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"Freddie is at the Boston Public Library when a murder occurs. While waiting for the police, she strikes up a conversation with others at her table. The four become friends, but could one of them be the murderer? Much misdirection and an unreliable narrator make for a tight little thriller that will have you sure you know whodunnit until you don't. For fans of The Body in the Library, Magpie Murders, and The Hunting Party."
Kimberly McGee, Lake Travis Community Library, Austin, TX
NoveList read-alike: The Eighth Detective by Alex Pavesi
The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston"What would you do if your editor demands that you deliver a finished romance novel tomorrow, but you think romance is dead? And what if he turns up as a ghost on your doorstep the next day? An unputdownable romance that is also about family and death, reconciliation and creativity, stress and the supernatural. For fans of The Love Hypothesis and Go Hex Yourself."
Rebecca Whalon, Lakeland Public Library, Lakeland, FL
NoveList read-alike: The Ghost and Mrs. Muir by R.A. Dick
Fake It Till You Bake It: A Novel by Jamie Wesley"When fashionable, privileged Jada is cut off by her parents, her NFL-team-owning grandmother suggests that she work at a cupcake shop --one that happens to be owned by player Donovan Dell, the sexy but stuck-up guy Jada insulted previously. Neither of them counted on the sweet and spicy vibes that grow between them. A frothy fun read perfect for fans of Ten Rules for Faking It and The Dating Plan."
Laura Eckert, Clermont County Public Library, Milford, OH
NoveList read-alike: A Proposal They Can't Refuse by Natalie Cana
Flying Solo: A Novel by Linda Holmes"Laurie faces a crossroads. She has just canceled a seemingly perfect wedding and flown across the country to deal with a beloved aunt's estate. Among her aunt's things, she finds a wooden duck decoy that sends her on a journey to discover its origins, and in the process, herself. A terrific follow up to Evvie Drake Takes Over and great for fans of The Two Lives of Lydia Bird."
Ron Block, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, OH
NoveList read-alike: Early Morning Riser by Katherine Heiny
Iona Iverson's Rules for Commuting: A Novel by Clare Pooley"Iona is a bold woman of a certain age who navigates life without hesitation. When she breaks one of her rules, and speaks with her fellow train passengers, it leads to all sorts of wonderful connections. Iona strives to fix the lives of others, never suspecting that she might be the one in need of friendship, support, and advice. For fans of Oona Out of Order and Anxious People."
Sharon Layburn, South Huntington Public Library, Huntington Station, NY
NoveList read-alike: The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams
The Lies I Tell: A Novel by Julie Clark"Journalist Kat befriends con artist Meg in hopes of exposing her in revenge for a past wrong. As they get close, the shifting points of view reveal layers of deception between two masterful manipulators. For fans of fast-paced thrillers in the vein of Mary Kubica and Jessica Knoll."
Sonia Reppe, Stickney-Forest View Public Library District, Stickney, IL
NoveList read-alike: Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner
The Measure: A Novel by Nikki Erlick"Imagine receiving a mysterious string that tells you exactly how long you'll live. Now imagine everyone in the world getting their own string. This is the type of book that changes your thoughts on life and lingers for a long time. Perfect for book clubs who loved The Immortalists and The Age of Miracles."
Karen Troutman, Walton Tipton Township Library, Walton, IN
NoveList read-alike: Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
Nora Goes Off Script by Annabel Monaghan"Nora Hamilton is a TV writer who pens a script based on her disaster of a broken marriage. Next thing she knows, a film crew arrives at her country home with two famous actors in tow. What follows is one of the funniest, heartbreaking-ist and most endearing stories you will read. For fans of Jasmine Guillory and Emily Henry."
Stephanie Piro, Rochester Public Library, Rochester, NH
NoveList read-alike: Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade
The Perfect Crimes of Marian Hayes: A Novel by Cat Sebastian"Marian, Duchess of Clare, just shot her husband. (He deserved it.) The only person who can help her now is highwayman, con artist, and all-around cheerful villain, Rob Brooks. Rob and Marian have madcap escapades and hijinks as they flee London in this Georgian romance that's absolute perfection. For readers of KJ Charles and Evie Dunmore."
Lindsey Bray, Omaha Public Library, Omaha, NE
NoveList read-alike: Phyllida and the Brotherhood of Philander: A Bisexual Regency Romance by Ann Herendeen
Tracy Flick Can't Win: A Novel by Tom Perrotta"Tracy Flick is back and better than ever. Or, at least, she WOULD be if she could just nab that job as high school principal. With wry commentary on the education scene and the politics of "having it all," this sequel to Election will entrance Gen X readers and a whole new generation, too. For fans of Gary Shteyngart and Curtis Sittenfeld."
Erin Downey Howerton, Wichita Public Library, Wichita, KS
NoveList read-alike: Everything Is Just Fine by Brett Paesel
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