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The Weight of Blood

The Weight of Blood

Laura McHugh‘s debut novel is set in rural, small-town Missouri, deep in the Ozarks. This dark coming-of-age mystery follows a 17-year-old girl determined to investigate the murder of a friend from school, a search which leads to the earlier murder of her own mother. Told from multiple perspectives, the novel’s strengths include its setting (the [...]

Weekly Reviews: Debut Novels

Reconstructing Amelia

Today’s reviews are all notable debut novels by women. I spent part of my spring break tearing through Kimberly McCreight’s Reconstructing Amelia, and let me tell you — teens are going to eat this up. It came out just yesterday, so go order a couple copies now. There are several appeal elements here. First, the [...]

I Am Half-Sick of Shadows: A Flavia de Luce Novel

I am half-sick of shadows

Alan Bradley is quick! His last Flavia de Luce, A Red Herring Without Mustard, came out in February. Now we have another, this one a perfect addition to upcoming holiday displays. Flavia de Luce is an ideal mystery series for young adults that, in its fourth outing, has yet to flag in quality. Every entry [...]