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Best in Mystery and Thriller!

It’s time to share the top fiction books of the week, and these books are perfect for mystery lovers. Who doesn’t love a page-turning mystery thriller? These five books will be great additions to your TBR and will be hard to put down once you dive into these amazing stories.

 

 

  1. The Wives by Tarryn Fisher

 

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The Wives follows Thursday, whose Husband has two other wives. Thursday knew of his marriages beforehand, but she didn’t care because she’s so crazy about him. Thursday is unable to see beyond her feelings for him, until one day she finds something that she never knew about her husband. Something so horrifying that it leads her down a crazy path filled with the most shocking twist you will ever read.

 

2. In the Dark by Loreth Anne White

 

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In the Dark, follows eight lucky people who believe they’re on their way to a luxurious vacation in the wilderness. A fierce storm approaches and everyone begins to question whether it’s a real vacation or a trap. Each guest has something to hide and now that they’re trapped they begin to fear each other. Cops, Mason and Callie, work together to save the eight guests, but they don’t know how to brave the mountains, leaving the eight guests vulnerable to be hunted and to fight to survive this game.

 

3. The Dead Girls Club by Damien Angelica Walters

 

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The Dead Girls Club follows Heather Cole, who, back in 1991, was part of a club with her friends where they exchanged tales of murderers and imaginary monsters. One of the monsters they talked about was the Red Lady. One of the girls, Becca, believed the Red Lady was real, and she wanted to prove it. Becca’s search for the Red Lady ended in her death. Now thirty years have passed and Heather has never told anyone the truth about what happened with Becca and the Red Lady until she gets something in the mail. A necklace, Heather hasn’t seen that necklace since the night Becca died, the night Heather killed her. Someone knows Heather did it and wants her to pay.

 

4. Good Girls Lie by J.T Ellison

 

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Good Girls Lie is about a prestigious school, The Goode School, in Marchburg, Virginia. It is an elite school where the daughters of rich parents attend, only accepting the best and brightest students. Like most elite boarding schools, The Goode School has traditions and honor codes that are important for the students because it will prepare them for the Ivy League colleges and a bright future. However, when a stranger turns up at the school, things take a turn for the worse. Appearances are important to uphold and as long as no one steps out of line, no one will question how cruel the inner societies are, and the girls can basically get away with murder. When a popular student turns up dead, nothing can be ignored. People believe she was driven to suicide, but there is always truth, lies and of course the truth to what really happened.

 

5. Madness in Sunshine by Nalini Singh

 

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A Madness of Sunshine, follows the people in a town on the rugged West Coast of New Zealand. However, it is more than just a town. The adults are more than neighbors and the kids are not just schoolmates. One summer, when bodies begin to vanish, things begin to change. The trust shatters on the coast, which leaves broken friendships, and lots of whispers behind closed doors. The silent treatment takes reign in this town, but no one can really hide from the past for long. Eight years later a young woman vanishes and people begin to question their homes and if it hides something more dangerous than an unforgiving landscape. The past and present are close to colliding and exposing deadly secrets.

 

 

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2020’s Most Exciting Thrillers

As the New Year approaches, it is easy for people to throw away essentials. We live by the phrase, ‘out with the old and in with the new.’ Publishing companies are prepared to present us with this, as the new thrillers have proven to show.  These five novels will scare you straight into the new year!

 

The Night Watchman

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A jewel bearing, plant night watchman, Thomas Wazhashk, is a member of the Chippewa Council. The council is in heed of a discussion on the new ‘emancipation’ bill, on its way to the United States Congress. It is 1953 and the council members are aware that the bill has no intention of granting freedom, but rather terminates the rights and identities of Native Americans. With government plans in place, Native American treaties will be broken.

 

The Glass Hotel: A Novel

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Vincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star hotel on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. One night, Vincent is met by a hooded figure who scrawls a message on the lobby’s glass wall: “Why don’t you swallow broken glass.” The shipping executive, Leon Prevant, reads the message and orders a drink. Alkatis, the owner of the hotel, reads the threat unaware that it was meant for him. Alkatis gives Vincent a hundred-dollar tip and a business card, and they reunite a year later.

 

American Dirt: A Novel

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In the Mexican city of Acapulco, Lydia, a bookstore owner, lives with her son, and the love her life. Though the cracks of Acapulco are beginning to show through the forming of the drug cartels, Lydia’s life remains comfortable. One day, a man enters her shop, bringing four books to the counter, two of which are her favorites. Javier, although charming, is the jefe of the newest drug cartel. Lydia finds herself charmed by his presence, but once her husband figures out Javier’s lifestyle, their lives will turn upside down.

 

Long Bright River

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Two sisters from Philadelphia were once close as… sisters? Once the opioid crisis hit, their lives completely changed. Kacey lives on the streets in the depth of addiction. Mickey finds herself walking the same blocks on her police beat. The two no longer speak. Mickey finds herself in worry when she realizes that Kacey has gone missing. Becoming obsessed with finding the culprit for this and other murders, Mickey determines to find her sister before it’s too late.

 

The Other Mrs.

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Sadie and Will Foust just moved their family from Chicago to a small town in Maine. Their neighbor, Morgan Baines, is found dead in her home. The island is stricken with fear, but Sadie continues to worry that the killer is in her own backyard.  After inheriting their new home, due to the sudden death of Will’s sister, Sadie finds herself in distress over the decrepit décor and creepy attic. The troubling past, as the blurb states, “continues to wear at the seams of their family”, keeping everyone suspicious of who this murderer could be.


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New James Patterson Novel Released for Facebook Messenger

It’s a pretty typical belief that technology stands in the way of our collective ability to read a book or maintain a five-minute attention span (insert edgy comic art of headphones strangling teens here). In fact, technology has lead to groundbreaking developments in publishing. Here’s another one—the world’s top bestselling author, James Patterson, has released a jaw-dropping thriller for Facebook Messenger months ahead of its print release.

 

James Patterson's 'The Chef'

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James Patterson’s latest, The Chef, is an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride following a respected officer fighting serious criminal allegations. Set amidst the revelry and decadence of New Orleans’ Mardi Gras festival, this crime novel will give you cause to celebrate (only after you’re done biting your nails and/or staying up until four in the morning to finish). Patterson writesPolice detective by day, celebrity food truck chef by night, now Caleb Rooney has a new title: Most Wanted. Users can find The Chef by searching for it in the app—but that’s not the only exciting new development. Patterson’s interactive story goes far beyond words on a screen.

 

James Patterson's 'The Chef' for Facebook Messenger

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Using the Internet’s potential to its full extent, Patterson has included sound clips and videos that connect with the story. This multimedia content will help readers to envision the novel’s thrilling locations and feel closer to its protagonists. There are also Instagram accounts for the major characters—all to enhance the feeling that these characters (and the dangers they face) are real and immediate. Best of all, the online release comes three months before the print version! Physical copies of The Chef will be available in February. There will also be Live Q&A with Patterson during which he will answer all your questions—unless your question is how does it end!? For that, you’ll have to keep reading and scrolling!

 

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Patterson, the world’s wealthiest author and recipient of the only ever nine-figure book deal, has made previous forays into the new frontier of electronic publishing—in fact, he broke yet another all-time record by becoming the first author to publish one million ebooks. Journeying into experimental publishing territory may be one thing that Patterson is not the first or only author to do. Recently, HarperCollins released the first ever Snapchat adaptation of a novel using source material from Suzy Cox‘s The Dead Girls Detective Agency. Still, it’s likely that Patterson’s multimedia breakthrough will be unprecedented in its success (unless, of course, it’s precedented only by him). 

 

 

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Scientist in Antarctica Stabs Colleague for Spoiling Book Endings

Has anyone ever spoiled the ending of a book to you and it made you so mad you wanted to kill them? Well, a Russian scientist at a remote Antarctic outpost tried to do just that. According to the New York Post, researcher Sergey Savitsky, stationed at Bellingshausen on King George Island, stabbed his colleague in the chest because the man kept telling him the endings of books before he had read them.

 

The Russian Bellingshausen station in Antarctica

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It was apparently the first ever attempted murder of a human being in Antarctica, and it’s not immediately clear what books Sergey was reading the endings of which were so precious to him that spoilers led to extreme violence. The victim is expected to survive, and has been flown to a hospital in Chile.

 

The two men had worked together for four years in the hostile Antarctic conditions, and the close working conditions probably didn’t help their relationship. Sergey himself was taken back to Russia and arrested. Presumably, he’ll have plenty of books to read in prison, hopefully this time spoiler free.

 

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J.K. Rowling Unveils ‘Lethal White’ Book Cover and Release Date

J.K. Rowling is serving up a new twisted mystery this fall with the release of ‘Lethal White’, the fourth installment in the Strike series. Rowling shared an update on Twitter recently, unveiling the book’s eerie cover and release date of September 18 2018. 

 

 

 

I seen a kid killed… He strangled it, up by the horse.

 

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike’s office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic.

 

Trying to get to the bottom of Billy’s story, Strike and Robin Ellacott – once his assistant, now a partner in the agency – set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a beautiful but sinister manor house deep in the countryside.

 

And during this labyrinthine investigation, Strike’s own life is far from straightforward: his newfound fame as a private eye means he can no longer operate behind the scenes as he once did. Plus, his relationship with his former assistant is more fraught than it ever has been – Robin is now invaluable to Strike in the business, but their personal relationship is much, much more tricky than that…