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

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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

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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

UNDER A DARK SKY BY LORI RADER-DAY

Umder A Dark Sky By Lori Rader-Day

SYNOPSIS

Only in the dark can she find the truth . . .

Since her husband died, Eden Wallace’s life has diminished down to a tiny pinprick, like a far-off star in the night sky. She doesn’t work, has given up on her love of photography, and is so plagued by night terrors that she can’t sleep without the lights on. Everyone, including her family, has grown weary of her grief. So when she finds paperwork in her husband’s effects indicating that he reserved a week at a dark sky park, she goes. She’s ready to shed her fear and return to the living, even if it means facing her paralyzing phobia of the dark.

But when she arrives at the park, the guest suite she thought was a private retreat is teeming with a group of twenty-somethings, all stuck in the orbit of their old college friendships. Horrified that her get-away has been taken over, Eden decides to head home the next day. But then a scream wakes the house in the middle of the night. One of the friends has been murdered. Now everyone—including Eden—is a suspect.

Everyone is keeping secrets, but only one is a murderer. As mishaps continue to befall the group, Eden must make sense of the chaos and lies to evade a ruthless killer—and she’ll have to do it before dark falls…

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

Pub.Date: 7 August 2018

Pages: 416

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Author: Lori Rader-Day

Title: Under A Dark Sky

THE LIAR BY STEVE CAVANAUGH

The Liar By Steve Cavanaugh



SYNOPSIS


A Missing Girl. A Desperate Father.
A Case Which Will Tear Them Apart.

WHO IS DEADLIER …

Leonard Howell’s worst nightmare has come true: his daughter Caroline has been kidnapped. He can’t rely on the cops, so Howell calls the only man he trusts to get her back.

THE MAN WHO KNOWS THE TRUTH

Eddie Flynn knows what it’s like to lose a daughter and vows to bring Caroline home safe. Once a con artist, now a hotshot criminal attorney, Flynn is no stranger to the shady New York underworld.

… OR THE ONE WHO BELIEVES A LIE?However, as he steps back into his old life, Flynn realizes that the rules of the game have changed – and that he is being played. But who is pulling the strings? And is anyone in this twisted case telling the truth…?

Genres: Political thriller, Mystery, Fiction, Thriller, Legal thriller, Legal StoryPub. Date: 16 May 2017
Page: 337Recommendation Link: www.stevecavanaghauthor.com
Author: Steve Cavanagh
Title:The Liar ( Eddie Flynn # 3 )

THE PLEA BY STEVE CAVANAGH

The Plea By Steve Cavanaugh

SYNOPSIS

An innocent client. A wife in jeopardy. Who will take The Plea?

When billionaire David Child is arrested for the murder of his girlfriend, Clara, the FBI believes they can get him to testify and take down a huge money laundering scheme.

Con-artist-turned-lawyer Eddie Flynn is given the job: persuade David to plead guilty and give the agents the evidence they need. If Eddie can’t get David to take a plea bargain, the FBI has incriminating files on Eddie’s wife – and will send her to jail. But David swears he didn’t murder anyone.The evidence overwhelmingly shows that David killed Clara: the security video showed no one else entering their apartment, the murder weapon was in his car, and he was covered in gunshot residue he can’t explain. Yet as the FBI pressures Eddie to secure the guilty plea, Eddie becomes increasingly convinced that David is telling the truth.

With adversaries threatening, Eddie has to find a way to prove David’s innocence and find out if there’s any way he might have been framed. But the stakes are high: Eddie’s wife is in danger. And not just from the FBI…

Genres : Legal thriller,Suspense,   Fiction,Legal story,Mstery,Thriller
Pub.Date: 13 February 2018
Pages:   352


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Author: Steve Cavanagh

Title: The Plea ( Eddy Flynn #2 )

THE DEFENSE BY STEVE CAVANAGH

The Defense By Steve Cavanaugh

SYNOPSIS

Eddie Flynn used to be a con artist. Then he became a lawyer. Turns out the two aren’t that different.

Former con artist turned lawyer Eddie Flynn gave up the law a year ago after a disastrous case, and he vowed never to step foot in a courtroom again. But now he doesn’t have a choice. The head of the Russian mob in New York City, on trial for murder, has kidnapped Eddie’s ten-year-old daughter: Eddie has to take this case whether he likes it or not.

Using his razor-sharp wit and every con, bluff, grift, and trick in the book, Eddie has only forty-eight hours to defend an impossible murder trial. And if he loses this case, he loses everything.

Genres: Legal thriller, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller , Suspense, Courtroom Drama

Pub. Date: 3 May 2016

Pages: 320

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

Author: Steve Cavanagh

Title: The Defense ( Eddie Flynn #1 )

I WILL NEVER TELL BY CATHERINE MCKENZIE

I Will Never Tell By Catherine McKenzie

SYNOPSIS

What happened to Amanda Holmes?

Twenty years ago, she was found bludgeoned in a rowboat at the MacAllister family’s Camp Macaw. No one was ever charged with the crime.

Now, after their parents’ sudden deaths, the MacAllister siblings return to camp to read the will and decide what to do with the prime real estate the camp occupies. Ryan needs to sell. Margaux hasn’t made up her mind. Mary believes in leaving well enough alone. Kate and Liddie—the twins—have opposing views. And Sean Booth, the groundskeeper, just hopes he still has a home when all is said and done.

But it’s more complicated than a simple vote. The will stipulates that until they unravel the mystery of what happened to Amanda, they can’t settle the estate. Any one of them could have done it, and each one is holding a piece of the puzzle. Will they work together to finally discover the truth, or will their secrets finally tear the family apart?

 

Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Psychological suspense, Fiction, Suspense, Domestic thriller

Pub. Date: 1 June 2019

Pages: 400

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

Author: Catherine McKenzie

Title: I Will Never Tell

THE TURN OF THE KEY BY RUTH WARE

The Turn Of The Key By Ruth Ware

( The Live-In Nanny )

SYNOPSIS

I know you don’t know me, but you have When she stumbles across the advert, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss: a live-in nanny position, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten by the luxurious ‘smart’ home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family.

What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare – one that will end with a child dead and her in a cell awaiting trial for murder.

She knows she’s made mistakes. But, she maintains, she’s not guilty – at least not of murder. Which means someone else is.

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

Pub. Date: 6 August 2019

Pages: 352

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

Author: Ruth Ware

Title: The Turn Of The Key

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