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Small Towns and Their Dark Secrets

I love the charm of small town setting, and they have the bonus aspect of being perfect for crime novels. Not only do I get a group of characters that all know each other, gossip, and a set group of suspects to point figures at, but there are always secrets. And secrets always come out. If you too love a small town read I have thrillers, mysteries, a little bit of romantic suspense, and even a dash of zombies—they’re solving a murder mystery, it totally counts.


Jamie Canavés is a Book Riot contributing editor and Tailored Book Recommendations coordinator. She writes the Unusual Suspects mystery newsletter, never says no to chocolate or ‘80s nostalgia, and can hold a conversation using only gifs. Tweets: @Oh_Dinky.