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Psychological fiction

  • Author:
    Foster, Sara
    Summary:

    Tom Carruso left home soon after Lizzie Burdett disappeared under a darkening cloud of suspicion, and now he's back for the inquest into Lizzie's disappearance, intent on telling his side of the story.

  • Author:
    Elias, Michael
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    Nina is actually a tough Queens cop, an avenger on a mission. Her latest investigation involves Artemis, one of the city's battered women's shelters. A number of men connected to the women living there are ending up dead. Why? To find the answer, she's going undercover into the shelter as a brutalized woman. Though Nina is playing a victim, she's anything but. Yet this isn't her only secret.

  • Author:
    Dodd, Christina
    Summary:

    Eighteen-year-old Evelyn Jones lands a job in small-town Alaska, working for a man in his isolated mountain home. But she soon faces charges of theft, embezzlement, and a brutal double murder.

  • Author:
    Hynes, Joel Thomas
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    Scrappy tough guy and three-time loser Johnny Keough seizes an unexpected "clean slate" opportunity as a sign from above and embarks on an epic hitchhiking journey across Canada to deliver his girlfriend's ashes to a fabled beach on the outskirts of Vancouver. This is the story of one man's kicking-and-screaming attempt to recuperate from a life of petty crime and shattered relationships, and somehow accept and maybe even like the new man emerging from within, the one he so desperately needs to become.

  • Author:
    French, Nicci
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    A group of housemates must determine the killer among them when a series of murders occur. As the difference between friend and stranger becomes vaguer, the line between attraction and danger thins.

  • Author:
    Macmillan, Gilly
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    When mystery writer Lucy Harper's husband suddenly goes missing, his disappearance evokes dark memories that take Lucy back more than thirty years, to the day her brother vanished.

  • Author:
    Mofina, Rick
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    Janie Klassyn was only fourteen when she made the blood pact with her friends. But twenty years later, she finds a threatening note on her car, and it becomes harder to keep up the deception.

  • Author:
    Fisher, Tarryn
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    Juno was wrong about the Crouch family. She thought that they had the perfect life. But after overhearing a chilling conversation, she knows this could be her chance to make a few things right.

  • Author:
    Savage, Vanessa
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    Two girls went down to the woods... But only one came back. There's a lot from Tess's childhood that she would rather forget. The family who moved next door and brought chaos to their quiet lives. The two girls who were murdered, their killer never found. But the only thing she can't remember is the one thing she wishes she could. Ten years ago, Tess's older sister died. Ruled a tragic accident, the only witness was Tess herself, but she has never been able to remember what happened that night in the woods. Now living in London, Tess has resolved to put the trauma behind her. But an emergency call from her father forces her back to the family home, back to where her sister's body was found, and to the memories she thought were lost forever...

  • Author:
    Reid, Rebecca
    Summary:

    When a young woman embarks on what she thinks is the relationship of a lifetime, her new husband insists they follow one rule: they don't talk about the past. But it's a rule that has dangerous consequences.

  • Author:
    Goodman, Carol
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    Tess has worked hard to keep her past buried, where it belongs. Then one more morning, Tess gets a call from the headmistress of her son, Rudy's, school: Lila Zeller, her son's girlfriend, has been found dead on the beach, not far from where Tess found Rudy just hours before. As the investigation escalates, Tess learns that this isn't the first blemish on the school's record, and realizes that not all skeletons will stay safely locked in the closet.

  • Author:
    Tudor, C. J.
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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: Why are you called the Other People? A: We are people just like you. People to whom terrible things have happened. We've found solace not in forgiveness or forgetting. But in helping each other find justice. Driving home one night, stuck behind a rusty old car, Gabe sees a little girl's face appear in its rear window. She mouths one word: Daddy . It's his five-year-old daughter, Izzy. He never sees her again. Three years later, Gabe spends his days and nights traveling up and down the highway, searching for the car that took his daughter, refusing to give up hope, even though most people believe she's dead. When the car that he saw escape with his little girl is found abandoned with a body inside, Gabe must confront not just the day Izzy disappeared but the painful events from his past now dredged to the surface. Q: What sort of justice? A: That depends on the individual. But our ethos is a punishment that fits the crime. Fran and her daughter, Alice, also put in a lot of miles on the road. Not searching. Running. Because Fran knows what really happened to Gabe's daughter. She knows who is responsible. And she knows what they will do if they ever catch up to her and Alice. Q: Can I request to have someone killed? A: If your Request is acceptable, and unless there are exceptional circumstances, we fulfill all Requests.

  • Author:
    Kubica, Mary
    Summary:

    Sadie and Will Foust have traded bustling Chicago for small-town Maine. Their new neighbor, Morgan Baines, is found murdered in her home. All eyes of suspicion turn toward the new family in town.

  • Author:
    Pyper, Andrew
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    What if you started to see the people you've known your whole life-your family-as strangers? After the death of their absentee father, Aaron and Bridge Quinlan travel to a vast rainforest property in the Pacific Northwest to hear the reading of his will. There, they meet up with their mother and troubled sister, Franny, and are shocked to discover the will's terms: in order to claim their inheritance they must remain at the estate for thirty days without any contact with the outside world. Despite their concerns, they agree. The Quinlans soon come to learn their family has more secrets than they ever imagined-revelations that at first inspire curiosity, then fear. Why does Bridge have faint memories of the estate? Why did their father want them to be sequestered there together? And what is out there they feel pulling them into the dark heart of the woods? The Homecoming is at once a gripping mystery and a chilling exploration of how our memories can both define and betray us. A riveting page-turner that will have you questioning your very existence.

  • Author:
    Foley, Lucy
    Summary:

    A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK "I loved this book. It gave me the same waves of happiness I get from curling up with a classic Christie...The alternating points of view keep you guessing, and guessing wrong." — Alex Michaelides, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient. "Evok[es] the great Agatha Christie classics... Pay close attention to seemingly throwaway details about the characters' pasts. They are all clues." — New York Times Book Review. A wedding celebration turns dark and deadly in this deliciously wicked and atmospheric thriller reminiscent of Agatha Christie from the New York Times bestselling author of The Hunting Party. The bride – The plus one – The best man – The wedding planner – The bridesmaid – The body On an island off the coast of Ireland, guests gather to celebrate two people joining their lives together as one. The groom: handsome and charming, a rising television star. The bride: smart and ambitious, a magazine publisher. It's a wedding for a magazine, or for a celebrity: the designer dress, the remote location, the luxe party favors, the boutique whiskey. The cell phone service may be spotty and the waves may be rough, but every detail has been expertly planned and will be expertly executed. But perfection is for plans, and people are all too human. As the champagne is popped and the festivities begin, resentments and petty jealousies begin to mingle with the reminiscences and well wishes. The groomsmen begin the drinking game from their school days. The bridesmaid not-so-accidentally ruins her dress. The bride's oldest (male) friend gives an uncomfortably caring toast. And then someone turns up dead. Who didn't wish the happy couple well? And perhaps more important, why?

  • Author:
    Carlyle, Rose
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    Twin sisters Iris and Summer are startlingly alike, but beyond what the eye can see lies a darkness that sets them apart. Called to Thailand to help her sister sail the family yacht to the Seychelles, Iris nurtures her own secret hopes for what might happen on the journey. But when she unexpectedly finds herself alone in the middle of the Indian Ocean, everything changes. Iris allows herself to be swept up by Summer's husband Adam, who assumes that she is Summer. Not only does Iris finally have the golden life she's always envied, with her sister gone, she's one step closer to the hundred-million-dollar inheritance left by her manipulative father. All Iris has to do is be the first of his seven children to produce an heir.

  • Author:
    Ryan, Hank Phillippi
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    Bestselling and award-winning author and investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan delivers another twisty, thrilling cat and mouse novel of suspense that will have you guessing, and second-guessing, and then gasping with surprise. We all have our reasons for being who we are—but what if being someone else could get you what you want? After a devastating betrayal, a young woman sets off on an obsessive path to justice, no matter what dark family secrets are revealed. What she doesn't know—she isn't the only one plotting her revenge. An affluent daughter of privilege. A glamorous manipulative wannabe. A determined reporter, in too deep. A grieving widow who must choose her new reality. Who will be the first to lie? And when the stakes are life and death, do a few lies really matter?

  • Author:
    Bridge, Krista
    Summary:

    A gripping debut teeming with drama and scathing insight into the world of an all-girl private high school. For years, Audrey Brindle has dreamed of attending George Eliot Academy, the school where her mother, Ruth, has taught for a decade. But when she is finally admitted, she discovers a place of sly bullying and ferocious intolerance. Ruth, meanwhile, finds her world upended by the arrival of a new teacher, Henry Winter. An acutely observed exploration of ambition, betrayal, and cruelty, 'The Eliot Girls' deftly explores the intimacies and injustices of privileged female adolescence and the relationship of a mother and daughter for whom life will never be the same.

  • Author:
    Martin, Charles
    Summary:

    A sleepy rural town in South Carolina. The end of summer and a baby about to be born. But in the midst of hope and celebration comes unexpected tragedy, and Dylan Styles must come to terms with how much he's lost. Will the music of his heart be stilled forever--or will he choose to dance with life once more, in spite of sorrow and heartbreak? The Dead Don't Dance is a bittersweet yet triumphant love story--a tale of one man's spiritual journey through the darkness of despair and into the light of hope.

  • Author:
    Barker, J. D., Patterson, James
    Summary:

    LA detective Dobbs and FBI agent Gimble race against time and across state lines to stop a deeply deranged killer whose dark, twisted MO is outside the range of logic or experience.

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