|Adler-Olsen, Jussi||The Absent One||Detective Carl Morck investigates the twenty-year-old murders of a brother and sister whose confessed killer may actually be innocent, a case with ties to a homeless woman and powerful adversaries.|
|Atkinson, Kate||Case Histories||Case 1: A little girl goes missing in the night.
Case 2: A beautiful young office worker falls victim to a random attack.
Case 3: A new mother finds herself trapped in a hell of her own making – until a fit of rage creates a grisly escape. Thirty years after the first incident, private investigator Jackson Brodie begins investigating all three cases and startling connections emerge.
|Connolly, John||Every Dead Thing||Haunted by the murders of his wife and daughter, NYPD detective Charlie Parker sets himself up as bait in a trap when the search for a missing woman leads him to the man who had devastated his family, a vicious serial killer known as the Traveling Man.|
|Gage, Leighton||Blood of the Wicked||Chief Inspector Mario Silva of Brazil’s Federal Police is a good cop in a bad system—Brazil's justice system is rife with corruption and constantly a beat behind criminal elements. But Silva and his team of colorful sidekicks tackle their difficult and sometimes ugly cases with pizazz. This case prompts Silva to investigate the assassination of a bishop in the remote town of Cascatas do Pontal.|
|Goolrick, Robert||The Reliable Wife||Ralph Truitt, a wealthy businessman with a troubled past who lives in a remote nineteenth-century Wisconsin town, has advertised for a reliable wife; and his ad is answered by Catherine Land, a woman who makes every effort to hide her own dark secrets.|
|Hooper, Kay||Hiding in the Shadows||Awaking after a lengthy coma, accident victim Faith Parker has no memory of her near-fatal crash, of her previous life, or of her friend, journalist Dinah Leighton, who mysteriously vanished after visiting her in the hospital, but as she recovers, she begins to experience intimate dreams of a man she does not recognize and horrifying visions of deadly violence.|
|Hughes, Dorothy B.||In a Lonely Place||A stranger is preying on young women in post WWII Los Angeles. Dix Steele, a cynical vet with a chip on his shoulder about the opposite sex, is the LAPD's top suspect. Dix knows enough to watch his step, especially since his best friend is on the force, but when he meets the luscious Laurel Gray—a femme fatale with brains—something begins to crack.|
|Kelly, Erin||The Poison Tree||Picking up Rex after a ten-year prison sentence for murder, Karen remembers the bohemian summer in 1990s London when their carefree romance and excesses became subject to a complicated family history and ended in violence.|
|Kirino, Natsuo||Out||This mesmerizing novel tells the story of a brutal murder in the Tokyo suburbs, as a young mother who works the night shift making boxed lunches strangles her abusive husband and then seeks the help of her coworkers to dispose of the body and cover up her crime.|
|Locke, Attica||Black Water Rising||When African-American lawyer Jay Porter jumps into the bayou to save a drowning white woman in Houston, Texas, he finds his practice and life in danger when he becomes embroiled in a murder investigation involving Houston's elite.|
|Mapson, Jo-Ann||Finding Casey||Preparing for the birth of an unexpected baby, forty-one-year-old Santa Fe newlywed Glory Vigil spends time with her adopted college-age daughter, Juniper, who has fallen in love and who is haunted by memories of a sister who disappeared years earlier.|
|Pavone, Chris||The Expats||An international spy thriller about a former CIA agent, Kate Moore, who moves with her family to Luxembourg where everything is suspicious and nothing is as it seems.|
|Rendell, Ruth||The Rottweiler||A serial killer known as the "Rottweiler" stalks the young women of a London neighborhood near Lisson Grove, and the only clue lies in the trinkets taken by the killer from each victim, items that start to turn up at a local antique shop.|
|Ross, Adam||Mr. Peanut||Although he deeply loves his wife of thirteen years, David obsessively contemplates her demise. When she dies, David is the chief suspect. The detectives investigating the suspicious death have marital issues of their own.|
|Spindler, Erica||Watch Me Die||Mira finds her life and career are blossoming years after the loss of her husband in Hurricane Katrina. Everything changes when she is attacked by “The Preacher,” who is soon after found dead, leading Mira to become a suspect for the murder of her own assistant, and she’s seeing mirages of her dead husband.|
|Stevens, Chevy||Still Missing||On the day she was abducted, Annie O'Sullivan, a thirty-two-year-old realtor, had three goals: sell a house, forget about a recent argument with her mother, and be on time for dinner with her ever-patient boyfriend. The open house is slow, but when her last visitor pulls up in a van as she's about to leave, Annie thinks it just might be her lucky day after all.|
|Unger, Lisa||Die for You||When successful novelist Isabel Raines learns that everyone that her husband worked with is dead - and that her missing husband has been legally dead for some time - she will not rest until she finds out the truth about him. Who he was, where he's gone, and how he was able to deceive her so completely.|
|Ullman, Ellen||By Blood||San Francisco, the 1970s. A disgraced professor takes an office downtown to plot his return. But he's distracted by voices heard through the wall. He overhears the therapy sessions of a woman in search of her adoptive family. Enraptured by her voice and obsessed with her story, the professor takes up the woman’s quest and discovers the disturbing truth about her origins.|
|Vine, Barbara||The Birthday Present||Ivor Tesham, a Member of Parliament on track for higher office, begins a passionate affair with Hebe, the wife of a colleague, but when a mock kidnapping goes terribly wrong and results in murder, he becomes trapped in a dangerous game of his own making.|
|Walters, Minette||The Breaker||A woman’s body washes on a beach in England and evidence shows she was murdered. At the same time her little daughter is found wandering in a nearby village, screaming at any man who approaches her.|
|Waters, Sarah||The Little Stranger||After being summoned to treat a patient at dilapidated Hundreds Hall, Dr. Faraday finds himself becoming entangled in the lives of the owners, the Ayres family, and the supernatural presences in the house.|
|Watson, S.J.||Before I Go to Sleep||Every day Christine, an amnesiac, 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 must explain their life together to her each day. With the help of her doctor, Christine starts a daily journal to help jog her memory. One morning, she opens it and sees that she's written three terrifying words: "Don't trust Ben."|