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Isabel and The Rogue

In this exquisitely written second installment of the “Luna Sisters” series, after Ana María and the Fox, De la Rosa again skillfully blends elements of historical fiction and romance, transporting readers to Victorian London with a complex and compelling Latina protagonist.
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A Storybook Wedding

This romance from Micciche (The Book Proposal) makes outrageous situations completely believable and irresistibly interesting, while clever writing and great character development will pull readers in and keep them hooked.
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Malibu Summer

Gill’s (Leadership Reckoning) first foray into fiction doesn’t quite come together, despite likable protagonists.
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Here for the Wrong Reasons

This sweet, sexy rom-com has delightful characters and an intriguing premise that is fulfilled with skillful worldbuilding and witty, humorous writing. Fans of Alexandria Bellefleur and reality TV will clamor for this debut novel by real-life partners Paulsen and Wang.

The Paradise Problem

Readers will be rooting for Liam and Anna in this heartfelt, sexy novel, Lauren’s (The True Love Experiment) best to date.
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Looking for Love in All the Haunted Places

Kann’s (The Romantic Agenda) latest is a fun, occasionally deep romance that will draw readers in and, like Hennessee House, won’t let them go until the very end.

Funny Story

This opposites-attract meets fake-dating plot has vividly drawn characters, emotionally charged storylines, and a beautiful small-town Michigan setting that will captivate devoted followers of Henry’s (Happy Place) work and convert new readers into ardent fans.
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Birding with Benefits

Readers will appreciate this quirky romance that manages to bring together very different people to find commonalities and shared experiences, a worthwhile and touching lesson for all.
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Love at First Book

This moving romance will leave readers smiling and swooning through their tears.
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A Bluestocking’s Guide to Decadence

A compelling romance between two very different women nonconformists in Victorian England that’s a good fit for any reader who enjoys queer historical romance.
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The Five Stages of Courting Dalisay Ramos

With an entertaining plot and lively characters, de la Cruz (Witches of East End) offers a romance about overcoming cultural differences, proving that true love is worth the effort.
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Blood on the Tide

Lizzie and Maeve’s story is sure to satisfy new and return readerss, especially for romance fans who enjoy morally gray protagonists with “touch her and you die” vibes.
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Right Where We Left Us

This heart-wrenching story of young love facing challenging circumstances and complicated emotions is balanced by the Brady family’s unwavering love and support, helping the couple’s second chance at happiness feel real and earned. Readers who enjoy difficult, passionate, and swoony romances, such as Alisha Rai’s Hate To Want You, should take note of Devon’s (Bend Toward the Sun) latest.
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Mistakes We Never Made

Brown (God Bless This Mess), of TV’s Bachelorette fame, has crafted (with Emily Larrabee) a romance full of tension and heat. It is a gratifying genre debut.
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The Orchids of Ashthorne Hall

In Anderson’s (The Art of Love and Lies) latest, the ghost’s tragic story, relayed through laments at the start of each chapter, and Hyacinth’s quest to discover more about the ghost will take readers through a whirlwind of emotions, much more so than the rushed romance between Lucas and Hyacinth.
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Love, Lies, and Cherry Pie

An inspiring romance for those seeking a story of personal growth, familial reconciliation, and true love.
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Unladylike Rules of Attraction

This book will appeal to readers seeking a richly detailed historical romance with a side of intrigue and adventure. Recommended for fans of Sarah MacLean, Maya Rodale, and Eva Leigh.

Just for the Summer

This witty, emotion-filled novel from Jimenez (Yours Truly) isn’t one to just read, it’s one to sink into. Hand it to fans of Helen Hoang and Christina Lauren.

Truly, Madly, Deeply

Nonstop sparkling banter and absolutely delicious chemistry make this one of Bellefleur’s (The Fiancée Farce) best and steamiest rom-coms yet. Truly, deeply fun from page one to the touching happily-ever-after.
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Finding Mr. Write

Fans of Melissa Ferguson will be delighted to read Armstrong’s (Murder at Haven’s Rock) rom-com that dives into the publishing world in a new way.

Hate To Fake It to You

In her first romance book geared to adults, Sellet (Belittled Women) captures the banter and antics of an old Hollywood screwball romantic comedy while bringing the North Shore of Oahu to life. A perfect beach read.
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What’s in a Kiss?

This second-chance, enemies-to-lovers romance from Kate (By Any Other Name) is sexy and swoon-worthy.
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The Paris Novel

This multi-layered story will appeal to those who love food, Paris, and a happy ending.

The Wedding People

Witty dialogue is just a bonus in this engrossing read centering on complex women making life-changing decisions. Recommend to readers who enjoy Sally Rooney, Curtis Sittenfeld, or Elizabeth Berg.
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Man’s Best Friend

Lytle, who has written for Netflix and Peacock, uses her screenwriting skills to map out a debut novel that could double as a television series. Add this to the recent crop of “creepy girl” novels. It will appeal to readers who enjoyed Emma Cline’s The Guest.
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What’s Not Mine

With humor and a lack of sentimentality, Decter portrays an adolescent girl and her town facing serious environmental and social challenges.
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I Cheerfully Refuse

This very readable and highly recommended novel’s familiar setting in an unfamiliar future will resonate with all readers.
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Lucky

The final twist and thus the novel fail in large part because the epilogue introduces an abrupt structural shift and an unsatisfying change in narrative voice for which readers are not well-prepared and which takes the book in a different direction.
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Ellipses

Read-alikes for this original literary debut include The Adult by Bronwyn Fischer and We Are Water by Wally Lamb.
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The Alternatives

Hughes (The Wild Laughter) tells an intriguing story of complex family connections, highlighting the diversity that often exists among siblings, and underlining the commonalities that tie them together. Readers will enjoy this story about the need for family, independence, and support.
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Butter: A Novel of Food and Murder

An intriguing and unusual novel with a fresh perspective, this 2017 best seller (Yuzuki’s first to be translated into English) defies categorization: part psychological exploration of misogyny and fatphobia, part social commentary on contemporary Japan and the roles and expectations of the women who live there.

All the Summers in Between

A worthwhile novel, especially for fans of the music of the 1960s and 1970s.

Honey

Lodato (Mathilda Savitch) has written a stunning novel that begs for readers.
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The Book of Thorns

Those who enjoy a little history combined with woman protagonists and magic may appreciate this novel.
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The Seminarian

The creator and writer of the TV show Bones introduces a wacky cast of characters in his second fast-paced, action-packed novel (after The Driver). For fans of Tim Dorsey’s Serge A. Storms novels.
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Perfect Opportunity

One of the best installments in a consistently superior series of regional mysteries.
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Only One Survives

For readers eagerly awaiting the return of Yellowjackets, this novel from McKinnon (The Revenge List) blends the musical highs of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Daisy Jones and the Six with the darkness of The Girls by Emma Cline in a twisty thriller that is hard to resist.

Daughter of Mine

Miranda has arguably written her best book to date, and she has another guaranteed best seller on her hands.

A Collection of Lies

Berry’s fifth Kate Hamilton novel, following The Shadow of Memory, combines a cold case and contemporary murder in an outstanding traditional mystery. Fans of Kate Ellis and Jane K. Cleland will appreciate this book.

The Last Note of Warning

The characters and plot come alive in this atmospheric historical mystery. For readers who enjoy a well-told Jazz Age mystery featuring working-class and queer characters.

Hall of Mirrors

The second in the Nightingale trilogy, following The Savage Kind, is a mystery, but the historical elements add complexity as the author explores issues of passing as straight or white, concealing an identity at a time of physical and emotional violence toward LGBTQIA+ and Black people.

Such a Bad Influence

A smart and intelligent thriller that is a not-to-be-missed page-turner. Buy multiples because this one has the making of a big best seller.

The Last Word

This satisfyingly twisty cozy from the author of the marvelous Ruth Galloway mysteries will be utter catnip for current Griffiths fans and will have new readers begging for more.
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Murder, She Wrote: Murder Backstage

Although the mystery is slight, the sequel to Murder, She Wrote: Fit for Murder will appeal to fans of the cozy series who enjoy the reappearance of familiar characters.

Every Time I Go on Vacation, Someone Dies

This humorous mystery with a touch of romance was auctioned to Fox TV for development as a series, with Mack writing the pilot. For fans of Knives Out or E.J. Copperman’s “Jersey Girl Legal Mysteries.”
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While We Were Burning

Although the premise is great, the execution leaves something to be desired.

Home Fires

The sequel to Dangerous Consequences is an outstanding police procedural that plunges readers into a community’s nightmare. Readers of Steven F. Havill and Bill Crider will appreciate the novel’s focus on small-town life and a local police force.
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Smoke and Mirrors

After four books, the story arc Hilliard began in The Unkindness of Ravens is resolved, with hints of a new mystery to come. Fans of TV’s Only Murders in the Building might appreciate this series, though they should start with the first installment.
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The Perils of Lady Catherine de Bourgh

Gray continues to faithfully recreate the world of Jane Austen’s novels in this delightful third book in her series (following The Late Mrs. Willoughby). As always, the characters and plot are engaging, with a satisfying denouement. Gray sensitively portrays the neurodivergent Jonathan while highlighting the real challenges he faces.

The Roads We Follow

Deese’s (The Words We Lost) latest is a beautiful story of faith, family, and the power of forgiveness. This second installment in the “Fog Harbor” series can be read as a stand-alone and will appeal to women’s fiction readers as a Dolly Parton–esque tale of hard-won fame. Suggest to fans of Charles Martin and Amanda Cox.
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Night Falls on Predicament Avenue

Wright is in a class by herself, writing her own twists into the classic gothic mystery trope and exploring how people from all centuries face fear. Readers will want to read this novel in the light of day or commit to finishing the creepy tale in one sitting.
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Love in Tandem

Kinzer (Dear Henry, Love Edith) will make readers laugh out loud with her zany small-town characters and the delightful rom-com situations they get themselves into. For similar authors, check out Courtney Walsh and Pepper Basham.

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These Tangled Threads: A Novel of Biltmore

Thomas (The Finder of Forgotten Things) excels at taking a little-known slice of history and bringing it to life, similar to authors Elizabeth Camden and Laura Frantz.
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The Elusive Truth of Lily Temple

This is a fascinating look at silent film, the power of story, and God’s pursuit of lost children. Readers who enjoy the rich metaphor found in Amanda Dykes, Charles Martin, and Sarah Loudin Thomas novels will want to give Politano (The Lost Melody) a try.

The Dallergut Dream Department Store

This is an excellent choice for a gentle book club read.
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The Stardust Grail

Kitasei (The Deep Sky) writes an emotional roller coaster of a space quest, highlighting friendship, family, and the ostracism of those believed to be different. The prose is as intimate as the universe is wide.

Service Model

A surprisingly thoughtful and compelling story from Tchaikovsky (Lords of Uncreation) about one robot’s journey through their own version of Dante’s circles of hell, complete with all the other hells they’d rather never have imagined. Readers who love a good postapocalyptic hell ride, AI-centered adventures, and robot/human companion stories, such as A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers, will appreciate.

A Letter to the Luminous Deep

Readers will want to savor the delightful letters that make up this cozy fantasy set in academia and an underwater world. Recommend to fans of Malka Older’s “Mossa and Pleiti” series.

The Silverblood Promise

There’s never a dull moment in this instantly absorbing debut that offers effortless escapism. Perfect for fans of the “Mistborn” series by Brandon Sanderson.
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Escape Velocity

Manibo (The Sleepless) pens a novel full of twists and turns, with broad appeal. Sci-fi, dystopian, and mystery fans will all find something to enjoy, while the posh setting and elite players give an unexpected air of palace intrigue that could rival Game of Thrones.
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The Stars Too Fondly

This delightful debut is a space odyssey with just enough mystery and romance to keep readers thoroughly entertained.
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Foul Days

Fans of folklore-infused fantasy with a romantic subplot and sassy, independent main characters will blissfully devour the coming duology.
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Red Side Story

The sequel to Fforde’s Shades of Grey continues to flesh out the inflexible society of the Colortocracy and Eddie’s pursuit to discover the truths about his world. The satirical dystopian setting and memorable characters highlight Fforde’s skill with worldbuilding and dialogue.
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The Practice, the Horizon, and the Chain

Metaphysical and philosophical, this novella from Samatar (The White Mosque) combines space adventure with an examination of the carceral state, here set in academia, that will leave readers with much to think about. This will appeal to readers who were fascinated by the stultifying caste systems of Medusa Uploaded by Emily Devenport and Braking Day by Adam Oyebanji and the rot of academe in The Mimicking of Known Successes by Malka Older.

The Cautious Traveller’s Guide to the Wastelands

A nerve-wracking but empathetic first-class read for lovers of the strange and uncanny.

How To Become the Dark Lord and Die Trying

Wexler’s (Emperor of Ruin) latest is a wild ride of fake it ’til you make it, full of high adventure and low chuckles every step of the way.

Mirrored Heavens

Roanhorse’s world of the Meridian (last seen in the series entry Fevered Star) is a powerful tale of gods, power, and the way people seek to claim both. The exquisite storytelling doesn’t release readers until the final page is turned.
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Ocean’s Godori

Cho’s debut is a quick read with a spark of romance and a cliffhanger that will frustrate some readers but leave others excited for what happens next.

Fiasco

Every single bit as much fun and adventurous as the author’s debut, this sequel offers a terrific enemies-to-lovers romance, an utterly stunning heel-turn betrayal, and a heartfelt story about blending found families and birth families and never assuming that what one sees is anything like the truth. Featuring a well-developed mercantile empire-type space opera setting, this is highly recommended for fans of the space romances of Valerie Valdes, K.B. Wagers, Rachel Bach, and Cat Rambo.
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The Christmas Swap

A lively lesbian rom-com that navigates tough issues while still delivering an uplifting ending.

The Lies You Wrote

This series opener shows potential to join the ranks of Patricia Cornwell in terms of creating compelling characters, a surprising story, and satisfyingly complicated motivations.
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The Berry Pickers

Fans of character-driven family dramas should enjoy Peters’s quiet, steadily paced novel that gracefully deals with heavy subjects while ending on a hopeful note. For readers of Brandon Hobson’s The Removed or Linda LeGarde Grover’s In the Night of Memory.

The Fury

Recommended for all thriller audio collections. Listeners who enjoy whodunits and closed-circle mysteries will want to pick this one up.
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Do Your Worst

Danan’s (The Intimacy Experiment) steamy enemies-to-lovers romance charms. Share with fans of Jessica Martin’s The Dane of My Existence.
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Resurrection Walk

Haller and Bosch fans will not be able to stop listening to this expertly narrated, suspenseful courtroom drama.
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The Pirate Captain, Chronicles of a Legend: Nor Silver

Although the production is long, the hours fly by. Fans of Diana Gabaldon’s “Outlander” series will find much to love.

Edith Holler

A fantastical novel blurring the boundary between the real and the imagined. Listeners will be swept up into the world of Victorian Norwich as Edith breaks free from her bindings and comes into her own.

The Reformatory

Incredibly written and performed historical horror that, though heartbreaking, might give modern readers a spark of hope.
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The Future

Alderman’s The Power, which was recently made into a popular television series, continues to attract attention; libraries should expect high demand for this twisty and emotionally resonant vision of the future.
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Saevus Corax Deals with the Dead

A must for fans of the lighter side of grimdark and morally gray characters like Shannack from Christopher Buehlman’s The Blacktongue Thief.
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The Queen of the Valley

While Hughes occasionally references Puri’s past experiences, from her 2021 novel The Spanish Daughter, this loose sequel can easily be listened to as a stand-alone. Multicast narration lends emotional dimension and a strong sense of place.

Organ Meats

An imaginative audiobook for fans of Kim Fu’s Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century or anyone seeking a deep descent into folkloric surrealism.
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Baking Spirits Bright

Bursting with picture-perfect holiday charm, plenty of red herrings, and even a little romance, Fox’s latest cozy mystery is great fun.
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The Breakup Tour

Despite Riley’s penchant for writing songs about heartbreak, listeners will be hoping that this time she and Max will finally get their fairy-tale happy ending. A second-chance romance for fans of Taylor Swift or of authors Rachel Lynn Solomon and Emma Lord.
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Ilium

Carpenter (Eleven Days) offers a literary thriller that is poignant, delicately dramatic, and lyrical. Share with listeners seeking a nuanced espionage story like Rebecca Starford’s An Unlikely Spy.
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Fall

Recommend Clark’s series to fans of police detective procedurals and domestic suspense.
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Yours for the Taking

While some listeners might wish for more robust characterizations, this speculative look at the cost of capitalist feminism intrigues. For fans of Brey Willows’s Chosen.

The Other Mothers

An excellent addition to any mystery/thriller collection and a great recommendation for listeners seeking a gripping and increasingly claustrophobic story set among the polished elite.
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Sniffing Out Murder

This cozy mystery is a quick and easy listen that will leave audiences begging for the next in the series.

Last Call at the Local

With their impressive audiobook-narration résumés, it’s no surprise that Vacker and Furlong shine, and listeners will enjoy this excellent production. A must, especially for libraries seeking to build their audio romance collections.
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Reasonable Adults

This fun, fast-paced audio will appeal to those seeking a relationship-fiction-meets-workplace-romance about fresh starts and self-discovery. Recommended for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Kate Spencer, and Anastasia Ryan.
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Lilith

A perfect listen for fans of Madeline Miller, Natalie Haynes, and others who have retold ancient myths from alternative perspectives.
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Goldenseal

A complex and touching story, revealing the hopes and regrets in deeply felt friendships.
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The Other Half

A good fit for listeners seeking a mash-up of mystery and suspenseful satire about entitled, irreverent English aristocrats. Recommended for fans of Gillian McAllister, Cate Ray, and Jillian Medoff.
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System Collapse

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking an immersive, engaging sci-fi series with short, fast-paced installments; as a continuation of the Network Effect storyline, this is not ideal as a stand-alone. Recommended for fans of Ann Leckie, Andy Weir, and Iain Banks.
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Night Side of the River: Ghost Stories

Taking a cue from classic horror stories such as Poe’s works and Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House, Winterson has crafted an unsettling and thoughtful collection sure to appeal to those seeking an atmospheric, chilling listen.
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The Shadow Speaker

Lyrical, emotive narration enhances a compelling coming-of-age novel, the first in a duology perfect for any audio fantasy collection.
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The Unfortunate Side Effects of Heartbreak and Magic

A satisfying debut for listeners seeking tasty treats, magic, and second-chance romance.
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Day

Cunningham’s skilled storytelling, complemented by Moore’s exceptional narration, transforms this work into a deeply emotional exploration of the complexities within family dynamics. A must-listen that will resonate with audiences who have their own memories of the pandemic era.
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Silence in Her Eyes

Will appeal to listeners seeking a fast-paced, frightening psychological novel, full of tension and twists. Recommended for fans of Rachel Hawkins, Ruth Ware, and Alice Feeney.
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