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Killing the Butterfly, a Pulse-Pounding Psychological Thriller by Dale Ward

The Bottom Line: A pulse-pounding dark psychological thriller that will awaken your inner survivalist. In sessions with her school counselor, Patty, a teenager, describes a monster who comes to her at night. He seems so real that she can smell his sweat. “These are real to you,” the naive counselor explains, “But even you call them dreams or visions or nightmares.” Author Dale Ward needn’t …

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The Attendant, a First-Rate Financial Thriller by Tony Powers

The Bottom Line: An absorbing and ingeniously crafted financial thriller. The title of Tony Powers’ new financial thriller is a clever double entendre referring to its main character, Emanuel Graves. After years of working in the Bronx, the forty-six-year-old Gulf War veteran will soon be approached with a Faustian bargain that will be hard to resist. Enter hedge fund manager Richard Alleroy, whose life could …

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The Pine Barrens Stratagem, a Smoldering and Timely Crime Thriller by Ken Harris

The Bottom Line: A contemporary crime thriller that works on every level, from the smoldering investigation to the whipsaw banter between characters you’re bound to love. Ken Harris’ The Pine Barrens Stratagem centers around Steve Rockfish, a private detective hit so hard by the COVID-19 pandemic that he’s on the verge of losing everything. Creditors are even threatening to repossess his car, a 2015 Dodge …

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Missions, a Highly Recommended Terrorism Thriller by Marc McGuire

The Bottom Line: While delivering nonstop suspense and intrigue, Missions is a thinking person’s terrorism thriller that fans of Terry Hayes and Alex Berenson will adore. Set in the early 2000s, orchestrated car bomb attacks in Paris prompt a joint French/U.S. hunt for the perpetrators. Enter Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DST) investigator Christine Dupont, who spent her formative professional years as a corporate lawyer before …

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Ashes in Venice, a Brilliant Revenge Thriller by Gojan Nikolich

The Bottom Line: Unpredictable, brilliantly crafted and deliriously unhinged, we can’t get enough of Ashes in Venice, and you won’t either. Gojan Nikolich’s Ashes in Venice is many things, among them revenge thriller, police procedural and darkly comic commentary on the state of criminal justice. The novel begins with a murder scene strongly reminiscent of Dexter. Based on the precision with which he dispenses his …

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Family of Killers, a Captivating Crime Thriller by Stephen W Briggs

The Bottom Line: A captivating coming of age story about an Irish weapons trafficker. “This will all make sense one day.” That’s what James Grant tells his son, David, shortly after he’s pulled from his bed in Portadown, Northern Ireland. It’s the 1970s, and car bombings, shootings and other violent acts are relatively common. But this one is personal. David’s father attempted to assassinate a …

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Thrill Chase, a Spectacular Time Travel Novel by John Spietz

The Bottom Line: If you’re looking for a spectacular time travel book, look no further than Thrill Chase. Fans of historical thrillers and time-travel tales get the best of both worlds in this stunner by John Spietz. The novel begins, fittingly, as a plane carrying commercial fisherman Jason Oliver lands in Sitka (thankfully, Spietz includes a map of Southeast Alaska and Sitka). After being out …

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Blood and Shadows, a Spellbinding Thriller by JP Roth

The Bottom Line: The breathless, spellbinding saga of Cara Wynter continues to the delight of her growing fan base. Blood and Shadows, JP Roth’s second series book, is a seamless continuation of the story that began with Ancient Dreams. That first series book told the tale of Cara Wynter, a daughter of witches who struggles with her lineage and the powers that have come with …

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Bloody Paws, a Highly Recommended Serial Killer Thriller by Bruce Lewis

The Bottom Line: A hard-hitting serial killer thriller that deftly explores the homeless crisis and the role of law enforcement with unflinching realism. Highly recommended. Bloody Paws begins with three executions in reverse chronological order. One may or may not be an act of mercy in a hospital, as a woman is taken off life support by her son with terrifying results. The second is …

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Time Out!, a Quirky Romantic Suspense Novel by Kevin Creager

The Bottom Line: A quirky romantic suspense novel told through the lens of time travel. Time Out! is the story of Wally Stephens’ unusual journey back in time. Faced with his 10-year high school reunion, he finds himself disappointed by how little he’s accomplished in life so far. He’s also obsessed with Cindy Connor, a girl he admired from afar but never had the courage …

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