Archive For The “Suspense” Category
By Mark Mills
In the summertime of 1942, Max Chadwick is the British officer charged with manipulating the scoop on Malta to reinforce the population’s fragile esprit de corps, because the small windswept island endures relentless Axis air raids. The fiercely self sustaining Maltese, and some broken-down fighter planes, are all that stand within the face of Nazi profession and maybe even victory—for Malta is the stepping-stone the Germans desire among Europe and North Africa.
When Max learns of the brutal homicide of a tender island woman—along with facts that the crime could have been devoted by way of a British officer—he understands that the Maltese loyalty to the warfare attempt may be immediately shattered. Max needs to examine the murder—beyond the gaze of his superiors, neighbors, or even the girl he loves—as the clock ticks down towards all-out invasion.
By Tana French
A gripping mystery and New York Times bestseller from the acclaimed writer of Broken Harbor and The mystery Place
As nightfall methods a small Dublin suburb in the summertime of 1984, moms start to name their youngsters domestic. yet in this hot night, 3 little ones don't go back from the darkish and silent woods. while the police arrive, they locate just one of the kids gripping a tree trunk in terror, donning blood-filled shoes, and not able to keep in mind a unmarried element of the former hours.
Twenty years later, the discovered boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective at the Dublin homicide Squad and retains his previous a mystery. but if a twelve-year-old lady is located murdered within the comparable woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox—his companion and closest friend—find themselves investigating a case chillingly just like the former unsolved secret. Now, with basically snippets of long-buried stories to steer him, Ryan has the opportunity to discover either the secret of the case sooner than him and that of his personal shadowy past.
Richly atmospheric and attractive in its complexity, In the Woods is completely convincing and outstanding to the end.
Look for French's new secret, The Trespasser, for extra of the Dublin homicide Squad.
By Stephen King
Now to be had for the 1st time in a mass marketplace top rate edition—master storyteller Stephen King provides this vintage, terrifying number 1 New York Times bestseller. whilst a video game of seduction among a husband and spouse results in demise, the nightmare has in simple terms begun…
“And now the voice which spoke belonged to nobody yet herself. Oh my God, it said. Oh my God, i'm on their own out right here. i'm all alone.”
Once back, Jessie Burlingame has been talked into filing to her husband Gerald’s kinky intercourse games—something that she’s frankly had adequate of, and so they by no means held a lot appeal for her firstly. a lot for a “romantic getaway” at their secluded summer season domestic. After Jessie is handcuffed to the bedposts—and Gerald crosses a line together with his wife—the day ends with lethal results. Now Jessie is completely trapped in an remoted lakeside residence that has develop into her prison—and comes face-to-face together with her inner most, darkest fears and thoughts. Her in basic terms corporation is that of some of the voices filling her mind…as good because the shadows of dusk that can cover an imagined or very genuine possibility correct there together with her…
By William Diehl
It starts with a surprising, unsolved homicide. In small city in southern Illinois, the butchered physique of Linda Balfour--with a cryptic code published in blood at the again of her head--forges a grotesque hyperlink to the brutal homicide of Bishop Rushman, the cherished Chicago clergyman who were dismembered years prior to through the angelic-looking altar boy, Aaron Stampler. a similar Aaron Stampler whom security lawyer Martin Vail stored from the electrical chair...
Now Vail is Chicago's leader prosecutor, dealing with the nightmare of his lifestyles. If Stampler has been locked away in a high-security establishment for the prior ten years, how may he have killed Linda Balfour? Then one other altar boy turns up useless with the same inscription in blood at the again of his head. If Aaron Stampler is not committing those killings, who's? Martin Vail's career--maybe even his life--hangs at the answer...
By Jeff Shelby
Deepest eye Noah Braddock has eventually came upon peace in his as soon as tumultuous courting with Detective Liz Santangelo and has known as a tentative truce along with his alcoholic mom, Carolina. So while legal professional Darcy Gill calls for that he investigate a hopeless dying row case, he's extra drawn to catching a few waves prior to San Diego's infrequent iciness climate takes carry. Then Darcy performs her trump card: the guy scheduled to dieconvicted of killing males in chilly bloodis the daddy Noah by no means knew.
By David Poyer
United States military officer and Medal of Honor winner Dan Lenson’s venture is to monitor a world army workout concerning the navies of South Korea, Japan, Australia, and the USA.
It might be regimen accountability for Dan, yet previous alliances are unraveling, as North Korea threatens the U.S. and China expands its effect. appearing as either adviser and adversary to a ruthless South Korean activity strength commander, Dan needs to cease a wolfpack of unidentified submarines, armed with nuclear guns, that's attempting to elude Allied surveillance and penetrate the ocean of Japan. Is it the beginning of an invasion . . . or an intricate feint, to divert cognizance from a devastating assault?
Battling defective guns, a complacent Washington institution, and a fierce hurricane season at sea, Dan needs to act on his own---even if doing so skill the tip of his occupation, the lives of his observers, and the chance of nuclear warfare. that includes fierce motion at sea and political intrigue on the maximum degrees, Korea Strait is either a first class mystery and a prescient examine how the following significant battle may perhaps begin.
It’s midsummer in Sweden—when the sunshine lingers via sunrise and an extended, setting apart iciness ultimately involves an finish. during this magical time, a brutal killer has selected to strike. a feminine priest—who made enemies and acolytes in equivalent number—has been came across putting in her church. And a big-city legal professional relatively conversant in loss of life enters the scene as police and parishioners try and decide up the pieces....
Not some time past, legal professional Rebecka Martinsson needed to kill 3 males for you to cease an eerily comparable homicide spree—one that still concerned a clergyman. Now she is again in Kiruna, the zone of her beginning, whereas a made up our minds policewoman gnaws at the case and those that enjoyed or loathed the sufferer mourn or experience her loss of life. The additional Rebecka is drawn into the mystery—a secret that may quickly take one other victim—the extra the lifeless woman’s global clutches her: an international of damage and therapeutic, sin and sexuality, and, primarily, of sacrifice.
In prose that's either lyrical and visceral, Åsa Larsson has crafted a unique of natural leisure, a taut, atmospheric secret that would carry you in thrall till the final, unforgettable web page is turned
From the Hardcover edition.
By Iris Johansen
He moves with no warning.
He kills with no mercy.
He's merely simply begun.
As a part of an elite K-9 seek and rescue group, Sarah Patrick and her golden retriever, Monty, have a present for locating what nobody else can. yet their newest project isn't really just like the others. This time Sarah is being pressured to participate in a dangerous undertaking ... through a guy who is familiar with adequate approximately her earlier to make sure her cooperation.
Billionaire John Logan's top-secret enterprise has been sabotaged, its amenities destroyed, and its handpicked employees massacred. the only real survivor is being held for ransom. Logan is familiar with that the single approach to shop the guy -- and the secrets and techniques he holds -- is to discover him once possible.
Sarah is livid while she is strong-armed into becoming a member of Logan on his seek. And as soon as she takes the perilous task, no longer even Logan's can provide that she and Monty might be secure should be adequate to guard them. simply because a killer is devising a sadistic vengeance ... and he may perhaps quickly locate use for Sarah.
By Linda Hall
By Mary Higgins Clark
In a riveting mental mystery, Mary Higgins Clark takes the reader deep into the mysteries of the human brain, the place thoughts could be the most threatening issues of all.
At the guts of her novel is Kay Lansing, who has grown up in Englewood, New Jersey, daughter of the landscaper to the rich and strong Carrington relatives. Their mansion -- a old seventeenth-century manor condominium transported stone via stone from Wales in 1848 -- has a hidden chapel. in the future, accompanying her father to paintings, six-year-old Kay succumbs to interest and sneaks into the chapel. There, she overhears a quarrel among a guy and a girl who's tough funds from him. while she says that this can be the final time, his caustic reaction is: "I heard that music before."
that very same night, the Carringtons carry a proper dinner dance and then Peter Carrington, a pupil at Princeton, drives domestic Susan Althorp, the eighteen-year-old daughter of acquaintances. whereas her mom and dad pay attention her are available, she isn't in her room the following morning and is rarely noticeable or heard from again.
during the years, a cloud of suspicion hangs over Peter Carrington. At age forty-two, head of the kin enterprise empire, he's nonetheless "a individual of curiosity" within the eyes of the police, not just for Susan Althorp's disappearance but additionally for the next drowning demise of his personal pregnant spouse of their swimming pool.
Kay Lansing, now residing in manhattan and dealing as a librarian in Englewood, is going to determine Peter Carrington to invite for permission to carry a dinner party on his property to profit a literacy application, which he later offers. Kay involves see Peter as maligned and misunderstood, and whilst he starts to courtroom her after the cocktail get together, she falls in love with him. Over the objections of her cherished grandmother Margaret O'Neil, who raised her after her mom and dad' early deaths, she marries him. To her dismay, she quickly reveals that he's a sleepwalker whose nocturnal wanderings draw him to the spot on the pool the place his spouse met her end.
Susan Althorp's mom, Gladys, has continually been confident that Peter Carrington is answerable for her daughter's disappearance, a trust shared via many in the neighborhood. brushing aside her husband's protests approximately reopening the case, Gladys, now terminally ailing, has employed a retired big apple urban detective to attempt to determine what occurred to her daughter. Gladys desires to understand ahead of she dies.
Kay, too, has constructed gnawing doubts approximately her husband. She believes that the main to the reality approximately his guilt or innocence lies within the scene she witnessed as a toddler within the chapel and is aware she needs to research the identification of the guy and lady who quarreled there that day. but, she plunges into this pursuit knowing that "that wisdom is probably not adequate to avoid wasting my husband's lifestyles, if certainly it merits to be saved." What Kay doesn't even remotely suspect is that uncovering what lies in the back of those stories might cost her her personal life.
I Heard That music Before once more dramatically reconfirms Mary Higgins Clark's around the world popularity as a grasp storyteller.