Suspense and Thriller


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July 2019


An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks

DB 93639

Read by Julia Whelan. Reading time: 11 hours, 43 minutes.

When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she'll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But the questions grow more and more intense and the sessions become scripted outings. Unrated. 2019.

Crucible by James Rollins

DB 93990

Read by Christian Baskous. Reading time: 14 hours, 37 minutes.

Arriving home, Commander Gray Pierce discovers his house ransacked, his pregnant lover missing, and his best friend's wife unconscious. This sends Sigma Force on a frantic quest that reaches back to the Spanish Inquisition and to one of the most reviled and blood-soaked books in human history. Sigma Force series, book 14. Unrated. 2019.

End of Watch by Stephen King

DB 85178

Read by David Hartley-Margolin. Reading time: 11 hours, 54 minutes.

LP030857; 615 pages.

In this final book of the trilogy, people who were injured by Brady Hartsfield in Mr. Mercedes (DB 79570) are suddenly and unexpectedly committing suicide. Retired cop Bill Hodges and his PI partner, Holly Gibney, help with the investigation. Meanwhile, brain-injured Hartsfield is still hospitalized. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. Bill Hodges, book 3. 2016.

The First Lady by James Patterson

DB 94124

Read by Deborah McBride. Reading time: 7 hours, 19 minutes.

LP033707; 520 pages.

Secret Service agent Sally Grissom is quietly investigating the disappearance of the First Lady. Her absence may just be a reaction to the scandalous public revelation of the president's affair. Then the White House receives a ransom note along with her finger. Unrated. 2019.

The Fox by Frederick Forsyth

DB 92984

Read by David Rintoul. Reading time: 8 hours, 14 minutes.

LP033436; 389 pages.

The Pentagon, the NSA, and the CIA are hacked simultaneously by a British teenager named Luke Jennings, also known as The Fox. Former British intelligence officer Adrian Weston is determined to use the boy and his talents to America and Britain's advantage. Some violence. Bestseller. 2018.

The Malta Exchange by Steve Berry

DB 94333

Read by Scott Brick. Reading time: 13 hours, 34 minutes.

LP022699; 687 pages.

Cardinals arrive at the Vatican to select the late pope's replacement, but one flees to Malta in search of a fourth-century document. Meanwhile, Cotton Malone--in Italy on the trail of legendary letters between Winston Churchill and Benito Mussolini--draws the attention of the legendary Knights of Malta. Unrated. 2019.

Munich by Robert Harris

DB 90239

Read by David Rintoul. Reading time: 9 hours, 41 minutes.

LP033156; 429 pages.

Germany, 1938. Hugh Legat works as a private secretary for English PM Neville Chamberlain. Paul Hartmann serves as a German diplomat and is secretly a member of the anti-Hitler resistance. Friends at Oxford years earlier, Legat and Hartmann cross paths again in Munich, where each must decide what he is willing to betray. Some descriptions of sex, some strong language, and violence. Bestseller. 2018.

The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood

DB 87199

Read by Madelyn Buzzard. Reading time: 8 hours, 7 minutes.

In the remote Australian outback, ten young women are kidnapped and held captive after being involved in sex scandals with powerful men. They must depend on each other if they are ever to find the strength to survive. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Nowhere Child by Christian White

DB 93972

Read by Katherine Littrell. Reading time: 9 hours, 41 minutes.

Twenty-six years ago, two-year-old Sammy Went vanished from her home in Manson, Kentucky. Now an American accountant contacts Kimberly Leamy, a photography teacher in Melbourne, Australia, convinced Kim was that child. Kim travels to America to meet her family and solve the mystery of her abduction. Unrated. 2019.

One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline

DB 87759

Read by George Newbern. Reading time: 8 hours, 58 minutes.

LP033007; 525 pages.

BR 21894; 4 volumes of braille. Volume 1. Volume 2. Volume 3. Volume 4.

When Chris Brennan applies for a job as a teacher and varsity baseball coach at a small town high school in Pennsylvania, he looks perfect on paper. But his name is an alias, his resume is false, and he doesn't plan to be there long. Some violence and some strong language. 2017. 

The Pharaoh Key by Douglas J. Preston

DB 91543

Read by David W. Collins. Reading time: 9 hours, 14 minutes.

LP033304; 404 pages.

Gideon Crew is shocked when his former employer, Eli Glinn, vanishes without a trace, and Glinn's high-tech lab, Effective Engineering Solutions, shuts down. Fresh off a diagnosis that gives him only months to live, Crew gets a bead on EES's final, possibly life-saving, treasure. Gideon Crew series, book 5. Unrated. 2018.

The Rising Sea by Clive Cussler

DB 90521

Read by Scott Brick. Reading time: 11 hours, 19 minutes.

LP033221; 593 pages.

An alarming rise in the world's sea levels--much larger than could be accounted for by glacier melt--sends the NUMA scientific team rocketing around the globe in search of answers. What they find at the bottom of the East China Sea, however, is even worse than they imagined. Unrated. NUMA Files series, book 15. 2018.

The River by Peter Heller

DB 94108

Read by Mark Deakins. Reading time: 7 hours, 20 minutes.

While canoeing the northern Canadian Maskwa River, two friends learn about a nearby wildfire. Hearing a man and woman arguing on the riverbank, they stop to warn them, but find no one. The next day a man appears on the river, paddling alone. Where is the woman? Unrated. 2019.

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

DB 89359

Read by Ari Fliakos. Reading time: 10 hours, 19 minutes.

LP033109; 468 pages.

BR 22085; 4 volumes of braille. Volume 1. Volume 2. Volume 3. Volume 4.

Three close friends and third-year law students realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. But maybe there's a way out. Strong language and descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Royal Runaway by Lindsay Emory

DB 93666

Read by Kate Kiley. Reading time: 8 hours, 34 minutes.

LP033486; 439 pages.

After being jilted on her wedding day, Princess Theodora returns to Drieden after months abroad. When she sneaks out of the palace she meets Nick, her ex-fiancé's brother, and learns that he didn't just get cold feet--he disappeared. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts

DB 91366

Read by Cecelia Riddett. Reading time: 15 hours, 38 minutes.

LP033305; 673 pages.

Years after three teenagers shot up a mall and movie theater, Reed Quartermaine, now a cop, suspects that someone is targeting those, like himself, who survived the attack. Meanwhile Simone Knox expresses her grief over her lost friend with her art. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

DB 93996

Read by Jack Hawkins. Reading time: 8 hours, 46 minutes.

Alicia Berenson--a famous painter married to a fashion photographer--lives in a grand house in one of London's most desirable areas. One evening after her husband returns home late from a fashion shoot, Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word. Unrated. 2019.

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

DB 89552

Read by Gabriella Cavallero. Reading time: 9 hours, 7 minutes.

LP033203; 367 pages.

BR 22096; 3 volumes of braille. Volume 1. Volume 2. Volume 3.

Thirteen-year-old Jojo has been raised by his grandparents, as his black mother, Leonie, is a drug addict and his white father, Michael, is in prison. When Michael is released, Leonie packs Jojo and his baby sister in the car for a nightmarish road trip. Violence and strong language. 2017.

A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

DB 92508

Read by Bahni Turpin. Reading time: 13 hours, 5 minutes.

BR 22484; 4 volumes of braille. Volume 1. Volume 2. Volume 3. Volume 4.

When a gunman bursts into a reproductive health clinic, he takes everyone inside as hostages. Police negotiator Hugh McElroy rushes to the scene, only to get a text from his fifteen-year-old daughter, who is among those trapped inside the clinic. Some violence and some strong language. 2018.

The Suspect by Fiona Barton

DB 93989

Read by Fiona Hardingham. Reading time: 11 hours, 34 minutes.

When two eighteen-year-old girls go missing in Thailand, their frantic families are thrust into the international spotlight. Journalist Kate Waters does everything to break the story first, but she can't help thinking of her own son, who left home two years ago to travel. Kate Waters series, book 3. Strong language and some violence. 2019.

Sweet Vengeance by Fern Michaels

DB 90602

Read by Nina Alvamar. Reading time: 8 hours, 57 minutes.

LP033252; 383 pages.

Tessa Jamison was wrongfully imprisoned for ten years for the killing of her husband and children. Released on a technicality and awaiting a new trial, Tessa starts looking for criminals who got away with murder, including those who took her family. Unrated. 2018.

Tailspin by Sandra Brown

DB 91916

Read by Victor Slezak. Reading time: 12 hours, 56 minutes.

LP033331; 601 pages.

Pilot Rye Mallett always gets his cargo where it needs to go, no questions asked. He is hired to take a mysterious black box to Georgia but his flight is sabotaged, and a woman he wasn't expecting claims she was sent for the box. Unrated. 2018.

The Third Hotel by Laura Van Den Berg

DB 92395

Read by Paige O'Malley. Reading time: 6 hours, 20 minutes.

Clare's husband Richard, a professor and horror film expert, was recently killed by a hit-and-run driver. When Clare takes his place on a scheduled trip to Havana, Cuba, for a film festival, she sees Richard and decides to follow him. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Tom Clancy Oath of Office by Marc Cameron

DB 92999

Read by Scott Brick. Reading time: 14 hours, 22 minutes.

LP033434; 656 pages.

President Jack Ryan urges watchful caution in the face of a potential Persian Spring. Meanwhile, a change of regimes in Iran opens up possibilities for a major international arms dealer--and may change the balance of power in the region. Sequel to Line of Sight (DB 91354). Jack Ryan series, book 26. Violence and some strong language. 2018.

Travelers Rest by Keith Lee Morris

DB 83384

Read by Peter Berkrot. Reading time: 11 hours, 28 minutes.

Julia and Tonio Addison, with ten-year-old son Dewey, are traveling with Uncle Robbie after collecting him from rehab. When they are stopped by a blizzard in a small town in Idaho, they are separated in the eerie hotel where they take refuge, and secrets are unveiled. Unrated. 2016.

The Wife: A Novel of Psychological Suspense by Alafair Burke

DB 88996

Read by Carol Jacobanis. Reading time: 11 hours, 57 minutes.

BR 22216; 4 volumes of braille. Volume 1. Volume 2. Volume 3. Volume 4.

A horrific experience as a teen causes Angela to avoid any publicity. However, after her NYU economics professor husband Jason becomes a bestselling author, he is accused by an intern of sexual harassment. Then a second woman comes forward. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018. 

The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn

DB 90036

Read by Theresa Conkin. Reading time: 12 hours, 47 minutes.

BR 22163; 4 volumes of braille. Volume 1. Volume 2. Volume 3. Volume 4.

Heavily medicated for PTSD-induced agoraphobia, Anna Fox has spent the past ten months trapped in her Harlem home. She spends her time spying on neighbors, drinking, and watching movies. When she witnesses a murder, no one believes such an unreliable witness. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2018.