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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder – and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet’s disappearance to a

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Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under

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City of Bones, Cassandra Clare

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or

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The Silver Linings Playbook, Matthew Quick

Meet Pat. Pat has a theory: his life is a movie produced by God. And his God-given mission is to become physically fit and emotionally literate, whereupon God will ensure a happy ending for him — the return of his estranged wife Nikki. (It might not come as a surprise to learn that Pat has spent time in a mental health facility.) The problem is, Pat’s now home, and everything feels off. No one will

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Room, Emma Donoghue

To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it’s where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive

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From Darkest Skies, Sam Peters

After a five year sabbatical following the tragic death of his wife and fellow agent Alysha, Keona Rause returns to the distant colony world of Magenta to resume service with the Magentan Intelligence Service. With him he brings an artificial recreation of his wife’s personality, a simulacrum built from every digital trace she left behind. She has been constructed with one purpose – to discover the truth behind her own death – but Keona’s relationship

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The Hatching, Ezekiel Boone

Deep in the jungle of Peru, where so much remains unknown, a black, skittering mass devours an American tourist whole. Thousands of miles away, an FBI agent investigates a fatal plane crash in Minneapolis and makes a gruesome discovery. Unusual seismic patterns register in a Kanpur, India earthquake lab, confounding the scientists there. During the same week, the Chinese government “accidentally” drops a nuclear bomb in an isolated region of its own country. As these

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Bright Air Black, David Vann

In Bright Air Black, David Vann transports us to 13th century B.C. to give a nuanced and electric portrait of the life of one of ancient mythology’s most fascinating and notorious women, Medea. In brilliant poetic prose Bright Air Black brings us aboard the ship Argo for its epic return journey across the Black Sea from Persia’s Colchis – where Medea flees her home and father with Jason, the Argonauts, and the Golden Fleece. Vann’s

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Swimming Lessons, Claire Fuller

Ingrid Coleman writes letters to her husband, Gil, about the truth of their marriage, but instead of giving them to him, she hides them in the thousands of books he has collected over the years. When Ingrid has written her final letter she disappears from a Dorset beach, leaving behind her beautiful but dilapidated house by the sea, her husband, and her two daughters, Flora and Nan. Twelve years later, Gil thinks he sees Ingrid

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The Witchfinder’s Sister, Beth Underdown

Essex, England, 1645. With a heavy heart, Alice Hopkins returns to the small town she grew up in. Widowed, with child, and without prospects, she is forced to find refuge at the house of her younger brother, Matthew. In the five years she has been gone, the boy she knew has become a man of influence and wealth–but more has changed than merely his fortunes. Alice fears that even as the cruel burns of a

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The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman, Denis Thériault

Bilodo lives a solitary daily life, routinely completing his postal rounds every day and returning to his empty Montreal apartment. But he has found a way to break the cycle—Bilodo has taken to stealing people’s mail, steaming open the envelopes, and reading the letters inside. And so it is he comes across Ségolène’s letters. She is corresponding with Gaston, a master poet, and their letters are each composed of only three lines. They are writing

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Good Me, Bad Me, Ali Land

Fifteen year old Milly was raised by a serial killer: her mother. When she finally breaks away and tells the police everything about her mother’s crimes and years of abuse, she is given a new identity and placed in an affluent foster family and an exclusive private school. She wrestles with being the daughter of a murderer and the love she still feels for her mother, despite her crimes, but her hopes are simple. Milly

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The White Raven, Carrie D. Miller

In her thirteenth life, Aven has settled into the now witchcraft-friendly Salem where she has found true happiness and friendship, maybe even love. Despite her contentment, the truth of Aven’s existence haunts her. When she dies, her Spirit is forced from the Veil to live again in the body of a stranger. Does the elusive white raven, who has shadowed Aven through each of her lives, hold the secret to her release–or is it the

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The Lonely Hearts Hotel, Heather O’Neill

The Lonely Hearts Hotel is a love story with a difference. Set throughout the roaring twenties, it is a wicked fairytale of circus tricks and child prodigies, radical chorus girls, drug-addicted musicians and brooding clowns, set in an underworld whose economy hinges on the price of a kiss. It is the tale of two dreamers, abandoned in an orphanage where they were fated to meet. Here, in the face of cold, hunger and unpredictable beatings, Rose

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Before the Fall, Noah Hawley

On a foggy summer night, eleven people–ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter–depart Martha’s Vineyard headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the passengers disappear into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs–the painter–and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of a wealthy and powerful media mogul’s family. With chapters weaving between the aftermath of the tragedy and the backstories of the passengers and crew members–including a Wall Street

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Blackwing, Ed McDonald

The republic faces annihilation, despite the vigilance of Galharrow’s Blackwings. When a raven tattoo rips itself from his arm to deliver a desperate message, Galharrow and a mysterious noblewoman must investigate a long dead sorcerer’s legacy. But there is a conspiracy within the citadel: traitors, flesh-eaters and the ghosts of the wastelands seek to destroy them, but if they cannot solve the ancient wizard’s paradox, the Deep Kings will walk the earth again, and all will be lost. The

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Rantings of a Screaming Soul, Janet Rucker-Smith

Self-Confrontation is the driving force of the spiritual journey. It is how we grow and evolve in ways that can dramatically and profoundly alter the trajectory of our lives. We must be relentless in our awareness of our reactions and our feelings because they clearly, honestly and perfectly let us know when we are disconnected from love, peace, compassion, and happiness – from the essence of All That Is, which is what we are. Janet

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The Life of Benjamin Samuel Brasford, Benjamin Brasford

This story involves a young man who, while in the army, encountered a group of church members, who arranged a marriage between him and a young woman. He later realized that the church and his wife were very dark. In time, he and his wife left the church, but not before a series of rather strange and bizarre psychological thriller and suspense-based events took place that plagued him. In time he gathered enough strength prior

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The Whisper of the Coals, James Wolven

The Whisper of the Coals can never be trusted. It’s a shapeshifting demon with the power to grant wishes and take lives, setting up residence on the deceptively-named Mountain of Reflection. Ask for the five things you desire most, and they will be granted to you, but only if the Whisper will accept your offerings. And if you choose your words very, very carefully, lest the Whisper sense a loophole or a weakness, parting you

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Death’s Kiss, Regie Khemvisay

For fans of the Hunger Games, 1984, and the Lottery… Life is valuable. Death is a necessity. In Yliria, this is not a contradiction. New Year’s Eve 2054. A virus, later named the BlackJack, struck and killed 3/4 of the world’s population. Only those who were 21 and younger were not infected. Treaties broke off. Countries severed connection to the outside world. And the country of Yliria built its own invisible walls. Thirty-eight years later…Yliria

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A Knife’s Edge, Eliot Parker

Six months after a drug cartel infiltrated Charleston, Ronan McCullough continues to fight the drug war that plagues the city. His investigations are halted when the body of a mutual acquaintance, Sarah Gilmore, is found in the trunk of a burning car. In an investigation that takes him deep into the professional and personal life of the victim, McCullough discovers secrets lurking in her past, and a tangled web of personal and professional conflicts, suspicion,

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Mechcraft, Brian Fitzpatrick

A teen singularity hunted by relentless enemies for his shape-shifting nanotech ability. A story that hits like a sucker punch to the face- “a mad, violent rush of a book not for the weak-hearted.”            Jake London’s ideal teen life is thrown into chaos when he discovers the ability to control a swarm of shape-shifting nanotechnology that has, until recently, lain dormant in his DNA.  Mechcraft is the skill of controlling

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No Happy Endings, Gabor Eichammer

Gábor Eichammer (the Oakhammer) is an author, illustrator and occasional stand-up comedian. He’s won several short story writing competitions, and his stories were published in three separate compilation books in Hungary. This is his first book written entirely in English. No Happy Endings contains seven short stories all of which were written and illustrated throughout a single year. The stories cover a wide array of genres such as horror, fantasy, suspense, introspective thrillers, and even

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My Forever Love, M.D. Stewart

Lisbeth Mohr is a highly trained computer engineer who spent years learning how to read the complex equations for KenSpec Labs. She’s part of a research crew that flies over a time distortion. Afterward, she begins to grieve the absence of a man she’s never met. After waking up with a tattoo she’s never gotten, she asks her boss, Dave Amsted for his help.Stieg Warner is an Academy Award-winning German Actor and Director who’s been

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The Moving Blade, Michael Pronko

When the top American diplomat in Tokyo, Bernard Mattson, is killed, he leaves more than a lifetime of successful Japan-American negotiations. He leaves a missing manuscript, boxes of research, a lost keynote speech and a tangled web of relations.  When his alluring daughter, Jamie, returns from America wanting answers, finding only threats, Detective Hiroshi Shimizu is dragged from the safe confines of his office into the street-level realities of Pacific Rim politics. With help from

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Kindred, Indie Gantz

In Kindred we find the Damuzi twins settling into their new home with Kori Lark’s family. Desperate to keep the dangerous truth of their identity a secret, Charlie and Tirigan educate themselves on everything that was kept from them, while delving deeper into their mother’s past. In the future, Tirigan is dealing with the complicated emotions that overwhelm him after the events of Passage. In an attempt to control the situation, Tirigan turns inward and

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Code of Rainbow: Ancient Barons and the Returned Assassin, Weiqi Wang

Two years after the MagiMax incident, everything seemed to be peaceful. Until one day, Soarame and his friends received a threat from an unknown source. The unbelievable discoveries thus come one after another… Code of Rainbow: Ancient Barons and the Returned Assassin is a dramatic, thrilling and exciting novel that will keep readers entertained, captivated and engrossed from the very first page. Never before have I been so captivated by a story and this is

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The One, RD Palmer

A juxtaposition, dystopian novel of terror, hope, and faith. Written for the Christian market, this novel will inspire you. You’ll cheer the heroes in the face of war and death, and your heart will dip and rise on the roller-coaster ride of their romances and heartbreaks. Beliefs are tested. Amish and English—the Remnant—forced to choose how to survive. Can they trust each other? Betrayal, honor, bravery and cowardice on full display. Their mission—an impossible feat—defeat

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Club Drunken Cherry, Olga GOA

A clever, beautiful but unfortunately lonely Violet Fire works peacefully in the company of the powerful, one of the richest men in Madrid, Spain – Kyle Jamieson. But one night in club ‘Drunken Cherry’ changes her life abruptly, and Violet having no idea if it is for the better or worse. An accidental meeting with her gorgeous boss, Mr. Jamieson who all women in the office are thrilled with, twists her destiny. A destiny she

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Their Sweetheart City Love, Emilee Harris

No secrets are buried forever… One woman’s sacrifice… It’s been twenty-six years since Lucille Manning made the hardest decision of her life, and lost the man she loved. Now, as she prepares to accompany her fiancé on a business trip to Loveland, her old love has reappeared and turned her world upside down. She’s not prepared for the feelings that assault her, a mix of bitterness, anger, and the reigniting of a flame that was

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Cradle Gift, Patricia Bossano

On the day she was born, Maité received a cradle gift from the faery Nahia—a gift that allows her to travel into other worlds while in a dream state.At seventeen, Maité’s mortal world is torn apart with the tragic loss of her parents. Uprooted from the only home she’s ever known and isolated in a foreign country, the young woman struggles to make sense of her new life. But the conflict in the realm of

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School For Apes, Andrew McDonald

Hazeldene, a school with a secret set deep in the heart of rural England. Dominic Atwell, a boy who finds it difficult to fit into school life. But when he is expelled from yet another school, his parents take steps to send Dominic to a special school. A school designed to take only the most special and unique children. A school, that doesn’t ask questions. A school, which will take anybody for a price: A

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Author Spotlight

Michael Taylor, Author Spotlight

Without question life can be difficult and challenging. But what if all the challenges in your life were really just stepping stones to living the life of your dreams? Join Coach Michael Taylor as he shares how he was able to overcome being a high school dropout, a divorce, depression, bankruptcy andforeclosure and is now living his dream as an entrepreneur, author, motivational speaker and radio & TV show host. In this book you will learn that adversity really is

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W. A. Holdsworth, Author Spotlight

Novum Orbis Regnum. A single, worldwide government. Many believe a worldwide government will herald the end of freedom and democracy, the second coming of Christ—a time of great tribulation. Others believe it will finally bring about a just, compassionate, worldwide society—a time of true equality and enlightenment. Either way, what would bring about such a world? And, more importantly, who would lead it?  Traverse intertwines the seemingly disparate destinies, fortunes, and crimes of characters from

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J.A. Angelo, Author Spotlight

Summertime is vacation time for the Angelino family, and the two Angelino boys are excited about their upcoming camping trip. They’re going to the local state park, where they can swim, go fishing, and look for wildlife! Being on vacation doesn’t mean the boys have to be careful. An encounter with a sneezing deer provides their father with an opportunity to teach the boys about respecting wildlife and staying alert for danger. Knowing more about

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E. Bowser, Author Spotlight

Taria Cross and LaToya Grey are final-year at Morrison University. Taria is working hard to achieve the career in investigative journalism that she’s always wanted, while Latoya is an aspiring fashion photographer. On the surface, they seem like nothing more than your typical twenty-two-year-olds – balancing college work, social circles and their plans for the future. Their love lives were going well, too. Taria had Michael, and LaToya had Quinn. Everything was as normal as

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