The girl before : a novel / JP Delaney (2015 suspense, F Delaney)
Seizing a unique opportunity to rent a one-of-a-kind house, a damaged young woman falls in love with the enigmatic architect who designed the residence, unaware that she is following in the footsteps of a doomed former tenant.
What she knew / Gilly Macmillan (2016 fiction, F Macmillan)
Rachel Jenner is walking in a Bristol park with her eight-year-old son Ben when he asks if he can run ahead. It’s an ordinary request on an ordinary Sunday afternoon, and Rachel has no reason to worry–until Ben vanishes. Police are called, search parties go out, and Rachel, already insecure after her recent divorce, feels herself coming undone. As hours and then days pass without a sign of Ben, everyone who knew him is called into question, from Rachel’s newly married ex-husband to her mother-of-the-year sister.
Me & Emma / Elizabeth Flock (2005 fiction, F Flock)
Eight-year-old Carrie Parker and her little sister, tired of living in an abusive environment, concoct a plan to run away, but their escape is thwarted by a shocking revelation that will change their lives.
Behind closed doors / B.A. Paris (2016 suspense, F Paris)
The friends of a seemingly perfect socialite couple begin to see cracks in the facade when they realize that the husband and wife are never apart and that there are bars on one of their upstairs windows.
Everything you want me to be : a novel / Mindy Mejia (2017 suspense, F Mejia)
When a civic-minded high-school senior is found murdered on the opening night of the school play, town sheriff and family friend Del Goodman discovers unsettling truths about the victim’s mesmerizing nature and the secrets that led to her death.
Wilde Lake : a novel / Laura Lippman (2016 suspense, F Lippman)
Seeking to establish herself during a first case against a mentally ill drifter accused of murder, newly elected state’s attorney Lu Brant struggles through painful memories about a mysterious death that overshadowed her family.
Prep : a novel / Curtis Sittenfeld (2005 fiction, F Sittenfeld)
During the late 1980s, fourteen-year-old Lee Fiora leaves behind her close-knit, middle-class Indiana family to enroll in an elite co-ed boarding school in Massachusetts, becoming a shrewd observer of, and eventually a participant in, their rituals and customs.
The weight of blood : a novel / Laura McHugh (2014 fiction, F McHugh)
Treated like an outsider by Ozark Mountain neighbors who regard her mother’s disappearance years earlier with suspicion, sixteen-year-old Lucy is further haunted by a friend’s murder, which compels her to investigate family secrets and sacrifices.
Still missing / Chevy Stevens (2010 psychological thriller, F Stevens)
Captured by a psychopath posing as an interested house buyer, realtor Annie spends a brutally traumatic year in captivity in a remote mountain cabin and recounts her experiences and dramatic escape to her therapist while agonizing over the ongoing police search for her captor.
The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for girls / Anton DiSclafani (2013 fiction, F DiSclafani)
Exiled to an equestrian boarding school in the South at the height of the Great Depression for her role in a family tragedy, strong-willed teen Thea Atwell grapples with painful memories while acclimating to the school’s strict environment.