The Hidden Girls by Rebecca Whitney

Set in North West London, Ruth is woken by a scream one night, and later thinks she sees something, on her quiet cul-de-sac. But no one will believe her and she's not sure that she can believe herself, because after the birth of her baby, she experienced post partum psychosis. Her delusions were strong enough …

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Transient Desires by Donna Leon

Commissario Guido Brunetti investigates when two American girls are left injured and unconscious outside the hospital after a boating accident. At first, he's on the trail of the two boys who left them there and ran away, but the behaviour of one of them seems to hint at something more complicated beneath the surface. Reading …

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How The One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones

Set in a resort town called Baxter's Beach in Barbados, this book centers largely on a girl called Lala, who is pregnant and in an abusive relationship. When her labour starts, she goes looking for help, and ends up knocking on the door of a wealthy home where her husband, co-incidentally, is robbing the owners. …

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The Girls Are So Nice Here by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

When Amb hits college, still stinging from her high school boyfriends betrayal, she longs to fit in and be popular. She feels immediately drawn to another girl, Sully, who she feels has the confidence, power and popularity that she craves. She starts to go along with whatever Sully suggests, hoping to impress and win her …

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What Could Be Saved by Liese O’Halloran Schwarz

The Preston family live a privileged life in 1970's Thailand when their young son suddenly goes missing. Returning to America, their lives shattered, they try to go on, assuming Phillip is gone forever. But in 2019, he comes back. Is it him? And if it is, why did he never try to contact his family? …

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