Three Mystery Books to Help You Unwind

Sometimes there’s no better way to slip into your own little world than through the pages of a good book.

One of the greatest icebreakers ever is the question “So, what have you been reading lately?” It opens up a world of possibilities for things to connect with and talk about. And if the answer is “well, nothing really,” here are a few great mysteries to try.

Loads of Buzz

Suspenseful and extremely well written, this work is on many ‘must read’ lists. Jeanine Cummins

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This New York Times bestseller and Oprah Winfrey Book Club pick has generated some controversy among critics, but tackling some of our toughest cultural issues, American Dirt is a real page-turner.

Coming-of-Age Tale

This novel set in the Carolina swamplands is sure to please. Delia Owens

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Published in August 2018, Where the Crawdads Sing has skyrocketed in popularity and critical reviews. A New York Times Bestseller with over six million copies sold, this classic female Horatio Alger story has more plot twists than a red Twizzler and is a ‘whodunit’ besides.

Pulitzer Prize Finalist

This work explores the powerful bond between two siblings reconciling with their past. Ann Patchett

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Ann Patchett’s eighth novel is a family-based “mystery” that looks, not into crimes, but into the seemingly small decisions parents make that have rippling consequences. It follows a pair of siblings as they navigate increasingly difficult waters when their father dies. The house in which they grew up plays a pivotal role in a novel that is authentic, lyrical and deeply moving.