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Laura Sims

Laura Sims is the author of four books of poetry, and LOOKER is her debut novel. She lives in Brooklyn.

Genres: Mystery
Laura Sims recommends
A Good Man (2020)
Ani Katz
"Ani Katz’s debut is a gorgeously written, profound examination of contemporary masculinity and its potentially lethal side effects."
What Could Be Saved (2021)
Liese O'Halloran Schwarz
"Immersive, profoundly moving, and gorgeously told, What Could Be Saved tells the story of one family's lost then rediscovered son, exploring both cause and consequence with insightful empathy. With a cast of vivid characters, a captivating story, and a fluid style, What Could Be Saved is an unforgettable reading experience, one to savor and then share with everyone you know."
Heatwave (2021)
Victor Jestin
"Eerie, propulsive, sexy, and unsettling, Victor Jestin's Heatwave carries the coming-of-age novel into darkly surprising new territory. With echoes of the films of Francois Ozon, this intense, slim novel is a hot summer read that lingers long after you finish the last page."
All the Best Liars (2022)
Amelia Kahaney
"Insanely addictive and gorgeously written. With vivid characters and a plot that keeps twisting, All The Best Liars took me right back to those early, intense female friendships and kept me reading through the night."
Five-Part Invention (2022)
Andrea J Buchanan
"Five-Part Invention is a sweeping yet intimate story that follows several generations of exceptional women coping with trauma and persevering despite the odds stacked against them. This debut novel by Andrea Buchanan is absolutely immersive, moving, and captivating from the first page to the last."
The Fake (2023)
Zoe Whittall
"Zoe Whittall's gripping new novel, The Fake, upends the expected scammer narrative. Instead of cozying up to the fake herself, we're caught alongside the two vulnerable people who cling to her as a quick fix for psychic pain. We know this woman who weaponizes false victimhood to get what she wants will only hurt them more, but the story's irresistible momentum defies us to look away."

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