New Arrivals · Suspense Fiction

May 28, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A game for all the family

May 27, 2016
Hannah, Sophie, 1971- author.
©2015
447 pages ; 24 cm
"You thought you knew who you were. A stranger knows better. You've left the city and the career that nearly destroyed you--for a fresh start on the coast. But trouble begins when your daughter withdraws, after her new best friend, George, is unfairly expelled from school. You beg the principal to reconsider, only to be told that George hasn't been expelled. Because there is, and was, no George. Who is lying? Who is real? Who is in danger? Who is in control? As you search for answers, the anonymous calls begin-- a stranger, who insists that you and she share a traumatic past and a guilty secret. And then the caller threatens your life. This is Justine's story. This is Justine's family. This is Justine's game. But it could be yours."-- Provided by publisher.

The real Mrs. Price

May 27, 2016
Mason, J. D., author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2016.
viii, 327 pages ; 22 cm.
"Lucy Price is living the American dream. She has been married to her successful husband and businessman, Edward Price for a year and couldn't be happier until she learns that Eddie is a dangerously ruthless man, heavily involved in illegal activities that threaten not only her marriage, but her life. Eddie abruptly disappears, but not before warning Lucy that if she wants to keep breathing she'd better keep her mouth shut. Six months later, word of her husband surfaces when she learns that he is presumed murdered in a small Texas town, apparently killed by his "wife", Marlowe Price. Marlowe is no stranger to trouble. An outcast in her own community for being one of those "hoodoo women," who can curse you or cast you under her beguiling spell, Marlowe is shunned at every turn. Six months ago, a whirlwind romance in Mexico led Marlowe to marry the man she thought she'd spend the rest of her life with. For Marlowe and Eddie, there is no such thing as trouble in paradise. But late one night, when Marlowe witnesses her husband putting the body of a dead man in the trunk of his car, the illusion comes crashing down around her and she knows she has to move fast before the devil comes calling once again. Now, Lucy and Marlowe must come together to find out where and who Eddie really is, and help each other through the threat he poses. There's nothing more dangerous than a woman scorned ... except for two women scorned who are willing to put their pasts behind them and band together to take one bad man down.."-- Provided by publisher.

June : a novel

May 27, 2016
Beverly-Whittemore, Miranda, author.
©2016
386 pages ; 25 cm
From the New York Times bestselling author of Bittersweet comes a novel of suspense and passion about a terrible mistake made sixty years ago that threatens to change a modern family forever. Twenty-five-year-old Cassie Danvers is holed up in her family's crumbling mansion in rural St. Jude, Ohio, mourning the loss of the woman who raised her--her grandmother, June. But a knock on the door forces her out of isolation. Cassie has been named the sole heir to legendary matinee idol Jack Montgomery's vast fortune. How did Jack Montgomery know her name? Could he have crossed paths with her grandmother all those years ago? What other shocking secrets could June's once-stately mansion hold? Soon Jack's famous daughters come knocking, determined to wrestle Cassie away from the inheritance they feel is their due. Together, they all come to discover the true reasons for June's silence about that long-ago summer, when Hollywood came to town, and June and Jack's lives were forever altered by murder, blackmail, and betrayal.

The sisters

May 27, 2016
Douglas, Claire, author.
London : HarperCollins Publishers, 2015.
363 pages ; 20 cm
After the tragic death of her twin sister and a subsequent breakdown, Abi has moved to Bath to make a fresh start. But wherever she goes, she's haunted by the memory of Lucy, and can't stop herself from searching fruitlessly for her sister's face in crowds. One day she meets Bea - a girl with an uncanny resemblance to Lucy - and Bea's twin brother, Ben, with whom she feels an irresistible attraction. Before long, Bea has invited Abi to live in their townhouse, which places Abi's budding relationship with Ben under strain. But Bea has a secret to hide that she'll do anything to protect, and as Abi falls deeper in love with Ben, things in the house take a turn for the worse. Slowly, Abi begins to unravel, and must question everything she thought she knew about her new friends - and about herself.

Demand

May 27, 2016
Jones, Lisa Renee, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2016.
xi, 275 pages ; 22 cm.
"The sexy, breathtaking mystery continues in New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones's stunning second novel in the suspenseful Careless Whispers series--where shocking revelations will reveal themselves and nothing, and no one, will ever be the same. Still struggling with amnesia, Ella questions everything she's known about Kayden Wilkens--the alluring stranger who claims to have found her unconscious in an alleyway a month earlier. But was he truly a stranger--or did Kayden know her before his supposed rescue? Tormented by the potential betrayal he denies, with fleeting memories of a bombshell in her recent past, Ella must face a hard reality. Every action has consequences. and trusting Kayden, the one thing she most desires, might result in the direst consequences of all. New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones, whose searing novels generate "enough heat. to start a fire" (RT Book Reviews), dares you to fall in love with her irresistibly surprising and sexy new series"-- Provided by publisher.

Don't believe a word

May 27, 2016
MacDonald, Patricia J., author.
©2016
232 pages ; 23 cm
A daughter sets out to discover the truth about her mother's death in this absorbing novel of psychological suspense. Eden Radley had a strained relationship with her mother ever since Tara deserted the family nine years before to run off with her much younger lover. But when she's told that her mother has killed herself and her severely disabled young son, Eden's half-brother, Eden is ridden with guilt. Her mother had tried to get in touch with her on the night she died, and Eden had ignored her text. Was Tara calling for help? Heading to Cleveland, Ohio, for the funeral, Eden discovers there was so much she didn't know about her mother, nor about her enigmatic, troubled stepfather Flynn Darby. And the more she learns, the more convinced she becomes that Tara's death was no suicide. Could Flynn really be guilty of murder ...?

Mortal fall : a novel of suspense

May 26, 2016
Carbo, Christine, author.
New York : Atria Paperback, 2016.
403 pages ; 21 cm
"A wildlife biologist's shocking death leads to chilling discoveries about a home for troubled teens in Christine Carbo's haunting and compelling new crime novel set in the wilds of Glacier National Park."-- Provided by publisher.

The house of secrets

May 25, 2016
Meltzer, Brad.|4aut
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2016.
ix, 352 pages ; 24 cm

Fatal thunder

May 24, 2016
Bond, Larry, author.
©2016
365 pages ; 24 cm.
A Jerry Mitchell novel --Cover.
"A Forge book."
India and Pakistan are stalemated in a war that India launched. A small but powerful group of Indian senior military officers and civilian security officials, without the knowledge of the rest of the Indian government, have decided to strike at China, Pakistan's backer and India's recent enemy in the Littoral Alliance War. To avoid any blame for the attack, the group has obtained Russian-made nuclear warheads from a renegade Russian arms merchant with access to the stolen weapons. Mitchell and his former enemies, Samant and Petrov, must work together to prevent a world war.

A fine line

May 24, 2016
Carofiglio, Gianrico, 1961- author.
London : Bitter Lemon Press, 2016.
280 pages ; 20 cm
First published as La regola dell'equilibrio in Italian by Giulio Einaudi editore.
When Judge Larocca is accused of corruption, Guerrieri goes against his better instincts and takes the case. Helped by Annapaola Doria, a motorbike-riding bisexual private detective who keeps a baseball bat on hand for sticky situations, he investigates the alleged links to the mafia. Of course Guerrieri cannot stop himself from falling for Annapaola's exotic charms.

Primal instinct

May 24, 2016
Wyatt, Tara.
New York : Forever, 2016.
viii, 337 pages ; 18 cm.
"The bodyguard series" --Cover
The first time he lays eyes on Taylor Ross in a bar, Colt Priestley does something few men would dare to do. He approaches the world-famous singer, shamelessly flirts with her, and gives her a night in his bed that neither of them will soon forget. When Taylor's record label hires a bodyguard to keep tabs on the out-of-control rocker, she's less than thrilled to find it's her off-the-charts one-night stand who shows up for the job. She's terrified of letting herself fall for the damaged ex-Army Ranger, and she's determined to push him away. Yet every moment they're together simmers with tension. As the danger from an obsessed stalker mounts, Taylor and Colt are tempted to cross that line again-baring their hearts and souls as well as their bodies-and there's no telling how hot this song will get.

The Emperor's revenge : an Oregon Files adventure

May 23, 2016
Cussler, Clive, author.
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2016]
451 pages ; 24 cm.
"The new Oregon Files adventure from the #1 New York Times-bestselling grand master of adventure. Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon face their toughest challenge yet when a violent bank heist during the Monaco Grand Prix decimates the Corporation's accounts. To get the money back, Juan joins forces with an old friend from his days in the CIA so they can track down a rogue hacker and a ruthless former Ukrainian naval officer. It is only after the hunt begins that the enormity of the plan comes into focus: the bank theft is just the first step in a plot that will result in the deaths of millions and bring the world's economies to a standstill. The catalyst for the scheme? A stunning document stolen during Napoleon's disastrous invasion of Russia. But two hundred years later, it may be the thing that brings Europe to its knees"-- Provided by publisher.

The city of mirrors : a novel

May 23, 2016
Cronin, Justin, author.
©2016
xvii, 602 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
"With The Twelve destroyed, many wonder if the threat to humankind also has vanished. But then a terrifying threat shudders the gates of the colony ... and Amy--the girl who must save the world, Peter, Alicia, and Michael must at last confront their destinies."-- Provided by publisher.

The lie

May 23, 2016
Taylor, C. L., 1973- author.
©2015
393 pages ; 21 cm

Breaker

May 20, 2016
Ellis, Kat, author.
Philadelphia : RP Teens, [2016]
333 pages ; 21 cm
Kyle Henry believes he can start a new life after his serial killer father is executed, but when the daughter of one of his father's victims shows up at his school, his past life comes back to haunt him.

The wolf of Sarajevo

May 20, 2016
Palmer, Matthew, 1966-
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2016]
389 pages ; 24 cm
Twenty years after the Srebrenica massacre that claimed the life of his friend and colleague, Eric Petrosian is back in Sarajevo at the American embassy, and the specter of war once again hangs over the Balkans. The Bosnian Serb leader, who had for a time been seeking a stable peace, has turned back to his nationalist roots and is threatening to pull Bosnia apart in a bloody struggle for control . . . and behind him is a shadowy mafia figure pulling the strings. As Eric is dragged deeper into the political maelstrom and uncovers a plot of blackmail and ruthless ambitions, Eric is faced with an impossible choice: use the information he s uncovered to achieve atonement for the past or use it to shape the future.

The progeny : a novel

May 20, 2016
Lee, Tosca Moon, author.
New York : Howard Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2016.
322 pages : map ; 24 cm.
"New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee brings a modern twist to an ancient mystery surrounding the most notorious female serial killer of all time. A fast-paced thriller for fans of Ted Dekker's The Books of Mortals, Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, and BBC America's hit series Orphan Black. Emily Jacobs is the descendant of a serial killer. Now, she's become the hunted. She's on a quest that will take her to the secret underground of Europe and the inner circles of three ancient orders--one determined to kill her, one devoted to keeping her alive, and one she must ultimately save. Filled with adrenaline, romance, and reversals, The Progeny is the present-day saga of a 400-year-old war between the uncanny descendants of "Blood Countess" Elizabeth Bathory, the most prolific female serial killer of all time, and a secret society dedicated to erasing every one of her descendants. A story about the search for self filled with centuries-old intrigues against the backdrop of atrocity and hope"-- Provided by publisher.

Two for the show : a thriller

May 20, 2016
Stone, Jonathan, 1956- author.
Seattle : Thomas & Mercer, [2016]
257 pages ; 21 cm

Forbidden love in St. Petersburg : a thriller

May 20, 2016
Ben-Daṿid, Mishḳah, 1952- author.
New York, NY : The Overlook Press, 2016.
414, 8 pages ; 24 cm
Yogev Ben-Ari has been sent to St. Petersburg by the Mossad, ostensibly to network and set up business connections. His life is solitary, ordered, and lonely until he meets Anna. Neither is quite what they seem to be, but while her identity may be mysterious, there is no doubt about the love they feel for each other.

Girls on fire : a novel

May 19, 2016
Wasserman, Robin. author.
©2016
356 pages ; 24 cm
When a popular high school athlete commits suicide amid rumors of local satanic worship in a 1990s Pennsylvania community, an unlikely friendship between a lonely misfit and a pop-culture rebel leads both to a feverish downward spiral of high risk and dangerous secrets.

Deep dark

May 19, 2016
Griffin, Laura, 1973- author.
New York : Pocket Books, 2016.
344 pages ; 17 cm
The moment detective Reed Novak steps onto the crime scene, he knows the case is going to rock his world. A beautiful young woman murdered at home. No sign of forced entry. No motive. She's obviously not the killer's first victim, and Reed's instincts tell him she won't be his last. Reed's first clue comes via a mysterious text that links to a dating profile, but even more intriguing than the clue is the person who sent it. As a white-hat hacker in the Delphi Center's cyber investigation unit, Laney Knox sneaks into some of the deepest, darkest corners of the Internet looking for predators. Laney would prefer to stay away from Austin PD's most recent murder case, but she can't ignore the chilling similarities between that crime and her own brutal attack years ago. Laney offers to help the sexy lead detective, but he wants more from her than just a promising tip--Reed wants her trust. Laney resists, but as their relationship deepens she's tempted to reveal the closely guarded secrets that could make her a key witness... or the killer's next victim.

The second life of Nick Mason

May 17, 2016
Hamilton, Steve, 1961- author.
©2016
288 pages ; 24 cm
"Nick Mason is out of prison, but he's not free. Whenever his cell phone rings, day or night, he must answer it and follow whatever order he is given. It's the deal he made with Darius Cole, a criminal kingpin serving a double-life term who still runs an empire from his prison cell. Forced to commit increasingly more dangerous crimes, hunted by the relentless detective who put him behind bars, and desperate to go straight and rebuild his life with his daughter and ex-wife, Nick will ultimately have to risk everything--his family, his sanity, and even his life--to finally break free"-- Provided by publisher.

Lost and gone forever : a novel of Scotland Yard's Murder Squad

May 17, 2016
Grecian, Alex, author.
©2016
375 pages ; 24 cm.
"Many changes have happened to the Murder Squad. Rash actions have cost Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith his job, and in response he has set up his own private detective agency. Inspector Walter Day has been missing for a year, and no one knows where he is--though there is a strong suspicion that Saucy Jack has him. Hammersmith has made finding Day his primary case, and he has company--a pair of bounty hunters, a man and a woman. It is only gradually that he has come to realize that they are not what they seem"-- Provided by publisher.

The highwayman

May 17, 2016
Johnson, Craig, 1961- author.
©2016
xiii, 190 pages ; 19 cm.
"Sheriff Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear embark on their latest adventure in this novella set in the world of Craig Johnson's New York Times bestselling Longmire series--the basis for the hit drama Longmire, now on Netflix When Wyoming highway patrolman Rosey Wayman is transferred to the beautiful and imposing landscape of the Wind River Canyon, an area the troopers refer to as no-man's-land because of the lack of radio communication, she starts receiving "officer needs assistance" calls. The problem? They're coming from Bobby Womack, a legendary Arapaho patrolman who met a fiery death in the canyon almost a half-century ago. With an investigation that spans this world and the next, Sheriff Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear take on a case that pits them against a legend: The Highwayman"-- Provided by publisher.

Nitro Mountain

May 16, 2016
Johnson, Lee Clay.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
207 pages ; 22 cm
Set in a bitterly benighted, mine-polluted corner of Virginia, Nitro Mountain follows a group of people bound together by alcohol, small-time crime and music. There's Leon, a hapless bass player who can embroil himself in trouble just by getting out of bed in the morning. And his would-be girlfriend, Jennifer, who's living with Arnett, the town's most dangerous thug-- and hoping Leon will help her poison him. And there's Arnett himself, a psychopath for the ages-- albeit so charming and deranged, so strikingly authentic, that he arrests the reader's attention at first sight and holds it fast. His mirror image, a singer-songwriter named Jones, has his own moral issues, though at least he's trying to be a good man. The bright if battered soul who pulls us through this story is Jennifer, a vulnerable yet strong woman struggling heroically to survive the endemic hopelessness and violence that have surrounded her since birth -- Dust jacket flap.

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