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$26.00
ISBN: 9781951213145
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Published: Unnamed Press - December 8th, 2020

Dorothy is a fortysomething food critic that gives a whole new meaning to the word maneater. The descriptions of food are indulgent and decadent. Her tastes are highbrow but the fictional memoir style confessional brings you back down, in on the not-so-secret secret. Read it for the power and the quiet insanity, the tricks she pulls off and the ones she doesn't. 

 


Review by Emily

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A Lesson in Vengeance Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593305829
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Published: Delacorte Press - August 3rd, 2021

Dark academia and murder and witches, oh my! Felicity Morrow feels ready to return to school after a tragic accident, but when she finds herself tangled up with the elusive teen prodigy Ellis Haley, Felicity will have to face the darkest parts of herself before moving on. Between the atmospheric setting and gorgeous writing, I couldn't put this book down. Part fantasy, part thriller, A Lesson in Vengeance is guaranteed to lure you in and keep you entranced.


Review by Caroline

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Did I Say You Could Go Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781982142124
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 3rd, 2021

Wow, Melanie Gideon DID NOT say you could go!  Not until you’ve read every single page, until the very conclusion, of this twisted tale of female friendship. A decade ago, Gemma and Ruth bonded as the only single mothers in their daughters’ kindergarten class. It was the four of them against the world with Ruth providing the economic stability and Gemma the emotional support.  But Bee and Marley are freshmen now, and things change, people grow apart, don’t they?  Not if Ruth has anything to say about it.


Review by Deborah

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Palace of the Drowned: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250788429
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Published: Flatiron Books - June 1st, 2021

Bridging the gap between genre and literary fiction with enormous skill and agility, Mangan has again given us an electrifying yarn full of menace and atmosphere. With a mesmeric sense of place, Palace of the Drowned is a fully transportive experience.


Review by Wesley

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He Started It Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780451491763
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Published: Berkley - April 20th, 2021

If you believe you've ever taken the road trip from hell, you haven't traveled cross-country with the Morgan siblings.  Grandpa, now a box of ashes in the trunk, possessed a substantial estate, and in order to inherit, Eddie, Portia and Beth must recreate the family road trip he took them on 20 years ago.  Complete with seedy motels, quirky landmarks, incessant bickering and more varieties of crime than you can imagine.  Don't expect a nostalgic trip down memory lane from this family, "He Started It" is an outrageously entertaining battle royale to determine who will be the last Morgan standing.


Review by Deborah

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Three Hours in Paris Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781641292580
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Published: Soho Crime - March 30th, 2021

Cara Black has entertained us for over twenty years with her series featuring Aimee Ledue, a young, stylish PI who knows 1990's Paris inside and out. Who better to write a World War II thriller set in Paris starring young American widow Kate Rees who has been selected by the British and trained as a sniper with one goal: to assassinate Hitler on his brief, 3 hour stop in Paris.

If you love mysteries but also enjoy The Nightingale or The Alice Network, Cara Black has written a book for you! 


Review by Deborah

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His & Hers: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250266095
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 30th, 2021

There is a complex web surrounding the characters in "His & Hers" stretching back twenty years to the night five sixteen year-old girls went into the woods together and two of them came out changed forever.  Now the sticky strings of the we have reached out and ensnared the grown women those girls have become.  Ringleader Rachel Hopkins has been killed in the very same woods and on the scene is BBC presenter Anna Andrews, one of the five original friends, as well as DCI Jack Harper who also has reasons to want Rachel dead.  Told in alternating chapters, "His & Hers" will keep you guessing until the very end.


Review by Deborah

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Blacktop Wasteland: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250252685
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 3-10 days
Published: Flatiron Books - July 14th, 2020

Blacktop Wasteland bolts out of the gate with a first chapter that is propulsive and unrelenting. Beauregard "Bug" Montage is a getaway driver, who has been trying to get out of the life, but overwhelming debts pull him back in. Cosby has raced to the top of the list of thriller writers to watch with this novel. Besides being a top notch crime novel, Blacktop Wasteland also weaves in issues of race and poverty without feeling preachy. You could wait for the paperback, but I wouldn't advise it.


Review by Mark B.

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The Lost Village: A Novel Cover Image
By Camilla Sten, Alexandra Fleming (Translated by)
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250249258
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Published: Minotaur Books - March 23rd, 2021

In the hot summer of 1959, all but two of the 800 inhabitants of the remote mining town of Silvertjarn, Sweden disappeared without a trace.  Only a crying newborn and the village outcast, stoned to death in the square, remained.  Now documentary filmmaker Alice and her crew of frenemies, several with ties to the region, have come to investigate.  But the evil that occupied Silvertjarn sixty years ago has not faded with time.  A spooky, atmospheric Nordic thriller that will keep you turning the pages!


Review by Deborah

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The Wife Upstairs: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250245496
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 5th, 2021

Meet orphan, Jane, whose hardscrabble life has amazingly led her to the steps of the palatial Thornfield Estates and the arms of broodingly handsome Eddie Rochester (who may have his previous wife imprisoned upstairs!).  If this sounds vaguely familiar, don't worry if it's been a while since you read "Jane Eyre."  You can enjoy this clever, fast-paced thriller and review the classic when you're finished.  Then you can truly delight in Rachel Hawkins' witty nod to Charlotte Bronte's masterpiece.


Review by Deborah

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