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New Suspense Fiction

Enjoy some of the best new suspense fiction, available from the Ferguson Library.


Sylvester, Natalia
Chasing the Sun
FIC SYLVESTE

Review
A page-turning novel that strikes a balance between austere domesticity and suspenseful, life-altering, trauma. Set in Peru during the 1990s, the novel presents a time of political and social turbulence through the intimate lens of a crumbling relationship. A failing marriage is suddenly interrupted when Marabela Jimenez does not return home from an evening of errands. The next day, a letter arrives for her husband  revealing the unimaginable, that Marabela has been kidnapped.  Source: PW Annex Reviews, June 09, 2014

 


Ellory, Roger Jon
Saints of New York
FIC ELLORY

Review
NYPD homicide detective Frank Parrish, the hero of this meaty, beautifully written crime novel from British author Ellory, has screwed up every aspect of his life. He drinks too much, can't follow police procedures, and resents his work-mandated psychotherapist.  But he still knows how to penetrate a mystery.  When someone puts a bullet in the head of petty thief Danny Lange and the strangled body of his 16-year-old sister, Rebecca, is later found in Danny's apartment, Parrish gets on the case.  Source: Publishers Weekly, April 21, 2014

 


White, Kate
Eyes on You
FIC WHITE

Review
Things are finally looking up for cable TV host Robin Trainer. After losing her last job and her marriage, she just released a surefire hit book and sits alongside good-looking and flirty cohost Carter on The Pulse, a popular new daily show. But Robin's newfound happiness and success are sullied when someone starts trying to mess with her psyche and personal safety, leaving her a nasty note and a disfigured doll.  Source: Library Journal, June 01, 2014

 


Rader-Day, Lori
The Black Hour
FIC RADERDAY

Review
Chicago's Rothbert University was rocked when one of its sociology professors, Amelia Emmet, was shot randomly.  Readers enter as Amelia returns to teaching months later, determined to take ownership of her own mystery case.  Not until Amelia's memory begins to loosen does she realize that danger has not left the campus. This book has superb storytelling and a pitch-perfect take on academia.  Source: Library Journal, July 01, 2014

 


Ewan, Chris
Dead Line: a Thriller
FIC EWAN

Review
Daniel Trent is a negotiator with a specialized skill set who sells an unusual product. Operating with his business partner and fiancee, Aimee Paget, out of Marseille, he provides K and R (kidnap and ransom) insurance to some of the continent's wealthiest families, who may become victims of this special branch of Euro crime. When Jerome Moreau is snatched just outside his estate, trent is on the scene.  Source: Booklist, July 01, 2014

 


Carter, Stephen L.
Back Channel
FIC CARTER

Review

In 1962, beautiful, brilliant Margo Jensen, an African American student at Cornell, is recruited by the federal government to assist in an undercover operation in Bulgaria, aimed at obtaining information about the Soviet Union's shipments to Cuba. Returning home after being briefly detained, she is contacted by one of her captors, who wants her to serve as a messenger between Kennedy and Khrushchev in secret negotiations concerning the nuclear weapons being shipped.  Source: Library Journal, Aug 08, 2014

 


Quirk, Matthew
The Directive
FIC QUIRK

Summary
The story of two brothers, billions of dollars, and the heist of a lifetime.  After escaping the corrupt back rooms of Washington, DC, Mike Ford is again playing a dangerous game, and this time the stakes are even higher. Mike's brother is in over his head in a powerful conspiracy to steal a secret  from the rarely understood, vitally important trading desk at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Mike quickly finds himself playing a dangerous game, trapped into planning the heist himself.  Source: From the Publisher

 


Little, Elizabeth
Dear Daughter
MYS LITTLE

Review
Former celebrity Janie Jenkins gets out of jail on a technicality after serving 10 years for killing her high-society mother. She doesn't remember doing it, but she didn't like her mother very much; still, once out of jail, she's determined to find out what really happened. It seems that the more she finds out, the more she needs to know as the mystery continues to deepen.  Janie is an unusual protagonist who will intrigue readers who favor strong, smart women.  Source: Booklist, July 01, 2014