Dark Matter

The Book: Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch The Blurb: From the author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy, Dark Matter is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human—a relentlessly surprising science-fiction thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we’ll go to claim the lives we…

The Butterfly Garden

The Book: The Butterfly Garden, by Dot Hutchison The Blurb: Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden. In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees…and a collection of precious “butterflies”—young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with…

Ashley Bell

The Book: Ashley Bell, by Dean Koontz The Blurb: At twenty-two, Bibi Blair’s doctors tell her that she’s dying. Two days later, she’s impossibly cured. Fierce, funny, dauntless, she becomes obsessed with the idea that she was spared because she is meant to save someone else. Someone named Ashley Bell. This proves to be a…

The Passenger

The Book: The Passenger, by Lisa Lutz The Blurb: In case you were wondering, I didn’t do it. I didn’t have anything to do with Frank’s death. I don’t have an alibi, so you’ll have to take my word for it… Forty-eight hours after leaving her husband’s body at the base of the stairs, Tanya…

Dark Corners

The Book: Dark Corners, by Ruth Rendell The Blurb: When his father dies, Carl Martin inherits a house in an increasingly rich and trendy London neighborhood. Carl needs cash, however, so he rents the upstairs room and kitchen to the first person he interviews, Dermot McKinnon. That was colossal mistake number one. Mistake number two…

Hiding Places

The Book: Hiding Places, by Erin Healy The Blurb: Eleven-year-old Kate Whitby leads an invisible life, the youngest member of her odd family. They live in their historic small-town hotel, where she is an expert at keeping everyone’s secrets: her sister’s a thief, her great-grandmother isn’t as crazy as people think, her mother lives in…

Black-Eyed Susans

The Book: Black-Eyed Susans, by Julia Heaberlin The Blurb: As a sixteen-year-old, Tessa Cartwright was found in a Texas field, barely alive amid a scattering of bones, with only fragments of memory as to how she got there. Ever since, the press has pursued her as the lone surviving “Black-Eyed Susan,” the nickname given to…

Swerve

The Book: Swerve, by Vicki Pettersson The Blurb: It’s high summer in the Mojave Desert, and Kristine Rush and her fiancé, Daniel, are enroute from Las Vegas to Lake Arrowhead, California, for the July Fourth holiday weekend. But when Daniel is abducted from a desolate rest stop, Kristine is forced to choose: return home unharmed,…

Just Two Weeks

The Book: Just Two Weeks, by Amanda Sington-Williams The Blurb: After being made redundant from a seemingly secure job, Jolene Carr takes a two week break in the sun. On the first day she meets Raquel, another hotel guest. Little does she realize, this apparently innocent acquaintance will lead to terrible and lasting consequences. After…

Blue Labyrinth: Pendergast #14

The Book: Blue Labyrinth, by Preston & Child The Blurb: A long-buried family secret has come back to haunt Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast… It begins with murder. One of Pendergast’s most implacable, most feared enemies is found on his doorstep, dead. Pendergast has no idea who is responsible for the killing, or why the body…