Review: Finding Jake by Bryan Reardon

Review: Finding Jake by Bryan Reardon

Finding Jake

A heart-wrenching yet ultimately uplifting story of psychological suspense in which a parent is forced to confront what he does—and does not—know about his teenage son, in the vein of Reconstructing Amelia, Defending Jacob, and We Need to Talk about Kevin. While his successful wife goes off to her law office each day, Simon Connolly […]

Review: Better Than Perfect by Melissa Kantor

Review: Better Than Perfect by Melissa Kantor

Better than Perfect

Juliet Newman has it all. A picture-perfect family; a handsome, loving boyfriend; and a foolproof life plan: ace her SATs, get accepted into Harvard early decision, and live happily ever after. But when her dad moves out and her mom loses it, Juliet begins questioning the rules she’s always lived by. And to make everything […]

Review: Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King

Review: Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King

Glory O'Brien's History of the Future

Would you try to change the world if you thought it had no future? Graduating from high school is a time of limitless possibilities — but not for Glory, who has no plan for what’s next. Her mother committed suicide when Glory was only four years old, and she’s never stopped wondering if she will […]

Review: Blue Stars by Emily Gray Tedrowe

Review: Blue Stars by Emily Gray Tedrowe

Blue Stars

Blue Stars brings to life the realities of the modern day home front: how to get through the daily challenges of motherhood and holding down a job while bearing the stress and uncertainty of war, when everything can change in an instant. It tells the story of Ellen, a Midwestern literature professor, who is drawn […]

Review: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Review: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

All the Bright Places

Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him. Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s […]

Review: Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

Review: Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

Burn for Burn

Postcard-perfect Jar Island is the kind of place where nobody locks their doors at night, where parents can sleep easy, knowing their daughters are tucked away safe and sound in their beds. But bad things can happen, even to good girls . . . and sometimes, the only way to make things right is to […]

Review: Jacob’s Oath by Martin Fletcher

Review: Jacob’s Oath by Martin Fletcher

Jacob's Oath

As World War II winds to a close, Europe’s roads are clogged with twenty million exhausted refugees walking home. Among them are Jacob and Sarah, lonely Holocaust survivors who meet in Heidelberg. But Jacob is consumed with hatred and cannot rest until he has killed his brother’s murderer, a concentration camp guard nicknamed “The Rat.” […]

Review: 4 to 16 Characters by Kelly Hourihan

Review: 4 to 16 Characters by Kelly Hourihan

4 to 16 Characters

Fifteen-year-old Jane Shilling’s best friends don’t know her real name. In fact, they don’t know anything about her at all. Jane’s life has collapsed in the last few years; following the death of her mother, her father turned to drinking, and Jane is reeling from the double blow. To escape, Jane devises a number of […]

Review: Falling into Place by Amy Zhang

Review: Falling into Place by Amy Zhang

Falling Into Place

On the day Liz Emerson tries to die, they had reviewed Newton’s laws of motion in physics class. Then, after school, she put them into practice by running her Mercedes off the road. Why? Why did Liz Emerson decide that the world would be better off without her? Why did she give up? Vividly told […]

Review – Bleed Like Me by Christa Desir

Review – Bleed Like Me by Christa Desir

Bleed Like Me

Seventeen-year-old Amelia Gannon (just “Gannon” to her friends) is invisible to almost everyone in her life. To her parents, to her teachers-even her best friend, who is more interested in bumming cigarettes than bonding. Some days the only way Gannon knows she is real is by carving bloody lines into the flesh of her stomach. […]

Review: Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas

Review: Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas

Top Ten Clues You're Clueless

Top Five Things That Are Ruining Chloe’s Day 5) Working the 6:30 a.m. shift at GoodFoods Market 4) Crashing a cart into a customer’s car right in front of her snarky coworker Sammi 3) Trying to rock the “drowned rat” look after being caught in a snowstorm 2) Making zero progress with her crush, Tyson […]

Review: Red Dragon by Thomas Harris

Review: Red Dragon by Thomas Harris

Red Dragon by Thomas Harris

In the realm of psychological suspense, Tomas Harris stands alone. Exploring both the nature of human evil and the nerve-racking anatomy of a forensic investigation, Harris unleashes a frightening vision of the dark side of our well-lighted world. In this extraordinary novel, which precedes The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal, Harris introduced the unforgettable […]

Review: The Most Dangerous Animal of All by Gary Stewart

Review: The Most Dangerous Animal of All by Gary Stewart

the most dangerous animal of all by gary stewart

Soon after his birthmother contacted him for the first time at the age of thirty-nine, adoptee Gary L. Stewart decided to search for his biological father. His quest would lead him to a horrifying truth and force him to reconsider everything he thought he knew about himself and his world. Written with award-winning author and […]

Review: The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

Review: The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

the good girl mary kubica

“I’ve been following her for the past few days. I know where she buys her groceries, where she has her dry cleaning done, where she works. I don’t know the color of her eyes or what they look like when she’s scared. But I will.” Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite […]

Review: Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

Review: Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

Broken Monsters

Detective Gabi Versado has hunted down many monsters during her eight years in Homicide. But she’s never seen anything like this. He is a broken man. The ambitions which once drove him are dead. Now he has new dreams – of flesh and bone made disturbingly, beautifully real. Detroit is the decaying corpse of the […]