Reading Recommendations from "My Librarian"
The House Between Tides by Sarah Maine
Looking for an historic mystery that takes place in Scotland? Try The House Between Tides by Sarah Maine. As the last surviving relative of Theo Blake, Hetty has inherited the eccentric painter’s beloved summer home, located on an island in the Outer Hebrides. Hetty had thought that this manor home, now more than a century old, would be a great investment as a hotel and retreat. When she arrives for a better look, however, she finds that the building is near collapse, and the locals are less than enthusiastic about her proposition. Worse, James Cameron, the local man hired to assess the house, finds bones buried beneath the observatory, the remains of someone who died under suspicious circumstances. With James bending her ear one way, and her pushy London boyfriend the other, uncertain Hetty sets about solving the mystery of the skeleton, hoping that unraveling the story will help her decide what to do.
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Author Heather Morris wrote this, her first novel, based on interviews she had in 2003 with Holocaust survivor Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov. He was a Slovakian Jew whose job throughout his imprisonment in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was to tattoo identification numbers on inmates. This job gave him certain privileges, which he used to help his fellow prisoners, including a woman named Gita Furman who he met and fell in love with. Based on true events, this love story tells a tale of survival and endurance, and will be appreciated by fans of Historic Fiction.
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The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen is a gripping thriller with film rights sold to the creators of The Girl On the Train. This book is about a jealous wife, obsessed with her replacement, and a younger women set to marry the man she loves. It will keep you guessing right to the end.
'A fiendishly clever thriller in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. This one will keep you guessing.' - Anita Shreve, author of The Stars are Fire
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