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Debut Novel by Catherine Steadman is Bombshell Thriller

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Psychological thrillers have been all the rage recently, beloved for their ability to grab your attention from the very first pages, pull you in, and become so intertwined and twisted that you’re forced to second-guess yourself… and Downton Abbey actress Catherine Steadman has done just that in her fast-moving, debut novel Something in the Water. Erin, a filmmaker in the middle of making a documentary of people in prison – which has the potential to be her professional breakthrough moment – and Mark, a good-looking investment banker with big plans for the future, are traveling in the beautiful and exotic Bora Bora for their dream honeymoon. Passionately in love, they can imagine nothing better than the sun, sand, and each other. But one…

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Tara Isabella Burton’s Debut and Deadly Relationships

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This year, we’ve seen a lot of books that seem to just raise the bar on what we can expect from literature in terms of mesmerizing plots, spellbinding characters and twists no one ever saw coming. But debut novel Social Creature, with its eye-catching cover that stops you in your tracks may just have raised the bar above all the others. Equally hypnotic and provocative, the novel focuses on the friendship between two women: Louise living on her own, barely making rent with no real relationships with anyone, not even her own family; and Lavinia, living in an apartment on the Upper East Side, funded by her parents, and taking part in everything the high life in New York has to offer.…

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The Hype About New Psycho Thriller And Its Debut Author

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It’s one of the most talked about books, included on every list of recommendations, no matter what the occasion. Tangerine, the psychological thriller by debut author Christine Mangan, is not only beautifully written prose, but electric in imagery. Taking place in Tangier, Morocco, in the 1950s, the novel is vivid and full of heat, winding the characters up tighter and tighter as events around them begin to fall apart, only adding further to the feelings of claustrophobia and anxiety that are the hallmarks of every great thriller. Alice and Lucy used to be best friends and roommates, practically inseparable. But after an accident, the two haven’t spoken in over a year – which is why Alice is so startled when Lucy shows…

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Peter Swanson on What Makes a Heart Pounding Thriller

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There are good psychological thrillers, and then there are great psychological thrillers – the ones that leave your heart pounding, and your breathing just a touch too fast. While sometimes it can be hard to sort between the two, now you don’t have to: Peter Swanson, author of Her Every Fear has just come out with his latest contribution to the genre. All the Beautiful Lies is a twisted tale, equally as beautiful as it is thrilling. Taking place on the coast of Maine, Harry Ackerson returns home just days before his graduation from college when his stepmother Alice calls to tell him that his father has died and the police think it’s suicide. There, he promises himself that he will discover the truth…

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Feast on This: 6 Tasty Books about Food for the Holidays!

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It’s December, which means time for feasts and festivities with loved ones! Over the next few weeks year-long dreams of consuming seasonal delicacies and your holiday favorites will become reality. Books about food are a great way to fill a craving without packing on all the extra pounds this time of year. Here’s a selection of books where foods of all kinds, from all cultures are the focus. Each one is so beautifully written with detailed descriptions of food that are so vivid, you can almost taste them! Ranging from cookbooks to psychological thrillers, these reads are bound to make your mouth water with saucy plots and and tempting titles. Go on…indulge your appetite for something great to read! Pok…

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My Cousin Rachel — Read it Before You See it!

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It’s all about secrets and suspicion in My Cousin Rachel, a new movie out June 9 with Fox Searchlight Pictures. Based on the 1951 novel by Daphne du Maurier, the story is a psychological thriller where we’re never quite sure what exactly is going on. But at the heart of the mystery is one compelling question: is Rachel actually evil? Our only suggestion is pick up the book and dive into the story, before you hit the theater! My Cousin Rachel stars (the very dreamy!) Sam Claflin as Philip, a young man who’s extremely close to the cousin who helped raise him. But while away for his health, that cousin mysteriously dies after marrying a woman named Rachel, played by Rachel Weisz.…

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Presenting Four More ITW Class of 2014 Debut Authors and their thrillers

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We’re excited to introduce the International Thriller Writers Debut Author Program where you’ll meet the stars of tomorrow from the Class of 2014. Each week, beginning June 13 and running until July 11, BookTrib members will have a chance to win a copy of these adrenaline-pumping new releases. Meet the next four members of the class!  RUN TO ME by Diane Hester  A woman and a child are on the run in the woods of northern Maine in this non-stop suspense thriller with a compelling emotional twist—Jodi Picoult meets Harlan Coben It’s been two years since Shyler O’Neil’s beloved son Jesse was killed, but his final moments are as vivid to her now as they were that dreadful day. Suffering from…

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Tales of girlhood friendships inspire website and Bittersweet novel

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Bittersweet, the newest novel by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, is about a difficult friendship between two college-aged girls. The experience of writing the book inspired Beverly-Whittemore to launch the website Friendstories.com, where women share their stories about their own girlhood friendships. This universal theme, combined with its suspense and dark secrets make Bittersweet a must-read for summer. When Mabel Dagmar befriends her blue-blooded college roommate, Genevra Winslow, and is invited to spend the summer at Ev’s family’s compound on Lake Champlain, she believes she’s found the secret to escaping her dark past. But the Winslows have their own family secrets to keep, and ultimately Mabel must decide whether to keep their secrets and her place within their paradise, or reveal them and…

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All it will cost are the lives of three “inconsequential” women

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by John Katzenbach The most frequent question I get as a writer is: “Where do you get your ideas?” Sometimes this question comes from a friend or acquaintance, although I suspect that quotation marks should adorn either of those two categories, because their inquiry is usually followed by the smug statement, “Because I really thought your latest book was…” and then they fill in this un-asked for opinion with sick or twisted or weird. Some word that clearly indicates that they are different from me – inasmuch as they couldn’t possibly be as utterly depraved an individual as I obviously must be to think up the plots of my novels. Then they go back to beating their dog, stealing money…

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