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Thriller Thursday – Stars Edition

We’ve got an all-STAR line-up for this #ThrillerThursday, but first Edgar Awards news: THE STRANGER YOU KNOW by Jane Casey won the Mary Higgins Clark award! Click here to see the full list of 2015 Edgar Award winners. Now, on to the books!

SIGNAL by Patrick Lee (THREE stars!)
“Two books into this series, and it’s clear that Lee has hit the jackpot. Expect the horde of out-of-breath readers gasping to keep up with Lee’s breakneck pace to keep growing exponentially with each new appearance of Sam Dryden.” Booklist, starred review

“Lee’s thriller featuring a loner hero compares to Lee Child’s ‘Jack Reacher’ series but with the added kick of technology. Readers will wait with bated breath for the next Dryden adventure.” Library Journal, starred review

“A credible hero and a plot filled with nonstop cinematic action will leave thriller fans eager for the next installment.” Publishers Weekly, starred & boxed review

BADLANDS by C.J. Box (THREE stars!)
“Although he’s placed kids in danger in other books, this could be the most effective of his thrillers since his Edgar-winning BLUE HEAVEN. The temperature on the northern plains may fall to 40 below, but the engine of this thriller races red hot, providing plenty of warmth to keep readers going all night.” Booklist, starred review

“Suspenseful—you can’t put it down.” Library Journal, starred review

“[A] superior thriller…” Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE PRECIPICE by Paul Doiron
“Doiron brings his gift for making the Maine woods live and breathe to a taut whodunit in his stellar sixth novel featuring game warden Mike Bowditch. Multidimensional characters and a high level of suspense help make this a winner.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

“This is one of the finest entries in a uniformly strong series that has quietly taken its place among the very best outdoors-based crime dramas.” Booklist, starred review

INDEPENDENCE DAY by Ben Coes
“Compelling characters, a wealth of technical detail, and ticking-clock suspense make bestseller Coes’s fifth Dewey Andreas novel one of the year’s best thrillers.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Coes is in the same league as Brad Thor and Vince Flynn, and this high-octane race against time will have plot-driven thriller readers unable to turn the pages fast enough. Libraries should grab this one in quantity and make sure Coes’ backlist is available as well.” Booklist, starred review

DEATH IN BRITTANY by Jean-Luc Bannalec
“Francophiles and art lovers will welcome Bannalec’s good old-fashioned detective story set in Brittany. Bannelec excels at plotting and pacing, as well as vivid descriptions of the Finistère countryside. Readers will look forward to seeing more Dupin books from this talented author.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

“What Inspector Maigret did for Paris, and, more recently, what Chief of Police Bruno does for the Dordogne, Commissaire Dupin does for Brittany. Bannalec feeds the reader with intriguing bits of history and culture, along with bracing glimpses of centuries-old stone buildings, river banks, and the sea.” Booklist, starred review

WHAT DOESN’T KILL HER by Carla Norton
“Former kidnap victim Reeve LeClaire puts herself at risk again in this high-octane sequel to Norton’s blockbuster fiction debut, THE EDGE OF NORMAL. But what Norton does best is to skillfully ratchet up suspense to a breathtaking climax, with a moving coda from the past. A nonstop thriller.” Booklist, starred review

“The pages fly by in this thrill-a-minute sequel that keeps readers guessing what will happen next and hoping for Reeve’s triumph over Flint. Highly recommended for all fans of manhunt mysteries who love a strong heroine who sometimes breaks but is never completely broken.”Library Journal, starred review

Don’t forget our other recent starred mysteries!

What are you reading this #ThrillerThursday? Share your picks with us @MacmillanLib.

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