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Gillian Flynn! Gillian Flynn (2012)
Gone Girl: A Novel. Crown; First Edition edition
A portrait of a marriage so hilariously terrifying, we can only give you the initial premise: on their fifth anniversary, Nick Dunne’s beloved wife Amy disappears, and all signs point to very foul play. Nick has to clear his name before the police finger him for Amy’s murder. Masterful storytelling. More...
Janet Evanovich! Janet Evanovich (2011)
Smokin' Seventeen: A Stephanie Plum Novel. Bantam
If you can stand the idiotic plot and the stereotypes you may like it as light summer reading. Mildy funny. More...
Lee Goldberg! Lee Goldberg (2011)
Watch Me Die. Adventures in Television
Slightly idiotic security guard, turned super hero, is hired by a man to follow his wife and stumbles into a blackmail scheme. Decent story for the commuter train with lots of violence and sex. More...
Emma Donoghue! Emma Donoghue (2010)
Room: A Novel. Little, Brown and Company
A stunning and provocative novel of survival in captivity inspired by the Josef Fritz case, in which an Austrian man locked his daughter in the basement for 24 years. The claustrophobic story is told from the perspective of a 5 year old child. More...
Peter Temple! Peter Temple (2007)
The Broken Shore: A Novel. Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Joe Cashin, a city homicide cop, investigates the killing of an elderly millionaire in a quiet coastal region of South Australia. The search takes him to the underworld of child pornography and sexual abuse. Temple's vivid characters amidst a magical landscape are stunning. A sophisticated thriller! More...
Richard Aleas! Richard Aleas (2007)
Songs of Innocence. Hard Case Crime
Private investigator John Blake, depressed by the murder of his ex-girlfriend, has enrolled in a creative writing class at Columbia University. When his classmate, beautiful and melancholy Dorrie Burke, dies in her bathtub, police declares it a suicide. Blake doesn't buy it. His search for the murderer leads him deep into a seedy world of prostitution. More...
Greg Iles! Greg Iles (2006)
Turning Angel. Pocket
A 17-year-old high school senior is found raped and murdered. She was the secret lover of District Attorney Dr. Andrew Elliott. The story explores the darkest recesses of the human hart and depicts a rotten reality of bad schools, drugs, racial tensions and pornography under the surface of small-town America. More...
Laura Wilson! Laura Wilson (2006)
A Thousand Lies. Orion
A dark story of brutal sadism and sexual abuse. More...

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