4 Page-Turning Novels to Pick Up Now
These new books are packed with suspense and plot twists. Hang on!
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How's this for an opening chapter: Flora, a kidnapped college student,
is desperately trying to claw her way out of a coffin—screaming,
crying, biting her own skin. Finally, somebody opens the box. "When you
first see his face, the man who has done this to you, you're relieved,"
she says in a dissociated, second-person voice. But what happens next is worse.
And after her rescue from captivity 472 days later, Flora is no longer the same
person. "Flora 2.0," as she now calls herself, is a cunning
vigilante, obsessed with luring and entrapping men who prey on women. This game
turns deadly when she's snatched by a bartender—and murders him. Enter
the novel's second indelible woman: Detective D.D. Warren. Flora insists that
her bartender "victim" was probably connected to the
well-publicized missing persons case. When Flora herself vanishes the next day,
D.D. is convinced that someone even more sinister is at work. Rounding out the
excellent cast of characters are Flora's endlessly loving, muffin-baking mother
and Dr. Samuel Keynes, the FBI victim specialist who is Flora's closest
confidant. You'll read Find Her for its
adrenaline-charged plot. You'll remember it for its insights into trauma and
— Dawn Raffel