New Arrivals · Suspense Fiction

July 18, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The sinners

July 17, 2018
Atkins, Ace, author.
©2018
365 pages : map ; 24 cm.
"Dedicated to Burt Reynolds".
"The Pritchards had never been worth a damn--an evil, greedy family who made their living dealing drugs and committing mayhem. Years ago, Colson's late uncle had put the clan's patriarch in prison, but now he's getting out, with revenge, power, and family business on his mind. To make matters worse, a shady trucking firm with possible ties to the Gulf Coast syndicate has moved into Tibbehah, and they have their own methods of intimidation. With his longtime deputy Lillie Virgil now working up in Memphis, Quinn Colson finds himself having to fall back on some brand-new deputies to help him out, but with Old West-style violence breaking out, and his own wedding on the horizon, this is without a doubt Colson's most trying time as sheriff. Cracks are opening up all over the county, and shadowy figures are crawling out through them--and they're all heading directly for him"-- Provided by publisher.

Little girl lost

July 17, 2018
Staub, Wendy Corsi, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
400 pages ; 17 cm
A gripping novel of psychological suspense, as a young woman's path to her biologicial parents leads to a killer with a chilling agenda.

Tahoe ghost boat

July 17, 2018
Borg, Todd, author.
South Lake Tahoe, CA : Thriller Press, 2014.
382 pages : map ; 22 cm.
"Gertie O'Leary is a 15-year-old girl with a messy bird's nest of red hair, a serious softball pitch, and a dream to be a movie director. She also has a $2 million price on her head. When a gang led by a killer the FBI calls Mikhailo the Monster takes Gertie as the centerpiece of an extortion plot, the girl's mother calls Tahoe Detective Owen McKenna for help. McKenna finds out that Gertie's stepfather has just died in what looks like a boating accident and that Gertie's mother cares more about not losing money to blackmail than saving her daughter. As the unwanted child of divorced, self-focused parents, Gertie has no defenders. So McKenna appoints himself her savior. But McKenna is one man up against a small army of twisted murderers whose orders are to kill the girl"--Page 4 of cover.

Girls' night out

July 17, 2018
Fenton, Liz, author.
[Seattle, Washington] : Lake Union Publishing, 2018.
322 pages ; 21 cm
For estranged friends Ashley, Natalie, and Lauren, it's time to heal the old wounds between them. Where better to repair those severed ties than on a getaway to the beautiful paradise of Tulum, Mexico? But even after they're reunited, no one is being completely honest about the past or the secrets they're hiding. When Ashley disappears on their girls' night out, Natalie and Lauren have to try to piece together their hazy memories to figure out what could have happened to her, while also reconciling their feelings of guilt over their last moments together.

Four dominions

July 17, 2018
Lustbader, Eric, author.
New York : Forge, 2018.
367 pages ; 25 cm.
The end of days has been predicted for the last two thousand years. But now, without warning, it is upon us. Braverman 'Bravo' Shaw, member of a secret Franciscan splinter sect, has survived a battle as old as time itself: the battle between good and evil. Working with his once-blind sister, Emma, and his confessor, Fra Leoni, Bravo went to war with the Fallen, Lucifer's advance guard and emerged with The Book of Deathly Things-- Lucifer's first and last Testament. Now, back in New York, the book's secrets have revealed themselves to Emma. With the testament stolen by Bravo, Emma realizes the Fallen army will awaken fully. And come to claim what is theirs.

Maze master

July 17, 2018
Gear, Kathleen O'Neal, author.
©2018
ix, 337 pages ; 25 cm
LucentB is a retrovirus that's inevitable, unstoppable, and utterly catastrophic for humanity. The US government believes the only person who can find the cure is the geneticist, James Hakari who tried to warn them about it and then disappeared. They assign the task of finding him to his former student Anna Asher, who in turn recruits paleographer and religious studies scholar Dr. Martin Nadai. The brilliant but insane geneticist is leaving clues for Anna and Martin to follow, showing he's truly earned his students' nickname for him: the Maze Master. The search takes Anna and Martin around the world and into a warzone they never imagined.--Provided by Publisher.

Mortal threat

July 17, 2018
Tata, A. J. (Anthony J.), 1959- author.
©2015
304 pages ; 23 cm
Medical school student Amanda Garrett and American doctors working secretly in Africa have found a cure for the Ebola and Human Immunodeficiency Viruses. Leaders of the Islamic State want the cure so they can show the world Islam is a benevolent religion that all Africans should follow.

Like never and always

July 16, 2018
Aguirre, Ann, author.
New York : Tor Teen, 2018.
336 pages ; 22 cm
A car accident changes four lives forever. In the hospital, Liv is confused at being called Morgan, but when she looks in the mirror she sees Morgan's face.

Rescued

July 16, 2018
Rosenfelt, David, author.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2018.
293 pages ; 25 cm.
"Defense lawyer Andy Carpenter is reluctant to take on any more cases. He'd much rather spend his time working for his dog rescue organization, the Tara Foundation, than find himself back in a courtroom. However, when a truck carrying over seventy dogs from the South to the rescue-friendly northeast turns up with a murdered driver, Andy can't help but get involved. Of course Andy is eager to help the dogs, many of whom come to the Tara Foundation while awaiting forever homes-- it's the man accused of murder who he has a problem defending. The accused just happens to be his wife Laurie's ex-fiance; her tall, good looking, ex-Marine ex-fiance. Even though he acknowledges having argued with the victim, he swears that he is not a killer, and though he would rather not, Andy has to admit he believes he's telling the truth"--Provided by publisher.

The girl in the green silk gown

July 16, 2018
McGuire, Seanan, author.
©2018
336 pages ; 21 cm.
Once and twice and thrice around, Put your heart into the ground. Four and five and six tears shed, Give your love unto the dead. Seven shadows on the wall, Eight have come to watch your fall: One's for the gargoyle, one's for the grave, And the last is for the one you'll never save. For Rose Marshall, death has long since become the only life she really knows. She's been sweet sixteen for more than sixty years, hitchhiking her way along the highways and byways of America, sometimes seen as an avenging angel, sometimes seen as a killer in her own right, but always Rose, the Phantom Prom Date, the Girl in the Green Silk Gown. The man who killed her is still out there, thanks to a crossroads bargain that won't let him die, and he's looking for the one who got away. When Bobby Cross comes back into the picture, there's going to be hell to pay--possibly literally. Rose has worked for decades to make a place for herself in the twilight. Can she defend it, when Bobby Cross comes to take her down? Can she find a way to navigate the worlds of the living and the dead, and make it home before her hitchhiker's luck runs out? There's only one way to know for sure. Nine will let you count the cost: All you had and all you lost. Ten is more than time can tell, Cut the cord and ring the bell. Count eleven, twelve, and then, Thirteen takes you home again. One's for the shadow, one's for the tree, And the last is for the blessing of Persephone.

All these beautiful strangers : a novel

July 13, 2018
Klehfoth, Elizabeth, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
440 pages ; 24 cm
Seventeen-year-old Charlie seeks to become a member of an elite secret society at her school by playing The Game, a semester-long, high-stakes scavenger hunt that will reveal the terrible truth about her family, her school, and her own life.

Eden : a novel

July 13, 2018
Kleine, Andrea, 1970- author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.
262 pages ; 22 cm
"A bold, page-turning novel that follows how a childhood abduction sets two sisters on very different courses ... Every other weekend, Hope and Eden--backpacks, Walkmans, and homework in hand--wait for their father to pick them up, as he always does, at a strip-mall bus stop. It's the divorce shuffle; they're used to it. Only this weekend, he's screwed up, forgotten, and their world will irrevocably change when a stranger lures them into his truck with a false story and smile. More than twenty years later, Hope is that classic New York failure: a playwright with only one play produced long ago, newly evicted from an illegal sublet, working a humiliating temp job. Eden has long distanced herself from her family, and no one seems to know where she is. When the man who abducted them is up for parole, the girls might be able to offer testimony to keep him jailed. Hope sets out to find her sister--and to find herself--and it becomes the journey of a lifetime, taking her from hippie communes to cities across the country. Suspenseful and moving, Eden asks: how much do our pasts define us, and what price do we pay if we break free?"-- Provided by publisher.

The fifth to die

July 13, 2018
Barker, J. D. (Jonathan Dylan), 1971- author.
Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.
526 pages ; 24 cm.
"In the thrilling sequel to The Fourth Monkey, a new serial killer stalks the streets of Chicago, while Detective Porter delves deeper into the dark past of the Four Monkey Killer. Detective Porter and the team have been pulled from the hunt for Anson Bishop, the Four Monkey Killer, by the feds. When the body of a young girl is found beneath the frozen waters of Jackson Park Lagoon, she is quickly identified as Ella Reynolds, missing three weeks. But how did she get there? The lagoon froze months earlier. More baffling? She's found wearing the clothes of another girl, missing less than two days. While the detectives of Chicago Metro try to make sense of the quickly developing case, Porter secretly continues his pursuit of 4MK, knowing the best way to find Bishop is to track down his mother. When the captain finds out about Porter's activities, he's suspended, leaving his partners Clair and Nash to continue the search for the new killer alone. Obsessed with catching Bishop, Porter follows a single grainy photograph from Chicago to the streets of New Orleans and stumbles into a world darker than he could have possibly imagined, where he quickly realizes that the only place more frightening than the mind of a serial killer is the mind of the mother from which he came."-- Provided by publisher.

Baby teeth

July 13, 2018
Stage, Zoje, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
ix, 304 pages ; 24 cm
Afflicted with a chronic debilitating condition, Suzette Jensen knew having children would wreak havoc on her already fragile body. Nevertheless, she brought Hanna into the world, pleased and proud to start a family with her husband Alex. Estranged from her own mother, Suzette is determined to raise her beautiful daughter with the love, care, and support she was denied. But Hanna proves to be a difficult child. Now seven-years-old, she has yet to utter a word, despite being able to read and write. Defiant and anti-social, she refuses to behave in kindergarten classes, forcing Suzette to homeschool her. Resentful of her mother's rules and attentions, Hanna lashes out in anger, becoming more aggressive every day. The only time Hanna is truly happy is when she's with her father. To Alex, she's willful and precocious but otherwise the perfect little girl, doing what she's told. Suzette knows her clever and manipulative daughter doesn't love her. She can see the hatred and jealousy in her eyes. And as Hanna's subtle acts of cruelty threaten to tear her and Alex apart, Suzette fears her very life may be in grave danger...--Provided by publisher.

The disappearing : a novel

July 13, 2018
Roy, Lori, author.
New York, New York : Dutton, [2018]
337 pages ; 24 cm
After leaving her cheating husband in New York City and returning to her family's historic Florida plantation, Lane Fielding's oldest daughter disappears, reigniting her memories and fears of a serial killer who traumatized the area in the 1970s.

Give me your hand

July 12, 2018
Abbott, Megan E., 1971-
New York : Little Brown and Company, 2018.
342 pages ; 22 cm
Kit Owens harbored only modest ambitions for herself when the mysterious Diane Fleming appeared in her high school chemistry class. But Diane's academic brilliance lit a fire in Kit, and the two developed an unlikely friendship... until Diane shared a secret that changed everything between them. More than a decade later, Kit thinks she's put Diane behind her forever, and she's begun to fulfill the scientific dreams Diane awakened in her. But the past comes roaring back when she discovers that Diane is her competition for a position both women covet: taking part in groundbreaking new research led by their idol. Soon enough, the two former friends find themselves locked in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse that threatens to destroy them.

Double blind

July 10, 2018
Johansen, Iris, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
325 pages ; 25 cm
"The #1 New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award winning authors are back with an electrifying new novel that will leave your heart racing. Kendra Michaels is reluctant to help the FBI with the most recent case they've brought to her...until she hears the details: The body was found just blocks away from Kendra's condo. The man was carrying an envelope with Kendra's name on it, and inside was an SD card with what appears to be an innocuous video of a wedding reception. And just one week before the attempted delivery of this mysterious video, the groom in the video was murdered. As the body count rises, Kendra joins forces with private investigator Jessie Mercado and agent-for-hire Adam Lynch as they discover that each victim played a part in convicting a serial killer years before. Someone has clearly taken up his mantle to exact a sadistic form of vengeance. But who is it? A family member? An old partner? Or is it possible that the wrong man was convicted and the serial killer himself has returned to continue his sick spree? In Double Blind, Iris and Roy Johansen deliver an emotional, gripping new entry in the bestselling Kendra Michaels series"-- Provided by publisher.

The other woman

July 10, 2018
Silva, Daniel, 1960- author.
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018
476 pages ; 24 cm.
Gabriel Allon, the art restorer, spy, and assassin is poised to become the chief of Israel's secret intelligence service. But on the eve of his promotion, events conspire to lure him into the field for one final operation. ISIS has detonated a massive bomb in the Marais district of Paris, and a desperate French government wants Gabriel to eliminate the man responsible before he can strike again.

Halcyon

July 10, 2018
Youers, Rio, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, [2018]
376 pages : 25 cm
"Halcyon is the answer for all Americans who want to escape, but paradise isn't what it seems. A beautiful island in the middle of Lake Ontario--a self-sustaining community made up of people who want to live without fear, crime, or greed. Halcyon is run by Valerie Kemp, aka Mother Moon, benevolent and altruistic on the outside, but hiding an unimaginable darkness inside. She has dedicated her life to the pursuit of Glam Moon, a place of eternal beauty and healing. And she believes the pathway there can only be found at the end of pleasure. On the heels of tragedy, Martin Lovegrove moves his family to Halcyon. A couple of months, he tells himself, to retreat from the chaos and grind. He soon begins to suspect there is something beneath Halcyon's perfect veneer and sets out to discover the truth--however terrible it might be--behind the island and its mysterious founder, Mother Moon"--Provided by publisher.

The collide : the final book in the Outliers trilogy

July 10, 2018
McCreight, Kimberly, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2018.
330 pages ; 24 cm.
Sequel to: The scattering.
Wylie is finally out of the detention center, but that doesn't mean she's safe. True freedom means discovering who is hunting the Outliers-- and why. Soon Wylie is unearthing long-buried secrets, entangled in a conspiracy -- and fighting enemies determined to silence her and the other girls. This time, maybe forever.

The unfortunates

July 9, 2018
Liggett, Kim, author.
New York : Tor Teen, 2018.
222 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
After getting away with murder, Grant Tavish plans his own form of justice, but before he can act upon it a cave system collapse traps him and four other teenagers miles below the surface, where they soon discover that they aren't alone.

The chairman's toys

July 9, 2018
Graham, Reed, author.
Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2018.
231 pages ; 22 cm
After Jake quits the drug business, his realtor/ex-wife, Nina, gets him a job as a housesitter for her wealthy clients. Jake celebrates by throwing a party in the mansion he was hired to look after. Unfortunately, the guest list gets out of hand, leaving Jake to contend with a hallucinogenic-vitamin-dispensing yogi, a dead guy in the bathroom, and The Norwegian - a criminal force of nature with a grudge against Jake. When the owner of the multimillion dollar crime-scene returns home prematurely, only Jake's inadvertent discovery of the man's business history in Mao Tse Thong underwear saves him from having to clean up after the party. But he still has to come clean with his ex-wife. The situation threatens to become an international incident when Nina's powerbroker uncle and two secret agents from China show up to turn the screws on Jake. Soon after that his friends start disappearing. With the Chinese government leaning on him and The Norwegian out to settle an old score, Jake comes up with a desperate plan to dupe a pair of secret agents, fund the uncle's secret venture, save his friends, and (why not?) solve the murder.

The last cruise : a novel

July 9, 2018
Christensen, Kate, 1962- author.
New York : Doubleday, 2018.
285 pages ; 25 cm
The 1950s vintage ocean liner Queen Isabella is making her final voyage before heading to the scrapyard. For the guests on board, among them Christine Thorne, a former journalist turned Maine farmer, it's a chance to experience the bygone mid-20th century era of decadent luxury cruising, complete with fine dining, classic highballs, string quartets, and sophisticated jazz. Smoking is allowed but not cell phones--or children, for that matter. The Isabella sets sail from Long Beach, CA into calm seas on a two-week retro cruise to Hawaii and back. But this is the second decade of an uncertain new millennium, not the sunny, heedless fifties, and certain disquieting signs of strife and malfunction above and below decks intrude on the festivities.

Caged

July 9, 2018
Cooper, Ellison, author.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2018.
358 pages ; 25 cm
FBI profiler Sayer Altair hunts a brilliant serial killer with a dangerous obsession. In a residential Washington, D.C. neighborhood, a young woman's body is found in the basement of an abandoned house--starved to death in a cage, along with the video footage of a dark and deadly ritual.

Her pretty face

July 9, 2018
Harding, Robyn.
New York : Scout Press, 2018.
340 pages ; 24 cm
"The author of the bestselling novel The Party--lauded as "tense and riveting" by New York Times bestselling author Megan Miranda--returns with a chilling new domestic drama about two women whose deep friendship is threatened by dark, long-buried secrets"-- Provided by publisher.

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