Kaira Rouda creates the perfect unreliable narrator in ‘The Favorite Daughter’

Kaira Rouda creates the perfect unreliable narrator in ‘The Favorite Daughter’

Jane is ready to make a change. She's done away with the pills and plans on using the memorial as her debut back into Orange County society. Jane is in control. Sort of.

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Dot Hutchinson redefines family in her new thriller, ‘The Vanishing Season’

Dot Hutchinson redefines family in her new thriller, ‘The Vanishing Season’

Title: The Vanishing Season (The Collector Book 4)Author: Dot HutchinsonGenre: ThrillerPublisher: Thomas & MercerSource: eARC via NetGalleyLength: 320 pPublishing Date: 21 May 2019 Sometimes we only recognize our limits once we've passed them When eight-year-old Brooklyn Mercer goes missing, FBI Agents Eliza Sterling and Brandon Eddison--both part of the Crimes Against Children team--try not to take the [...]

Hope is futile in Meg Elison’s feminist dystopian ‘The Book of the Unnamed Midwife’

Hope is futile in Meg Elison’s feminist dystopian ‘The Book of the Unnamed Midwife’

The narrator has no name. At least, not in the beginning. Her "old world" name is lost when an illness sets in that wipes out most of the population, leaving men greatly outnumbering women, and no babies anywhere.