Animal by Lisa Taddeo

Joan thinks she's found love with a married man, but her life takes a tailspin when her previous, and also married, boyfriend and boss kills himself in front of her at a restaurant. Joan decides to go find answers and confront a woman called Alice, who has some connection to a trauma in her past. …

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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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