10 September Releases for Mystery, Thriller and Suspense Fans
Instead of being sad that we are saying goodbye to summer let’s focus on these mysteries, thrillers, and horror books publishing this September. Basically, we’re stockpiling what we’ll soon be reading under cozy blankets as nature’s colors change outside our windows, and we’re excited!
Michael Hudson is a man newly released from prison who finds that D.C. isn’t the same as when he started his sentence. Now Hudson has to figure out how to balance his new passion for reading, his new job, and the debt he owes for being released—all while the temptation of crime calls to him…
Vince Flynn; Kyle Mills
Red War sounds like ripped from the headlines meets fan fiction, and I am here for it: Russia’s leader, gravely ill, decides to start a war with the U.S. to distract from his illness in order to stay in power. Enter Mitch Rapp, a CIA operative, tasked to find and kill before the world is at war again.
For fans of “The past is coming to getcha!” Sasha and Ellen are still friends—roommates, actually—ten years after the night of a brutal attack. But now Sasha has vanished and Ellen fears the past events have something to do with it. But what exactly happened that night ten years ago?
Sadie’s thirteen-year-old sister Mattie is found dead. Thanks to firefighters having trampled the scene, there is no justice. So Sadie decides to get justice herself: With barely any clues, she sets out to find the killer. We also get to know Sadie through West McCray, a radio personality who has started a podcast about Sadie and Mattie, their childhood, the murder, and the small town they grew up in.
Private eye Cormoran Strike and his partner Robin Ellacott are back for the fourth installment of Robert Galbraith's Cormoran Strike series. When a troubled young man appears in Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike becomes deeply unsettled.
As Strike and Ellacott try to get to the bottom of the young man's story, they set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a beautiful but sinister manor house deep in the countryside.
Leave No Trace
Ten years ago, a man and his son were presumed dead after disappearing into Minnesota's hundreds of miles of untouched forests and glacial lakes. That is, until a decade later...when the son re-appeared, violent and uncommunicative, and requiring care in a psychiatric facility. There, assistant language therapist Maya Stark is charged with connecting with him. As Maya is drawn closer to this enigmatic stranger, she’ll risk everything to try to reunite him with his missing father.
For fans of historical fiction and espionage! And another “The past is gonna getcha!” Except for this time, the past is having worked for MI5 during WWII.
Ten years after Juliet Armstrong monitored the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she’s a BBC radio producer when she’s unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past…
My Pet Serial Killer
Michael J. Seidlinger
Dexter meets Secretary in Michael J. Seidlinger's provocative, disturbing literary thriller that reinvents the serial killer genre, exploring the psychology of desire.
Claire studies forensic science, Victor is the Gentleman Killer. Subverting expectations, Clair seduces Victor and keeps him in her apartment as her pet, her darkest secret. Beautifully written, provocative to read, Seidlinger delves into Claire's motivations and impetus to present a compelling psychosexual portrait of a woman obsessed with performance, with power, with sex, and with gore.
Robert B. Parker's Colorblind
Reed Farrel Coleman
Police chief Jesse Stone is back on the job after a stint in rehab when a series of disturbing and apparently racially motivated crimes occurs, beginning with the murder of an African American woman.
Then, Jesse's own deputy, Alisha—the first black woman hired by the Paradise police force—becomes the target of a sophisticated frame-up. As Stone and his team work tirelessly to unravel the truth, he begins to wonder if these crimes are part of a much bigger plot.
Cross Her Heart
Sarah Pinborough is sneaky and clever with her twists, and that’s why her thrillers are always on my must-read list. This sounds like a real page-turner: A mother of a teenage daughter, clearly holding onto some secrets, realizes that her fear has come true and the past has come to make her pay. Her only hope is the help of her friend, but first she must be honest with that friend…
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