Joan Juliet Buck recommends
Jane Was Here (2011)
"SARAH KERNOCHAN’S ghost thriller is written with a sly knowing and takes you on a compelling ride through at least four dimensions. She expertly binds together seemingly irreconcilable elements: urban relationship distress, 19th century utopian dreams , gritty sexual realities of 21st century rural poverty, reincarnation, and fate. The book holds you tight in the grip of one question all the way to the final, chilling answer. Jane Was Here is not a Whodunit but the first Whoisit?"
The Dying of the Light (2018)
"The unique intense richness of The Dying of The Light makes this novel a fevered dream of sacrifice, sex, luxury, manners, honor, violence, submission, tragedy, destiny, secrets, beauty and melancholy that holds you in an embrace that tightens through the novel, leaving you spent and transformed."