The Butcher’s Blessing by Ruth Gilligan

Description Every year, Úna prepares for her father to leave her. He will wave goodbye early one morning, then disappear with seven other men to traverse the Irish countryside. Together, these men form The Butchers, a group that roams from farm to farm, enacting ancient methods of cattle slaughter.   The Butchers’ Blessing moves between theContinue reading “The Butcher’s Blessing by Ruth Gilligan”

Truly, Darkly, Deeply by Victoria Selman

Description Twelve-year-old Sophie and her mother, Amelia-Rose, move to London from Massachusetts where they meet the charismatic Matty Melgren, who quickly becomes an intrinsic part of their lives. But as the relationship between the two adults fractures, a serial killer begins targeting young women with a striking resemblance to Amelia-Rose. When Matty is eventually sentContinue reading “Truly, Darkly, Deeply by Victoria Selman”

Messenger by Liz Keller Whitehurst

Description “You know that message everybody’s been waiting for their whole lives, as long as they can remember? Well, I bring that message. That’s my job. It’s up to me.” While searching for a new, intriguing story among the insanely competitive media world of New York City, young journalist Alana Peterson finds Messenger, an oldContinue reading “Messenger by Liz Keller Whitehurst”

The Idea Of You by Robinne Lee

Description Solène Marchand, the thirty-nine-year-old owner of an art gallery in Los Angeles, is reluctant to take her daughter, Isabelle, to meet her favorite boy band. But since her divorce, she’s more eager than ever to be close to Isabelle. The last thing Solène expects is to make a connection with one of the membersContinue reading “The Idea Of You by Robinne Lee”

Waiting Since Forever by Kiltie Jackson

Description Does running away from your problems lead you right back to them? Clarissa Walton, her mother Essie, and Gerald Wainwright are living miserable lives. Clarissa and Essie are dominated by their father and husband, Gerald is bullied both at work and at home. That is until the day Clarissa and Gerald find themselves unwillingContinue reading “Waiting Since Forever by Kiltie Jackson”

Gideon The Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Description The Emperor needs necromancers. The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman. Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit. Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs upContinue reading “Gideon The Ninth by Tamsyn Muir”

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Description After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find—her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region.Continue reading “Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia”

Ellie Dwyer’s Great Escape by Diane Winger

Description You’re never too old to run away from home Ellie Dwyer, 61, is convinced bad luck comes in threes, and not just garden-variety, oh-well bad luck. How many people have to flee not one, but two natural disasters? And in between the wildfire and the hurricane, her husband of nearly forty years suddenly upContinue reading “Ellie Dwyer’s Great Escape by Diane Winger”

The Girl She Was Before by Jess Kitching

Description A crime thriller with a brilliant twist you won’t see coming!Powerful, packed full of grueling details that will linger with you long after the book has finished.Nat lives a picture-perfect life, but it wasn’t always this way. A victim of horrific bullying when she was a teenager, Nat will do anything to keep distanceContinue reading “The Girl She Was Before by Jess Kitching”