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


Sara Driscoll
Call Number: FIC Dri
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 30, 2017
Kaira Sturdivant Rouda
Description: "Paul Strom has the perfect life: a glittering career as an advertising executive, a beautiful wife, two healthy boys, and a big house in a wealthy suburb. And he's the perfect husband: breadwinner, protector, provider. That's why he's planned a romantic weekend for his wife, Mia, at their lake house, just the two of them. It will be the best day ever. But as Paul and Mia drive out of the city and into the countryside, a spike of tension begins to wedge itself between them. How perfect is any marriage, really? How much do they trust each other? Is Paul the person he seems to be? And what are his secret plans for the cottage weekend? Forcing us to ask ourselves just how well we know those who are closest to us, this story crackles with dark energy spinning ever tighter towards its shocking conclusion"--Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Rou
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 30, 2017
A. S. Patrić
Description: Two Serbian refugees, Jovan and Suzana, are desperately seeking redemption in Australia. The couple fled war-torn Sarajevo after losing their children, their standing as public intellectuals, and their connection to each other. Now working as cleaners in a suburb of Melbourne, they struggle to rebuild their lives under the painful hardships of immigrant life. During a hot summer, Jovan's janitorial work at a hospital is disrupted by mysterious acts of vandalism that become racially charged. As he cleans up after each one, he can't shake the feeling that he and Suzana have been personally targeted. Under tremendous pressure, the couple struggles to keep their marriage together, and fears they may never find peace from the ravages of war.
Call Number: FIC Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 30, 2017
Robert Dugoni
Description: While investigating the hit-and-run death of a young boy, Seattle homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite makes a startling discovery: the suspect is an active-duty serviceman at a local naval base. After a key piece of case evidence goes missing, he is cleared of charges in a military court. But Tracy knows she can't turn her back on this kind of injustice. When she uncovers the driver's ties to a rash of recent heroin overdoses in the city, she realizes that this isn't just a case of the military protecting its own. It runs much deeper than that, and the accused wasn't acting alone.
Call Number: FIC Dug
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 30, 2017
Winnie M. Li
Description: Vivian is a cosmopolitan Taiwanese-American tourist who often escapes her busy life in London through adventure and travel. Johnny is a fifteen year old Irish teenager, growing up in a family where crime is customary, violence is necessary, and everything and anyone is yours for the taking. Their paths collide one afternoon in West Belfast, culminating in a horrific act of violence. Vivian tries to recapture the woman she was, as she struggles with a culture and judicial system that treats assault victims as less than human. Johnny flees to his transitory Irish clan, but is forced to confront the chain of events leading up to the attack. When Johnny is finally brought to reckon for his crimes, Vivian learns that justice is neither as swift nor as fair as she would hope. Told from both Vivian's and Johnny's perspectives, and inspired by true events, this novel explores how a dark chapter can irrevocably determine the shape of our lives.
Call Number: FIC Li
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 30, 2017
S. J. Bolton
Description: The twelve sightseers in a hot-air balloon are drifting over Northumberland. They're passing over an isolated farmhouse when Jessica and her sister, Bella see a man killing a young woman. Everyone in the balloon is watching the man when he looks up and spots them. He only has one option-- to kill them all. After a furious crash the balloon crashes, and Jessica's the only survivor. She's seen his face-- and he won't rest until he's eliminated the only witness to his crime.
Call Number: FIC Bol
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 30, 2017
John Lawton
Description: "It is 1958. Chief Superintendent Frederick Troy of Scotland Yard, newly promoted after good service during Nikita Khrushchev's visit to Britain, is not looking forward to a Continental trip with his older brother, Rod. Rod was too vain to celebrate being fifty so instead takes his entire family on "the Grand Tour" for his fifty-first birthday: Paris, Siena, Florence, Vienna, Amsterdam. Restaurants, galleries and concert halls. But Frederick Troy never gets to Amsterdam. After a concert in Vienna he is approached by an old friend whom he has not seen for years--Guy Burgess, a spy for the Soviets, who says something extraordinary: "I want to come home." Troy dumps the problem on MI5 who send an agent to de-brief Burgess--but the man is gunned down only yards from the embassy, and after that, the whole plan unravels with alarming speed and Troy finds himself a suspect. As he fights to prove his innocence, Troy finds that Burgess is not the only ghost who returns to haunt him."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Law
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 30, 2017
Ali Land
Description: "Milly's mother is a serial killer. Though Milly loves her mother, the only way to make her stop was to turn her in to the police. Milly is given a fresh start: a new identity, a home with an affluent foster family, and a spot at an exclusive private school. But Milly has secrets, and life at her new home becomes complicated. Her foster sister, Phoebe, starts to bully her. A teacher betrays her trust. And her new best friend tempts her into behaving badly. They have no idea who they are dealing with. As her mother's trial looms, with Milly as the star witness, Milly starts to wonder how much of her is nature, how much of her is nurture, and whether she is doomed to turn out like her mother after all. When tensions rise and Milly feels trapped by her shiny new life, she has to decide: Will she be good? Or is she bad? She is, after all, her mother's daughter"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lan
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 30, 2017
Catriona McPherson
Description: The body found in a muddy grave across the street is just the latest horror threatening to tear Ali McGovern's life apart seam by seam. She knows Angelo, her brooding teenage son, is keeping secrets. She fears he's in danger, too. But her new job at the psychiatric hospital, the job her husband pushed her into, is using up everything she's got every day. She can try to ignore the sounds that surely can't really be there. And she can try to trust the doctors, who can't be as dark as they seem. But can Ali hold herself, her life, and her family together without getting blood on her hands?
Call Number: FIC McP
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 30, 2017
Sophie Hannah
Description: Pushed to the breaking point, Cara Burrows flees her home and family and escapes to a five-star spa resort she can't afford. Late at night, exhausted and desperate, she lets herself into her hotel room and is shocked to find it already occupied -- by a man and a teenage girl. A simple mistake at the front desk but soon Cara realizes that the girl she saw alive and well in the hotel room is someone she can't possibly have seen: the most famous murder victim in the country, Melody Chapa, whose parents are serving natural life sentences for her murder. Cara doesn't know what to trust -- everything she's read and heard about the case, or the evidence of her own eyes. Did she really see Melody? And is she prepared to ask herself that question and answer it honestly if it means risking her own life?
Call Number: FIC Han
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 30, 2017
Mike Papantonio
Description: "Quick-witted Gina Romano built her career as a criminal trial lawyer playing by all the rules to win justice for her clients. But the gruesome murder of her beloved law partner turns her world upside down, and now settling scores and winning in the courtroom aren't all she wants to accomplish."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Pap
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 30, 2017
Cate Holahan
Description: Once-successful novelist Liza Cole has one month to write the thriller that could land her back on the bestseller list. Her husband David is distracted by the disappearance of his co-worker and best friend, Nick. Liza's latest heroine, Beth, is a new mother who suspects her husband is cheating on her. Beth aims to catch him in the act but before she realizes it she's tossing the body of her husband's mistress into the East River. As the lines between Liza's fiction and reality blur, Nick's body is dragged from the East River, and Liza's husband is arrested for his murder.
Call Number: FIC Hol
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 30, 2017
Polina Dashkova
Description: As a working mother, Lena Polyanskaya has her hands full. She's busy caring for her two-year-old daughter, editing a successful magazine, and supporting her husband, a high-ranking colonel in counter-intelligence. She doesn't have time to play amateur detective. But when a close friend's suspicious death is labeled a suicide, she's determined to prove he wouldn't have taken his own life. As Lena digs in to her investigation, all clues point to murder--and its connection to a string of grisly cold-case homicides that stretches back to the Soviet era. When another person in her circle falls victim, Lena fears she and her family may be next. She's determined to do whatever it takes to protect them. But will learning the truth unmask a killer, or put her and her family in even more danger?
Call Number: FIC Das
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 30, 2017
Stuart Woods
Description: When a slam-bang of a crime brings a beautiful new client into Stone Barrington's office, little does he know his association with her will pull him into a far more serpentine mystery in the exclusive world of art. It's a business where a rare find could make a career - and a collection - and mistakes in judgment are costly. And under its genteel and high-minded veneer lurks an assortment of grifters and malfeasants eager to cash in on the game.
Call Number: FIC Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: May 12, 2017
Kate Moretti
Description: In a quiet Pennsylvania town, a thousand dead starlings fall onto a high school baseball field, unleashing a horrifying and unexpected chain of events that will rock the close-knit community. Beloved baseball coach and teacher Nate Winters and his wife, Alicia, are well respected throughout town. That is, until one of the many reporters investigating the bizarre bird phenomenon catches Nate embracing a wayward student, Lucia Hamm, in front of a sleazy motel. Lucia soon buoys the scandal by claiming that she and Nate are engaged in an affair, throwing the town into an uproar...and leaving Alicia to wonder if her husband has a second life. And when Lucia suddenly disappears, the police only have one suspect: Nate. Nate's coworker and sole supporter, Bridget Harris, Lucia's creative writing teacher, is determined to prove his innocence. She has Lucia's class journal, and while some of the entries appear particularly damning to Nate's case, others just don't add up. Bridget knows the key to Nate's exoneration and the truth of Lucia's disappearance lie within the walls of the school and in the pages of that journal.
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 30, 2017
A. F. Brady
Description: As accomplished Manhattan psychologist Sam James gets pulled into the twisted past of a patient no other therapist is willing to treat, she analyzes her life and confronts her own mental turmoil.
Call Number: FIC Bra
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 30, 2017
Rene Denfeld
Description: Three years ago Madison Culver went missing at the age of five while looking for a Christmas tree with her family. Private investigator Naomi Cottle continues the investigation and believes that Madison's disappearance can only be the result of an abduction. Naomi's personal journey from foster child to adulthood parallels her search for Madison, and as her fears and sources of determination come to light, the narrative also dips into Madison's mind, allowing readers to experience her terrifying ordeal at the hands of her captor.
Call Number: FIC Den
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 30, 2017
Graeme Macrae Burnet
Description: Manfred Baumann is a loner. Socially awkward and perpetually ill at ease, he spends his evenings quietly drinking and surreptitiously observing Adele Bedeau, the sullen but alluring waitress at a drab bistro in the unremarkable small French town of Saint-Louis. But one day, she simply vanishes into thin air. When Georges Gorski, a detective haunted by his failure to solve one of his first murder cases, is called in to investigate the girl's disappearance, Manfred's repressed world is shaken to its core and he is forced to confront the dark secrets of his past.
Call Number: FIC Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 3, 2017
James Patterson, Robert Rotstein, Christopher Charles, Rachel Howzell Hall
Description: The family lawyer: Criminal defense attorney Matthew Hovanes is at the height of his career with a good marriage and popular athlete daughter Hannah, and smart computer whiz son Daniel. But their lives are shattered when a local girl commits suicide after being anonymously bullied--and Hannah is accused of cyber-stalking her. Convinced of Hannah's innocence, Matthew is determined to save his daughter from prison. But as he delves into the case, he discovers a dark side of his family he could never have imagined.Night sniper: Cheryl Mabern is the NYPD's most brilliant detective--and the most damaged. Now she must confront her darkest fears to stop a calculating killer committing random murders.The good sister: Her beloved sister's cheating husband has been found dead. Now, Dani Lawrence must decide if she will help the investigation that could put her sister away, or obstruct it by any means necessary.
Call Number: FIC Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 30, 2017
Clive Cussler, Robin Burcell
Description: "In 1918, a ransom of enormous size was paid to free the Romanovs from the Bolsheviks, but, as history knows, the Romanovs died anyway. And the ransom? During World War II, the Nazis stole it from the Russians, and after that--it vanished. Until now. When a modern-day kidnapping captures the attention of husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo, the couple soon learn that these long-lost riches may be back in play, held in trust by the descendants of a Nazi guerrilla faction called the Werewolves. It is their mission to establish the Fourth Reich, and their time is coming soon. As the Fargos follow the trail across Europe, Northern Africa, and South America, they know only one thing. This quest is greater than anything they have ever done--it is their chance to make someone answer for unspeakable crimes, and to prevent them from happening again"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cus
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 30, 2017
Catherine Burns
Description: "Marion Zetland lives with her domineering older brother John in a crumbling mansion on the edge of a northern seaside resort. A timid spinster in her fifties who still sleeps with teddy bears, Marion does her best to live by John's rules, even if it means turning a blind eye to the noises she hears coming from behind the cellar door and turning a blind eye to the women's laundry in the hamper that isn't hers. For years, she's buried the signs of John's devastating secret into the deep recesses of her mind -- until the day John is crippled by a heart attack, and Marion becomes the only one whose shoulders are fit to bear his secret. Forced to go down to the cellar and face what her brother has kept hidden, Marion discovers more about herself than she ever thought possible. As the truth is slowly unraveled, we finally begin to understand: maybe John isn't the only one with a dark side."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 30, 2017
James Carlos Blake
Description: Twenty-four years ago, college student Axel Prince Wolfe joined his best friend, Billy, and a Mexican stranger in a high-end robbery that went wrong. Abandoned by his partners, he was captured and imprisoned, his family disgraced, his wife absconded, his infant daughter Jessie left an orphan. More than two decades later and with eleven years still to serve, Axel risks escape with Cacho, a young Mexican inmate with ties to a major cartel, for the chance to see his long-lost daughter again. A massive manhunt ensues, down the rapids of the Rio Grande and into a desert inferno. But with his chance to see Jessie now within reach, a startling discovery re-ignites an old passion and sends him headlong toward reckonings many years in the making.
Call Number: FIC Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 30, 2017
Christina Dodd
Description: "Merida Falcon is a world-class beauty, a trophy wife who seems to have it all--except she has no voice. For nine bitter years, Merida lived to serve her wealthy elderly husband, never leaving his side, always doing his bidding-- On his death, Merida vanishes--and reappears in Virtue Falls with a new name, a new look, and a plot to take revenge on the man who loved her, betrayed her and walked away, leaving her silent, abused, and bound to an old man's obsession. But Merida faces challenges. Her school friend Kateri Kwinault is the newly elected sheriff of Virtue Falls. A chance meeting with her former lover intrigues him and brings him on the hunt for her, and meeting him face to face shakes her convictions. Will she have time to discover the truth about the events that occurred nine years ago? For someone in Virtue Falls is stalking women and slashing them--to death" -- provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Dod
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 30, 2017
Lachlan Smith
Description: Attorney-detective Leo Maxwell seeks an exit strategy from his family's deepening entanglement with a ruthless prison-based gang. Caught between the criminals and the FBI, Leo charts his own path in defending a young woman who was manipulated into brazenly murdering a member of the Aryan Brotherhood in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood.
Call Number: FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 30, 2017
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Before It's Too Late
Sara Driscoll
FIC Dri
Madness Treads Lightly
Polina Dashkova
FIC Das
Best Day Ever
Kaira Sturdivant Rouda
FIC Rou
Quick & Dirty
Stuart Woods
FIC Woo
Black Rock White City : A Novel
A. S. Patrić
FIC Pat
The Blackbird Season : A Novel
Kate Moretti
FIC Mor
Close To Home
Robert Dugoni
FIC Dug
The Blind
A. F. Brady
FIC Bra
Dark Chapter
Winnie M. Li
FIC Li
The Child Finder : A Novel
Rene Denfeld
FIC Den
Dead Woman Walking
S. J. Bolton
FIC Bol
The Disappearance Of Adèle Bedeau
Graeme Macrae Burnet
FIC Bur
Friends and Traitors
John Lawton
FIC Law
The Family Lawyer : Thrillers
James Patterson, Robert Rotstein, Christopher Charles, Rachel Howzell Hall
FIC Pat
Good Me, Bad Me
Ali Land
FIC Lan
The Romanov Ransom
Clive Cussler, Robin Burcell
FIC Cus
House. Tree. Person : A Novel of Suspense
Catriona McPherson
FIC McP
The Visitors
Catherine Burns
FIC Bur
Keep Her Safe
Sophie Hannah
FIC Han
The Ways Of Wolfe : A Border Noir
James Carlos Blake
FIC Bla
Law and Vengeance : A Legal Thriller
Mike Papantonio
FIC Pap
The Woman Who Couldn't Scream
Christina Dodd
FIC Dod
Lies She Told
Cate Holahan
FIC Hol
Wolf's Revenge
Lachlan Smith
FIC Smi