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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl, and the basis for the major motion picture starring Charlize Theron

Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of K... Read more about Dark Places

Ihave a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it. It’s the Day blood. Something’s wrong with it. I w...


- A New York Times and USA Today bestseller

- Book of the Month Club 2016 Book of the Year

- Second Place Goodreads Best Fiction of 2016

A beautiful and provocative love story between two unlikely people and the hard-won relationship that elevates ... Read more about All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

My mother always started the story by saying, “Well, she was born in the backseat of a stranger’s car,” as though that explained why Wavy wasn’t normal. It seemed to me that could happen to anybody. M...


An accidental death, and the cover-up that follows, sparks a dark series of events that reverberates through the lives of four people who will never be the same again.

When Darl Moody went hunting after a monster buck, a kill that could make the dif... Read more about The Line That Held Us

Darl Moody didn’t give a wet sack of shit what the state considered poaching. Way he figured, anybody who’d whittle a rifle season down to two weeks and not allot for a single doe day didn’t care whet...


Torment Part Two is a dark, taboo, MC, contemporary romance.

My dreams are gone. I'm trapped, controlled, and defeated. I made a deal that I have to stick to, if I want to keep everyone-including myself-safe. Shay has given me an ultimatum; be his o... Read more about Torment

I couldn’t wait any longer. After burying the shoebox, I lingered in the woods, languidly making my way around the property before I dared go any closer to the house. If Shay was watching for my retur...


The pretty young prostitute is dead. Her alleged murderer-a minister's son-hanged himself in his jail cell. The case is closed. But the dead girl's fatherhas come to Matthew Scudder for answers, sending the unlicensed private investigator in search o... Read more about The Sins of the Fathers

He was a big man, about my height with a little more flesh on his heavy frame. His eyebrows, arched and prominent, were still black. The hair on his head was iron gray, combed straight back, giving hi...


"As president of the Predators MC, my men and I are used to preying on the weak and those stupid enough to cross our paths. So why does a straitlaced teacher make me sit up and take notice when I see her for the first time?

The brothers all think she... Read more about Riot

“No, Ross, I won’t! Because there is nothing you could possibly say to change my mind.” Grace picked up her briefcase, attempting to step around her department head, but he forestalled her by taking h...




He ascended from the darkness years ago-Azrael the Eternal, Azrael the Undying, Azrael Who Is Death-bringing with him the black rains, the fires, the souring of the sky, and t... Read more about Land of the Beautiful Dead

Lan got out, moving carefully along the van’s armored roof and trying not to look at the Eaters clambering below her. They hadn’t seen many on the drive, but there were always Eaters at the towns and ...


DEADWOOD, DAKOTA TERRITORIES, 1876: Legendary gunman Wild Bill Hickcock and his friend Charlie Utter have come to the Black Hills town of Deadwood fresh from Cheyenne, fleeing an ungrateful populace. Bill, aging and sick but still able to best any ma... Read more about Deadwood

The boy shot Wild Bill's horse at dusk, while Bill was off in the bushes to relieve himself. It was lucky for everybody but the horse that it happened when it did, but not so lucky it had to be God's ...


They're rebels, scoundrels, and blackguards-dark, dashing men on the wrong side of the law. But for the women who love them, a hint of danger only makes the heart beat faster...

A scandalous proposal.

Christopher Argent lives in the shadows as the e... Read more about The Hunter

Sir Gerald Dashforth, Esquire, perched uneasily behind the desk, and persisted in eyeing the closed door as though he anticipated the need to scream for help at any moment. The man matched the furnitu...


"Choose wisely. Then keep your head down and do what you're told. Time will pass, and we'll be back for you." Audra Copeland is among dozens of newly convicted felons dropped off on the prison planet Rhodon, where she discovers that the women of zone... Read more about Guardian

I thought the worst part of prison transport would be the food, or the utter lack of bathroom accommodations and clothing. But it’s actually the fact that I can’t stretch, and that the top of my cell—...

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