Did you miss us? We’re finally back in September with our discussion of Passenger and Wayfarer, but we’re also already looking ahead at what to read next month. Instead of three books, we picked two this month. Both are mystery novels, something we haven’t really read yet. We figured it would be fun to delve into a different genre again, especially after a couple of YA fantasy novels in a row!
Emily Bain Murphy
What if the ordinary things in life suddenly…disappeared?
Aila Quinn’s mother, Juliet, has always been a mystery: vibrant yet guarded, she keeps her secrets beyond Aila’s reach. When Juliet dies, Aila and her younger brother Miles are sent to live in Sterling, a rural town far from home–and the place where Juliet grew up.
Sterling is a place with mysteries of its own. A place where the experiences that weave life together–scents of flowers and food, reflections from mirrors and lakes, even the ability to dream–vanish every seven years.
No one knows what caused these “Disappearances,” or what will slip away next. But Sterling always suspected that Juliet Quinn was somehow responsible–and Aila must bear the brunt of their blame while she follows the chain of literary clues her mother left behind.
As the next Disappearance nears, Aila begins to unravel the dual mystery of why the Disappearances happen and who her mother truly was. One thing is clear: Sterling isn’t going to hold on to anyone’s secrets for long before it starts giving them up.
Meet Garvie Smith. Highest IQ ever recorded at Marsh Academy. Lowest ever grades. What’s the point? Life sucks. Nothing surprising ever happens.
Until Chloe Dow’s body is pulled from a pond. Garvie’s ex-girlfriend.
Inspector Singh is already on the case. Ambitious, uptight, methodical, he’s determined to solve the mystery–and get promoted. He doesn’t need any “assistance” from a notorious slacker.
Or does he?
Smart, stylish, and packed with twists and turns from start to finish, Running Girl introduces an unforgettable new character to the world of crime fiction–so lazy he’d only get out of bed for murder.
- The Disappearances 75%, 15 votes15 votes 75%15 votes - 75% of all votes
- Running Girl 25%, 5 votes5 votes 25%5 votes - 25% of all votes