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The Guardians: A Novel
by John Grisham

Language

English

Pages

371

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b>In this instant #1聽<i>New York Times</i>聽bestseller, John Grisham delivers a classic legal thriller鈥攚ith a twist.<br /></b><br /><b>鈥淭errific鈥ffecting鈥risham has done it again.鈥濃€擬aureen Corrigan,聽<i>The Washington Post</i></b><br />聽<br /><b>鈥淎 suspenseful thriller mixed with powerful themes.鈥濃€擜ssociated Press</b><br /><br /><br />In the small Florida town of Seabrook, a young lawyer named Keith Russo was shot dead at his desk as he worked late one night. The killer left no clues. There were no witnesses, no one with a motive. But the police soon came to suspect Quincy Miller, a young black man who was once a client of Russo鈥檚.聽<br /><br /> Quincy was tried, convicted, and sent to prison for life. For twenty-two years he languished in prison, maintaining his innocence. 聽But no one was listening. 聽He had no lawyer, no advocate on the outside. In desperation, he writes a letter to Guardian Ministries, a small nonprofit run by Cullen Post, a lawyer who is also an Episcopal minister.<br /><br /> Guardian accepts only a few innocence cases at a time. 聽Cullen Post travels the country fighting wrongful convictions and taking on clients forgotten by the system. With聽Quincy Miller, though, he gets far more than he bargained for. Powerful, ruthless people murdered Keith Russo, and they do not want Quincy Miller exonerated.<br /><br /> They killed one lawyer twenty-two years ago, and they will kill another without a second thought.
The 19th Christmas (Women's Murder Club)
by , Maxine Paetro

Language

English

Pages

339

Publication Date

October 07, 2019

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<b>#1 <i>New York Times </i>bestseller --</b><b>If the Women's Murder Club can't be together this Christmas, a killer is to blame. </b><b><br /></b>As the holidays approach, Detective Lindsay Boxer and her friends in the Women's Murder Club have much to celebrate. Crime is down. The medical examiner's office is quiet. Even the courts are showing some Christmas spirit. And the news cycle is so slow that journalist Cindy Thomas is on assignment to tell a story about the true meaning of the season for San Francisco. <br />Then a fearsome criminal known only as "Loman" seizes control of the headlines. Solving crimes never happens on schedule, but as this criminal mastermind unleashes credible threats by the hour, the month of December is upended for the Women's Murder Club. Avoiding tragedy is the only holiday miracle they seek.
The Silent Patient
by Alex Michaelides

Language

English

Pages

297

Publication Date

February 05, 2019

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<p><b>The instant #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestseller</b></p><p>"An unforgettable鈥攁nd Hollywood-bound鈥攏ew thriller... A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy."<br /><b>鈥?lt;i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b></p><p><b><i>The Silent Patient</i> is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman鈥檚 act of violence against her husband鈥攁nd of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive.</b></p><p>Alicia Berenson鈥檚 life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London鈥檚 most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.</p><p>Alicia鈥檚 refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London.</p><p>Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations鈥攁 search for the truth that threatens to consume him....</p>
Unspeakable Things
by Jess Lourey

Language

English

Pages

296

Publication Date

January 01, 2020

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<p><b>Inspired by a terrifying true story from the author鈥檚 hometown, a heart-pounding novel of suspense about a small Minnesota community where nothing is as quiet鈥攐r as safe鈥攁s it seems.</b></p><p>Cassie McDowell鈥檚 life in 1980s Minnesota seems perfectly wholesome. She lives on a farm, loves school, and has a crush on the nicest boy in class. Yes, there are her parents鈥?strange parties and their parade of deviant guests, but she鈥檚 grown accustomed to them.</p><p>All that changes when someone comes hunting in Lilydale.</p><p>One by one, local boys go missing. One by one, they return changed鈥攙iolent, moody, and withdrawn. What happened to them becomes the stuff of shocking rumors. The accusations of who鈥檚 responsible grow just as wild, and dangerous town secrets start to surface. Then Cassie鈥檚 own sister undergoes the dark change. If she is to survive, Cassie must find her way in an adult world where every sin is justified, and only the truth is unforgivable.</p>
The Night Fire (Ren茅e Ballard Book 3)
by Michael Connelly

Language

English

Pages

417

Publication Date

October 22, 2019

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<b>Harry Bosch and LAPD Detective </b><b>Ren茅e Ballard come together again on the murder case that obsessed Bosch's mentor, the man who trained him---new from #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Michael Connelly</b> <b><br /></b> <br />Back when Harry Bosch was just a rookie homicide detective, he had an inspiring mentor who taught him to take the work personally and light the fire of relentlessness for every case. Now that mentor, John Jack Thompson, is dead, and his widow gives Bosch a murder book, one that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD twenty years before -- the unsolved killing of a troubled young man.<br /><br />Bosch takes the murder book to Detective Ren茅e Ballard and asks her to help him discover what about this crime lit Thompson's fire all those years ago. As she begins her inqueries -- while still working her own cases on the midnight shift -- Ballad finds aspects of the initial investigation that just don't add up.<br /><br />The bond between Bosch and Ballard tightens as they become a formidable investigation team. And they soon arrive at a disturbing question: Did Thompson steal the murder book to work the case in retirement, or to make sure it never got solved? <br />Written with the intense pacing and masterful suspense that have made Michael Connelly "the hard-boiled fiction master of our time" (NPR),<i> The Night Fire</i> continues the unofficial partnership of two fierce detectives determined not to let the fire with burn out.
Criss Cross (Alex Cross Book 27)
by James Patterson

Language

English

Pages

401

Publication Date

November 25, 2019

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<b>A killer with all the skills of a master detective has made Alex Cross the subject of his deranged "investigation."</b><br />In a Virginia penitentiary, Alex Cross and his partner, John Sampson, witness the execution of a killer they helped convict. Hours later, they are called to the scene of a copycat crime. A note signed "M" rests on the corpse. <i>"You messed up big time, Dr. Cross." </i><i><br /></i>Was an innocent man just put to death? Alex soon realizes he may have much to answer for, as "M" lures the detective out of the capital to the sites of multiple homicides, all marked with distressingly familiar details -- details that conjure up decades-old cases. Details that conjure up Cross family secrets. Details that make clear that M is after a prize so dear that -- were the killer to attain it -- Alex's heart would no longer have reason to beat.
Under Currents: A Novel
by Nora Roberts

Language

English

Pages

440

Publication Date

July 09, 2019

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<p><b>For both Zane and Darby, their small town roots hold a terrible secret. Now, decades later, they've come together to build a new life. But will the past set them free or pull them under?</b></p><p>Zane Bigelow grew up in a beautiful, perfectly kept house in North Carolina鈥檚 Blue Ridge Mountains. Strangers and even Zane鈥檚 own aunt across the lake see his parents as a successful surgeon and his stylish wife, making appearances at their children鈥檚 ballet recitals and baseball games. Only Zane and his sister know the truth, until one brutal night finally reveals cracks in the facade, and Zane escapes for college without a thought of looking back...</p><p>Years later, Zane returns to his hometown determined to reconnect with the place and people that mean so much to him, despite the painful memories. As he resumes life in the colorful town, he meets a gifted landscape artist named Darby, who is on the run from ghosts of her own. </p><p>Together they will have to teach each other what it means to face the past, and stand up for the ones they love.</p>
Lost Hills (Eve Ronin Book 1)
by Lee Goldberg

Language

English

Pages

237

Publication Date

January 01, 2020

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<p><b>鈥?lt;i>Lost Hills</i> is Lee Goldberg at his best. Inspired by the real-world grit and glitz of LA County crime, this book takes no prisoners. And neither does Eve Ronin. Take a ride with her and you鈥檒l find yourself with a heroine for the ages. And you鈥檒l be left hoping for more.鈥?鈥擬ichael Connelly, #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author</b></p><p><b>鈥淭hrills and chills! <i>Lost Hills</i> is the perfect combination of action and suspense, not to mention Eve Ronin is one of the best new female characters in ages. You will race through the pages!鈥?鈥擫isa Gardner, #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author</b></p><p>A video of Deputy Eve Ronin鈥檚 off-duty arrest of an abusive movie star goes viral, turning her into a popular hero at a time when the Los Angeles County Sheriff鈥檚 Department is plagued by scandal. The sheriff, desperate for more positive press, makes Eve the youngest female homicide detective in the department鈥檚 history.</p><p>Now Eve, with a lot to learn and resented by her colleagues, has to justify her new badge. Her chance comes when she and her burned-out, soon-to-retire partner are called to the blood-splattered home of a missing single mother and her two kids. The horrific carnage screams multiple murder鈥攂ut there are no corpses.</p><p>Eve has to rely on her instincts and tenacity to find the bodies and capture the vicious killer, all while battling her own insecurities and mounting pressure from the media, her bosses, and the bereaved family. It鈥檚 a deadly ordeal that will either prove her skills鈥r totally destroy her.</p>
The Alice Network: A Novel
by Kate Quinn

Language

English

Pages

510

Publication Date

June 06, 2017

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<p><strong>Featuring an exclusive excerpt from Kate Quinn's next incredible historical novel, THE HUNTRESS</strong></p><p><strong></strong>聽</p><p><strong>NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLER</strong></p><p><strong>#1 GLOBE AND MAIL HISTORICAL FICTION BESTSELLER</strong></p><p><strong>One of NPR's Best Books of the Year!</strong></p><p><strong>One of Bookbub's Biggest Historical Fiction Books of the Year!</strong></p><p><strong>Reese Witherspoon Book Club Summer Reading Pick!</strong></p><p><strong>The聽Girly Book Club Book of the Year!</strong></p><p><strong><strong>A聽Summer Book Pick from Good Housekeeping, Parade, Library Journal, Goodreads, Liz and Lisa, and BookBub</strong></strong></p><p><strong></strong>聽</p><p><strong>In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women鈥攁 female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947鈥攁re brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption. </strong></p><p><em>1947.</em> In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie's parents banish her to Europe to have her "little problem" taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister.</p><p><em>1915</em>. A year into the Great War, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she's recruited to work as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the "Queen of Spies", who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemy's nose. </p><p>Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn't heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the truth...no matter where it leads.</p><p><strong>鈥淏oth funny and heartbreaking, this epic journey of two courageous women is an unforgettable tale of little-known wartime glory and sacrifice. Quinn knocks it out of the park with this spectacular book!鈥濃€擲tephanie Dray, New York Times bestselling author of <em>America's First Daughter</em></strong></p>
The Deserter: A Novel (Scott Brodie Series)
by , Alex DeMille

Language

English

Pages

540

Publication Date

October 22, 2019

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<b>*<i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER*</b><br /> <br /><b>An 鈥渙utstanding鈥?(<i>Publishers Weekly</i>, starred review) blistering thriller featuring a brilliant and unorthodox Army investigator, his enigmatic female partner, and their hunt for the Army鈥檚 most notorious鈥攁nd dangerous鈥攄eserter from #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Nelson DeMille and Alex DeMille. </b><br /><br />When Captain Kyle Mercer of the Army鈥檚 elite Delta Force disappeared from his post in Afghanistan, a video released by his Taliban captors made international headlines. But circumstances were murky: Did Mercer desert before he was captured? Then a second video sent to Mercer鈥檚 Army commanders leaves no doubt: the trained assassin and keeper of classified Army intelligence has willfully disappeared.<br /> <br />When Mercer is spotted a year later in Caracas, Venezuela, by an old Army buddy, top military brass task Scott Brodie and Maggie Taylor of the Criminal Investigation Division to fly to Venezuela and bring Mercer back to America鈥攑referably alive. Brodie knows this is a difficult mission, made more difficult by his new partner鈥檚 inexperience, by their undeniable chemistry, and by Brodie鈥檚 suspicion that Maggie Taylor is reporting to the CIA.<br /> <br />With ripped-from-the-headlines appeal, an exotic and dangerous locale, and the hairpin twists and inimitable humor that are signature DeMille, <i>The Deserter </i>is the first in a timely and thrilling new series from an unbeatable team of True Masters: the #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestseller Nelson DeMille and his son, award-winning screenwriter Alex DeMille.

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