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Recommendations from 30 articles, Stephen King, Tomi Lahren, Rian Johnson and 9 others.
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Rebecca
Daphne Du Maurier - Sep 05, 2006 (first published in 1938)
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A classic novel of romantic suspense finds the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter entering the home of her mysterious and enigmatic new husband and learning the story of the house's first mistress, to whom the sinister housekeeper is unnaturally devoted....
And Then There Were None
Agatha Christie - Mar 29, 2011 (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...
Big Little Lies
Liane Moriarty - Jul 29, 2014
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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...
Verity
Colleen Hoover - Dec 10, 2018
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Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish.Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years...
When You See Me
A Novel (Detective D. D. Warren)
Lisa Gardner - Jul 21, 2020
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner unites three of her most beloved characters--Detective D. D. Warren, Flora Dane, and Kimberly Quincy--in a twisty new thriller, as they investigate a mysterious murder from the past . . . which points to a dangerous and chilling present-day crime.FBI Special Agent Kimberly Quincy and Sergeant Detect...
The Shining
Stephen King - May 01, 1990 (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...
Little Secrets
A Novel
Jennifer Hillier - Apr 21, 2020
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Four hundred and eighty seconds. That’s how long it took for someone to steal Marin Machado's four-year-old son.Marin had the perfect life. Married to her college sweetheart, she owns a chain of upscale hair salons, and Derek runs his own company. They're admired in their community and are a loving family. Up until the day Sebastian is taken.A year...
Blacktop Wasteland
A Novel
S. A. Cosby - Jul 14, 2020
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IT'S A CRIME THAT HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF.Beauregard "Bug" Montage: husband, father, honest car mechanic. But he was once known - from North Carolina to the beaches of Florida - as the best getaway driver on the East Coast. Just like his father, who disappeared many years ago.After a series of financial calamities (worsened by the racial prejudices ...
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Command Authority
Tom Clancy - Dec 03, 2013
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Decades ago, when he was a young CIA analyst, President Jack Ryan, Sr. was sent on what was supposed to be a simple support mission to investigate the death of an operative who had been looking into suspicious banking activities at a Swiss bank. Ryan's dogged tenacity uncovered not only financial deceit, but also the existence of a KGB assassin, co...
The Other Woman
A Novel (Gabriel Allon)
Daniel Silva - Feb 26, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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From Daniel Silva, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author, comes a modern masterpiece of espionage, love, and betrayalShe was his best-kept secret … In an isolated village in the mountains of Andalusia, a mysterious Frenchwoman begins work on a dangerous memoir. It is the story of a man she once loved in the Beirut of old, and a child taken from ...
The Other People
A Novel
C. J. Tudor - Oct 06, 2020
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A gripping thriller about a man’s quest for the daughter no one else believes is still alive, from the acclaimed author of The Chalk Man and The Hiding Place . An ID Book Club Selection •  “C. J. Tudor is terrific. I can’t wait to see what she does next.”—Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author Q: ...
Magpie Lane by Lucy Atkins
An Untamed State by Roxane Gay
His & Hers by Alice Feeney
Three Perfect Liars by Heidi Perks
Apprentice in Death by J. D. Robb
Hellbent by GREGG HURWITZ
Backlash by Brad Thor
Out of the Dark by Gregg Hurwitz
Into the Fire by Gregg Hurwitz
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Lilith's Brood by Octavia E. Butler
Heartstone by C. J. Sansom
Divergent / Insurgent / Allegiant / Four 4 Volumes by Veronica Roth
Mission Critical by Mark Greaney
A Cold Trail by Robert Dugoni
Agent in Place by Mark Greaney
Nowhere to Run by C. J. Box
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
The Terminal List by Jack Carr
Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts
Blood on the Tracks by Barbara Nickless
The Body Reader by Anne Frasier
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Spymaster by Brad Thor
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
The Night Swim by Megan Goldin
Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh
Hunt Them Down by Simon Gervais
Red War by Vince Flynn
Paradox by Catherine Coulter
Crucible by James Rollins
An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris
I Will Make You Pay by Teresa Driscoll
Holy Ghost by John Sandford
American Operator by Jeffrey Wilson
Bloody Sunday by Ben Coes
The 20th Victim by James Patterson
Cemetery Road by Greg Iles
Operator Down by Brad Taylor
Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton
The Heist by Daniel Silva
Kill for Me by Tom Wood
Gone to Darkness by Barbara Nickless
A Place Of Execution by Val Mcdermid
The Curator by M. W. Craven
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The Speed of Sound by Eric Bernt
Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reintgen
The Deceivers by Alex Berenson
Race Against Time by Jerry Mitchell
The Hound of the Baskervilles & the Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle
Riviera Gold by Laurie R. King
Light It Up by Nick Petrie
Scorpion Strike by John Gilstrap
The Babysitter by Phoebe Morgan
Tier One by Brian Andrews
Out of the Dark by Sharon Sala
Assassin's Run by Ward Larsen
Blue Lightning by Ann Cleeves
Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell
The Night of the Hunter by Davis Grubb
The Catch by T.M. Logan
Field of Valor by Matthew Betley
The Highest Stakes by Rick Reed
All in Her Head by Nikki Smith
Thirteen Hours by Deon Meyer
Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell
After the Fire by Jo Spain
Burnt Island by Kate Rhodes
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A Dangerous Language by Sulari Gentill
Cut To The Bone by Roz Watkins
After She's Gone by Sheryl Browne (author)
Murder at the Playhouse by Helena Dixon
The Traitor's Child by Mark Townsend
Dear Durwood by Jeff Bond
Finders, Keepers by Sabine Durrant
Act of Deception by John Bishop
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote published by Random House by
When We Vanished by Alanna Peterson
DCI Warren Jones 6 by Paul Gitsham
Chokepoint by John P. Morse
Streets of Paris, Streets of Murder by Tardi
Anarchy of the Mice by Jeff Bond
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey by Ken Kesey
You Don't Own Me by Mary Higgins Clark
Dark Winter by Anthony J. Tata
In Her Eyes by Sarah Alderson
Snowfall by Sharon Sala