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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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Rebecca
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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Lock Every Door
A Novel
Riley Sager - 2020-05-05
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "The Bartholomew is an apartment building of terrifying secrets. You'll find startling twists and alarming surprises down every dark hallway. It's too late to lock the doors--the horror is already inside. My favorite thriller of the year!" --R.L. Stine, author of GoosebumpsNo visitors. No nights spent away from the...
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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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Shutter Island
A Novel
Dennis Lehane - 2009-08-25 (first published in 2003)
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The year is 1954. U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels and his new partner, Chuck Aule, have come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane, to investigate the disappearance of a patient. Multiple murderess Rachel Solando is loose somewhere on this remote and barren island, despite having been kept in a locked cell under consta...
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Long Bright River
A Novel
Liz Moore - 2020-01-07
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Two sisters travel the same streets, though their lives couldn't be more different. Then, one of them goes missing.In a Philadelphia neighborhood rocked by the opioid crisis, two once-inseparable sisters find themselves at odds. One, Kacey, lives on the streets in the vise of addiction. The other, Mickey, walks those same blocks on her police beat....
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In Cold Blood
Truman Capote - 1994-02-01 (first published in 1965)
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On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues. As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, ...
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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...
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré
You by Caroline Kepnes
The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson
An Untamed State by Roxane Gay
Killing Floor by Lee Child
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
Miracle Creek by Angie Kim
Coma by Robin Cook
The Shining by Stephen King
Blacktop Wasteland by S. A. Cosby
Recursion by Blake Crouch
Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Past Tense by Lee Child
The Whisper Man by Alex North
I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll
Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
The Outsider by Stephen King
Defending Jacob by William Landay
Out by Natsuo Kirino
A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight
The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson
Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
Those Bones Are Not My Child by Toni Cade Bambara
When You See Me by Lisa Gardner
Verity by Colleen Hoover
Home Before Dark by Riley Sager
Little Secrets by Jennifer Hillier
Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
Command Authority by Tom Clancy
The Other Woman by Daniel Silva
Alive by Piers Paul Read
Along Came a Spider by James Patterson
The Other People by C. J. Tudor
Magpie Lane by Lucy Atkins
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow
The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben
The Terror by Dan Simmons
The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy
The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter
His & Hers by Alice Feeney
The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison
Room by Emma Donoghue
The Alienist by Caleb Carr
The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi
Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin
If You Tell by Gregg Olsen
The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth
The Collector by John Fowles
Three Perfect Liars by Heidi Perks
I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall
Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips
It Ends With Her by Brianna Labuskes
The Eight by Katherine Neville
From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming
The Holdout by Graham Moore
Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
The Man in the Rockefeller Suit by Mark Seal
Into the Jungle by Erica Ferencik
Necessary People by Anna Pitoniak
Paper Ghosts by Julia Heaberlin