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Waiting for new books for your mind to feast on? We bring to you a fresh list of thrilling reads just released in 2018. Reading books come with their own set of benefits, stimulating the reader mentally, increasing their vocabulary, knowledge and creativity, books work as a form of technology free entertainment too, and the reader experiences a state of tranquility while reading a book and being exported into a different world, letting them step into minds of people and living a life they would otherwise not meet. The chalk man, is as thrilling, as innocent it sounds. Need to know and the Anatomy of a scandal are all books that will keep you hanging on to every word because you don’t know what twist the story will take the next moment.


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Thrillers are known for keeping you guessing till the very end. The chalk man opens in the 1980s with the protagonist Eddie on the verge of his adolescence. He and his friends use chalkmen as messages for each other on the walls till one day one such chalk man leads them to a dead body. Life will never be the same after that. The story then continues to their adulthood in 2016 and how their past is not going to be left behind. C.J Tudor, in his debut novel, expertly weaves in and out of flashback episodes and current day scenarios ensuring the readers are hooked till the last word.
Born in Salisbury, C.J. Tudor currently lives in Nottingham with her family. This book has been inspired from a box of chalks her daughter received as a birthday gift.
The Daily Mail in its review stated that shades of Stephen King could be seen in Tudor’s writing style, when the reality became sinister and the climax was creepy.
This book can be purchased from the upcoming Flipkart sale. Available for pre order with 11% discount on Rs.599 bringing down the cost to Rs.531

THE WIFE BETWEEN US BY (Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen)

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The best of thrillers are ones which are unpredictable, in which all your assumptions are proven wrong. The novel The Wife between us is just that. The book explores the topic of complexities and problems in a marriage and the truths that people in relationships tend to ignore for the sake of love. A man by the name of Richard, his jealous ex-wife Vanessa, who desperately wants to stop him from remarrying, and his beautiful new young fiancé, Nelly, are at the heart of a complicated love triangle that the reader will be pulled into.
After spending over 20 years as an editor with Simon & Schuster Green Hendricks ventures into the writing space with this book. A lot of Hendricks’ work has appeared in the Publishers weekly and The New York Times. Hendricks has co-authored this novel with Sarah Pekkanen. After her international bestsellers, ‘Skipping a Beat’, These Girls, The best of us and ‘Catching Air’, Pekkanen comes back with yet another fantastic book with The wife between us.

It has been named as One of Glamour Magazine's Best Books of 2018. Gilly Macmillian, New York Times bestselling author of What She Knew, reviewing this book says it has a fast paced, twisted, smart and a taut plot, it is both terrific and troubling at the same time, a storyline in which you don’t know who to trust. Macmillian loved the book.
Get this book on Flipkart at 23% discount costing Rs.456.

Need to Know : Perfect Husband. Perfect Father. Perfect Liar?  (English, Paperback, Karen Cleveland)
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A thriller usually has a crime scenario around which the storyline is placed. The protagonist is somebody who is in search of the truth. This can be a villain, a hero, a male or female, a child or adult, an official or civilian. In the novel, Need to Know, the protagonist, Vivian Miller, is a CIA analyst working on a case with regard to Russian sleeper cells on in America. In her pursuit of the truth she uncovers secrets that question everything she vowed to stand for and threatens her loved ones. The story follows her ordeal in making decisions after she stumbles across some truths. Like it says on the cover of the novel “What do you do when everything you trust might be a lie?

Karen Cleveland, the author of this book, is a former CIA analyst. She obtained her master’s  degree from Trinity College Dublin and Harvard University. Cleveland is currently living in Virginia with her husband and two children. This novel is her first attempt at writing at fiction.

Shari Lapena, New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door, in her review said that she couldnt’t put down the book until the stunning end. She rushed through the book revolving around domesticity and deceit. The book has tension worthy twists in the storyline.
Find this book on Flipkart at 26% off bringing down the price from Rs.599 to Rs.440.

Anatomy of a Scandal  (English, Paperback, Sarah Vaughan)

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Thrillers are an opportunity for commenting and observing the society and consider different individuals, classes, ethnicities and various locations. The Anatomy of a Scandal is one such novel. James a charismatic public figure belonging to the elite of Britain is accused of a terrible crime. His wife Sophie is sure of his innocence and is determined to protect her family from breaking apart. Kate, the prosecutor, who seeks the truth always, is determined to make James pay for his crime. The political scandal has a very realistic feel to it, making the story believable and has the reader hooked to the book instantly.
The author, Sarah Vaughan, former student at Oxford, former correspondent with The Guardian, is presently pursuing writing fiction. Anatomy of a Scandal is her third book.

‘People’, the tabloid, along with naming The Anatomy of a Scandal as the Book of the Week, reviews it to be a very well written story with a lot of detailing and expertise and perfectly matching with the present #metoo times.

The Flipkart upcoming sale has a 21% discount on this novel. Grab your copy of Anatomy of a Scandal for Rs.434.

The Night Trade  (English, Paperback, Barry Eisler)
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There is nothing like having a series of books of your favourite hero, it means so much more of his/her life to peep into, so many of his/her stories to live and experience. The Livia Lone book series is one such series. The Night Trade by Barry Eisler, is the second novel following the life of Livia Lone, now a sex-crimes detective. Lone is out on a task to Thailand to arrest Rithisak Sorm, the trafficking boss behind her childhood ordeal. On her quest, she meets a former Marine sniper, who is also behind Sorm. Imagine their shock at finding out that killing Sorm might not end the trafficking racket, a conspiracy, which is now targeting them.. Livia makes for an electrifying hero. A very compelling and riveting novel, makes for a splendid read. Yet another story of revenge and attempts made at destroying your inner demons.
Barry Eisler, spent a few years in service with the CIA’S Directorate of Operations,has worked as a technology lawyer, a startup executive and is a black belt in Judo. Eisler is the proud winner of the Barry Award and the Gumshoe Award for Best Thriller of the Year for his previous works. Currently living in San Francisco Bay Area, is also a avid blogger about civil liberties and law.
Barry Eisler spent three years in a covert position with the CIA's Directorate of Operations, then worked as a technology lawyer and startup executive in Silicon Valley and Japan, earning his black belt at the Kodokan International Judo Center along the way. Eisler's bestselling thrillers have won the Barry Award and the Gumshoe Award for Best Thriller of the Year, have been included in numerous "Best Of" lists, and have been translated into nearly twenty languages. Eisler lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and, when he's not writing novels, blogs about torture, civil liberties, and the rule of law.
The New York Times Book review states it to be a first rate thriller that connects with the reader, being  emotionally true at every moment of the story.
This novel can be bought on Flipkart for Rs.780 after a 2% discount.

We’ve compiled for you a list of some of the thrillers released in 2018. These books have created quite a stir with their fabulous writing and killing suspense, surprise twists in the plot and unexpected endings. All of them have the ingredients of amazing thrillers. These novels make for fun, unputdownable and mind boggling reads. Go ahead, make space on your bookshelves and grab your copies making the best of the Flipkart upcoming sale and becoming privileged owners of these splendid thrillers.
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