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The Night She Disappeared

The Night She Disappeared is mystery-thriller author Lisa Jewell’s latest offering, published recently in the UK and soon to be published on September 7 in the US. It involves the disappearance of a teenage couple, Tallulah Knox and Zach Allister, from a grand house situated next to the woods, set in a picturesque village in …

The Plot

If you love thrillers and books about books, then The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz might be right up your alley. Korelitz previously authored You Should Have Known which was adapted into the HBO Max limited series The Undoing, starring Nicole Kidman. In The Plot, Jake is a failed writer who steals the plot of …

The Personal Librarian

The Personal Librarian tells the story of Belle de Costa Greene, a black woman who became the personal librarian to the famed banker J. P. Morgan by passing as white. While the book is historical fiction, Belle de Costa Greene was a real person who managed to achieve a status in society that was noteworthy, …

Local Woman Missing

Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica wasn’t on my radar when it was first released, but it’s been getting some solid reviews, so I thought I’d check it out. I’ve been meaning to read something by her anyway. As I started reading, I was very intrigued by the premise of this mystery-thriller. Eleven years ago, …

The Night Watchman

The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich was recently awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, landing it firmly on my to-read list. It’s a story seeped in Erdrich’s own family history, based on her grandfather’s experiences resisting the dispossession of Native American lands from the U.S. government. In addition to the response to the Termination …