The Wolf Wants In: A Novel

Spiegel & Grau #ad - She dreams of disappearing and leaving her old life behind, but shedding the past is never easy, and getting out of town will be far more dangerous than she ever imagined. Untimely deaths are all too common in rural blackwater, where crime and overdoses are on the rise, Kansas, and the small-town police force is consumed with the recent discovery of a child’s skull in the woods.

As more bones are found in the woods, time is running out for Sadie to uncover the truth and for Henley to make her escape. Like laura mchugh’s previous award-winning thrillers, beautifully told novel that barrels toward a twisting, The Wolf Wants In is an atmospheric, The Weight of Blood and Arrowood, chilling end and keeps us turning the page to find out how these small-town secrets will unravel—and who will survive.

Praise for the wolf wants in “the wolf wants in perfectly balances gripping suspense with stunning, lyrical prose—a rare combination, but one that seems to be McHugh’s signature gift. Atmospheric and chilling, this novel takes place in the twisted, destructive wake of the opioid crisis as one woman struggles for justice and another for redemption.

The Wolf Wants In: A Novel #ad - A truly thrilling read. Jill orr, author of the Riley Ellison mysteries. A thoughtful commentary on America’s opioid crisis and an utterly satisfying mystery. Janelle brown,  new york times bestselling author of watch me disappearnamed one of the best books of thE YEAR BY LIBRARY JOURNAL Sadie Keller is determined to find out how her brother died, even if no one else thinks it’s worth investigating.


The Weight of Blood: A Novel

Spiegel & Grau #ad - Praise for the weight of Blood  “An expertly crafted thriller. Entertainment weekly, “The Must List” “Haunting. Folks there still whisper about lucy Dane’s mother, a bewitching stranger who appeared long enough to marry Carl Dane and then vanished when Lucy was just a child. A mile-a-minute thriller.

The dallas Morning News. Laura mchugh proves herself a masterly storyteller who has created a harsh and tangled terrain as alive and unforgettable as the characters who inhabit it. Lucy’s family has deep roots in the Ozarks, part of a community that is fiercely protective of its own. What lucy discovers is a secret that pervades the secluded Missouri hills, and beyond that horrific revelation is a more personal one concerning what happened to her mother more than a decade earlier.

The Weight of Blood: A Novel #ad - . When cheri disappears, daniel, lucy is haunted by the two lost girls—the mother she never knew and the friend she couldn’t save—and sets out with the help of a local boy, to uncover the mystery behind Cheri’s death. Now on the brink of adulthood, lucy experiences another loss when her friend Cheri disappears and is then found murdered, her body placed on display for all to see.

The weight of blood is an urgent look at the dark side of a bucolic landscape beyond the arm of the law, where a person can easily disappear without a trace. A riveting debut.


Arrowood: A Novel

Spiegel & Grau #ad - And arden’s own life has fallen apart: She can’t finish her master’s thesis, and a misguided love affair has ended badly. After the twins’ disappearance, Arden’s parents divorced and the Arrowoods left the big house that had been in their family for generations. With the help of a young amateur investigator, Arden tracks down the man who was the prime suspect in the kidnapping.

Arrowood is a powerful and resonant novel that examines the ways in which our lives are shaped by memory. As with her award-winning debut novel, laura mchugh has written a thrilling novel in which nothing is as it seems, The Weight of Blood, and in which our longing for the past can take hold of the present in insidious and haunting ways.

Arrowood: A Novel #ad - This engaging and thrilling tale about a young woman’s homecoming, the vagaries of memory, and the impact of tragedy on both a town and a family is a terrific choice for Laura Lippman and Sue Grafton readers. Library Journal starred review. But she is welcomed back by her old neighbor and first love, knows more about the Arrowoods’ secrets and their small, Ben Ferris, whose family, she slowly learns, closed community than she ever realized.

Superb and subtle psychological suspense. Lee childa haunting novel from the author of the weight of blood about a young woman’s return to her childhood home—and her encounter with the memories and family secrets it holdsITW THRILLER AWARD FINALIST Arrowood is the most ornate and grand of the historical houses that line the Mississippi River in southern Iowa.

She has held on to the hope that her sisters are still alive, and it seems she can’t move forward until she finds them.


The Hidden Things

Gallery Books #ad - Carly’s stepfather is spurred to protect his darkest secret: how a stolen painting—four hundred years old, by a master of the Dutch Golden Age—has come to hang in his suburban foyer. The art dealer, left for dead when the painting vanished, sees a chance to buy back her life. But it’s carly herself, hailed as a social-media hero, whose new perspective gives her the courage to uncover the truth as the secrets and lies tear her family apart.

And the double-crossed enforcer renews the hunt to deliver the treasure to his billionaire patrons—even if he has to kill to succeed. In less than half a minute, a home-security camera captures the hidden resolve in fourteen-year-old Carly Liddell as she fends off a vicious attack just inside her own front door.

The Hidden Things #ad - A hair-raising, atmospheric thriller from the acclaimed author of the “ripping good” The New York Times novel Three Graves Full, inspired by the real-life unsolved theft of a seventeenth-century painting. Twenty-eight seconds. The video of her heroic escape appears online and goes viral. As the view count climbs, the lives of four desperate people will be forever changed by what’s just barely visible in the corner of the shot.


The Ugly Truth: A Riley Ellison Mystery Riley Ellison Mysteries Book 3

Prospect Park Books #ad - This brings national attention—and big-city competition for the story—to junior reporter Riley Ellison's little corner of the world. In exchange for protection, Rosalee gives Riley and her fellow reporter Holman exclusive information that incriminates a powerful person. Meanwhile, personal Romance Concierge™ Regina H.

They head down separate investigative paths until one of them finds the truth. And one of them finds the killer. This third installment in the riley ellison mystery series is rich with all the suspense, small-town charm, humor, and captivating characters that made the first two books a hit with critics and fans alike.

The Ugly Truth: A Riley Ellison Mystery Riley Ellison Mysteries Book 3 #ad - . There's been a shocking double murder in Tuttle Corner, Virginia, involving high-profile players from Washington D. C. Beloved café owner rosalee is the prime suspect in the violent crimes, but she insists on her innocence. Is back, offering once-again-single riley not just online dating expertise but also a new subscription self-care service that promises such benefits as "the sensation of emotional bravery on a micromolecular level.

Riley and holman eventually begin to wonder if Rosalee is telling the truth.


The Stranger Inside: A Novel

Park Row #ad - Tess never came home, and Hank was held in captivity before managing to escape. Their abductor was sent to prison but years later was released. Then someone delivered real justice--and killed him in cold blood. Now rain is living the perfect suburban life, her dark childhood buried deep. But when another brutal murderer who escaped justice is found dead, Rain is unexpectedly drawn into the case.

The Stranger Inside: A Novel #ad - Twelve-year-old rain Winter narrowly escaped an abduction while walking to a friend's house. She spends her days as a stay-at-home mom, having put aside her career as a hard-hitting journalist to care for her infant daughter. Eerie similarities to the murder of her friends' abductor force Rain to revisit memories she's worked hard to leave behind.

A best book of 2019 -- people, popsugar, kirkus, bookBub, CrimeReads, Boston Globe, SheReads and more. Crime fiction like you've never seen before. Brilliant. New york timeseven good people are drawn to do evil things.


The Butterfly Girl: A Novel

Harper #ad - Naomi has no picture, not even a name. She sees them all around her, tiny iridescent wisps of hope that soften the edges of this hard world and illuminate a cherished memory from her childhood—the Butterfly Museum, a place where everything is safe and nothing can hurt her. As danger creeps closer, naomi and celia find echoes of themselves in one another, forcing them each to consider the question: Can you still be lost even when you’ve been found? But will they find the answer too late?

A heartbreaking, finger-gnawing, and yet ultimately hopeful novel by the amazing Rene Denfeld. Margaret atwood, trading snow-covered woods for dark, naomi—the investigator with an uncanny ability for finding missing children—returns, via TwitterAfter captivating readers in The Child Finder, gritty streets on the search for her missing sister in a city where young, homeless girls have been going missing and turning up dead.

From the highly praised author of the child finder and The Enchanted comes The Butterfly Girl, a riveting novel that ripples with truth, exploring the depths of love and sacrifice in the face of a past that cannot be left dead and buried. Though she does not want to get involved, Naomi is unable to resist the pull of children in need—and the fear she sees in the eyes of a twelve-year old girl named Celia.

The Butterfly Girl: A Novel #ad - The search takes her to portland, Oregon, where scores of homeless children wander the streets like ghosts, food, searching for money, and companionship. A year ago, naomi, the investigator with an uncanny ability for finding missing children, made a promise that she would not take another case until she finds the younger sister who has been missing for years.

Running from an abusive stepfather and an addict mother, Celia has nothing but hope in the butterflies—her guides and guardians on the dangerous streets.


The Nanny: A Novel

William Morrow #ad - Gilly macmillan’s breakout thriller is a dark and twisted version of Downton Abbey gone very, very wrong. Tess gerritsen,  new york times bestselling authorthe New York Times bestselling author of What She Knew conjures a dark and unpredictable tale of family secrets that explores the lengths people will go to hurt one another.

When her beloved nanny, left without a trace in the summer of 1988, Hannah, seven-year-old Jocelyn Holt was devastated. The nanny kept me in white-knuckled suspense until the very last page. Desperate to piece together the gaping holes in her memory, why she left, and deception, lies, Jo must uncover who her nanny really was, and if she can trust her own mother…In this compulsively readable tale of secrets, Gilly Macmillan explores the darkest impulses and desires of the human heart.

The Nanny: A Novel #ad - Diabolically clever,  the Nanny reminds us that sometimes the truth hurts so much you’d rather hear the lie. But when human remains are accidentally uncovered in a lake on the estate, Jo begins to question everything she thought she knew. Then an unexpected visitor knocks on the door and Jo’s world is destroyed again.

Haunted by the loss, their faded aristocratic home, and eventually left her parents and Lake Hall, Jo grew up bitter and distant, behind. Thirty years later, jo returns to the house and is forced to confront her troubled relationship with her mother.


The Swallows: A Novel

Ballantine Books #ad - Full of imagination and power. Caroline kepnes, author of you and providencenamed one of the best books of the year by new york • winner of the ala’s aleX AWARD When Alexandra Witt joins the faculty at Stonebridge Academy, she’s hoping to put a painful past behind her. As the school’s secrets begin to trickle out, a boys-versus-girls skirmish turns into an all-out war, with deeply personal—and potentially fatal—consequences for everyone involved.

. But just as the movement is gaining momentum, Alex attracts the attention of an unknown enemy who knows a little too much about her—and what brought her to Stonebridge in the first place. The battle of the sexes within its pages couldn’t be more compelling. Before long, alex is immersed in an investigation of the students atop the school’s social hierarchy—and their connection to something called the Darkroom.

The Swallows: A Novel #ad - Lutz delivers a frantic, morbidly funny story. Bookpage“a decade before the #metoo movement kicks off in full force, women are coming for the patriarchy in this big ol’ novel, ripe with idiosyncratic characterization and memorable scenes. Refinery29. Meanwhile, has been plotting her attack for years, a defiant senior, Gemma, waiting for the right moment.

And then there’s finn ford, an English teacher with a shady reputation, who keeps one eye on his literary ambitions and one on Ms.


Stolen Things: A Novel

Dutton #ad - She is drugged, and even though the whole police department springs into action, and in pain, disoriented, there is nothing Laurie can do to help. Jojo, who has been sexually assaulted, a pro football player famous for his work with the Citizens Against Police Brutality movement, doesn’t remember how she ended up at the home of Kevin Leeds, though she insists he would never hurt her.

With kevin’s freedom on the line and the chances of finding Harper unharmed slipping away, Laurie and Jojo begin to realize that they can’t trust anyone to find Harper except themselves, not even the police department they’ve long considered family. Laurie ahmadi has worked as a 911 police dispatcher in her quiet Northern California town for almost two decades, but nothing in her nearly twenty years of experience could prepare her for the worst call of her career—her teenage daughter, Jojo, is on the other end of the line.

Stolen Things: A Novel #ad - And time is running out. And she has no idea where her best friend, Harper, who was with her earlier in the evening, could be. As jojo and laurie begin digging into harper’s private messages on social media to look for clues to her whereabouts, they uncover a conspiracy far bigger than they ever could have imagined.

. With one call, her daughter’s life is on the line.