I’m kind of obsessed with the author Tana French. She writes dark murder mysteries set in Ireland. The most interesting thing I find is how she introduces her main characters in stages that lead you to see them in one way, and then another. Oftentimes the ending is a twist. The latest book of hers that I’ve I read was Broken Harbor (2012).
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This book has been on the bestseller list for a long time, so when I saw it available to check out as an eAudiobook, I decided to borrow it to listen to on my commute. The audio version was a good call as the two authors, Oprah Winfrey and Dr.
Described by the New York Times as “a love letter to old-fashioned department stores,” and by author Hillary Mantel as “the book I most often give as a gift to cheer people up,” The Women in Black (2020) by Madeleine St. John explores the lives of five women who work in the Ladies’ Frocks department of a fictional high-end retail establishment, F.G. Goode, during the 1950s.
Steelheart is a great book by Brandon Sanderson about David who wants to avenge his father's death. His father, a great optimist to many degrees, believed that the world would be saved by superheroes. However, David's dad got brutally murdered by one of the heroes he believed in, prompting David to seek out superhero hunters and join their forces.
All the Living and the Dead (2022) by Hayley Campbell was entertaining and informative yet hard to read sometimes because of the dark subject matter, because what is more dark than death? (Huge trigger warning for discussion of deceased children).
Motherthing is author Ainslie Hogarth's third novel, and it's about a married couple's descent into darkness after the main character's husband loses his mother. A great suggestion for people who love dark humor, unreliable narrators, and disturbing domestic horror. Deals with mental illness, family relationships, dysfunctional families, and death.