Tag: Mystery

New Release Will Have You On The Edge of Your Seat

New York Times best-selling author Lisa Gardner released her newest novel, When You See Me, this past Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020.

The novel follows FBI Special Agent Kimberly Quincy and Sergeant Detective D. D. Warren and their team as they follow the digital crumbs of the late serial kidnapper Jacob Ness. This book reunites some of Gardner’s most popular characters,  Detective D.D. Warren, FBI Agent Kimberly Quincy and vigilante Flora Dane. The trio must summon their collective skills, and face the traumas of their past, in order to uncover the secrets Ness brought to his grave.

 

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When You See Me is Gardner’s twentieth suspense novel. Some of her other titles include, Look for Me, Never Tell , and The Neighbor, which won Thriller of the Year.

According to Publisher’s Weekly, the novel is “An emotionally powerful page-turner. Fans of kick-ass female investigators will be well satisfied.”

 

 

New York Times best-selling author Gregg Hurwitz saysWhen You See Me is another rocket-fuel-propelled thriller from Lisa Gardner. This culmination of her great talents sees the return of her finest characters who collide with an intrigue that starts out chillingly intimate and explodes into a sky-high denouement that will leave you breathless.”

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Women Search for Justice in ‘Lost Girls’

Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery, a novel by author Robert Kolker, is a dark and intense true-crime story about a woman named Mari. She is a mother who is determined to search for her missing daughter when others seemed to have given up on the case. The case involves sex workers who have gone missing. This film will bring to light many problems faced by sex workers and will hopefully result in more justice for the women involved. Especially when it has been kept in the dark and forgotten about for far too long.

 

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Lost Girls stars Amy Ryan, who plays Mari, the mother who is in search of her daughter. Other stars in the film include Miriam Shor, Oona Laurence, and Lola Kirke. The cast came together for a panel discussion about the film on Monday the 27th.  The cast hopes that this film will be impactful. They want more justice for women like Mari, who unfortunately passed away in 2016. Before Mari’s passing, she helped director Liz Garbus on the movie.

 

 

Hopefully this film will shine a light on this issue and inspire women to fight for their own justice. The film premiered this past Tuesday the 28th at the Sundance Film Festival.

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Inside The Outsider

Long live the King, because he’s done it again! Stephen King launched his newest thriller, The Outsider, in 2018, and trust us when we say that it is bone-chilling. And HBO seems to think so too, because yesterday they launched the premier of the 10 episode mini-series based on the book.

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The Outsider presents the viewers with a case that is, in every literal sense, impossible. In small-town USA, an 11-year-old boy is found murdered and all evidences—eyewitnesses, security camera footage, fingerprints, DNA—point to one man, Terry Maitland, played by Jason Bateman (Bateman also directs). Here, however, is the catch — there is also legitimate proof that the prime suspect was elsewhere, and thus couldn’t have done the deed. So, this gives rise to an unexplained situation in which two polar opposite things are simultaneously true.

An impossible problem, of course, can only have an equally impossible solution, and the pressing issue in the plot is that the only place for it to go, eventually, is into supernatural territory, and we’re not mad about that. This makes The Outsider an even more gripping and haunting tale, which highlights an unspeakable crime and the strangeness it brought with it.

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The series may be slightly different from the book, but rumor has it that they may share the same ending. The book and the series continue to cast a chilly spell that creeps into ones bones, and its horror elements are used to amplify the investigation of everyday people’s struggles, with death, tragedy and adversity.

 

If you missed the trailer, here’s a sneak peak! But be careful, because it is creepy.

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The Thrillers to Start 2020 With

As we make headway into the new year, it is time to spice up the shelves with new thrillers of 2020. Each one with its own taste of mystery, scandal and bloodthirsty crime. These five crime novels will have you turning the pages into a new world.

 

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  1. The New Husband

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Nina Garrity thought she knew her husband, Glen. She soon finds out that the man she knew and loved, was leading a double life with another woman. But Glen has disappeared, and she has no way of finding out the truth behind his affair or anything else that he may have neglected to mention. After going a year and a half without any sign of him, Nina calls herself a widow. Caught by sudden feelings for Simon Fitch, a teacher at her daughters’ middle school, Nina finds herself in a predicament that she can not shake. She’s in love. But something is not right. The lies Nina uncovers only leads to misery and the destruction of her family.

 

 

  1. Eight Perfect Murders

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Malcolm Kershaw, a bookseller, and mystery aficionado has put together a list of the most unsolvable murders, those that are impossible to crack. Calling them the Eight Perfect Murders. Mal is surprised one day when an FBI agent knocks on his door looking for information about a series of unsolved murders that match his list. Little did Mal know that the killer was constantly watching his every move, waiting to be revealed.

 

  1. Before Familiar Woods

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Ruth Fenn’s son was blamed for the deaths of boys and the disappearance of their fathers. For three years, Ruth has been forced to accept that her lot is a pariah. Focusing on her sick mother and the children left in her care by struggling single parents. When her husband unexpectedly passes, she is left with, as the blurb states, “no choice but to overcome the darkness or be consumed by it.” As the truth vastly approaches, she digs up secrets that would have been better off buried.

 

 

  1. The Better Liar

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Leslie’s sister,Robin, is dead. If Leslie would have been there earlier, she would have been able to rekindle the relationship they should have had. After Robin ran away from home as a teenager, Leslie was forced to stay home and take care of their sick father, while also creating a family of her own. Now that their father is dead, Leslie had hoped to see her sister so that they could both receive the inheritance that their father left. With Robin dead, Leslie is unable to gain her half of the money, and she needs it more than anyone would know. Leslie will do anything to get what she wants, no matter the costs.

 

  1. No Bad Deed: A Novel

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While driving home on a rainy night, Cassie Larkin sees a man and a woman fighting on the side of the road. Without thinking too much about it, Cassie calls 911 and makes her way out of her minivan to save the woman. She chases after the violent man but is met with a decision she did not expect to make. Cassie must choose to leave the woman to die, or she will be forced to take her place.

 

 

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‘You’: More Than a Netflix Series

There is nothing worse than reaching the end of a show and having nothing else to look forward to. The same can be said about your favorite book.

One of the most popular shows on Netflix, You, is an adaptation of Caroline Kepnes thrilling series. The beginning of this captivating series was originally published in September, 2014. Two years later, the sequel, Hidden Bodies, was published, jump-starting the streaming adaptation that came out in 2018.

 

You depicts a story about a bookstore owner, Joe Goldberg, who becomes infatuated by a beautiful aspiring writer that strides in one day. After finding her name on her credit card, Joe makes it his job to scope out who this Guinevere Beck. All her social media accounts are public, which makes it easy for Joe to find out where she lives. Joe slithers into her life by obsessing over her friends and where she is at all hours of the day. From stalker to boyfriend, Joe becomes the perfect man for Beck. There is nothing that will come between their happiness, even if it means murder.

 

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According to Variety, the co-writers of the series, Sera Gamble and Greg Berlanti, wanted to make sure that they were able to represent the inner monologue of Joe as the book is told in Joe’s perspective. In the show, however, the audience can see how Joe interacts with others, his inner thoughts and the battle between his words and actions.

Like many adaptations, it is hard to stay true to the book. There can be added details that weren’t there before and even some details removed. The show does just that by ensuring that Joe’s intensity for Beck is less creepy in order to be semi-appropriate for the audience.

 

 

For example, in the book, Beck is seen wearing a sweater and jeans when she walks into the bookstore. For her to appear to be different from the other women that stride inside, Gamble decided to provide her with jangly bracelets to show that Beck wants to be looked at.

 

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Now that season two has emerged, readers have begun to seek out any differences to Hidden Bodies, as the thrill continues. Although we have just begun to dive deep into the show, Kepnes has finished the third book and is hinting at a deal for the fourth.

I can’t wait to read what Kepnes has in store and hope Gamble will be able to depict the mystery that comes along with it.

 

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