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The Silent Patient

By Alex Michaelides, A twisty but flawed psychological thriller

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides shows you exactly what type of book it’s aiming to be from the very first sentence: “Alicia Berenson was thirty-three years old when she killed her husband.” No messing around here. For people who like their thrillers-slash-mysteries to have twisty plots and straight-forward writing, this recent release is one …

                    

Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens, A coming-of-age crime drama about a girl growing up alone in the marshes of North Carolina

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens opens with a picture of a map and the discovery of a dead body in the marshes of North Carolina. I was immediately intrigued when I saw it in the bookstore, but grew wary when I found out it was a celebrity book club pick. I love Reese …

              

Peril at End House

By Agatha Christie, A classic Hercule Poirot mystery

Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot mysteries occupy a very special place close to my heart. They are, in my opinion, reliably enjoyable, and at this point I’m not really sure how many I’ve read or which ones exactly they are. I was assigned The Labours of Hercules to read in Latin class during middle school, but …

                       

Lethal White (Cormoran Strike #4)

By Robert Galbraith, An intricate political and equestrian-themed Cormoran Strike novel from Rowling

Lethal White by Robert Galbraith, a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling, was released yesterday to much excitement. Like the Harry Potter novels that seemed to grow in size with each new release, Lethal White is the lengthiest of the Strike books, clocking in at a hefty 600+ pages. This book is the fourth installment in Rowling’s …

                 

The President Is Missing

By Bill Clinton and James Patterson, An engaging political thriller that's not entirely cohesive but still manages to entertain and elucidate

The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson opens with the President of the United States testifying before a congressional committee. A military counterattack he ordered has resulted in the death of a CIA operative, and his decision-making is in question. But right when he’s dug himself into a hole, it’s revealed to …