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Thrillers

Has the need for thrills lead you to our page to download free and discounted thriller ebooks? You’ve come to the right place. Satisfy your thrill seeking bones for bestselling thrillers in this category, and never pay more than what you should. We routinely feature the best authors of thriller ebooks, and they always promote their ebooks to you--for free or for a discount. 

 

Definition of "Thriller Genre": The thriller genre is very broad and can be difficult to define.  However, the focus of a thriller ebook is typically on action, danger and suspense.  The genre can be broken into an almost infinite number of sub-genres, including action thrillers (think Clive Cussler ebooks), romance thrillers, psychological thrillers (think Psycho by Hitchcock), science fiction thrillers, and spy thrillers, just to name a few.  Common elements can include car chases, gun shoot outs, explosions, or in the case of psychological thrillers, the elements of danger can be related to the mental manipulation of characters by other characters.  It is an expansive genre, and one of the most popular at eBookHounds.

 

Some examples of the best thriller authors and ebooks of all time: Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code), Robert Ludlum (The Bourne Identity), Michael Crichton (The Andromeda Strain), John Grisham (Time to Kill), John D. MacDonald (Cape Fear); James Patterson (Kiss the Girls).  As you can see, ebooks in the thriller category vary widely in their substance, and the sub-genres can almost be considered genres of their own!

Personal Injuries: A Novel (Kindle County Book 5)

by Scott Turow


From bestselling author Scott Turow comes
 Personal Injuries, a gripping, suspenseful, deeply satisfying novel about corruption, deceit, and love.

Robbie Feaver (pronounced "favor") is a charismatic personal injury lawyer with a high profile practice, a way with the ladies, and a beautiful wife (whom he loves), who is dying of an irreversible illness. He also has a secret bank account where he occasionally deposits funds that make their way into the pockets of the judges who decide Robbie's cases.

Robbie is caught by the Feds, and, in exchange for leniency, agrees to "wear a wire" as he continues to try to fix decisions. The FBI agent assigned to supervise him goes by the alias of Evon Miller. She is lonely, uncomfortable in her skin, and impervious to Robbie's charms. And she carries secrets of her own.

As the law tightens its net, Robbie's and Evon's stories converge thrillingly. Scott Turow takes us into, the world of greed and human failing he has made immortal in 
Presumed Innocent, The Burden of Proof, Pleading Guilty, and The Laws of Our Fathers, all published by FSG. He also shows us enduring love and quiet, unexpected heroism. Personal Injuries is Turow's most reverberant, most moving novel-a powerful drama of individuals trying to escape their characters.

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Snips and Snails Mystery Cafe Book I-III BOXSET

by Elizabeth Rain


Get the Series Boxset that's readers are calling a "Seat of your Pants Thriller". Bursting with intrigue and saucy deliciousness. Fill your bowl with a dose or Murder, Mayhem, and Magic...
RiskyBisqueness…

Getting older shouldn't be a long downhill slide into obscurity. It should be the other half~The Best Half...

That's what Julienne Mason told herself as she stared at herself in the mirror the morning after her 40th birthday...

Husbandless...Jobless...Childless...

Julienne Mason's Ego has taken a Beating. In the space of a day, she nearly burnt down the pizza parlor, lost her job, and walked in on her cheating rat of a husband.

With nothing to show for a lifetime of chasing the Joneses and trying to conform to everyone else's expectations but her own...Juli is more than ready for a change of lifestyle. But nobody ever told her that answering the summons to a strange letter would turn her entire life on a dime, and challenge every notion she's ever had on what normal is...

Add in a Strange Inheritance, an Overbearing Ghost, A Snobbish Talking Cat, and a Sentient Recipe Grimoire; Sprinkle Liberally with Magic...

And Maybe even Misfits like her deserve a second chance to get things right...

But first she'll need to solve her Uncle's Murder and learn to Embrace her inner Witchiness...before she runs out of time and the killer Strikes Again...

 

Murder on the Oxtail Express…

Juli's job to make sure the Soup of the Day delivers...a daily dose of magic that is...

Life after 40 can be a challenge...what with too many gray hairs to pluck, all the sagging and bagging, and a faulty internal temperature control...

Moonlighting as Veil Falls Amateur Sleuth helps keep her in coffee beans and pays the heating bill.


When Mr. Fried and extra crispy shows up in bed at the local Retirement home and they flag her good friend Jacob for the crime, Juli decides to take the case.


...and then they realize they have the wrong guy...


The real resident is missing...and the identity of the victim is a mystery...

And someone isn't too keen on Juli solving it...

 

Cauliflower Kale Caper…

Life for Veil Fall’s very own Resident Soup Witch, Juli Mason, is looking up. Snips and Snails is a raving success, there’s Romance in the air for her and Jack, and she has solved her first two murders. Proof positive that life after 40 doesn’t have to be slippers and her favorite soap opera. Instead, she’s reinventing all her best girlhood dreams…with a touch of Magic.

She should have known better.

Because now there's a dead body in the pantry of Lovelace Resort.

Is he the hapless victim of the fastidious chef because he didn’t do the dishes?

Or was his death the result of a million-dollar heist gone wrong?

…If that’s not complicated enough, Grams’ sister Annabel is sending her distressing messages asking for help from beyond the grave…

Before she knows it, Juli is on the case, chasing baddies, finding clues, and whipping up the right magical recipes to save them all.

Get Books 1-3 from the Series in one little Boxset full of Mysterious Deliciousness...

 

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N or M?: A Tommy and Tuppence Mystery (Tommy and Tuppence Mysteries Book 3)

by Agatha Christie


Set during the dark days of World War II, Agatha Christie’s N or M? puts two most unlikely espionage agents, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, on the trail of a pair of Nazi spies who have murdered Britain’s top agent.

World War II is raging, and while the RAF struggles to keep the Luftwaffe at bay, Britain faces a sinister threat from “the enemy within”—Nazis posing as ordinary citizens.

With pressure mounting, the intelligence service appoints two improbable spies, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford. Their mission: to seek out a man and a woman from among the colorful guests at Sans Souci, a seaside hotel. But this assignment is far from an easy stroll along the promenade—N and M have just murdered Britain’s finest agent and no one can be trusted.

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Unblood: A progression cultivation fantasy novel (Sulterra: Unblood Book 1)

by Scribes of Sulterra


Kiran is unblood.

An adopted child taken by an affluent family to help their first born rise into power.

When a tragic mistake unlocks a powerful artifact that changes time and space, Kiran's life is forever changed. To survive he'll have to adapt and grow powerful.

For fans of Cradle, Thousand Li and Heaven's Laws. This new progression fantasy story is an epic progression western cultivation fantasy novel with mild romance but no harem.

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Blue Madagascar: A Fast-Paced, High-Octane, Spellbinding Thriller

by Andrew Kaplan


"Kaplan takes the thriller genre at its word, moving as fast as Ludlum, but with ten times the eye for settings and crisp characterization." –Kirkus Reviews


She was a throwaway kid from the mean streets of Central Los Angeles. Now a Homeland Security Special Agent, the future of America may depend on what she does next.

A Presidential candidate commits suicide, and no one knows why. A mysterious man is killed during a jewel heist on the French Riviera. Intelligence agencies around the world are scrambling. U.S. Homeland Security sends the one woman who might be able to solve the secret of "Blue Madagascar" before it's too late. The trail leads her on a cat-and-mouse chase across Europe. But others are interested – and they will kill to get it.

Move over Jack Reacher, Mitch Rapp, and Jason Bourne and make room for Casey Ramirez, a heroine for our times. A woman whose story you won't be able to put down or forget. The glowing early reviews are in. Join the excitement!

"Flawlessly conceived . . . The characters are unforgettable. Kaplan is

up there with the best." –Readers Favorite

 

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Big Easy: A Wyatt Thomas New Orleans paranormal investigation (Wyatt Thomas mystery Book 1)

by Eric Wilder


“Reads like a collaboration between Charlaine Harris and James Lee Burke.”

In the most haunted city on earth, the police can’t afford to disregard the supernatural. When N.O.P.D. homicide detective Tony Nicosia realizes voodoo is involved in a spate of panhandler murders, he turns to someone he knows who can help him — Wyatt Thomas the French Quarter’s favorite private investigator.  Voodoo mambo Mama Mulate, Wyatt’s partner, is also a Tulane University English professor. Together, they form the most powerful paranormal partnership in the Big Easy. If you have problems involving magic, voodoo, ghosts, the occult or the supernatural Wyatt and Mama are the ones to call.

Big Easy is the fun, sexy, and gripping first novel in the popular standalone French Quarter Mystery Series. Join Wyatt and Mama as they visit smoky Bourbon Street bars, dark French Quarter alleyways, and haunted New Orleans cemeteries. Read Big Easy and find out why the French Quarter Mystery Series is the favorite mystery series of readers who live in and around New Orleans. Check out what they say on Amazon.

“A funny, upbeat, sometimes creepy, hellishly fast read.”

“A rollercoaster of intrigue set in that exotic, erotic Mecca known as New Orleans.”

“A murder mystery that steeps the reader in home-cooking of down south, Creole and voodoo.”

“Loved the integration of magic with real life along with a dash of local cuisine.”

“While I couldn’t wait to see how it ended, I was sorry when it did.”

“Great characters, mile-a-minute plot, wonderful ending.”

“I could almost smell those sweating bodies, had a feeling I could touch the tomcat’s fur, and taste the gumbo.”

 

 
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The Innocent Girls

by B.R. Spangler


Tears stream down her face as she feels the cold blade press against her neck. The sweet scent of her daughter’s favorite strawberry pancakes all around, her last thought is for her beautiful girl. 
Please, please let Lisa have escaped.

When
 Detective Casey White is called early one morning to a beachside vacation campsite in North Carolina’s Outer Banks, she finds the bodies of Carl and Peggy Pearson side-by-side, their throats cut, and their thirteen-year-old daughter Lisa nowhere to be found. Haunted by memories of her own missing girl, Casey fears this could soon become a triple murder: because without the medication found in the bathroom cabinet, Lisa has just days to live.

As her team struggle to untangle the meaning of the cryptic symbol carved into the victims’ skin, Casey searches the area for signs of Lisa and is rewarded when she finds her blistered and barefoot, staggering along the highway. The girl barely has breath left to whisper ‘
he invited me’ before blacking out.

Days later, 
another couple is found murdered on a vacation yacht. A different symbol is etched on their bodies, and their teenage daughter is also missing. Casey’s only clue is an unsettling ‘invitation’ found on the girl’s phone, to a secluded building out in the cornfields.

Desperate to uncover who is luring these innocent families to their deaths, and certain forensics have missed something vital, Casey matches up the crime scene photos herself. The symbols combine to form an upcoming date. 
The killer is taunting them with the timing of the next murder.

Racing to follow the invitation in time, when Casey arrives she is shocked to glimpse not the missing girls from this case, 
but her own missing daughter…

An absolutely addictive mystery thriller that will have you holding your breath until the shocking final twist. Perfect for fans of Kendra Elliot, Robert Dugoni and Melinda Leigh.
 

Read what everyone’s saying about The Innocent Girls:


‘A 
real thrill ride… a conclusion which literally blew me away. Everything and more you expect from a real gritty crime thriller. LOVED IT!!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘This 
fabulous crime thriller with its super mix of characters will keep you on the edge of your seat and deeply engrossedfrom the very first page to the nail-biting twist at the end… Loved it and deserves all of its 5 stars from me.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

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Algorithm: A Dystopian Sci-Fi Technothriller (Nanoverse Book 1)

by Theophilus Monroe


Nanovax was supposed to be our salvation.

Death and disease, now obsolete.

Until the terrorist attack. Fifteen cities in a single day.


Again, they said Nanovax was the answer.

The same technology meant to heal us could now be used, through an algorithm, to track us, to predict human behaviors...

To thwart future terrorists.


I'm Lieutenant Brian Goff. I received the first injection.

It healed my wounds in the war. I became the face of Nanovax...

Then, the algorithm identified me as a threat... a terrorist...


Now, I'm on the run and fighting against the very technology that once saved my life... and if that wasn't frightening enough...

The government has my daughter.

Algorithmis the first book in Theophilus Monroe's Nanoverse, an action packed dystopian sci fi thriller series. As a former soldier, suffering from PTSD, Brian Goff is not only a threat to the new system, but his very injury has given him control over the nanobots. Like Neo, in The Matrix, Goff is an unlikely hero whose "technomagic" makes him the the last hope for human liberty, freedom, and justice.

Go up and click 'Read for Free' or 'Buy Now' to find out how Brian Goff and the resistance rise up to challenge the algorithm!


Upcoming Releases in this Series (Late 2021/Early 2022):
Nanoswarm
Posthuman
Nanowar

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The Applicant

by Fallon Raynes


Be careful what you wish for.

All Emma Fisher wants is a chance to prove her worth to the company. Her reward is a big slap in the face as they promote the boss’s son, someone who is more into delegating than doing any real work himself.

Fed up with being ignored and underappreciated, Emma fills out myriad applications for employment elsewhere, but … no joy. Not one job offer. She confides in her best friend Sam, worried she’ll be an applicant forever.

Until one day she nabs an interview for a position tailor-made for her. The perfect arrangement. Except … she never applied for the job.

Should she worry that it’s some sort of frame-up? Too good to be true? Or should she just stop being Ms. Suspicion and accept her good fortune?

She chooses the latter, and it could very well be the death of her.

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The Higbee Resolution: a novel

by Rob Robbins


Adult suspense.

Small town-greed, lust, and betrayal.
Never content just to be mayor of a small Arizona town
and top producing residential realtor, Gloria Cortez jumps
into a proposed mega venture: the building of an aerial
tram from Cottondale to Jeru. She battles a con man, her
own partner and recurring nightmares that focus on a
gruesome murder. Gloria and two upstanding community
leaders morph into criminals desperately trying to cover
their tracks and constantly watchful of betrayal.

How far will she go to protect her money, her secret and
Her sanity? Another murder? Another theft? When will it
stop?

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Politikill

by Timothy Gene Sojka


Take a bribe, meet your maker.


Imagine if someone recorded politicians accepting bribes. Or, an execution squad murdered corrupt legislators on camera, then broadcast politicians' wrongdoings. What if politicians actually feared retribution for accepting payola? Consider the seismic reverberations which would occur within the DC infrastructure if politicians feared dishonesty and graft.

Could our current government still run as our founding fathers intended?

Those questions drive the conflict at the center of 
Politikill, a thriller that grapples with timely issues around the broken political system in Washington, DC. Only Rice University History Professor Erasmus Luther understands that history is indeed repeating itself, and more importantly POWER does not share secrets.

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Hench: A Novel

by Natalie Zina Walschots


“This book is fast, furious, compelling, and angry as hell." -- Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author

The Boys meets My Year of Rest and Relaxation in this smart, imaginative, and evocative novel of love, betrayal, revenge, and redemption, told with razor-sharp wit and affection, in which a young woman discovers the greatest superpower—for good or ill—is a properly executed spreadsheet.

Anna does boring things for terrible people because even criminals need office help and she needs a job. Working for a monster lurking beneath the surface of the world isn’t glamorous. But is it really worse than working for an oil conglomerate or an insurance company? In this economy?

 As a temp, she’s just a cog in the machine. But when she finally gets a promising assignment, everything goes very wrong, and an encounter with the so-called “hero” leaves her badly injured.  And, to her horror, compared to the other bodies strewn about, she’s the lucky one.

So, of course, then she gets laid off.

With no money and no mobility, with only her anger and internet research acumen, she discovers her suffering at the hands of a hero is far from unique. When people start listening to the story that her data tells, she realizes she might not be as powerless as she thinks.

Because the key to everything is data: knowing how to collate it, how to manipulate it, and how to weaponize it. By tallying up the human cost these caped forces of nature wreak upon the world, she discovers that the line between good and evil is mostly marketing.  And with social media and viral videos, she can control that appearance.

It’s not too long before she’s employed once more, this time by one of the worst villains on earth. As she becomes an increasingly valuable lieutenant, she might just save the world.

A sharp, witty, modern debut, Hench explores the individual cost of justice through a fascinating mix of Millennial office politics, heroism measured through data science, body horror, and a profound misunderstanding of quantum mechanics. 

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The Order of Vengeance: Motorcycle Club (Order of Vengeance Motorcycle Club Book 1)

by Alex J. Fischer


Getting even is all that matters for the motorcycle club aptly named the Order of Vengeance. Follow the band of outlaws as they live the life they've chosen. Dealing illicit goods isn't all fun and games. Opposing organizations, interlopers, and trouble all seem to follow the group. Just another day in the life of a 1%er outlaw biker.

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The Wayward Mage: The Adventures of Jack Wartnose

by A.S. Norris


So, you think being a mage is an exciting job class to choose?
Oh sure, it’s fantastic being able to shoot fireballs or end an argument by making the other person float away. But some problems can’t be so easily dismissed.

With these powers comes a hard price: an extensive and often intense training; we cannot lie; we cannot break an oath; and infractions and misuse of magical powers are punishable up to death—though, only if you delve into the taboo—to name but a few of the restrictions the Mage’s Code puts on us. And all that comes before you’re either tucked away in a grinding research facility or sent out to join other adventurers on quests. You always feel like you’re racing against the clock to meet the expectations of your superiors. You’re never paid enough. You’re expected to be a servant and deny yourself certain societal comforts and customs.

Yet here, I find myself breaking that expectation.

When, by a chance encounter, my party happened into a tavern where I was reunited with my childhood sweetheart and lover after almost twenty years, and she reveals I have a son—what was I to do? Abandon them again in favor of continuing my quest? Or face my past and make it right? What would you have done in my place?

Join the adventures of Jack Wartnose while he navigates being a father and making things right with his childhood sweetheart, mutinous party members, shadows from his past, and quests—all while the chase continues for the invaluable Tome of Time. Will Wartnose ever catch a break?

 
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The Name of the Rose

by Umberto Eco


Now a series starring John Turturro as William of Baskerville airing on SundanceTV


Umberto Eco’s first novel, an international sensation and winner of the Premio Strega and the Prix Médicis Étranger awards

The year is 1327. Benedictines in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. When his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William turns detective. His tools are the logic of Aristotle, the theology of Aquinas, the empirical insights of Roger Bacon—all sharpened to a glistening edge by wry humor and a ferocious curiosity. He collects evidence, deciphers secret symbols and coded manuscripts, and digs into the eerie labyrinth of the abbey, where “the most interesting things happen at night.”

“Like the labyrinthine library at its heart, this brilliant novel has many cunning passages and secret chambers . . . Fascinating . . . ingenious . . . dazzling.” – 
Newsweek

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Ashes in Venice: A Vengeance Thriller

by Gojan Nikolich


"Unpredictable, brilliantly crafted and deliriously unhinged, we can't get enough of Ashes in Venice, and you won't either." -BestThrillers.com

A heartless psychopath with size 16 shoes, nursing home hookers and an irreverent Las Vegas homicide detective with a gambling habit set the tone for this off-beat tale of revenge and retribution.

Blackjack addict Frank Savic is deeply in debt and facing family problems when he's asked to delay his retirement to catch a vigilante killer who murders other murderers in a manner the veteran cop has never seen.

While dead bodies stack up in quick succession, the motorcycle-riding policeman also finds himself reluctantly involved with a desperate mother who will do anything to get justice for her dead son.

Savic, his investigation complicated by a suspected FBI coverup and a prison bribery scandal, is unaware that the murderer might be the solution to his own financial and domestic dilemma.

Add a vengeful killer who seeks justice for his own unbearable loss and you have a teasing psychological thriller that blurs the line between good and evil and where surgical bone saws and spiders are just tools of the trade.

Yes, there are spiders.

 

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The Suicide Killer

by Zach Lamb


One soul for another. Two deadly secrets. A game begins.

Bobby Cotton’s mundane life is interrupted when he finds a dead body in Rusted Lakes Park. He is drawn to the girl for reasons he doesn’t understand and decides to hide his discovery from everybody.

When the dead girl speaks to Bobby, he sees it as his responsibility to protect her but ends up in an unusual love triangle. As she deteriorates, he must find new vessels for her to inhabit – or risk losing her forever.

Detective Gregory Burns wakes to a routine murder investigation, but when the killer contacts him, promising there will be other victims, Greg realizes there’s nothing routine about it. Burns’ home and work life blur as he tries to catch the killer and keep the secret phone calls from his wife and his colleagues.

Bobby’s descent into madness and Greg’s quest to solve the case no matter the consequences collide in a game only one can win.

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Simulated: A Calculated Novel

by Nova McBee


From Young-Adult author Nova McBee comes the second book in the gritty, action-filled Calculated series.

Jo Rivers, safely back in Seattle, asks the same question daily—how does a math genius go from taking down international criminals and saving the world economy to living a normal teenage life? The only answer she can come up with is—she doesn’t.

With an overprotective father on her back and Kai on the other side of the world, Jo accepts an offer from Prodigy Stealth Solutions (PSS), who may have found a way to get her gift back. Using a newly developed technology, PSS tries a simulation process on Jo to restore her abilities, but during the attempt, PSS is hacked and a blacklist file containing some of PSS’s most sensitive secrets is stolen. Meanwhile, a mysterious caller who seems to know more than he should delivers a warning to Jo about Kai, who then goes missing.

Despite her father’s concerns, Jo sets off on a risky trip to Tunisia with a PSS team of teen prodigies to find an urgently needed solution for PSS and locate Kai. All the while, Jo has to trust the mysterious informant who, frighteningly, is like no one she has ever met before.

”Simulated has all the Mission Impossible action you could hope for, paired with a love triangle that rivals the intensity of Twilight’s. Be Prepared to choose sides and hold on tight. You’re in for one wild ride.—Chelsea Bobulski, author of The Wood and Remember Me

 

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Something I Keep Upstairs

by Philip Crawford


"An assured mystery with an engaging narrator and a distinctive cast." -- Kirkus Reviews

Coleman Cooper is a troubled young man who can never get anything right—not even his own suicide.

When he is sent to an open-door mental health facility in a small New England village to get his life back on track, his journey darkens even further: someone starts killing the psychiatrists, one by one.

After taking a job tending bar at a local country inn—the social heart of the quirky little town where everyone knows everyone and grudges can last for decades—Coleman unwittingly finds himself at the center of the investigation, even a suspect.

Yet as villagers dread news of more victims and the police come up empty-handed, it is Coleman, and he alone, who discovers the twisted path to the killer’s identity—and the door to a new life for himself.

 

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In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, Book 1)

by Tana French


The debut novel of an astonishing voice in psychological suspense

As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children gripping a tree trunk in terror, wearing blood-filled sneakers, and unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.

Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a twelve-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox—his partner and closest friend—find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery. Now, with only snippets of long-buried memories to guide him, Ryan has the chance to uncover both the mystery of the case before him and that of his own shadowy past.

Richly atmospheric, stunning in its complexity, and utterly convincing and surprising to the end, In the Woods is sure to enthrall fans of Mystic River and The Lovely Bones.

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