Books by John Rector

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JOHN RECTOR is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of THE GROVE, THE COLD KISS, ALREADY GONE and OUT OF THE BLACK. His short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and won several awards including the International Thriller Award for his novella LOST THINGS, many of his other stories can be found in his collection THE WALLS AROUND US.

He lives in Omaha, Nebraska.

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The Grove
by John Rector
The last time farmer Dexter McCray went off his medication, someone wound up dead. So, after waking from an alcoholic blackout to discover his tractor stuck in a ditch and the body of a teenage girl in the cottonwood grove bordering his cornfield, things begin to look worryingly familiar. With no alibi and a creeping suspicion that he...
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Lost Things: A Novella (Kindle Single)
by John Rector
2013 International Thriller Award Winner Evan Teller has everything going for him: a good job, a beautiful fiancée, and the prospect of making partner at his firm. But it all comes crashing down one dark night on an empty street, when one bad decision turns his dream life into a nightmare of cover-ups and lies. What begins as a...
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The Cold Kiss
by John Rector
All Nate and Sara want is a new life in a new town, away from the crime and poverty of their past. So, after being approached at a roadside diner by a man offering $500 for a ride to Omaha, they wonder if their luck might be changing. At first it seems like easy money, but within a few hours the man is dead. Now, forced off the...
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Already Gone
by John Rector
2012 International Thriller Award Nominee Jake Reese is a writing teacher at an American university. He lives in a small brick Tudor close to campus with his art buyer wife, Diane. His life is quiet-Ordinary even. And he likes it that way. But it wasn't always quiet. Jake's distant past was a life on the streets, inflicting damage...
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Längst vergangen: Thriller (German Edition)
by John Rector
Nominiert für den 2012 International Thriller Award Als Universitätsprofessor Jake Reese von zwei Männern auf einem Parkplatz überfallen wird und sie ihm einen Ringfinger abschneiden, versucht er dies als einen Fall von „zur falschen Zeit am falschen Ort“ abzutun. Doch als die Ereignisse eine düstere Wendung nehmen und seine...
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Ruthless
by John Rector
Nick White is the only person who can save Abigail Pierce. After uncovering a plot to have her killed, he attempts to warn her but instead puts himself squarely in the crosshairs. They know who he is, they know where he lives, they know how to get at his family. Drawn into the conspiracy surrounding Abigail, Nick soon discovers the...
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Cosas Perdidas (Kindle Single) (Spanish Edition)
by John Rector
Evan Teller lo tiene todo: un buen trabajo, una bella prometida y la perspectiva de convertirse en socio de su empresa. Pero todo se derrumba una noche oscura en una calle desierta, cuando una mala decisión convierte su vida de ensueño en una pesadilla de coartadas y mentiras. Lo que comienza como una celebración con su antiguo...
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Alles verloren (Kindle Single) (German Edition)
by John Rector
Für Evan Teller läuft alles rund, er hat eine gute Stellung, eine wunderschöne Verlobte und die Chance, Partner bei seinem Arbeitsgeber zu werden. Doch seine Welt stürzt in dunkler Nacht auf leerer Straße ein. Eine falsche Entscheidung verwandelt seinen Lebenstraum in einen Albtraum voller Vertuschungen und Lügen. Was als Sauftour...
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Déjà trop tard (French Edition)
by John Rector
Jake Reese est professeur de littérature dans une université américaine. Il vit dans une petite maison de style Tudor proche du campus avec son épouse Diane qui travaille pour une galerie d'art. Sa vie est tranquille, voire ordinaire, et cela lui convient. Mais son passé est nettement plus trouble : il a grandi dans les quartiers...
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Aus tiefster Finsternis (German Edition)
by John Rector
Nach dem tragischen Unfalltod seiner Frau Beth steht der frühere Soldat Matt Caine mit dem Rücken zur Wand: Er hat Schulden bei einem Mann, der vor nichts zurückschreckt, eine kleine Tochter, die ihn mehr braucht denn je, und Schwiegereltern, die ihm das Sorgerecht streitig machen. Und er hat Jay, seinen kriminellen...
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Out of the Black
by John Rector
To keep the light of his life, he’ll have to do some dark things. After Matt Caine loses his wife in a car accident, all he has left is his daughter, Anna. But just as the little girl—who survived the accident—finally starts thriving, Matt’s former in-laws threaten to take her away via a bitter custody battle. Desperate to keep...
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The Ridge
by John Rector
“A creeping, pitch-black window into a suburban America like nothing you’ve ever read....You know something is deeply wrong with this neighborhood, and yet nothing will prepare you for the mind-melting final pages.” —Blake Crouch, international bestselling author of Dark Matter and the Wayward Pines Series With its...
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