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Serial Killers

shutterstock_154626923Ingenious, systematic, solitary, these murderers are totally obsessed with their quarry and diabolical in their methodology. Only the most dedicated investigator has a chance at finding them before they kill again.  If you enjoy living the fear of the potential victims and the thrill of the chase, try a few of these titles.

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Quicks Reads: Short Fiction

short on timeOnly have a few minutes to read at a time?  Why not try a book with short chapters, essays, poems or stories?  Short stories run the gamut from horror to romance and are perfect when you want all the intensity of a full novel but without the time commitment.

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Nicholas Sparks readalikes

Author Nicholas SparksNicholas Sparks is a master of poignant love stories. In his novels there is no great love without some loss and his characters frequently are faced with a difficult challenge before proving they are worthy of true love. Sparks’ characters are honorable and loyal, and they place a lot of importance on family and sometimes religious faith. The pace of his stories is leisurely, quickening for rapid action and dialogue. Sparks’ writing is not dense and he aims for easy-to-read prose with a romantic tone.

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Gentle Reads

gentle readsGood stories without graphic violence, language, or explicit sex.  These novels feature uplifting plots with wholesome characters mixed with a little humor, a little romance and a little adventure, including some by authors otherwise known for their less-than-gentle bestselling thrillers!

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Stephen King readalikes

IMG_0217Stephen King is often called the Master of Horror with his knack for bringing to life the most terrifying of nightmares and placing them squarely in the everyday world.  His fast-paced plots, whether set in the real world or in peculiar fantasy universes, take the reader into ever stranger and more twisted territory.  His short stories, an often under-appreciated element of his body of work, range in tone from gruesome and surreal to inspirational.  Several of his works have been adapted as movies: The Green MileHearts in Atlantis, The Shawshank Redemption, The Shining, Carrie, Stand By Me, and Misery are just a few. 
 
And when you’ve read everything there is to read, what should you read next?  Try these authors…

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