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Action, adventure, psychology, suspense - new thrillers to keep you up at night.


Michael Connelly
Description: Detective Renee Ballard is working the graveyard shift again, and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours only to find that an older man has snuck in and is rifling through old file cabinets.The intruder is none other than legendary LAPD detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard kicks him out, but eventually Bosch persuades her to help and she relents. Bosch is investigating the death of fifteen-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway who was brutally murdered. He crossed paths with her devastated mother while working a previous case, and Daisy's story has seized hold of him.
Call Number: LP FIC Con
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 31, 2018
A. J. Tata
Description: By the time anyone realizes what's happening, it is too late. A dark network of hackers has infiltrated the computers of the U.S. military, unleashing chaos across the globe. U.S. missiles strike the wrong targets. Defense systems fail. Power grids shut down. Within hours, America's enemies move in. Russian tanks plow through northern Europe. Iranian troops invade Iraq. North Korean destroys Seoul and fires missiles at Japan. Phase 1 of ComWar is complete. Enter Jake Mahegan and his team of highly trained operatives. Their mission is to locate the nerve center of ComWar--aka Computer Optimized Warfare--and to shut down the operation through any means necessary.
Call Number: FIC Tat
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 31, 2018
Sarah Meuleman
Description: A successful fashion magazine columnist investigates the mysterious disappearances of Agatha Christie, Barbara Follett, and Virginia Woolf before endeavoring to figure out what happened to a friend who went missing during their teen years.
Call Number: FIC Meu
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 31, 2018
Margot Hunt
Description: "On their first date back in law school, Natalie and Will Clarke bonded over drinks, dinner and whether they could get away with murder. Now married, they'll put the latter to the test when an unchecked danger in their community places their son in jeopardy. Working as a criminal defense attorney, Nat refuses to rely on the broken legal system to keep her family safe. She knows that if you want justice...you have to get it yourself. Shocked to discover Nat's taken matters into her own hands Will has no choice but to dirty his, also. His family is in way too deep to back down now. He's just not sure he recognizes the woman he married. Nat's always been fiercely protective, but never this ruthless or calculating. With the police poking holes in their airtight plan, what will be the first to fall apart: their scandalous secret--or their marriage?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hun
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 31, 2018
Anthony Horowitz, Ian Fleming
Call Number: FIC Hor
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 31, 2018
Catriona McPherson
Description: "Donna Weaver has put everything into restoring The Breakers, a bed and breakfast that she and her mother are opening on a remote stretch of beach. Now it waits--freshly painted, richly furnished, filled with flowers. But as the guests arrive, they feel like they've been here before. Amid home-baked scones, gorgeous guest rooms, and lavish dinners fit for a king, the feeling of menace grows. Someone has broken their vow. Someone is playing games. And then the games turn deadly."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC McP
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 31, 2018
Sarah Bailey
Description: Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock must set aside her feelings of loneliness after her recent move to Melbourne in order to investigate the deaths of a homeless man and a famous actor, who are linked by the secrets they've been keeping -- adapted from cover description.
Call Number: FIC Bai
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 31, 2018
Louis L'Amour, Beau L'Amour
Description: "Fate is a ship. As the shadows of World War II gather, the SS Lichenfield is westbound across the Pacific carrying eighty thousand barrels of highly explosive naphtha. The cargo alone makes the journey perilous, with the entire crew aware that one careless moment could lead to disaster. But yet another sort of peril haunts the Lichenfield. Even beyond their day-to-day coexistence, the lives of the crew are mysteriously intertwined. Though each has his own history, dreams and jealousies, longing and rage, all are connected by a deadly web of chance and circumstance. Some are desperately fleeing the past; others chase an unknown destiny. A few are driven by the desire for adventure, while their shipmates cling to the Lichenfield as their only true home. In their hearts, these men, as well as the women and children they have left behind, carry the seeds of salvation or destruction. And all of them--kind or cruel, strong or broken--are bound to the fate of the vessel that carries them toward an ever-darkening horizon."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC LAm
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 31, 2018
Louis Berney
Description: "Set against the assassination of JFK, a poignant and evocative crime novel that centers on a desperate cat-and-mouse chase across 1960s America--a story of unexpected connections, daring possibilities, and the hope of second chances from the Edgar Award-winning author of The Long and Faraway Gone. Frank Guidry's luck has finally run out. A loyal street lieutenant to New Orleans' mob boss Carlos Marcello, Guidry has learned that everybody is expendable. But now it's his turn--he knows too much about the crime of the century: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Within hours of JFK's murder, everyone with ties to Marcello is turning up dead, and Guidry suspects he's next: he was in Dallas on an errand for the boss less than two weeks before the president was shot. With few good options, Guidry hits the road to Las Vegas, to see an old associate--a dangerous man who hates Marcello enough to help Guidry vanish. Guidry knows that the first rule of running is "don't stop," but when he sees a beautiful housewife on the side of the road with a broken-down car, two little daughters and a dog in the back seat, he sees the perfect disguise to cover his tracks from the hit men on his tail. Posing as an insurance man, Guidry offers to help Charlotte reach her destination, California. If she accompanies him to Vegas, he can help her get a new car. For her, it's more than a car-- it's an escape. She's on the run too, from a stifling existence in small-town Oklahoma and a kindly husband who's a hopeless drunk. It's an American story: two strangers meet to share the open road west, a dream, a hope--and find each other on the way. Charlotte sees that he's strong and kind; Guidry discovers that she's smart and funny. He learns that's she determined to give herself and her kids a new life; she can't know that he's desperate to leave his old one behind. Another rule--fugitives shouldn't fall in love, especially with each other. A road isn't just a road, it's a trail, and Guidry's ruthless and relentless hunters are closing in on him. But now Guidry doesn't want to just survive, he wants to really live, maybe for the first time. Everyone's expendable, or they should be, but now Guidry just can't throw away the woman he's come to love. And it might get them both killed."--provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 31, 2018
Paula Daly
Description: "Haven't we all wanted to pretend everything's perfectly fine? Jane Campbell avoids confrontation at all costs. Given the choice, she'll always let her husband, Leon--a bestselling thriller author--fight their battles. She'd prefer to focus on the good things in life: precious days with her two young children, a steady and loving marriage, their mischievously playful cat Bonita, and her fulfilling job as a creative writing teacher. In Jane's eyes, life is altogether sweeter than any individual bump in the road. But when Leon suffers a brutal attack in the driveway of their home, in front of their children, Jane has to finally face reality. Who would commit such a hateful offense in broad daylight? Leon has imagined his fair share of crime on the page, and now this unthinkable violence has landed on the Campbell family doorstep. With her husband in a coma, Jane must open her eyes to the problems in her life, as well as the secrets that have been kept from her. Although she might not like what she sees, if she's committed to discovering who hurt her husband--and why--Jane needs to take matters into her own hands." -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Dal
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 31, 2018
Lee Child, Scott Brick
Description: Jack Reacher has extended his thumb and hit the pavement. His plan is to follow the autumn sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn't get far. On a country road in rural New Hampshire, deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. He thinks, What's one extra day? and takes the detour. At the same moment, in the same isolated area, a car breaks down. Two young Canadians are trying to drive to New York City to sell a treasure. Now they're stranded at a lonely motel in the middle of nowhere. The owners almost seem too friendly. It's a strange place...but it's all there is. The next morning in the city clerk's office, Reacher asks about the old family home. He's told no one named Reacher ever lived in town. He knows his father left and never returned. Now Reacher wonders, was he ever there in the first place? As Reacher explores his father's life, and strands of different stories begin to merge, he makes a shocking discovery: The present can be tough, but the past can be tense...and deadly.
Call Number: FIC Chi
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Dec 31, 2018
Michael T. Harvey
Description: "Boston, 1976. Daniel Fitzsimmons is just sixteen years old and totally on his own--his parents are long dead, and his beloved brother, Harry, is off at Harvard, the star of the football team. When Harry is murdered, Daniel wrestles not only with inconsolable grief but with strange new powers he never knew he possessed. Powers he's not sure he can control. Detectives William Barkley 'Bark' Jones and Tommy Dillon are assigned to Harry's case. The veteran partners thought they'd seen it all, but they are stunned when Daniel wanders into the crime scene. Even stranger, Daniel claims to have known the details of his brother's murder before it ever happened. The investigation leads the detectives deep into the Fitzsimmons brothers' past. They find heartbreaking loss, sordid characters, and metaphysical conspiracies. Even on the rough streets of 1970s Boston, Jones and Dillon have never had a case like this"--Dust jacket.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 31, 2018
M. R. Carey
Description: A gentle, devoted mother hides the dark and malicious side of her personality until it takes control, triggering devastating consequences.
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 31, 2018
S. J. Bolton
Description: "Sharon Bolton returns with her creepiest standalone yet, following a young cop trying to trace the disappearances of a small town's teenagers. Florence Lovelady's career was made when she convicted coffin-maker Larry Grassbrook of a series of child murders 30 years ago in a small village in Lancashire. Like something out of a nightmare, the victims were buried alive. Florence was able to solve the mystery and get a confession out of Larry before more children were murdered. But now, decades later, he's dead, and events from the past start to repeat themselves. Is someone copying the original murders? Or did she get it wrong all those years ago? When her own son goes missing under similar circumstances, the case not only gets reopened... it gets personal. In master of suspense Sharon Bolton's latest thriller, readers will find a page-turner to confirm their deepest fears and the only protagonist who can face them" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bol
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 31, 2018
Wendy James
Description: Can bad children happen to good mothers? Blogger Lizzy's life is buzzing, happy, normal. Two gorgeous children, a handsome husband, destiny under control. For her real-life alter-ego Beth, things are unravelling. Tensions are simmering with her husband, mother-in-law, and even her own mother. Her teenage daughters, once the objects of her existence, have moved beyond her grasp and one of them has shown signs of, well, thoughtlessness... Then a classmate of one daughter is callously bullied and the finger of blame is pointed at Beth's clever, beautiful child. Shattered, shamed and frightened, two families must negotiate worlds of cruelty they are totally ill-equipped for.
Call Number: FIC Jam
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 31, 2018
Lyndsay Faye
Description: "The year is 1921, and "Nobody" Alice James is on a cross-country train, carrying a bullet wound and fleeing for her life following an illicit drug and liquor deal gone horribly wrong. Desperate to get as far away as possible from New York City and those who want her dead, she has her sights set on Oregon: a distant frontier that seems the end of the line."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Fay
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 28, 2019
Ambrose Parry
Description: "Young women are being discovered dead across the Old Town, all having suffered similarly gruesome ends. In the New Town, medical student Will Raven is about to start his apprenticeship with the brilliant and renowned Dr Simpson. Simpson's patients range from the richest to the poorest of this divided city. His house is like no other, full of visiting luminaries and daring experiments in the new medical frontier of anaesthesia. It is here that Raven meets housemaid Sarah Fisher, who recognises trouble when she sees it and takes an immediate dislike to him. She has all of his intelligence but none of his privileges, in particular his medical education. With each having their own motive to look deeper into these deaths, Raven and Sarah find themselves propelled headlong into the darkest shadows of Edinburgh's underworld, where they will have to overcome their differences if they are to make it out alive."--Amazon.com
Call Number: FIC Par
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 31, 2018
Julie A. Hyzy
Description: Kenna Ward is an envoy for a virtual reality company whose implants create a thrilling world that allows people to create daring scenarios in a safe environment. Most of the time, that is. When in the rare instance the human brain mistakes the terrifying event as real, it's up to Ward to enter the scenario and pull them back to reality. But when a key envoy goes rogue and people begin responding in odd and dangerous ways, Ward delves deeper, finding a sinister conspiracy to take over not only the virtual reality world, but the real one as well.
Call Number: FIC Hyz
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 31, 2018
Lisa Jewell
Call Number: FIC ordered 101018
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 31, 2018
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Dark Sacred Night [Large Print]
Michael Connelly
LP FIC Con
Past Tense [Audiobook]
Lee Child, Scott Brick
FIC Chi
Dark Winter
A. J. Tata
FIC Tat
Pulse: A Novel
Michael T. Harvey
FIC Har
Find Me Gone: A Novel
Sarah Meuleman
FIC Meu
Someone Like Me
M. R. Carey
FIC Car
For Better And Worse
Margot Hunt
FIC Hun
The Craftsman
S. J. Bolton
FIC Bol
Forever And A Day : A James Bond Novel
Anthony Horowitz, Ian Fleming
FIC Hor
The Golden Child: A Novel
Wendy James
FIC Jam
Go To My Grave
Catriona McPherson
FIC McP
The Paragon Hotel
Lyndsay Faye
FIC Fay
Into The Night
Sarah Bailey
FIC Bai
The Way Of All Flesh
Ambrose Parry
FIC Par
No Traveller Returns: A Novel
Louis L'Amour, Beau L'Amour
FIC LAm
Virtual Sabotage
Julie A. Hyzy
FIC Hyz
November Road: A Novel
Louis Berney
FIC Ber
Watching You: A Novel
Lisa Jewell
FIC ordered 101018
Open Your Eyes
Paula Daly
FIC Dal