While every month there seems to be a new “girl on the [insert mode of transportation here],” Ruth Ware's The Woman in Cabin 10 is a chilling, locked room mystery set on the high seas that I highly recommend.
Journalist Laura (aka Lo) must keep her wits about her when a passenger disappears from the ship—but by all other accounts, that passenger never existed. Despite her own misgivings about her memory and credibility, Lo pursues the case to prove to herself, and everyone else, that there is a victim in need of their help.
Elizabeth Venere is a marketing manager at Hachette Book Group. You can usually find her reading (a mystery novel, obviously) or at yoga, trying to re-center after reading about too many murders.
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When reclusive writer Leonora is invited to the English countryside for a weekend away, she reluctantly agrees to make the trip. But as the first night falls, revelations unfold among friends old and new, an unnerving memory shatters Leonora’s reserve, and a haunting realization creeps in: the party is not alone in the woods.
Years ago, at a second-rate boarding school near the cliffs of the English Channel, four girls became inseparable best friends. They were notorious for playing the Lying Game, telling lies at every turn to both fellow boarders and faculty.
But their little game had consequences, and as the four women converge in present-day, they realize that their shared past was not as safely buried as they had once hoped…
When Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance, she realizes very quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person. Is it possible that the cold-reading skills she’s honed as a tarot card reader might help her claim the money?
But when Hal finds herself at the funeral of the deceased, it dawns on her that there is something very, very wrong about this strange situation and the inheritance at the center of it.