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,…

Dead Woman Walking

Sara’s Pick: Dead Woman Walking by Sharon Bolton Enjoying a hot-air balloon ride, the passengers are inadvertent witnesses to a murder. The murderer, realizing that at least one of them has seen his face, follows them, waiting for the balloon to crash so he can finish them all off. Unexpectedly there is one survivor. She…

Unraveling Oliver

Sara’s Pick: Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent A celebrated author of children’s books flies into a rage after dinner on night and beats his illustrator-wife almost to death. In the aftermath, he and others in his life explain how he came to this point. There is plenty of tragedy to go around starting with his…

Are You Sleeping

Sara’s Pick: Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber Thirteen years after her father’s murder a podcast by an investigative reporter threatens to unravel the life that his daughter has carefully constructed. Lying to her boyfriend, with a new name and new city, Josie is trying to keep her new life together. When her mother commits…

Final Girls

Sara’s Pick:Final Girls by Riley Sager Ten years ago Quincy was the sole survivor of a massacre at a cottage in the woods has no memory of the actual attack becoming, along with Lisa and Sam, the third member of a club the press dubs “The Final Girls”. Quincy has been doing well with the…

Do Not Become Alarmed

Cori’s Pick: Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy   Accustomed to a life of luxury, best friends Liv and Nora decide to take their husbands and young children on a holiday cruise and look forward to all that their Central American destination has to offer.  One afternoon, the friends and their kids leave the…

Blame

Sara’s Pick: Blame by Jeff Abbott A young seventeen-year-old girl suffers from amnesia after a car crash that killed her best friend and next door neighbor, David. Jane has lost all her memories from the death of her father when she was fourteen until she awoke from a four day coma after the accident. Everyone…

The Good Widow

Sara’s Pick: The Good Widow by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke When her husband and his mistress, Dylan are killed in a fatal car accident in Maui, Jacqueline “Jacks” is stunned. He was supposed to be in Kansas City at a conference. When Dylan’s boyfriend, Nick, shows up suggesting they go to the island tracing…

Every Last Lie

Sara’s Pick: Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica Clara’s life is upended when her husband, Nick, is killed in a car crash in which her four-year-old daughter, Maisie, is basically unharmed. She believes it is an accident until Maisie begins to have night terrors about a bad man in a black car. As she discovers…

It’s Always the Husband

Sara’s Pick: It’s Always the Husband by Michele Campbell Three college roommates: an out-of-control New York sophisticate, a townie, and one on scholarship from the Midwest, share a dysfunctional relationship with each other at a small Ivy League school. There is a shocking tragedy spring of their freshman year and a murder twenty years later…

I’m Traveling Alone

Sara’s Pick: I’m Traveling Alone by Samuel Bjork Someone is killing six-year-old girls and posing them with their school backpacks at their feet and a note saying “I’m traveling alone”. Police race to stop the killer as they realize the granddaughter of the chief investigator is the next target. A psychological thriller with another twist…

Gone Without a Trace

  Sara’s Pick: Gone Without a Trace by Mary Torjussen Hannah is excited to share the news of her impending promotion with her live-in boyfriend Matt, only to discover when she arrives home that every trace of him has been removed from their house. But while she searches for him, he seems to be coming…