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The Wolf at the Door: Fantastic Mysteries

My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Braithwaite accomplishes more in 240 pages than what other established authors accomplish in twice the volume. Naturally, the book is full of masterful suspense. But, it’s also a delectable dark comedy, offering fractured takes on relationships and sibling loyalty. You’ll be chuckling one chapter, biting your nails the next, but you’ll never be bored reading this outstanding debut.

Deeper Than The Dead by Tami Hoag

Pick up most Tami Hoag books, and you’ll end up treating yourself to some high quality suspense and sharp wordplay. “Deeper than the Dead” is no exception in either category. But what will really keep you turning the pages in this murder mystery are the characters. From the detectives, to the unfortunate children who discover the murder victim, to their respective parents who all carry secrets of their own, you’ll be just as immersed in how a shocking crime can ripple through so many lives as you’ll be in solving the crime itself.

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

When you pick up the back of this book, you will get only a vague description that alludes to a love triangle as well as the words “assume nothing.” Truth be told, the less you know going into this book, the more fun it will be. Hendricks & Pekkanen unfold this mystery so well, that even a hardened thriller fan will be second-guessing every clue and revelation. Suspenseful and loaded with character detail, this is a psychological thriller to the strongest degree of both of those words.

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

If you’re a fan of Krueger’s “Ordinary Grace,” you are going to love this book ever more. Much like “Ordinary Grace,” it tells of a teenage boy’s coming-of-age in the aftermath of a shocking death. But this book offers a wider panorama of unforgettable characters and rich locations, as well as a deeper examination of the complexities of faith. It’s an incredible journey, both literally and spiritually, that you’ll want to take again and again.

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