For your patrons who like to hit the beach with something a little dark and gripping, here are some of the summer’s hottest thrillers!

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Death Notice by Zhou Haohui, Translated by Zac Haluza
An elite police squad hunts a manipulative mastermind out to publically execute criminals the law cannot reach. A wild thriller and deadly game of cat-and-mouse from one of China’s most popular authors. For fans of Jo Nesbø, Se7en, and Hong Kong police cinema.

Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman
A shocking discovery on a honeymoon in paradise changes the lives of a picture-perfect couple in this taut psychological thriller debut—for readers of Ruth Ware, Paula Hawkins, and Shari Lapena.

The Dante Chamber by Matthew Pearl
From Matthew Pearl, the New York Times bestselling author of The Dante Club, a masterful tale of literature, obsession, and murder. Expertly blending fact and fiction, Pearl gives us a historical mystery like no other, captivating and enthralling until the last page.

A Double Life by Flynn Berry
A gripping, intense, stunningly written novel of psychological suspense about a family secret that could destroy a woman’s life from the award-winning author of Under the Harrow.

The Drama Teacher by Koren Zailckas
By the New York Times bestselling author of Mother, Mother and Smashed comes a propulsive new thriller: the story of a desperate and devious woman who will do anything to give her family a better life.

Liar, Liar by Lisa Jackson
In this riveting page-turner from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson, a woman searches for the mother she hasn’t seen in twenty years, and uncovers a nightmare of greed and deception.

For more chilling reads, check out these thrillers by diverse authors and featuring diverse characters.


Thrilling and Chilling Summer Reads

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