Thrillers make some of the best beach reads. They’ll chill you to the bone on a warm day. They allow you to appreciate even more the beauty of being safe and surrounded with happy beachgoers (rather than demons and killers). And their fast pace will help you pass the time with excitement. The books on our most anticipated summer thriller list run the gamut from tried-and-true authors to debuts that’ll stir the pot; from international intrigue to settings that hit a little too close to home. Wherever you’re vacationing this summer, be sure to leave room in your beach bag for these solid picks.
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Chris’s Pick #1: I love an isolated thriller—and the exclusive cruise liner RMS Atlantica in Will Dean’s THE LAST ONE is the perfect place to settle in for some deadly intrigue on the high seas. Caz was hoping to start her life with her new love, Pete, with a dream vacation, but after one magical night aboard the ship, Pete disappears. What’s worse, when she exits the cabin in search of him . . . she finds the entire cruise liner empty. With no crew aboard and the Atlantica full steam ahead, Caz must unravel the mystery of the missing passengers and find a way to extract herself safely. You’re going to want to hold on tight.
An unputdownable locked-room thriller about family, trust, and survival from the acclaimed author of the “utterly thrilling” (Lisa Jewell, #1 New York Times bestselling author) First Born.
When Caz steps onboard the exclusive cruise liner RMS Atlantica, it’s the start of a vacation of a lifetime with her new love, Pete. On their first night they explore the ship, eat, dance, make friends, but when Caz wakes the next morning, Pete is missing.
And when she walks out into the corridor, all the cabin doors are open. To her horror, she soon realizes that the ship is completely empty. No passengers, no crew, nobody but her. The Atlantica is steaming into the mid-Atlantic and Caz is the only person on board. But that’s just the beginning of the terrifying journey she finds herself trapped on in this white-knuckled mystery.
Chris’s Pick #2: If you’re looking for a contemporary thriller, look no further than Martin Cruz Smith’s latest Arkady Renko mystery, INDEPENDENCE SQUARE. In the tenth novel of the series, Detective Renko must find an anti-Putin activist in Ukraine before the impending Russian invasion. A manhunt takes him to Kyiv right as armed conflict concerns are on their brink. What I enjoyed the most was the book’s attention to detail. Rich with authenticity in both the plot—few writers can capture modern Russia better than Martin Cruz Smith—and character—Renko, like the author, is suffering from Parkinson’s—this novel is what happens when a personal mystery meets a political thriller.
Detective Arkaday Renko—“one of the most compelling figures in modern fiction” (USA TODAY)—risks his life when he heads to Ukraine shortly before the Russian invasion to find an anti-Putin activist who has mysteriously disappeared.
Martin Cruz Smith has written nine previous novels featuring Arkady Renko, one of modern detective fiction’s most popular characters. These novels, beginning with 1981’s international sensation Gorky Park, have collectively traced Russia's evolution over the last half-century. Now, with Independence Square, Smith focuses on the fraught and frenzied days leading up to Vladimir Putin’s war against Ukraine.
It’s June 2021, and Arkady knows that Russia is preparing to invade and subsequently annex Ukraine as it did Crimea in 2014. He is, however, preoccupied with other grievances. His longtime lover, Tatiana Petrovna, has deserted him for her work as an investigative reporter. His corrupt boss has relegated him to a desk job. And he is having trouble with his dexterity and balance. A visit to his doctor reveals that these are symptoms for Parkinson’s Disease.
This is an ingenious autobiographical conceit, as Martin Cruz Smith has Parkinson’s, and is able through Arkady to movingly describe his own experience with the disease. Parkinson’s hasn’t stopped Smith from his work, and neither does it stop Arkady. Rather than dwell on his diagnosis, he throws himself into another case.
An acquaintance has asked him to find his daughter, Karina, an anti-Putin activist who has disappeared. In the course of the investigation, Arkady falls for Karina's roommate, Elena, a Tatar from Ukraine. The search leads them to Kyiv, where rumblings of an armed conflict grow louder. Later, in Crimea, Tatiana reemerges to complicate Arkady’s new romance. And as he gets closer to locating Karina, Arkady discovers something that threatens his life as well as the lives of both Elena and Tatiana.
Few fiction writers have better captured contemporary Russia with more insight or authenticity than Martin Cruz Smith. He does the same here for Ukraine and the events that preceded Russia’s invasion. Independence Square is a timely and a uniquely personal mystery novel-meets-political thriller by a master of the form.
Chris’s Pick #3: In addition to a propulsive plotline and compelling characters, I like a little fright factor in my thrillers. So, imagine my delight when I found Arianna Reiche’s AT THE END OF EVERY DAY. Set in a dying California theme park, this novel follows longtime employee Delphi as she begins to act upon her suspicions of the park. You see, there was a recent (and grisly) death of a Hollywood star on the grounds, but what few are talking about are the decades of disappearances. Delphi is determined to unlock the park’s mysteries, but what she finds is a series of funhouse mirrors and optical illusions that deceive her at every turn and risk certain doom.
In this haunting debut novel—perfect for fans of Iain Reid, Jeff VanderMeer, and Julia Armfield—a loyal employee at a collapsing theme park questions the recent death of a celebrity visitor, the arrival of strange new guests, her boyfriend’s erratic behavior, and ultimately her own sanity.
Delphi has spent years working at a vast and iconic theme park in California after fleeing childhood trauma in her rural hometown. But after the disturbing death of a beloved Hollywood starlet on the park grounds, Delphi is tasked with shuttering The Park for good.
Meanwhile, two siblings with ties to The Park exchange letters, trying to understand why people who work there have been disappearing. Before long, they learn that there’s a reason no one is meant to see behind The Park’s curtain.
What happens when The Park empties out? And what happens when Delphi, who seems remarkably at one with The Park, is finally forced to leave?
At once a novel about the uncanny valley, death cults, optical illusions, and the enduring power of fantasy, Reiche’s debut is a mind-bending teacup ride through an eerily familiar landscape, where the key to it all is what happens at the end of every day.
Ash’s Pick: A man falls from a bridge, but was he dead before he fell? And who on earth is he? As pieces of him wash ashore, forensic anthropologist Tempe “Bones” Brennan is called in to investigate and the puzzle ends up taking her from Montreal to Turks and Caicos in this latest adventure in Kathy Reichs’s excellent thriller series. The Temperance Brennan books are always a fun time, so I know THE BONE HACKER will have me happily turning the pages this summer—and maybe planning an island getaway too.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs returns with her twenty-second high-stakes thriller featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan who, following a series of bizarre disappearances on the islands of Turks and Caicos, enters a sinister labyrinth in which a new technology may wreak worldwide havoc.
Called in to examine what is left of a person thought to have been struck by lightning, Tempe traces an unusual tattoo to its source and is soon embroiled in a much larger case. Young men—tourists—have been disappearing on the islands of Turks and Caicos. Seven years earlier, the first victim was found in a strange location with his left hand hacked off; subsequently, two other visitors vanished without a trace. But, recently, tantalizing leads have emerged and only Tempe can unravel them.
Maddeningly, the victims seem to have nothing in common—other than the odd places where their bodies turn up, and the fact that none seems likely to have been involved in criminal activity. Do these attacks have something to do with the islands’ seething culture of gang violence? Tempe isn’t so sure. Disturbingly, she discovers evidence that what’s at stake may actually have global significance.
It isn’t long before the sound of a ticking clock grows menacingly loud. Then Temper herself becomes a target.
Emily’s Pick #1: What captured me about this book wasn’t so much the race-against-the-clock narrative of a teen scuba diver escaping the mouth of a whale as much as the promise of a trapped character facing his internal demons. And the character’s emotional journey of grieving his relationship with his father, while dramatically attempting to escape death himself, is one of the threads tying together the whole story. Told with short chapters, and a nonstop plot, this sounds perfect for a read on the beach this summer.
The Martian meets 127 Hours in this “powerfully humane” (Owen King, New York Times bestselling author) and scientifically accurate thriller about a scuba diver who’s been swallowed by an eighty-foot, sixty-ton sperm whale and has only one hour to escape before his oxygen runs out.
Jay Gardiner has given himself a fool’s errand—to find the remains of his deceased father in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Monastery Beach. He knows it’s a long shot, but Jay feels it’s the only way for him to lift the weight of guilt he has carried since his dad’s death by suicide the previous year.
The dive begins well enough, but the sudden appearance of a giant squid puts Jay in very real jeopardy, made infinitely worse by the arrival of a sperm whale looking to feed. Suddenly, Jay is caught in the squid’s tentacles and drawn into the whale’s mouth where he is pulled into the first of its four stomachs. He quickly realizes he has only one hour before his oxygen tanks run out—one hour to defeat his demons and escape the belly of a whale.
Suspenseful and cinematic, Whalefall is an “astoundingly great” (Gillian Flynn, New York Times bestselling author) thriller about a young man who has given up on life…only to find a reason to live in the most dangerous and unlikely of places.
Emily’s Pick #2: Okay, so this is technically a fantasy, but I’m throwing it on the thriller list anyway because it provides the same page-turning adrenaline with a touch of murder mystery. Tea expert Enitan has high ambitions of expanding her tea company, but when wartime violence and an oppressive regime ruin her home and family life, Enitan decides to utilize her wholesome business in a less than wholesome way. With her tea knowledge, she gains access into the Capital to discover who killed her lover.
A diverse, exciting debut space opera about a young tea expert who is taken as a political prisoner and recruited to spy on government officials—a role that may empower her to win back her nation’s independence—perfect for fans of N.K. Jemisin and Nnedi Okorafor.
The dust may have just settled in the failed war of conquest between the Holy Vaalbaran Empire and the Ominirish Republic, but the last Emperor’s surrender means little to a lowly scribe like Enitan. All she wants is to quit her day job and expand her fledgling tea business. But when her lover is assassinated and her sibling is abducted by Imperial soldiers, Enitan abandons her idyllic plans and weaves her tea tray up through the heart of the Vaalbaran capital. There, she will learn just how far she is willing to go to exact vengeance, free her sibling, and perhaps even secure her homeland’s freedom.
Sharon’s Pick: Author Daniel Kalla interrogates society’s lofty beauty standards, giving wellness culture a deadly twist in FIT TO DIE. Los Angeles’ and Vancouver’s hospitals are filling up with patients who have overdosed on a toxic diet pill. When notable influencer Rain Flynn dies in her hotel with the same symptoms as the other overdose patients, detectives Cari Garcia and Anson Chen must figure out who is behind the marketing and distribution of these pills.
From internationally bestselling author Daniel Kalla comes a riveting thriller about online body shaming, toxic diet pills, a vulnerable mega-celebrity, and a rapidly rising body count.
When Owen Galloway, the track star son of a prominent US senator, is found dead of an overdose in his bedroom, LAPD Detective Cari Garcia suspects that he’s just another teenager who hid a drug addiction.
In Vancouver, Dr. Julie Rees, an experienced toxicologist, notices a growing number of overdoses among the eating disordered and body builders, and mentions it to her boyfriend, Detective Anson Chen.
Then Rain Flynn, a famous pop star and social media influencer, dies in her Vancouver hotel room showing the same symptoms of a fatally high fever and uncontrollable seizures as Julie’s other ER patients, including the coowner of a wildly popular wellness center with locations in both Vancouver and LA.
After an autopsy confirms that Rain overdosed on illicit diet pills containing a deadly toxin known as DNP—an explosive agent originally used in the trenches of World War I—the media gets hold of the story and runs wild with it. But who’s behind the online marketing and distribution of DNP? And how is the wellness center connected? The daunting challenge of putting the pieces together falls to Detectives Garcia in LA and Chen in Vancouver. Can they solve these crimes before DNP becomes the next viral TikTok challenge?
Katya’s Pick: Imagine you and your family have just had the most amazing vacation in Hawaii and you board your plane home feeling sun-kissed and relaxed . . . but there’s one little problem: the engine explodes right after takeoff and the plane takes a deep dive to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. Will everyone survive? Only time will tell—the oxygen supply is getting lower and lower; the rescue team above is starting to feel desperate. So goes the plot of the latest thriller from the NYT bestselling author of FALLING, T.J. Newman. You won’t be able to put down Drowning: The Rescue of Flight 1421, a novel that centers as much on family, love, and hope as it does on your absolute worst flying nightmare.
Flight attendant turned New York Times bestselling author T. J. Newman—whose first book Falling was an instant #1 national bestseller and the biggest thriller debut of 2021—returns for her second book, an edge-of-your-seat thriller about a commercial jetliner that crashes into the ocean, and sinks to the bottom with passengers trapped inside, and the extraordinary rescue operation to save them.
Six minutes after takeoff, Flight 1421 crashes into the Pacific Ocean. During the evacuation, an engine explodes and the plane is flooded. Those still alive are forced to close the doors—but it’s too late. The plane sinks to the bottom with twelve passengers trapped inside.
More than two hundred feet below the surface, engineer Will Kent and his eleven-year-old daughter Shannon are waist-deep in water and fighting for their lives.
Their only chance at survival is an elite rescue team on the surface led by professional diver Chris Kent—Shannon’s mother and Will’s soon-to-be ex-wife—who must work together with Will to find a way to save their daughter and rescue the passengers from the sealed airplane, which is now teetering on the edge of an undersea cliff.
There’s not much time.
There’s even less air.
With devastating emotional power and heart-stopping suspense, Drowning is an unforgettable thriller about a family’s desperate fight to save themselves and the people trapped with them—against impossible odds.
Laura’s Pick: I’ve devoured everything written by Megan Collins since THE WINTER SISTER, which is why I’m so excited for her new book, THICKER THAN WATER, to be released this summer. Julia and Sienna Larkin are not only sisters-in-law—through Sienna’s brother and Julia’s husband, Jason—but they are also business partners and best friends. Julia truly does not know what she would do without Sienna in her life, especially with Jason working longer and longer hours. But when Jason’s boss is found murdered with his lips sewn shut and Jason gets into a car accident that leaves him in a coma, tensions rise between the sisters-in-law as Julia begins to suspect that Jason had a hand in his boss’s death. Certain her protective and caring brother could never hurt someone, Sienna insists they investigate to find the truth. But as the investigation unfolds, Julia and Sienna discover lies and secrets revealing that Jason might not be so innocent.
Two sisters-in-law find themselves at painful odds when the man who connects them—the brother of one, the husband of the other—is accused of a brutal crime in this twisty thriller from the author of the “exceedingly entertaining” (The New York Times) The Family Plot.
Julia and Sienna Larkin are sisters-in-law, connected by Julia’s husband and Sienna’s brother, Jason. More than that, the two are devoted best friends and business partners, believing that theirs is a uniquely unbreakable bond. To Sienna, her protective brother can do no wrong, and although Julia knows he’s not perfect, they’ve built a comfortable life and family together. Recently, Jason has been putting in long hours to secure a promotion at work, so when his boss is found brutally murdered—his lips sewn shut—the Larkins are shocked and unsettled, especially as local gossip swirls.
A few days later, Julia and Sienna’s lives are upended when Jason gets into a car accident and is placed in a medically induced coma. Worse, the police arrive with news that he’s the prime suspect in the murder investigation. With Jason unable to respond—and with Julia and Sienna working to clear his name—the two women find their friendship threatened for the first time: Sienna staunchly maintains her brother’s innocence, but as their investigation uncovers a complicated web of secrets, Julia is less sure she’s willing to defend her husband.
With her signature “moody and atmospheric” (USA TODAY) writing, Megan Collins has crafted a rich, gripping story that explores just how fragile our closest bonds can be.
Sharon’s Pick #2: Although THEIR VICIOUS GAMES doesn’t come out until the summer of 2023, it has already been garnering buzz across the internet, and for good reason! With the author citing ACE OF SPADES, Squid Game, and Gossip Girl as influences, THEIR VICIOUS GAMES sounds absolutely thrilling.
Knowing she has to work twice as hard to get half as much, Black teen Adina Walker strives to be perfect at the predominantly white Edgewater Academy in order to get into the Ivy League school of her dreams. However, when she gets in a fight and is blacklisted from her top choice school, she must participate in the Finish, a competition hosted by Edgewater’s founding family, which pits twelve girls of exceptional promise against each other. As Adina discovers that the Finish’s stakes are life-and-death, she realizes that the only means to her survival lies in changing the rules.
A Black teen desperate to regain her Ivy League acceptance enters an elite competition only to discover the stakes aren’t just high, they’re deadly, in this searing thriller that’s Ace of Spades meets Squid Game with a sprinkling of The Bachelor.
You must work twice as hard to get half as much.
Adina Walker has known this the entire time she’s been on scholarship at the prestigious Edgewater Academy—a school for the rich (and mostly white) upper class of New England. It’s why she works so hard to be perfect and above reproach, no matter what she must force beneath the surface. Even one slip can cost you everything.
And it does. One fight, one moment of lost control, leaves Adina blacklisted from her top choice Ivy League college and any other. Her only chance to regain the future she’s sacrificed everything for is the Finish, a high-stakes contest sponsored by Edgewater’s founding family in which twelve young, ambitious women with exceptional promise are selected to compete in three mysterious events: the Ride, the Raid, and the Royale. The winner will be granted entry into the fold of the Remington family, whose wealth and power can open any door.
But when she arrives at the Finish, Adina quickly gets the feeling that something isn’t quite right with both the Remingtons and her competition, and soon it becomes clear that this larger-than-life prize can only come at an even greater cost. Because the Finish’s stakes aren’t just make or break…they’re life and death.
Adina knows the deck is stacked against her—it always has been—so maybe the only way to survive their vicious games is for her to change the rules.
Mackenzie’s Pick #1: If you’re a fan of the Bourne movie franchise, or Mr. and Mrs. Smith, you must read Ruth Ware’s next thriller, ZERO DAYS! Our main character, Jack (short for Jacinta), is a low-key professional spy who is forced to go on the run after being framed for a vicious crime. The reader follows her on a nail-biting, gut-wrenching quest through London as she searches for clues to prove she’s innocent. ZERO DAYS will delight both this masterful author’s longtime fans and appeal to new readers.
The New York Times bestselling “new Agatha Christie” (Air Mail) Ruth Ware returns with this adrenaline-fueled thriller that combines Mr. and Mrs. Smith with The Fugitive about a woman in a race against time to clear her name and find her husband’s murderer.
Hired by companies to break into buildings and hack security systems, Jack and her husband, Gabe, are the best penetration specialists in the business. But after a routine assignment goes horribly wrong, Jack arrives home to find her husband dead. To add to her horror, the police are closing in on their suspect—her.
Suddenly on the run and quickly running out of options, Jack must decide who she can trust as she circles closer to the real killer in this unputdownable and heart-pounding mystery from an author whose “propulsive prose keeps readers on the hook and refuses to let anyone off until all has been revealed” (Shelf Awareness).
Mackenzie’s Pick #2: The mind of a teenage girl can be a scary and complicated place, but being inside Sarah Taylor’s mind is next level. A sophomore at an all-girls boarding school and recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Sarah immediately becomes the target of the school bully, Greta Stanhope. Luckily Sarah and her roommate get along well enough, and Sarah focuses on her schoolwork and the hot RA down the hall to get her through the semester. But as Greta’s sinister pranks get increasingly more malicious, and Sarah struggles to control her mental health, a terrible crime occurs, and then Sarah can’t remember where she was that night. What comes next will leave readers on the edge of their seats! If you watched Pretty Little Liars—or read the book and its sequels—you’ll love this one.
Heathers meets The Secret History in this thrilling coming-of-age novel set in a boarding school where the secrets are devastating—and deadly.
When Sarah Taylor arrives at the exclusive St. Ambrose School, she’s carrying more baggage than just what fits in her suitcase. She knows she’s not like the other girls—if the shabby, all-black, non-designer clothes don’t give that away, the bottle of lithium hidden in her desk drawer sure does.
St. Ambrose’s queen bee, Greta Stanhope, picks Sarah as a target from day one and the most popular, powerful, horrible girl at school is relentless in making sure Sarah knows what the pecking order is. Thankfully, Sarah makes an ally out of her roommate Ellen “Strots” Strotsberry, a cigarette-huffing, devil-may-care athlete who takes no bullshit. Also down the hall is Nick Hollis, the devastatingly handsome RA, and the object of more than one St. Ambrose student’s fantasies. Between Strots and Nick, Sarah hopes she can make it through the semester, dealing with not only her schoolwork and a recent bipolar diagnosis, but Greta’s increasingly malicious pranks.
Sarah is determined not to give Greta the satisfaction of breaking her. But when scandal unfolds, and someone ends up dead, her world threatens to unravel in ways she could never have imagined. The St. Ambrose School for Girls is a dangerous, delicious, twisty coming-of-age tale that will stay with you long after you turn the last page.
Molly’s Pick: Whether it’s Serial, Inventing Anna, or Snapped, we’ve all been enraptured by true crime at some point over the past decade. The genre has had a huge resurgence and Lisa Jewell’s newest thriller, NONE OF THIS IS TRUE, takes on this phenomenon. Popular true crime podcaster Alix Summer is out celebrating her birthday when she meets her birthday twin, an unassuming woman named Josie Fair. Josie claims she’d be a compelling subject for Alix’s podcast and quickly intertwines herself into Alix’s life. It isn’t until Josie disappears without a trace that Alix realizes her life is in danger, and that she has become the subject of her podcast rather than Josie. It’s up to her to solve the mystery before it becomes a tragedy. I know I’m going to read this in one night and not just because I’ll be too scared to sleep.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author known for her “superb pacing, twisted characters, and captivating prose” (BuzzFeed), Lisa Jewell returns with a scintillating new psychological thriller about a woman who finds herself the subject of her own popular true crime podcast.
Celebrating her forty-fifth birthday at her local pub, popular podcaster Alix Summer crosses paths with an unassuming woman called Josie Fair. Josie, it turns out, is also celebrating her forty-fifth birthday. They are, in fact, birthday twins.
A few days later, Alix and Josie bump into each other again, this time outside Alix’s children’s school. Josie has been listening to Alix’s podcasts and thinks she might be an interesting subject for her series. She is, she tells Alix, on the cusp of great changes in her life.
Josie’s life appears to be strange and complicated, and although Alix finds her unsettling, she can’t quite resist the temptation to keep making the podcast. Slowly she starts to realize that Josie has been hiding some very dark secrets, and before she knows it, Josie has inveigled her way into Alix’s life—and into her home.
But, as quickly as she arrived, Josie disappears. Only then does Alix discover that Josie has left a terrible and terrifying legacy in her wake, and that Alix has become the subject of her own true crime podcast, with her life and her family’s lives under mortal threat.
Who is Josie Fair? And what has she done?
Heather’s Pick: Daydreaming about lounging on a beach chair with a floppy hat, cool drink, and page-turning novel? Same here, which is how I know THE NIGERWIFE by Vanessa Walters is just the book to complete that summer picture. In this adrenaline-spiking thriller, an aunt’s search for her missing niece exposes a trove of family secrets. Nicole Oruwari seemed to have it all the day she disappeared. As the foreign wife of a wealthy man in Lagos, Nigeria, she lived in the lap of luxury, with very few worries—or so her Auntie Claudine assumed. But when no one can account for Nicole’s whereabouts following a boat trip, Claudine flies from London to Lagos to investigate for herself. Every clue she discovers alarms her more. What happened to Nicole, and why?
This twisty and electrifying debut novel about a young woman who goes missing in Lagos, Nigeria, and her estranged auntie who will stop at nothing to find the truth is perfect for fans of My Sister, the Serial Killer and The Last Thing He Told Me.
Nicole Oruwari has the perfect life: a handsome husband, a palatial house in the heart of glittering Lagos, Nigeria, and a glamorous group of friends. She left gloomy London and a dark family past behind for sunny, moneyed Lagos, becoming part of the Nigerwives—a community of foreign women married to wealthy Nigerian men.
But when Nicole disappears without a trace after a boat trip, the cracks in her so-called perfect life start to show. As the investigation turns up nothing but dead ends, her Auntie Claudine decides to take matters into her own hands. Armed with only a cell phone and a plane ticket to Nigeria, she digs into her niece’s life and uncovers a hidden side filled with dark secrets, isolation, and even violence. But the more she discovers about her niece, the more Claudine’s own buried history threatens to come to light.
An inventively told and keenly observant thriller where nothing is as it seems, The Nigerwife is a razor-sharp look at the bonds of family, the echoing consequences of secrets, and whether we can ever truly outrun our past.
Sara’s Pick: You know what's not so fun about the summer? The lack of spookiness. Sun and beachy vibes are lovely and all, but a little darkness certainly wouldn't go awry. Thankfully, author Nick Cutter has just what we're looking for with his new book, THE HANDYMAN METHOD. When a family moves into an "up and coming" development, they find it's not exactly the easy, fresh start they're looking for. And things only get worse when an Internet DIY influencer starts speaking to the family directly. Eerie, oppressive, and down-right spine-chilling, this is the perfect summer read for anyone desperately awaiting the next season of Black Mirror.
A chilling domestic story of terror for fans of Black Mirror and The Amityville Horror.
When a young family moves into an unfinished development community, cracks begin to emerge in both their new residence and their lives, as a mysterious online DIY instructor delivers dark subliminal suggestions about how to handle any problem around the house. The trials of home improvement, destructive insecurities, and haunted house horror all collide in this thrilling story perfect for fans of Nick Cutter’s bestsellers The Troop and The Deep.
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