9 Page-Turners You'll Finish Over the Long Weekend

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  • 'Rise the Dark' by Michael Koryta
    "Again proving himself one of today's top thriller writers, Koryta creates edgy suspense not with trickery but with character
    "Again proving himself one of today's top thriller writers, Koryta creates edgy suspense not with trickery but with characters who test the limits of their courage." Having escaped certain death in Indiana's scariest caves in Last Words (2015), private investigator Mark Novak returns to his old haunts in Montana in pursuit of the man who murdered his wife in Cassadaga, Florida—a strange town known for its psychics. Read full book review.
  • 'After Disasters' by Viet Dinh
    "A strong debut from an author capable of immersing the reader in a foreign world."
In his debut novel, Dinh explores the co
    "A strong debut from an author capable of immersing the reader in a foreign world." In his debut novel, Dinh explores the complicated world of aid workers and the many ways people can be drawn to work that is dangerous, demanding, and often thankless. Read full book review.
  • 'Invasive' by Chuck Wendig
    "Another rip-roaring, deeply paranoid thriller about the reasons to fear the future."
The world teeters on the brink of dest
    "Another rip-roaring, deeply paranoid thriller about the reasons to fear the future." The world teeters on the brink of destruction once more in this spiritual sequel set in the same world as Wendig’s wetwork horror story Zer0es (2015). Read full book review.
  • 'Lady Cop Makes Trouble' by Amy Stewart
    "Smart, atmospheric fun, with enough loose ends left dangling to assure fans there will be more entries in this enjoyable ser
    "Smart, atmospheric fun, with enough loose ends left dangling to assure fans there will be more entries in this enjoyable series." Constance Kopp’s real-life adventures as “New Jersey’s first lady deputy sheriff” again make savory grist for Stewart’s fictional mill (Girl Waits with Gun, 2015, etc.). Read full book review.
  • 'It Ends with Us' by Colleen Hoover
    "Packed with riveting drama and painful truths, this book powerfully illustrates the devastation of abuse—and the strength of
    "Packed with riveting drama and painful truths, this book powerfully illustrates the devastation of abuse—and the strength of the survivors." Hoover’s (November 9, 2015, etc.) latest tackles the difficult subject of domestic violence with romantic tenderness and emotional heft. Read full book review.
  • 'The One Man' by Andrew Gross
    "This is Gross' best work yet, with his heart and soul imprinted on every page."
The author of <em>One Mile Under</em> (2015
    "This is Gross' best work yet, with his heart and soul imprinted on every page." The author of One Mile Under (2015) changes genres with a heart-pounding thriller set in the bowels of Auschwitz. Read full book review.
  • 'Good as Gone' by Amy Gentry
    "Debut novelist Gentry delivers on genre expectations with crisp, unobtrusive writing and well-executed plot twists."
A kidn
    "Debut novelist Gentry delivers on genre expectations with crisp, unobtrusive writing and well-executed plot twists." A kidnapped girl, missing for eight years, shows up on her parents’ doorstep…but is it really her? Read full book review.
  • 'Damage Control' by Michael Bowen
    "The high-speed exposition leads to a brightly disillusioned tour of D.C. institutions that shine more vividly than the peopl
    "The high-speed exposition leads to a brightly disillusioned tour of D.C. institutions that shine more vividly than the people who represent them in Bowen’s ebullient antidote to election-season blues." Bowen, who knows a thing or two about how the sausage is made (Service Dress Blues, 2009, etc.), follows 30 tumultuous days in the life of a Washington fundraiser who’s been put on the spot. Read full book review.
  • 'Carousel Court' by Joe McGinniss Jr.
    "McGinniss covers familiar territory in the marketplace and marriage but injects it with an urgency, a sense of constant, ine
    "McGinniss covers familiar territory in the marketplace and marriage but injects it with an urgency, a sense of constant, inescapable threat that all adds up to a taut page-turner." A young couple’s plan to flip a house in Southern California goes awry and old wounds in their marriage reopen in this dark novel of unrelenting tension. Read full book review.