13 books you will flip through the pages so fast they could catch fire
OMG Tess Gerritsen, give me my life back! I’ve never been so consumed by a book — let alone one about a…diabolical cursed violin score, toddler psychopath, and WWII-era Italy? Yeah, I was as skeptical as you probably are, but somehow it all works. I couldn’t stop tearing through the pages to see how Gerritsen brought everything together in the end. What a whirlwind!—Azarea L. Read More
The novel begins with a young woman trapped in a box suspended in an empty warehouse, naked with a bowl of dog food, waiting and listening to the rats coming for her. From here you are introduced to a unique French detective investigating murders around Paris who has twisted demons of his own. Nobody in the book is who you think they are. Will Alex escape? How is she connected to the detective? Fast-paced, intricate, and utterly compelling — you won’ be able to put it down. —Stephanie B. Read More
“As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children, Rob Ryan. He is gripping a tree trunk in terror, wearing blood-filled sneakers and unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours. Twenty years later, an eerily similar tragedy gives Rob, now a Dublin Murder Squad detective, the chance to uncover both the mystery of the case before him and that of his own shadowy past.” —from the publisher Read More
The beautiful bride Serena is cruel, cunning, and seductive. She will clearcut native forests, her enemies, and anything in her way. In her, Ron Rash has created one of literatures best villainesses, an icon of primal, bloodless terror.—Tina D. Read More
I had no idea where it was going. I flipped through the pages so rapidly they could have caught fire.
A veritable forefather of the genre, it’s unbelievable how modern this feels despite being published in 1860. The Woman in White is a masterpiece that everyone should read.—Satu, Finland. Read More
What do you do when you learn that the sister you thought committed suicide as a teenager is actually alive and living under a new identity? I would freak the fuck out. But Riley MacPherson gets to work digging into the many mysteries of her sister’s — and entire family’s — past, giving us one helluva ride/read.—Xavier. Read More
This the by far the most gripping series I’ve ever read. Finishing the last book left me in a book hangover for many days. Disturbing, shocking and hands-down brilliant.
It wasn’t until after I finished that I realized how much I’m going to miss these characters. The magic of Stieg is unconquerable.—Harsha Dhiman. Read More
As far as Las Vegas goes, this set-up might not even sound that strange: a teenage girl found murdered, conjoined twins as the suspects, and an unlikely transcontinental duo left to fit the pieces of the puzzle together. But throw enough prostitutes, psychopaths, and South African fairy tails into the mix, and you have yourself a dizzying funhouse mirror-version of a crime novel that leaves you spinning — and grinning — throughout. —Beverly Y. Read More
For starters, this book is downright bizarre! You spend the first 100 pages in a state of utter confusion, but somewhere along the line it just draws you completely into the life of the geeks and the circus! By the end you care so much about Oly that you are racing through in hopes she gets the happy ending you wish for, while scared to continue in case she doesn’t! Not a stereotypically suspenseful novel, but I was gripped till the end.—Helena K. Read More
A mysterious beast is stalking the halls and basement of the New York Museum of Natural History in the days leading to a huge exhibition. Museum officials insist on running things according to plan and, as you can imagine, terror ensues. The back story is incredibly well-written, and there are so many things that click into place along the way that feel like personal victories for the reader as well. I found myself holding my breath countless times. Plus, the twist at the end will blow your mind.—Nikita Sanchez. Read More
Told in alternating past and present perspectives, this novel follows the main character Lee as she is forced out of her beloved seclusion to attend a childhood friends bachelorette weekend. What should be a fun few days of drinks and old memories takes a tragic turn as Lee wakes up in a hospital room with an armed guard at the door. It’s there that she learns someone didn’t make it through the night — and the armed guard isn’t for her protection, it’s because she might be a suspect.—Megan Hallquest Read More
Secret societies, puzzles and codes, kidnapping, noetic science, and a cryptic chase through the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, D.C.? Oh my! And a smart guy in a tweed jacket? Uh, yes please! I couldn’t flip the pages fast enough. I’ve never been more enthralled by a plot or worried about a fictitious person. When you finally pick your eyes up off the pages, it feels like you’re coming out of a literary dream coma.—Kaci Sublette-Marks. Read More
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