Nick Cutter has a gift — and that gift is the ability to write a book so brutal and spine-chilling that it left me breathless and weak in the knees. Five boy scouts and their scoutmaster leave for their annual trip to a remote island when an impossibly thin (and impossibly hungry) stranger unexpectedly enters their midst. And that's the least of their problems. What happens from there is the breakdown of absolutely everything as they know it.... (read more)Recommended by Nicole S
If you like Terry Pratchett, you are going to adore Patrick Weekes. The Palace Job is an epic heist novel that starts off when a woman by the name of Isafesira de Lochenville, nicknamed Loch, is falsely accused of a crime and sentenced to a lifetime in prison. This, along with her precious family heirloom being stolen by her accuser, motivates her to escape the prison and take back what's hers to clear her name. But no one can go on such... (read more)Recommended by Nicole S.