Mystery

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The Boy from the Woods

I've been a fan of Harlan Coben's tightly plotted mysteries since the early 2000s. He's written a number of books, some of which are part of a series, while the rest stand alone. However, even the stand alone novels have a few supporting characters in common, though it isn't necessary to read them i ...

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Revolver Road

Revolver Road is the third installment in Christi Daugherty's Harper McClain series. It picks up six months after the events in book two, and I would definitely advise readers to start at the beginning of the series rather than trying to dive directly into this one. This way, you'll have a much bett ...

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Murder at Pirate's Cove

Murder at Pirate’s Cove is the first book in a new series of cozy mysteries by Josh Lanyon – a kind of Adrien English meets Jessica Fletcher if you will!  All the ingredients of the genre are there – a small village community, eccentric characters, dastardly doings and an intrepid hero; in th ...

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Watching from the Dark

Watching from the Dark is the second book in the DCI Jonah Sheens series. An engrossing look at modern friendship, it’s a timely reminder that smiles and laughter can often hide a damaged heart. Aidan Poole is logged on to his computer late one evening, anxiously awaiting a glimpse of his girlf ...

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Ten Days Gone

Ten Days Gone is the first book in Beverly Long's police procedural series featuring detectives A.L. McKittridge and Rena Morgan. They work for the police force in a small midwestern town which is being terrorized by a serial killer. The mystery was compelling and the characters intrigued me, and ye ...

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The Lucky One

The Lucky One is a cat-and-mouse game between a former kidnapping victim and a woman who’s far too familiar with her kidnapper. Filled with great twists, amusing characters and some sly surprises, it’s an enjoyable read. Alice Fine – who was kidnapped from her family’s backyard when she w ...

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Long Bright River

In a Philadelphia neighborhood rocked by the opioid crisis, two once-inseparable sisters find themselves at odds. One, Kacey, lives on the streets in the vise of addiction. The other, Mickey, walks those same blocks on her police beat. They don't speak anymore, but Mickey never stops worrying about ...

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When You See Me

There is nothing quite like the experience of becoming completely absorbed and involved in a good book, and When You See Me, with its riveting characters and thrilling, non-stop plot is a very good book. You will want to clear a few hours of time to read this, since putting it down will not be an op ...

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Anything for You

Anything for You is book three of the Valerie Hart detective series. I had not read the preceding two novels, but the author does such a nice job of weaving character history and backstory into the text that I didn’t in any way feel like I was missing out on necessary information. The narrative ...

B+
The Shape of Night

Bestselling author Tess Gerritsen takes a break from her popular Rizzoli and Isles mystery series with The Shape of Night, a standalone thriller about a girl, a house and a very alluring ghost. Nearly incapacitated by guilt, stagnated cookbook author Ava Collette takes a summer rental in a remote ...