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 Babysitter: My Summers With A Serial Killer by Liza Rodman and Jennifer Jordan

Liza, along with her younger sister, grew up spending Summers in Provincetown, where their mother would go to work and hope to catch the eye of a wealthy man. Liza's father was almost totally absent, and her mother was most likely a narcissist, but definitely abusive. Because of this, Liza was drawn to a woman …

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The Innocent Dead (Rhona MacLeod #15) by Lin Anderson

Karen is struggling following the recent death of her husband, and might be starting to remember something about the events of years ago, but can she trust her mind not to play tricks on her? Meanwhile, two swimmers find the body of a girl left in the peat bog. The preserved remains could be the …

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The Darkest Evening (Vera Stanhope Mystery #9) by Ann Cleeves

The Darkest Evening is the ninth and latest from Ann Cleeves series featuring detective Vera Stanhope. Vera is driving back from the office when she goes off course in a snowstorm, and comes across a car left with it's door open and an unattended baby inside. As there is no one nearby, she takes the …

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And Every Word Is True by Gary McAvoy: Newfound Evidence Reveals In Cold Blood Is Not The End Of The Story.

As someone who loves to read the odd True Crime book and listens to My Favorite Murder, I have of course read Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. Aware that he stated that his book was all true, and was explosive in it's time leading to a film adaptation as well, I was aware that Capote …

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We Have Always Lived In The Castle by Shirley Jackson

The Blackwell family have always lived in their beautiful home, a little apart and a little better than those around them. But since a family tragedy 6 years earlier, Merricat, her sister Constance and their aged and fragile Uncle Julian live there alone, avoiding contact with the hostile village around them. They live by a …

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