Newly Published Thrillers, From Bloodthirsty Toddlers to a Cabin Killer

SMALL TOWN SINS, by Ken Jaworowski. (Holt, $27.99.) In this debut novel by Jaworowski, a New York Times editor, the stories of three individuals — a nurse, a firefighter and a recovering addict — intertwine as they are forced to confront violence, crime and lies of their own making in Rust Belt Pennsylvania.

CUTTING TEETH, by Chandler Baker. (Flatiron, $27.99.) Part murder mystery, part darkly humorous riff on modern parenthood, this novel follows a group of blood-sucking 4-year-olds and their overprotective mothers in a posh Texas town.

A TWISTED LOVE STORY, by Samantha Downing. (Berkley, $28.) After yet another breakup in their toxic, obsessive, on-and-off relationship, Wes Harmon and Ivy Banks are forced to reconnect when a detective begins to dig into their violence-scarred past.

DEAD OF WINTER, by Darcy Coates. (Poisoned Pen, paperback, $15.99.) A romantic getaway to the Rockies turns deadly when Crista is separated from her boyfriend and snowed in at a cabin with eight strangers, one of whom is a stone cold killer.

AN HONEST MAN, by Michael Koryta. (Mulholland, $29.) Israel Pike killed his abusive father, but not those men on the boat. Lyman Rankin runs away from his alcoholic dad and shelters in an abandoned home. Their paths will soon collide on an island off the coast of Maine.

PROM MOM, by Laura Lippman. (Morrow, $30.) In 1997, Amber Glass — who’d successsfully hidden her pregnancy — was charged with killing the baby she delivered on prom night. She returns to town decades later, where her old prom date still lives.

CHAMELEON, by Remi Adeleke. (Morrow, $30.) Kali Kent is an elite C.I.A. agent who can put on countless personas, a skill he’ll need as he tracks down an ex-commando whose kidnapping scheme threatens the global balance of power.

THEIR VICIOUS GAMES, by Joelle Wellington. (Simon & Schuster, $19.99.) A momentary lapse in control cost Adina, a Black teenager at the snobby, mostly white Edgewater Academy, her Ivy League future. To regain it, she must gamble her life.

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