A Vietnam vet returns home and finds his specialty is rescuing children from abusive situations. It’s the only job that provides the adrenaline he needs that matches the war.  Keeping Watch  takes psychological suspense to its highest level. It’s also the best book I’ve read that conveys the psychological horrors of that war and it’s my favorite Laurie King stand-alone title. —Clytia

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ISBN: 9780553382525
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Published: Bantam - February 3rd, 2004

Will Keller, war photographer, is more than happy to get lost in Cambodia’s underbelly and forget his past. Despite his efforts, he is drawn into a search for a lost girl, a trip that takes him across the country and through his past. The author draws on personal career experience as a photojournalist to bring life (and death) to this hauntingly stark and brutal novel. I read this in one night, unable and unwilling to drag out the suspense. —Rachel

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ISBN: 9781501106088
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Published: Scribner Book Company - March 15th, 2016

If you’ve heard of a criminal profiler, you have John Douglas to thank. He was one of the first to explore at the psyche of a killer to predict their next move and help law enforcement catch the worst killers imaginable. In this memoir, Douglas recounts the early days of profiling and talks about killers we all know of—including Santa Cruz serial killer Edmund Kemper. Warning: It’s about serial killers. It gets nasty. —Flannery

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ISBN: 9780671528904
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Published: Pocket Books - August 1996

Kingdom of Strangers takes us into the secretive world of women in Saudi Arabia. Katya, one of the few policewomen in Jeddah, finds herself on the hunt for both a missing woman and a serial killer, while hiding a secret of her own. Katya is a great heroine, and Ferraris’s writing is so vividly detailed, you can feel the heat burning off the sands. If you want something a little different, give this a try! —Flannery

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ISBN: 9780316074254
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 4th, 2013

Set in the depression-era Appalachian mountains, this atmospheric mystery builds off folklore to examine destiny, desperation, and morality. After convincing the county commissioners to let her take over her deceased husband’s role as sheriff, Ellie Robbins becomes responsible for carrying out an execution and—in a time when women were considered incapable of handling many tasks—this makes everyone unhappy. —Nici

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ISBN: 9781476772813
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Published: Atria Books - May 10th, 2016

This tightly-wound psychological thriller begs the question, “How well can you truly know someone?” As D.S. Jeanette Kihlberg navigates a series of abominable child murders across Stockholm, a deftly woven web of secrets and lies bubbles to the surface, both on the case and in her personal life. Friends, family, lovers—are they all just roles to be played? A dark well-crafted page-turner that takes the reader to the depths of the human conscience and all the furtive secrets shrouded within. —Sylvie

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ISBN: 9780385349871
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - June 14th, 2016

What should have been a simple favor sends James Beck and his tight-knit crew into a firestorm of epic proportions. Can they juggle all these enemies, keep themselves out of trouble with the law, and somehow steal their own piece of the millions of dollars at stake? Move over Reacher, sit down Burke, I’ve got a new action hero crush. —Nici

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ISBN: 9781250081162
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Published: St. Martin's Press - March 1st, 2016

Sure, you’ve probably seen the movie, but that definitely doesn’t mean you shouldn’t read the book. It’s just as full of edge-of-your-seat tension. Harris gives Buffalo Bill a much more detailed, complex persona, while Hannibal Lector remains as iconically creepy as ever. But it’s Clarice Starling, one of the best mystery heroines ever—smart, tough, and doggedly tenacious—who cements this as one of my all-time favorite mysteries.


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ISBN: 9780312195267
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 15th, 1998

I love a good serial killer mystery, and this is one of the most enjoyable, thrilling entries in the genre. A killer uses geocaching spots to cache his kills, taunting the investigators with cryptic clues. The gruesome, twisting story kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time, and the ending took me by surprise. If you want a good mystery, check this one out. -Flannery

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ISBN: 9781250081490
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Published: Minotaur Books - January 26th, 2016

I loved this book! It was so much fun to read, and the characters were an absolute delight. The story of the first woman sheriff’s deputy, or more specifically, how she became the first female sheriff's deputy, this clever book has it all—action, eccentric characters, a vivid  historical setting, carrier pigeons, and more. This is Amy Stewart’s first work of fiction, and it’s infused with her drily witty sense of humor and warm storytelling. I adored the Kopp sisters, and sincerely hope there is a book two (and three and four...)!  —Flannery

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ISBN: 9780544800830
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Published: Mariner Books - May 3rd, 2016



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