Day One by Abigail Dean

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A pageant welcoming new primary school students, Day One is ordinarily a joyous occasion in the Lake District idyll of Stonesmere. But in the blink of an eye the celebration becomes synonymous with modern day horrors, leaving the town's citizens scarred and conspiracy theorists smelling blood. Dean, author of Girl A, once again looks hard where others would turn away, and she uncovers the humanity in senseless tragedy. A page-turning thriller and also a deep, moving story of redemption, Day One is, in every sense, unforgettable.


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ISBN: 9780593295878
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Published: Viking - March 26th, 2024

The Last Murder at the End of the World by Stuart Turton

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Readers of Turton's The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle know that this British mystery writer loves a high concept. His latest ingenious whodunnit centers on a destructive fog that has driven humanity to its last outpost, a Mediterranean island where three Elders hold sway over the population. When one of these Elders is murdered, the island's defenses come down. Can the crime be solved before we're wiped from the map? Every detail of this dystopia is a clue, and Turton doles them out with fiendish care in this end-times page-turner.

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ISBN: 9781728254654
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - May 21st, 2024

The Likeness by Tana French

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The second installment of French's Dublin Murder Squad series is a light and engaging mystery that delivers on a unique premise: detective Cassie Maddox goes undercover to impersonate a murder victim and reconstruct the circumstances of the death. The victim, Lexie, was Cassie’s exact physical doppelgänger and was living under one of Cassie’s aliases. As Cassie assumes her identity she moves to the Irish countryside with Lexie’s friends— all prime suspects. But the longer she lives as Lexie, the more she uncovers about who Lexie really was… and what her "family" is hiding.  Painting a lush, atmospheric portrait of rural Ireland, this page-turner revels in the gradual buildup of tension that escalates to thrilling twists and reveals. Enjoy it as a stand-alone or as the bridge to Faithful Place. 

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ISBN: 9780143115625
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Published: Penguin Books - May 26th, 2009