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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 […]
This book does for highways what Psycho did for showers.
C.J. Box' latest thriller is a standalone throat-gripper that takes place on the open road.
When teenagers Danielle and Gracie take a road trip to visit their friend in Montana, little do they know it's the last time anyone will ever hear from them again. The girls and their car vanish. Cody Hoyt, who's just lost his job and has fallen off the wagon after a long stretch of sobriety, is in no condition to investigate. But his son Justin, who the girls were going to visit, and his former partner, Cassie Dewell, convince him to drive south to their last known location. As Cody makes his way to the remote stretch of Montana highway where the girls went missing, Cassie discovers that there have been scores of similar disappearances in the state. There's a serial killer out there roaming the highways, and Cody and Cassie must find him before he takes more lives.
Library Journal gave THE HIGHWAY a starred review and included it in their article "A Suspenseful Summer: Ten Thrillers for the Hot Months Ahead." In their review they said, "Box’s stand-alone weaves together subplots into a nonstop, action-filled race against time. Rolling down the superhighway of suspense, this thriller will leave readers breathless."
Publishers Weekly said, "Filled with believable characters and hard, realistic dialogue, Edgar-winner Box’s perfectly paced novel offers a suspenseful story laced with more than a few shockingly unexpected plot twists."
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Happy post-St. Patrick's Day Monday! I know, I know. I'm not actually all that happy about being awake either. So let's get straight into the good stuff going on this week.
Good thing #1: Library Journal is hosting a totally rad webinar tomorrow at 3pm (EDT) that you must sign up for called "Editors' Picks: Hot Summer Titles from HarperCollins, Macmillan, and Random House." Details! Register!
Good thing #2: We have all sorts of awesome new e-galleys up on Edelweiss ready for you to download, including:
ALWAYS WATCHING by Chevy Stevens
THE HIGHWAY by C.J. Box
WITHOUT A SUMMER by Mary Robinette Kowal
THE HUMAN DIVISION by John Scalzi
THE DEVIL IN HER WAY by Bill Loehfelm
HER LAST BREATH by Linda Castillo
DEATH OF A DYER by Eleanor Kuhns
LOOKAWAY, LOOKAWAY by Wilton Barnhardt
Good thing #4: You can finally get the Sweet Valley sisters on your claws (see below).
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— Publishers Weekly (@PublishersWkly) March 17, 2013
Happy Friday, librarians!
It's that time of the week again in which Talia and I share with you what we're reading and loving.
by C.J. Box
People in-house have been saying that this book does for highways what Psycho did for showers. Talia concurs (wide-eyed and whimpering a little).
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ALL OUR PRETTY SONGS
by Sarah McCarry
And she's never been more homesick for the shadowy magic of the Pacific Northwest or more resentful that her ripped jeans are "not appropriate" for the office.