Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. On her Raleigh Tuff Burner bike, she makes her way to a rickety covered bridge that, within moments, takes her wherever she needs to go, whether it’s across Massachusetts or across the country.
Charles Talent Manx has a way with children. He likes to take them for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate. With his old car, he can slip right out of the everyday world, and onto the hidden roads that transport them to an astonishing and terrifying playground of amusements he calls “Christmasland.” Then, one day, Vic goes looking for trouble and finds Manx. That was a lifetime ago. Now Vic, the only kid to ever escape Manx’s unmitigated evil, is all grown up and desperate to forget. But Charlie Manx never stopped thinking about Victoria McQueen. He’s on the road again and he’s picked up a new passenger: Vic’s own son.
AUTHOR: JOE HILL
GENRE: Fantasy, Thriller, Fiction, Paranormal
Ignatius Perrish spent the night drunk and woke up the next morning with a raging headache and a pair of horns growing from his temples.
At first Ig thought the horns were a hallucination, the product of a mind damaged by rage and grief. He had spent the last year lonely, following the death of his beloved Merrin Williams, who was raped and murdered under inexplicable circumstances. A mental breakdown would have been the most natural thing in the world but there was nothing natural about the horns, which were all too real. Ig had enjoyed the life of the blessed, being the second son of a renowned musician and younger brother of a rising late-night TV star, and more he had Merrin. But Merrin’s death damned all that. The only suspect in the crime, Ig was never charged or tried. And he was never cleared. In the court of public opinion in Gideon, New Hampshire, Ig is and always will be guilty because his rich and connected parents pulled strings to make the investigation go away. It seems everyone, including God, has abandoned him except the devil inside.
Now Ig is possessed of a terrible new power, a macabre talent he intends to use to find the monster who killed Merrin and destroyed his life. Being good and praying for the best got him nowhere. It’s time for a little revenge. It’s time the devil had his due.
AUTHOR: JOE HILL
GENRE: Fiction,Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Built on the Upper West Side, the elegant Breviary claims a regal history. But despite 14B’s astonishingly low rental price, the recent tragedy within its walls has frightened away all potential tenants except for Audrey Lucas.
No stranger to tragedy at thirty-two—a survivor of a fatherless childhood and a mother’s hopeless dementia, Audrey is obsessively determined to make her own way in a city that often strangles the weak. But is it something otherworldly or Audrey’s own increasing instability that’s to blame for the dark visions that haunt her and for the voice that demands that she build a door? A door it would be true madness to open…
AUTHOR: SARAH LANGAN
TITLE: AUDREY’S DOOR
GENRE: Paranormal, Fiction, Horror, Mystery
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SFPD has no witnesses and no suspects, but FBI Agent Abby Kane believes a dead hiker found ten miles north of the city is the key to solving those crimes. The detective involved with the case thinks Abby might be chasing a ghost down a rabbit hole, but the more Abby digs, the more she begins to think the killer is playing a game and there’s an audience cheering him on. In order to catch him, she must do the unthinkable: join the game.
AUTHOR: TY HUTCHINSON
TITLE: RUSSIAN HILL
GENRE: FBI Thriller
The Sniper never misses. He is the best shot in the movement and has a burning hatred for America and in particular his target. The Target is an Under Secretary of State in the United States Government. He is a fiercely ambitious rising political star with strong views on how to combat terrorism in the Middle East. The Hit takes place with devastating but unexpected consequences for them both. Their lives will never be the same again. The Contract is not what it seems.
AUTHOR: E J HENRY
TITLE: THE CONTRACT
GENRE: Political Thriller, Suspense, Terrorism
As local residents and authorities in Far North Queensland assess the damage in the aftermath of Cyclone Yasi, a woman’s body is found in bizarre circumstances deep in the rainforest. Cass Diamond of Cairns CIB is on the team investigating the murder of fashionista Odile Janvier and it’s not long before she uncovers a disturbing connection between the victim and the local medical profession.
AUTHOR: CAROLINE DE COSTA
TITLE: DOUBLE MADNESS
GENRE: Crime , Murder
At the old family manse in Louisiana, Special Agent Pendergast is putting to rest long-ignored possessions reminiscent of his wife Helen’s tragic death, only to make a stunning-and dreadful-discovery.
Helen had been mauled by an unusually large and vicious lion while they were big game hunting in Africa. But now, Pendergast learns that her rifle-her only protection from the beast-had been deliberately loaded with blanks. Who could have wanted Helen dead and why? With Lieutenant Vincent D’Agosta’s assistance, Pendergast embarks on a quest to uncover the mystery of his wife’s murder. It is a journey that sends him deep into her past, where he learns much that Helen herself had wished to keep hidden. Helen Pendergast had nursed a secret obsession with the famed naturalist-painter John James Audubon, in particular a long-lost painting of his known as the Black Frame. As Pendergast probes more deeply into the riddle-the answer to which is revealed in a night of shocking violence, deep in the Louisiana bayou-he finds himself faced with an even greater question: who was the woman he married?
AUTHOR: PRESTON & CHILD
TITLE: FEVER DREAM
MY OPINION: A Must Read
You have cancer. And tomorrow you’re trying your last chance for survival you’ll be infused with your own treated bone marrow frozen, stored, and safe in one of California’s most prestigious hospitals. Then comes the note: “We have your marrow pay or die.
The missing marrow, a sudden change in patient demeanor, and an unusual death in the cancer ward raise suspicions, but protecting the hospital’s reputation becomes more important than launching an investigation. But one patient’s primary nurse defies the administration, the attending physician, and her abusive boyfriend to dig deeper and solve the mystery.
AUTHOR: J.J. LAMB
TITLE: BONE DRY
GENRE: Medical Thriller