The Legacy

Sara’s Pick:The Legacy by Yrsa Sigurdardottir This is the first book in a new series featuring a psychologist from the Iceland’s Agency for Child Protection and a young, overwhelmed police detective. In 1987 an unspecified crime results in the death of the mother and grandfather of three small children. Fast forward to 2015. A young…

Strangers

Sara’s Pick: Strangers by Ursula Archer and Arno Strobel Joanna was home alone when a stranger lets himself into her home and claims to be her fiancé. Erik comes home from a long day at the office to his fiancée who claims she has no idea who he is and there is no evidence of…

Look for Her

Sara’s Pick: Look for Her by Emily Winslow In 1976 a young girl goes missing and years go by before her body is discovered. Then a DNA link is made that only leads to more questions.  Does the body belong to Annalise? Or are there two young women missing? Decades later, Keene who now works…

Blood Sisters

Sara’s Pick: Blood Sisters by Jane Corry Three girls walking to school are involved in a car accident. One is killed, another has permanent debilitating brain damage and the third has become an art teacher. Kitty lives in a home for special needs patients and can’t communicate her thoughts, which are pretty chaotic. She is,…

Gone Astray

Sara’s Pick: Gone Astray by Michelle Davies The Kinnock family has the good fortune to win a 15 million EuroMillions jackpot and move into an upscale neighborhood leaving behind their old neighborhood and friends. One afternoon the mother comes home to find her daughter missing and a large amount of blood in the back yard….

The Woman in the Window

Sara’s Pick: The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn Anna Fox is agoraphobic and spends her time watching old movies, drinking, connecting with others who suffer from this phobia, and watching her neighbors. While she is trying to cope with her inability to leave home, she is taking too many pills with too…

Silent City

Sara’s Pick: Silent City by Carrie Smith Her first day back from dealing with ten months of cancer treatments, Claire Codella is assigned the murder of a high school principle, Hector Sanchez. It becomes a high-profile case because a Broadway star is sending her child to the school. As she struggles to discover who would…

Working Stiff

Working Stiff by Judy Melinek, MD   Judy Melinek presents an engrossing look at her training in to be a medical examiner in the New York City Office of the Medical Examiner. She carefully explains procedures and duties performed by those involved with death investigation. This includes autopsies, investigating death scenes and counseling those grieving relatives…

Best Day Ever

Sara’s Pick: Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda Paul Strom and his wife Mia have been married for ten years. She is a stay-at-home mom with their 2 boys, and they seem to have a perfect life. So, in their tenth wedding anniversary, Paul wants to give them a perfect day at their lake cottage,…

Stripped Bare

Sara’s Pick: Stripped Bare by Shannon Baker When her husband-sheriff, Ted, is found shot next to the murdered grandfather of her orphaned niece, Kate Fox needs to find the murderer because the neighboring sheriff who responded to the call has decided that Ted and Eldon shot each other and wants to arrest Ted for murder. …

Idyll Threats

Sara’s Pick:Idyll Threats by Stephanie Gayle Thomas Lynch moves to Idyll, Connecticut from New York City to become police chief after his patrol partner is killed. There isn’t much crime in the small town until a young girl is shot on the golf course in the middle of the night. He saw her before she…

Happiness: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-ever After

Sara’s Pick: Happiness : The Crooked Little Road to Semi-ever After by Heather Harpman  A New York couple who thought they couldn’t have children become pregnant. He doesn’t want children (although if he DID have a child, he’d want it to be with her). She moves back to California to be close to her mother…