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"Bones Never Lie (Temperance Brennan, #17)" by Kathy Reichs

'Bones Never Lie (Temperance Brennan, #17)' by Kathy Reichs

In the acclaimed author’s thrilling new novel, Brennan is at the top of her game in a battle of wits against the most monstrous adversary she has ever encountered.   Unexpectedly called in to the Charlotte PD’s Cold Case Unit, Dr. Temperance Brennan wonders why she’s been asked to meet with a homicide cop who’s a long way from his own jurisdiction. The shocking answer: Two child murders, separated by thousands of miles, have one ...

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"Haunted (Hannah Smith, #3)" by Randy Wayne White

'Haunted (Hannah Smith, #3)' by Randy Wayne White

Hannah Smith returns in the stunning new adventure in the "New York Times"-bestselling series from the author of the Doc Ford novels. The house is historic, some say haunted. It is also slated to be razed and replaced by condos, unless Hannah Smith can do something about it. She's been hired by a wealthy Palm Beach widow to prove that the house's seller didn't disclose everything he knew about the place when he unloaded it, including its rol ...

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"Windigo Island: A Novel" by William Kent Krueger

'Windigo Island: A Novel' by William Kent Krueger

Cork O'Connor battles vicious villains, both mythical and modern, to rescue a young girl in the latest nail-biting mystery from New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger.When the body of a teenage Ojibwe girl washes up on the shore of an island in Lake Superior, the residents of the nearby Bad Bluff reservation whisper that it was the work of a mythical beast, the Windigo, or a vengeful spirit called Michi Peshu. Suc ...

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"The Long Way Home (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #10)" by Louise Penny

'The Long Way Home (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #10)' by Louise Penny

Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Sûreté du Québec, has found a peace he’d only imagined possible. On warm summer mornings he sits on a bench holding a small book, The Balm in Gilead, in his large hands. "There is a balm in Gilead," his neighbor Clara Morrow reads from the dust jacket, "to make the wounded whole."While Gamache doesn’t talk about his w ...

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"Fatal Conceit (Butch Karp, #26)" by Robert K. Tanenbaum

'Fatal Conceit (Butch Karp, #26)' by Robert K. Tanenbaum

A CIA chief dies under suspicious circumstances before he is about to testify about a controversial government cover-up involving a terrorist attack on the US mission in Chechnya. Butch Karp is on the case in this exciting installment to Robert K. Tanenbaum’s bestselling series.When the CIA director is murdered, Butch Karp finds himself battling a heavyweight opponent: the US government. The national presidential election campai ...

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"Cold Cold Heart" by Tami Hoag

'Cold Cold Heart' by Tami Hoag

#1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag delivers a shocking stand-alone thriller Dana Nolan was a promising young TV reporter until a notorious serial killer tried to add her to his list of victims.  Nearly a year has passed since surviving her ordeal, but the physical, emotional, and psychological scars run deep.  Struggling with the torment of post-traumatic stress syndrome, plagued by flashbacks and n ...

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"Her Last Whisper (Dr. Charlotte Stone, #3)" by Karen Robards

'Her Last Whisper (Dr. Charlotte Stone, #3)' by Karen Robards

Dr. Charlotte Stone returns in Karen Robards’s sizzling new thriller!The last time criminal psychology expert Dr. Charlotte “Charlie” Stone helped capture a serial killer, it was nearly the last thing she ever did. Now she’s determined to stick to research—and leave risk-taking to the law. But when dangerous duty calls, she can’t refuse. And there’s no greater danger than the Cinderella Killer, a charming pr ...

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"The Sixth Extinction (Sigma Force, #10)" by James Rollins

'The Sixth Extinction (Sigma Force, #10)' by James Rollins

In a masterful epic of timeless mystery and ripped-from-the-headlines scientific intrigue, New York Times bestselling author James Rollins takes mankind to its endpoint, to a fate written in rock and ice in an event known as The Sixth Extinction. A remote military research station broadcasts a frantic distress call that ends with a chilling message: Kill us all. When soldiers arrive to investigate, they discover everyon ...

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"Taking It All (Surrender Trilogy, #3)" by Maya Banks

'Taking It All (Surrender Trilogy, #3)' by Maya Banks

Chessy and Tate have been married for several years. In the beginning, their relationship was everything she wanted. Passionate. All consuming. She offered her submission freely and Tate cherished her gift with a tenderness that made her feel safe. Content. Wanted. And loved beyond all measure. But as the years have gone by, Tate has become more immersed in making his business the success it has become, and Chessy has taken a back seat to his bus ...

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"Severed Souls (Richard and Kahlan, #3)" by Terry Goodkind

'Severed Souls (Richard and Kahlan, #3)' by Terry Goodkind

From the far reaches of the D'Haran Empire, Bishop Hannis Arc and the ancient Emperor Sulachan lead a vast horde of Shun-Tuk and other depraved "half-people" into the Empire's heart, raising an army of the dead in order to threaten the world of the living. Meanwhile, far from home, Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell must defend themselves and their followers from a series of terrifying threats, despite a magical sickness that depletes their strength ...

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"Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty

'Big Little Lies' by Liane Moriarty

Check out the #1 New York Times bestseller Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, called “a surefire hit” by Entertainment Weekly.  Sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal. . . .   A murder… . . . a tragic accident… . . . or just parents behaving badly?   What’s indisputable is that someone is dead.   But who did what?   Big Lit ...

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"Last to Know" by Elizabeth Adler

'Last to Know' by Elizabeth Adler

Evening Lake: an idyllic, peaceful, western Massachusetts getaway with a close-knit community of families. Detective Harry Jordan sees his lake home as a respite from solving crimes on the streets of Boston...until crime comes to Evening Lake. Harry Jordan is out for a walk when the night is rocked by an explosion: the Havnel house is engulfed in a conflagration and Bea Havnel is seen fleeing, hair on fire, plunging into the lake. Mysterious, rou ...

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"Days of Rage (Pike Logan, #6)" by Brad Taylor

'Days of Rage (Pike Logan, #6)' by Brad Taylor

In former delta force operator and New York Times bestseller Brad Taylor’s latest Pike Logan thriller, the Taskforce must stop their most devastating threat yet—a weapon of mass destruction. The Taskforce is used to being the hunter, but this time they’re the hunted. Intent on embroiling the US in a quagmire that will sap its economy and drain its legitimacy, Russia passes a potential weapon of ma ...

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"For All Time (Nantucket Brides Trilogy, #2)" by Jude Deveraux

'For All Time (Nantucket Brides Trilogy, #2)' by Jude Deveraux

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux returns to the ruggedly magnificent island in For All Time, the second novel in her Nantucket Brides trilogy—this time featuring the next generation of her beloved family of Montgomery-Taggerts.   The wedding of Alix Madsen and Jared Montgomery is a glorious affair at an elegant little chapel in the woods, followed by dinner and dancing, all while moonlight blankets the ...

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"The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1)" by Erika Johansen

'The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1)' by Erika Johansen

On her nineteenth birthday, Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn, raised in exile, sets out on a perilous journey back to the castle of her birth to ascend her rightful throne. Plain and serious, a girl who loves books and learning, Kelsea bears little resemblance to her mother, the vain and frivolous Queen Elyssa. But though she may be inexperienced and sheltered, Kelsea is not defenseless: Around her neck hangs the Tearling sapphire, a jewel of immens ...

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"All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr

'All the Light We Cannot See' by Anthony Doerr

From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the m ...

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"Love Letters (Rose Harbor, #3)" by Debbie Macomber

'Love Letters (Rose Harbor, #3)' by Debbie Macomber

In this enchanting novel set at Cedar Cove’s cozy Rose Harbor Inn, #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber celebrates the power of love—and a well-timed love letter—to inspire hope and mend a broken heart.   Summer is a busy season at the inn, so proprietor Jo Marie Rose and handyman Mark Taylor have spent a lot of time together keeping the property running. Despite some folks’ good-natured claims to the con ...

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"Concealed in Death (In Death, #38)" by J.D. Robb

'Concealed in Death (In Death, #38)' by J.D. Robb

The incomparable J. D. Robb presents the latest moving and suspenseful novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Eve Dallas series.In a decrepit, long-empty New York building, Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s husband begins the demolition process by swinging a sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust clears, there are two skeletons wrapped in plastic behind it. He summons his wife immediately—and by the time she’s d ...

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"The City" by Dean Koontz

'The City' by Dean Koontz

The city changed my life and showed me that the world is deeply mysterious. I need to tell you about her and some terrible things and wonderful things and amazing things that happened . . . and how I am still haunted by them. Including one night when I died and woke and lived again.Here is the riveting, soul-stirring story of Jonah Kirk, son of an exceptional singer, grandson of a formidable “piano man,” a musical prodigy beg ...

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"The Lost Island: A Gideon Crew Novel" by Douglas Preston

'The Lost Island: A Gideon Crew Novel' by Douglas Preston

Gideon Crew--brilliant scientist, master thief--is living on borrowed time. When his mysterious employer, Eli Glinn, gives him an eyebrow-raising mission, he has no reason to refuse. Gideon's task: steal a page from the priceless Book of Kells, now on display in New York City and protected by unbreakable security. Accomplishing the impossible, Gideon steals the parchment--only to learn that hidden beneath the gorgeously illuminated image ...

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"The Magician's Land (The Magicians, #3)" by Lev Grossman

'The Magician's Land (The Magicians, #3)' by Lev Grossman

The stunning conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy   Quentin Coldwater has lost everything. He has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical land of his childhood dreams that he once ruled. Everything he had fought so hard for, not to mention his closest friends, is sealed away in a land Quentin may never again visit. With nothing left to lose he returns to where his story began, the ...

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"The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt

'The Goldfinch' by Donna Tartt

It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a thirteen-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously ca ...

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