NTN: CJ Tudor interviewed

The buzz surrounding Nottinghamshire author CJ Tudor and her debut novel, The Chalk Man, is reaching fever pitch. The book, in which childhood games lead…

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NTN: The Binding Song

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NTN: The Dying Game

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IQ

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Resurrection Bay

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Carnivore

Written by Jonathan Lyon — A detective with a drinking problem and a failed marriage. A hitman who finds a conscience. The psychologically damaged character…

IQ

Written by Joe Ide, narrated by Sullivan Jones — Japanese-American author Joe Ide grew up in South Central Los Angeles, and it’s obvious he kept…

Friend Request

Written by Laura Marshall — This seems to be the year of the misbehaving teenager. Ruth Ware’s The Lying Game focuses on a group of…