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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: 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.
2006
  Cover Art: In the Woods French, Tana
In the Woods
When a twelve-year-old girl is found murdered in an Irish wood, Detective Rob Ryan and Detective Cassie Maddox -- his partner and closest friend -- find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to a previous unsolved mystery. Now, with only snippets of long-buried memories to guide him, Ryan has the chance to uncover both the mystery of the case before him and that of his own shadowy past. In the Woods is richly atmospheric, stunning in its complexity, and utterly convincing and surprising to the end.
2007
  Cover Art: Birdman Hayder, Mo
Birdman
In Greenwich, England, Inspector Jack Caffery investigates the case of a woman with a live bird sewn in her body. The case is the latest in a series of murders of women whose bodies were surgically mutilated. A debut in fiction by a British woman.
1999
  Cover Art: Into the Darkest Corner : a Novel Haynes, Elizabeth
Into the Darkest Corner : a Novel
When young, pretty Catherine Bailey meets gorgeous, charismatic Lee Brightman, she can't believe her luck. But Catherine soon discovers that Lee's dazzling blue eyes and blond good looks hide a dark, violent nature. Increasingly isolated and driven into the darkest corner of her world, a desperate Catherine plans a meticulous escape. Four years later, Lee is behind bars and Catherine--now Cathy--is trying to build a new life in a new city, finding unexpected hope and the possibility of love and a normal life. Until the day the phone rings...
2011
  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.
2012
  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. By then it's already too late for Amelia. And for Kate. An academic overachiever despondent over getting caught cheating has jumped to her death. At least that is the story Grace Hall tells Kate. And clouded as she is by her guilt and grief, it is the one she forces herself to believe. Until she gets an anonymous text: She didn't jump. The novel is about secret first loves, old friendships, and an all-girls club steeped in tradition. But, most of all, it's the story of how far a mother will go to vindicate the memory of a daughter whose life she couldn't save.
2013
  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. A powerful story of the tangled emotional bond between mother and son, and a thrilling novel of psychological suspense, Eye Contact won’t let you go.
2006
  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.
2010
  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.
2009
  Cover Art: The Breaker Walters, Minette
The Breaker
A woman's body washes on a beach in England and evidence shows she was raped. At the same time her little daughter is found wandering in a nearby village, screaming at any man who approaches her. A tale of psychological suspense.
1999
  Cover Art: Before I Go to Sleep : a Novel Watson, S. J. (Steven J.)
Before I Go to Sleep : a Novel
An amnesiac attempts to reconstruct her past by keeping a journal and discovers the dangerous inconsistencies in the stories of her husband and her secret doctor.
2011
  Cover Art: The Best Revenge White, Stephen
The Best Revenge
Psychologist Alan Gregory is living through a season of discontent. With a new daughter, a wonderful wife, and a prospering career, he has little to complain about and lots of regrets: past cases that won't let him go, patients who don't get better, and a growing unease with keeping secrets. But Gregory has two new patients who will drag him out of his introspection--and dare him to enter a storm of injustice and revenge.
2003
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