Thrillers put readers on the edge of seats

There are new thrillers out there that will keep readers hooked.

It’s not all fun and games in “The Escape Room” by Megan Goldin.

Four Wall Street rising stars show up for a special team-building exercise at an escape room. But once Vincent, Jules, Sylvie and Sam get to their destination, they learn this is no game and their history of backstabbing is about to catch up with them. Who would want to trap them? What does this have to do with not one, but two, dead co-workers? As the past is unraveled, rivalries and crime are uncovered and the question is left — who will make it out of the escape room alive?

A look into corporate politics, ruthlessness and a main character who is sucked into that world, the novel will keep you guessing.

“The Escape Room” is published by St. Martin’s Press. It is $26.99 and 356 pages long.

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New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong follows a seemingly innocent interaction that draws a woman into a possible crime in “Wherever She Goes.”

Aubrey is dealing with trying to do the right thing after her failed marriage. What she thinks is right is to give primary custody to her soon-to-be ex and have visitation with her daughter, because she’s never felt like a good parent. When she takes her daughter to the park, she meets another young mother with a little boy who also doesn’t act like she has it all together, like the older polished Mommies there. The two bond briefly, and go their separate ways. The next time Aubrey sees the little boy, he’s been dragged into a car screaming, and the mother is nowhere in sight. She immediately thinks he’s being kidnapped, and alerts the police. But no child is reported missing and no one saw the mother. What is happening? While Aubrey’s very sanity is being called into question, she is determined to find out what happened no matter what.

With plenty of twists readers will never see coming, this is a story of one mom who will stop at nothing to protect a child.

“Wherever She Goes” is published by Minotaur Books. It is $27.99 and 292 pages long.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Julia Keller returns to West Virginia in “The Cold Way Home.”

Bell Elkins, a prosecutor turned private investigator, is searching for a missing teenager in a woods and finds instead a dead body near the remains of Wellwood, a former psychiatric hospital for the poor that burned down decades ago. With the help of former sheriff Nick Fogelsong and former deputy Jake Oakes, she will look into the past of Wellwood and the early treatment of psychiatric illness, to determine what really happened, then and now.

Residents will enjoy this look into the state through the lens of a literary thriller.

“The Cold Way Home” is published by Minotaur Books. It is $27.99 and 306 pages long.

Contact Amy Phelps at aphelps@newsandsentinel.com.

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