Genre: Suspense

Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton

The school was on fire, and Grace’s last memory is of trying to reach her daughter, Jenny, trapped inside the inferno. While their burned bodies are frantically cared for by doctors, Grace and Jenny awaken in the hospital in a strange in-between state. When they learn that someone purposefully set the fire, and Jenny may still be in grave danger from someone who wants her dead, Grace realizes she may be the only one who can discover who might be responsible. The police are looking at Adam, Jenny’s younger brother, who is struck mute by the horror he witnessed and can’t defend himself when he is accused of the arson.


Genre: Domestic fiction, Fiction, Staff Picks, Suspense
Subjects: Arson, Mothers and daughters

Method 15/33 by Shannon Kirk

She isn’t your typical teenage kidnapped victim. She’s a 16 year old pregnant teenager and from the moment she is kidnapped, she feels a calm desire to not only save her unborn son but to also exact merciless revenge. Leaving nothing to chance, and secure in her timing and practice, she considers what her assets are and waits for the perfect moment to strike. Method 15/33 is what happens when the victim is just as cold as her abductors.


Genre: Fiction, Psychological Fiction, Staff Picks, Suspense
Subjects: Kidnapping, Pregnant Teenagers, Revenge

Make Me by Lee Child

“Why is this town called Mother’s Rest?” That’s all Reacher wants to know. But no one will tell him. It’s a tiny place hidden in a thousand square miles of wheat fields, with a railroad stop, and sullen and watchful people, and a worried woman named Michelle Chang, who mistakes him for someone else: her missing partner in a private investigation she thinks must have started small and then turned lethal. Reacher has no particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there, and there’s something about Chang…so he teams up with her and starts to ask around. He thinks: How bad can this thing be? But before long he’s plunged into a desperate race through LA, Chicago, Phoenix, and San Francisco, and through the hidden parts of the internet, up against thugs and assassins every step of the way–right back to where he started, in Mother’s Rest, where he must confront the worst nightmare he could imagine. Walkng away would have been easier. But as always, Reacher’s rule is: If you want me to stop, you’re going to have to make me.


Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Staff Picks, Suspense
Series: Jack Reacher | Subjects: Investigation, Murder

The Shack by William P. Young

Mackenzie Allen Phillips’s youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever.

Genre: Books to Movies, Fiction, Religious, Suspense
Subjects: Life Change Events, Missing Children

Inferno by Dan Brown

In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces–Dante’s “Inferno“–as he battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle.

Genre: Adventure, Books to Movies, Mystery, Suspense
Subjects: Cryptographers