Read-Alikes for ‘Fox Creek’ by William Kent Krueger | LibraryReads

Fox Creek, by William Kent Krueger (Atria; LJ starred review), is the top holds title of the week. LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for patrons waiting to read this buzziest book.

Fox Creek, by William Kent Krueger (Atria; LJ starred review), is the top holds title of the week. LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for patrons waiting to read this buzziest book.

Cork O’Connor is slinging hamburgers when a man claiming to be Lou Morriseau asks to hire him to find his wife Dolores. The man says that Dolores goes through fads, and now she thinks she’s in love with an Indigenous man named Henry Meloux. Cork knows that is not true. Henry is a revered Mide, an Ojibwe healer, and related to Cork through marriage (as the great-uncle to Cork’s wife Rainy). Dolores, who sought out Henry for his wisdom, is a troubled woman, but she insists the man whom Cork surreptitiously photographed is not her husband. Henry leads Rainy and Dolores deep into the woods, heading toward the Boundary Waters because he knows trouble is coming. Hunters are searching for Dolores, and Cork follows, knowing the trio are chased by men determined to kill, although no one understands why. VERDICT Krueger, a Lefty Award winner for Lightning Strike, is one of those rare authors who combines intricately plotted, issue-oriented stories with mysticism and action. A must for fans of beautifully written crime fiction.—Lesa Holstine

The Precipice by Paul Doiron (Minotaur: St. Martin's)

Appeared on the June 2015 LibraryReads list

“When two women go missing while hiking a difficult part of the Appalachian Trail, Maine game warden Mike Bowditch helps in trying to determine where the women were last seen. Mike then discovers there is no shortage of people whose behaviors make them suspicious. With a puzzle that keeps the reader guessing, and a main character that you can’t help but empathize with, The Precipice is another home run for Doiron.”—Lora Bruggeman, Indian Prairie Public Library, Darien, IL

The Current by Tim Johnston (Algonquin)

Appeared on the January 2019 LibraryReads list

“When two girls, trapped in a RAV4, fall into an icy river, one dies and the other barely survives. Unanswered questions and old accusations resurface as the small Minnesota town recalls another incident ten years earlier where a girl died in the same river. For readers who love small town suspense.”—Shellie Taylor, Iredell County Public Library, Statesville, NC

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke (Mulholland: Little Brown; LJ starred review)

"Darren Matthews was born and raised in rural East Texas and is intimately acquainted with the racial tensions in its small towns. On suspension for an incident involving a friend who may have killed a man, the African American Texas Ranger is asked by an old FBI friend to look into the deaths of a Black Chicago lawyer and a local white woman who were both found dead days apart in a bayou near Lark, TX. Once his boss learns of his new assignment, Mathews is reinstated and given authority to investigate. Locke, winner of the Harper Lee Prize for legal fiction (Pleasantville) and a writer and producer of the show Empire, has woven an atmospheric, convoluted mystery seasoned with racial tension and family loyalty. VERDICT Locke is a gifted author, and her intriguing and compelling crime novel will keep readers engrossed."—Sandra Knowles

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