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message 1: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 31620 comments Mod
Please nominate an Adult Crime, Thriller or Suspense book that you would like to read in the month of August 2018.

Nominations will be open until July 3rd

***Please pay special attention to the Rules and Guidelines listed below.***

Rules and Guidelines
1. Books nominated after the deadline will not be included in the polls. Sorry.
2. Each person is limited to nominating ONE book per category.
3. Please use the add book/author tool located at the top of the comment box when nominating a book. (Please make your nomination clear because side conversations do happen and we don't want to accidentally miss a nomination)
4. Please add the Goodreads synopsis for the book you nominate.
5. Books that were read as a past BOM will not be considered for the poll.

Also, please be aware of your nomination's genre and list them in the appropriate BOM category.


Genres that DO NOT go here:

Young Adult
Anything not listed on the "main page" as Crime, Thriller or Suspense

The BOM nominations are for our members to nominate a book they are truly interested in and have no affiliation with. Promotional activity is NOT permitted and nominations that the Moderators perceive to be promotional will be deleted without warning


message 2: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (last edited Jun 30, 2018 05:49PM) (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 31620 comments Mod
Nominations so far:
The Nowhere Child by Christian White


message 3: by Karen ⊰✿, Fiction Aficionado (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 14778 comments Mod
The Nowhere Child by Christian White
The Nowhere Child

‘Her name is Sammy Went. This photo was taken on her second birthday. Three days later she was gone.’

On a break between teaching photography classes, Kim Leamy is approached by a stranger investigating the disappearance of a little girl from her Kentucky home twenty-eight years earlier. He believes she is that girl.

At first Kim brushes it off, but when she scratches the surface of her family background in Australia, questions arise that aren’t easily answered. To find the truth, she must travel to Sammy’s home of Manson, Kentucky, and into a dark past. As the mystery unravels and the town’s secrets are revealed, this superb novel builds towards a tense, terrifying, and entirely unexpected climax.

Inspired by Gillian Flynn’s frenetic suspense and Stephen King’s masterful world-building, The Nowhere Child is a combustible tale of trauma, cult, conspiracy and memory. It is the remarkable debut of Christian White, an exhilarating new Australian talent attracting worldwide attention.


message 4: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (last edited Jun 29, 2018 03:00PM) (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 31620 comments Mod
Su wrote: "Check out The Crooked Staircase: A Jane Hawk Novel by Dean Koontz
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4..."


I'm not sure if you want this as a nomination or are just suggesting people to check it out?

If you would like this as a nomination, please follow the rules & guidelines above. (copied below)

3. use the add book/author tool located at the top of the comment box when nominating a book. (Please make your nomination clear because side conversations do happen and we don't want to accidentally miss a nomination)
4. Please add the Goodreads synopsis for the book you nominate.



EDIT: that book isn't being published until 28 August, so can't be nominated for August


message 5: by MelanieJoy (new)

MelanieJoy (ladybird11) | 1063 comments I nominate:

The Ice Princess
The Ice Princess (Patrik Hedström, #1) by Camilla Läckberg
Camilla Läckberg

Returning to her hometown of Fjallbacka after the funeral of her parents, writer Erica Falck finds a community on the brink of tragedy. The death of her childhood friend, Alex, is just the beginning. Her wrists slashed, her body frozen in an ice-cold bath, it seems that she has taken her own life.

Erica conceives a book about the beautiful but remote Alex, one that will answer questions about their own shared past. While her interest grows into an obsession, local detective Patrik Hedstrom is following his own suspicions about the case. But it is only when they start working together that the truth begins to emerge about a small town with a deeply disturbing past.


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Claudia | 435 comments The Thinnest Air by Minka Kent The Thinnest Air by Minka Kent

A woman’s disappearance exposes a life of secrets in a twisting novel of psychological suspense from the author of The Memory Watcher.

Meredith Price is the luckiest woman alive. Her husband, Andrew, is a charming and successful financial broker. She has two lovely stepchildren and is living in affluence in a mountain resort town. After three years of marriage, Meredith’s life has become predictable. Until the day she disappears.

Her car has been discovered in a grocery store parking lot—purse and phone undisturbed on the passenger seat, keys in the ignition, no sign of struggle, and no evidence of foul play. It’s as if she vanished into thin air.

It’s not like Meredith to simply abandon her loved ones. And no one in this town would have reason to harm her. When her desperate sister, Greer, arrives, she must face a disturbing question: What if no one really knows Meredith at all? For Greer, finding her sister isn’t going to be easy…because where she’s looking is going to get very, very dark.


message 7: by Elize (new)

Elize Russell (bookscookslooks) | 95 comments Into the Water by Paula Hawkins Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

In the last days before her death, Nel called her sister. Jules didn’t pick up the phone, ignoring her plea for help. Now Nel is dead. They say she jumped. And Jules has been dragged back to the one place she hoped she had escaped for good, to care for the teenage girl her sister left behind. But Jules is afraid. So afraid. Of her long-buried memories, of the old Mill House, of knowing that Nel would never have jumped. And most of all she’s afraid of the water, and the place they call the Drowning Pool . . .


message 8: by Melitta (new)

Melitta Jackson (themidnightlibrarian) | 74 comments Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller
Norwegian by Night By Derek B. Miller

He will not admit it to Rhea and Lars - never, of course not - but Sheldon can't help but wonder what it is he's doing here..

Eighty-two years old, and recently widowed, Sheldon Horowitz has grudgingly moved to Oslo, with his grand-daughter and her Norwegian husband. An ex-Marine, he talks often to the ghosts of his past - the friends he lost in the Pacific and the son who followed him into the US Army, and to his death in Vietnam.

When Sheldon witnesses the murder of a woman in his apartment complex, he rescues her six-year-old son and decides to run. Pursued by both the Balkan gang responsible for the murder, and the Norwegian police, he has to rely on training from over half a century before to try and keep the boy safe. Against a strange and foreign landscape, this unlikely couple, who can't speak the same language, start to form a bond that may just save them both.

An extraordinary debut, featuring a memorable hero, Norwegian by Night is the last adventure of a man still trying to come to terms with the tragedies of his life. Compelling and sophisticated, it is both a chase through the woods thriller and an emotionally haunting novel about ageing and regret.


message 9: by Kristie (new)

Kristie | 3350 comments Just a heads up, Karen, The Nowhere Child is another book that isn't available in the US yet. It won't be released here until 2019. :( All these good books that I want to I read that haven't been published here yet. A lot of good nominations this month though.


message 10: by Karen ⊰✿, Fiction Aficionado (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 14778 comments Mod
Oh that’s a shame - I wonder why you guys keep getting such big delays? The book has had fantastic reviews in the paper here


message 11: by Kristie (new)

Kristie | 3350 comments I have no idea. It looks really good and I want to read it when it finally gets here. I'm hoping NetGalley offers it again before the US release. :)


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