Hey, if you can give a book that both you and mom can enjoy then so much the better, right?
The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
Sociopaths and malcontents of various degrees vie to outdo each other in this compelling thriller where a man plots the murder of his wife with the beautiful woman he meets at an airport bar.
The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson
Which world is real is the intriguing question before a young bookseller who must navigate the clues an alternate reality dream world provides to her true identity.
A God In Ruins by Kate Aitkinson
Whether read as a companion piece to Life After Life or as its own considerable reward, A God in Ruins, is Aitkinson’s finely attuned and nuanced novel following Teddy Todd through his career as a WWII pilot, and the quietly shattering transition and turmoil of the aftermath.—NICOLE BONIA