DARK MATTER BY BLAKE CROUCH

Dark Matter By Blake Crouch

        ( Lost Identity )

 

SYNOPSIS

‘Are you happy in your life?’ Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious.

Before he wakes to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before the man he’s never met smiles down at him and says, ‘Welcome back, my friend.’

In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible.Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves?

The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he would’ve imagined – one that will force him to meet the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe.

 

AUTHOR  :  BLAKE CROUCH
TITLE       :  DARK MATTER
Genres     :  Thriller,Science fiction,Suspense,Mystery,Psychological fiction,
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THIN AIR BY MICHELLE PAVER

Thin Air By Michelle Paver

     ( The Outsider )

 

SYNOPSIS

In 1935, young medic Stephen Pearce travels to India to join expedition with his brother, Kits. The élite team of five will climb Kangchenjunga, the world’s third highest mountain and one of mountaineering’s biggest killers. No one has scaled it before, and they are, quite literally, following in the footsteps of one of the most famous mountain disasters of all time – the 1907 Lyell Expedition.

Five men lost their lives back then, overcome by the atrocious weather, misfortune and ‘mountain sickness’ at such high altitudes. Lyell became a classic British hero when he published his memoir, Bloody, But Unbowed, which regaled his heroism in the face of extreme odds. It is this book that will guide this new group to get to the very top.

As the team prepare for the epic climb, Pearce’s unease about the expedition deepens. The only other survivor of the 1907 expedition, Charles Tennant, warns him off. He hints of dark things ahead and tells Pearce that, while five men lost their lives on the mountain, only four were laid to rest.

But Pearce determined to go ahead and complete something that he has dreamed of his entire life. As they get higher and higher, and the oxygen levels drop, he starts to see dark things out of the corners of his eyes. As macabre mementoes of the earlier climbers turn up on the trail, Stephen starts to suspect that Charles Lyell’s account of the tragedy was perhaps not the full story…

 

AUTHOR : MICHELLE PAVER
TITLE : THIN AIR
Genres : Historical fiction,Mystery,Horror,Psychological fiction,Adventure,Ghost story
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PILLOWFACE BY KRISTOPHER RUFTY

      ( Befriending A Psychopath )

SYNOPSIS

Twelve year old Joel Olsen loves all things devoted to horror. Movies, comics, books, and of course his true passion, special effects. Being raised by his older sister Haley after the sudden death of their parents Joel is in a world truly of his own.

At the launch of summer vacation Joel finds lying bloodied and near death in his backyard a masked man who is the epitome of what he adores. A flesh and blood slasher maniac! When he invites the masked man into his home to recover from his wounds an unexpected friendship is born, but Joel quickly realizes he’s actually become involved in a true to life horror tale that he’ll be lucky to survive.

This maniac known as Pillowface is not only an uncontrollable killing machine, but he also has others searching for him, and they will go to great and bloody lengths to find him.

 

AUTHOR : KRISTOPHER RUFTY
TITLE : PILLOWFACE
Genres : Horror,Fiction,Paranormal,Serial killer
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ALL THESE BEAUTIFUL STRANGERS BY ELIZABETH KLEHFOTH

All These Beautiful Strangers By Elizabeth Klehfoth

        (    Cold Case Mystery   )

SYNOPSIS

In the last day of summer,Grace Fairchild,the beautiful young wife of real estate mogul Allister Calloway,vanished from the family’s lake house without a trace,leaving behind her seven-year old daughter, Charlie,and a slew of unanswered questions.

Years later,seventeen-year-old Charlie still struggles with the dark legacy of her family name and the mystery surrounding her mother. Determined to finally let go of the past,she throws herself into life at Knollwood,the prestigious New England school she attends. Charlie quickly becomes friends with Knollwood’s “it” crowd.

Charlie has also been tapped by the A’s—the school’s elite secret society well-known for terrorizing the faculty,administration,and their enemies. To become a member of the A’s,Charlie must play The Game,a semester-long,diabolical high-stakes scavenger hunt that will jeopardize her friendships,her reputation,even her place at Knollwood.

As the dark events of past and present converge,Charlie begins to fear that she may not survive the terrible truth about her family,her school,and her own life.

 

AUTHOR : ELIZABETH KLEHFOTH
TITLE : ALL THESE BEAUTIFUL STRANGERS
Genres : Crime fiction,Mystery,Police procedural,Fiction,Young Adult
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APART IN THE DARK BY ANIA AHLBORN

Apart In The Dark By Ania Ahlborn

Now available for the first time in a print edition—two terrifying novellas from bestselling author Ania Ahlborn,“a great storyteller who spins an atmosphere of dread literally from the first page” (Jeff Somers).

SYNOPSIS

 

THE PRETTY ONES

New York,1977. The sweltering height of the Summer of Sam. The entire city gripped with fear,but all Nell Sullivan worries about is whether she’ll ever make a friend. The self-proclaimed “Plain Jane” does her best to fit in with the girls at work,but Nell’s brother,Barrett, assures her that she’ll never be like them. When Nell manages to finally garner some much-yearned-for attention,the unthinkable happens to her newfound friend. The office pool blames Son of Sam,but Nell knows the awful truth because doing the devil’s work is easy when there’s already a serial killer on the loose.

 

 

I CALL UPON THEE

Maggie Olsen had a pretty ordinary childhood—swimming and sleepover, movie nights and dad jokes. And then there were the other things,the darker things,the shadow that followed her home from the cemetery and settled into the corners of her home,refusing to let her grow up in peace. Now,after three years away from the place she’s convinced she inadvertently haunted,and after yet another family tragedy strikes, Maggie is forced to return to the sweltering heat of a Savannah summer to come to terms with her past. All along,she’s been telling herself, it was just in your head,and she nearly convinces herself that she’d imagined it all. But the moment Maggie steps into the foyer of her family home,she knows. The darkness is still here. And it’s been waiting for Maggie’s return….

 

AUTHOR  : ANIA AHLBORN
TITLE.      : APART IN THE DARK
Genres     : Psychological fiction,Thriller,Suspense,Fiction,Short story,Horror Fiction,Domestic fiction
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A STEEP PRICE BY ROBERT DUGONI

A Steep Price By Robert Dugoni

                 ( Sex, Drugs And Crime )

 

SYNOPSIS

Called inn to consult after a young woman disappears,Tracy Crosswhite has the uneasy feeling that this is no ordinary missing-persons case. When the body turns up in an abandoned well,Tracy’s suspicions confirmed. Estranged from her family,the victim had balked at an arranged marriage and had planned to attend graduate school. But someone cut her dreams short.

Solving the mystery behind the murder isn’t Tracy’s only challenge. The detective is keeping a secret of her own: she’s pregnant. And now her biggest fear seems to be coming true when a new detective arrives to replace her. Meanwhile,Tracy’s colleague Vic Fazzio is about to take a fall after his investigation into the murder of a local community activist turns violent and leaves an invaluable witness dead.

Two careers are on the line. And when more deadly secrets emerge,jobs not the only things at risk.

 

AUTHOR : ROBERT DUGONI
TITLE      : A STEEP PRICE
Genres    : Crime fiction,Mystery,Police procedural,Fiction,Mystery-crime
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PAPER GHOSTS BY JULIA HEABERLIN

Paper Ghosts By Julia Heaberlim

            ( A Map Of Death And Despair )

 

SYNOPSIS

Carl Louis Feldman is an old man who once took photographs. That was before he tried for murder and acquitted. Before dementia and his admission to a Texas care facility. Now his daughter has come to see him,to take him on a trip. Only she’s not his daughter,and,if she has her way,he’s not coming back

Because Carl’s past has finally caught with him. The woman driving the car convinced he’s guilty,and that he’s killed other young women. Including her sister Rachel.

Now they’re driving across Texas,following his photographs,his clues, his crimes. To see if he remembers any of it. To discover what happened to Rachel. Has Carl truly forgotten what he did or is he just pretending? Perhaps he’s guilty of nothing and she’s the liar. Either way,in driving him into the Texan badlands she’s taking a terrible risk.

For if Carl really is a serial killer,she’s alone in the most dangerous place of all…

 

AUTHOR : JULIA HEABERLIN
TITLE : PAPER GHOSTS
Genres : Mystery,Fiction,Thriller,Suspense,Psychological fiction
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THE LOST WOMAN BY SARA BLAEDEL

The Lost Woman By Sara Blaedel

              (    The Controversial Case    )

 

SYNOPSIS

A housewife is the target of a shocking, methodical killing. Shot with a hunting rifle through her kitchen window,the woman is dead before she hits the ground.

Though murdered in England,it turns out that the woman,Sofie Parker, is actually a Danish citizen who’s been on the Missing Persons list for almost two decades,so Louise Rick called on to the case. Then,in an unexpected twist,the police discover that Sofie been reported missing eighteen years ago by none other than Eik,Louise Rick’s police colleague and lover.

Impulsive as ever,Eik rushes to England,and ends up in jail on suspicion of Sofie’s murder. Completely blindsided by Eik’s connection to the case,Louise is thoroughly unsettled and sick with worry,yet she must set aside her own emotional turmoil if she hopes to find the killer in what will become her most controversial case yet…

 

AUTHOR : SARA BLAEDEL
TITLE : THE LOST WOMAN
Genres : Mystery-crime,Fiction,Suspense,Police procedural, Thriller,Crime
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THE BANKER’S WIFE BY CRISTINA ALGER

The Banker's Wife By Cristina Alger

        ( Greed, Money And Power )

SYNOPSIS

On an early morning in November, a couple of boards a private plane bound for Geneva, flying into a storm. Soon after, it simply drops off the radar, and its wreckage is later uncovered in the Alps. Among the disappeared is Matthew Lerner, a banking insider at Swiss United, a powerful offshore bank. His young widow, Annabel, is left grappling with the secrets he left, including an encrypted laptop and a shady client list. As she begins a desperate search for answers, she determines that Matthew’s death was no accident, and that she is now in the crosshairs of his powerful enemies.

Meanwhile, ambitious society journalist Marina Tourneau has finally landed at the top. Now that she’s engaged to Grant Ellis, she will stop writing about powerful families and finally be a part of one. Her entry into the upper levels of New York’s social scene is more appealing than any article could ever be, but, after the death of her mentor, she agrees to dig into one more story.

While looking into Swiss United, Marina uncovers information that implicates some of the most powerful men in the financial world, including some who are too close to home. The story could also be the answer to Annabel’s heartbreaking search – if Marina chooses to publish it.

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TITLE : THE BANKER’S WIFE
Genres : Mystery,Fiction,Domestic fiction,Thriller
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SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER BY DAVID BELL

Somebody's Daughter By David Bell

SYNOPSIS

When Michael Frazier’s ex-wife, Erica, unexpectedly shows up on his doorstep, she drops a bombshell that threatens to rip his family apart: Her ten-year-old daughter is missing–and Michael is the father. Unsure whether this is the truth but unwilling to leave the girl’s fate to chance, Michael has no choice but to follow the elusive trail of the child he has always wanted but never knew he had.

After Michael departs, his wife, Angela, learns shocking news about Erica and fears for the safety of both her husband and the endangered girl. When a stranger, a man who claims a connection to Erica and her missing daughter, knocks on the door, Angela is drawn out into the night–and deep into the tangled web of Michael’s past….

Over the course of one night, lies that span a decade come bubbling to the surface, putting Michael, his wife, and his whole family in jeopardy. And as the window for a little girl’s safe return closes, Michael will have to decide who can be trusted and who is hiding the truth….

AUTHOR : DAVID BELL
TITLE : SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER
Genres : Psychological thriller,Suspense,Thriller,Fiction,Mystery-thriller
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THE LAST TIME I LIED BY RILEY SAGER

The Last Time I Lied By Riley Sager

        ( Guilt Of Lies )

SYNOPSIS

Two Truths and a Lie. The girls played it all the time in their tiny cabin at Camp Nightingale. Vivian, Natalie, Allison, and first-time camper Emma Davis, the youngest of the group. The games ended when Emma sleepily watched the others sneak out of the cabin in the dead of night. The last she–or anyone–saw of them was Vivian closing the cabin door behind her, hushing Emma with a finger pressed to her lips.

Now a rising star in the New York art scene, Emma turns her past into paintings–massive canvases filled with dark leaves and gnarled branches that cover ghostly shapes in white dresses. The paintings catch attention of Francesca Harris-White, the socialite and wealthy owner of Camp Nightingale. When Francesca implores her to return to the newly reopened camp as a painting instructor, Emma sees an opportunity to try to find out what really happened to her friends.

Yet it’s immediately clear that all is not right at Camp Nightingale. Already haunted by memories from fifteen years ago, Emma discovers a security camera pointed directly at her cabin, mounting mistrust from Francesca and, most disturbing of all, cryptic clues Vivian left about the camp’s twisted origins. As she digs deeper, Emma finds herself sorting through lies from the past while facing threats from both man and nature in the present.

And the closer she gets to the truth about Camp Nightingale, the more she realizes it may come at a deadly price.

AUTHOR : RILEY SAGER
TITLE : THE LAST TIME I LIED
Genres : Suspense,Psychological thriller,Fiction,Thriller,Mystery-thriller
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THE WIDOW OF WALL STREET BY RANDY SUSAN MEYERS

The Widow Of Wall Street By Randy Susan Meyers

                 (   Deceit, Scandal And Guilt   )

SYNOPSIS

What’s real in a marriage built on sand and how do you abandon a man you’ve loved since the age of fifteen?

Phoebe sees the fire in Jake Pierce’s belly from the moment they meet as teenagers in Brooklyn. Eventually he creates a financial dynasty and she trusts him without hesitation, unaware his hunger for success hides a dark talent for deception.

When Phoebe learns along with the rest of the world that her husband’s triumphs are the result of an elaborate Ponzi scheme her world unravels. Lies underpin her life and marriage. As Jake’s crime uncovered, the world obsesses about Phoebe. Did she know her life fabricated by fraud? Did she partner with her husband in hustling billions from pensioners, charities, and CEOs? Was she his accomplice in stealing from their family and neighbors?

Debate rages whether love and loyalty blinded her to his crimes or if she chose to live in denial. While Jake trapped in the web of his own deceit, Phoebe faced with an unbearable choice. Her children refuse to see her if she remains at their father’s side, but abandoning Jake, a man she’s known since childhood, feels cruel and impossible.

AUTHOR : RANDY SUSAN MEYERS
TITLE : THE WIDOW OF WALL STREET
Genres : Domestic fiction,Mystery,Romance,Fiction,Crime
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LITTLE SISTER BY ISABEL ASHDOWN

Little Sister By Isabel Ashdown

      ( Betrayal, Lies And Buried Secrets )

SYNOPSIS

After sixteen years apart sisters Jessica and Emily reunited. With the past now behind them, the warmth they once shared quickly returns and before long Jess has moved into Emily’s comfortable island home. Life couldn’t be better. But when baby Daisy disappears while in Jess’s care, the perfect life Emily has so carefully built starts to fall apart.

Was Emily right to trust her sister after everything that happened before?

 

AUTHOR : ISABEL ASHDOWN
TITLE : LITTLE SISTER
Genres : Psychological thriller,Mystery,Suspense,Fiction,Thriller
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SHATTER BY MICHAEL ROBOTHAM

Shatter, a Crime fiction, psychological thriller written by Michael Robotham

        ( Can You Stop Evil )

SYNOPSIS

A naked woman in red high-heeled shoes poised on the edge of Clifton Suspension Bridge with her back pressed to the safety fence, weeping into a mobile phone. Clinical psychologist Joseph O’Loughlin is only feet away, trying to talk her down. She whispers, ‘You don’t understand’ – and jumps.

Later, Joe has a visitor, the woman’s teenage daughter, a runaway from boarding school. She refuses to believe that her mother would have jumped off the bridge: not only would she never commit suicide, she is also afraid of heights.

Joe wants to believe her, but how could a woman be driven to such a desperate act? And who might drive her to it?

 

AUTHOR :MICHAEL ROBOTHAM
TITLE : SHATTER
Genre : Thriller,Psychological thriller,Fiction,Suspense,Mystery
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THE EMPTY PLACE AT THE TABLE BY JOHN ELLSWORTH

The Empty Place At The Table By John Ellsworth

    ( A Complex Situation Between A Mother And Cartels )

 

SYNOPSIS

It was just a quick sandwich in the hospital cafeteria…

But when she returned to her daughter’s room…

Whatever happened to Melissa’s daughter is anyone’s guess. The police seal the hospital doors; a search proceeds but the four-year-old is nowhere to be found

The girl is gone, vanished without a ransom note, without a body being found, without a trace. The detectives believe she has most likely been sold into human trafficking. No matter, Melissa is determined. She is also very, very bright, a woman who refuses to give up, a woman who knows what motherhood means. She journeys to Mexico in search of her missing child. She confronts the Tijuana Cartel. Do they have her daughter? Twelve years have passed by and she no longer has any idea what the little girl even looks like.

Then…two unmistakable eyes peer out at her from a passing van. But was it Melissa’s daughter? Watch one desperate woman and one lost child try to reach across time and connect. A story to please you to the very end.

AUTHOR : JOHN ELLSWORTH
TITLE : THE EMPTY PLACE AT THE TABLE
Genres : Mystery, Fiction, Thriller, Psychological fiction,
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