The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

Hannah thinks her marriage is perfect, until one day her husband disappears, leaving only a note saying "protect her". The "her" in the note is his teenage daughter, who hasn't quite accepted Hannah as her new parent. To find out why he left, the two have to work together to find out what Owen was …

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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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The Woman Outside My Door by Rachel Ryan

Georgina's little boy has a new imaginary friend. But there's something wrong about this friend. For a start, he calls her New Granny, which is strange and uncomfortable because Georgina is still reeling from the death of her mother. She is also under a lot of pressure with work, study, and some relationship problems. When …

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The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante

From the author of My Brilliant Friend, comes her latest book, set once again in Naples. Giovanna is beloved by her parents, and believes herself to be worthy and beautiful, until one day after a parent-teacher meeting, she overhears her father comparing her to Vittoria, his estranged and despised sister. Because Vittoria is practically a …

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Book Trend: Women Self-Publishing Stories of Abusive Childhoods.

I get a lot of emails from various writers and publishers asking me to talk about their book on my blog, and I noticed an interesting trend in my inbox recently. I've had quite a few requests from self published female authors who've written books about growing up in abusive homes or about the stories …

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