“Guadalupe Nettel is an expert at dissecting characters, showing readers what makes them tick and then, in After the Winter, putting them through the joys, aches, and pains of love
The Museum of Modern Love, by Australian writer Heather Rose, is a meditation on love and creativity.
“The outcome of this novel leaves the reader hanging, demanding more. As the first of a proposed trilogy, Night Shift whets the appetite for what comes next.”
Jack and Maria have a complicated relationship. They live in a tiny Manhattan apartment with their eight-year-old son, Jonah.
“Many novels have been described as ‘rollercoaster rides,’ but The Three Beths is a ride and a half.
This novel has a nice setup. A driver, working for an Uber-like company, sees something she shouldn’t and later realizes what she sees could hold the key to solving a murder.
“A chilling journey through a killer’s mind . . .”
Jane Hawk, one of the brightest former FBI agents, is now a much-sought-after fugitive.
Blair Hurley’s debut novel The Devoted has a tone of genius behind every chapter and a powerful magnetism that is hard to resist for any reader thirsting for spiritual knowledge and guidan
A subtle book, a gently disturbing book longlisted for this year’s Man Booker Prize.
“Easily a contender for thriller of the year.”
Jessie Sloane's only family is her mother, Eden. Many times she asked questions regarding her father or other relatives, but it appears there is just the two of them.
“The Drama Teacher . . . is a masterful psychological thriller. Readers will laugh at Gracie's hijinks and marvel at her audacity.”
“MacLaverty’s novel is compelling, and resonant. It is a beautiful, thoughtful, finely detailed portrait of two individuals and their marriage.”
Marissa Parlette, a speech-language pathologist at a local elementary school in Tranquil Cove, Washington, is working with nine-year-old Anna Black who has a stuttering problem.
This gripping gut-level revenge-fueled psychological suspense from Victoria Helen Stone introduces a narrator you will love to hate. As Jane herself says:
“A Noise Downstairs is a terrific edge-of-your-seat Hitckcockian psychological thriller . . .”
Ah, the mother-teenage daughter relationship: anxiety, pressure, sullen silence, forced cheerfulness, eye-rolling, snippy comments, guilt, fear, and a few precious moments of sweetness.
Ashley, Lauren, and Natalie have been through everything together. From college days to husbands to babies to business, they have been there for each other, navigating the good and the bad.
The Queen Isabella, a dowager cruise ship, sets sail in her retirement voyage, a two-week leisurely journey from Los Angeles to Hawaii.
When does friendship cross boundaries to become more? As graduate students, Rachel, Claire, and Charlie form an inseparable bond.
“a thriller wrapped in the deadly solitude of space with a determined heroine who refuses to give up.”
“a thriller wrapped in the deadly solitude of space with a determined heroine who refuses to give up”
How does one review a book with no ending?
For nine years Lucy has been working as a part-time librarian at a small Arizona university and struggling to complete a Ph.D. program in classic literature.