apart. This book is no different, from the unusual beginning where a crime is witnessed from a hot air balloon, to the way the intended victim turns the chase around. -Candice

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Still missing

Chevy Stevens

FICTION Stevens, Chevy
Suspense

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When I started this book, I tweeted that I might not accomplish anything else because I heard it was that good. I was right. I finished this book in less than 24 hours. Worth it! This book had a twist I did NOT see coming! -Meredith

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Me

Tomoyuki Hoshino

FICTION Hoshino Tomoyuki
Fiction, Suspense

A young Tokyoite named Hitoshi Nagano who, on a whim, takes home a cell phone belonging to Daiki Hiyama who accidentally put it on Hitoshi's tray at McDonald's. Hitoshi uses the phone to call Daiki's mother, pretending he is Daiki, and convinces her to wire him 900,000 yen. Three days later, Hitoshi returns home from work to discover Daiki's mother in his apartment, and she seems to truly believe Hitoshi is her son. Even more bizarre, Hitoshi discovers his own parents now treat him as a stranger; they, too, have a "me" living with them as Hitoshi. At a loss for what else to do, Hitoshi begins living as Daiki, and no one seems to bat an eye.

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For a more recent mystery of technological social psychosis, check out Tomoyuki Hoshino’s “Me.” -Anne M

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She rides shotgun

Jordan Harper

FICTION Harper Jordan
Suspense

Enemies from his time in prison put a bounty on Nate McClusky's head and target his family. They've already murdered his ex-wife, so Nate takes his eleven-year-old daughter Polly from in front of her school, knowing she'll be the next target. With barely any time to mourn her mother, Polly is thrust into a world of robbery, violence, and the constant threat of capture, or death.

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Gritty, pulp fiction like first novel. I predict a movie will be made from this book. -Susan C

Everything you want me to be : a novel book cover

Everything you want me to be : a novel

Mindy Mejia

FICTION Mejia Mindy
Fiction, Suspense

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I don't really know what I can say without being all spoil-ey, but I started this as an audio and had to check out the actual book because it wasn't being read fast enough. -Meredith

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Behind closed doors

B. A. Paris

FICTION Paris B. A.
Fiction, Thriller, Suspense

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A psychological thriller that goes beyond what you expect from books described as such. -Meredith

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The breakdown

B. A. Paris

FICTION Paris B. A.
Fiction, Thriller, Suspense

"Named One of the Most Anticipated Thriller Novels Of 2017 by Bustle! THE NEW CHILLING, PROPULSIVE NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. If you can't trust yourself, who can you trust? Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside--the woman who was killed. She's been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? It's a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm. Her husband would be furious if he knew she'd broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. And she probably would only have been hurt herself if she'd stopped. But since then, she's been forgetting every little thing: where she left the car, if she took her pills, the alarm code, why she ordered a pram when she doesn't have a baby. The only thing she can't forget is that woman, the woman she might have saved, and the terrible nagging guilt. Or the silent calls she's receiving, or the feeling that someone's watching her ... You won't be able to put down B.A. Paris's The Breakdown, the next chilling, propulsive novel from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors"--

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A strong start to a story in which the reader knows something isn't right, but can't quite put their finger on why. -Meredith

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Stranger things. Season 1

DVD/TV/Stranger
Fiction, Adventure, Horror, Paranormal, Suspense

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I don't generally like being scared, but I loved the characters in this series so much that I could stand being scared to find out what happens to them. -Morgan