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The Best
Books of 

Top 10 List 

**FAVORITE #1 Best Overall **
Fiction Book of 2015

**Top 10



Water From My Heart by Charles Martin

Best Crime Thriller 

"Slaughter at her Finest"

**Top 10 


Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

Best Hypnotic Psychological  Suspense Thriller  

**Top 10


Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica

Best Book -to -Big Screen Adaptation 

**Top 10

Wherever There Is Light by Peter Golden

Best Audiobook (tie) 
Best Collaboration
Haller/ Bosch-Welliver /Connelly 

**Top 10 


The Crossing by Michael Connelly

Best Audiobook (tie) 

Best Baldacci Novel to date.
Best new series (Amos Decker)

**Top 10 

Memory Man by David Baldacci

Best Clever Character Development
 Best Twisted Dark Humor
Best Male Protagonist  

**Top 10 

The Guilty by David Baldacci

Best Audiobook (tie)
Best of the Will Robie Series 

Best Double-Twist Climax

**Top 10 

Best Tour de Force of
Crime Writing  

Best Get of Jail Story
**Top 10 

Life or Death by Michael Robotham

**#1 BEST Non-Fiction of 2015

Memoir Biography
Book/Movie Adaption

**Top 10


Concussion By Jeanne Marie Laskas

Top 50 List 
Includes Top 10 and below

Best Mystical Literary Fiction


Ashley Bell by Dean Koontz

Best Historical Fiction (Sisters) 

The Nightingale by Kristina Hannah

Best Audiobook (tie) 
Best Father/Son Action
  Adventure Suspense Thriller

Best High-Wire Literary Thriller 

Descent by Tim Johnston

Best Modern Southern Trilogy 

The Bone Tree by Greg Iles
Constant Fear by Daniel Palmer

Best Medical Suspense Thriller 

Best Cliffhanger Mystery
Thriller Suspense Series


Broken Promise by Linwood Barclay

Best Horror Suspense Thriller 

Follow You Home by Mark Edwards
Trauma by Michael and Daniel Palmer

Best Female Vigilante Justice

Best Domestic IndecentProposal Suspense
Cover Love 

The Mistake I Made by Paula Daly

Best Psychological Family Drama 
Ideal Book-Film Adaptation 

The Daylight Marriage by Hedi Pitlor
Woman of the dead by Bernhard Aichner

Best emotionally driven exploration of family, lies, secrets & moral dilemma (MS)


Lavina by Mary Marcus

Best Southern Gothic, infused with music, history, injustice

Best Eye-Catching Cover
 Best psycho- contemporary debut (Bipolar) 

Pretending to Dance by Diane Chamberlain

Best Audiobook (tie) 

Best Historical Romance Fiction


The Letter by Kathryn Hughes

Best Literary Suspense Fiction 

The Forever Bridge by T. Greenwood

Best Southern Domestic

Center of Gravity
Friction by Sandra Brown

Best Romantic Suspense 

Best Standout International Crime Thriller Debut Series 

Hades by Candice Fox

Best Storyline Made for Hollywood  

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Best Contemporary
Conspiracy Suspense 


The Ones We Trust by Kimberly Belle

Best Flawed Law Enforcement Family "Morgans of Nashville "

I'll Never Let You Go by Mary Burton

Best Unsolved Multi-
Generational Family Mystery 

The Lake House by Kate Morton

Best Thriller Cover
Best Halloween Whodunit


Wonderland by Jennifer Hillier

Best Legal Thriller meets psychological game of power

Losing Faith by Adam Mitzner

Best Ex-Con Kidnapper
in a Mystery Crime Thriller 


Shady Cross by James Hankins

 Best Witty Suspense Legal Crime
Political Series


Under Color of Law by Sylvie Fox - A Casey Cort Novel

(tie) Best Audiobook 

Best Action Thriller &
Female Protagonist

The Bullet by Mary Louise Kelly

Best Debut Political Crime
Techno Thriller

The Short Drop by Matthew Fitzsimmons

Best Medical/Domestic
Family Drama (HD

Best Women's Contemporary Psychological Fiction Debut 

Best New Romantic
Suspense Series 


Inside the O'Briens by Lisa Genova
West of Sunset by Stewart O'Nan
Before the storm by Leslie Tentler

Best Southern Historical Fiction Debut  (Florida Keys) racial &
social tensions

Under a Dark Summer Sky by Vanessa LaFaye

Best Southern Fiction

Best Southern Storyteller 

Passing Through Perfect by Bette Lee Crosby

Best Women's
Fiction/Suspense Series 

The Promise of Home by Darcie Chan


Best Coming -of- Age Debut

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton

Best Health, Wellness, Fitness, Alternative Medicine

Tox Sick by Suzanne Somers

Best Celebrity Biography 
King of Pop

MJ:  The Genuis of Michael Jackson by Steve Knopper

Best Spiritual/Inspirational 

Where I am by Billy Graham

Best Organic Plant-Based, Gluten-Free Vegetarian Debut Cookbook 

Deliciously Ella by Ella Woodward


"Top 50" Must Read Books of 2015

Pretending to Dance
The Pocket Wife
Water From My Heart
The Guilty
The Nightingale
The Secret Wisdom of the Earth
The Forever Bridge
Constant Fear
Wherever There is Light
Pretty Baby
Losing Faith
The Wednesday Group
Where I Am
MJ The Genius of Michael Jackson
Tox Sick
The Promise of Home
Passing Through Perfect
Deliciously Ella
Under a Dark Summer Sky
Before the Storm
Inside the O'Briens
The Short Drop
The Bullet
Under Color of Law
Shady Cross
The Lake House
I'll Never Let You Go
The Ones We Trust
See Me
Center of Gravity
The Letter
Woman of the Dead
The Daylight Marriage
The Mistake I Made
Follow You Homoe
Broken Prommise
The Bone Tree
Ashley Bell
Life or Death
Trust No One
Memory Man
The Crossing
White Collar Girl
Ask Him Why
The Fall
Among Thieves
West of Sunset
Coal River
Blonde Hair Blue Eyes
Justice Redeemed
The Guilty One
The Prettiest One
The Particular Appeal of Gillian Pug
What the Heart Remembers
Rest Assured
365 Pocket Prayers
Midnight Jesus
The New Rules for Love, Sex, and Dating
The Comeback
BenBella's Best of  Plant-Based Eati
The Girl With Nine Wigs
Waiting on God
Where the Memories Lie
Spectre Black
Snow Deer and Cocoa Cheer
Murder House
Tricky Twenty-Two
The Dance Begins
Starlight on Willow Lake
Before We Were Strangers
The Perfect Son
The Middle of Somewhere
Who Will Hear Me When I Cry
Somebody I Used to Know
Circling the Sun
Night Tremors
Evil Never Dies
The Status of All Things
Judgement Day
Murder DC
The Life We Bury
After You
A Theory of Expanded Love
Be Afraid
Where All the Light Tends to go
Ugly Young Thing
The Same Sky
almost dead
Liar's Bench
The Fixer
Things You Won't Say
Million Dollar Road
All the Single Girls
House Broken
Before I Go
The Inn at Ocean's Edge
The Dream Lover
The Secret of Midwives
Crazy Love You
Dorothy Parker Drank Here
An Evil Mind
Twisted Innocence
First Frost
Remember Me This Way
The Denim Blue Sky
the three sisters
Those Girls
Breath of Scandal
The Unquiet Dead
Summer Secrets
The Sound Of Glass
Cold Cold Heart
Pretty Girls


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