The End Game by Gerrie Ferris Finger: winner of the Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Novel competition, or so the cover tells us. The award might have a cumbersome name, but it does indicate that this crime novel set in Atlanta and following an ex-cops investigation into missing children, is sure to be a page turner, but not one with gratuitous violence and sex. (That’s the traditional part).
American Subversive by David Goodwillie: Set in contemporary New York City and exploring ideas of American culture in the face of domestic terrorism. A bomb goes off in a NY building, a blogger investigates in a book that Kirkus has called “[A] smart, edgy, suspenseful first novel”. The author’s previous book Seemed like a good idea at the time is a memoir, which also prominently features life in NYC.
Color Me Butterfly: a novel inspired by one family’s journey from tragedy to triumph by L.Y. Marlow: from the back cover “Inspired by a true story, ‘Color Me Butterfly’ follows four generations of mothers and daughters–haunted by a common specter of domestic abuse–as they discover the strength, hope, and courage to survive.” Includes questions for discussion for bookclubs which will surely find much in this tale to ponder.
Brown Dwarf by K.D. Miller: this slim, unassuming looking title is part mystery, part psychological drama. Set in 1960s Hamilton, it explores the relationship between two women, one a well know mystery author, as they pursue a serial killer thought to be hiding in their area.