Months later, she turns up on their doorstep like a lonely stray. She knows that she saw something terrible. The victim seems grateful. It is her word against his. The man denies it. Young and in love, they are certain this will be the first of many they’ll share. Kit is an eclipse chaser; Laura has never seen one before.
. But as her gratitude takes a twisted turn, kit and laura married are living under new names and completely off the digital grid: no Facebook, only rudimentary cell phones, Laura begins to wonder—did she trust the wrong person? 15 years later, not in any directories. I loved it. Ruth Ware"Haunting. Mesmerizing.
A tour de force – a gripping, twisting, furiously clever read that asks all the right questions, and keeps you guessing until the very end. But in the hushed moments after the shadow passes, Laura interrupts a man and a woman. From erin kelly, he said/she said is a gripping tale of the lies we tell to save ourselves, queen of the killer twist, the truths we cannot admit, and how far we will go to make others believe our side of the story.
But as the truth catches up to them, they realize they can no longer keep the past in the past. Unforgettable. Gillian flynnin the summer of 1999, Kit and Laura travel to a festival in Cornwall to see a total eclipse of the sun.
A Philosophy of Ruin: A Novel
An insidehook best Book of the Year“Riveting fun to read. New york times book reviewa TIME Magazine Best Book of SummerA Vol. Mancusi is a writer to watch. Alexander chee, white-knuckle debut for fans of breaking badoscar Boatwright, author of How to Write an Autobiographical NovelA young philosophy professor finds himself in the middle of a drug-running operation after his personal life derails in this taut, a disenchanted philosophy professor, receives terrible news.
1 brooklyn book of the montha lithub most anticipated Book of SummerAn Evening Standard Summer Reading PickAn InsideHook Best Book of the Month“An unforgettable debut. His family is in debt, and desperate to help them, Oscar agrees to help his student Dawn with a drug run. A philosophy of ruin rumbles with brooding nihilism, then it cracks like a whip, hurtling Oscar and Dawn toward a terrifying threat on the road.
His mother, on her way home from Hawaii with Oscar’s father, has died midflight, her body cooling for hours until the plane can land. Deeply grieving, Oscar feels his life slipping out of his control. Can oscar halt the acceleration of chaos? or was his fate never in his control?Taut, ferocious and blazingly intelligent, A Philosophy of Ruin is a heart-pounding thrill ride into the darkest corners of human geography, and a philosophical reckoning with the forces that determine our destiny.
The Poison Tree: A Novel
She begins a relationship with biba's enigmatic and protective older brother, alcohol, Rex, and falls into a blissful rhythm of sex, and endless summer nights. Naïvely, karen assumes her newfound happiness will last forever. She will do whatever it takes to protect her family and keep her secret. Flash back to the sultry summer in 1990s london when Karen, first meets the exotic, a straight-A student on the verge of college graduation, flamboyant Biba and joins her louche life in a crumbling mansion in Highgate.
When old ghosts come back to destroy the life it has taken Karen a decade to build, she has everything to lose. Alternating between the fragile present and the lingering past with a shocker of an ending, The Poison Tree is a brilliant suspense debut that will appeal to readers of Kate Atkinson, Donna Tartt, and Tana French.
From an incredible new voice in psychological suspense, a novel about the secrets that remain after a final bohemian summer of excess turns deadly. This taut psychological thriller begins when Karen and her nine-year- old daughter, Alice, pick up Rex from a ten-year stint in prison for murder. But biba and rex have a complicated family history-one of abandonment, suicide, and crippling guilt-and Karen's summer of freedom is about to end in blood.
Good as Gone: A Novel of Suspense
And if she isn’t julie, what is it that she wants? “So much about this novel is fresh and insightful and decidedly not like every other thriller. And then one night, the doorbell rings. A young woman who appears to be Julie is finally, miraculously, home safe. Anna and the rest of the family are thrilled, but soon Anna begins to see holes in Julie’s story.
. When she is contacted by a former detective turned private eye, she is forced to wonder if this young woman is even her daughter at all. For eight years, she has lived with the guilt and the void in her family, hoping against hope that Julie is still alive. A new york times book review editors' Choice"So gripping you might start to question your own family’s past.
Entertainment Weekly“One of the most anticipated summer thrillers. Gentry's novel isn't primarily about the version of the self that comes from a name and a family of origin; instead, it draws our attention to the self that's forged from sheer survival, and from the clarifying call to vengeance. New york times book review anna’s daughter julie was kidnapped from her own bedroom when she was thirteen years old, while Anna slept just downstairs, unaware that her daughter was being ripped away from her.
. Good as gone ranks as an outstanding debut, well worth reading.
Don't Ever Tell: An absolutely unputdownable, nail-biting psychological thriller
If you only read one book this year make sure that it's this one. So good!… what begins as a typical tale of revenge becomes dark and twisted and completely unpredictable. I promise you, you won’t be sorry. Life is nearly perfect… at least, that’s how it looks from the outside. But behind closed doors, the marriage is breaking.
You seriously need to read this book. Make sure that it is this one. Every day, after she kisses her husband Tris goodbye, Charlotte works a little more on her plan to destroy his life. Was it when he stopped looking at her in that way, that she first felt something was wrong?Or when he lied about where he was going, so he didn’t have to watch their sick children?Or perhaps it’s the smiling photo of him on a beautiful stranger’s phone.
Amazing. Goodreads reviewerthis is a story about Charlotte, who has two sweet children, a stay-at-home job she loves and a drama-free marriage to a caring and successful man. Another winner by lucy dawson!’ cass green, 5 stars‘this one was read in record time… fast-paced, 5 stars‘a superb book that will keep you reading until the early hours! The tangled web that just keeps twisting! A fantastic read… Bravo!’ NetGalley reviewer, suspenseful and kept me glued to the pages… This is a twisty dark thriller that kept me guessing until the end… I loved every second!’ All The Good Books, 5 stars .
I was totally wrong-footed and i did not see that twist coming at all… Absolute belter!’ SJI Holliday, 5 stars‘An amazing book… If you only read one book this year. This author just gets better and better! Highly recommended. Psychothrillabooks, 5 stars‘wow, what a fantastic book!!!… This is hands down the best suspenseful psychological thriller I have ever read… I don’t think I could come up with a single thing negative about this book.
Jack of Spades: A Tale of Suspense
But rush is hiding a dark secret. These are novels that the upstanding Rush wouldn’t be caught reading, let alone writing. Readers are sure to be gripped and unsettled by Oates’s depiction of a seemingly mild-mannered character whose psychopathology simmers frighteningly close to the surface. Publishers weekly, starred review “just when you think you’ve got her all figured out, Joyce Carol Oates sneaks up behind and confounds you yet again.
Andrew J. Rush has achieved the kind of critical and commercial success most authors only dream about: He has a top agent and publisher in New York, and his twenty-eight mystery novels have sold millions of copies. Meanwhile, rush receives a court summons in the mail explaining that a local woman has accused him of plagiarizing her own self-published fiction.
Under the pseudonym “jack of spades, lurid, ” he pens another string of novels—noir thrillers that are violent, and masochistic. When his daughter comes across a Jack of Spades novel he has carelessly left out, she picks it up and begins to ask questions. She does it with a wicked flourish in Jack of Spades.
The new york Times Book Review. Only stephen king, one of the few mystery writers whose fame exceeds his own, is capable of inspiring a twinge of envy in Rush. An exquisite, psychologically complex thriller about opposing forces within the mind of one ambitious writer and the delicate line between genius and madness.
You Should Have Known: Coming Soon to HBO as the Limited Series The Undoing
Grace is also the author of the forthcoming You Should Have Known, a book in which she castigates women for not valuing their intuition and calls upon them to pay attention to their first impressions of men. But weeks before the book is published, a chasm opens in her own life: a violent death, and, a missing husband, in the place of a man Grace thought she knew, only a chain of terrible revelations.
Devour the new york times bestselling novel, soon to be an hbo limited series called The Undoing, starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant: a "rollickingly good literary thriller" about a marriage counselor who learns that her perfect life is only a mirage leaving her to dismantle one life and create another for her child and herself Vanity Fair.
Grace reinhart sachs is living the only life she ever wanted for herself, Henry, their young son, devoted to her husband, a pediatric oncologist at a major cancer hospital, and the patients she sees in her therapy practice. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster, and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must disassemble one life and create another for her child and herself.
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The Only Girl in the World: A Memoir
But maude's parents could not rule her inner life. And when, an outsider managed to penetrate her family's paranoid world, after more than a decade, Maude seized her opportunity. She endured a life without heat, hot water, friendship, adequate food, or any kind of affectionate treatment. An amazon best book of the month: for readers of Room and The Glass Castle, an astonishing memoir of one woman rising above an unimaginable childhood.
Befriending the animals on the lonely estate as well as the characters in the novels she read in secret, young Maude nurtured in herself the compassion and love that her parents forbid as weak. By turns horrifying and magical, the only girl in the World is a story that will grip you from the first page and leave you spellbound, a chilling exploration of psychological control that ends with a glorious escape.
Maude julien's parents were fanatics who believed it was their sacred duty to turn her into the ultimate survivor -- raising her in isolation, tyrannizing her childhood and subjecting her to endless drills designed to "eliminate weakness. Maude learned to hold an electric fence for minutes without flinching, and to sit perfectly still in a rat-infested cellar all night long her mother sewed bells onto her clothes that would give her away if she moved.
Last Woman Standing
Dana diaz is an aspiring stand‑up comedian—a woman in a man’s world. Dana confides that she’s recently been harassed and assaulted while in L. A. And amanda comes up with a plan: they should go after each other’s assailants, Strangers on a Train–style. But dana finds that revenge, however sweet, draws her into a more complicated series of betrayals.
At what cost will she get her vengeance? Who will end up getting hurt? And when it’s all over, will there be anyone left to trust? When she meets a tough computer programmer named Amanda Dorn, the two bond over their struggles in boys’ club professions. Soon her distrust turns to paranoia, encompassing strangers, friends—and even herself.
From the author of good as gone “so gripping you might want to start to question your own family’s past”—Entertainment Weekly comes a brilliant and timely thriller: Strangers on a Train by way of Thelma and Louise.
The Good Goodbye: A Novel
The first thing you should know is that everyone lies. Arden and rory have always been close, secrets that reel all the way back to their childhoods, but they have secrets they’ve never shared, and which led them to that tragic night. The police suspect arson. The mystery of the fire runs through it all.
. Both girls are critically injured and another student has died. Who set the fire, natalie realizes that in order to protect her daughter, she’ll first have to find out who Arden really is, and why? As the police dig deep into both the present and the past, even if it means risking everything—and everyone—she loves most.
Praise for the good goodbye “a fluid, suspenseful story that keeps you turning the pages to find out what happened—and what will happen next. Readers will find their thoughts returning to the story, especially its affecting final scenes, long after it comes to a close. Bookreporter “each chapter reveals a tantalizing new detail that further complicates the cousins’ bond.
I devoured this novel. Christina baker kline, #1 new york Times bestselling author of Orphan Train“Carla Buckley’s writing is totally addictive. The second thing is that it matters.
The Burning Air: A Novel
Erin kelly is a seriously good writer, and this gripping novel is her best yet. Sophie hannah, author of kind of cruela stand-out author of deeply atmospheric psychological thrillers, Erin Kelly is on her way to joining the bestselling ranks of Kate Atkinson and Barbara Vine. But when the macbrides gather for the first time since lydia’s passing at their restored barn in the secluded countryside, the family discovers a stranger in their midst: a stranger who is convinced that Lydia was a murderer—and who has been plotting a spectacular revenge that may shatter their world forever.
Until now, the macbride family has led a cozy life of upper-class privilege: good looks; tuition-free education at the prestigious private school where their father, is headmaster; an altruistic righteousness inherited from their mother, Rowan, magistrate Lydia.