The Intern by Michele CampbellIn this richly detailed legal thriller Harvard law student Madison Rivera gets the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to clerk for her idol Judge Kathryn Conroy. Things sour quickly after Madison learns Judge Conroy presided over a flawed case that ripped her family apart, and while digging for more she uncovers a web of corruption that could put her life in imminent danger.
The Fiction Writer by Jillian CantorOlivia Fitzgerald's debut novel was a huge success, but now she's in a sophomore slump. To turn things around her agent gets her a ghostwriting gig for a famous billionaire who believes that Daphne DuMaurier stole Rebecca from his grandmother, and the more time Olivia spends with him the more her life becomes stranger than fiction. Read-alike: The Writing Retreat by Julia Bartz.
The Other Mothers by Katherine FaulknerFreelance journalist and stay-at-home mother Natasha Carpenter becomes an unlikely friend to a clique of well-heeled mothers shortly before a nanny is found murdered in their neighborhood. As Natasha's journalistic instincts lead her to start looking into the case, the behavior of her new "friends" grows increasingly suspicious, leaving her to ask troubling questions about who is watching who.
Five Bad Deeds by Caz FrearHarried wife and mother Ellen Walsh is just managing to juggle her family, social commitments, and thriving tutoring business, but only just. Then she starts to receive menacing anonymous messages, followed by the spread of reputation-ruining rumors that could destroy the comfortable life she worked so hard to create for herself. Read-alike: Keep Your Friends Close by Lucinda Berry.
Distant Sons by Tim JohnstonIn a small Wisconsin town in the 1970s, three boys disappeared, and the case remains unsolved to this day. At least until the arrival of a young drifter, whose decision to stay in town after his truck breaks down will set off an explosive chain of events that will drag the truth out into the open with unexpected, fatal consequences.
The Engagement Party by Darby KanePart psychological suspense and part locked room mystery, The Engagement Party follows a group of college friends gathered for the titular event in rural Maine. Will, Alex, Mitch, Jake, and Cassie are still haunted by the death (allegedly by suicide) of Emily, a fellow student at their college, and their doubts about what happened -- and each other -- will push them all to their breaking point before the weekend is over.
What We Kept to Ourselves by Nancy Jooyoun KimThe Kims, a Korean American family in Los Angeles, are still reeling after the mysterious disappearance of Sunny, their matriarch, a year ago. Then a stranger's body is discovered buried in their backyard carrying a letter to Sunny, raising even more questions about what happened to her and if she was even the wife and mother they thought they knew.
The Fourth Rule by Jeff LindsayThis action-packed 4th entry in the series of novels starring the likeable thief Riley Wolfe follows his most audacious heist yet -- to steal the Rosetta Stone from the British Museum before another, much more dangerous thief gets to it first. Read-alike: Don't Look for Me by Mason Cross.
The Death of Us by Lori Rader-DayFifteen years ago, a woman showed up on Liss Kehoe's doorstep, handed her a newborn baby, and promptly disappeared without a trace. But when the missing woman's car turns up in a suspicious place, the world as Liss knows it gets turned upside down and she'll have to fight tooth and nail to protect her family, her reputation, and her relationship with her son.
There Should Have Been Eight by Nalini SinghNew Zealand paranormal romance author Nalini Singh dips her toe into psychological suspense in this atmospheric tale of friends gathering for a somber weekend together. Strange happenings, blizzard conditions, and, and long-buried secrets combine to create a locked room thriller filled with menace. Read-alike: One by One by Ruth Ware.
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