The Girl On The Train – Paula Hawkins
Rachel takes the same commuter train to work every day. It will always wait at the same signal, overlooking a stretch of back yards, she knows. She’s even begun to feel as though she knows the residents of one of the houses. She refers to them as “Jess and Jason.” Their lives are ideal, in her opinion. If only Rachel could be as content as that. Then she notices something startling. It’ll only be a minute until the train departs, but it’ll be enough. Everything has changed now. Rachel now has the opportunity to become a part of the lives she has only observed from afar. They’ll see now that she’s more than simply the train girl.
The Women in the window – A. J. Finn
Anna Fox is a recluse who stays alone in her New York City apartment, unable to leave. She spends her days drinking wine (perhaps excessively), watching old movies, reminiscing about happier times… and spying on her neighbours.The Russells, a father, a mother, and their teenage son, then move into the house across the street. The ideal family. However, when Anna sees something she shouldn’t one night while staring out her window, her world begins to unravel and its horrifying secrets are revealed.
No Exit – Taylor Adams
Darby Thorne, a college student, is stuck in a terrible blizzard in the Colorado Rockies on her way to Utah to see her ailing mother. She’s forced to wait out the storm at a lonely highway rest stop since the roads are unusable. There are vending machines, a coffee maker, and four strangers inside. Darby returns to the storm, desperate for a signal to phone home… and finds a terrifying discovery. A small child is imprisoned in an animal box in the rear of the van parked next to her automobile. What is the name of the child? Why was she kidnapped? And how will Darby be able to help her?
Darby must find a way out of a perilous scenario in which a child’s life and her own are on the line.
Survive the Night – Riley Sagar
The man behind the wheel, Josh Baxter, is a complete unknown to Charlie. They gathered at the campus transportation board, hoping to split the cost of the lengthy journey back to Ohio. Both of them have valid reasons for wanting to flee. Charlie is torn between guilt and sadness over the murder of her closest friend, who became the Campus Killer’s third victim. Josh’s motivation is to assist in the care of his ailing father. So he claims. Charlie, like the Hitchcock heroine for whom she is named, has her reservations. Josh has a suspicious air about him, from the gaps in his tale about his father to the fact that he doesn’t want Charlie to peek inside the trunk.As they drive along an empty highway in the middle of night, Charlie becomes increasingly concerned that she is sharing a car with the Campus Killer. Is Josh actually a threat? Is Charlie’s suspicion an illusion of her movie-fueled imagination, or is it anything more?What follows is a cat-and-mouse game set on moonlit highways and neon-lit parking lots, in an era when the only way to get help is to dial a pay phone number and there’s nowhere to hide. Charlie just has one chance to win: she must survive the night.
The Guest list – Lucy Foley
Guests assemble on an island off the coast of Ireland to commemorate two individuals combining their lives as one. The groom is an up-and-coming television personality. The bride is a magazine editor. The expensive gown, the isolated venue, the opulent party gifts, the boutique whiskey: it’s a wedding fit for a magazine or a star. Although mobile phone connection is patchy and the waves are rough, every aspect has been meticulously planned and will be meticulously implemented.
Resentments and petty jealousies blend with reminiscences and good wishes when the champagne is cracked and the festivities begin. Then someone is found dead. Who didn’t send their best wishes to the happy couple?