The Liar’s Girl

Sara’s Pick: The Liar’s Girl by Catherine Ryan How A young woman has been living abroad in the Netherlands for 10 years after her boyfriend confessed to, and was convicted of, being a serial killer. The police contact her when the murders start again after 10 years. Will is still in prison but claims to…

Close to Home

Sara’s Pick: Close to Home by Cara Hunter A little girl goes missing from a costume party hosted by her parents, celebrating the end of the school year. No one seems to know quite when Daisy was last seen, and as more and more secrets are revealed, it becomes clear thing weren’t as wonderful at…

Too Close to Breathe

Sara’s Pick: Too Close to Breathe by Olivia Kiernan An apparent suicide by Eleanor Costello that turns out not to be a suicide. Another woman’s death that turns out to be connected to the first through Eleanor’s husband form the framework for this police procedural set in Dublin. On her first assignment back after suffering…

If I Die Tonight

Sara’s Pick: If I Die Tonight by Alison Gaylin A young, good-looking football hero trying to stop a carjacking is run down by a thief stealing the vintage Jaguar of an aging rock star. While everyone in town “knows” that Wade Reed, the outsider at school did it, Pearl Maze, the officer working the case…

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…