Thriller lovers will not be disappointed this spring as three powerhouse authors release new novels just in time for back-to-the-office commutes, overdue vacations or cozy days spent inside to avoid April showers. Whatever your reason for picking up one of these page-turners, the twists will keep you on the edge of your seat, and the shocking endings will leave you wanting more—which are the marks of a great thriller, no?


Watch Out for Her by Samantha M. Bailey

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Samantha M. Bailey taps into a mothers paranoia with this story, which is about a family and their nanny and is told from the perspectives of both Sarah, the mother, and Holly, the nanny. Sarah is happy to have relocated from Vancouver to Toronto, leaving behind a picture-perfect-turned-fraught relationship with her nanny, whom her son just happens to adore. Sarah didnt handle everything perfectly, but even now, across the country, she feels something is wrong—shes being watched, and whatever they left in Vancouver isnt over. Part voyeurism and part family drama, Watch Out For Her is all spine-tingling questions and no obvious answers.

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The Heights by Louise Candlish

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The latest from bestselling thriller author Louise Candlish offers up one twist after another. It begins with Ellen Saint, a mother who catches a glimpse of a man in a well-hidden building called The Heights. While the building is impressive, even more intriguing is the man—because hes been dead for two years. And Ellen should know—she killed him. From here, the reader is drawn into a recounting of Ellens descent into criminality and the events that led her there, told both in the form of Ellens own book and an article a journalist is writing about her, giving us a multi-layered look at what happened to Ellen Saint.

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This Might Hurt by Stephanie Wrobel

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Natalie is concerned about her sister, Kit, who has committed to a six-month stay at an off-the-grid retreat to get her life back on track. But when Natalie receives a threatening email from Wisewood, the facility where Kit is staying, she rushes to the secluded island to find her sister—partly out of fear for her and partly because whoever sent that email to Natalie knows her secret and is planning on telling Kit. Natalie needs to save her relationship with her sister and get her away from Wisewood—because threats surely cant be the path to wellness. Stephanie Wrobel has an intriguing and eerie hit with this alternating-perspective thriller, which digs into the family bonds that bring us together—and tear us apart.

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