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The Innocent
The Innocent
by Ian McEwan
Staff Pick
A shrink once told me there's no such thing as an innocent. We're all guilty of some deviance at some level. I like stories where a seeming innocent is put into a situation where his/her naiveté is put to the test, forcing them to reveal sides they... (read more)

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The Intern's Handbook
The Intern's Handbook
by Shane Kuhn
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JOHN LAGO IS A HITMAN. HE HAS SOME RULES FOR YOU. AND HE’ S ABOUT TO BREAK EVERY SINGLE ONE. John Lago is a very bad guy. But he’s the very best at what he does. And what he does is infiltrate top-level companies and assassinate crooked... (read more)

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Turn of Mind
Turn of Mind
by Alice Laplante
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Dr. Jennifer White is a retired hand surgeon, who, unfortunately, is moving toward late-stage dementia. When her best friend is murdered and found with fingers surgically removed from one hand, Dr. White is the prime suspect. Yet, how to build a case... (read more)

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No Country for Old Men
No Country for Old Men
by Cormac Mccarthy
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This may not be Cormac McCarthy's best book, or even one of the best books of the year (in fact, its construction is a bit incoherent), yet I remain a sucker for the peculiar blend of melancholy and savagery that permeates all of McCarthy's work... (read more)

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The Terror
The Terror
by Dan Simmons
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This book is based factually on the missing Franklin expedition, last seen by Europeans in July of 1845. The HMS Erabus and the ill-named HMS Terror were the space shuttles of their day, and Dan Simmons spins a haunting and suspenseful tale of this... (read more)

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Horns
Horns
by Joe Hill
Staff Pick
After reading Joe Hill's newest novel, Horns, I am vastly relieved: there is a successor to Stephen King. I've spent a few traumatizing moments wondering what I'd do should there not ever be another King novel or short story. Well, as long as his son... (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 Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
by Stieg Larsson
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In The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, corporate intrigue, subtle psychology, explosive content, and a sensational heroine make for a high-caliber novel.... (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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The Girl Who Played with Fire
The Girl Who Played with Fire
by Stieg Larsson
Staff Pick
Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo caught the world by surprise with its relevant and riveting story. The Girl Who Played with Fire, the second novel in the Millennium trilogy, reads even more smoothly. It leaves me wanting much more from this... (read more)

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The Shining Girls
The Shining Girls
by Lauren Beukes
Staff Pick
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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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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Spook Country
Spook Country
by William Gibson
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Spook Country is Gibson at the top of his game, with gorgeous detail, page-turning suspense, and fascinating characters. If you've never read this author in the past because his work was categorized as science fiction, pick up this book, which is all too... (read more)

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Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth
by Ian McEwan
Staff Pick
Ian McEwan's latest novel is a Cold War–era spy tale that is not exactly what it appears to be. After suffering through a couple of bad love affairs, Serena, a beautiful 20-something university graduate, stumbles into a job with MI5 and is... (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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A Most Wanted Man
A Most Wanted Man
by John le Carre
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With A Most Wanted Man, legendary spymaster John le Carré tackles the "War on Terror" with this incisive critique that doubles as a stunning thriller. Espionage fans — and people who question the stories we're fed on front pages — will be riveted.... (read more)

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On the Beach
On the Beach
by Nevil Shute
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Forget bumps in the night — is anything really scarier than certain death and the apocalypse? Written in 1947 and filmed in 1949, and again in 2000, On the Beach is a psychological novel about the human response to impending doom. Atomic war has... (read more)

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Breakpoint
Breakpoint
by Richard A Clarke
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An intriguing futuristic thriller from former presidential advisor and terrorist specialist Richard A. Clarke, Breakpoint centers on the vulnerability of the global computer networks. Clarke details the potential for real terror in this fast-paced work... (read more)

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Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War
Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War
by Karl Marlantes
Staff Pick
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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Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth
by Ian McEwan
Staff Pick
Ian McEwan's latest novel is a Cold War–era spy tale that is not exactly what it appears to be. After suffering through a couple of bad love affairs, Serena, a beautiful 20-something university graduate, stumbles into a job with MI5 and is... (read more)

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