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Ashley Giese, West Salem Public Library, December 2019

I am often asked for recommendations for books to read. To be honest, I love it when people take my suggestion, and then come and tell me what they think.  I am always excited when people ask me for more suggestions.  Personally, I am a mystery/psychological thriller reader.  I love that genre.  And in my back pocket, I always have my go to book that I recommend.

Interested?  My go to recommendation is Still Missing by Chevy Stevens. Still Missing is about Annie O’Sullivan, a realtor, that is kidnapped at her open house by her last visitor as she is about to leave. The books moves between Annie telling her psychiatrist the events of what happened to her during her yearlong captivity, and a second narrative where she is dealing with her current struggles because of it. This book will grab your attention from go, and have you sitting on the edge of your seat through the entire book!

Another book that I just couldn’t put down was The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks. This book is about three people, Vanessa, Richard, an Emma and the twists and turns of their intertwining lives. In the blurb it says “When you read this book, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing.”

Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes is another intense thriller that will make you want to make sure your doors are locked at night. Catherine meets Lee, this “too good to be true” guy, until he isn’t. At first Catherine and Lee’s relationship makes her feel loved, and valued, but overtime it becomes abusive and controlling. Four years later Lee is behind bars and then the unthinkable happens. This book is not for the faint hearted.

If you would like to check out or reserve any of these titles, stop into your favorite location of the La Crosse County Library in Bangor, Campbell, Holmen, Onalaska, or West Salem.  Or you can visit us on the web at or find us on Facebook.


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