by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Moreno-Garcia’s novel follows young Noemí Taboada in Mexico City in the 1950s, who is called to help her cousin in a mysterious estate where there is more than meets the eye in terms of family members and motives. Fans of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca will find connections to the suspense and gothic horror elements of this novel.
Murder on the Red River
by Marcie R. Rendon
A young Ojibwe woman named Renee “Cash” Blackbear in the 1970s Red River Valley becomes an amateur crime sleuth as the body of a man is found in a local field. Using her knowledge of the land, her intuition and insight and her connection to her heritage, Cash works with her friend, Sheriff Wheaton, to put the pieces together. The novel’s heroine is tough, intelligent and sensitive as she navigates cultural prejudices and the pain of her own past.
The Water Cure
by Sophie Mackintosh
Three sisters are raised by their father on an island, shutting out the world and taught to fear men. One day, their father is gone, and the sisters must figure out what they will do alone, until three men appear on the island and their world is turned upside down. This novel explores feminist themes with elements of inspiration from The Handmaid’s Tale and Lord of the Flies.
Stacy Price is an adult services librarian at Heritage Library in Lakeville. Read more at co.dakota.mn.us.