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The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

“A lush, evocative Gothic.”
The New York Times Book Review

“This terrifically exciting novel will jolt, thrill, and bewitch readers.”
Booklist, starred review

“A sharp, scary, gorgeously evocative tale of love, art, and obsession.”
—Paula Hawkins, bestselling author of The Girl on the Train

"A stunningly confident first novel with a real sense of period and place . . . thoroughly engrossing."
—Ian Rankin, New York Times bestselling author of Rather Be the Devil

"Delightfully creepy . . . magical storytelling."
The Washington Post

"Talented debut novelist Macneal drops readers right into a Victorian London that’s home to stinking squalor and chaos, but also significant beauty and possibility. Midway through, readers won’t know if they're holding a romance, tragedy, or murder mystery, but won’t pause long enough to wonder about it as Iris rails against the limitations of her gender and social status, and Silas’ creepiness comes into sharp focus… This terrifically exciting, chiaroscuro novel became an instant bestseller in England, with TV rights already sold, and will jolt, thrill, and bewitch U.S. readers, too."
Booklist (starred review)

Everything You Want Me To Be by Mindy Mejia

People’s Best New Books Pick

The Wall Street Journal’s Best New Mysteries

“Fans of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl will devour this fast-paced story.”

“Readers drawn to this compelling psychological thriller because of its shared elements with Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl (2012) will be pleasantly surprised to discover that Mejia’s confident storytelling pulls those themes into an altogether different exploration of manipulation and identity."
—Booklist (starred review)

2017’s Best Fiction

"Buckle up for this killer mystery in which identity, truth, and self-discovery take some fatal turns."

12 Books Gone Girl Fans Should Have on Their Wish List

"Engaging . . . Readers will look forward to further work from this talented author."
Publishers Weekly

"Ms. Mejia displays the enviable ability and assurance of such contemporaries as Megan Abbott and Laura Lippman in convincingly charting inter-generational passion and angst."
—The Wall Street Journal

"A fast read with a bright, clean style. The ending should launch some ferocious debates."
New York Journal of Books

"Twisty . . . a page-turner, and compelling."
Minneapolis Star-Tribune

You by Caroline Kepnes

**Now a Netflix series**

“Hypnotic and scary...never read anything quite like it.”
—Stephen King

“Chilling...[Kepnes' You] will have readers looking over their shoulders.”
—Publishers Weekly

“A deeply dark yet mesmerizing first novel of two people caught in a romantic tangle with an ever-tightening knot.”

“You think you know the story: girl meets boy, boy turns out to be a murderous stalker. US journalist Kepnes' debut is a fantastically creepy thriller...the kind of book you put your life on hold for.”

—Entertainment Weekly

Backlash by Brad Thor

“Raw emotion, nonstop action, and relentless pacing makes Backlash another one-night read from Brad Thor, who delivers the book to beat in 2019.”
The Real Book Spy

"BACKLASH is Brad Thor's best ever thriller. But probably only until his next one."
The Washington Times

"It's as close to perfect as a thriller can be."

Providence Journal

"BACKLASH is a triumph."

The Woman In the Woods by John Connolly

“Fans will agree that this is Connolly's masterpiece.”
Publishers Weekly (starred and boxed review)

“There’s no mistaking a John Connolly novel, with its singular characters, eerie subject matter and socko style. All these flags are flying in THE WOMAN IN THE WOODS.”
—The New York Times

“A complicated plot, richly drawn characters, and a vein of horrors will keep readers devouring the pages.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“Fans of gothic horror, a genre not out of place in Maine or Ireland, should enjoy Connolly's blend of crime and supernatural horror.”
—Crime Reads

“This haunting thriller will keep you reading into the night with the lights on and the phone turned off.”
—RT Book Reviews

“Another winner in a consistently high-quality series.”

“Connolly portrays a chilling humanity in his characters, both good and evil, giving the book depth while keeping the reader unsettled to the end. Another great addition to a popular series that will please its many fans.”
—Library Journal

“A new Parker is always a treat.”
—Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield

“One of the most pleasurable and satisfying new books I've read in a long time. Setterfield is a master storyteller...swift and entrancing, profound and beautiful.”
—Madeline Miller, internationally bestselling author of Circe and The Song of Achilles

“A beguiling tale, full of twists and turns like the river at its heart, and just as rich and intriguing.”
M.L. Stedman, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Light Between Oceans

“This is magical, bewitching storytelling...High prose expressed with rare clarity, story for the unashamed sake of story, a kind of moral dreaminess…well, the list continues to grow.”
Jim Crace, National Book Critics Circle winner and author of Being Dead and Harvest

“I was completely spellbound by this book. Numerous strands of the same story are skillfully woven into a magical web from which I, as a reader, had no desire to escape. Setterfield’s prose is beautiful, dark and eerily atmospheric, and her rich cast of characters convincingly illustrate the best and worst of humanity. Utterly brilliant!”
—Ruth Hogan, internationally bestselling author of The Keeper Of Lost Things and The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes

Once Upon a River is a delight, just marvelous. I devoured it in gulps.”
—Jo Baker, internationally bestselling author of Longbourn

Once Upon A River succeeds in doing what you hope every book will do - pull you in from the first page, hold you captive in the middle, then leave you satisfied and thoughtful at the end. I loved it.”
—Renee Knight, critically-acclaimed author of Disclaimer

“Diane Setterfield has created a true reading experience. Once Upon a River is the story of three missing girls and three desperate families all set against the Thames and woven together with magic, mystery, and mayhem. It is beautiful and heartbreaking and altogether wondrous. Simply put, it is a joy to read."
—Ariel Lawhon, author of I Was Anastasia

“Setterfield fills this richly layered plot with a fascinating cast of memorable characters who weave in and out of each other's lives.”

“The heart of the story are the relationships that twist and turn, as if they also follow the river.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Setterfield masterfully assembles an ensemble of wounded, vulnerable characters who, nevertheless, live by the slimmest margins of hope--hope that springs from family, from the search for meaning, from people's decency to strangers, from the belief that truth heals and sets one free . . . Celebrates the timeless secrets of life, death and imagination--and the enduring power of words. Fans, rejoice!”
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Lethal Agent by Vince Flynn

"The writing is stellar, and the action is nonstop, as always, continuing the legacy that makes the Rapp series the best of the best when it comes to the world of special ops."
Booklist (starred review)

"Mitch Rapp is the hero we need, maybe now more than ever."
—The Real Book Spy

The Terminal List by Jack Carr

“Absolutely awesome! So powerful, so pulse-pounding, so well-written – rarely do you read a debut novel this damn good.”
Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Spymaster

“Double the trouble, twice the action, and quadruple the enjoyment. Careful while reading this one, it could leave a mark.”
—Steve Berry, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Order

“Told with a deft hand and a keen eye for detail, THE TERMINAL LIST . . . is explosive and riveting.”
Kevin Maurer, co-author of the #1 Bestselling No Easy Day and American Radical

“Like a bullet from Jack Carr’s custom built sniper rifle, the story arrives on target with devastating impact. Trust me, you won’t be able to put this one down!”
—Mark Owen, New York Times bestselling author of No Easy Day and No Hero

“THE TERMINAL LIST is a thrill from start to finish! Let's all hope this is the first of many from Jack Carr.”
Chris Cox, NRA-ILA Executive Director

“Bravo! Jack Carr is the real deal!”
Sean Parnell, New York Times Bestselling author of Outlaw Platoon

“Crackerjack plotting, vivid characters both in and out of uniform, and a relentless pace to a worthy finish. It's a great start!”
—Stephen Hunter, #1 New York Times bestselling author of G-MAN

“If you are a fan of Vince Flynn or Brad Thor, make room on your nightstand - Jack Carr has arrived!”
Eric Blehm, New York Times bestselling author of Fearless, Legend, and The Only Thing Worth Dying For

“THE TERMINAL LIST bleeds with gripping authenticity . . . Think Vince Flynn's TERM LIMITS meets Mark Greaney's BACK BLAST.”
—The Real Book Spy

“Hands down one of the best books I’ve ever read!”
Brent Gleeson, author of Taking Point

“Any fan of the novels by Brad Thor and the late Vince Flynn will realize that Jack Carr will soon be joining their ranks. THE TERMINAL LIST is sure to be the best debut thriller of 2018.”
—The Washington Times

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