Let’s start things off with SAFER, a noir thriller from author Sean Doolittle. It’s likely he’ll be a new author for you, but read this gritty crime novel and you’ll be searching out his other books. His last yarn, The Cleanup, won the Barry Award, was in the running for an Anthony, and was hailed by critics. The action in SAFER rockets through just five days—and we’re betting that’s a lot longer than it takes you to reach the final page.
The hero: Paul Callaway, new resident of a small Iowa town
The situation: A young couple move into an idyllic little cul-de-sac—and ignite a harrowing journey into darkness as a shocking accusation is made, a family is shattered, and the mystery of a long-ago crime begins to unravel.
Opening line: “My wife, Sara, and I are hosting a faculty party at our home when the Clark Falls Police Department arrives to take me into custody.”
What others have said: “SAFER is a high-octane, rip-roaring page turner. I read it in one sitting—and loved every minute.” -Harlan Coben, bestselling author of Hold Tight
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