Multcolib My Librarian Karen E: Home is where the evil lurks
Annotation:"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again." Thus begins this classic tale about a young wife, Rebecca, who marries the dashing widower, Maxim de Winter. But will the memory of his first wife destroy Rebecca's happiness and her marriage?
Annotation:TV host Gaby Mortimer seems to have it all but then out jogging one morning, she finds the body of a young woman. Things just get odder and odder as the connections between the dead woman and Gaby are revealed. It's quite the twisty novel.
Annotation:In the wake of her stalwart police officer husband's shattering suicide in their otherwise peaceful Adirondack village, house restorer Nora Hamilton notices strange inconsistencies in her husband's past and in the behaviors of his police force co-workers, before stumbling on deadly local secrets.
Annotation:Todd Gilbert and Jodie Brett are in a bad place in their relationship. They've been together for twenty-eight years, and with no children to worry about there has been little to disrupt their affluent Chicago lifestyle. But there has also been little to hold it together, and beneath the surface lie ever-widening cracks. When it becomes clear that their precarious world could disintegrate at any moment, Jodie knows she stands to lose everything. It's only now she will discover just how much she's truly capable of.
Annotation:When teenager Allison Glenn is sent to prison for a heinous crime, she leaves behind her reputation as Linden Falls' golden girl forever. Her sister, Brynn- shy, quiet Brynn-carries the burden of what really happened that night. When Allison is released to a halfway house, their legacy of secrets threaten to come out with huge consequences for so many.
Annotation:A suspenseful novel about two mysterious disappearances a generation apart. The town of Henbane sits deep in the Ozark Mountains. Folks there still whisper about Lucy Dane's mother, a bewitching stranger who appeared long enough to marry Carl Dane and then vanished when Lucy was just a child. Now on the brink of adulthood, Lucy experiences another loss when her friend Cheri disappears and is then found murdered, her body placed on display for all to see.
Annotation: Marta's husband has always taken care of her, and she has always done everything she can to be a good wife--as advised by a dog-eared manual given to her by Hector's aloof mother on their wedding day. But now, something is changing. Small things seem off. As Marta's visions persist and her reality grows more disjointed, it's unclear if the danger lies in the world around her, or in Marta herself.
Annotation:Discovering a tattered letter that says she is to open it only in the event of her husband's death, Cecelia, a successful family woman, is unable to resist reading the letter and discovers a secret that shatters her life and the lives of two other women.
Annotation:Christine wakes up everyday not knowing where she is or who she is. Until she reads her journal. And while she is finding herself, she must slowly find out what really happened to her and what her future holds. An intriguing story that will keep pulling you in as Christine's story is revealed.
Annotation:Grace Reinhart Sachs is living the only life she ever wanted for herself as a successful therapist with a son and a devoted, successful husband. A book she has written about how important it is for women to really hear what men are trying to tell them is due to be published in a few weeks but then her life is turned upside down by a violent death and the disappearance of her husband.
Annotation: Marnie Logan's husband, Daniel has inexplicably vanished. Depressed and increasingly desperate, she seeks the help of clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin. New York Times bestselling author Michael Robotham brings us face-to-face with a manipulative psychopath who has destroyed countless lives and is about to claim one final victim.
Annotation:When her husband disappears during a business trip to the U.S., Hannah, who believes she has married the perfect man, begins to have doubts when his co-workers tell a different story, prompting her to dig into his life, which unexpectedly leads her to a place of violence and fear.
Annotation:This debut literary thriller opens with a terrible tragedy: a sudden earthquake in the Moroccan city of Tangiers kills Harry and Robin's only child, a young son, Dillon. Five years later, the couple have long since relocated to Ireland and are slowly becoming hopeful for their future. All seems well until Harry sees their son in the streets of Dublin-and with this glimpse, long-held secrets threaten to destroy Harry and Robin's new life. (Library Journal)
Annotation:An intelligent, erotically charged thriller with deep moral implications. Yvonne Carmichael, renowned geneticist, public authority, happily married mother of two, sits in the accused box. The charge is murder. Across the courtroom, not meeting her eye, sits her alleged accomplice, her lover.
Annotation:Reporter Camille Preaker tries to unravel the truth of her own troubled past as she returns to her hometown to investigate the murders of two preteen girls. Something twisted is definitely going on but who is responsible for it?
Annotation:On the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick's wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. So what really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife?
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They've been called psychological dramas, domestic thrillers, and suspense novels. But whatever they're called, they need to be page turners that have enough twists and turns to keep you guessing until the end. The best psychological thrillers are the ones I stay up way too late reading and all of these qualify!