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A Map of the Dark

Ellis, the pen name for crime novelist Katia Lief ("Karin Schaeffer" series), has written a riveting tale that begs to be read in one sitting. Readers who enjoy police procedurals and Karin Slaughter's thrillers will delight in discovering a new voice.

The Child Finder

Strongly recommended for readers who enjoy the work of authors such as Jane Hamilton and M.L. Stedman (The Light Between Oceans). [See Prepub Alert, 3/27/17.]

The White Road

A solid pick for readers who enjoy modern horror by Dean Koontz and Stephen King. [See Prepub Alert, 11/21/6.]

Long Black Veil

Boylan's twisty and entertaining thriller takes a hard look at questions of identity, love, and trust. Recommended for fans of Megan Abbott and Donna Tartt. [See Prepub Alert, 10/31/16.]

The Roanoke Girls

This atmospheric and unsettling tale of the secrets and bonds of family, set against the backdrop of small-town Kansas, is recommended for fans of Jeffrey Eugenides's The Virgin Suicides and Lory Roy's Bent Road. [See Prepub Alert, 9/26/16.]

No Witness but the Moon

Chazin's well-plotted mystery features a compelling cast of characters and a timely plot that will please fans of police procedurals and detective fiction by authors such as Michael Connelly and Richard Price.


This engaging and thrilling tale about a young woman's homecoming, the vagaries of memory, and the impact of tragedy on both a town and a family is terrific choice for Laura Lippman and Sue Grafton readers. [See Prepub Alert, 2/1/16.]

Girls on Fire

Although her subject matter is bleak, Wasserman writes with knowing clarity about teenage friendship and the emotional land mines of high school. Recommended for fans of Megan Abbott. [Previewed in Erica Ruth Neubauer's Mystery Preview, "Edge-of-Your-Seat Thrills," LJ 4/15/16.—Ed.]

The Good Life

A well-written, tense, yet ultimately depressing story about a privileged family on the brink of disaster. Recommended for fans of authors such as Laura Lippman and Megan Abbott.

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