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Author Event: Sharon Cameron

Sharon CameronFor readers of Between Shades of Gray and Code Name Verity, New York Times bestselling author Sharon Cameron will be in store for her new title, The Light in Hidden Places.

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ISBN: 9781338355932
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 3rd, 2020

The extraordinary story of Stefania Podgorska, a Polish teenager who chose bravery and humanity by hiding thirteen Jews in her attic during WWII -- from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sharon Cameron.

One knock at the door, and Stefania has a choice to make...

It is 1943, and for four years, sixteen-year-old Stefania has been working for the Diamant family in their grocery store in Przemsyl, Poland, singing her way into their lives and hearts. She has even made a promise to one of their sons, Izio -- a betrothal they must keep secret since she is Catholic and the Diamants are Jewish.

But everything changes when the German army invades Przemsyl. The Diamants are forced into the ghetto, and Stefania is alone in an occupied city, the only one left to care for Helena, her six-year-old sister. And then comes the knock at the door. Izio's brother Max has jumped from the train headed to a death camp. Stefania and Helena make the extraordinary decision to hide Max, and eventually twelve more Jews. Then they must wait, every day, for the next knock at the door, the one that will mean death. When the knock finally comes, it is two Nazi officers, requisitioning Stefania's house for the German army.

Luncheon with Tarryn Fisher

Tarryn FisherJoin us over lunch as Tarryn Fisher, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, discusses and signs her newest book, The Wives, a chilling domestic thriller that's due for release on December 30th.

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ISBN: 9781525809781
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Published: Graydon House - December 30th, 2019

Imagine that your husband has two other wives.


You've never met the other wives. None of you know each other, and because of this unconventional arrangement, you can see your husband only one day a week. But you love him so much you don't care. Or at least that's what you've told yourself.


But one day, while you're doing laundry, you find a scrap of paper in his pocket--an appointment reminder for a woman named Hannah, and you just know it's another of the wives.


You thought you were fine with your arrangement, but you can't help yourself: you track her down, and, under false pretenses, you strike up a friendship. Hannah has no idea who you really are. Then Hannah starts showing up to your coffee dates with telltale bruises, and you realize she's being abused by her husband. Who, of course, is also your husband. But you've never known him to be violent, ever.


Who exactly is your husband, and how far would you go to find the truth? Would you risk your own life?


And who is his mysterious third wife?

Author Event: Diane Manning


Diane Manning signs Deceitful Lies and Justice Served.


About the author: Diane Manning was born and raised in Brooklyn New York, with family roots in Virginia and Florida. In the late ’90s, Ms. Manning began to see an overwhelming need for substance abuse services, as a result of the drug epidemic ravishing her New York City community.

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ISBN: 9781075878558
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Published: Independently Published - June 25th, 2019

Melinda Henderson is a young, vibrant African American woman, finding her way in the world. She arrives to New York, from Virginia, to attend college to study journalism. She begins an internship, at a major newspaper company, the Global Newspaper. Her first assignment is to interview a world renown scientist, Dr. Lawrence Jacobs, who's leading the way in medical advancements. Instead of a routine interview, Melinda finds herself in the midst of an international medical scheme, when Scientist, Dr. Karen Johnson, becomes a whistle-blower, and seeks Melinda's help. She tells Melinda, how she may have stumbled on secret research Jacobs is involved with. She also suspects the illegal use of medical treatments on children, she believes are being held against there well. Before Melinda can meet with Karen again, Melinda becomes taunted by an intruder in her apartment. She discovers, her whistle-blower is murdered, another of Dr. Jacobs' assistance vanishes and Melinda is kidnapped by the least person she expects, creating the ultimate betrayal.

"Travel along with me, as I unravel this mystery and discover the truth behind, Deceitful Lies." Melinda Henderson

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ISBN: 9781087284064
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Published: Independently Published - August 4th, 2019

Investigative Reporter, Melinda Henderson, returns in this suspenseful, intensifying mystery novel. A continue chronicle to, DECEITFUL LIES. An International hunt has begun, for fugitive Dr. Julia Barnes, noted scientist, and the FBI's first woman scientist wanted for her involvement in the gruesome murders, of Dr. Karen Johnson, and children under her care.Melinda learns through her informant, Barnes has returned to New York, looking to kill her. Melinda join forces with FBI's, bad boy Detective Darius Tillman, a Behavioral Analysis Specialist, who's built his career on breaking the rules and taking risks, in catching serial killers. The two join forces, working to find Dr. Barnes, as a burial site has been discovered on Long Island. As Melinda tries to maintain her sanity, she finds herself caught up in a deadly twist, when an unknown enemy befriends her. And just when she thinks, she is in the clear, Melinda discovers, she has to make one of the hardest decisions of her young life.Will she survive? Will Melinda finally get, Justice Served? Who will be the one, to risk their lives to save her? Find out where it all begins in, Deceitful Lies.

Sara K. Parker on Bookstore Romance Day

bookstore romance day


Calling all romance readers!  KBB has been a champion of romance books for 35 years, and our passion for romance is still burning strong.


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ISBN: 9781335232298
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Published: Love Inspired Suspense - August 6th, 2019

A killer lies in wait…


And now she’s in danger


To halt a killing spree, bodyguard Triss Everett tightens security at the senior community where she volunteers—and makes herself a target. Her coworker, widower Hunter Knox, won’t let the woman he cares about more than he should become the next victim. But working together to find the murderer in their midst is the most challenging job he’s ever taken on—and the most dangerous.

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ISBN: 9781335232007
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Published: Love Inspired Suspense - March 5th, 2019

Protecting her was his job


Failure wasn’t an option


After Natalie Harper was left at the altar, enjoying her honeymoon alone is the best way to cope—until she’s attacked on the beach. Luke Everett, the bodyguard secretly hired by her federal judge father, arrives just in time to rescue her. It’ll take all his professional skills to keep Natalie safe. One wrong move and they could fall prey to the enemy’s deadly scheme.

Author Signing: Cassidy Sisco

Cassidy SiscoLocal author Cassidy Sisco signs her middle grade fantasy novel, Eever!


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ISBN: 9781941515884
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Published: Longtale Publishing Inc. - May 1st, 2018

Isabel didn’t want to be the queen of Europe, nor did she want to marry a man who she called a best friend. However, an arranged marriage was the least of her worries…because on the day of her twenty-fifth birthday, life got hectic.


When Isabel finds her way to a magical alternate world, she can’t imagine anything in her life getting any crazier. But then she meets Crystal…a sarcastic dragon with a dark secret.


What else could possibly go wrong?

Author Signing: Whit McClendon

Whit McClendonWhit McClendon, is a local treasure as a fantasy author and as a martial arts instructor with a line of related books. We are so thrilled to have him back in store signing all of his books.

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ISBN: 9781500237714
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Published: Rolling Scroll Publishing - June 6th, 2014

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For over two thousand years, the Realm of Talwynn has known peace. But now, the evil sorcerer Mordak has broken free, and the time for battle has come once more. Brunar, a noble Mage, turns to the magick of six powerful and ancient weapons, the Jidaan, for aid. Millennia ago, the Jidaan were wielded by trained Guardians, each fully versed in the use of their magickal gifts, and highly capable warriors. Now, the Guardians are no more, and the Jidaan lay silent, waiting for those newly Chosen to awaken their powers. Even as Brunar searches out the soon-to-be Guardians, the vile Mordak prepares his murderous attack. Afire with insanity, Mordak makes an unholy bargain with a brutal Daemon-God. Filled with unfathomable power, he unleashes his army of hideous creatures and undead soldiers across the land to slay everything it meets. Brunar works feverishly to train his new Guardians in time, but only five of the six Chosen accept their destiny. As war erupts, Talwynn's bravest men, women, and the elf-like Weya answer the call to arms as Brunar leads the ferocious struggle against Mordak's ancient evil. The untested Guardians must rise to the challenge, or else watch Talwynn burn...

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ISBN: 9780692573051
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Published: Rolling Scroll Publishing - November 11th, 2015

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After the brutal murder of his family, Gart’s voyage continues as he searches for the weapon that was promised him by the Mage, Brunar. Once a peaceful farmer, who only wanted to be left alone, Gart must now become something more. Struggling with the powerful magick that grows within him, Gart follows a dangerous path. Only with the fabled Jidaan of Storms would he have a chance against Mordak’s Champion, the demon-bred Jor Dayne. Guided by the noble Brunar, the other five Guardians make their way to Laro, hurrying to reach the walled city before Mordak’s army. Brunar and the elf-like Weya guide the Duke and his fierce warriors as they face an enormous, bloodthirsty horde of nightmarish creatures. The dead will rise and evil will walk the walls of Laro if Mordak has his way. As the time for battle draws near, Gart fights his own monsters…alone.

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ISBN: 9780692793954
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Published: Rolling Scroll Publishing - November 19th, 2016

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The power of the evil sorcerer, Mordak, has grown, and Brunar and the Guardians must somehow fight their way free of his clutches. Across the continent, the reluctant Gart finally accepts his Jidaan and the incredible powers that come with it, but his challenges have only just begun. Will he survive river daemons and savage monsters to aid the Guardians in their final battle? The fate of Talwynn hangs in the balance as brave heroes face overwhelming odds, deadly dark magick, and the wrath of a Daemon-God. At last, the stunning conclusion of the Fire of the Jidaan Trilogy!

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ISBN: 9781732630000
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Published: Rolling Scroll Publishing - August 12th, 2018

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Reyanna is a woman with a secret. A human raised among the noble and wise Weya, she had passed all the tests and become a Ranger, as adept with bow and dagger as any of the elf-like people who trained alongside her. But she has a frightening power deep within, and it’s growing. When a vision strikes out of nowhere, a powerful prophecy that brings her to her knees, she is thrust headlong into a perilous journey.

The war with the vile sorcerer, Mordak, ended over twenty years ago, and the land is peaceful. The Jidaan-wielding Guardians who survived have gone their separate ways, settling into more quiet lives. The power in the short-handled, long-bladed spears has slumbered, no longer needed. When the same vision overcomes the Guardians, they know the time has come to awaken the Jidaan once more.

Gart, wielder of the Jidaan of Storms, and the most powerful of the Guardians, sets out on a dangerous quest that will either reunite him with his love or destroy the world. Three evil sorcerers have their own plans for Gart, and they will stop at nothing to get what they want. And all the while, Reyanna’s power struggles for release.

Can Reyanna and the Guardians solve the riddle of the prophecy in time? Or will Gart’s obsession bring about the end of all things?

It’s a fast-paced, exciting epic fantasy adventure set in the world of the Fire of the Jidaan trilogy!

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ISBN: 9781732630017
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Published: Rolling Scroll Publishing - September 8th, 2018

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The tale began in Reyanna’s Prophecy: bound by a shared vision of devastating power, a young girl, aging heroes, a dangerous Mage, and a trio of evil sorcerers embark on dangerous paths. Reyanna’s Fire draws them together in the story’s stunning conclusion!

Reyanna and the Guardians struggle to unravel the Prophecy. At its center is Gart, the most powerful of them all. Determined to perform a ritual that will either reunite him with his long-lost wife, or destroy the world, Gart needs only the Heart of Corria, a huge, mystical diamond, to fulfill his purpose. The price had been high; he’s wounded, the Jidaan of Storms has been stolen, and his faithful dog, Beauty, is near death. Nevertheless, his obsession drives him on.

Reyanna’s fire magick has grown almost beyond her ability to control. When confronted by the evil sorceress, Melidia, Reyanna’s power takes over her mind and body, and she wreaks havoc to make her escape. Horrified, but determined to find answers, she rides a giant spider towards the deadly swamp known as the Poravian Mire in search of her destiny.

Meanwhile, Nessar, Kiran, and Layton trek across the continent to prevent Gart from completing his ritual. They, too, must brave the Mire’s lethal creatures and unknown dangers, but the hazards of the Mire are only the beginning. In her lust for power, Melidia has awakened an ancient and monstrous evil that could kill them all.

Can Reyanna and the Guardians stop Gart’s mission? Or will Melidia’s evil triumph after all?

The finale of this exciting adventure!

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ISBN: 9780692078082
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Published: Whit McClendon - February 17th, 2018

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ISBN: 9780692826584
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Published: Rolling Scroll Publishing - December 31st, 2016

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ISBN: 9781732630031
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Published: Rolling Scroll Publishing - November 16th, 2018

YA Signing: PC & Kristin Cast and Rachel Caine

Casts and Caine

We are thrilled to host P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast in an event moderated by Rachel Caine!

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ISBN: 9781250141040
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Published: Wednesday Books - February 26th, 2019

Foster Stewart knows she's different. Her life has never been "normal." Talking to plants and controlling cloud formations aren't things most seventeen year olds are into. Tate "Nighthawk" Taylor is perfect. Star quarterback and all around dreamy boy next door, he never thought about his "extra" abilities. What quarterback wouldn't want night vision? That's not weird, right? It's cool!

But on the night of their first meeting, a deadly tornado brings them together and awakens their true abilities - the power to control the element air. Unbeknown to Tate and Foster, they are the first in a group of teens that were genetically manipulated before birth to bond with the elements. Which truly sucks for Foster, as she has to face the fact that Dr. Rick Stewart, her beloved scientist father, betrayed her and now wants to use her and the others for his own nefarious world domination plot.

Foster and Tate must stop Dr. Stewart and his minions before he destroys their lives and the world. In this new superhero multiverse, the Cast duo again combine real world teens and an adventure filled with danger, romance, and superpowers that will thrill House of Night fans looking for their next action packed fix.

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ISBN: 9780062571021
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - February 19th, 2019

Zara Cole was a thief back on Earth, but she’s been recently upgraded to intergalactic fugitive. On the run after a bloody battle in a covert war that she never expected to be fighting, Zara, her copilot, Beatriz, and their Leviathan ship, Nadim, barely escaped the carnage with their lives.


Now Zara and her crew of Honors need a safe haven, far from the creatures who want to annihilate them. But with two wounded Leviathan to treat, plus human and nonhuman refugees to help, they’ll have to settle for the nearest outpost, called the Sliver: a wild, dangerous warren of alien criminals.


Zara’s skills from the Zone may be invaluable.


However, Zara discovers that the secrets of the Sliver may have the power to turn the tide of the war they left behind—but in the wrong direction.


Soon Zara will have to make a choice: Stand against the ultimate evil or run from it. But she’s never walked away from a fight.


Honor Bound is the second installment in Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre’s thrilling and fresh space saga.

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ISBN: 9780062571007
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 15th, 2019

The first book in a daring new sci-fi series from New York Times bestselling authors Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre! In Earth’s distant future, a savvy young criminal is recruited to join the Honors space program, which sends humans into the far reaches of the galaxy aboard sentient spaceships called the Leviathan, only to discover that dangerous secrets are hidden amongst the stars.


Zara Cole has been in and out of New Detroit’s rehab facilities for treatment of her antisocial disorder. There’s no adjusting Zara’s attitude, though. A painful past has made her stronger than most, which is why she chose life in the Zone instead moving with her family to Mars. In her eyes, living inside a dome isn’t much better than a prison cell.


Still, when Zara commits a crime that has her running scared, jail might be exactly where she’s headed. Instead, Zara is recruited into the Honors, an elite team of humans selected by the Leviathan—a race of sentient alien ships—to explore the outer reaches of the universe as their passengers.


Zara seizes the chance to flee Earth’s dangers, but when she meets Nadim, the alien ship she’s assigned to along with fellow Honor Beatriz, Zara starts to feel at home for the first time, along with a devotion she’s never experienced before. Yet nothing—not her Honors training or her street smarts—could have prepared her for the dark, ominous truths that lurk behind the alluring glitter of starlight.

YA Signing: Victoria Scott

Victoria Scott

Victoria Scott signs her newest young adult thriller, We Told Six Lies


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ISBN: 9781640634220
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Published: Entangled: Teen - February 5th, 2019

A taut, fast-paced thriller perfect for fans of April Henry, Megan Miranda, or young adult fans of Gillian Flynn.


Remember how many lies we told, Molly? It’s enough to make my head spin. You were wild when I met you, and I was mad for you. But then something happened. And now you’re gone.

But don’t worry. I’ll find you. I just need to sift through the story of us to get to where you might be. I’ve got places to look, and a list of names.

The police have a list of names, too. See now? There’s another lie. There is only one person they’re really looking at, Molly.

And that’s yours truly.

Author Signing: Dawn Adams Cole

Dawn Adams Cole

Dawn Adams Cole signs her beautiful literary fiction novel set in Houston in the 1930s, Drops of Cerulean. Anyone who calls Houston home, or feels an affinity with the Heights, will want to read this book.

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ISBN: 9781626345553
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Published: Greenleaf Book Group Press - January 29th, 2019

Spanning the years 1930-2014, Drops of Cerulean chronicles the lives of Ilona, the daughter of a Greek restaurateur, who marries into a prominent Houston family; her son, Cadmus, who becomes a professor and then moves into a retirement home after his husband passes away; and Delphina, an anxiety-ridden woman with a mysterious recurring dream.

Ilona and Cadmus have a falling out when Cadmus is a young man, and before they are able to reconcile, Ilona dies. Cadmus is plagued with guilt and feels responsible for the death of his mother. Two worlds collide when, years later, Delphina comes to understand that she had been Ilona, Cadmus's mother, in her previous life. Well written and engaging, Drops of Cerulean deals with topics such as socioeconomic class, LGBT rights and acceptance, rebirth, and past-life regression.

Set in Houston and revolving around the city's ever-changing skyline, Drops of Cerulean is an amazing debut from a gifted writer.

Phillip Margolin Lunch

Phillip MargolinPhillip Margolin, the bestselling writer of thrillers, returns to sign The Perfect Alibi, the sequel to The Third Victim. We'll be serving a light luncheon in the store, in case you're swinging by on your lunch break.

Food and a place in the signing line will be included in the purchase of The Perfect Alibi.

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ISBN: 9781250117526
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Published: Minotaur Books - March 5th, 2019

A young woman accuses a prominent local college athlete of rape. Convicted with the help of undisputable DNA evidence, the athlete swears his innocence and threatens both his lawyer and his accuser as he's sent to prison. Not long after, there's another rape—starting at the same bar—and the DNA test shows that the same person committed both rapes. Which is seemingly impossible since the man convicted of the first rape was in prison at the time of the second one. Now the convicted athlete—with a new lawyer—is granted a new trial and bail. Shortly thereafter, his original lawyer disappears and his law partner is murdered.

Robin Lockwood is a young lawyer with a prestigious small law firm and a former MMA fighter who helped pay for Yale Law School with her bouts. She is representing the victim of the first rape for her civil lawsuit against her rapist, who is now convinced the rapist is stalking her and trying to intimidate her. At the same time, another client is up on a murder charge—one that should be dismissed as self-defense—but the D.A. trying the case is determined to bring it to trial. Now she has to mastermind two impossible cases, trying to find the hidden truth that links the two of them.

Phillip Margolin, the master of the legal thriller, returns in one of his twistiest, most compelling crime novels yet.

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ISBN: 9781250118868
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Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks - October 30th, 2018

A woman stumbles onto a dark road in rural Oregon—tortured, battered, and bound. She tells a horrific story about being kidnapped, then tortured, until she finally managed to escape. She was the lucky one—two other women, with similar burns and bruises, were found dead.

The surviving victim identifies the house where she was held captive and the owner, Alex Mason—a prominent local attorney—is arrested. Although he loudly insists upon his innocence, his wife’s statements about his sexual sadism and the physical evidence found at the scene, his summer home, is damning.

Regina Barrister is a legendary criminal defense attorney, known as “The Sorceress” for her courtroom victories. But she’s got a secret, one that threatens her skill, her reputation, and, most of all, her clients. She’s agreed to take on the seemingly impossible task of defending Alex Mason.

Robin Lockwood, a young lawyer and former MMA fighter, has just left a clerkship at the Oregon Supreme Court to work for Regina Barrister. The Alex Mason trial is her first big one, a likely death penalty case, and she’s second chair to Regina. Increasingly, she’s worried her boss’s behavior and the details in the case against their client don’t quite add up.


"Margolin continues his return to the exceptional form of his early novels with this gripping, tightly plotted, and smoothly written legal thriller... A winner from a veteran genre author." —Booklist on The Third Victim

"Margolin knows how to pack in the thrills!" —Tess Gerritsen

"It takes a really crafty storyteller to put people on the edge of their seats and keep them there. Phillip Margolin does just that." —Chicago Tribune

"In the hands of Phillip Margolin, nothing is ever simple and no one is really safe. He is the master of suspense mystery." —Associated Press

With surprising twist after twist until the shocking ending, The Third Victim is New York Times bestselling Phillip Margolin at his very best.


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