Saturday, July 19, 2014

Summer Thrillers

I enjoy a good spine tingling thriller and this summer several excellent thrillers have been released.  If you enjoy mystery/thrillers give these wonderful books a try.

The Son by Jo Nesbo
Sonny Lofthus is a heroin addict who has been incarcerated for two murders he did not commit. When he learns his father was murdered...he plans his revenge. First he has to break out of a high security prison and then find the people who are responsible for murder and his father's death. His goal is to find them before they find him. A thriller with plenty of twists which will have you turning the pages to see what happens next.  

The Book of You by Claire Kendall
Clarissa is followed everywhere by Rafe.  She can't escape his presence. Most people are unhappy to get jury duty, but not Clarissa. When she learns the trial will take 7 weeks she rejoices.  Yet this chilling terror filled story of predator and prey does not allow her jury duty to stop Rafe's obsession. It only escalates his desire to have her for himself. Her only chance of escape is to document everything he does and pray it is enough to stop him before his obsession kills her.

The Forsaken by Ace Atkins
Thirty-six years ago, a nameless black man wandered into Jericho, Mississippi. Less than two days later, he was accused of rape and murder, hunted down by a self-appointed posse, and lynched. Now evidence has surfaced of his innocence, and county sheriff Quinn Colson, sets out to identify the stranger's remains and to charge those responsible for his lynching.

FaceOff edited by David Baldacci
Worlds collide as your favorite thriller characters go head-to-head with some worthy opponents! In an unprecedented collaboration, twenty-three of the world's bestselling and critically acclaimed thriller writers have paired their series characters-such as Harry Bosch, Jack Reacher, and Lincoln Rhyme-in an eleven-story anthology.

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian
Emily Shepard’s life was never easy. It only gets worse after her alcoholic father is suspected of causing a large nuclear meltdown. Scared and abandoned by the community the teen hides only to find a young boy who is also alone and needs help. This is a heartbreaking story of loss, adventure and the search for friendship.

Don't Try to Find Me by Holly Brown
This suspenseful and gripping debut novel is the story of Marley Willits, a runaway who leaves a note asking her parents not to find her. When Marley disappears she leaves behind her cell phone and ipad. She wipes the memory and hard drive of each device making it very difficult for her to be found. As the hunt for the missing teen continues the families secrets gradually come out in the open.  This is a well written, heartbreaking story that's full of intrigue and mystery.  

One Kick: A Novel by Chelsea Cain
A heart-stopping, entertaining thrill ride, One Kick announces the arrival of a blistering new series by a stunning talent in the thriller realm. After years of being held prisoner by a pedophile, Kick Lannigan is free. Now she spends her time researching cases of missing children and obsessively practices martial arts. When a locale child is kidnapped she is recruited to locate and rescue her. Her experience as a kidnap victim may be the only thing that can save the missing child.

Vertigo 42: A Richard Jury Mystery by Martha Grimes
Tom Williamson knows vertigo did not kill his wife. He asks Scotland Yard Superintendent to help him prove it when more suspicious deaths occur.

I Am Pilgrim: A Thriller by Terry Hayes
This astonishing debut espionage thriller depicts the collision course between two geniuses, one a tortured hero and one a determined terrorist, in a breakneck story reminiscent of John le Carré and Robert Ludlum at their finest.


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