Why Be Honest?

We all know the old saying, that "Honesty is the best policy."  But is it really?  Is it actually necessary to be truthful 100% of the time?  If you really think about it, there seem to be a few situations in life where being honest simply isn't worth it. The characters in these page-turners take full advantage…
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There’s Always More to the Story

...and journalist Kate Waters won't stop sleuthing until she has all the answers. Author Fiona Barton's characterization of Kate is particularly well done. She is a reporter for a London tabloid and can be seen as manipulative, as being manipulated, or as a feisty investigator determined to find the truth. She is in her fifties, juggling…
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So Be Good…or Not

Good or bad? Right or wrong? You will have a hard time deciding while reading any one of these "good" thrillers. And check out these book covers! They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. So what do these eyes reveal? The Good Girl Never go with strangers... Nobody has ever taken care of Mia Dennett. Her upwardly mobile…
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Oh, the Little Ones!

Even the smallest victims deserve justice. Something as horrific as murder touches the lives of youngsters in these shocking page-turners. Given the painful subject matter of these books, one even inspired by a true story, expect to have your heart just ripped out with emotion for all involved. Little Deaths It's 1965 in Queens, New York, and…
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Dark and Darker

Who's afraid of the dark? If you aren't already, you will be after tackling these up-all-night reads. Looking for an excuse to stay up all night? Probably with all the lights on? Then these are the books for you! The Dark Lake Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock, the lead homicide investigator in rural Smithson, Australia, is deeply unnerved…
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Perfect? Really?

Is anyone ever truly perfect?  I don't believe it!  And you won't either—especially after reading these thrillers. Set in homes that belie the truth, these unputdownable tales will have you questioning your own relationships with family and friends. But maybe that's a good thing... The Perfect Mother A mother's worst nightmare comes true when her newborn is snatched from…
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They’re Baaaaack…

Lepionka and Weary, I mean. This second installment in the saga of Roxane Weary, a reckless, whiskey-loving, bisexual private investigator in Columbus, Ohio, is every bit as complex and telling as Lepionka's first outing, The Last Place You Look, which I raved about back in April. What You Want to See When she takes on new…
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Love Dark, Gothic, and Creepy?

Then Jennifer McMahon is the author for you! She is certainly one of my favorites! Based in Vermont, she has written just eight books, but they are absorbing page-turners that are haunting, evocative, and horrifically thrilling. This bestselling storyteller crafts edge-of-your-seat thrillers featuring women confronting extraordinary circumstances. Her gift is the deliciously twisty way she subverts all…
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A Not-to-be-Missed Series Debut

The Last Place You Look  Lepionka introduces wonderfully flawed Roxane Weary, a gutsy, risk-taking, bisexual private investigator who doesn't know when to quit. Still reeling from her cop father's death on the job, she reluctantly becomes a death row inmate's last shot at proving his innocence. Fueled by sugar, alcohol, and bad relationships, she discovers…
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