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The Missing Husband by Natasha Boydell and Narrated by Rupert Degas, Penelope Rawlins

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Title: The Missing Husband Author: Natasha Boydell Narrators: Rupert Degas and Penelope Rawlins Genre: Mystery & Thrillers Format: Audiobook Listening Length: 8 hours and 11 minutes Date of Publication: September 2, 2021 Description:  Kate and Pete have been the perfect couple ever since they were teenagers. Fifteen years later, they have two young daughters, live in a beautiful London townhouse, and seem like they have it all. But one day, Pete leaves for work and never comes home.   In a note Kate discovers, he confesses that he’s been unhappy for a long time and that he’s met someone else. Distraught, she later learns that he has left everything behind, including his mobile phone, and she sets out to learn the truth about his disappearance.  But is she prepared for what she will learn? My Thoughts: I really wanted to like this book as I love a good Mystery & Thriller. However, this was totally not what I expected it would be from the description of the book. The book moves v

Cut and Run (Lucy Kincaid, #16) by Alisson Brennan

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Title: Cut and Run Author: Alisson Brennan Series: Lucy Kincaid Genre:  Mystery, Suspense, Psychological Thriller Format: Kindle No. of Pages: 448 Date of Publication: March 31, 2020 Description:  FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid is dead-set on solving a cold case - even if the original investigators stonewall her every step of the way. A violent storm has uncovered the remains of a family that authorities assumed fled the country years ago to avoid prosecution. But the body of the youngest Albright son never turned up. If the child is dead, why wasn’t his body found with his parents? If he’s alive, where has he been...and what does he know? Now, Lucy and her partner, Nate, must reconstruct an old crime to find a missing child in the present day. Meanwhile, investigative reporter Maxine Revere is called to San Antonio. A confessed killer of a young woman named Victoria has recanted his statement, which opens the door to a whole new world of secrets and betrayal. Max hires Sean Rogan, Lucy’s husb

The Persuasion (Eve Duncan, #26) by Iris Johansen

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Title: The Persuasion Author: Iris Johansen Series: Eve Duncan Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller Format: Kindle ARC No. of Pages: 465 Date of Publication: June 2, 2020 Description:  When Eve Duncan's daughter, Jane MacGuire, becomes a killer's target, Jane must team up with longtime love interest Seth Caleb in this suspenseful novel from the #1 bestselling author of  Smokescreen . Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan and ex-Navy Seal Joe Quinn are about to give Seth Caleb their trust for the most important duty of his life: keeping their daughter, Jane, safe at any cost. Her talent as an artist has caught the attention of a brilliant psychopath with a violent past. Seth, Jane's strongest ally and fiercest protector, is determined to keep her out of danger, but that becomes nearly impossible when Jane is forced to take matters into her own hands and confronts the madman who wants her for himself...and wants Seth Caleb dead. As Jane and Seth chase down their blood-thirsty adversary,

Trace of Evil (Natalie Lockhart, #1) by Alice Blanchard

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Title: Trace of Evil Author: Alice Blanchard Series: Natalie Lockhart Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Psychological Thriller Format: Kindle ARC No. of Pages: 378 Date of Publication: December 3, 2019 Description:  Natalie Lockhart is a rookie detective in Burning Lake, New York, an isolated town known for its dark past. Tasked with uncovering the whereabouts of nine missing transients who have disappeared over the years, Natalie wrestles with the town’s troubled history – and the scars left by her sister’s unsolved murder years ago. Then Daisy Buckner, a beloved schoolteacher, is found dead on her kitchen floor, and a suspect immediately comes to mind. But it’s not that simple. The suspect is in a coma, collapsed only hours after the teacher’s death, and it turns out Daisy had secrets of her own. Natalie knows there is more to the case, but as the investigation deepens, even she cannot predict the far-reaching consequences – for the victim, for the missing of Burning Lake, and for herself. M

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

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Title: The Turn of the Key Author: Ruth Ware Genre: Mystery, Suspense, & Thriller Format: Kindle ARC No. of Pages: 384 Date of Publication: August 6, 2019 Description:  When she stumbles across the ad, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss—a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten—by the luxurious “smart” home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family. What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare—one that will end with a child dead and herself in prison awaiting trial for murder. Writing to her lawyer from prison, she struggles to explain the events that led to her incarceration. It wasn’t just the constant surveillance from the home’s cameras, or the malfunctioning technology that woke the household with booming music, or turned the lights off at the

Cut to the Bone (Agent Sayer Altair, #3) by Ellison Cooper

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Title: Cut to the Bone Author: Ellison Cooper Series: Agent Sayer Altair Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Psychological Thriller Format: Kindle Arc No. of Pages: 336 Date of Publication: July 14, 2020 Description:  After grieving the death of her fiancĂ© and almost losing her job, Agent Sayer Altair is finally starting to rebuild her life. Her research into the minds of psychopaths is breaking new ground and her strange little family is thriving. But Sayer’s newfound happiness is threatened when she is called in to investigate a girl’s body left inside a circle of animal figurines below a cryptic message written in blood. When they discover that the dead girl is one of twenty-four missing high school students, Sayer quickly realizes that nothing in this case is what it seems. As the investigation draws her in to a tangled web of fake identities and false leads, the trail soon begins to point directly to her own life. Now, Sayer must confront her painful past to uncover her connection to the

Hindsight (Kendra Michaels, #7) by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen

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Title: Hindsight Author: Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen Series: Kendra Michaels Genre: Mystery and Suspense Format: Kindle Arc No. of Pages: 368 Date of Publication: January 7, 2020 Description:  Dr. Kendra Michaels, blind for the first twenty years of her life before gaining her sight via a revolutionary surgical procedure, is a renowned investigator known for her razor-sharp senses -- honed during her years in the dark -- and keen deductive abilities. Now her skills are needed uncomfortably close to home. Two staff members have been murdered at a school for the blind where Kendra spent her formative years. But the murders are puzzlingly dissimilar: one victim was brutally stabbed, while the other was killed by a bullet to the head. Are the crimes related? Or is Kendra on the hunt for more than one dangerous killer? With the killer (or killers) still on the loose, Kendra must put her life on the line to unravel a terrifying conspiracy. But Kendra soon discovers that she herself may

The Other Girl by Erica Spindler Narrated by Tavia Gilbert

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Title: The Other Girl  Author: Erica Spindler Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Genre: Psychological thriller, Police procedural Format: Audiobook Listening length: 8 hours and 3 minutes Date of Publication: August 22, 2017 Description:   A horrific crime. One witness―a fifteen year old girl from the wrong side of the tracks, one known for lying and her own brushes with the law. Is it any surprise no one believed her? Officer Miranda Rader of the Harmony, Louisiana PD is known for her honesty, integrity, and steady hand in a crisis―but that wasn’t always so. Miranda comes from the town of Jasper, a place about the size of a good spit on a hot day, and her side of the tracks was the wrong one. She’s worked hard to earn the respect of her coworkers and the community. When Miranda and her partner are called to investigate the murder of one of the town’s most beloved college professors, they’re unprepared for the brutality of the scene. This murder is unlike any they’ve ever investigated, and jus

Buried (Agent Sayer Altair, #2) by Ellison Cooper

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Title: Buried Author: Ellison Cooper Series: Agent Sayer Altair Genre: Mystery, Suspense, & Psychological thriller Format: Paperback ARC No. of Pages: 368 Date of Publication: July 16, 2019 Description:  Senior Special Agent Sayer Altair studies the minds of psychopaths. But even she didn't expect to uncover a killer within the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Rooting him out and exposing internal corruption got her a bullet wound and six months of desk duty. Now, she’s finally back in the field, called in when an off-duty FBI agent and his cadaver dog fall into a sinkhole filled with human bones. Found deep in Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park, the skeletal remains date back almost two decades, the same time a beloved local teen disappeared. The cold case quickly heats up when Sayer's team finds two fresh corpses among the bones. When a gruesome clue ties these new bodies to a woman recently kidnapped along with her young daughter, Sayer has to uncover the connecti

The God Game by Danny Tobey

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Title: The God Game Author: Danny Tobey Genre: Technological Thriller, Science Fiction Format:  Kindle ARC No. of Pages: 464 Date of Publication: January 7, 2020 Description:  A technological thriller with an all-too-believable premise, award-winning author Danny Tobey's  The God Game  follows five teenagers obsessed with an online video game that connects them to their worst impulses and most dangerous desires. They call themselves the Vindicators. Targeted by bullies and pressured by parents, these geeks and gamers rule the computer lab at Turner High School. Wealthy bad boy Peter makes and breaks rules. Vanhi is a punk bassist at odds with her heritage. Kenny's creativity is stifled by a religious home life. Insecure and temperamental, Alex is an outcast among the outcasts. And Charlie, the leader they all depend on, is reeling from the death of his mother, consumed with reckless fury. They each receive an invitation to play The God Game. Created by dark-web coders and m

The Witch Elm by Tana French Narrated by Paul Nugent

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Title: The Witch Elm Author: Tana French Narrator: Paul Nugent Genre: Mystery, Psychological thrillers Format: Audiobook Listening Length: 22 hours and 7 minutes Date of Publication: October 9, 2018 Description:  Toby is a happy-go-lucky charmer who's dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life - he surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, beginning to understand that he might never be the same man again, he takes refuge at his family's ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden - and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed.   A spellbinding standalone from one of the best suspense writers working today,  The Witch Elm  asks what we become, and what we're capable of, when we no longer know who we are. M

Notorious (Max Revere, #1) by Allison Brennan

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Title: Notorious Author: Allison Brennan Series: Max revere Genre: Mystery, Suspense, & Thriller Format: Hardcover No. of Pages: 432 Date of Publication: March 25, 2014 Description:  Maxine Revere has dedicated her life to investigating murders that the police have long since given up any hope of solving. A nationally renowned, tough-as-nails investigative reporter with her own TV show, Max tackles cold cases from across the country and every walk of life. But the one unsolved murder that still haunts her is a case from her own past. "Buckle up and brace yourself for Maxine Revere."―Sandra Brown When she was a high school senior, a close friend was strangled and another, Kevin, was accused of the crime. Max stood by Kevin―until she found out he lied about his alibi. Though his guilt was never proven, their relationship crumbled from the strain of too many secrets. But that was years ago…and now Max is home for Kevin's funeral. Did he kill himself after years of dr

Closer Than You Think by Darren O'Sullivan

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Title: Closer Than You Think Author: Darren O'Sullivan Genre: Psychological Thrillers Format: Kindle ARC No. of Pages: 384 Date of Publication: March 15, 2019 Description:   He’s watching. She’s waiting. The unmissable new thriller from Darren O’Sullivan, author of  Our Little Secret  and  Close Your Eyes . Having barely escaped the clutches of a serial killer, Claire Moore has struggled to rebuild her life. After her terrifying encounter with the man the media dubbed The Black-Out Killer, she became an overnight celebrity: a symbol of hope and survival in the face of pure evil. And then the killings stopped. Now ten years have passed, and Claire remains traumatised by her brush with death. Though she has a loving and supportive family around her, what happened that night continues to haunt her still. Just when things are starting to improve, there is a power cut; a house fire; another victim found killed in the same way as before. The Black-Out Killer is back. And he’s coming

Something Hidden (Andrew Hunter, #2) by Kerry Wilkinson

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Title: Something Hidden Author: Kerry Wilkinson Series: Andrea Hunter Genre: Mystery, Thriller Format: Kindle ARC No. of Pages: 355 Date of Publication: December 10, 2018 Description:  Two people are dead. Your father was holding the gun. Fiona Methodist’s father is accused of shooting dead a young couple at point-blank range before turning the gun on himself. She knows her softly spoken father wasn’t capable of killing, and won’t stop until she clears his name. For investigator  Andrew Hunter —no stranger to cases that appear unsolvable—it’s obvious something doesn’t add up. When he digs into a robbery the murdered couple witnessed just days before they died, a chilling clue at the scene of the crime leads Andrew to a horrible realization… Will Andrew have to put his own life at risk to find the truth? My Thoughts:  This is the first book that I have read by Kerry Wilkinson, so I was unsure what to expect. The story starts out strong and introduces you very quickly to the backgrou