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

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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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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

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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

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 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 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

IN A DARK DARK WOOD BY RUTH WARE

In A Dark Dark Wood By Ruth Ware

( Someone’s Getting Married, Someone’s Getting Murdered )

SYNOPSIS

Sometimes the only thing to fear…is yourself.

Nora hasn’t seen Clare for ten years. Not since the day Nora walked out of her old life and never looked back.

Until, out of the blue, an invitation to Clare’s hen party arrives. A weekend in a remote cottage – the perfect opportunity for Nora to reconnect with her best friend, to put the past behind her. But something goes wrong. Very wrong.

And as secrets and lies unravel, out in the dark, dark wood the past will finally catch up with Nora.

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

Pub. Date: 25 August 2015

Pages: 320

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

Author: Ruth Ware

Title: In A Dark Dark Wood

Nora hasn’t seen Clare for ten years. Not since the day Nora walked out of her old life and never looked bUntil, out of the blue, an invitation to Clare’s hen party arrives. A weekend in a remote cottage – the perfect opportunity for Nora to reconnect with her best friend, to put the past behind her.

But something goes wrong. Very wrong.

And as secrets and lies unravel, out in the dark, dark wood the past will finally catch up with Nor