The Likeness by Tana French

Staff Pick

The second installment of French's Dublin Murder Squad series is a light and engaging mystery that delivers on a unique premise: detective Cassie Maddox goes undercover to impersonate a murder victim and reconstruct the circumstances of the death. The victim, Lexie, was Cassie’s exact physical doppelgänger and was living under one of Cassie’s aliases. As Cassie assumes her identity she moves to the Irish countryside with Lexie’s friends— all prime suspects. But the longer she lives as Lexie, the more she uncovers about who Lexie really was… and what her "family" is hiding.  Painting a lush, atmospheric portrait of rural Ireland, this page-turner revels in the gradual buildup of tension that escalates to thrilling twists and reveals. Enjoy it as a stand-alone or as the bridge to Faithful Place. 

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ISBN: 9780143115625
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Published: Penguin Books - May 26th, 2009

Bright Young Women by Jessica Knoll

Staff Pick

Inspired by an actual case, Knoll's unputdownable novel begins with the 1978 break-in at a Florida State University sorority house. Chapter president Pamela Schumacher is the only one who saw what the press calls "the All-American serial killer," but her attempts to bring him to justice are thwarted by the men who think they know better. Knoll's bright young women are an unforgettable bunch, and this magnificent mystery boldly confronts the way Americans view unspeakable crime and who commits it.

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ISBN: 9781501153228
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Published: S&S/ Marysue Rucci Books - September 19th, 2023

The Year of the Locust by Terry Hayes

Staff Pick

The long-awaited follow-up to Hayes’s blockbuster I Am Pilgrim is a 21st century techno-thriller par excellence: it features a cool, calm, collected agent whose specialty is infiltrating the world’s no-go areas, super-savvy tradecraft as he tries to stop a new 9-11 from happening, a villain out of Tom Friedman’s worst nightmares, and a glimpse into the secret wars of the future as nations vie to outdo each other’s sophisticated weaponry. But the cherry on top is maybe the most unexpected twist of the year. This is a true page-turner that will leave you giddy!       

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ISBN: 9781668055786
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - February 6th, 2024