Get into the spooky spirit with these thrillers.
(All of these titles are available at the Westlock Library)
Johansen, Iris, author
Despite her tragic childhood, violin prodigy Cara Delaney has finally found peace in her career as a professional musician and stability in her relationship with her guardians, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan and ex-Navy SEAL Joe Quinn. If only Jock Gavin, Cara's lifelong friend and a man with his own twisted history would come back into her life, everything would be perfect. Cara's carefully constructed world is threatened when she is kidnapped by a mysterious man trying to settle a score with her family. Cara will have to use every instinct she has to stay one step ahead, or else pay the deadly tribute of her family's dark past.
Fit to die : a thriller
Kalla, Daniel, author
When Owen Galloway, the track star son of a prominent US senator, is found dead of an overdose in his bedroom, LAPD Detective Cari Garcia suspects that he's just another teenager who hid a drug addiction. In Vancouver, Dr. Julie Rees, an experienced toxicologist, notices a growing number of overdoses among the eating disordered and body builders. The daunting challenge of putting the pieces together falls to Detectives Garcia in LA and Detective Anson Chen in Vancouver.
For the best : a thriller
Lillie, Vanessa, author.
When Jules Worthington-Smith's wallet is found next to a dead man, she becomes the prime suspect in his murder. After struggling for years to build the perfect family and career, she's dangerously close to losing everything. Sure of her innocence, Jules is desperate to clear her name. But there's one big problem: she was blackout drunk when the murder took place and can't remember what happened. Unsatisfied with the police's handling of the case, Jules embarks on her own gin-fueled murder investigation. As she uncovers fresh clues, she starts a true-crime vlog that becomes a viral sensation, pushing her into the public eye. The deeper Jules digs, the more dirt she uncovers about the murder and herself.
Heresy : a thriller
Parris, S.J., 1974-
Giordano Bruno - renegade monk - arrives in London, fleeing the Roman Inquisition. Bruno is recruited by Elizabeth's spymaster and sent undercover, but his mission is thrown off course by a series of grisly murders. Bruno suspects that the murderer is trying to send a message - but what and to whom?
I remember you : a thriller
Freeman, Brian, 1963- author
Hallie Evers wakes up in the hospital, disoriented but alive. Why do her memories feel both foreign and familiar? Her self-doubt spirals into crippling paranoia. Hallie knows that mental illness runs in her family. But now even Hallie's dreams are fraught with details that seem like more than imagination. As she embarks on a cross-country search for answers, Hallie catches glimpses of what feel like another person's memories. It's a dark, horrifying, tragic vision - of someone else's murder. But is any of it real?
The perfect ones : a thriller
Hackett, Nicole, author.
Two days after arriving in Iceland for an influencer trip, Instagram celeb Alabama Wood goes missing. With no leads, the Icelandic police start their investigation by focusing on the two influencers seemingly closest to Alabama on the trip. Celeste Reed, Alabama's best friend of ten years, and Hollie Goodwin, fitness guru and Alabama's unwilling idol. As secrets are revealed and loyalties are tested, questions arise - do we control our online image, or does it control us?
The quarry girls : a thriller
Lourey, Jess, 1970- author
Minnesota, 1977. For the teens of one close-knit community, summer means late-night swimming parties at the quarry, the county fair, and venturing into the tunnels beneath the city. But for two best friends, it's not all fun and games. Heather and Brenda have a secret. Something they saw in the dark. Something they can't forget. They've decided to never tell a soul. But their vow is tested when their friend disappears--the second girl to vanish in a week. And yet the authorities are reluctant to investigate. Heather is terrified that the missing girls are connected to what she and Brenda stumbled upon that night. Desperately searching for answers on her own, she learns that no one in her community is who they seem to be. Not the police, not the boys she met at the quarry, not even her parents. But she can't stop digging because she knows those girls are in danger. She also knows she's next.