THE LUCKY ONE BY LORI RADER-DAY

The Lucky One By Lori Rader-Day

SYNOPSIS

Most people who go missing are never found. But Alice was the lucky one…

As a child, Alice was stolen from her backyard in a tiny Indiana community, but against the odds, her policeman father tracked her down within twenty-four hours and rescued her from harm. In the aftermath of the crime, her family decided to move to Chicago and close the door on that horrible day.

Yet Alice hasn’t forgotten. She devotes her spare time volunteering for a website called The Doe Pages scrolling through pages upon pages of unidentified people, searching for clues that could help reunite families with their missing loved ones. When a face appears on Alice’s screen that she recognizes, she’s stunned to realize it’s the same man who kidnapped her decades ago. The post is deleted as quickly as it appeared, leaving Alice with more questions than answers.

Embarking on a search for the truth, she enlists the help of friends from The Doe Pages to connect the dots and find her kidnapper before he hurts someone else. Then Alice crosses paths with Merrily Cruz, another woman who’s been hunting for answers of her own. Together, they begin to unravel a dark, painful web of lies that will change what they thought they knew—and could cost them everything.

Genres: Psychological fiction, Thriller Suspense, Fiction

Pub.Date: 18 February 2020

Pages: 400

Recommendation Link: http://www.loriraderday.com

Author: Lori Rader-Day

Title: The Lucky One

THE BLACK HOUR BY LORI RADER-DAY

The Black Hour By Lori Rader-Day

SYNOPSIS

For sociology professor Amelia Emmet, violence was a research topic—until a student she’d never met shot her. He also shot himself. Now he’s dead and she’s stuck with a cane and one question she can’t let go: Why her? All she wants is for life to get back to normal. Better than normal, actually, since life was messy before she was shot.

Then graduate student Nathaniel Barber offers to help her track down some answers. He’s got a crush and his own agenda—plans to make her his killer dissertation topic. Together and at cross-purposes, Amelia and Nathaniel stumble toward a truth that will explain the attack and take them both through the darkest hours of their lives.

Genres: Thriller, Psychological fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Crime fiction

Pub.Date: 8 July 2014

Pages: 331

Recommendation Link: http://www.loriraderday.com

Author: Lori Rader-Day

Title: The Black Hour

LITTLE PRETTY THINGS BY LORI RADER-DAY

Pretty Little Things Bh Lori Rader-Day

SYNOPSIS

Old Rivalries Never Die. But Some Rivals Do.
Juliet Townsend is used to losing. Back in high school, she lost every track team race to her best friend, Madeleine Bell. Ten years later, she’s still running behind, stuck in a dead-end job cleaning rooms at the Mid-Night Inn, a one-star motel that attracts only the cheap or the desperate. But what life won’t provide, Juliet takes.
Then one night, Maddy checks in. Well-dressed, flashing a huge diamond ring, and as beautiful as ever, Maddy has it all. By the next morning, though, Juliet is no longer jealous of Maddy – she’s the chief suspect in her murder.
To protect herself, Juliet investigates the circumstances of her friend’s death. But what she learns about Maddy’s life might cost Juliet everything she didn’t realize she had.

Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction, Psychological thriller

Pub.Date: 7 July 2017

Pages: 303

Author: Lori Rader-Day

Title: Pretty Little Things

Recommendation Link: http://www.loriraderday.com

HALF OF WHAT YOU HEAR BY KRISTYN KUSEK LEWIS

Half Of What You Hear By Kristyn Kusek Lewis

SYNOPSIS

Greyhill, Virginia—refuge of old money, old mansions, and old-fashioned ideas about who belongs and who doesn’t—just got a few new residents. When Bess Warner arrives in town with her husband Cole and their kids, she thinks she knows what to expect. Sure, moving to Cole’s small hometown means she’ll have to live across the street from her mother-in-law, and yes, there’s going to be a lot to learn as they take over Cole’s family’s inn-keeping business, but Bess believes it will be the perfect escape from Washington. She needs it to be. After losing her White House job under a cloud of scandal, she hardly knows who she is anymore.

But Bess quickly discovers that fitting in is easier said than done. Instead of the simpler life she’d banked on, she finds herself preoccupied by barbed questions from gossipy locals and her own worries over how her twins are acclimating at the town’s elite private school. When the opportunity to write an article for the Washington Post’s lifestyle supplement falls into Bess’s lap, she thinks it might finally be her opportunity to find her footing here…even if the subject of the piece is Greyhill’s most notorious resident.

Susannah “Cricket” Lane, fruit of the town’s deepest-rooted family tree, is a special sort of outsider, having just returned to Greyhill from New York after a decades-long hiatus. The long absence has always been the subject of suspicion, not that the eccentric Susannah cares what anyone thinks; as a matter of fact, she seems bent on antagonizing as many people as possible. But is Susannah being sincere with Bess—or is she using their strangely intense interview sessions for her to further an agenda that includes peeling back the layers of Greyhill’s darkest secrets?

As Bess discovers unsettling truths about Susannah and Greyhill at large, ones that bring her into the secrets of prior generations, she begins to learn how difficult it is to start over in a town that runs on talk, and that sometimes, the best way to find yourself is to uncover what everyone around you is hiding….

Genres: Domestic fiction, psychological fiction

Pub.Date: 31 December 2018

Pages: 384

Recommendation Links: http://kristynkuseklewis.com

Author:Kristyn Kusek Lewis

Title: Half Of What You Hear

THE SILENT WIFE BY A.S.A. HARRISON

SYNOPSIS

Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in Chicago, as she, the killer, and he, the victim, rush haplessly toward the main event.

He is a committed cheater. She lives and breathes denial. He exists in dual worlds. She likes to settle scores. He decides to play for keeps. She has nothing left to lose. Both are at the mercy of their unrelenting wants and needs, and both are unaware that the path they are on is careening toward mirder.

Genres: Psychological thriller, Fiction, Thriller, Suspense
Pub. Date: 25 June 2013
Pages: 336
Recommendation Link: http://www.asaharrison.com
Author: A.S.A Harrison
Title: The Silent Wife

IF I DIE TONIGHT BY ALISON GAYLIN

If I Die Tonight By Alison Gaylin

SYNOPSIS

Late one night in the quiet Hudson Valley town of Havenkill, a distraught woman stumbles into the police station and lives are changed forever.

Aimee En, once a darling of the ’80s pop music scene, claims that a teenage boy stole her car, then ran over another young man who’d rushed to help.

As Liam Miller’s life hangs in the balance, the events of that fateful night begin to come into focus. But is everything as it seems?

The case quickly consumes social media, transforming Liam, a local high school football star, into a folk hero, and the suspect, a high school outcast named Wade Reed, into a depraved would-be killer. But is Wade really guilty? And if he isn’t, why won’t he talk?

Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Fiction

Pub.Date: 6 March 2018

Pages: 384

Recommendation Link: http://www.alisongaylin.com

Author: Alison Gaylin

Title: If I Die Tonight

THE DAY I DIED BY LORI RADAR-DAY

The Day I Died By Lori Rader-Day

SYNOPSIS
Anna Winger can know people better than they know themselves with only a glance—at their handwriting. Hired out by companies wanting to land trustworthy employees and by the lovelorn hoping to find happiness, Anna likes to keep the real-life mess of other people at arm’s length and on paper.

But when she is called to use her expertise on a note left behind at a murder scene in the small town she and her son have recently moved to, the crime gets under Anna’s skin and rips open her narrow life for all to see. To save her son—and herself—once and for all, Anna will face her every fear, her every mistake, and the past she thought she’d rewritten.

Genres: Psychological thriller, Thriller, Suspense, Psychological fiction

Pub.Date: 11 April 2017

Pages: 432

Author: Lori Radar-Day

Title: The Day I Died

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THE LYING GAME BY RUTH WARE

Thr Lying Game By Ruth Ware

( Lies Are Not Without Consequences )

SYNOPSIS

I need you.” Three small words that change everything.

Isa Wilde knows something terrible has happened when she receives this text from an old friend. Why else would Kate summon her and their two friends Thea and Fatima to the seaside town where they briefly attended school together seventeen years ago?
The four friends first met at Salten House boarding school, where they quickly bonded over The Lying Game, a risky contest that involved tricking fellow boarders and faculty with their lies. But the game had consequences, and the girls were eventually expelled after Kate’s dad, their beloved art teacher, mysteriously disappeared.

Forever bound by their lies but needing to forget their past, they went their separate ways—Kate remaining in Salten while the other three left to start new lives in and around London.
Now reunited, Isa, Kate, Thea, and Fatima discover that their past lies had far-reaching effects and criminal implications that threaten them all.

In order to protect their reputations, and their friendship, they must uncover the truth about what really happened all those years ago.

Genres : Psychological fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Psychological thriller, Fiction

Pub. Date: 25 July 2017

Pages: 384

Recommendation Link: http://www.ruthware.com

Author: Ruth Ware

Title: The Lying Game

IN THE WOODS BY TANA FRENCH

SYNOPSIS

A small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children gripping a tree trunk in terror, wearing blood-filled sneakers, and unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.

Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a twelve-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox—his partner and closest friend—find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery.

Now, with only snippets of long-buried memories to guide him, Ryan has the chance to uncover both the mystery of the case before him and that of his own shadowy past.

 

Genres: Mystery, Psychological thriller

Pub. Date: 30 January 2007

Page: 496

Recommendation Link: http://www.tanafrench.com

Author: Tana French

Title: In The Woods

BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP BY S.J. WATSON

Before I Go To Sleep By S.J. Watson

SYNOPSIS

Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? And the one person you trust may be telling you only half the story.

A married woman named Christine wakes each morning with no idea who she is, requiring her husband, Ben, to explain her life all over again, including the accident that made her an amnesiac.

However, when Christine begins to keep a journal, she discovers one morning that she has left an enigmatic and troubling message for herself, one that makes her question everything she thought she knew: “Don’t trust Ben.”

 

Genres: Psychological thriller, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Pub. Date : 1 April 2011 2008

Pages: 368

Recommendation Link: http://www.sjwatson.books.com

Author: S.J. Watson

Title: Before I Go To Sleep