Four Books That’ll Convince You to Keep Your Lights on at Night

By Mary Halabani 

Spooky season is finally here! What better way to celebrate than with a stack of extra thrilling and oh-so chilling reads? Get comfortable in your coziest jammies and be sure to sleep with one eye open: it’s going to be a long night of suspicious noises from potential murder suspects.

Trust Me by Hank Phillippi Ryan 

Ashlyn Bryant is on trial for the heinous murder of her daughter, and it’s all anyone in Boston can talk about. Mercer Hennessy is assigned to cover the trial and spin it into a best-selling true crime book, but the subject is hitting too close to home. In award-winning author Hank Phillippi Ryan’s Trust Me, the unlikely alliance between grieving journalist and accused killer leads to a dangerous cat and mouse game that is sure to leave you breathless.

When Old Midnight Comes Along by Loren D. Estleman

Award-winning author Loren D. Estleman is back with a new Amos Walker mystery to satisfy longtime fans and new readers alike. This time, Amos Walker is hired by one Francis X. Lawes, a private-sector mover and shaker in Detroit politics, to prove that his wife, Paula, who disappeared under sinister circumstances six years ago, is dead, so he can remarry without having to wait for the seven-year-declaration-of-death rule to kick in. But Lawes is still the police’s prime suspect, and Walker has to wonder: if Lawes is really guilty, why would he put himself in jeopardy by hiring Walker to find the body and give the forensics team something to work on? 

Redemption Point by Candice Fox

The follow-up to Candice Fox’s Crimson Lake is just as compulsively readable and thrilling. Ted Conkaffey is the most infamous man in Australia, accused but never convicted of abducting a young girl named Claire Bingley. He attempts to disappear to Crimson Lake, but nowhere is safe from Claire’s grieving father. Dale Bingley wants revenge on the real abductor, and if that fails, Ted will be his first casualty. Meanwhile, Amanda Pharrell–a convicted killer, and Ted’s partner in the PI business–takes on the homicide case of two young bartenders. Ted and Amanda must hunt for the truth to redeem themselves, but it could cost them their lives.

They All Fall Down by Rachel Howzell Hall

A surprise invitation lands Miriam Macy and six other strangers on a luxurious private island off the coast of Mexico. But they’ve been invited there under false pretenses, and nothing is what it seems. When secrets begin to divide the strangers and strange accidents start to occur the guests are left wondering who to trust, and more importantly…who will be next?

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