missing persons

Two girls running in a field, with a large, old house in the background

Arrowood

Laura McHugh
4
Rated by
Hilary S.
Sunday, Aug 7, 2016

Laura McHugh's second novel does not disappoint. Set in Keokuk, Iowa, this novel tells the story of Arden Arrowood, who has inherited her family's stately old home, where she hasn't set foot since she was a child. Arden's grandparents have owned the house and held it in a trust for years, keeping it maintained and intact. Now that her father has passed away, the house is Arden's. Her mother doesn't think it's a good idea to move back, but Arden can't resist.

girl underwater

The End of Everything

Megan Abbott
4
Rated by
Cheryl M.
Monday, Feb 29, 2016

The End of Everything by Megan Abbott is a haunting coming-of-age story, ripe with teenage angst and suburban mystery.

Please Look After Mom

Kyung-Sook Shin
5
Rated by
Megan C.
Sunday, Jan 18, 2015

This best-selling novel by South Korean author Kyung-Sook Shin takes a piercing look at how we treat those closest to us, and what it means to be a wife and mother. Told from four perspectives, the story examines the aftermath of the disappearance of “mom”. Some of the narrators speak in the unusual voice of second person, which serves to make the narrative more personal.

The cover of the book If You Find Me showing the picture of a poor girl staring forward

If You Find Me

Emily Murdoch
4
Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014

What a heart wrenching, yet inspiring, read this was! I listened to the audio book and couldn't tear myself away. It's been a long time since I found myself so immersed in a story, or since I have read a story so incredibly tragic and yet, at the same time so hopeful.

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013

A friend of mine, who loves mysteries, recommended Evidence of Life by Barbara Taylor Sissel. She said it is a book to put on my To Read list, but after reading the intriguing summary I gave it a higher priority and read it immediately.

Pages