5 Page-Turners That Will Surprise You (More Than Once)
Love a book with suspense, tension—and shockingly good writing? Pick up one of these new novels—and be prepared to finish it the same day.
By Leigh Newman
October 25, 2013
Every once in a while a novel comes along with a plot that
reflects a hot topic in the national conversation (for example: how we care for
aging parents) which is also written in such a moving way that it provides a
fresh, intimate window on the subject.
Lisa Kallisto is the kind of mother who has already decided
what her headstone will say: "She was just so overwhelmed."' 'Her
husband is a cab driver; she runs an animal shelter that is perpetually short
on funds and overflowing with unwanted pets.
thrillers scare you with that impossible-to-believe psycho killer. Others, like
this sleeper hit, The Silent
Wife, frighten you with a cold, credible dose of realism.
At age 12, Reeve LeClaire (formerly Regina) was
captured and held prisoner by a sadistic Seattle loner for four years, escaping
only when he tried to move her from one location to the next.
In this fast-paced thriller, when young women begin turning up dead on a mountainside in northern California, one girl thinks it's a good idea to act as bait to lure the killer. Spoiler alert: It's not.