New Fiction: 5 Irresistible Reads
From corporate crime and complicated friendships to long-buried spine-tingling secrets, mischief and murder, here are five hot new books to add your list.
The young, but wise-beyond-her-years, chemist and aspiring sleuth Flavia de Luce is back, this time in our very own Great North! In the latest installment of Alan Bradley’s internationally bestselling series, Flavia is shipped off from her beloved English countryside to a boarding school in Toronto. Here, she uses her vast knowledge of poison to take on the unexpectedly unsavoury world of Canadian boarding schools.
In much the same way she did for women living in Biblical times in The Red Tent, bestselling author Anita Diamant delves into the complicated lives, family ties and friendships of women coming to age in early twentieth century America. Rich with the vivid historical details of an era ripe with change for women, the story is told from the point-of-view of 85-year-old Addie Baum as she relates her great adventures to her granddaughter.
No one living in Canada in the 1990’s could have missed the terrible headlines of the abduction and murder of young girls in Toronto at the hands of Paul Bernardo. In this new literary thriller from Elisabeth de Mariaffi, crime beat rookie reporter Evie Jones is assigned to cover the Bernardo story, but at the same time she’s obsessed with solving the murder of her childhood best friend a decade before. But even as she uses her prodigious skills to stalk a killer, a stalker arrives at her doorstep.
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