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5 Sizzling Suspenseful Summer Reads To Binge On This August

As we near the end of the summer, we are taking advantage of the remaining beach time we have left! If you're looking to get lost in a suspenseful page-turner that has you guessing in the sun, here are five books to add to your beach bag.

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1. Everything We Keep by Kerry Lonsdale


Aimee Tierney tries to reconstruct her life after the tragic loss of her fiancé who vanished in a boating accident, leaving her life collapsed around her. As she begins looking into James's disappearance, she uncovers secrets that make her doubt everything they had together. Underneath it all is a truth with the power to destroy her or set her free. Everything We Keep is an exciting debut that has us hoping for more of Kerry Lonsdale!

2. Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner


Manon Bradshaw is a dedicated Cambridgeshire police officer with a complicated and unsatisfying personal life. While on the job, she gets pulled into an intriguing case—the disappearance of a beautiful young graduate student, the daughter of the Royal Family’s surgeon, Edith Hind. Caught in what could be the biggest case of her career, Manon races against the clock, investigating every lead she comes across in the hopes of finding Edith alive.

3. Panacea by F. Paul Wilson


Laura Fanning is a medical examiner facing two charred corpses with mysterious tattoos, no clear cause of death, and a connection to miracle medical cures. Her initial investigation leads to a cult claiming to possess the legendary panacea, an impossible medicine that can cure anything. Laura doesn’t believe in the panacea, but her client does, and he’s hired her to find a dose of the panacea for him for $5 million. Accompanied by her client’s bodyguard, Laura searches the globe for the panacea, attracting the attention of a cult bent on getting rid of it and her.

4. All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda


Nicolette Farrell left her hometown ten years ago after the disappearance of her best friend, Corinne. Returning now to take care of her father and tie up loose ends, Nic is thrown into another disappearance, that of her young neighbor, Annaleise. Nic tries to unravel the truth behind both disappearances, revealing truths about her friends and family as the story moves backward, from Day 15 of Annaleise’s disappearance to the day she vanished.

5. City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong


Casey Duncan, a homicide detective, killed the grandson of a mobster when she was in college and knows her time is limited. Her best friend, Diana, is on the run from her abusive ex-husband. After an attack on both of them, they decide to disappear, running away to a town off the grid that takes in people that want to vanish. As a murderer, Casey should be barred entry, but her skill as a homicide detective is in high demand as the town faces its first murder case. The town is not just hiding a murderer, but also secrets that could leave Casey and Diana in more danger than they were before.

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