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Laura Dave

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Laura Dave is the author of the acclaimed novels The Divorce Party and London is the Best City in America. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Glamour, Self, Redbook, ESPN the Magazine, and The New York Observer. Laura graduated from The University of Pennsylvania. In August, Cosmopolitan Magazine named her as one of the eight "Fun and Fearless Phenoms" of 2008. She lives in California.

Genres: Mystery, General Fiction, Romance
Laura Dave recommends
The Lido (2018)
Libby Page
"A delicious debut about the endearing friendship between two women who join forces to save the town pool. Refreshing, funny and heartwarming, The Lido is must read."
Charlotte Walsh Likes To Win (2018)
Jo Piazza
"A smart and funny novel about the cost of being a woman in the public eye. Told with Jo Piazza's characteristic wit, humor and insight, Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win is a winner."
The Grace Kelly Dress (2020)
Brenda Janowitz
"A poignant and delicious novel about how a dress can define a family, and how family can lovingly reinvent itself. Told with Brenda Janowitz's characteristic humor and insight, The Grace Kelly Dress is a winner."
That's Not a Thing (2020)
Jacqueline Friedland
"In That's Not a Thing, Friedland has created a delightful and generous novel about the type of love that never leaves us and the people we hope to become in the aftermath."
Well-Behaved Indian Women (2020)
Saumya Dave
"Saumya Dave's wonderful debut is about mothers, daughters, and the rewards of following your own path. Told with warmth, humor, and insight, Well-Behaved Indian Women is a joy from start to finish."
After Happily Ever After (2021)
Leslie A Rasmussen
"In Leslie A. Rasmussen's debut novel, a woman finds herself reanalyzing her life and her marriage when her daughter is heading off to college. Smart and funny, After Happily Ever After is an exciting debut."
Other People's Children (2021)
R J Hoffmann
"Other People's Children is an engrossing debut about the different ways we find our way to parenthood and to the people we are meant to be. I loved these characters and was on the edge of my seat until the last page, hoping they'd find their happy endings."
Nice Girls (2021)
Catherine Dang
"Darkly delicious . . . Nice Girls is about the girlhood we never really leave behind, and what happens when we dare to confront our past demons. A pulsating mystery with a narrator you won't soon forget."
The Golden Couple (2022)
Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
"A propulsive, twisty, unputdownable thriller - with two heroines you won't be able to get enough of . . . and a twist you'll never see coming."
Her Last Affair (2022)
John Searles
"John Searles' latest thriller is a winner: tense and terrifying with a twist you'll never see coming. You won't soon forget these characters and the shocking ways their lives intersect."
The Love of My Life (2022)
Rosie Walsh
"Rosie Walsh's The Love of My Life is my favorite kind of thriller--gripping, heartbreaking and impossible to put down."
The Caretakers (2022)
Amanda Bestor-Siegal
"[This] emotionally riveting debut novel focuses on several dynamic women in a wealthy suburb of Paris and a tragic event that changes their lives. Bestor-Siegal had me at Paris and she never let go. The Caretakers is extraordinary."
The Good Left Undone (2022)
Adriana Trigiani
"A sprawling, majestic historical fiction feast that spans countries and generations to find the heart and soul of a beautiful family. This is Adriana Trigiani at her best."
I'll Be You (2022)
Janelle Brown
"In Janelle Brown's latest twisty, propulsive mystery, estranged twin sisters must confront shocking pieces of their past when one of them goes missing. From the first sentence, these women will have you in their grips. You won't be able to put this novel down, and you won't want to."
Sister Stardust (2022)
Jane Green
"Sister Stardust is wonderful and big-hearted, expansive and page-turning. A joy to read."
The Foundling (2022)
Ann Leary
"Ann Leary is a remarkable storyteller, and The Foundling is harrowing, gripping, and beautiful. You'll be thinking about these characters long after you turn the last page."
Mustique Island (2022)
Sarah McCoy
"A bighearted, enchanting gem."
Can't Look Away (2022)
Carola Lovering
"Carola Lovering delivers another winner with Can't Look Away, a propulsive page-turner about young love and second chances. You won't be able to put this down."
The House Across the Lake (2022)
Riley Sager
"Riley Sager is an auto-buy for me, and his latest propulsive thriller, The House Across The Lake, may just be my favorite of his yet. With his characteristic mix of dynamic characters and riveting plot twists, Sager will keep you turning the pages in his foray into secrets, grief, revenge, and love."
The Lies I Tell (2022)
Julie Clark
"Julie Clark has done it again, taking you straight into the collision course of two dynamic, complicated women."
Please Join Us (2022)
Catherine McKenzie
"A propulsive thriller...You won't want to put this book down!."
The Most Likely Club (2022)
Elyssa Friedland
"An ode to female friendship, second chances, and the people who are 'Most Likely' to love us the most."

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