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A Slow Fire Burning

 Paula Hawkins

Laura has spent most of her life being judged. She's seen as hot-tempered, troubled, a loner. Some even call her dangerous. Miriam knows that just because Laura is witnessed leaving the scene of a horrific murder with blood on her clothes doesn't mean Laura is a killer. Carla is reeling from the brutal murder of her nephew. She trusts no one and no thing: good people are capable of terrible deeds. Innocent or guilty, everyone is carrying damage. Some are damaged enough to kill. Author of "The Girl on the Train."

 

Over My Dead Body

Jeffrey Archer

In London, the Metropolitan Police have set up a new Unsolved Murders Unit - a cold case squad - to catch the criminals nobody else can. Four victims. Four cases. All killers poised to strike again. And at the heart of all the investigations lies Detective Chief Inspector William Warwick. Only Warwick's genius for deductive reasoning, his fierce intelligence and his occasionally rash bravery can bring the criminals to justice, and put his nemesis behind bars.

 

The Judge's List

John Grisham

 As an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct, Lacy Stoltz sees plenty of corruption among the men and women elected to the bench. Stoltz took on a crime syndicate that was paying millions to a crooked judge. Now, the crimes are even worse. The man hiding behind the black robe is not taking bribes - but he may be taking lives. 

 

Better Off Dead

 Lee Child 

Jack Reacher isn't one to back down from a fight. And when a shadowy crew raises the stakes, he won't hesitate to teach them a lesson: When you pick a fight with Reacher, you're better off dead.

 

Game On

 Janet Evanovich

Stephanie Plum returns to hunt down a master cyber-criminal operating out of Trenton.

 

Mercy 

David Baldacci
 
For her entire life, FBI agent Atlee Pine has been searching for her twin sister, Mercy, who was abducted at the age of six and never seen again. Mercy’s disappearance left behind a damaged family that later shattered beyond repair when Atlee’s parents inexplicably abandoned her.
 
Now, after a perilous investigation that nearly proved fatal, Atlee has finally discovered not only the reason behind her parents’ abandonment and Mercy’s kidnapping, but also the most promising breakthrough yet: proof that Mercy survived her abduction and then escaped her captors many years ago. 
 
Though Atlee is tantalizingly close to her family at last, the final leg of her long road to Mercy will be the most treacherous yet. Mercy left at least one dead body behind before fleeing her captors years before. Atlee has no idea if her sister is still alive, and if so, how she has been surviving all this time. When the truth is finally revealed, Atlee Pine will face the greatest danger yet, and it may well cost her everything

 

Fear No Evil

James Patterson

Dr. Alex Cross and Detective John Sampson venture into the rugged Montana wilderness-where they will be the prey. They're not on the job, but on a personal mission. Until they're attacked by two rival teams of assassins, controlled by the same mastermind who has stalked Alex and his family for years..

  

Wish You Were Here 

Jodi Picoult

 Diana O'Toole is not engaged just yet, but she knows her boyfriend, Finn, a surgical resident, is about to propose on their romantic getaway to the Galapagos. But then a virus that felt worlds away has appeared in the city, and on the eve of their departure, Finn has to stay behind. In the Galapagos Islands, where Darwin's theory of natural selection was formed, Diana finds herself examining her relationships, her choices, and herself - and wondering if when she goes home, she too will have evolved into someone completely different.

 

The Night She Disappeared 

Lisa Jewell

On a beautiful summer night in a charming English suburb, a young woman and her boyfriend disappear after partying at the massive country estate of a new college friend. One year later, a writer moves into a cottage on the edge of the woods that border the same estate. On a relaxing walk she stumbles upon a mysterious note that simply reads, "DIG HERE.".

 

The Jailhouse Lawyer

James Patterson

 A young lawyer takes on the judge who is destroying her hometown - and ends up in jail herself.

In picture-perfect Erva, Alabama, the most serious crimes are misdemeanors. Speeding tickets. Shoplifting. Contempt of court. 
Then why is the jail so crowded? And why are so few prisoners released? There’s only one place to learn the truth behind these incriminating secrets. 

High Stakes

 Iris Johansen

 Bestselling author Iris Johansen enters the world of high-stakes gambling in her latest gripping novel.

Logan Tanner lives the exhilarating life of a professional gambler, taking risks with nerves of steel. From casinos in Macau to Monte Carlo to Milan, he’s racked up a fortune and become a living legend.  But all the glitz and glamor hide a dark and violent past as an extractor—a world that comes rushing back to him when the beautiful and innocent Lara Balkon enters his life.

 

2 Sisters Detective Agency 

James Patterson & Candice Fox

Attorney Rhonda Bird returns home after her estranged father has died where she discovers her father had opened up a private detective agency - and she has a teenage half sister named Baby. Baby brings in a client to the detective agency, a young man who claims he was abducted. During the course of the investigation, Rhonda and Baby become entangled in a dangerous case involving a group of overprivileged young adults who break laws for fun, their psychopath ringleader, and an ex-assassin victim who decides to hunt them down for revenge.

 

The Wish (LP)

Nicholas Sparks

 1996 was the year that changed everything for Maggie Dawes. Sent away at sixteen to live with an aunt in Ocracoke, she meets Bryce Trickett who introduced her to photography, a passion that would define the rest of her life. By 2019, Maggie is a renowned travel photographer. Struggling to come to terms with a sobering medical diagnosis, she becomes increasingly dependent on a young assistant - and finds herself becoming close to him. Maggie begins to tell him the story of another Christmas, decades earlier - and the love that set her on a course she never could have imagined.

 

The Jealousy Man

Jo Nesbø

 Jo Nesbø's talent is on full display in this inventive and harrowing collection of stories. A detective with a nose for jealousy is on the trail of a man suspected of murdering his twin; a woman finally overcomes her intimacy issues through a dark encounter with her Peeping Tom neighbour; a fugitive on the run in a remote corner of Norway is lured by a friendly local to what seems to be a wedding ceremony - only to find a much more macabre event. Contained in this collection are stories of insatiable avarice, unscrupulous lovers, and heartrending fate.

 

Blind Tiger

Sandra Brown

Thatcher Hutton, a war-weary soldier on the way back to his cowboy life, jumps from a moving freight train to avoid trouble . . . and lands in more than he bargained for. On the day he arrives in Foley, Texas, a local woman goes missing. Thatcher, the only stranger in town, is suspected of her abduction, and worse. Standing between him and exoneration are a corrupt mayor, a crooked sheriff, a notorious cathouse madam, a sly bootlegger, feuding moonshiners . . . and a young widow whose soft features conceal an iron will.