The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

The book opens up with a girl named Hal who is broke fortune-teller in a beach boardwalk. She receives a letter inviting her a funeral of someone who shares her last name, and the letter indicates it is a relative who will most likely leave her a good sum of money....

Seven Lies by Elizabeth Kay

This has been called a domestic noir novel and I couldn’t agree more. It focuses on two women, Jane and Marnie, who have been best friends since they were kids. Marnie falls in love with Charles, and naturally asks her best friend what she thinks of him. Jane lies and...

All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker

This book may be triggering for some. From the first few pages, the brutal rape of teen Jenny Kramer is described. Hours after the attack, she is given a controversial medical drug to erase her memory of the violent assault. But Jenny struggles with her recovery as...

A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green

This is the sequel to his debut book, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing. You do have to read the first book to understand this one, as it picks up right where An Absolutely Remarkable Thing left off. In that book, a young woman named April May becomes famous after she...

Gretchen and the Bear by Carrie Anne Noble

The book focuses on 16-year-old Gretchen, who is sent to Earth on a mission from her evil stepmother to save her stepsister, Ruby, who has been enchanted by the fairy prince of Britannia. This is a dangerous task for young Gretchen – no one who has visited Britannia...

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The book opens in the 1950s in Mexico City when Noemi’s cousin, Catalina, writes a strange letter begging for help. Catalina said her new husband is poisoning her and she is seeing ghosts. Noemi leaves the city for the countryside, to a depressing mansion called High...