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Author: Wake, HN
Crime Thrillers

To gutsy, dogged FBI Special Agent Domini Walker, her father’s suicide never felt right. Now there’s new evidence that pits Dom and her small audacious team against an influential man in the Los Angeles Police Department. Can they reconstruct the interlaced threads of the cold case before being discovered by the powers that be?

Staff Operations Specialist Lea Peck delves into dangerous deceptions harbored in legal documents and trial transcripts while odd researcher Mila Pascale discovers a new clue in a forgotten photo of a funeral. Meanwhile, Special Agent Owen Whyte begins to dissect the twisty sources of their suspect’s wealth.

To clear her father’s name and soothe her own demons, Dom must trust her instincts and follow the clues to whatever dark and dangerous places they may lead.

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Author: Grossman, Hilary
Dark Comedy

We live our entire lives thinking we know those closest to us. But do we ever really?

On the outside, Annabel O’Conner has it all – the perfect husband, two adorable children, an amazing job, and a mother from hell! Just when she gives up trying to regain her overbearing mother’s love, an unexpected call turns her world around and makes Annabel question everything she believes about her life.

Could falling in love give a cold, stubborn, and selfish woman a second chance to open her heart back up to her family?

Beatrice Buchanan has spent more years than she can remember distancing herself from everyone close to her. She barely has a relationship with her grandchildren. The only time she manages to have a one way conversation with her daughter is during her weekly 15-minute commute to the nail salon.
When Bea meets Walter on a cruise she realizes there may be more to life than designer clothes, killer handbags, and impressing the ladies at her posh country club. As the mother and daughter duo team up to plan “Long Island’s wedding of the year” they confront the secrets and lies that have defined them.

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Author: Hornsby, Kim
Romantic Suspense
After an attempt on her life, internationally beloved rock star, Goldy, announces she’s leaving show business and hides at a secluded lake house from a deranged stalker. Boredom soon sets in and in spying on the new neighbors across the bay, she soon realizes that something strange is happening with the handsome man she’s been flirting with. Soon, Goldy can’t look away and worries that her life might be in jeopardy. Her new neighbors are as elusive as they are compelling and when Goldy gets pulled into the neighbors’ dangerous world she knows there is no turning back.
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Author: Wright, Adam J.
Action Thriller Fiction

A new police force tackling high-profile crimes.
A bloodied and bruised girl runs out of the woods and into the path of oncoming traffic. The police are shocked to discover that she’s a missing schoolgirl they’ve been trying to find for the past three weeks. Traumatised by her ordeal, she’s unable to tell them what happened to her.

A woman’s body is found crucified in a barn on the Yorkshire Moors. Evidence found at the crime scene links her to the schoolgirl.

Hot on the heels of a commendation for her work on a serial killer case, Detective Inspector Danica Summers is invited to join an elite task force specialising in the investigation of high-profile crimes. Concerned that she’s only been invited because she’s good PR, Dani is desperate to prove that she’s worthy of her place on the team.

When the case involving the missing schoolgirl and the murdered woman is taken on by the newly-formed Murder Force, Dani is touched by the vulnerability of the victims and is determined to capture the monster who ruined their lives.

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Author: Barrett, Nikki Lynn
Contemporary Romance

When the next King of country music offers to take you under his wing, what’s a girl to do?

Pinch herself, of course. Repeatedly. Then take the offer!

Quinn Winters is tired of being the actress known for most killed off characters. After discovering her love of music when her last role portrayed a country singer on a daytime soap opera, she’s making a much needed change in life. Quinn is unprepared for the demands and expectations needed to succeed in Music City. One pleading call from her sister puts her in an all too familiar, but unwanted position.

Five years ago, Tucker McGinnis auditioned for a reality singing show, never expecting to win. His sudden fame and popularity comes as a major surprise. After a multi platinum debut, his second album is suffering the dreaded sophomore jinx. His musical muse becomes elusive when guilt plagues him over an accident which affects his family. He is blown away by Quinn when he overhears her audition at his record label, singing his most personal song.

Parable of the Sower (affiliate link)

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Author: Butler, Octavia E.
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African American Science Fiction

Lauren Olamina and her family live in one of the only safe neighborhoods remaining on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Behind the walls of their defended enclave, Lauren’s father, a preacher, and a handful of other citizens try to salvage what remains of a culture that has been destroyed by drugs, disease, war, and chronic water shortages. While her father tries to lead people on the righteous path, Lauren struggles with hyperempathy, a condition that makes her extraordinarily sensitive to the pain of others.

When fire destroys their compound, Lauren’s family is killed and she is forced out into a world that is fraught with danger. With a handful of other refugees, Lauren must make her way north to safety, along the way conceiving a revolutionary idea that may mean salvation for all mankind.

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Author: Swartwood, Robert
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Terrorism Thrillers

Holly Lin is living two lives. To her friends and family, she’s a pleasant, hardworking nanny. To her boss and colleagues, she’s one of the best non-sanctioned government assassins in the world.

But when a recent mission goes wrong causing one of her team members to die, Holly realizes she might no longer be cut out for the work — except the mission, as it turns out, is only half over, and to complete it will take her halfway across the world and bring her face to face with a ghost from her past.

Things are about to get personal. And as Holly Lin’s enemies are about to find out, she is not a nanny they want to piss off.

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Author: Sleeman, Susan
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Christian Mystery & Suspense

She faces dangerous situations all the time…

Olympic downhill skier, Harper Young, knows what it’s like to look danger in the face. After all, she does it every time she races down a ski slope. She’s fine with that danger and even excels under the pressure, winning Olympic gold. And as a governor’s daughter, she’s familiar with receiving threats from the general public. But when a stalker turns his sights on Harper, she possesses zero skills to protect herself.

But she has no idea what lurks in the shadows.

Former Navy SEAL and ATF Agent, Aiden Byrd of Nighthawk Security is well versed in protection skills and knows the dangers she faces. Problem is, there’s an instant attraction between Aiden and Harper, and as Aiden and the Nighthawk team contract to protect her, he has to fight to remain professional. When the stalker grows bolder and tries to end Harper’s life, Aiden’s only hope in keeping her safe is to deny his feelings. Something that borders on impossible.

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Author: Barker, Constance
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Cozy Mystery

When a man is strangled with an unlikely weapon, suspicions arise among the Blue Spruce crowd. The victim wasn’t a boozer, womanizer, or a hooligan, but someone definitely wanted him dead. Could it be a disgruntled co-worker he tattled on or a spurned lover? Or maybe someone more nefarious living just under the radar of the locals.

Miss Cleo has a new admirer, much to the chagrin of Robbie. Will Pequod, the myna bird, spill the beans on how Robbie really feels about Cleo? The bird’s big mouth is definitely going to be its downfall.

And the citizens of Myrtle Lake are ready to storm the woods where odd things seem to keep happening. But with a skeleton police force, will they end up making things worse?

Maurice (affiliate link)

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Author: Forster, E. M.
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LGBTQ+ Literary Fiction

From early adolescence to his college years at Cambridge and into professional life at his father’s firm, Maurice Hall plays the part of the conventional Englishman. All the while, he harbors a secret wish to lose himself from society and embrace who he truly is.

Maurice’s first love, Clive Durham, introduces him to the ancient Greeks who embraced same-sex attraction. But when Clive marries a woman, Maurice is distraught enough to seek a hypnotist who might “cure” him of his homosexuality. In his quest to accept his true self, Maurice must ultimately go against the grain of society’s unspoken rules of class, wealth, and politics.

Though Forster completed Maurice in 1914, he left instructions for it be published only after his death. Since its release in 1971, Maurice has been widely praised and adapted for major stage productions as well as the 1987 Oscar-nominated film adaptation starring Hugh Grant and James Wilby.

Barefoot in the Parking Lot (affiliate link)

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Author: Verma, Vineet
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Traditional Detective Mysteries

When the hotshot CEO of a famed AI company and tech powerhouse is found dead, detectives Angela White and Paul Conley are called in to investigate. The deeper they wade into the evidence, the longer the suspect list grows. They soon come face-to-face with the dark and sordid world that lies just under Silicon Valley’s polished and pristine exterior. From jealous ex-lovers to rival tech giants, Jay has created powerful enemies, all of whom would be happy to see him dead–and all of whom have solid alibis.

White and Conley hit dead end after dead end. And when blackmail schemes and copycat murders come into play, finding the killer becomes increasingly more urgent. Can they catch a break, or will a murderer go free in Silicon Valley?

The City: A Novel (affiliate link)

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Author: Koontz, Dean
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Thriller & Suspense Literary Fiction

A young boy, a musical prodigy, discovering life’s wonders—and mortal dangers. His best friend, also a gifted musician, who will share his journey into destiny.
His remarkable family, tested by the extremes of evil and bound by the depths of love . . . on a collision course with a band of killers about to unleash anarchy.
And two unlikely allies, an everyday hero tempered by the past and a woman of mystery who holds the key to the future.

These are the people of The City, a place where enchantment and malice entwine, courage and honor are found in the most unexpected quarters, and the way forward lies buried deep inside the heart. Brilliantly illumined by magic dark and light, their unforgettable story is a riveting, soul-stirring saga that speaks to everyone, a major milestone in the celebrated career of #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz and a dazzling realization of the evergreen dreams we all share.

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