This thriller Thursday is filled with many atmospheric stories, from a compulsive tale set in a strip club, to a coming-of-age story about a missing sister in 1968 Laguna Beach, and a gripping crime debut taking place in rural Iowa.
REAL EASY by Marie Rutkoski
2 starred reviews!
“Veteran children’s author Rutkoski’s writing is a pleasure here; she weaves well-calibrated suspense with gritty portrayals of dancers and detectives that hold strikingly parallel themes of loneliness, painful pasts, and heavy doses of distrust.”–Booklist, starred review
“YA and children’s author Rutkoski (THE KRONOS CHRONICLES) makes her adult debut with a haunting crime novel…Fans of psychologically rich thrillers will hope for more from Rutkoski.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
A THOUSAND STEPS by T. Jefferson Parker
“The backdrop to this solid standalone from Edgar winner Parker, set in 1968 Laguna Beach, Calif., is the burgeoning counterculture—hippies, drugs, be-ins, and protests—but 16-year-old Matt Anthony is mostly worried about his fractured family.”–Publishers Weekly
THE FIELDS by Erin Young
“Young delivers a disturbing, twist-riddled thriller stocked with well-drawn characters. Fans of Midwestern crime fiction will be pleased.”–Publishers Weekly
REAL EASY by Marie Rutkoski; 9781250788245; 1/18/22.
A THOUSAND STEPS by T. Jefferson Parker; 9781250793539; 1/11/22.
THE FIELDS by Erin Young; 9781250799395; 1/25/22.