Suspense In Print A To Z


May 2, 2022

Bailey, Anna. WHERE THE TRUTH LIES: A Novel. Atria Books. August '21. $27.00. The secrets of the small town of town of Whistling Ridge are aired after a teenaged girl disappears. Emma, Abigail's best friend disagrees with the police who think the girl just ran away. She was with Abigail at a party in the woods, but left before her friend. When the police find evidence in the woods the town's secrets begin to unravel with dire consequences. As Emma digs into her friend's disappearce, she learns that Abigail's family were hiding a lot of secrets and other people in the town could not be trusted. As Emma follows the clues she realizes she didn't really know her friend that well after all. Available in trade paperback. June '22. $17.00.

Candlish, Louise. THE OTHER PASSENGER. Atria Books. July '21. $17.00. Gretchen commutes to work daily on a ferry along with her neighbor Kit. But this morning Kit unexpectedly didn't show up and things go from bad to worse when she finds the police waiting for her at the dock. Kit's wife, Melia, reported her husband missing and for whatever reason the police seem to think that Gretchen has murdered him. According to another passenger, Gretchen and Kit had a fight on the way home the previous night and has pointed the finger at her as his killer. Who is this other passenger and why are they setting her up?

Joy, Len. DRY HEAT: A Novel. BQB Publishing. March '22. $19.95. This could be the worst day anybody has ever experienced! Things couldn't get any worse for Joey Blade than on his 18th birthday when everything goes side ways. He just won a football scholarship when his ex-girlfriend informs him that she is pregnant, he's betrayed by his current girlfriend, and then gets arrested for the murder of two police officers! Could things get any worse? It all started when his high school bonfire explodes and he takes off with his girlfriend and her drug dealer, TJ. When the police follow them TJ shoots at the police car causing it to crash. TJ takes off and Joey is arrested and charged with the attempted murder of the two cops. After getting out on bail, Joey learns that his ex's father is forcing her to get an abortion which he's against. He tries to find TJ, who has disappeared and asks for help from a gang leader he met in jail. Things become even more complicated when Joey is offered a deal - he'll go free if he turns in the gang leader.

Konrath, J.A. THE NINE. Independently published. November '21. $20.95. Book 10 of 11: The Konrath Dark Thriller Collective. "After former Chicago Cop Tom Mankowski found out the truth behind his birth, he discovered others with the same secret. Some want to live out their lives in hiding. Some are fighting to make the world better. And some are trying to destroy all life on earth. Tom, and the friends he made during the blockbuster bestseller THE LIST, have reunited to take down this dangerous government experiment, one engineered historical figure at a time...even if it sets them on a crash course with the worst villains mankind has ever known. Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it..." Simutaneous release in trade paperback. $15.95.

Langan, Sarah. GOOD NEIGHBORS: A Novel. Washington Square Press. October '21. $16.89. Maple Street, Long Island. It appears to be a slice of paradise, but is it? what is hidden below that makes residents angry? Things become even more strange with the arrival of the Wilde family. The father is a ex-rock star who had a drug habit, the mother outrages her neighbors with her heavy Brooklyn accent and the shabby way she dresses, and that doesn't even include their rather strange children. Although one neighbor welcomes the family and even befriends them, that relatihionship soon turns to dust. And then the neighbors daughter falls into a sinkhole and she blames the Wildes. Welcome to suburbia! Trade paperback edition.

Rubinstein, Mark. ASSASSIN'S LULLABY. Thunder Lake Press. June '22. $16.99. Eli Dagan, almost forty years old, became an assassin working for the Mossad due to past traumas. Now living in New York City, he has become a contract killer. He's hired by a mafia boss who want to permanently disappear and needs to remove any loose ends. Offering a million dollars, Eli can't turn the job down and hopes it will lead to a better life in this page-turner.

Zandri, Vincent. PARADOX LAKE. Oceanview Publishing. May '22. $16.00. Nothing is as it seems! Rose Conley, a single mom and sculptor tries to leave her past behind her and takes a three month sabbatical from the college where she teaches. Unable to stop thinking about the loss of her husband and her oldest daugher, she rents a house in the Adirondacks, in the lakeside community of Paradox. Hoping for some peace and quiet and wanting to spend some time with her pre-teen daughter, she gets much more than she bargained for when Paradox Lake turns sinister and somebody from Rose's past targets both Rose and her daugther.

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