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Wolf Howling by Brian Van Brunt (Samsara #1)

Wolf Howling by Brian Van Brunt (Samsara #1) A winding tale set in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans, Wolf Howling is the first of five books in the series Samsara. There is a puzzle to discover; a path among the brick alleyways and uneven streets. Gather around, you travelers and malcontents. Come and sit a spell here with the gamblers, musicians and thieves. Yes, yes … right here. They wait for …

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Past Presence by Nicole Bross

Past Presence by Nicole Bross Only by looking into the past can Audrey save her future. Audrey Eames is happy living the wanderer’s life. After a near-death experience in her teens, Audrey can see people’s past lives whenever her skin touches theirs, and afraid of being labeled delusional, she’s never stayed in one place too long or made any deep connections. So, when Audrey’s estranged aunt dies and leaves her the historic Soberly Inn and …

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Hunt Them Down by Simon Gervais (Pierce Hunt #1)

Hunt Them Down by Simon Gervais (Pierce Hunt #1) The dark world he’s been fighting against has caught up with him. Will his daughter pay the price? Former Army Ranger Pierce Hunt is no stranger to violence. Fresh off a six-month suspension, he’s itching to hit a notorious Mexican drug cartel where it hurts, even if that means protecting crime boss Vicente Garcia, a witness in the case against sadistic cartel leader Valentina Mieles. But …

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Golden State by Ben H. Winters

Golden State by Ben H. Winters A shocking vision of our future that is one part Minority Reportand one part Chinatown. Lazlo Ratesic is 54, a 19-year veteran of the Speculative Service, from a family of law enforcement and in a strange alternate society that values law and truth above all else. This is how Laz must, by law, introduce himself, lest he fail to disclose his true purpose or nature, and by doing so, be guilty …

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My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing Dexter meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith in this wildly compulsive debut thriller about a couple whose fifteen-year marriage has finally gotten too interesting… Our love story is simple. I met a gorgeous woman. We fell in love. We had kids. We moved to the suburbs. We told each other our biggest dreams, and our darkest secrets. And then we got bored. We look like a normal couple. We’re your neighbors, the parents …

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After Me Comes The Flood by Sarah Perry

After Me Comes The Flood by Sarah Perry One hot summer’s day, John Cole decides to leave his life behind. He shuts up the bookshop no one ever comes to and drives out of London. When his car breaks down and he becomes lost on an isolated road, he goes looking for help, and stumbles into the grounds of a grand but dilapidated house. Its residents welcome him with open arms – but there’s more …

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Her Eyes by J.R. Kruze

Her Eyes by J.R. Kruze What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You. What You Don’t Remember Can Get You Killed. He looked into her eyes – and forgot everything about himself. He’d done something that night, but couldn’t remember. And she had left him like that. Until she returned as a Homeland Security agent to save him from two cops who wanted him for questioning. Now on the run, in disguise, his memory wasn’t returning …

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Pretty Little Packages by Andrew Crofts

Pretty Little Packages by Andrew Crofts When a girl called Doris informs ghostwriter, Joe Tye, that someone has “stolen her beautiful new breasts” and asks for his help, he is plunged into the dark and dangerous worlds of people-trafficking and modern slavery. At the same time as dealing with the amorous advances of the sixteen year-old daughter of a gangster, who also happens to be his client, and navigating his way through drug dens and …

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The Summer Children by Dot Hutchison (The Collector #3)

The Summer Children by Dot Hutchison (The Collector #3) This FBI agent has come to expect almost anything—just not this… When Agent Mercedes Ramirez finds an abused young boy on her porch, covered in blood and clutching a teddy bear, she has no idea that this is just the beginning. He tells her a chilling tale: an angel killed his parents and then brought him here so Mercedes could keep him safe. His parents weren’t …

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Roses of May by Dot Hutchison (The Collector #2)

Roses of May by Dot Hutchison (The Collector #2) Four months after the explosion at the Garden, a place where young women known as the Butterflies were kept captive, FBI agents Brandon Eddison, Victor Hanoverian, and Mercedes Ramirez are still entrenched in the aftermath, helping survivors in the process of adjusting to life on the outside. With winter coming to an end, the Butterflies have longer, warmer days of healing ahead. But for the agents, …

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The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison (The Collector #1)

The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison

The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison (The Collector #1) Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden. In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees…and a collection of precious “butterflies”—young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens. When the garden is discovered, a survivor is brought in for questioning. FBI agents Victor Hanoverian …

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Spiral Into Darkness by Joseph Lewis

Spiral Into Darkness by Joseph Lewis He blends in. He is successful, intelligent and methodical. There are no clues. There are no leads. The only thing the FBI and local police have to go on is the method of death: two bullets to the face- gruesome and meant to send a message. But it’s difficult to understand any message coming from a dark and damaged mind. Two adopted boys, struggling in their own world, have …

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Caught in a Web by Joseph Lewis

Caught in a Web by Joseph Lewis The bodies of high school and middle school kids are found dead from an overdose of heroin and fentanyl. The drug trade along the I-94 and I-43 corridors and the Milwaukee Metro area is controlled by MS-13, a violent gang originating from El Salvador. Ricardo Fuentes is sent from Chicago to Waukesha to find out who is cutting in on their business, shut it down and teach them …

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Where Fools Dare to Tread: A Monk Buttman Mystery by David William Pearce

Where Fools Dare to Tread: A Monk Buttman Mystery by David William Pearce It’s easy to be a nobody when you’ve got nothing to lose, but with his life and potential redemption on the line, can Monk be a somebody people will remember? A dead man’s money is just waiting to be had. A band of fools and a nobody named Monk Buttman unwittingly find themselves caught in a web of murder and revenge between …

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The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth

The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth [ARC] Someone once told me that you have two families in your life – the one you are born into and the one you choose. Yes, you may get to choose your partner, but you don’t choose your mother-in-law. The cackling mercenaries of fate determine it all. From the moment Lucy met Diana, she was kept at arm’s length. Diana is exquisitely polite, but Lucy knows, even after marrying Oliver, …

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The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda

The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda [ARC] Her best friend is dead.  Now everyone thinks she’s a killer. Littleport, Maine is like two separate towns: a vacation paradise for wealthy holidaymakers and a simple harbour community for the residents who serve them. Friendships between locals and visitors are unheard of – but that’s just what happened with Avery Greer and Sadie Loman. Each summer for a decade the girls are inseparable – until Sadie …

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I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh On a rainy afternoon, a mother’s life is shattered as her son slips from her grip and runs into the street . . . I Let You Go follows Jenna Gray as she moves to a ramshackle cottage on the remote Welsh coast, trying to escape the memory of the car accident that plays again and again in her mind and desperate to heal from the loss of …

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The Last Place on Earth by Carol Snow

The Last Place on Earth by Carol Snow

The Last Place on Earth by Carol Snow Daisy’s best friend is missing . . . and not for the reasons she thinks. Henry Hawking is sixteen years old, brilliant, funny, and sly–and now he’s missing. But no one seems worried except his best friend, Daisy Cruz, who knows that Henry’s security-obsessed parents would never leave town without taking proper precautions. And Henry would never go away without saying good-bye. Daisy considers all the obvious …

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Would You Believe It? by Karen Stollznow

Would You Believe It? by Karen Stollznow

Would You Believe It?: Mysterious Tales From People You’d Least Expect by Karen Stollznow Has anything mysterious ever happened to you? Experiences of this kind are more common than you think. And they happen to people you’d least expect, even notable scientists and skeptics. This collection features personal stories and experiences of the mysterious, as told by Banachek, Susan Blackmore, Joe Nickell, Eugenie Scott, Chris French, Ken Feder, George Hrab, Steve Cuno, Ray Hyman, and many …

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After the Affair by Jonathan Kaye

After the Affair by Jonathan Kaye

After the Affair by Jonathan Kaye University Lecturer David Ryan is having an affair. And he thinks no-one knows. He’s wrong. Someone does know. And that someone is out to blackmail him. But when the blackmail attempt goes wrong, both Ryan and the blackmailer find themselves dragged into an underground (and decidedly seedy) world of secrets, lies and violence. A world where no-one can be trusted and everyone has something to hide. Set in modern-day …

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The Breakdown by B. A. Paris

The Breakdown by B. A. Paris

The Breakdown by B. A. Paris 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 …

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I Found You by Lisa Jewell

I Found You by Lisa Jewell

I Found You by Lisa Jewell A young bride, a lonely single mother, and an amnesiac man of dubious origin lie at the heart of New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jewell’s next suspenseful drama that will appeal to fans of Liane Moriarty and Paula Hawkins. In a windswept British seaside town, single mom Alice Lake finds a man sitting on the beach outside her house. He has no name, no jacket, and no idea …

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Little Darlings by Melanie Golding

Little Darlings by Melanie Golding SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE “Mother knows best” takes on a sinister new meaning in this unsettling thriller perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman, Grimms’ Fairy Tales, and Aimee Molloy’s The Perfect Mother. Everyone says Lauren Tranter is exhausted, that she needs rest. And they’re right; with newborn twins, Morgan and Riley, she’s never been more tired in her life. But she knows what she saw: that night, in her …

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Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads: Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline’s youngest (how is this possible?). And to top it all off, Madeline’s teenage daughter seems …

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The Unseen Series by Andrew C. Jaxson

The Fire Unseen (Unseen Series, #1) Every town has secrets. This one could end the world. Nothing is as it seems in the tiny town of Ettney, Australia. Sixteen year old Ari Carpenter just survived a brutal accident, and now she’s being stalked by shadows, and hunted by an impossible evil. After another tragic night, Ari is thrown into a deadly conspiracy and a secret supernatural war that threatens not only everyone she loves, but …

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The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty At the heart of The Husband’s Secret is a letter that’s not meant to be read My darling Cecilia, if you’re reading this, then I’ve died… Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. …

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Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley On a foggy summer night, eleven people — ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter — depart Martha’s Vineyard headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the passengers disappear into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs — the painter — and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of a wealthy and powerful media mogul’s family. With chapters weaving between the aftermath of …

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The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling

The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling

The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling A BIG NOVEL ABOUT A SMALL TOWN … When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, …

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The Invisible Library Series by Genevieve Cogman

The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library #1) The first installment of an adventure featuring stolen books, secret agents and forbidden societies – think Doctor Who with librarian spies! Irene must be at the top of her game or she’ll be off the case – permanently… Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, which harvests fiction from different realities. And along with her enigmatic assistant Kai, she’s posted to an alternative London. Their mission …

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The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand

The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand At the Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls, you will definitely learn your lesson. An atmospheric, heartfelt, and delightfully spooky novel for fans of Coraline, Splendors and Glooms, and The Mysterious Benedict Society. Victoria hates nonsense. There is no need for it when your life is perfect. The only smudge on her pristine life is her best friend Lawrence. He is a disaster, lazy and …

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Strangers by Paul Finch (Lucy Clayburn #1)

Strangers by Paul Finch (Lucy Clayburn #1) A stranger is just a killer you haven’t met yet… Unknown, alone, and fearing for your life: as PC Lucy Clayburn is about to find out, going undercover is the most dangerous work there is. But, on the trail of a prolific female serial killer, there’s no other option and these murders are as brutal as they come. Lucy must step into the line of fire a stranger in …

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Nightfall by Jake Halpern & Peter Kujawinski

Nightfall by Jake Halpern & Peter Kujawinski On Marin’s island, sunrise doesn’t come every twenty-four hours—it comes every twenty-eight years. Now the sun is just a sliver of light on the horizon. The weather is turning cold and the shadows are growing long. Because sunset triggers the tide to roll out hundreds of miles, the islanders are frantically preparing to sail south, where they will wait out the long Night. Marin and her twin brother, …

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The Darkest Secret by Alex Marwood

The Darkest Secret by Alex Marwood Apologies for the general email, but I desperately need your help. My goddaughter, Coco Jackson, disappeared from her family’s holiday home in Bournemouth on the night of Sunday/Monday August 29/30th, the bank holiday weekend just gone. Coco is three years old. When identical twin Coco goes missing during a family celebration, there is a media frenzy. Her parents are rich and influential, as are the friends they were with …

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