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message 1: by Gem , Moderator & Admin (last edited Jul 27, 2018 10:06AM) (new)

Gem  | 1250 comments Mod
Hello fellow Crime, Mystery, and Thriller readers,

Nominations for our September General Book Discussions are now open. To ensure your nomination will be included in our poll, please make sure it conforms to the following guidelines:

📌AUTHORS please note: We DO NOT accept nominations of your own work. Please see our Author Guidelines for more information. You are, however, welcome to participate in the nomination (of another author's work), polling, and book discussions in general.

📌Only members who have actively participated in prior book discussions will be permitted to nominate books for the following month. If you have recently joined the group, please do participate in the current month's discussion so you qualify as a valid nominator. A more thorough explanation can be found here.

✔️ You may nominate one (1) book. PLEASE NOTE: By entering a nomination you are agreeing to act as our Book Discussion Leader for that book if it wins. Don't worry it is neither difficult nor time-consuming and the moderators are here to help in the event that you need a hand.

✔️ Your nomination should be in the crime, mystery, or thriller genres or their sub-genres.

✔️A book is only eligible if it is available in paperback and digital formats in the US/Canada and UK/Australia. We recently discovered that many books are released in the UK/Australia months before they are released in the US/Canada. Please understand we are trying to give all our members the opportunity to participate in our book discussions. We don't want to exclude a significant portion of our members because they do not have availability to the book nominated.

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If you have any questions, you can leave a comment in this discussion or send me a private message directly.

The nomination period will close on Sunday, July 29th at approximately 7:oo pm MST (GMT/UTC −07:00).

Polling will begin on Wednesday, August 1.

Thank you and happy reading!


message 2: by Jamie, Moderator (last edited Jul 26, 2018 09:29AM) (new)

Jamie Zaccaria | 152 comments Mod
I would like to nominate The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova.

The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova

From the #1 bestselling author of The Historian comes an engrossing novel that spans the past and the present and unearths the dark secrets of Bulgaria, a beautiful and haunted country. Kostova's new novel is a tale of immense scope that delves into the horrors of a century and traverses the culture and landscape of this mysterious country. Suspenseful and beautifully written, it explores the power of stories, the pull of the past, and the hope and meaning that can sometimes be found in the aftermath of loss.


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Danielle Tremblay (danielle_t) | 2134 comments I nominate:
The Marsh King's Daughter by Karen Dionne The Marsh King's Daughter by Karen Dionne

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

“Brilliant….About as good as a thriller can be.”–The New York Times Book Review

“[A] nail-biter perfect for Room fans.”–Cosmopolitan

“Sensationally good psychological suspense.”–Lee Child

Praised by Karin Slaughter and Megan Abbott, The Marsh King’s Daughter is the mesmerizing tale of a woman who must risk everything to hunt down the dangerous man who shaped her past and threatens to steal her future: her father.

Helena Pelletier has a loving husband, two beautiful daughters, and a business that fills her days. But she also has a secret: she is the product of an abduction. Her mother was kidnapped as a teenager by her father and kept in a remote cabin in the marshlands of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Helena, born two years after the abduction, loved her home in nature, and despite her father’s sometimes brutal behavior, she loved him, too…until she learned precisely how savage he could be.

More than twenty years later, she has buried her past so soundly that even her husband doesn’t know the truth. But now her father has killed two guards, escaped from prison, and disappeared into the marsh. The police begin a manhunt, but Helena knows they don’t stand a chance. Knows that only one person has the skills to find the survivalist the world calls the Marsh King–because only one person was ever trained by him: his daughter.



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Danny Tyran (danny_) | 135 comments Orphan X (Evan Smoak, #1) by Gregg Hurwitz Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz

The Nowhere Man is a legendary figure spoken about only in whispers. It's said that when he's reached by the truly desperate and deserving, the Nowhere Man can and will do anything to protect and save them.

But he's no legend.

Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He's also a man with a dangerous past. Chosen as a child, he was raised and trained as part of the off-the-books black box Orphan program, designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence assets—i.e. assassins. He was Orphan X. Evan broke with the program, using everything he learned to disappear.

Now, however, someone is on his tail. Someone with similar skills and training. Someone who knows Orphan X. Someone who is getting closer and closer. And will exploit Evan's weakness—his work as The Nowhere Man—to find him and eliminate him. Grabbing the reader from the very first page, Orphan X is a masterful thriller, the first in Gregg Hurwitz's electrifying new series featuring Evan Smoak.


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Suzy (goodreadscomsuzy_hillard) I nominate A Rising Man, set in post WWI Calcutta. Lots of 4-5 star reviews!


message 6: by Skye (new)

Skye | 200 comments I nominate Dead Simple by Peter James


message 7: by Christine (new)

Christine Hatfield  (christinesbookshelves) | 1766 comments Oh ok and thanks for telling me that

No One to Trust (Hidden Identity, #1) by Lynette Eason


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Niteesh K R | 11 comments One Of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus


message 9: by Amanda (new)

Amanda  (amandanator) Method 15/33 by Shannon Kirk

Imagine a helpless, pregnant 16-year-old who's just been yanked from the serenity of her home and shoved into a dirty van. Kidnapped. Alone. Terrified.

Now forget her ...

Picture instead a pregnant, 16-year-old, manipulative prodigy. She is shoved into a dirty van and, from the first moment of her kidnapping, feels a calm desire for two things: to save her unborn son and to exact merciless revenge.

She is methodical, calculating, scientific in her plotting. A clinical sociopath? Leaving nothing to chance, secure in her timing and practice, she waits for the perfect moment to strike. Method 15/33 is what happens when the victim is just as cold as the captors.

The agents trying to find a kidnapped girl have their own frustrations and desires wrapped into this chilling drama. In the twists of intersecting stories, one is left to ponder. Who is the victim? Who is the aggressor?


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Sévérin Grimm (svrin) | 462 comments ⊱✿Gem✿⊰ wrote: "Sévérin wrote: "The Fourth Monkey (4MK Thriller, #1) by J.D. Barker The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker"

This book was a group read in October 2017. We have a 24 month wait for re..."

Oh, sorry. Then I nominate:
The Fifth To Die (4MK Thriller, #2) by J.D. Barker The Fifth To Die by J.D. Barker

It's the sequel of the 4th Monkey.
Detective Porter and the team have been pulled from the hunt for Anson Bishop, the Four Monkey Killer, by the feds. When the body of a young girl is found beneath the frozen waters of Jackson Park Lagoon, she is quickly identified as Ella Reynolds, missing three weeks. But how did she get there? The lagoon froze months earlier. More baffling? She’s found wearing the clothes of another girl, missing less than two days. While the detectives of Chicago Metro try to make sense of the quickly developing case, Porter secretly continues his pursuit of 4MK, knowing the best way to find Bishop is to track down his mother. When the captain finds out about Porter’s activities, he’s suspended, leaving his partners Clair and Nash to continue the search for the new killer alone.

Obsessed with catching Bishop, Porter follows a single grainy photograph from Chicago to the streets of New Orleans and stumbles into a world darker than he could have possibly imagined, where he quickly realizes that the only place more frightening than the mind of a serial killer is the mind of the mother from which he came.


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