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Adolescent boy secretly watches as his friend tortures a girl, shooting out her eye. Twenty si[ years later, secret, guilt ridden boy marries girl, who survived. And the assailant" He’s back. Une[pected twists and shifting sympathies keep tension at a boi
My Name Is Nathan Lucius By Mark Winkler SOHO PRESS
Lucius works as an ad salesman for a South African newspaper— he’s an odd guy but harmless. Or maybe seriously damaged. Or perhaps a serial killer? Noir at its darkest, cunningly executed.
High White Sun By J. Todd Scott G.P. PUTNAM’S SONS
Small-town cops, the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration battle white supremacists on the Texas borderland’s. Scott’s grim, violent sort-of sequel to his 2016 debut, The Far Empty, is as addictive as the best crime show. London Rules By Mick Herron SOHO CRIME If spies had an island of misɿt toys, the scathingly funny MI5 rejects of Slough House are it. This ɿfth in a series, from the writer the BBC called the “Le Carré of the future,” begins with ɿve armed men massacring dozens in a Derbyshire town. (Out June 5.)
Macbeth By Jo Nesbø HOGARTH
The latest from Scandinavia’s king of crime features a paramilitary SWAT unit led by a dagger-loving guy named Macbeth (girlfriend: Lady). Murders, paranoia, drug kings, biker gangs, corrupt police ofɿcers, hallucinations and foggy moral choices add up to a Shakespeare homage that is grippingly of the moment. The Perfect Nanny By Leila Slimani PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE With chilling precision, Slimani lays out every mother’s worst nightmare: the nanny who snaps and massacres her kids. The French-moroccan author’s inspiration was the New <ork nanny trial, but this prizewinning international best-seller has less to do with murder and more to do with the horrors of loneliness and motherhood.
Tangerine By Christine Mangan ECCO PRESS
Right on trend, this literate beach read has not one but two unreliable narrators: female college friends who commit an unspeciɿed tragedy in the 1950s, then meet up many years later in Tangiers for some Paul Bowles– style disorientation and atmospherics. The Word Is Murder By Anthony Horowitz HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS An erudite meta-mystery from the creator of the British TV series Foyle’s War, as well as the best-selling Magpie Murders. When a real detective asks the writer to document his progress on a curious case (a woman is murdered the evening after she plans her own funeral), Horowitz’s terrible instincts add comedy to an elaborate puzzle box of a crime. (Out on June 5.)