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John Rector

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February 2008

John Rector is the bestselling author of the novels The Ridge, The Cold Kiss, The Grove, Already Gone, Out of the Black, and Ruthless. His short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and has won several awards, including the International Thriller Award for his novella, Lost Things.

He lives in Omaha, Nebraska.

Average rating: 3.5 · 9,251 ratings · 1,083 reviews · 13 distinct works · Similar authors
Already Gone

3.45 avg rating — 3,328 ratings — published 2011 — 16 editions
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The Grove

3.39 avg rating — 1,836 ratings — published 2009 — 17 editions
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3.44 avg rating — 1,113 ratings — published 2015 — 5 editions
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The Cold Kiss

3.72 avg rating — 930 ratings — published 2010 — 17 editions
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The Ridge

3.63 avg rating — 654 ratings — published 2017 — 4 editions
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Out of the Black

3.64 avg rating — 736 ratings — published 2013 — 8 editions
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Lost Things: A Novella

3.58 avg rating — 595 ratings — published 2012 — 8 editions
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The Walls Around Us

3.89 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Cold Kiss

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Noir at the Bar Volume 2

4.50 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2012
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It’s pub day…

I'm excited about this one.

I get excited about them all, but this one in particular because it's a little different for me. It's still a suspense novel, and still built on a hard-boiled/noir foundation, but The Ridge lurks closer to The Twilight Zone, Black Mirror, and Tales from the Darkside realm than any of my previous books. It’s also my personal favorite, and I’m thrilled it’... Read more of this blog post »
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" Jordi wrote: "I have it ordered since months ago, expecting it to arrive home next week or so,..., really eager to read it,... hints of Twilight Zone, ...more "
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"I loved this book. And that surprised me. Not my normal choice, but a recommendation by one of my favorite authors had me starting it. And I'm so glad I did. Thank you Mr. Crouch. I couldn't put it down. From start to finish it kept me on edge."
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“It's okay, baby" she said. "We all bounce till we break.”
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“Empty houses have unique noises, almost like the rooms themselves are listening.”
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“bed. He set the pillow on my chest. “But here’s the thing, Evan.”
John Rector, Lost Things: A Novella


Mystery/Thriller is our genre for February. This poll will be open until Saturday, January 28th.

The Dinner The Dinner by Herman Koch Herman Koch
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The Burning Air The Burning Air by Erin Kelly Erin Kelly
  1 vote, 12.5%

A Brother's Blood A Brother's Blood by Michael C. White Michael C. White
  1 vote, 12.5%

The Grove The Grove by John Rector John Rector
  1 vote, 12.5%

Home Before Dark Home Before Dark by Charles Maclean Charles Maclean
  1 vote, 12.5%

The Treatment The Treatment (Jack Caffery, #2) by Mo Hayder Mo Hayder
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Christine Hatfield John was wondering if you can send me your autographed book called already gone and send it in the mail for me please

Dennis Yates Hi John! Thanks so much for friending me. Really looking forward to your new release. My wife and I always drop what we're reading to get to your next book. I hope that some day you'll get a chance to check out some of my work. Have a great weekend!

Dennis Yates

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Beth Hi John,
Thanks for befriending this fellow author on Goodreads!

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