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Nominate a mystery/suspense book for October

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  • rudolphia rudolphia's Avatar 09-07-11 | 10:10 PM
  • Give us your best ideas for our October mystery/suspense genre book chat. I'll draw the selection on September 15.
  • lauralkemp lauralkemp's Avatar 09-07-11 | 11:29 PM
  • This one maybe conditional on how available it is at the library but her stuff is so good so I'll chance it.

    Product Description

    A serial killer is on the loose, and it's up to FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock to bring him down. They soon discover that the killer has blood ties to the infamous and now long-dead monster Ted Bundy. Savich and Sherlock are joined by agents Lucy Carlyle and Cooper McKnight, and the chase is on.

    At the same time, Agent Carlyle learns from her dying father that her grandfather didn't simply walk away from his family twenty-two years ago: he was, in fact, murdered by his wife, Lucy's grandmother. Determined to find the truth, Lucy moves into her grandmother's Chevy Chase mansion. What she finds, however, is a nightmare. Not only does she discover the truth of what happened all those years ago, but she faces a new mystery as well, a strange ring that holds powers beyond her ken.

    As the hunt for the serial killer escalates, Savich realizes he's become the killer's focus, and perhaps the next victim. It's up to Lucy to stop this madness before it's too late.

    About the Author

    Catherine Coulter is the author of the New York Times- bestselling FBI thrillers The Cove, The Maze, The Target, The Edge, Riptide, Hemlock Bay, Eleventh Hour, Blindside, Blowout, Point Blank, Double Take, TailSpin, KnockOut, and Whiplash. She lives in Northern California.
  • rudolphia rudolphia's Avatar 09-08-11 | 01:12 AM
  • I'll nominate When I Was Joe by Keren David.

    A British teen in a witness-protection program finds it difficult to keep his head down in this tense debut. Prime witness to a murder involving a major London crime family, no sooner does Ty give the police his statement than a petrol bomb goes off, and he and his unstable single mother are disguised and rushed off to a distant town. His new identity becomes compromised when “Joe” suddenly finds himself a chick magnet and an outstanding athlete in his new school, attracts a violent bully, and is drawn to mousy classmate Claire, who is nursing a very disturbing personal secret. As Ty reveals in well-spaced hints, he himself is concealing a few facts from the police about his involvement in the crime. A victim of both circumstances and of his own good but not always wise intentions, Ty makes an engaging protagonist who is caught up in a situation that slips further and further out of his control in ways that will keep readers on the edges of their seats. The author also folds in credible details about WPP strictures and procedures, and plans at least one sequel.
  • MrsPook MrsPook's Avatar 09-08-11 | 11:33 AM
  • I will nominate Before I go to Sleep by S.J. Watson

    Amazon Best Books of the Month, June 2011: Every day Christine wakes up not knowing where she is. Her memories disappear every time she falls asleep. Her husband, Ben, is a stranger to her, and he's obligated to explain their life together on a daily basis--all the result of a mysterious accident that made Christine an amnesiac. With the encouragement of her doctor, Christine starts a journal to help jog her memory every day. One morning, she opens it and sees that she's written three unexpected and terrifying words: "Don't trust Ben." Suddenly everything her husband has told her falls under suspicion. What kind of accident caused her condition? Who can she trust? Why is Ben lying to her? And, for the reader: Can Christine’s story be trusted? At the heart of S. J. Watson's Before I Go To Sleep is the petrifying question: How can anyone function when they can't even trust themselves? Suspenseful from start to finish, the strength of Watson's writing allows Before I Go to Sleep to transcend the basic premise and present profound questions about memory and identity. One of the best debut literary thrillers in recent years, Before I Go to Sleep deserves to be one of the major blockbusters of the summer. --Miriam Landis
  • onemellogirl onemellogirl's Avatar 09-08-11 | 11:25 PM
  • I will nominate Secrets of Harmon Grove by Mindy Starns Clark.

    It's not your usual Amish fare. The heroine, Sienna Collins, is a Philadelphia ad executive suspended from her job while she's under investigation by the federal government for crimes she knows nothing about. She heads to her Harmony Grove B & B in Lancaster County, and there finds her ex-boyfriend dead and the B & B's manager unconscious. Her life then begins to spin out of control as she tries to unravel the secrets that could explain the mystery surrounding the bizarre events at the B & B.

    It is the wisdom of the Amish and her own faith that she ultimately has to rely on to find the truth and clear her name. The author keeps you guessing in this page-turning Amish romantic suspense; a refreshing modern twist on Amish inspirational fiction.