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Emily Carpenter


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Emily Carpenter, a former actor, producer, screenwriter, and behind-the-scenes soap opera assistant, was born and raised in Alabama. After graduating from Auburn University, she moved to New York City and now lives in Georgia with her family.

Genres: Mystery
 
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The Saturday Evening Girls Club (2017)
Jane Healey
"Follow the four women of Jane Healey's immersive historical drama and you'll come face to face with how different life truly was for women at the turn of the century. As Caprice, Thea, Ada, and Maria fight for the right to live, love, and work according to the changing times, you'll root for them at every turn to find their hearts' desire."
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The Truth We Bury (2017)
Barbara Taylor Sissel
"In this engrossing murder mystery, Barbara Taylor Sissel examines questions of parental protection and control, set against the backdrop of a traditional Texas wedding that devolves into a family tragedy of epic proportions. Sissel’s characters are all too real, their harrowing devotion and blind love for their children not far from what every parent feels. As their choices play out, and the consequences and truth unspool, you will be riveted until the very last page."
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Wives of War (2017)
Soraya M Lane
"In Soraya M. Lane's captivating historical drama, three heroic nurses brave bullets, blood, and heartache to survive wartime France, all the while struggling to keep hope alive for a peaceful future. Scarlet, Ellie, and Lucy’s journey through the horrors of WWII is, at the same time, moving, harrowing, and ultimately satisfying."
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The Depth of Lies (2017)
E C Diskin
"Fans of E.C. Diskin’s thrillers will cheer her foray into domestic suspense with this juicy mystery… You won't want to miss this one!"
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Half Past (2017)
Victoria Helen Stone
"A gripping, haunting exploration of the lengths to which we’ll go to belong, Half Past will hold you in its thrall until the very last page. Stone’s expert storytelling, vivid characterizations, and tantalizing dropping of clues left me utterly breathless, longing for more - and a newly minted Victoria Helen Stone fan!"
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Here We Lie (2018)
Paula Treick DeBoard
"Set against a backdrop of college life, politics, and sexual assault, Paul Treick DeBoard explores the exquisite joy of discovering the perfect friendship-then the acute pain of disentangling when that friendship sours. Here We Lie takes you a remarkable journey of two girls who learn, together and alone, to decide who they will ultimately be-it is at once observant, devastating, and thoroughly satisfying."
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When Never Comes (2018)
Barbara Davis
"Brimming with compassion and a refreshingly grown-up romance, Barbara Davis’s story of a woman who has left herself behind in more ways than one is imbued with grace, patience, and hope. Second chances abound in this uplifting tale about starting over and how letting go of our nevers just might be the only thing that lets us move forward."
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In the Vines (2018)
Shannon Kirk
"A beautiful, bloody, harrowing mashup of all the best elements in gothic horror set against the backdrop of a (more) demented version of Grey Gardens. An absolute stunner."
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The One That Got Away (2018)
Joe Clifford
"The mystery of The One That Got Away sucked me in, but it was the emotional punch of Alex Salerno’s return home that broke my heart. With its sharply observed characters and setting and crime-thriller pace, its tough exterior belies a vast, unexpected tenderness. I cannot not quit thinking about this book."
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The Trailing Spouse (2018)
Jo Furniss
"An exotic setting, characters chock-full of questionable motives, and slow-burning intrigue blend together in this utterly unique domestic thriller (or psychological suspense). As swept up as I was in the glittering, privileged world of British expats in Singapore and the secrets they hide in their glamorous air-conditioned glass penthouses, I was equally gobsmacked by the final reveal."
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Whisper Me This (2018)
Kerry Anne King
"Moving and emotionally taut, Whisper Me This is a gut-wrenching story of a family fractured by abuse and lies…and the ultimate sacrifice of a mother’s love. King once again proves herself an expert with family drama. A triumph of a book."
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Daughters of the Lake (2018)
Wendy Webb
"In Wendy Webb’s entrancing Daughters of the Lake, dreams open a door between the dead and the living, a lake spirit calls to a family of gifted women, and a century-old murder is solved under the cover of fog. This northern gothic gem is everything that is delicious, spooky, and impossible to put down."
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Rapid Falls (2018)
Amber Cowie
"Rapid Falls flips the script of the family saga of tough love and simmering resentments so hard and fast I think I got vertigo. Dark, delicious, and utterly subversive…I leave you with a warning: this one packs a wallop."
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The Line Between (2019)
(Line Between , book 1)
Tosca Lee
"Lee's terrifyingly realistic apocalypse unfolds in the equally harrowing shadow of the seductive, soul-swallowing cult Wynter Roth was raised in, the survival of the world now depending on the strength, bravery, and faith of a young woman who's only known deceit and betrayal from those she trusted. Smartly written, tautly paced, with an utterly irresistible protagonist, The Line Between is pure exhilaration on a page."
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Forget You Know Me (2019)
Jessica Strawser
"Friendships crack, marriages erode, and dangerous deceits rise to the surface in this twisty, emotionally complex, powder keg of a tale."
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Confidential (2019)
Ellie Monago
"The three women being treated by psychotherapist Dr. Michael Baylor are complicated, secretive, and determined to get what they want. But which of them is a murderer? As their stories unfolded, I was swept headlong into this disturbing tale, not sure who to trust until the very last chapter. A sharp, wicked psychological chiller with a final twist that made me shout out loud."
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Drowning with Others (2019)
Linda Keir
"A body at the bottom of a lake. A married couple with secrets from their boarding school days. And their resourceful daughter who just may uncover a truth she doesn't want to know. Drowning with Others, a riveting murder mystery rife with poetry, lust, and lies, captivated me to the last page. A sumptuous, dark tale I could not put down!"

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