2021: #45 – The Last House Guest (Megan Miranda)

This book ticked a few boxes for me: it takes place in Maine; there’s a townie vs summer people aesthetic; people have SECRETS. But overall, it never really gelled. Avery has lived in Littleport, Maine for her entire, tragic, life. She’s now on her own, as the rest of her family has passed away. First her parents, in a car accident, and then her grandmother.

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2020: #40 – Lying Next to Me (Gregg Olsen)

Ugh, this started out so promising. Adam, his wife Sophie, and their 3 year old daughter are renting a cabin on the water in the Pacific Northwest for a little vacation. But while Adam and his daughter are out in the boat that first morning, someone ambushes his wife and abducts her while they watch helplessly off-shore. One of the responding detectives is Lee, a

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