Multcolib Picks: While you wait for... Gone Girl
Annotation:"I wake with a start from a bad dream. Anxiety clutches at my chest. Somethings gone . . . somethings missing . . . Beth . . . Always Beth . . ." When Geniver Loxley lost her daughter at birth eight years ago, her world stopped... and never fully started again.
Annotation:A fast-paced psychological thriller that explores Christine's life as an amnesiac -- every morning, she wakes up with no memory of the past 20 years -- and her fear and loss of control.
Annotation:A study of fear, obsession, and lies, focusing on Catherine Bailey, her obsessive-compulsive disorder and intense -- and well-founded -- fears.
Annotation:In this standalone, Lippman explores the life of Eliza Bowman, who was kidnapped as a young teen. While less twisty as Gone Girl, the emotional toll Eliza experiences is harrowing.
Annotation:The first in the series about private detective Jackson Brodie, who always ends up embroiled in complex family secrets, including those of his own family.
Annotation:A darkly comic story set in upstate New York, where newspaper reporter Madeline Dare attempts to clear her cousin suspected in a murder.
Annotation:Reminiscent of Kate Atkinson's Jackson Brodie stories, this mystery focused on the Gypsy community of 1970s Britain studies the secrets of families.
Annotation:From Booklist: "Written in 77 brief, anecdotal chapters that accentuate Gray's wry, punchline humor, Threats is a comic success, part metaphysical detective story, part comedy of errors."
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Gillian Flynn's tale of a mysterious disappearance and a marriage full of secrets has become the book of Summer 2012. While you wait for this taut psychological thriller, we hope you will enjoy some of our other suggestions.