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What is it about Gillian Flynn's latest bestseller that hooked you? Was it the unreliable narrators? The startling revelations? The suspense? Try one of these addictive titles to find more of the same dark qualities.

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  Cover Art: Carry the One Anshaw, Carol
Carry the One
Carry the One begins in the hours following Carmen's wedding reception, when a car filled with stoned, drunk, and sleepy guests accidentally hits and kills a girl on a dark country road. For the next twenty-five years, those involved, including Carmen and her brother and sister, craft their lives in response to this single tragic moment. As one character says, "When you add us up, you always have to carry the one."
  Cover Art: The Accident : a Novel Barclay, Linwood
The Accident : a Novel
It is the new normal at the Garber household in Connecticut. Glen, a contractor, has seen his business shaken by the housing crisis, and now his wife, Sheila, is taking a business course at night to increase her chances of landing a good-paying job. But she should have been home by now...
  Cover Art: The Bear : a Novel Cameron, Claire
The Bear : a Novel
"A powerfully suspenseful story narrated by a young girl who must fend for herself and her little brother after a brutal bear attack."
  Cover Art: Apple Tree Yard Doughty, Louise
Apple Tree Yard
"An intelligent, erotically charged thriller with deep moral implications. Yvonne Carmichael, renowned geneticist, public authority, happily married mother of two, sits in the accused box. The charge is murder." --Provided by publisher.
  Cover Art: Cartwheel : a Novel DuBois, Jennifer
Cartwheel : a Novel
"When Lily Hayes arrives in Buenos Aires for her semester abroad, she is enchanted by everything she encounters... Five weeks later, Katy is found brutally murdered in their shared home, and Lily is the prime suspect. But who is Lily Hayes? It depends on who's asking. As the case takes shape--revealing deceptions, secrets, and suspicious DNA--Lily appears alternately sinister and guileless through the eyes of those around her. With mordant wit and keen emotional insight, Cartwheel offers a prismatic investigation of the ways we decide what to see--and to believe--in each other and ourselves"--Provided by publisher.
  Cover Art: Sharp Objects : a Novel Flynn, Gillian
Sharp Objects : a Novel
Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, Camille's first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. Dogged by her own demons, Camille will have to confront what happened to her years before if she wants to survive this homecoming. With its taut, crafted writing, Sharp Objects is addictive, haunting, and unforgettable.
  Cover Art: Waiting for Wednesday : a Frieda Klein Mystery French, Nicci
Waiting for Wednesday : a Frieda Klein Mystery
While consulting on the murder of housewife, who was hiding a shocking secret, brilliant psychotherapist Frieda Klein is brought closer to a serial killer who has long escaped detection and wonders if she is solving both cases or if she just the victim of her own paranoid, fragile mind.
  Cover Art: The Secret Place : a Dublin Murder Squad Mystery French, Tana
The Secret Place : a Dublin Murder Squad Mystery
  Cover Art: The Silent Wife : a Novel Harrison, A. S. A.
The Silent Wife : a Novel
"Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in Chicago, as she, the killer, and he, the victim, rush haplessly toward the main event. He is a committed cheater. She lives and breathes denial. He exists in dual worlds. She likes to settle scores. He decides to play for keeps. She has nothing left to lose. Told in alternating voices, The Silent Wife is about a marriage in the throes of dissolution, a couple headed for catastrophe, concessions that cant be made, and promises that wont be kept"--Page 4 of cover.
  Cover Art: Under a Silent Moon : a Novel Haynes, Elizabeth
Under a Silent Moon : a Novel
In the crisp, early hours of an autumn morning, the police are called to investigate two deaths. The first is a suspected murder at a farm on the outskirts of a small village. A beautiful young woman has been found dead, her cottage drenched with blood. The second is a reported suicide at a nearby quarry. A car with a woman's body inside was found at the bottom of the pit. As DI Louisa Smith and her team gather evidence, they discover a shocking link between the two cases and the two deaths--a bond that sealed their terrible fates one cold night, under a silent moon.
  Cover Art: Defending Jacob : a Novel Landay, William
Defending Jacob : a Novel
Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years. When a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: his fourteen-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student. As the crisis reveals how little a father knows about his son, Andy will face a trial of his own-- between loyalty and justice, between truth and allegation, between a past he's tried to bury and a future he cannot conceive.
  Cover Art: Reconstructing Amelia : a Novel McCreight, Kimberly
Reconstructing Amelia : a Novel
Kate is in the middle of the biggest meeting of her career when she gets the telephone call from Grace Hall, her daughter's exclusive private school in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Amelia has been suspended, effective immediately, and Kate must come get her daughter now. But Kate's stress over leaving work quickly turns to panic when she arrives at the school and finds it surrounded by police officers, fire trucks, and an ambulance. The story of how far a mother will go to vindicate the memory of a daughter whose life she couldn't save.
  Cover Art: Eye Contact : a Novel McGovern, Cammie
Eye Contact : a Novel
In the woods of a small town, Adam, a nine-year-old autistic boy, is discovered hiding near to the body of his classmate. With her community in shock and her barely-verbal son unable to help with the police investigation, Adam's single mother Cara tries to decode the puzzling events and how to interpret the changes in Adam’s behavior not only to help him through the trauma, but to help the police catch a killer.
  Cover Art: The Expats : a Novel Pavone, Chris
The Expats : a Novel
"An international spy thriller about a former CIA agent who moves with her family to Luxembourg where everything is suspicious and nothing is as it seems"--Provided by publisher.
  Cover Art: The Invisible Ones Penney, Stef.
The Invisible Ones
Hovering between paralysis and delirium in a hospital bed, half-Romany private investigator Ray Lovell evaluates a case involving the missing wife of a charismatic traveling Gypsy whose hostile family is hiding a tragic secret.
  Cover Art: House Rules : a Novel Picoult, Jodi
House Rules : a Novel
A teenager with Asperger's syndrome--smart, quirky, with a passion for crime scene analysis--winds up on trial for murder.
  Cover Art: Visitation Street : a Novel Pochoda, Ivy
Visitation Street : a Novel
"It's summertime in Red Hook, Brooklyn, a blue-collar dockside neighborhood. June and Val, two fifteen-year-olds, take a raft out onto the bay at night to see what they can see. And then they disappear. Only Val will survive, washed ashore, semi-conscious in the weeds"
  Cover Art: Valley of Ashes Read, Cornelia.
Valley of Ashes
Madeline Dare trades New York's gritty streets for the tree-lined avenues of Boulder, Colorado, when her husband Dean lands a promising job. As a freelance journalist in her new town, she closes in on a serial arsonist at large in the city.
  Cover Art: Die for You : a Novel Unger, Lisa
Die for You : a Novel
When successful novelist Isabel Raines learns that everyone that her husband worked with is dead -- and that her missing husband has been legally dead for some time -- she will not rest until she finds the truth about him. Who he was, where he's gone, and how he was able to deceive her so completely.
  Cover Art: Innocent Victims Walters, Minette
Innocent Victims
Chickenfeed: Based on a true story, this novella follows the tempestuous relationship of Elsie and Norman, Elsie's death, and Norman's conviction for murder. But did he really commit this heinous crime? Readers are left to decide for themselves.
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• Flynn, Gillian
• French, Marilyn
• Kellerman, Jonathan
• Oates, Joyce Carol
• Unger, Lisa