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These disturbing stories explore the dark side of human nature, often with tense cat & mouse games between the hero and the villain.

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  Cover Art: The Keeper of Lost Causes Adler-Olsen, Jussi
The Keeper of Lost Causes
Chief detective Carl M?rck, recovering from what he thought was a career-destroying gunshot wound, is relegated to cold cases and becomes immersed in the five-year disappearance of a politician.
2011
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Alienist Carr, Caleb
The Alienist
When a madman begins stalking victims on the streets of 1896 New York, a team of investigators is forced to apply radical and untested techniques that include fingerprinting and the controversial science of psychology.
2006
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Lion's Game DeMille, Nelson
The Lion's Game
Detective John Corey, first seen in Plum Island, now faces his toughest assignment yet: the pursuit and capture of the world's most dangerous terrorist -- a young Arab known as "The Lion" who has baffled a federal task force and shows no sign of stopping in his quest for revenge against the American pilots who bombed Libya and killed his family.
2000
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Tiger Shrimp Tango Dorsey, Tim.
Tiger Shrimp Tango
No one loves Florida more, or can keep it safe from invasive criminal species better than self-appointed Sunshine Sheriff Serge Storms. When a particular scam leads to the death of a few innocents and a young woman's disappearance, Serge and his perpetually self-bent sidekick Coleman--aided by his new pal, latter-day noir private eye Mahoney -- load up the car for a riotous road trip to do right.
2014
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Regina's Song Eddings, David.
Regina's Song
Twins Regina and Renata are so identical that even their mother can't tell them apart. Eerily attuned to one another, they often speak together in a secret language no one else can understand. Then tragedy strikes when one of the twins is viciously murdered. The remaining twin is so traumatized, she reverts to the cryptic language she once shared with her sister.
2002
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Faithful Place French, Tana.
Faithful Place
Detective Frank Mackey finds himself straight back in the dark tangle of relationships he left behind twenty-two years ago when the suitcase belonging to his first love, Rosie Daly, shows up behind a fireplace in a derelict house on Faithful Place.
2010
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Killing Hour Gardner, Lisa
The Killing Hour
As a heat wave of epic proportions descends, the game begins again. Two girls have disappeared and the clock is ticking. Rookie FBI agent Kimberly Quincy knows the killer's deadline can be met. But she'll have to break some rules to beat an exactingly vicious criminal at a game he's had time to perfect--Front flap.
2003
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Kind of Cruel Hannah, Sophie
Kind of Cruel
After Amber Hewerdine consults a hypnotist, she hears herself, say 'Kind, cruel, kind of cruel' - words that mean nothing to her. Two hours later, as a result of having spoken those words out loud, Amber is arrested in connection with the brutal murder of Katharine Allen, a woman she's never heard of.
2013
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Last Child Hart, John
The Last Child
After his twin sister Alyssa disappears, thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon is determined to find her. When a second girl disappears from his rural North Carolina town, Johnny makes a discovery that sends shock waves through the community in this multi-layered tale of broken families and deadly secrets.
2009
Adult Mystery Book HART
  Cover Art: The Asylum Harwood, John
The Asylum
Georgina Ferrars awakens in a small room in private asylum in a remote corner of England. She has no memory of the past few weeks. The doctor, Straker, tells her that she admitted herself under the name Lucy Ashton the day before, then suffered a seizure. When she insists he has mistaken her for someone else, Dr. Straker contacts her uncle, who says that Georgina is at home with him in London.
2013
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Good Father Hawley, Noah.
The Good Father
An intense, psychological novel about one doctor's suspense-filled quest to unlock the mind of a suspected political assassin: his 20-year old son.
2012
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Into the Darkest Corner: a Novel Haynes, Elizabeth
Into the Darkest Corner: a Novel
"What begins as flattering attention transforms into raging jealousy...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. ... A neighbor encouraging her to confront her fears, sparks unexpected hope and the possibility a normal life. Until the day the phone rings"--Dust jacket.
2011
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Talented Mr. Ripley; Ripley Under Ground; Ripley's Game Highsmith, Patricia
The Talented Mr. Ripley; Ripley Under Ground; Ripley's Game
Since his debut in 1955, Tom Ripley has evolved into the ultimate bad boy sociopath, influencing countless novelists and filmmakers. In this first novel, we are introduced to suave, handsome Tom Ripley: a young striver, newly arrived in the heady world of Manhattan in the 1950s.
1999
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Woodcutter: a Novel Hill, Reginald.
The Woodcutter: a Novel
From the acclaimed author of the Dalziel and Pasco mysteries comes a stand-alone psychological thriller. Imprisoned for a crime he did not commit, Wolf Hadda, a Cumbrian woodcutter's son turned hugely successful entrepreneur, retreats into silence until a prison psychiatrist makes a breakthrough that, revisiting a mysterious period in his youth, draws out the vengeful Woodcutter.
2011
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Betrayal of Trust Hill, Susan
The Betrayal of Trust
When a series of flash floods throughout Lafferton exposes the skeleton of a teenager who went missing 20 years earlier, Simon Serrailler investigates the girl's tragic family story and uncovers bizarre complexities and dangers.
2011
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: You're Next Hurwitz, Gregg Andrew
You're Next
Someone has an unexpected motive in destroying Mike Wingate, who's worked his way up from the bottom to become a successful home contractor in Lost Hills, California. To protect his family and himself, Mike, who was raised in a foster home, summons his only friend from those days, the formidable Shep, who has grown up to be a career criminal of considerable skill.
2011
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Devil's Punchbowl Iles, Greg.
The Devil's Punchbowl
Lawyer Penn Cage goes up against a mix of murder, racial tension, double-crosses, illicit sex...and all of the ensuing violent consequences in the kudzu-strangled, snake- rat- and armadillo-infested hole of the Devil's Punchbowl.
2009
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Haunting of Hill House Jackson, Shirley
The Haunting of Hill House
Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting;' Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena.
2013
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Girl Who Disappeared Twice Kane, Andrea.
The Girl Who Disappeared Twice
When they are hired by veteran family court judge Hope Willis to find her missing daughter, Forensic Instincts -- a team of renegade investigators comprised of a behavorist, a techno-wizard, an intuitive, and a former Navy SEAL -- must race against time to bring Krissy back alive.
2011
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Stranded: a Maggie O'Dell Novel Kava, Alex.
Stranded: a Maggie O'Dell Novel
Discovering the remains of a young woman in a highway ditch, FBI special agent Maggie O'Dell and her partner, Tully, embark on a frantic cross-country effort to capture a serial killer who is targeting truckers and travelers at rest stops.
2013
Adult Fiction Book
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