All the Devils Are Here by Louise Penny: On their first night in Paris, the whole family gathers dinner with Gamache’s billionaire godfather, Stephen Horowitz. Walking home, they watch in horror as Stephen is knocked down and critically injured in what Gamache knows is no accident. Soon the whole family is caught up in a web of lies and deceit. In order to find the truth, Gamache will have to decide whether he can trust his friends, his colleagues, his instincts, his own past. His own family.
The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson: A young woman living in a rigid, repressive society called Bethel discovers dark powers within herself, with terrifying and far-reaching consequences, in this stunning, feminist fantasy debut. But when she begins to learn grim truths about the Church and its history, she realizes the true threat to Bethel is its own darkness. And she starts to understand that if Bethel is to change, it must begin with her
The Woman in the Mirror by Rebecca James: In 1947, Londoner Alice Miller accepts a post as governess at Winterbourne looking after Captain Jonathan de Grey’s twin children. Falling under the de Greys’ spell, Alice believes the family will heal her own past sorrows. But then the twins’ adoration becomes deceitful and taunting, and their father, ever distant, turns spiteful and cruel, the manor itself seems to lash out. What she finds in Cornwall is a legacy borne from greed and deceit, twisted by madness, and suffused with unrequited love and unequivocal rage.
Opium and Absinthe by Lydia Kang: New York City, 1899. Tillie Pembroke’s sister lies dead, her body drained of blood and with two puncture wounds on her neck. Bram Stoker’s new novel, Dracula, has just been published, and Tillie’s imagination leaps to the impossible: the murderer is a vampire. But it can’t be—can it? But with the hysteria surrounding her sister’s death, the continued vampiric slayings, and the opium swirling through her body, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for a girl who relies on facts and figures to know what’s real—or whether she can trust those closest to her.
The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones: Peter Straub’s Ghost Story meets Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies in this American Indian horror story of revenge on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. Four American Indian men from the Blackfeet Nation, who were childhood friends, find themselves in a desperate struggle for their lives, against an entity that wants to exact revenge upon them for what they did during an elk hunt ten years earlier by killing them, their families, and friends.
We Are All the Same in the Dark by Julia Heaberlin: Found on the side of a remote highway, half-dead and blowing wishes in a field of dandelions, the young girl Angel refuses to speak. Local pariah Wyatt, who believes he can communicate with the dead, finds her and takes her home to nurse her back to health. Now a cop, Odette must reenter Wyatt’s ghost-ridden world. As she begins to coax Angel into speaking and slowly pieces together her identity, Odette is ignited to reopen a cold case that plunges her back into a small Texas town’s dark, violent mythology.
Stranger Things: Darkness on the Edge of Town by Adam Christopher: Christmas, Hawkins, 1984. Over Hopper’s protests, Eleven pulls a cardboard box marked “New York” out of the basement– and the tough questions begin. Summer, New York City, 1977. Returning home from Vietnam, a young daughter, a caring wife, and a new beat as an NYPD detective make it easy to slip back into life as a civilian. But after shadowy federal agents suddenly show up and seize the files about a series of brutal, unsolved murders, Hopper takes matters into his own hands, risking everything to discover the truth.
Half Moon Bay by Jonathan Kellerman: Deputy Coroner Clay Edison receives a call. Workers demolishing a local park have made a haunting discovery: the decades-old skeleton of a child. But whose? And how did it get there? No sooner has Clay begun to investigate than he receives a second call – this one from a local businessman, wondering if the body could belong to his sister. She went missing fifty years ago. Or at least he thinks so. It’s a little complicated. And things only get stranger from there.
The Confessions of Frannie Langdon by Sara Collins: London is abuzz with the case of Frannie Langton, accused of the brutal double murder. Testimonies claim she is a seductress, a witch, a master manipulator, a whore. Frannie doesn’t know how she came to be covered in the victims’ blood. But she does have a tale to tell: a story of her childhood on a Jamaican plantation, her apprenticeship under a debauched scientist who stretched all bounds of ethics, and the events that brought her into the Benhams’ London home—and into a passionate and forbidden relationship.