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#1 GONE GIRL

Gillian Flynn

A woman disappears from her Missouri home on her fifth anniversary; is her bitter, oddly evasive husband a killer?

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#2 MIRAGE

Clive Cussler with Jack Du Brul

Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon investigate the disappearance of an American destroyer in 1943.

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#3 THE GODS OF GUILT

Michael Connelly

Mickey Haller, a.k.a. the Lincoln lawyer, is drawn to a murder case in which the victim was his former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path.

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#4 DARK PLACES

Gillian Flynn

A woman who, as a child, was spared when her mother and sisters were murdered begins to reinvestigate the case against her imprisoned brother.

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#5 THE CHASE

Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

Nicolas Fox (a handsome con man) and Kate O’Hare ( an F.B.I. agent) team up to steal back a Chinese artifact taken from the Smithsonian.

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#6 STARRY NIGHT

Debbie Macomber

At Christmastime, a big-city society-page columnist sets out to interview a notoriously reclusive author in Alaska.

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#7 OUTLANDER

Diana Gabaldon

The first volume of the series featuring an 18th-century Scottish warrior and a World War II-era nurse who has been sucked back across two centuries to be at his side; first published in 1991.

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#8 FEAR NOTHING

Lisa Gardner

The Boston detective D. D. Warren, seriously injured at a crime scene, is treated by a pain therapist whose father was a serial killer.

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#9 SYCAMORE ROW

John Grisham

A sequel, about race and inheritance, to “A Time to Kill.” 

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#10 THE BEST OF ME

Nicholas Sparks

Twenty-five years after their high school romance ended, a man and woman who have gone their separate ways return to their North Carolina town for the funeral of a friend.

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#11 A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS

Debbie Macomber

A reissue of two holiday novels, "Buffalo Valley" (2001) and "Return to Promise" (2000).

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#12 THE LONGEST RIDE

Nicholas Sparks

The lives of two couples converge unexpectedly. While 91-year-old Ira is visited by his beloved wife (who passed away years earlier), Sophia, a college student, is enthralled by a young cowboy.

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#13 DRAGONFLY IN AMBER

Diana Gabaldon

Volume 2 of the Outlander series, about an 18th-century Scottish warrior and a time-traveling World War II-era nurse; first published in 1992.

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#14 THE CASUAL VACANCY

J K Rowling

The sudden death of a parish councilman reveals bitter social divisions in an idyllic English town; the author’s first novel for adults.

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#15 WINNERS

Danielle Steel

Six people with intertwined lives — among them an aspiring Olympic skier who is gravely injured — struggle to surmount challenges.

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#16 CROSS MY HEART

James Patterson

Detective Alex Cross’s family is threatened by an adversary intent on proving that he is the greatest mind in the history of crime.

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#17 ONLY ENCHANTING

Mary Balogh

Flavian, a wounded survivor of the Napoleonic wars, and Agnes, a young widow, begin an unlikely courtship.

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#18 'TIS THE SEASON

Ron Carr

Two classic holiday stories — "Under the Christmas Tree" (2009) and "Midnight Confessions" (2010) — plus the novella "Backward Glance" (1991).

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#19 WYOMING STRONG

Diana Palmer

Wolf Patterson and Sara Brandon are old enemies, but fate has brought the tall, blue-eyed rancher together with the dark-haired beauty.

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#20 VOYAGER

Diana Gabaldon

Claire Randall is torn between returning to the Scottish warrior Jamie Fraser, in the 18th-century, and staying with their daughter in her own era; first published in 1994.

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