I Can’t Hold Back

2018 ITW Thriller Awards Nominees 
We’re thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2018 ITW Thriller Awards:
BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL

Dan Chaon — ILL WILL (Ballantine)
Denise Mina — THE LONG DROP (Little, Brown and Company)
B.A. Paris — THE BREAKDOWN (St. Martin’s Press)
Gin Phillips — FIERCE KINGDOM (Viking)
Riley Sager — FINAL GIRLS (Dutton)

BEST FIRST NOVEL

Steph Broadribb — DEEP DOWN DEAD (Orenda Books)
Daniel Cole — RAGDOLL (Ecco)
Walt Gragg — THE RED LINE (Berkley)
K.J. Howe — THE FREEDOM BROKER (Quercus)
Sheena Kamal — THE LOST ONES (William Morrow)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL NOVEL

Christine Bell — GRIEVANCE (Lake Union)
Rachel Caine — STILLHOUSE LAKE (Thomas & Mercer)
Layton Green — THE RESURRECTOR (Layton Green)
Adrian McKinty — POLICE AT THE STATION AND THEY DON’T LOOK FRIENDLY (Seventh Street Books)
Lori Rader-Day — THE DAY I DIED (William Morrow)

BEST SHORT STORY

Lee Child — “Too Much Time” (Delacorte)
Mat Coward — “What Could Possibly Go Boing?” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
Zoë  Z. Dean — “Charcoal and Cherry” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
Willy Vlautin — “The Kill Switch” (Hachette)
Ben H. Winters — “Test Drive” (Hachette)

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

Gregg Hurwitz — THE RAINS (TOR Teen)
Gregg Olsen — THE BOY SHE LEFT BEHIND (Polis Books)
Sheryl Scarborough — TO CATCH A KILLER (TOR Teen)
Rysa Walker — THE DELPHI EFFECT (Skyscape)
Diana Rodriguez Wallach — PROOF OF LIES (Entangled Publishing)

BEST E-BOOK ORIGINAL NOVEL

Sean Black — SECOND CHANCE (Sean Black)
Jeff Gunhus — RESURRECTION AMERICA (Seven Guns Press)
Alan McDermott — TROJAN (Thomas & Mercer)
Caroline Mitchell — WITNESS (Thomas & Mercer)
Kevin Wignall — A FRAGILE THING (Thomas & Mercer)

Congratulations to all the finalists!

The 2018 ITW Thriller Award Winners will be announced at ThrillerFest XIII, July 14, 2018, at the Grand Hyatt (New York City.)

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