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The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2) The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
by (shelved 2167 times as crime)
avg rating 4.20 — 639,747 ratings — published 2006
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Gone Girl Gone Girl (Paperback)
by (shelved 1919 times as crime)
avg rating 4.05 — 419,279 ratings — published 2012
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In Cold Blood In Cold Blood (Paperback)
by (shelved 1358 times as crime)
avg rating 4.03 — 575,355 ratings — published 1965
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The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1) The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
by (shelved 1353 times as crime)
avg rating 3.80 — 431,820 ratings — published 2013
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And Then There Were None And Then There Were None (Paperback)
by (shelved 1314 times as crime)
avg rating 4.21 — 505,854 ratings — published 1939
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The Girl on the Train The Girl on the Train (Hardcover)
by (shelved 984 times as crime)
avg rating 3.83 — 904,540 ratings — published 2015
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A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1) A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1)
by (shelved 961 times as crime)
avg rating 4.15 — 248,888 ratings — published 1887
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Dark Places Dark Places (Hardcover)
by (shelved 903 times as crime)
avg rating 3.90 — 455,679 ratings — published 2009
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The Elephant Tree The Elephant Tree (Paperback)
by (shelved 897 times as crime)
avg rating 3.65 — 74,685 ratings — published 2010
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The Zombie Room The Zombie Room (ebook)
by (shelved 893 times as crime)
avg rating 3.81 — 1,787 ratings — published 2012
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The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2) The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
by (shelved 853 times as crime)
avg rating 3.76 — 1,594,001 ratings — published 2003
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The Silence of the Lambs  (Hannibal Lecter, #2) The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2)
by (shelved 825 times as crime)
avg rating 4.11 — 419,479 ratings — published 1988
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Sharp Objects Sharp Objects (Paperback)
by (shelved 822 times as crime)
avg rating 3.98 — 69,358 ratings — published 2006
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The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe #1) The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe #1)
by (shelved 776 times as crime)
avg rating 4.05 — 125,019 ratings — published 1939
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The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2) The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2)
by (shelved 776 times as crime)
avg rating 4.01 — 161,027 ratings — published 2014
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Angels & Demons  (Robert Langdon, #1) Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1)
by (shelved 742 times as crime)
avg rating 3.83 — 2,033,584 ratings — published 2000
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In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1) In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
by (shelved 738 times as crime)
avg rating 3.73 — 338,305 ratings — published 2007
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Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter, #1) Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter, #1)
by (shelved 718 times as crime)
avg rating 3.89 — 226,492 ratings — published 2004
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Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1) Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1)
by (shelved 714 times as crime)
avg rating 4.00 — 239,086 ratings — published 1980
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Assuming Names (Criminal Mischief #1) Assuming Names (Criminal Mischief #1)
by (shelved 687 times as crime)
avg rating 3.89 — 36,175 ratings — published 2014
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Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta, #1) Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta, #1)
by (shelved 681 times as crime)
avg rating 3.99 — 203,444 ratings — published 1990
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Déjà Dead (Temperance Brennan, #1) Déjà Dead (Temperance Brennan, #1)
by (shelved 670 times as crime)
avg rating 3.87 — 140,708 ratings — published 1997
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The Lovely Bones The Lovely Bones (Mass Market)
by (shelved 660 times as crime)
avg rating 3.76 — 1,844,092 ratings — published 2002
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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot, #4) The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot, #4)
by (shelved 652 times as crime)
avg rating 4.17 — 86,069 ratings — published 1926
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Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot, #17) Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot, #17)
by (shelved 623 times as crime)
avg rating 4.04 — 77,407 ratings — published 1937
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The Snowman (Harry Hole, #7) The Snowman (Harry Hole, #7)
by (shelved 616 times as crime)
avg rating 4.02 — 55,800 ratings — published 2007
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The Black Dahlia (L.A. Quartet, #1) The Black Dahlia (L.A. Quartet, #1)
by (shelved 589 times as crime)
avg rating 3.74 — 114,238 ratings — published 1987
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The Redbreast (Harry Hole, #3) The Redbreast (Harry Hole, #3)
by (shelved 585 times as crime)
avg rating 3.94 — 67,336 ratings — published 2000
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Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, #1) Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, #1)
by (shelved 581 times as crime)
avg rating 4.05 — 212,689 ratings — published 1997
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Flaggermusmannen (Harry Hole, #1) Flaggermusmannen (Harry Hole, #1)
by (shelved 576 times as crime)
avg rating 3.67 — 30,959 ratings — published 1997
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The Sign of Four (Sherlock Holmes, #2) The Sign of Four (Sherlock Holmes, #2)
by (shelved 569 times as crime)
avg rating 3.98 — 73,665 ratings — published 1890
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Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross, #1) Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross, #1)
by (shelved 568 times as crime)
avg rating 4.06 — 353,252 ratings — published 1992
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The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles, #1) The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles, #1)
by (shelved 547 times as crime)
avg rating 4.09 — 135,822 ratings — published 2001
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The Black Echo (Harry Bosch Universe, #1) The Black Echo (Harry Bosch Universe, #1)
by (shelved 532 times as crime)
avg rating 4.07 — 123,214 ratings — published 1992
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One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1) One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1)
by (shelved 531 times as crime)
avg rating 4.03 — 437,732 ratings — published 1994
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Faceless Killers (Wallander #1) Faceless Killers (Wallander #1)
by (shelved 515 times as crime)
avg rating 3.79 — 69,504 ratings — published 1991
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Crime and Punishment Crime and Punishment (Paperback)
by (shelved 498 times as crime)
avg rating 4.15 — 561,148 ratings — published 1866
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The Maltese Falcon The Maltese Falcon (Paperback)
by (shelved 495 times as crime)
avg rating 3.95 — 85,962 ratings — published 1930
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1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, #1) 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, #1)
by (shelved 490 times as crime)
avg rating 4.04 — 286,410 ratings — published 2000
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A Time to Kill (Jake Brigance, #1) A Time to Kill (Jake Brigance, #1)
by (shelved 485 times as crime)
avg rating 4.00 — 664,483 ratings — published 1989
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The A.B.C. Murders (Hercule Poirot, #13) The A.B.C. Murders (Hercule Poirot, #13)
by (shelved 484 times as crime)
avg rating 3.96 — 58,624 ratings — published 1936
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The Bone Collector (Lincoln Rhyme, #1) The Bone Collector (Lincoln Rhyme, #1)
by (shelved 470 times as crime)
avg rating 4.17 — 152,919 ratings — published 1997
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Naked in Death (In Death, #1) Naked in Death (In Death, #1)
by (shelved 464 times as crime)
avg rating 4.15 — 43,570 ratings — published 1995
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The Firm The Firm (Paperback)
by (shelved 458 times as crime)
avg rating 3.96 — 508,298 ratings — published 1991
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Nemesis (Harry Hole, #4) Nemesis (Harry Hole, #4)
by (shelved 451 times as crime)
avg rating 3.97 — 32,153 ratings — published 2002
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Body of Evidence (Kay Scarpetta, #2) Body of Evidence (Kay Scarpetta, #2)
by (shelved 446 times as crime)
avg rating 4.00 — 62,098 ratings — published 1991
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The Lincoln Lawyer (Harry Bosch Universe, #16) The Lincoln Lawyer (Harry Bosch Universe, #16)
by (shelved 444 times as crime)
avg rating 4.12 — 177,865 ratings — published 2005
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Nelson Mandela
“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.”
Nelson Mandela

Judith Lewis Herman
“The ORDINARY RESPONSE TO ATROCITIES is to banish them from consciousness. Certain violations of the social compact are too terrible to utter aloud: this is the meaning of the word unspeakable.

Atrocities, however, refuse to be buried. Equally as powerful as the desire to deny atrocities is the conviction that denial does not work. Folk wisdom is filled with ghosts who refuse to rest in their graves until their stories are told. Murder will out. Remembering and telling the truth about terrible events are prerequisites both for the restoration of the social order and for the healing of individual victims.

The conflict between the will to deny horrible events and the will to proclaim them aloud is the central dialectic of psychological trauma. People who have survived atrocities often tell their stories in a highly emotional, contradictory, and fragmented manner that undermines their credibility and thereby serves the twin imperatives of truth-telling and secrecy. When the truth is finally recognized, survivors can begin their recovery. But far too often secrecy prevails, and the story of the traumatic event surfaces not as a verbal narrative but as a symptom.

The psychological distress symptoms of traumatized people simultaneously call attention to the existence of an unspeakable secret and deflect attention from it. This is most apparent in the way traumatized people alternate between feeling numb and reliving the event. The dialectic of trauma gives rise to complicated, sometimes uncanny alterations of consciousness, which George Orwell, one of the committed truth-tellers of our century, called "doublethink," and which mental health professionals, searching for calm, precise language, call "dissociation." It results in protean, dramatic, and often bizarre symptoms of hysteria which Freud recognized a century ago as disguised communications about sexual abuse in childhood. . . .”
Judith Lewis Herman, Trauma and Recovery

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