Today’s #ThrillerThursday post is full of our favorite debuts!
INVISIBLE CITY by Julia Dahl
In Dahl's “impressive”* first novel, young journalist Rebekah Roberts finds herself drawn into her mother's tight-knit world when she's assigned to cover the murder of an Hasidic Jew. “Dahl’s convincing dialogue and perfect pacing make for a real page-turner. And her storytelling skills illuminate the intriguing worlds of the tabloid press, Hasidism, the NYPD, and Brooklyn’s 20-somethings—as well as the fragile boundaries of family, religion, and life itself.” — *Publishers Weekly, starred review
YOUNG GOD by Katherine Faw Morris
Morris’s brash rural noir, evocative of Winter’s Bone and Less Than Zero, features 13-year-old Nikki, who works with her drug-dealing dad while keeping her eyes on the future. “Morris’ spare language and short chapters (some only a sentence) serve to support the captivating, unpredictable personality of her intense young narrator, making this a novel fans of finely made fiction will fly through before they’ve even blinked.” — Booklist
BONE DUST WHITE by Karin Salavaggio
When a young woman witnesses the murder of her mother who had abandoned her as a child, eight month pregnant Detective Macy Greeley must solve the case and stop a killer. “This complicated, peel-away-layers debut procedural intoxicates from the opening page and has word-of-mouth selling power.” — Library Journal, starred review & Debut of the Month for April