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Silent Patient
Alex Michaelides - 2020-01-01 (first published in 2019)
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Alicia Berenson lived a seemingly perfect life until one day six years ago. When she shot her husband in the head five times.Since then she hasn't spoken a single word.It's time to find out why....
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Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn - 2014-04-22
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Marriage can be a real killer.One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work draws you in and keeps you reading with the ...
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Big Little Lies
Liane Moriarty - 2014-07-29
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From the author of Truly Madly Guilty and The Husband s Secret comes a novel about the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.A murder...A tragic accident...Or just parents behaving badly? What’s indisputable is that someone is dead.Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny, biting, and passionate; she remembers everythi...
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Elin Hilderbrand
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And Then There Were None
Agatha Christie - 2011-03-29 (first published in 1939)
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The World's Bestselling Mystery"Ten . . ."Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious "U.N. Owen.""Nine . . ."At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead."Eight . . ."Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted b...
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Daphne du Maurier - 2018-03-01 (first published in 1938)
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Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . .The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes ho...
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The Silence of the Lambs
Thomas Harris - 1991-02-15 (first published in 1988)
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Hannibal Lecter. The ultimate villain of modern fiction. Read the five-million-copy bestseller that scared the world silent. The Silence of the Lambs. A young FBI trainee. An evil genius locked away for unspeakable crimes. A plunge into the darkest chambers of a psychopath's mind--in the deadly search for a serial killer. - back cover...
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Greg Iles
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Stephen King - 2011-07-01 (first published in 1987)
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King's Classic bestseller about a famous novelist held hostage by his Number One Fan. Misery Chastain is dead. Paul Sheldon has just killed her - with relief, with joy. Misery has made him rich; she was the heroine of a string of bestsellers. And now he wants to get on to some real writing. That's when the car accident happens, and he wakes up in p...
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Devon Sawa
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson - 2009-01-06 (first published in 2005)
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The Girl in the Spider’s Web, the new book in the Millennium Series, is available now!Murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue combine into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel.Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden's wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her a...
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Imani Gandy
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The Shadow of the Wind
Carlos Ruiz Zafón - 2005-01-31 (first published in 2001)
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Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals from its war wounds, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer's son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julian Carax. But when he sets out to find the author's other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destro...
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The Shining
Stephen King - 1990-05-01 (first published in 1977)
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Jack Torrance's new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he'll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote...and more sinister. And the...
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I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll
The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
Intensity by Dean Koontz
Bird Box by Josh Malerman
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Verity by Colleen Hoover
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett
The Lost Man by Jane Harper
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Long Bright River by Liz Moore
The Wrath & the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh
The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy
An Untamed State by Roxane Gay
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Killing Floor by Lee Child
Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
The Dry by Jane Harper
Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus
The Woman In White by Wilkie Collins
The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth
Long Man by Amy Greene
Copycat by Gillian White
Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy Deluxe Box Set by Stieg Larsson
Bones Don't Lie by Melinda Leigh
It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Divergent / Insurgent / Allegiant / Four 4 Volumes by Veronica Roth
Lilith's Brood by Octavia E. Butler
Journey Under the Midnight Sun [Paperback] [Jan 01, 2015] Higashino, Keigo by Keigo Higashino
Sovereign by C. J. Sansom
A Dangerous Man by Robert Crais
The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
The Institute by Stephen King
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
The Long Good-Bye by Raymond Chandler
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
The Inheritance Trilogy by N. K. Jemisin
The Fix by David Baldacci
False Witness by Karin Slaughter
Finding Rebecca by Eoin Dempsey
Falling by T. J. Newman
Killing November by Adriana Mather