If You Like Thrillers Why Not Try
Love thrillers? Why not try one of these brand new books to the Oamaru Library
Net Force: Dark Web by Jerome Preisler
Net Force’s elite group of cyber experts and field operatives must lead the fight against the ongoing waves of hacks while tracking down the mastermind. Their failure could mean global catastrophe. Success may lead them to become the highest-level security agency in the United States.
Contains: national security, cybercrime, secret organisations
A Death in Medina by James Von Layden
Marrakech, August. Among the few foreigners left in the city are a riad owner, her French boyfriend and an English girl whose bag has been stolen. 24-year old detective Karim is struggling to fast while holding down two jobs to pay for his sister's wedding. On the day that the English girl comes to him for help, a Moroccan girl is found dead, her body dumped in a handcart.
Contains: secrets, murder, investigations
Killing State by Judith O’Reilly
Michael North, assassin and spy-for-hire, is very good at killing bad guys. But what happens when his shadowy bosses at the dark heart of the British government order him to kill a good woman instead?
Contains: assassins, conspiracies, relationships
Sleep by C.L. Taylor
In the wake of a terrible car crash, Anna Willis escapes to the remote Scottish island of Rum, hoping for a chance to clear her head. As a receptionist at the Bay View Hotel, life should be quiet, but when a group of visitors descend on the hotel, Anna soon realises that one of them has a plan - a plan that involves murder
Contains: secrets, insomnia, guilt
The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter
Investigator Will Trent and medical examiner Sara Linton must stop a mysterious group of domestic terrorists planning to unleash a deadly epidemic
Contains: kidnapping, terrorists, investigators
Worst Case Scenario by Helen Fitzgerald
Mary is a moody probation offer and her job is on the line. Liam was imprisoned for murdering his wife, and he's published a series of letters to the dead woman, in a book that makes him an unlikely hero. Liam is released into Mary's care, but things are far from simple. Mary develops a poisonous obsession with Liam and his world, Mary will stop at nothing to impose her own brand of justice
Contains: convicts, revenge, probation officers
Night by Night by Jack Jordan
Plagued by insomnia, Rose Shaw is on the brink. But one evening she collides with a man running through the streets, who quickly vanishes. The only sign he ever existed, a dropped journal. She begins to obsessively dedicate her sleepless nights to discovering what happened to Finn Matthews.
Contains: insomnia, missing persons, grief
Recursion by Blake Crouch
Memory makes reality. That’s what cop Barry Sutton is learning as he investigates the devastating phenomenon the media has dubbed False Memory Syndrome—a mysterious affliction that drives its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived.
Contains: memory, epidemics, neuroscientist
Those People by Louise Candlish
When Darren and Jodie move into the house on the corner, they disrupt suburban life. They blast music at all hours and begin an unsightly renovation. It doesn't take long for an all-out war to start brewing.
Then a horrific death shocks the street. As police search for witnesses, accusations start flying and everyone has something to hide
Contains: neighbours, accusations, murder
Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry by Mary Higgins Clark
When journalist Penelope starts to research a piece about the #MeToo movement that includes an incident in her own life, she does not realize that the young man who drugged and assaulted her in college is now a wealthy, powerful industrialist on the eve of a merger which will make him a billionaire-and who will do anything, even murder, to cover his tracks.
Contains: journalists, assault, businessmen
Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay
A serial killer hi-jacks elevators every day in New York, plunging the city into chaos. But what do these deadly acts of sabotage have to do with the fingerless body found on the High Line? It will be a race against time for detectives to find the answers before a deadly Friday night showdown
Contains: sabotage, murder, investigations
Impossible Causes by Julie Mayhew
Three strangers arrive before the mists fall on an island: Ben Hailey, a charismatic teacher looking to make his mark, teenager Viola Kendrick, and her mother. They watch as their women fall under the teacher's spell. But when a body is found one morning at the teenage girls' meeting place, faith turns instantly to suspicion and fear. For the island is weighted with its own dark secrets, and now it is time for them to come into the light
Contains: secrecy, isolation, teenage girls
Envy by Amanda Robson
Erica has always wanted to be exactly like her neighbour, Faye. But Faye’s life isn’t as perfect as it seems, she has a terrible secret, and slowly but surely, it is threatening to destroy her and everything she holds dear. When Faye’s daughter Tamsin goes missing after school, the police turn to Erica. But is Erica the only one who has been enviously watching Faye?
Contains: missing child, stalkers, neighbours
The Second Sleep by Robert Harris
1468. A young priest, Christopher Fairfax, arrives in a remote village to conduct the funeral of his predecessor. The land around is strewn with ancient artefacts which the old parson used to collect. Did his obsession with the past lead to his death?
Contains: faith, antiquities, suspicion
The Body Lies by Jo Barker
A young writer accepts a job at a university, it’s meant to be a fresh start. When a troubled student starts sending in chapters from his novel that blur the lines between fiction and reality, the professor recognises herself as the main character in his book - and he has written her a horrific fate
Contains: authors, teachers, psychological
All books can be found in the Rental Fiction Section