The Southern Strangler is speeding up his gruesome game. He’s becoming careless, but not careless enough: three bodies and still the only clue is his calling card. The Southern Strangler is slaughtering his way through the Southeast, leaving a gruesome memento at each crime scene-the prior victim’s severed hand. Each one has been a beautiful young girl killed in one city, dumped in another, the latest in Nashville. What did they have in common, what could link them to a savage serial killer? As the Strangler’s murderous rampage through America’s South East gathers pace, local homicide chief Taylor Jackson and FBI profiler Dr John Baldwin, are at a loss. And a media leak is making matters worse. Ambitious TV reporter Whitney Connolly knows she’s onto a scoop that just might be her ticket out of Nashville. But she’s not going to tell. She’s going to keep quiet until the time’s right, guard her secret well. Though Whitney should know already that secrets come at a price, this time she has no idea what it will cost her, or how close to this story she really is.As the killer spirals out of control, everyone involved must face a horrible truth-the purest evil is born of private lies.
AUTHOR: J.T ELLISON
TITLE: ALL THE PRETTY GIRLS
GENRE: Thriller,Mystery & Suspense
Timothy Carrier is an ordinary guy who enjoys a beer after work. But tonight is no ordinary night. Instead, Tim will face a terrifying decision: Help or run. For the jittery stranger sitting beside him at the bar has mistaken Tim for someone else and passes him a manila envelope stuffed with cash and the photo of a pretty woman. “Ten thousand. The rest when she’s gone.” Now everything Tim thinks he knows even about himself will be challenged. For Tim Carrier is the one man who can save an innocent life and stop a killer as relentless as evil incarnate. But first he must discover resources within himself that will transform his idea of who he is and what it takes to be the good guy.
AUTHOR: DEAN KOONTZ
TITLE: THE GOOD GUY
GENRE: Suspense & Thriller
A gorgeously told novel in verse written with intimacy and power,Audacity is inspired by the real-life story of Clara Lemlich, a spirited young woman who emigrated from Russia to New York at the turn of the twentieth century and fought tenaciously for equal rights. Bucking the norms of both her traditional Jewish family and societal conventions, Clara refuses to accept substandard working conditions in the factories on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. For years, Clara devotes herself to the labor fight, speaking up for those who suffer in silence. In time, Clara convinces the women in the factories to strike,organize, and unionize,culminating in the famous Uprising of the 20,000.
AUTHOR: MELANIE CROWDER
NO MATTER HOW EDUCATED,TALENTED,RICH OR COOL YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE,HOW YOU TREAT PEOPLE ULTIMATELY TELLS ALL. INTEGRITY IS EVERYTHING.
MY FAITH RESTS NOT UPON WHAT I AM,OR SHALL BE,OR FEEL,OR KNOW BUT IN WHO CHRIST IS, IN WHAT HE HAS DONE, AND IN WHAT HE IS NOW DOING FOR ME.
IF THEY DON’T KNOW YOU PERSONALLY, DON’T TAKE IT PERSONAL
AS YOU BREATHE RIGHT NOW, ANOTHER PERSON TAKES THEIR LAST.SO STOP COMPLAINING, AND LEARN TO LIVE YOUR LIFE WITH WHAT YOU HAVE.
Vivacious Debbie Flores was a college educated Washington Redskins cheerleader when she headed for “Sin City.” It was a smart move for the aspiring showgirl who’d soon be making her star-making solo debut at the legendary Luxor. But after the morning rehearsals of December 12, 2010, no one saw Debbie alive again.
A cryptic text message she left for her mother led authorities to Debbie’s charismatic boyfriend,Jason “Blu” Griffith. A fellow Vegas dancer,Blu was hiding a terrible secret.It involved a rental van,bags of cement, two plastic tubs,and a handsaw.When the details of the crime unfolded,everyone asked: how could a girl with such passion and promise come to an end so violent and unexpected? In time, the truth would reveal a life more tumultuous than believed and what exactly transpired on Debbie’s tragic final day would stun the nation.
TITLE: DANCING ON HER GRAVE
AUTHOR: DIANA MONTANE AND CAROLINA SARASSA
When Charlie Garrett arrives as a young teacher at the shabby-yet-genteel Abbott School, a world steeped in privilege and tradition.Fresh out of college and barely older than the students he teaches,Charlie longs to leave his complicated southern childhood behind and find his place in the rarefied world of Abbottsford.
Before long he is drawn to May Bankhead,the daughter of the legendary school chaplain;but when he discovers he cannot be with her,he forces himself to break her heart, and she leaves Abbott he believes forever.He hunkers down in his house in the foothills of Massachusetts,thinking his sacrifice has contained the damage and controlled their fates.
But nearly a decade later,his peace is shattered when his golden-boy half brother, Nick,comes to Abbott to teach and May returns as a teacher as well.Students and teachers alike are drawn by Nick’s magnetism,and even May falls under his spell.When Charlie pushes his brother and his first love together,with what he believes are the best of intentions,a love triangle ensues that is haunted by desire,regret,and a long-buried mystery.
TITLE: THE HALF BROTHER
AUTHOR: HOLLY LECRAW
Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change stripes and prosecute the high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder After 24 years in prison,convicted killer Jason Jessup has been exonerated by new DNA evidence. Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty,and he takes the case on the condition that he gets to choose his investigator, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch.Together,Botch and Haller set off on a case fraught with political and personal danger.Opposing them is Jessup,now out on bail,a defense attorney who excels at manipulating the media,and a runaway eyewitness reluctant to testify after so many years.With the odds and the evidence against them,Bosch and Haller must nail a sadistic killer once and for all. If Bosch is sure of anything, it is that Jason Jessup plans to kill again.
TITLE: THE REVERSAL
AUTHOR: MICHAEL CONELLY
LEGENDARY THRILLER WRITER DAVID MORRELL TRANSPORTS READERS TO THE FOGBOUND STREETS OF LONDON, WHERE A KILLER PLOTS TO ASSASSINATE QUEEN VICTORIA.
The year is 1855. The Crimean War is raging. The incompetence of British commanders causes the fall of the English government. The Empire teeters. Amid this crisis comes opium-eater Thomas De Quincey, one of the most notorious and brilliant personalities of Victorian England. Along with his irrepressible daughter, Emily, and their Scotland Yard companions, Ryan and Becker, De Quincey finds himself confronted by an adversary who threatens the heart of the nation.
This killer targets members of the upper echelons of British society, leaving with each corpse the name of someone who previously attempted to kill Queen Victoria. The evidence indicates that the ultimate victim will be Victoria herself.
TITLE: INSPECTOR OF THE DEAD
AUTHOR: DAVID MORRELL