Need a little jolt to get you through the winter? These books will get your mind racing and have you on your feet. (But sit back down and keep reading, it’s freezing out there.)
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Needing to get away from her soul-crushing job and the aftermath of the end of a fifteen-year marriage, Wini decides to go on a rafting trip with her three best friends. What follows is ruthless pacing and suspenseful writing.
This adventure in Maine soon becomes a nightmare as a freak accident leaves the women stranded, separating them from their raft and everything they need to survive. When night descends, a fire on the mountainside lures them to a ramshackle camp that appears to be their lifeline. But as Wini and her friends grasp the true intent of their supposed saviors, long buried secrets emerge and lifelong allegiances are put to the test. This’ll have you looking at your book club buddies thinking, “How long would I survive with these people?”
A “raw, relentless, and heart-poundingly real” (Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author) thriller set against the harsh beauty of the Maine wilderness, The River at Night charts the journey of four friends as they fight to survive the aftermath of a white water rafting accident.
Winifred Allen needs a vacation.
Stifled by a soul-crushing job, devastated by the death of her beloved brother, and lonely after the end of a fifteen-year marriage, Wini is feeling vulnerable. So when her three best friends insist on a high-octane getaway for their annual girls’ trip, she signs on, despite her misgivings.
What starts out as an invigorating hiking and rafting excursion in the remote Allagash Wilderness soon becomes an all-too-real nightmare; a freak accident leaves the women stranded, separating them from their raft and everything they need to survive. When night descends, a fire on the mountainside lures them to a ramshackle camp that appears to be their lifeline. But as Wini and her friends grasp the true intent of their supposed saviors, long buried secrets emerge and lifelong allegiances are put to the test. To survive, Wini must reach beyond the world she knows to harness an inner strength she never knew she possessed.
With intimately observed characters and visceral prose, The River at Night “will leave you gasping, your heart racing, eyes peering over your shoulder to see what follows from behind” (Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author). This is a dark exploration of creatures—both friend and foe—that you won’t soon forget.
This is why no one leaves a message anymore… In the newest novel from the author of classic gothic potboilers, voicemails from a stalker named Scarletta are threatening to derail Pru’s life. She claims to know Pru, but Pru does not recognize the alluring voice leaving her these lewd and disturbing messages.
Even more troubling, the messages seem to suggest that Pru is not exactly an innocent. When she becomes implicated in a murder case, she desperately has to track down her stalker to clear her name.
True to the V.C. Andrews brand, this book will leave you unsettled—and sticking to texts from now on.
What would you do if you lost your best friend’s child?
Charlotte only takes her eyes off the children for a second. But while she sees her three kids, her best friend Harriet’s daughter is missing. After frantically searching everywhere, Charlotte must find the courage to tell Harriet that her only child is missing.
Unsurprisingly, Harriet is distraught and furious. But as days go on with no sign of little Alice, Harriet’s reactions begin to seem…strange. Is it possible this was somehow more than just a simple mistake? Fans of Big Little Lies will love this one.
Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder: in this thriller perfect for fans of Sandra Brown and Tami Hoag, a simple farmhouse represents both horror and hope to two women. Claudia’s looking to rebuild her life by rebuilding a crumbling house, and blogging about it; but for Zoey, the previous resident of the house, the building is a haunting reminder of her parents’ murder. Now these two women are on a collision course; as Zoey seeks justice and Claudia seeks peace, both will confront the terrifying monsters at the door.
This book is sure to make you reconsider that home restoration project.
Divorces suck. And going through one is bad enough without being the prime suspect in your former husband’s murder. When Ali heads to California to sign her divorce papers, her ex never shows—but his broken body is soon found in the Palm Springs desert. While she is still technically the sole heir of his wealthy estate, she is also now the prime suspect in his murder. As the evidence piles up against her, she must navigate a dangerous path to expose the real murderer. And you thought you were having a rough day…