July 2018 list by Tami Austin
Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage"A fragile woman struggles against her mute daughter’s schemes for her father’s undivided attention. Dark, creepy, and downright scary."
-- Kathryn Neal, Skiatook Library, Skiatook, OK
Believe Me by J.P. Delaney"An unemployed actress works for a divorce lawyer entrapping unsuspecting husbands until she finds herself ensnared in a murder investigation. This roller-coaster ride of a book will keep you guessing with an unreliable narrator and a twisty plot."
-- Linda Quinn, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT
Caught in Time by Julie McElwain"The third book in the Kendra Donovan series finds our protagonist investigating the murder of a mill owner against the the backdrop of the Industrial Revolution."
-- Melissa Barber, Lubbock Public Library, Lubbock, TX
Clock Dance by Anne Tyler"Willa Drake gets a second act when she steps in to care for a nine-year-old in a complicated situation. Character-driven fiction and a sweeping storyline."
-- Mary Anne Quinn, Warwick Public Library, Warwick, RI
Dear Mrs. Bird by A.J. Pearce"In 1940s London, Emmy takes a job as a typist that evolves into answering rejected letters sent to an advice columnist."
-- Judy Hartman, Mechanicsville Public Library, Mechanicsville, IA
Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras"Set against the violence of 1990s Colombia, a young girl and a maid form an unlikely and dangerous relationship. Equal parts heartwrenching and beautiful."
-- Alejandra Rodriguez, Osceola County Library, FL
Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott"Kit competes for her dream job with a rival who was once her closest friend. Gripping psychological suspense."
-- Kristy Gates, Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library, Jonesboro, AR
Somebody's Daughter by David Bell“Michael Frazier is searching for the missing daughter he never knew he had. A multi-layered plot with so many compelling, complex characters, this book grabbed me from the first sentences.”
-- Evelyn Cunningham, Norwalk Public Library, Norwalk, CT
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik"A wonderful reimagining of the Rumpelstiltskin story. A tale of love, family, magic, and destiny, told from the perspective of three strong female characters."
-- Melanie Liechty, Logan Library, Logan, UT
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