By Jeff Strand
“Marvelously creepy reading…the horror during this story of twisted friendship is relentless.” —Publishers Weekly
Alex stared on the crimson pocketknife proven to him via his daughter. A pocketknife owned through a person he hadn't noticeable in years…
They met first in boarding college at age twelve. Alex Fletcher, shy and scared. Darren Rust, consistently furiously scribbling away in a personal magazine. It was once no longer an instantaneous friendship, yet then one evening Darren confident his roommate to sneak off institution grounds to determine whatever wonderful. there has been a sleazy strip membership, you notice, and each from time to time the again door opened simply lengthy sufficient to might be seize a short glimpse…
Though a bond was once shaped from their pre-pubescent curiosity in bare ladies, Darren had one other curiosity. A morbid interest approximately demise. A interest that became whatever even more sinister.
They crossed paths back in university and have become the simplest of associates. yet Darren wasn't simply searching for a chum. He had darkish, ghastly urges squirming round in his head, and he believed he observed an identical things—the urge to harm, the urge to kill—in Alex. He was once trying to find an individual who understood. A associate.
But Alex might by no means turn into a monster. no longer even if Darren attempted to deliver out his friend's such a lot deeply buried emotions of rage. now not even if Darren attempted to teach him the euphoria of getting that a lot energy over one other person. It simply could not happen…right?
Now Alex has a spouse and a daughter. And Darren is again. he is hiding. he is sufferer. His brain is twisted within the worst attainable way.
And he is looking a soul mate.
By Bret Easton Ellis
The writer of American Psycho and Less Than Zero keeps to surprise and hang-out us along with his incisive and magnificent dissection of the fashionable world. In his so much formidable and gripping booklet but, Bret Easton Ellis takes our star obsessed tradition and raises the amount exponentially.
Victor Ward, a version with ideal abs who exists in magazines and gossip columns and whose lifestyles resembles an ultra-hip motion picture, resides with one appealing version and having an affair with another. And then it is time to stream directly to the subsequent stage. But the longer term he will get isn't the one he had in brain.
By Richard North Patterson
An epic tale that strikes with strength, ardour, and authority, Balance of Power starts while President Kerry Kilcannon and tv journalist Lara Costello ultimately choose to marry. however the momentous celebration is via an unspeakable tragedy—a bloodbath of innocents via gunfire—that ignites a high-stakes video game of politics and criminal maneuvering within the Senate, the court docket, and around the nation, which the charismatic yet untested younger President is decided to win at any price. yet within the incendiary conflict over gun violence and gun rights, the associated fee to either Kilcannons could be even greater than he imagined.
By Sandra Brown
From number 1 manhattan instances bestselling writer Sandra Brown comes her exciting no 1 blockbuster of high-voltage suspense...The sensational homicide of 1 of Charleston's strongest voters, real-estate multi-millionaire Lute Pettijohn, rocks the town and offers formidable prosecutor Hammond pass his likelihood to turn into the city's subsequent district attorney-if he wins the case. His research turns up no scarcity of people that sought after Pettijohn lifeless. but if the best suspect seems to be a mysterious lady who holds the key which could shatter Hammond's pursuits, he faces an ethical limitation and a haunting query: used to be he arrange to be the best alibi?
By Jeff Long
Extensively and enthusiastically acclaimed, The Descent marked the debut of a robust mind's eye and earned Jeff lengthy comparisons to Stephen King. Now, after 3 extra suspenseful blockbusters, he returns to the desirable creatures he conjured in that first outstanding novel, unleashing a narrative that may hook his fanatics and not permit cross. within the Descent, we came across an international underneath our toes - a tubular nightmare of tunnels and subterranean rivers and seas inhabited through a savage race of hominids. Our seek used to be to find their chief, the so-called historic devil. In Deeper, mankind once more confronts its merciless subterranean family members, and we needs to descend even additional. trying to find the hadal god, we succeed in right down to our very genesis. With terrorism boiling up from the depths, we discover ourselves drawn right into a conflict of civilizations - one primal, one sleek - that forces us to confront our demons over again. enthralling, concussive, this darkly terrific paintings of mind's eye galvanizes Jeff Long's recognition as a prodigious expertise.
By C.A. Higgins
NAMED the best BOOKS OF THE 12 months BY BUZZFEED AND KIRKUS REVIEWS • With deeply relocating human drama, nail-biting suspense—and daring hypothesis trained by means of a level in physics—C. A. Higgins spins a riveting technology fiction debut sure to catapult readers past their expectations.
Serving aboard the Ananke, an experimental army spacecraft introduced by means of the ruthless association that principles Earth and its sunlight process, computing device scientist Althea has proven an excessive emotional bond—not with any of her crewmates, yet with the ship’s digital platforms, which converse extra deeply to her analytical brain than human emotions do. but if a couple of fugitive terrorists achieve entry to the Ananke, Althea needs to draw upon her center and soul for the energy to guard her liked ship.
whereas one of many saboteurs continues to be at huge someplace on board, his captured partner—the enigmatic Ivan—may end up to be extra risky. The perversely interesting legal whose silver tongue is his ultimate weapon has lengthy avoided the gurus’ so much relentless surveillance—and stored the reality approximately his tools and causes good hidden.
because the ship’s structures start to malfunction and the claustrophobic surroundings is more and more poisoned through mistrust and suspicion, it falls to Althea to penetrate the prisoner’s layers of intrigue and deception ahead of all is misplaced. but if the genuine nature of Ivan’s venture is uncovered, it is going to switch Althea forever—if it doesn’t kill her first.
Praise for Lightless
“Gripping . . . sci-fi flavored with a touch of thriller.”—New York Daily News
“[A] measured, gorgeous science-fiction debut [that is] extra mental mystery . . . contained, disciplined, stressful . . . The plot is compulsive. . . . Lightless is the 1st of a deliberate sequence, and also you can’t support watching for studying what’s next.”—The ny Times
“Lightless is stuffed with suspense and enjoyable as hell to read.”—BuzzFeed
“Absolutely outstanding . . . this is often technological know-how fiction because it is intended to be performed: clinical thoughts wedded to and equipped upon human ideals.”—Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling writer of the October Daye series
“The stakes during this tale are high—life and loss of life, uprising and betrayal—and debut novelist Higgins consistently ratchets up the stress. . . . A suspenseful, emotional tale that asks lots of colossal questions about id and freedom, it is a debut to not be missed.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A taut, suspenseful read.”—Tech Times
“Lightless is an workout in lighting fixtures a really gradual fuse and development the stress to an insufferable pitch whereas making us bet simply how apocalyptic the final word explosion should be. . . . it's a high-wire act, a wonderment, and an outstanding accomplishment from a reputation we’ll be seeing again.”—Sci Fi
From the Hardcover edition.
By Michael Connelly
The new mystery from no 1 New York Times bestselling writer Michael Connelly follows Detective Harry Bosch and his new companion as they examine a up to date homicide the place the set off used to be pulled 9 years earlier.
In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, now not many homicide sufferers die nearly a decade after the crime. So while a guy succumbs to issues from being shot by means of a stray bullet 9 years past, Bosch catches a case within which the physique continues to be clean, yet all different facts is nearly nonexistent.
Now Bosch and rookie Detective Lucia Soto are tasked with fixing what seems to be a hugely charged, politically delicate case. starting with the bullet that is been lodged for years within the victim's backbone, they need to pull new leads from years-old info, which quickly display that this capturing can have been something yet random.
In this gripping new novel, Michael Connelly exhibits once more why Harry Bosch is "one of the greats of crime fiction" (New York day-by-day News).
By Robin Wasserman
On Halloween, 1991, a favored highschool basketball big name ventures into the woods close to conflict Creek, Pennsylvania, and disappears. 3 days later, he’s came across with a bullet in his head and a gun in his hand—a discovery that sends tremors via this conservative group, already unnerved through growing to be rumors of Satanic worship within the region.
In the wake of this incident, shiny yet lonely Hannah Dexter is befriended by way of Lacey Champlain, a dark-eyed, Cobain-worshiping undesirable effect in lip gloss and document Martens. The charismatic, seductive Lacey forges a quick, intimate bond with the impressionable Dex, making her over in her personal photograph and unleashing a fierce defiance that neither lady anticipated. yet as Lacey progressively lures Dex clear of her secure lifestyles right into a feverish spiral of obsession, uprising, and ever larger threat, an unwelcome determine seems to be at the horizon—and Lacey’s mystery historical past collides with Dex’s worst nightmare.
By turns a surprising tale of affection and violence and an addictive portrait of the intoxication of woman friendship, set opposed to the unsettled backdrop of a city gripped by way of ethical panic, Girls on Fire is an unflinching and unforgettable photo of girlhood: women misplaced and located, women robust and susceptible, women who burn brilliant and brighter—and a few who flicker away.
By Chris Pavone
A pulse-racing foreign mystery from the New York Times bestselling writer of The Expats and The Accident
It’s 3:00am. are you aware the place your husband is?
Meet Will Rhodes: shuttle author, lately married, slightly solvent, his idealism quickly giving approach to disillusionment and the fear that he’s residing the inaccurate existence. Then one evening, on project for the award-winning Travelers journal within the wine quarter of Argentina, a stunning lady makes him a proposal he can’t refuse. quickly Will’s undesirable choices—and darkish secrets—take him throughout Europe, from a chateau in Bordeaux to a nighttime raid on a Paris mansion, from a dive bar in Dublin to a mega-yacht within the Mediterranean and an remoted cabin perched at the rugged cliffs of Iceland. As he’s drawn extra right into a tangled net of foreign intrigue, it turns into transparent that not anything approximately Will Rhodes used to be ever usual, that the community of deception ensnaring him is a part of an enormous and lethal conspiracy with terrifying worldwide implications—and that the folk closest to him may perhaps pose the best chance of all.
It’s 3:00am. Your husband has simply turn into a secret agent.
By Ian Brennan
Sister Maple Syrup Eyes is likely one of the first books released from the traditionally under-reported point of view on rape: from that of the lesser and oft-forgotten different sufferer, the individual's accomplice. With terse lyricism, this novella radiates the soreness of trying to fix a love and existence shattered by way of violence. via a sequence of intentionally concise and untitled chapters, the tale erupts in a before/after chasm, culminating with the most character's dealing with a tentative peace along with his prior.