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


Karen Ellis
Description: Racing against time to find a teenage girl who has gone missing from Queens, FBI agent Elsa Myers navigates a frustrating series of false leads while enduring the collapse of her own carefully compartmentalized world.
Call Number: FIC Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Luca D'Andrea
Description: A New York documentary filmmaker, visiting his wife's small mountain community in the majestic Italian Dolomites, is challenged to unravel the truth about a decades-old triple murder in the wake of a devastating accident.
Call Number: FIC DAn
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Margot Hunt
Description: An intense friendship between the wealthy, manipulative Kat and the financially and emotionally struggling Alice takes a disturbing turn when Kat's loutish husband tumbles from the balcony of their mansion home and new revelations come to light.
Call Number: FIC Hun
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Jane Corry
Description: "Three little girls set off to school one sunny morning. Within an hour, one of them is dead. Fifteen years later, Kitty can't speak and has no memory of the accident that's to blame. She lives in an institution, unlikely ever to leave. But that doesn't keep her from being frightened when she encounters an eerily familiar face. Art teacher Alison looks fine on the surface. But the surface is a lie. She's struggling to make ends meet and to forget the past. When a teaching job at a prison opens up, she takes it, despite her fears. Maybe this is her chance to set things right. Then she starts to receive alarming notes; next, her classroom erupts in violence. Meanwhile, someone is watching both Kitty and Alison. Someone who never forgot what happened that day. Someone who wants revenge. And only another life will do..."--Inside jacket flap.
Call Number: FIC Cor
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Sarah Rayne
Description: Phineas Fox finds it impossible to refuse when his sport-loving neighbour Toby begs for his help in finding out what's happened to his cousin Arabella, who seems to have disappeared without trace. The only clue to her whereabouts is an obscure 1940s' portrait left in her flat, a gift from her godfather, Stefan. The painting depicts the mysterious Christa Klein, Stefan's sister - and an alleged murderess. Was Christa Klein really guilty of a monstrous crime? What exactly happened within brooding Wewelsburg Castle back in 1941? And what does it have to do with Arabella's disappearance? As Phin delves further, he uncovers evidence of a lost piece of music and a devastating wartime secret: an atrocity whose repercussions reach to the present day.
Call Number: FIC Ray
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Charles Stross
Description: In the near-future, the collision of two nuclear superpowers across timelines, one in the midst of a technological revolution and the other a hyper-police state, is imminent. In Commissioner Miriam Burgeson's timeline, her top level agents run a high risk extraction of a major political player. Meanwhile, a sleeper cell activated in Rita's, the Commissioner's adopted daughter and newly-minted spy, timeline threatens to unravel everything. With a penchant for intricate world-building and an uncanny ability to realize alternate history and technological speculation, Stross' writing will captivate any reader who's a fan hi-tech thrillers, inter-dimensional political intrigue, and espionage.
Call Number: FIC Str
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2018
A. J. Tata
Description: A powerful banker, gunned down in cold blood. A military family, senselessly slaughtered as they sleep. A four-star general, hacked and framed by virtual assassins. When Jake Mahegan receives a distress call from General Savage in North Carolina, he rushes to the commander's home-- and walks right into an ambush. Joining forces with Savage's combat JAG officer, Alexandra Russell, Mahegan follows the trail to a killer who goes by the name "Jackknife," a Syrian refugee-turned-terrorist who vows to avenge the bombing of a Syrian wedding. Terrorist cells are gathering in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Hackers are emptying the nation's banks of millions of dollars. And their final act of vengeance will bring the whole world to its knees.
Call Number: FIC Tat
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Andrew Grant
Description: "A woman disappears on her twenty-first birthday. The following day her body is found, wrapped neatly like a gift in a crumbling, sun-speckled graveyard. What does Detective Devereaux have to go on? Very little. No motive, no suspects. Then another victim is discovered in a crematorium parking lot. Again, she was killed on her twenty-first birthday. Again, her body was wrapped like a gift. By the third murder the tabloids have dubbed the homicidal monster the Birthday Killer--and Devereaux is under the gun. While Devereaux's own violent and mysterious past nips at his heels, and his fragile home life threatens to unravel, he can't afford to be anything but totally obsessed with the frantic search through the many layers of this city, from its wealthy enclaves to its dark criminal underbelly. The only certainty is that Devereaux is hunting a killer determined to fulfill a deranged agenda in which women's lives are extinguished like candles on a cake."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Emily Elgar
Description: "When young, beautiful Cassie Jensen arrives at the intensive care ward of St. Catherine's hospital after being struck by a hit-and-run driver while out walking her dog, chief nurse Alice Marlowe thinks she looks familiar. She starts obsessively digging deeper into Cassie's relationships, only to discover a secret that her patient has been keeping from everyone, including her devoted husband and family. Frank, a patient on the same ward who has locked-in syndrome, can hear and see everything around him but cannot speak. Soon he comes to understand that Cassie's life is still in danger. While the police continue to look for clues, Frank knows the truth, but he's unable to communicate it. As Frank's resolve deepens, and Alice puts her own career on the line in her single-minded search for answers, the reader will get closer and closer to the truth of who Cassie Jensen was, and why she was out on the road that fateful night"--Dust jacket flap.
Call Number: FIC Elg
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Stanley Bing
Description: "The story of an artificial human being named Gene who discovers he's been created to provide a fresh new body for the consciousness of an aging business titan. Determined to maintain his autonomy, Gene rebels"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bin
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Rebecca Drake
Description: Alison, Julie, Sarah, Heather. Four friends living the suburban ideal. Their jobs are steady, their kids are healthy. They're as beautiful as their houses. But each of them has a dirty little secret, and hidden behind the veneer of their perfect lives is a crime and a mystery that will consume them all. Everything starts to unravel when Alison spots a nasty bruise on Heather's wrist. She shares her suspicions with Julie and Sarah, compelling all three to investigate what looks like an increasingly violent marriage. As mysterious injuries and erratic behavior mount, Heather can no longer deny the abuse, but she refuses to leave her husband. Desperate to save her, Alison and the others dread the phone call telling them that she's been killed. But when that call finally comes, it's not Heather who's dead. In a moment they'll come to regret, the women must decide what lengths they'll go to in order to help a friend.
Call Number: FIC Dra
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Tom Hunt
Description: "Gary Foster's life is finally heading in the right direction. After years of trying, his wife, Beth, is pregnant, and he recently opened a business with his brother. But one phone call changes everything. After collapsing suddenly, Beth has been rushed to the hospital. Tests reveal a devastating diagnosis: an inoperable brain tumor. Their only hope is an expensive experimental treatment available abroad, with a cost that's out of their reach. And Beth's time is running out. Then a strange man approaches Gary and offers the money he needs, on one condition: that he kill someone, no questions asked. End one life to save another."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hun
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Nathaniel Rich
Description: New Orleans, a century ago: a city determined to reshape its destiny and, with it, the nation's. Downtown, a new American music is born. In Storyville, prostitution is outlawed and the police retake the streets with maximum violence. In the Ninth Ward, laborers break ground on a gigantic canal that will split the city, a work of staggering human ingenuity intended to restore New Orleans's faded mercantile glory. The war is ending and a prosperous new age dawns. But everything is thrown into chaos by a series of murders committed by an ax-wielding maniac with a peculiar taste in music.
Call Number: FIC Ric
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Karen Cleveland
Description: "Vivian Miller is a dedicated CIA counterintelligence analyst assigned to uncover the leaders of Russian sleeper cells in the United States. On track for a much-needed promotion, she's developed a system for identifying Russian agents, seemingly normal people living in plain sight. After accessing the computer of a potential Russian operative, Vivian stumbles on a secret dossier of deep-cover agents within America's borders. A few clicks later, everything that matters to her--her job, her husband, even her four children--are threatened. Vivian has vowed to defend her country against all enemies, foreign and domestic. But now she's facing impossible choices. Torn between loyalty and betrayal, allegiance and treason, love and suspicion, who can she trust?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cle
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Ursula Poznanski, Arno Strobel
Description: "Trust or die. Imagine you're home alone. Suddenly a man stands before you. He claims to be your fiancé. But you have no idea who he is. And nothing in your home suggests that someone lives with you. He's talking to you, but nothing makes sense. You're afraid. And you feel the irresistible urge to attack. Take a knife. Are you crazy? Imagine you come home and your fiancée doesn't recognize you. She thinks you're a burglar. Worse, a rapist. You just want to protect her, but she defends herself against your perceived threat and barricades herself behind a door. She claims she's never seen you before. She obviously thinks you're crazy. Are you? A woman. A man. The more they try to understand the situation, the more confusing it becomes. Soon they must realize that they are in deadly danger. And there's only one chance for survival: they must trust each other" Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Poz
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Paullina Simons
Description: When her roommate and best friend disappears without a trace, New York college student Lily finds herself drawn to the detective investigating the case, until she finds answers that challenge everything she knows about herself.
Call Number: FIC Sim
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
F. Paul Wilson
Description: "Rick Hayden and Laura Fanning of Panacea return, looking for the missing link. Rick's brother, Keith, a prominent zoologist at NYU, liquidated his assets, purged his research, and vanished, leaving no trace. Except for his resemblance to a man suspected of a homicide involving a nerve agent. The only clue is the mysterious death of an odd blue-eyed primate Keith brought back from East Africa. Rick and Laura's search takes them to an uncharted island off the coast of Mozambique and into the hands of unscrupulous game smugglers, and toward the edge of evolution."--Dust jacket.
Call Number: FIC Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Jonathan Moore
Description: "It's late Thursday night, and Inspector Ross Carver is at a crime scene in one of the city's last luxury homes. The dead man on the floor is covered by an unknown substance that's eating through his skin. Before Carver can identify it, six FBI agents burst in and remove him from the premises. He's pushed into a disinfectant trailer, forced to drink a liquid that sends him into seizures, and is shocked unconscious. On Sunday he wakes in his bed to find his neighbor, Mia--who he's barely ever spoken to--reading aloud to him. He can't remember the crime scene or how he got home; he has no idea two days have passed. Mia says she saw him being carried into their building by plainclothes police officers, who told her he'd been poisoned. Carver doesn't really know this woman and has no way of disproving her, but his gut says to keep her close."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Moo
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Lauren Doyle Owens
Description: "Bernard White is a curmudgeonly widower who has lived in Seven Springs, Florida for decades and has kept to himself since his wife passed. When his neighbor is murdered, he emerges from his solitude to reconnect with his fellow octogenarians. These connections become a literal lifeline as a second, and then a third, elderly woman is murdered, and "the originals" as they call themselves, realize that they are being targeted. Amy Unger is an artist and cancer survivor whose emotional recovery has not been as successful as her physical one. After the woman next door is murdered, she begins to paint imagined scenes from the murder in an effort to cope with her own loss. But when her paintings prove to be too realistic, her neighbors grow suspicious, and she soon finds herself in the crosshairs of the police. And then there's Maddie Lowe, a teenage waitress whose mother recently abandoned the family. As Maddie struggles to keep her family together and maintain the appearance of normal teenage life, she finds herself drawn to the man the police say is the killer."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Owe
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Randall Silvis
Description: "Ryan DeMarco's decision to take a leave of absence from the Pennsylvania State Police was a surprise to everyone--but a year after the homicide case in which DeMarco put a bullet in the heart of the madman who killed his only friend's family, he can't face another day on the force. Now, heading out on an extended road trip with Jayme, his former colleague and present girlfriend, DeMarco is ready to let his old wounds heal. But when DeMarco and Jayme arrive in Jayme's tiny hometown for her grandmother's funeral, they're quickly recruited to help solve a long-dead case involving seven skeletons of young girls. DeMarco's instinct is to take to the open road again, but Jayme's desire to stay and help prevails. The investigation leads DeMarco deep into the heart of the Daniel Boone National Forest, an ordeal that frightens and nearly kills him, but which eventually results in the identification of the murderer, closure for the small community, and personal redemption for DeMarco as he allows himself to love again."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sil
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Jody Elizabeth Gehrman
Description: Kate Youngblood is heading into an age where her eyes are less blue, her charm worn out, and soon no one will ever truly look at her, want to know her, again. Except one. Sam Grist is Kate's most promising student. An unflinching writer with razor-sharp clarity who gravitates towards dark themes and twisted plots, his raw talent is something Kate wants to nurture into literary success. But he's not there solely to be the best writer. He's been watching her. Wanting her. Working his way to her for years. As Sam slowly makes his way into Kate's life, they enter a deadly web of dangerous lies and forbidden desire. But how far will his fixation go? And how far will she allow it?
Call Number: FIC Geh
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
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A Map of the Dark
Karen Ellis
FIC Ell
Killer Choice
Tom Hunt
FIC Hun
Beneath the Mountain : A Novel
Luca D'Andrea
FIC DAn
King Zeno
Nathaniel Rich
FIC Ric
Best Friends Forever : A Novel
Margot Hunt
FIC Hun
Need To Know : A Novel
Karen Cleveland
FIC Cle
Blood Sisters : A Novel
Jane Corry
FIC Cor
Strangers : A Novel
Ursula Poznanski, Arno Strobel
FIC Poz
Chord of Evil
Sarah Rayne
FIC Ray
The Girl In Times Square
Paullina Simons
FIC Sim
Dark State
Charles Stross
FIC Str
The God Gene
F. Paul Wilson
FIC Wil
Direct Fire
A. J. Tata
FIC Tat
The Night Market
Jonathan Moore
FIC Moo
False Witness : A Novel
Andrew Grant
FIC Gra
The Other Side of Everything : A Novel
Lauren Doyle Owens
FIC Owe
If You Knew Her : A Novel
Emily Elgar
FIC Elg
Walking the Bones
Randall Silvis
FIC Sil
Immortal Life : A Soon To Be True Story
Stanley Bing
FIC Bin
Watch Me
Jody Elizabeth Gehrman
FIC Geh
Just Between Us : A Novel
Rebecca Drake
FIC Dra