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The Good House

By: Tananarive Due
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 21 hours 55 minutes

Tananarive Due, author of The Living Blood (F0061) won the American Book Award and is praised as Stephen King's equal by Publishers Weekly. In The Good House, Due sets a story of ancient powers and modern retribution in a small Pacific Northwest town. When a young woman returns to her grandmother's empty mansion, she is pitted against demonic... Read more

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The Eighth Girl

A Novel

By: Maxine Mei-Fung Chung
Narrated by: Jo Mei & Frazer Douglas
Length: 13 hours 26 minutes

Optioned by Netflix and a most anticipated book of 2020 from The Rumpus, Electric Literature, and LitHub.
""The Eighth Girl is an exquisite exploration of childhood trauma and its impact on the psyche. Part thriller, part character study, I devoured this novel in one sitting, reflecting on each sentence, each passage, and each astute observation... Read more

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Creep

By: Jennifer Hillier
Narrated by: Talmadge Ragan
Length: 11 hours 4 minutes

Dr. Sheila Tao is a professor of psychology, an expert in human behavior with her own hidden past. But she's not the only one keeping secrets. When Sheila began an affair with her sexy graduate assistant Ethan Wolfe, she knew she was playing with fire. Consumed by lust when they were together, she was riddled with guilt when they were apart. Now... Read more

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Freak

By: Jennifer Hillier
Narrated by: Talmadge Ragan
Length: 10 hours 35 minutes

Inside a maximum-security prison cell, Abby Maddox is serving twenty years for slashing Seattle PD officer Jerry Isaac's throat during the harrowing capture of her former lover, serial killer Ethan Wolfe. To the demented fans, lunatics, and creeps on the outside, she is a celebrity. But to Jerry, now a private investigator whose scarred neck and... Read more

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The Unquiet Dead

A Novel

By: Ausma Zehanat Khan
Narrated by: Peter Gaman
Length: 11 hours 4 minutes

Despite their many differences, Detective Rachel Getty trusts her boss, Esa Khattak, implicitly. But she's still uneasy at Khattak's tight-lipped secrecy when he asks her to look into Christopher Drayton's death. Drayton's apparently accidental fall from a cliff doesn't seem to warrant a police investigation, particularly not from Rachel and... Read more

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The Lost Ones

A Novel

By: Sheena Kamal
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 10 hours 19 minutes

A BUSTLE BEST BOOK OF THE MONTH TIME MAGAZINE SUMMER READ RECOMMENDFinalist for the International Thriller Writers, Strand Critics, and Barry Award for Best First Novel""A brave, unflinching heroine and brave, unflinching writing add up to an extraordinary debut--highly recommended.""--Lee ChildA dark, compulsively readable psychological... Read more

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My Sister, the Serial Killer

A Novel

By: Oyinkan Braithwaite
Narrated by: Adepero Oduye
Length: 4 hours 14 minutes

“Korede’s sister, Ayoola, seems to have a recurring problem: She can’t seem to keep a boyfriend for very long before he winds up dead. Korede is always there to help - as family is an important aspect of her Nigerian culture - but when her sister’s gaze lands on Korede’s crush, she must decide if family is worth cleaning up so much blood. This... Read more

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One Little Secret

A Novel

By: Cate Holahan
Narrated by: Hillary Huber
Length: 8 hours 35 minutes

Everyone has a secret. For some, it’s worth dying to protect. For others, it’s worth killing.The glass beach house was supposed to be the getaway that Susan needed. Eager to help her transplanted family set down roots in their new town―and desperate for some kid-free conversation―she invites her new neighbors to join in on a week-long sublet... Read more

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Freshwater

By: Akwaeke Emezi
Narrated by: Akwaeke Emezi
Length: 6 hours 42 minutes

An extraordinary debut novel, Freshwater explores the surreal experience of having a fractured self. It centers around a young Nigerian woman, Ada, who develops separate selves within her as a result of being born "with one foot on the other side." Unsettling, heartwrenching, dark, and powerful, Freshwater is a sharp evocation of a rare way of... Read more

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Boy, Snow, Bird

By: Helen Oyeyemi
Narrated by: Susan Bennett & Carra Patterson
Length: 9 hours 19 minutes

From the prizewinning author of Mr. Fox , the Snow White fairy tale brilliantly recast as a story of family secrets, race, beauty, and vanity. In the winter of 1953, Boy Novak arrives by chance in a small town in Massachusetts, looking, she believes, for beauty-- the opposite of the life she' s left behind in New York. She marries a local... Read more

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They All Fall Down

By: Rachel Howzell Hall
Narrated by: Janina Edwards
Length: 8 hours 55 minutes

It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime.Delighted by a surprise invitation, Miriam Macy sails off to a luxurious private island off the coast of Mexico, with six strangers—an ex-cop, a chef, a financial advisor, a nurse, a lawyer, and a young widow.Surrounded by miles of open water in the gloriously green Sea of Cortez, Miriam is shocked to... Read more

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Sing, Unburied, Sing

A Novel

By: Jesmyn Ward
Narrated by: Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Chris Chalk & Rutina Wesley
Length: 8 hours 22 minutes

“Sing, Unburied, Sing is a dark and gorgeous song of love and heartbreak, haunting and tragic and disorienting in its timelessness. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill anchors Ward's tale to Mississippi today, which is almost indistinguishable from its notorious yesterday, a present and past (ironically) made more alive in the novel by ghosts and... Read more

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Bluebird, Bluebird

A Highway 59 Novel: Book #1

By: Attica Locke
Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
Length: 9 hours 24 minutes

“Loved this audiobook. Darren Matthews is such a compelling protagonist, and the cast of characters, pacing, etc of this novel is terrific. Also thought the reader did an excellent job. Now on to Heaven My Home! Read more

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Jar of Hearts

By: Jennifer Hillier
Narrated by: January LaVoy
Length: 10 hours 42 minutes

"Hillier's plotting is everything you want in this novel — thoughtfully crafted and finely paced with enough hooks to keep you in a state of anticipation...January LaVoy has the vocal versatility to give distinct voices to all the key characters." — NJ.com

Jennifer Hillier's Jar of Hearts is the story of three best friends: one who was murdered,... Read more

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