Novels of dread and gloom. Seems fitting for today’s weather. In The taxidermist’s Daughter by Kate Mosse, the death of a stranger unsettles a remote English village, particularly a woman who alone on its outskirts. In Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen, a young woman comes of age in the 1960’s, burdened by family secrets and silences (not Goth, exactly, but Drama with a capital D). .