Thriller Thursday (8/6/15 Edition)

thrillerthursToday’s #ThrillerThursday menu: three cuts of fresh meat (debuts) and one cozy treat:

LORD OF THE WINGS by Donna Andrews
libraryreads logo squareAn August 2015 LibraryReads pick! In the 19th book in Andrews’ avian-themed mystery series, Caerphilly, VA goes all out to transform itself into Spooky City, USA for Halloween. But when a real body mars the town’s creepy fun it’s up to Meg Langslow to catch a murderer and save the holiday. “Quirky, sympathetic characters, from Meg’s large extended family to a town full of Shiffley cousins, are woven throughout this fun, humorous, atmospheric cozy.” — Booklist

BLACK CHALK by Christopher J. Yates
An August 2015 Indie Next pick! A compulsively readable psychological thriller set in New York and at Oxford University in which a group of six students play an elaborate game of dares and consequences with tragic results. “You can’t help but admire how Yates slowly unravels his players’ safety nets—their minds—one roll of the dice at a time.” — Kirkus Reviews

THE SECRETS OF LAKE ROAD by Karen Katchur
Jo’s hidden the truth about her boyfriend’s drowning for sixteen years. When a seven-year-old girl goes missing from her summer town, the memories come rushing back. “This beautiful, heartbreaking, and affecting debut, reminiscent of the work of Heather Gudenkauf, will have readers craving more from Katchur.” — Library Journal, starred review

THE CASUALTIES by Nick Holdstock
In the vein of THE LEFTOVERS, a man recounts the final weeks of his neighborhood before the apocalyptic event which only a few of the eccentric residents will survive. “Contemplative without being preachy, Holdstock explores the ills of today’s world and asks what might be different if we knew tomorrow might never come or how we might change if we could truly leave the past behind. A first novel well worth checking out.” — Booklist

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

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