Articles tagged "Tana French"

GRIST MILL ROAD is Your New Thriller Obsession

Tana French just blurbed it. Ruth Ware is tweeting about it. Actress and debut author Krysten Ritter is Instagramming it. And it has two *starred* reviews.

“It” is GRIST MILL ROAD, a new thriller from Christopher J. Yates, whose previous book, BLACK CHALK, was an NPR Best Book of the Year optioned for film by Ron Howard.

GRIST MILL ROAD opens in small-town upstate New York in 1982 where Patrick, Matthew, and Hannah are bound together in a love triangle held all the tighter by one seemingly senseless but decidedly criminal act. A quarter of a century later, living lives their younger selves could never have predicted, the three meet again—with even more devastating results.

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“Mesmerizing and impossible to put down, this novel demands full attention, full empathy, and full responsibility; in return it offers poignant insight into human fragility and resilience.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“[A] haunting, disturbing, beautiful and demanding novel…. The intensity of the storytelling is exhilarating and unsettling.” — Booklist, starred review readmoreremove

Thriller Thursday (8/25/16 Edition)

Recommend these four thrilling new mysteries to your patrons today:

THE ONE MAN by Andrew Gross
One of Publishers Weekly’s Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2016 with FOUR STARRED REVIEWS! In this riveting historical thriller with a twist, a US intelligence officer must sneak into Auschwitz and escape with a physics professor who happens to be the one man with knowledge that could end the war. “Gross has written his most heartfelt and compelling book to date, and fans of World War II fiction should add this to their reading lists.” — Associated Press

SORROW ROAD by Julia Keller
In the fifth series mystery, Bell Elkins investigates a West Virginia nursing home where Alzheimer patients are dying at alarming rates. “The setting and the tone will appeal to fans of both Sharyn McCrumb and Julia Spencer-Fleming, and the introspective protagonist and literary quality recommend it to followers of Tana French and Louise Penny. Another outstanding entry in a superb series.”
Booklist, starred review
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Happy #BookBday (7/14/15 Edition)

Extra special #BookBday wishes for these two debuts:

THE WATCHMAKER OF FILIGREE STREET by Natasha Pulley
Pulley’s literary historical fantasy about a genius watchmaker who can “remember” the future and uses it to help a 17th century London telegraphist is a Summer/Fall 2015 Indies Introduce pick, a Publishers Weekly Best of Summer 2015 selection, and has THREE starred reviews:
“Pulley’s electrifying debut is a triumph of speculative fiction.” Publishers Weekly, starred & boxed review

“Clever and engaging, this impressive first novel will reward both casual readers looking for a fun period adventure and those fascinated by the tension between free will and fate.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Addictively immersive, Pulley’s narrative is as clever and spry as the watchmaker’s creations.”Library Journal, starred review

PRETTY IS by Maggie Mitchell
A fiercely inspired first novel in which two young women—an actress and an academic—face what really happened the summer they were twelve, when a handsome stranger abducted them.
Psychologically rich, with haunting detail, Mitchell’s work is a disturbing, insightful look at our deep fears.” — Publishers Weekly

“…Mitchell is on her way to a place at the femmes fatales fiction dais with Megan Abbott, Gillian Flynn, Tana French, and Sharon Bolton.” — Library Journal

LITTLE BLACK LIES hits the May 2015 LibraryReads List!

libraryreads logo squareFANTASTIC NEWS: LITTLE BLACK LIES by Sharon Bolton is #10 on the May 2015 LibraryReads list!

We have long been fans of Sharon Bolton and her creepy Gothic mysteries, especially this latest standalone novel set in the Falkland Islands.

When a child goes missing, three islanders—Catrin, her childhood best friend, Rachel, and her ex-lover Callum—confess to the crime. Each of them are hiding terrible secrets, and they all have two things in common: they are grieving, and none of them trust anyone, not even themselves.

Praise for LITTLE BLACK LIES:

“The Falkland Islands makes for an unusual setting in this twisty tale of missing children. Each of the main characters has a strong and compelling voice; the story unfolds in sections, each from the point of view of a different character, which adds texture and depth to what is a suspenseful and psychologically rich thriller, much in the mold of Tana French’s The Secret Place.” Booklist, starred review

“[A] nail-biter… This brilliantly plotted thriller, filled with lies and betrayals, builds to an unexpected, mesmerizing ending.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

“[In her new stand-alone Bolton, author of the Lacey Flint mystery series, continues to delve into the dark side of complex, sympathetic characters, each of whom offer their perspective on the same events. Although the lyrical descriptions of a distant and strange place are striking, it’s the skillfully developed suspense and the portrait of parents’ terror when a child goes missing that grips throughout this tale.”
— Library Journal

Can’t get enough Sharon Bolton? Check out her other works:

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Stars for LITTLE BLACK LIES

Friends, you know how much we looooove Sharon Bolton and her creepy Gothic mysteries. Her latest standalone, LITTLE BLACK LIES, just received its second starred review:

“The Falkland Islands makes for an unusual setting in this twisty tale of missing children. Each of the main characters has a strong and compelling voice; the story unfolds in sections, each from the point of view of a different character, which adds texture and depth to what is a suspenseful and psychologically rich thriller, much in the mold of Tana French’s The Secret Place.” — Booklist, starred review

“[A] nail-biter… This brilliantly plotted thriller, filled with lies and betrayals, builds to an unexpected, mesmerizing ending.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

Want to find out what all the buzz is about? Email us (subject: Little Black Lies) to request a galley.*

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Thriller Thursday (Stars Edition)

Today’s #ThrillerThursday picks are superSTARS!

THE LONG WAY HOME by Louise Penny
Penny’s highly anticipated tenth Chief Inspector Gamache novel is here! Booklist and Library Journal loved it with the latter warning, “The heartbreaking conclusion will leave series readers blinking back tears.” Keep an eye out for upcoming major media for THE LONG WAY HOME, including NPR’s “Weekend Edition,” the New York Times, the New York Times Book Review, USA Today, Washington Post, and much more!

SUMMER OF THE DEAD by Julia Keller
In Keller’s third Bell Elkins novel, a spate of violent crimes cast suspicion on a struggling young woman’s family while Bell must deal with her sister’s release from prison. Booklist and Library Journal gave it starred reviews with the latter saying, “The gritty Appalachian setting and plot will keep readers’ attention locked on the pages. This title will especially appeal to fans of such rural noir authors as Tom Bouman and Daniel Woodrell.”

NINE DAYS by Minerva Koenig
On Sale: September 9, 2014
“Texas architect Koenig’s complex and intriguing suspense debut introduces ‘Julia Kalas’—the name the WITSEC program assigned her after neo-Nazis made her a widow. Fans of distinctive female characters like Nevada Barr’s Anna Pigeon and Becky Masterman’s Brigid Quinn will be thrilled to add Koenig to their ranks.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Small-town Texas is vividly brought to life in this atmospheric and entertaining debut that also introduces a memorable and unusual protagonist. It’s bound to delight fans of Tricia Fields, Lori G. Armstrong, or James Lee Burke’s ‘Hackberry Holland’ books.” — Library Journal, starred review
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Thriller Thursday (2/20/14 Edition)

We're a day away from TGIF and you know what that means: #ThrillerThursday! Here's what we're reading this week:

RUNNER by Patrick Lee
You know how much Anne loves this "high-tech thriller that's hard to put down" (Library Journal, starred review) because she can't stop recommending it to anyone who will listen (hey casting directors: Channing Tatum!). She's not the only one–it's a March Indie Next pick, has three starred reviews, and the adoration of Lee Child, Steve Berry and Nelson DeMille. 

THE INNOCENT SLEEP by Karen Perry
This psychological thriller about a couple restarting their lives five years after losing their son in a tragic accident is perfect for those of you who enjoyed the March 2014 LibraryReads pick, PRECIOUS THING. "This novel, with a premise that taps into the fears of every parent, is an entertaining thriller that fans of Tana French and Gillian Flynn will enjoy." — Library Journal  
(get the free downloadable praise sheet)

DEAD WATER by Ann Cleeves
In the eagerly awaited new entry in Ann Cleeves' popular Shetland Islands series (now airing on BBC as the television series Shetland), Detective Inspector Willow Reeves and Inspector Jimmy Perez team up to investigate the murder of a journalist. "Cleeves has an unusually deft hand with characters; not one of them seems purely plot-functional, and Perez’s character keeps deepening with each book." — Booklist, starred review

BROTHERHOOD OF FEAR by Paul Grossman
It's 1933 and famed detective Willi Kraus is avoiding deportation back to Nazi Germany when he finds himself unwittingly drawn into a murder mystery in Paris. "Grossman again manages to make the past come alive, and his complicated investigator displays enough depth and frailty to warrant continued exploits, even without the series’ initial hook of a Jewish cop fighting for justice under the Nazis." — Publishers Weekly, starred review readmoreremove

THE INNOCENT SLEEP – Free Praise Sheet

THE INNOCENT SLEEP by Karen Perry is receiving rave reviews. Our friends at Henry Holt have created a PDF with all the great praise for you to share with your colleagues and patrons. Simply click the image below to download.

Innocent Sleep praise

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