Staff Pick

Grist Mill Road is a coiled, twisted snake of a book. Christopher Yates inverts everything we think we know about thrillers-- the very first scene is the crime that drives the entire story-- without ever sacrificing his blistering, desperate pace. From the first pages all bets are off, and the true thrills come from learning the motives behind the characters actions-- not the usual “who did it”. The realizations are jagged and grim and never simple—but the humanity and believability of the flawed, complex characters is what gives Grist Mill Road its resonance and what elevates it above and beyond traditional thrillers.

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ISBN: 9781250150288
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Published: Picador - January 9th, 2018

Staff Pick

The psycho-drama of the moment, A.J. Finn’s The Woman in the Window, is an edgy, plot-twisting murder mystery whose extremes are at once far-fetched and entirely believable. The protagonist is a therapist who, we slowly piece together, suffered a terrible family calamity that left her in the grips of pills, booze, and a paralyzing fear of going outside. While the incessant consumption of pills and booze becomes a bit wearying as the novel moves along, the mystery about the murder – or was it really a murder? – is what is most addictive and irresistible. Even when you think you’ve figured the whole thing out, you haven’t. An entertaining, and at times nerve-racking read.

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ISBN: 9780062678416
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Published: William Morrow - January 2nd, 2018

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From the very first sentence of this Prix Goncourt-winning psychological thriller, we know that this is no Mary Poppins tale. Neither is it a conventional thriller, as it delves deep into the prickly issues of class and gender that emerge when a busy, successful working Parisian couple hire a stranger to look after their children. When doll-like, self-assured, imperturbable Louise shows up for an interview, it is love at first sight for everyone. Myriam and Paul hire her, and thus begins a twisted relationship of dependence, resentment, jealousy, and obsession.

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ISBN: 9780143132172
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Published: Penguin Books - January 9th, 2018