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The Water Knife
The Water Knife
by Paolo Bacigalupi
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In this near-future thriller portraying a severely drought-ridden Southwest, the fate of the region depends on three people — Angel, a Las Vegas water knife whose job it is to ensure his city stays flush; Lucy, a journalist; and Maria, a young... (read more)

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The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
by Richard Flanagan
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This is not my usual fare, and I bought Narrow Road based on a lovely review in the Financial Times. The book surprised me: I started reading it on a warm Saturday afternoon and finished it four hours later realizing that I had read something truly... (read more)

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The Fifth Gospel
The Fifth Gospel
by Ian Caldwell
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What Caldwell excels at with The Fifth Gospel is a combination of exhaustive research applied to enhance the credibility of the subject matter and an exceptionally subtle literary style that's not so prevalent in genre fiction. Read it for the compelling,... (read more)

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Dark Places
Dark Places
by Gillian Flynn
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Libby Day's mother and two sisters were savagely murdered when Libby was only seven years old. Her testimony in the ensuing trial helped send her brother to prison for the crimes. But is he really guilty? Flynn's accessible and compelling writing style... (read more)

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The Hand That Feeds You
The Hand That Feeds You
by A. J. Rich
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Amy Hempel cowriting a mystery (with Jill Ciment, under the pseudonym A. J. Rich)? That was unexpected! What perhaps shouldn't have been: it's one of the best-written thrillers you'll read this year. Throw in misunderstood dogs, an unusual heroine, and... (read more)

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The Shining Girls
The Shining Girls
by Lauren Beukes
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Lauren Beukes's extraordinary new mystery features a time-traveling serial killer and one of the most memorable heroines I've ever encountered. The Shining Girls is a compelling, oddly beautiful read from an original voice.... (read more)

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Heartsick
Heartsick
by Chelsea Cain
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One of the best thrillers I've read in years, Heartsick is taut, edgy, and disturbing, and Archie Sheridan is a compelling new character. I eagerly anticipate the next book in this new series.... (read more)

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The Plover
The Plover
by Brian Doyle
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The Plover is not exactly a sequel to Mink River — more of a companion piece — but fans of the latter will be thrilled to find out what happened to one of the most beloved characters. After sailing his little boat off the final pages of Mink... (read more)

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The Mountain Story
The Mountain Story
by Lori Lansens
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Wolf Truly, on his way to commit suicide on a mountain peak, meets a mother, daughter, and grandmother who carry their own emotional secrets. When they get lost and stranded, all bets are off. A fast-paced, page-turning mystery set in a remote and... (read more)

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The Whites
The Whites
by Harry Brandt
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Someone is killing all the old enemies of a long-disbanded police unit, and Detective Graves is afraid it's one of his friends and former partners. The Whites has all the urban grittiness of Price's previous books, but writing under the name Harry Brandt,... (read more)

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Codex: A Novel
Codex: A Novel
by Lev Grossman
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This clever literary thriller concentrates on a series of incidents that appear straightforward but grow more and more complicated as our protagonist's mission to track down an ancient codex runs eerily parallel to a virtual reality game he's become... (read more)

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Hostile Takeover (John Lago Thriller)
Hostile Takeover (John Lago Thriller)
by Shane Kuhn
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In this wickedly dark and comic thriller, Kuhn brings back professional assassin John Lago and his nemesis and now wife, Alice. Is there a mole at Human Resources, Inc., the agency that places assassins as unpaid interns to get them close to their... (read more)

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In the Woods
In the Woods
by Tana French
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The only thing more exciting than a great thriller is a terrific debut by a great thriller writer! Tana French makes a tremendous splash with In the Woods, a harrowing mystery in the vein of Mystic River that wholly earns the comparison. I dare you to... (read more)

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Mr. Mercedes
Mr. Mercedes
by Stephen King
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In a Midwestern city, a killer plows through an unsuspecting crowd in a Mercedes, setting in motion a terrifying chain of events. Stephen King's Mr. Mercedes is a perfect summer read — page-turningly suspenseful, well-written, and unnervingly... (read more)

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The Likeness
The Likeness
by Tana French
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The Likeness is another masterpiece of suspense by Tana French. Reminiscent of The Secret History, this psychological thriller is wonderfully written and impeccably paced — a perfect summer read.... (read more)

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Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War
Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War
by Karl Marlantes
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Karl Marlantes's Matterhorn is visceral, raw, and gripping; an exceptionally moving and insightful novel of young men at war. If you love Bao Ninh and Tim O'Brien, you can't fail to be moved by this immensely compelling foray into the leech- and tiger... (read more)

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The Shining
The Shining
by Stephen King
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While the movie is very good, the book has so much in it the movie does not that really tells a much more complete, spine-tingling story. Stay out of the boiler room and away from topiary animals!... (read more)

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The Dog Stars
The Dog Stars
by Peter Heller
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A post-apocalyptic story with an open, elegant heart, Heller's debut novel follows a pilot, Hig, and an ex-military man, Bangley, in their fight for survival. Although stuck together in an uneasy partnership, they each flawlessly compensate for the... (read more)

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Kiss the Girls
Kiss the Girls
by James Patterson
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Patterson didn't write all our Best Jet Bets, but no thriller list from the nineties would be complete without this slickly written punch to the gut. Detective Alex Cross returns to spar with a self-styled Casanova, a co-ed killer who sometimes stalks... (read more)

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The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones (Song of Ice and Fire)
The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones (Song of Ice and Fire)
by George R. R. Martin and Elio Garcia and Linda Antonssen
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You've seen the show and read the books, but still you have questions. Fret not; The World of Ice and Fire is here to answer them all. From the Dawn Age to the Targaryen kings, the history of Westeros awaits you. Chock-full of maps and illustrations... (read more)

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