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Debut Suspense/Thriller Author Spotlight

While reading favorite authors is wonderful, there's something special about discovering an author at the start of his or her career. With our One to Watch: Debut Suspense Thriller promotion, we share with you some new authors who we think are worth watching. All authors featured here will be debut writers in the suspense/thriller genre. We hope that you enjoy reading their work and join with us in later years in saying, "I remember when I read their first book." Just think, you could have one of their first editions as part of your collection.

Mary Kubica, author of The Good Girl

When Mia Dennett is abducted as part of an extortion scheme, her mother Eve and Detective Gabe Hoffman will stop at nothing to find her. But no one could have predicted the emotional entanglements that eventually cause her family's world to shatter.

Averil Dean, author of Alice Close Your Eyes

Ten years ago, someone ruined Alice Croft's life. Now, she has a chance to right that wrong. She thinks she has found the perfect man to carry out her plan --- Jack Calabrese. However, it isn't long before she  finds herself drawn into a labyrinth of terrifying surrender to a man who is more dangerous than she ever could have imagined.

Sonja Condit, author of Starter House

Shortly after Lacey and her husband move in to what they think is their dream home, the warm and welcoming house becomes cold and dark. There is something malevolent within these walls that wants to hurt Lacey’s unborn child --- a terrifying presence that only she can sense. To save her family, Lacey must discover the truth about the house and confront an evil that has lingered in wait for years.

Emma Chapman, author of How To Be a Good Wife

Good wife Marta has been married for so long that she can hardly remember a past without Hector. But now strange visions flit at the corner of her eye, including that of a blonde girl no one else can see. Is she losing her mind, or is she starting to remember something important?

Becky Masterman, author of Rage Against the Dying

When Brigid Quinn retired early from the FBI, she thought she could pul all her horrible memories of hunting sexual predators behind her. Wanting nothing more than a quiet life with her new husband and their dogs, she moves to Tucson and begins to settle in. However, when Floyd Lynch confesses to the worst of her unsolved crimes and the new FBI agent on the case thinks the confession is fake, Brigid is pulled back into the world she thought she left behind.

Neal Baer, author of Kill Switch

A heart-pounding glimpse into the world of forensic psychiatry, KILL SWITCH marks the powerful fiction debut of Neal Baer and Jonathan Greene --- former executive producers of television’s acclaimed “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” Filled with breakneck suspense, vivid characters and riveting detail, it is a mindbending thriller you’ll never forget.

Daniel Palmer, author of Delirious

Charlie Giles is at the top of his game. An electronics superstar, he’s sold his startup company to a giant Boston firm, where he’s now a senior director. With his dog, Monte, at his side, Charlie is treated like a VIP everywhere he goes.

Rick Reed, author of The Cruelest Cut

The first victim is attacked in her home. Tied to her bed. Forced to watch every unspeakable act of cruelty --- but unable to scream. The second murder is even more twisted.

Chevy Stevens, author of Still Missing

On the day she was abducted, Annie O’Sullivan, a 32-year old realtor, had three goals --- sell a house, forget about a recent argument with her mother, and be on time for dinner with her ever- patient boyfriend.

Dana Haynes, author of Crashers

Whenever a plane goes down in the USA, a "Go Team" made up of experts is assembled by the National Transportation Safety Board to investigate. Those people --- each of them a leading expert in a specific area --- are known as informally as "Crashers."