These stories should please readers readers who enjoy depth of character and social context along with a gripping mystery. In Angels Burning by Tawni O’Dell, a 17-year-old girl, the white sheep in a severely dysfunctional family, is found murdered. Who would have wanted her dead? The rust belt setting adds an air of social realism but don’t let that deter you: “”This book had me on the edge of my seat. You won’t be able to put it down (NY Times).” In River Road by Carol Goodman, a writing professor at an Upstate New York university is accused of killing her favorite student in a hit-and-run accident. The professor insists that the blood and dents on her car were from a deer. This is an “atmospheric thriller, but one with a racing story line.” Finally, The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian, begins with a bachelor party that goes way off course when the hired ‘entertainers’ assault their escorts and flee into the night. Bohjalian “couples the urgency of a compulsively readable crime thriller with a quiet meditation on the meaning of family (Geraldine Brooks).”
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Quotable“The precise role of the artist is to illuminate that darkness, so that we will not, in all our doing, lose sight of our purpose, which is to make the world a more human dwelling place.” James Baldwin