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Love ‘The Girl on the Train’ but can’t seem to find a similar book? Why not try some of the books listed below?
The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter (Adult Fiction Rental, SLA)
Two girls are forced into the woods at gunpoint. One runs for her life. One is left behind. 28 years later these girls will look for the truth of that night, the night there mother was murdered.
Subjects: trauma, secrets, murder
Yesterday by Felicia Yap (Adult Fiction, YAP)
Today, the police are at your door. They say that the body of your husband's mistress has been found in the River Cam. They think your husband killed her two days ago. You can't recall what he did that day, because you only remember yesterday. You rely on your diary to tell you where you've been and what you've done. So, can you trust the police? Can you trust your husband? Can you trust yourself?
Subjects: memory, social classes, investigation
Maestra by L.S. Hilton (Adult Fiction, HIL)
Judith knows she has to play the game. She’s learned to be a good girl. But when Judith is fired for uncovering a dark secret at the heart of the art world and her honest efforts at a better life are destroyed she turns to a long-neglected friend.
Subjects: corruption, art, crime
Small Spaces by Sarah Epstein (Young Adult Fiction, EPS)
Tash has been traumatised since childhood, when she witnessed her gruesome imaginary friend Sparrow lure Mallory Fisher away from a carnival. Nobody believed Tash. Now fifteen and mute, Mallory's never spoken about the week she went missing. As memories resurface, Tash starts to see Sparrow again. And she realises Mallory is the key to unlocking the truth about a dark secret connecting them.
Subjects: kidnapping, memory, disorders
Big Little Lie by Liane Moriarty (Adult Fiction, MOR)
'I guess it started with the mothers.' 'It was all just a terrible misunderstanding.' 'Let me be clear. This is not a circus. This is a murder investigation.' Pirriwee Public's annual school Trivia Night has ended in a shocking riot. A parent is dead.
Subjects: secrets, murder, family
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Adult Fiction, FLY)
With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Subjects: mystery, marriage, deception
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus (Young Adult Fiction, MCM)
When the creator of a high school gossip app mysteriously dies in front of four high-profile students all four become suspects. It's up to them to solve the case
Subjects: secrets, murder, suspicion
Tangerine by Christine Mangan (Adult Fiction Rental, MAN)
The last person Alice Shipley expected to see since arriving in Tangier with her new husband was Lucy Mason. After the horrific accident at Bennington, the two friends haven't spoken in over a year. But soon a familiar feeling starts to overtake Alice, she feels controlled and stifled by Lucy at every turn. Then Alice's husband, John, goes missing, and Alice starts to question everything around her.
Subjects: deception, relationships, sanity
The Women in the Window by A.J. Finn (Adult Fiction Rental, FIN)
Anna Fox lives alone, a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine, watching old movies and spying on her neighbours. Then the perfect family moves in next door. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble and its shocking secrets are laid bare.
Subjects: memory, disorders, murder
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen (Adult Fiction Rental, HEN)
When you read this book, you will make many assumptions. It's about a jealous wife, obsessed with her replacement. It's about a younger woman set to marry the man she loves. The first wife seems like a disaster; her replacement is the perfect woman. You will be wrong
Subjects: interpersonal relationships, marriage, revenge
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena (Adult Fiction, LAP)
May and Nico seem to have it all. But one night, when they are at a dinner party next door, their daughter goes missing. Suspicion immediately focuses on the devastated parents, then on May, the shattered mother who has been suffering from post-partum depression. But the truth is a much more complicated story, and inside the curtained house, an unsettling, nerve-wracking account of what actually happened and of what may have happened to baby Cora unfolds
Subjects: secrets, family, neighbors
Blame by Jeff Abbott (Adult Fiction Rental, ABB)
Jane crashed her car on a lonely road, killing her friend David and leaving her with amnesia. At first, everyone was sympathetic. Then they found Jane's note: I wish we were dead together. From that day the town turned against her. Jane is filled with questions: why were they on that road? Why was she with David? Did she really want to die? Most of all, she must find out who has just written her an anonymous message ...I know what really happened. I know what you don't remember.
Subjects: amnesia, accidents, mystery
Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson (Adult Fiction, WAT)
Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love--all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may be telling you only half the story. Welcome to Christine's life.
Subjects: identity, amnesia, mystery
The Women in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware (Adult Fiction, WAR)
Woken in the night by screams, journalist Lo rushes to her window to see a body thrown overboard from the next door cabin. But the records show that no-one ever checked into that cabin, and no passengers are missing from the boat.
Exhausted, emotional and increasingly desperate, Lo has to face the fact that her sleep problems might be driving her mad or she is trapped on a boat with a murderer - and she is the sole witness
Subjects: memory, crime, journalists
I See You by Clare Mackintosh (Adult Fiction, MAC)
During her commute home, while glancing through her local paper, Zoe sees her own face staring back at her, along with a phone number and listing for a website. Other women begin appearing in the same ad and Zoe realizes they have become the victims of increasingly violent crimes. With the help of a determined cop, she uncovers the ads twisted purpose. For now Zoe is sure that someone close to her has set her up as the next target. And now that man on the train the one smiling at Zoe from across the car could be more than just a friendly stranger. He could be someone who has deliberately chosen her and is ready to make his next move.
Subjects: staling, crimes, detectives