Staff Pick

The psycho-drama of the moment, A.J. Finn’s The Woman in the Window, is an edgy, plot-twisting murder mystery whose extremes are at once far-fetched and entirely believable. The protagonist is a therapist who, we slowly piece together, suffered a terrible family calamity that left her in the grips of pills, booze, and a paralyzing fear of going outside. While the incessant consumption of pills and booze becomes a bit wearying as the novel moves along, the mystery about the murder – or was it really a murder? – is what is most addictive and irresistible. Even when you think you’ve figured the whole thing out, you haven’t. An entertaining, and at times nerve-racking read.

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$26.99
ISBN: 9780062678416
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Published: William Morrow - January 2nd, 2018

Staff Pick

From the very first sentence of this Prix Goncourt-winning psychological thriller, we know that this is no Mary Poppins tale. Neither is it a conventional thriller, as it delves deep into the prickly issues of class and gender that emerge when a busy, successful working Parisian couple hire a stranger to look after their children. When doll-like, self-assured, imperturbable Louise shows up for an interview, it is love at first sight for everyone. Myriam and Paul hire her, and thus begins a twisted relationship of dependence, resentment, jealousy, and obsession.

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780143132172
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Published: Penguin Books - January 9th, 2018

Staff Pick

In John le Carré’s new novel, A Legacy of Spies (Viking, $28), his hero, Peter Guillam, former spymaster and erstwhile protegé to George Smiley, finds himself in the unfamiliar territory of post-Cold War England. Peter has been summoned out of his retirement on a farm in Brittany by descendants of his previous masters in the Circus. Their agenda? To make Peter answerable for his supposed crimes against the progeny of his late colleague and friend, Alec Leamas, who now accuses Peter of complicity in the death of his father. In a way, le Carré continues to litigate the moral complexity of the Cold War after the fact, but he now has one more tool in his literary arsenal: the distance afforded by time. And this allows him to tell a compelling story about the human casualties of the Cold War resulting from the choices we have to make in the name of duty and country.

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780735225114
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Published: Viking - September 5th, 2017

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