Read-Alikes for ‘End of Story’ by A.J. Finn | LibraryReads

End of Story by A.J. Finn is the top holds title of the week. LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for patrons waiting to read this buzziest book. 

End of Story by A.J. Finn (Morrow) is the top holds title of the week. LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for patrons waiting to read this buzziest book. 

Best seller Finn (The Woman in the Window) offers another thriller, in which the reclusive mystery writer Sebastian Trapp announces his forthcoming death to detective-fiction expert Nicky Hunter, inviting her to his mansion in San Francisco to tell his life story. Also there are Trapp’s second wife, nephew, and daughter Madeleine. But that is not all; in residence too are the memories of Trapp’s first wife and son, who both vanished 20 years ago. Trapp wants to solve a mystery with Nicky, and Madeleine begins to wonder about her family’s cold case.—LJ Reviews  

The Mystery Writer by Sulari Gentill (Poisoned Pen)

Appeared on the March 2023 LibraryReads list

“This intriguing mystery delves into the world of book publishing. Theo is an aspiring author who meets one of her childhood idols, Dan. As they grow closer, Dan is murdered and Theo becomes embroiled in scandal and conspiracies as she tries to solve his murder and outrun those who mean her harm—before she or someone she loves is next. This novel has a million twists that will keep readers guessing until the last page.”—Lauren Maxwell,Geneva Public Library District, IL

The Writing Retreat by Julia Bartz (Atria)

Appeared on the February 2023 LibraryReads list

“Alex and her ex-best friend, Wren and 3 other women are picked for a writing retreat with infamous author Roza Vallo. They must finish writing their books in a month’s time, and the best one will be published. Roza is a mercurial taskmaster, becoming stranger while the awe the women have for her turns to fear. An unusual horror story with many twists and turns.”— Judy Gaynes Sebastian, Eastham Public Library, Eastham, MA

Dream Girl by Laura Lippman (Morrow; LJ starred review)

Appeared on the June 2021 LibraryReads list

“Poor Gerry Anderson: esteemed novelist, confined to his highrise after a freak accident, besieged with assistants and badgered by his ex. Gerry sees himself as a victim, but not all agree, and someone is taking murderous measures to bring him to task. Who’ll outsmart whom in this game of cat and mouse?”— Lori Hench, Baltimore County Public Library, Towson, MD

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