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The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive.

A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. I... View details

When he woke in the woods in the dark and the cold of the night he'd reach out to touch the child sleeping beside him. Nights dark beyond darkness and the days more gray each one than what had gone be...
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In an attempt to make sense of his own mysterious and unsettling childhood memories, a man begins to reconstruct his past. As the games and adventures of his youth become engulfed by a larger story, he finds that it forms a tapestry of unbelievable h... View details

When I was younger, I took a job at a deli that had what the owner called an “ice cream buffet.” On Thursdays, children would get a free ice cream cone with their meals, and they could pick any one of...
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The first Harper Connelly mystery from #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris!

Harper Connelly has what you might call a strange job: she finds dead people. She can sense the final location of a person who's passed, and share their ve... View details

THE sheriff didn’t want me there. That made me wonder who’d initiated the process of finding me and asking me to come to Sarne. It had to be one of the civilians standing awkwardly in his office—all o...
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"Plague stories remind us that we cannot manage without community . . . Year of Wonders is a testament to that very notion." - The Washington Post

An unforgettable tale, set in 17th century England, of a village that quarantines itself to arrest the ... View details

I USED TO LOVE this season. The wood stacked by the door, the tang of its sap still speaking of forest. The hay made, all golden in the low afternoon light. The rumble of the apples tumbling into the ...
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Tough, resourceful, ruthless - as an SAS trooper, Nick Stone was one of the best. Now he's back on the streets. After a botched mission, the Regiment no longer want his services. But British Intelligence does - as a deniable operator. It's the dirtie... View details

IF YOU WORK for the British intelligence service and get formally summoned to a meeting at their headquarters building on the south bank of the Thames at Vauxhall, there are three levels of interview....
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New York Times bestselling author Karen Rose returns to the gritty world of Baltimore's cops and prosecutors with a tale of danger and desire that will leave you breathless…

A car crashes in front of rookie PI Paige Holden's home. And suddenly, sh... View details

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Cassandra Abducted. Caged. Kidnapped. They all mean the same thing. Hidden away and forgotten about by everyone. Everyone except the monster who put me here.

He stripped me of my freedom. He stripped me of my clothing. He's a monster, and he'll do wh... View details

She rolled over and saw a room she had no memory of, furniture she’d never seen before. Panic began to fill her, heart racing as she assessed her situation. No sound left her lips, a habit long ago ...
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Matthew Stokoe's first mainstream crime-fiction novel will shock and awe.... View details

Eight years. And now I was back. Back on my street. Back in my town. The house was still two hundred yards away, but I pulled over and killed the engine. From London to San Francisco, from San Francis...
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Pierce Brown's relentlessly entertaining debut channels the excitement of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.

"Red Rising ascends above a crowded dys-topian field."-USA Today

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The first thing you should know about me is I am my father’s son. And when they came for him, I did as he asked. I did not cry. Not when the Society televised the arrest. Not when the Golds tried him....
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