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Some Laneys Died by Brooke Skipstone

Highly suspenseful and gripping… Skipstone returns with this first installment in the Skipping Sideways thrillers series which combines a dash of science fiction and quantum physics, a troubled yet fierce heroine, heart-pounding tension, and a mystery shocking enough to leave…
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Heirs Apparent by Thomas J Thorson

  Clever, suspenseful, and full of intrigue… A tense cat and mouse game. Set in Chicago, Thorson’s ingeniously plotted latest featuring Malcom Winters finds the latter on the trail of a notorious killer after a cryptic message written in blood…
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The Detective Next Door by W C Gordon

  Darkly fascinating and original… An accidental murder, a dismembered corpse, and a web of lies haunts this gripping debut from Gordon. The protagonist is a regular cop who likes to do his duty with as much diligence as possible…
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Transfer: A Supernatural Horror Novel by Sean Oliver

  An excellent supernatural thriller marked with shrewd plotting, realistic characters, and a gritty setting… Oliver’s masterful latest effectively combines the excellent elements of traditional mystery with the grit of supernatural horror, spinning a spellbinding tale of an ominous secret…
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Spent Identity (Annalisse Series #2) by Marlene M. Bell

  An ingenious mystery… a complete page-turner. This winning second installment in the Annalisse Series from Bell trails Annalisse Drury, 30-year-old antiquities expert who arrives at her childhood home and gets entangled into a murder investigation while her aunt goes…
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The Burden of Darkness (The Marcie Kane Thriller Collection, #5) by Barry Finlay

Thoroughly captivating, ingenious, and full of heart-pounding suspense, this is action thriller done right… Nathan Harris returns in Finlay’s gripping latest, this time against a vile psychopath. Owen Strand has always kept old grudges close to his heart. With nothing…
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The Split by Sharon J. Bolton

A spine-tingler… Trying to run from her stalker, British glaciologist Felicity Lloyd accepts a two-year contract at the British Antarctic Survey’s base on South Georgia Island. With a big chunk of her past and present memories missing, Felicity’s departure gets…
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The Apartment by K.L. Slater

A feeble attempt at a psychological thriller… Slater’s latest is not only thin on plotting but also offers a premise that strains credibility. A broken marriage and the unexpected death of her husband forces Freya Miller to sell her home…
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The Half Sister by Sandie Jones

A lackluster read… This fairly average domestic thriller, Jones’s latest, disappoints with its dull narrative, flat characterization, and predictable ending. When the siblings Kate and Lauren leave for their mother Rose’s house for their obligatory Sunday lunch get-together, they have…
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The Boy (Broussard and Fourcade #2) by Tami Hoag

A finely-constructed police procedural… Nick Fourcade, a detective with the Bayou Breaux, La., police department, is called to a crime scene to investigate the brutal murder of seven-year-old KJ Gauthier. His 27-year-old mother, Genevieve, who managed to escape the brutal…