The Stranger Inside by Jennifer Jaynes (Thriller)_Thomas & Mercer/Amazon
A mystery author (with the last name, Christie. Go figure!) is recovering from her husband’s suicide. She relocates her family to a small town in Massachusetts where her daughter attends college. When college-aged females become targeted by a serial killer, and Diane suspects she’s receiving phone calls from the killer himself, all hell breaks loose. Not really. But Diane isn’t sure who to trust in this new town.
Hammer’s On Bone by Cassandra Khaw (Horror) Tor
John Persons, a Private Investigator, is approached by a ten-year-old boy looking to have his step father killed. He insists that the man is a monster and if he is not killed, something terrible will happen to him and his brother. There is something ancient inside of Persons that makes him a worthy adversary against the dark alien presence taking over people like the kid’s stepfather.
The Breakdown by B.A. Paris (Thriller) Harper Collins
What if you had the ability to help someone and you didn’t? What if that person turned up dead? Cass Anderson made the decision to keep driving instead of assisting a stranded motorist and now that woman is dead. Could Cass have prevented her death? Cass begins receiving silent calls that leave her consumed with guilt and paranoia. Is someone watching her? Does someone know what she did, or actually, didn’t do for the victim?
The Weight of Lies by Emily Carpenter (Literary Fiction) Lake Union/Amazon
Meg Ashley is given the opportunity to write a tell-all memoir about a cult classic horror novel her mother wrote decades ago. The project lures Meg to Georgia and to the woman identified as her mother’s real-life inspiration for the novel. Meg’s research uncovers some ugly truths about the story, her family, and her own mother.
Amnesia by Cambria Hebert (Romantic Suspense) Self Published
A woman washes ashore with no memory of who she is or why she was left to die. In a town where no one knows her and she knows nothing of herself, one man is determined to solve her mysterious story. In the meantime, though, someone obviously wants her dead and she will have no way of recognizing danger, even if it is staring her in the face.
I Am Not A Serial Killer by Dan Wells (Horror) Tor
Teenager, John Wayne Cleaver is obsessed with serial killers and likes dead bodies. He knows he dangerous, that his obsessions could bleed over into his real life at any time. As such, John lives by strict rules to keep himself in check, but when a body is discovered in town, John knows that outside threats could break his control.
The Six by Anni Taylor (Psychological Thriller) Self Published
Twenty-Eight victims of crippling addiction are given the opportunity to participate in a contest that would award its winner sixty thousand dollars and possibly freedom from addiction. All they have to do is complete six challenges in six days in a remote island monastery. The game is not what it seems and within the monastery are people waiting to fulfill their darkest desires.
Written In Blood by Stephen Lloyd Jones (Horror) Hachette UK
In order to save her family and defend her lineage, Leah Wilde must join forces with her coven’s sworn enemy. To be honest, every blurb about this book is vague and confusing. Essentially, there’s some immortal characters and some characters involved in the occult. From what I can tell, they all don’t like each other, but they need each other because something or someone is hunting them all.
The Girl You Lost by Kathryn Croft (Thriller) Bookouture
Eighteen years ago, their daughter was kidnapped. Now, after struggling to rebuild and move on, a stranger approaches claiming to have information about Simone Porter’s lost daughter. Before Simone receives her answers the mysterious woman disappears, launching Simone back into a desperate search for her long lost child and the woman who holds all the clues.
The Vanishing Year by Kate Moretti (Thriller) Simon & Schuster – Atria
Zoe is living a pretty fancy life. She is the wife of a wall street businessmen and Manhattan is in the palm of her hand. Only Zoe wasn’t Zoe five years ago and someone is threatening the new identity she has built for herself. With not much time, she must decide exactly who she can trust while her past secrets begin colliding with her current lifestyle.
Brother by Ania Ahlborn (Horror) Simon & Schuster – Gallery Books
In the hills of West Virginia, the Morrow family have a reputation that inspires people to stay very far away, even when women begin to go missing nearby. The Morrow’s are definitely up to something, but no one is willing to find out. 19 year old, Michael, doesn’t share his families proclivities and longs to live a life far away from them. His attraction to a local girl earns him the reputation of his brother, Rebel, who is only too keen to remind Michael of his place amongst the monsters of their family.
Within These Walls by Ania Ahlborn (Horror) Simon & Schuster – Gallery Books
Desperate to revive his career, True Crime writer, Lucas Graham, is granted access to a notorious mass murderer and cult leader serving time on death row. Lucas relocates in order to work and live immersed in the scene of the crime. A place where Holcomb promised his devout followers eternal life and within the walls, they’re far from dead.
Not A Sound by Heather Gudenkauf (Thriller) Harlequin – Park Row Books
A tragic accident stole Amelia Winn’s happy life and left her deaf. Two years later she has managed to pick up some of the pieces and adjust to life without hearing. The discovery of a dead body, a fellow nurse, near Amelia’s cabin threatens the progress she has made as she is caught up in the investigation and will question what she is willing to sacrifice in order to achieve justice.
The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf (Literary Fiction) Mira Books
Two families wake up to find their young daughters have gone missing. Callie, who suffers from selective mutism, and Petra, her soulmate, and her voice. While Callie’s mother fears that her husband is involved in the disappearances, Petra’s father, Martin begins to encounter a side of himself that he didn’t know existed. Both families must overcome the silence of family secrets to find their children.
The Stopped Heart by Julie Myerson (Horror) HarperCollins
A devastating tragedy prompts Mary and her husband to start a new life in a small cottage nestled in the English Countryside. Unbeknownst to them, 150 years prior a stranger appeared on the front porch of the cottage and insinuated himself into the family of the residence. Mary’s unease grows and she questions whether her feelings are tied to her recent suffering or if the past hasn’t truly moved on from her new home.
Father of Lies by S.E. England (Horror) Self Published
Drummersgate Asylum is home to Ruby, a very disturbed patient and survivor of unspeakable horrors. In a desperate attempt to see improvement, her doctor, Jack McGowan hypnotizes Ruby and unleashes a dark and evil presence upon himself and his medical team.
I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh (Psychological Thriller) Penguin
Jenna Gray lost her child to a hit-and-run. She flees to the Welsh Coast to rebuild, heal, and forget her painful loss. Meanwhile, investigators in Bristol tirelessly try to piece together the evidence of the hit-and-run which proves to be full of twists and powerful enough to draw the pair to one another.
The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson (Psychological Thriller) HarperCollins – William Morrow
On a flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets stunning Lily. Over martinis, the pair reveals intimate secrets of their lives, leading to Ted’s admission that he’d like to kill his wife. To his surprise, Lily offers to help. What follows is a twisted scheme to extricate Ted from his marriage that pulls the pair into a lethal game of cat and mouse amidst secrets they are still unwilling to share with one another.