Mystery Overview: May

A parent’s main goal is often ensuring the well-being of their children. In this month’s chilling mystery overview, we’re taking a look at books centered around the protagonists’ daughters, who take center stage, but not necessarily under the best of circumstances. Take a look:

Cover of Suspicion by Joseph Finder

In Joseph Finder’s Suspicion, Danny Goodman is quickly running out of money and can’t afford his daughter’s private school tuition. When Tom Galvin, the father of Abby’s best friend, offers him $50,000 to help keep him afloat, Danny reluctantly accepts. What seems like a show of good faith suddenly turns sordid when the DEA accuses Danny of accepting drug money. Danny must now go undercover to uncover the truth about Galvin.

C.L. Taylor takes readers on a harrowing ride with Before I Wake, in which Susan Jackson’s world is shaken to its core when her daughter, Charlotte, steps in front of a bus in an attempt to kill herself. While Charlotte’s in a coma, Susan reads her daughter’s finally diary entry and discovers that Charlotte’s been harboring a secret — a secret Susan’s determined to uncover. But with her own mental health at risk and the reappearance of someone from her past, Susan may be in more danger than she could ever have imagined.

Cover of Never Look Back by Clare Donoghue

Meanwhile, in C.J. Carpenter’s Never Alone, Megan McGinn must bury her father and put her mom in a nursing home. Despite being exhausted, Megan takes on the most troubling case she’s ever worked on as she sets out to uncover who’s murdering young girls. But as the investigation gets more complicated and with a man she previously arrested taunting her, Megan must race against the clock before another girl dies.

Last, but not least, is Never Look Back by Clare Donoghue. In this police procedural, Detective Inspector Mike Lockyer can’t stop thinking about the gruesome murder of three young women in his South London neighborhood. What makes it worse is that the last victim looks eerily similar to his daughter. Mike must work hard to stop to these murders, but differences between the cases make things more confusing and complicated.

Be sure to pick up your copies of these thrilling and haunting mysteries today! And for more mystery books and authors, shuffle on over to our Everything Mystery page!



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