Three Suspense Novels for Your Fall Reading List
by Beth Goehring
For fans of suspense novels, here are three scare-you-silly reads that are not your Nancy Drew mysteries. And they are all available in audiobooks too! Speaking of audiobooks, the head Tomato’s novel, “Can You See Us Now”? is also available as an audiobook. You can a free audiobook trial right now.
Ruth Ware puts a fabulous new twist on Henry James’ classic “The Turn of the Screw,” using “the technology of things” to scare the pants off a young woman (not to mention the reader) who’s taken the job of governess at a remote Scottish mansion. You will never look at Alexa in the same way again! Get the book.
An unlikely Ivy League freshman arrives at Yale with the instruction to investigate the school’s secret societies. What she finds is more horrifying that anyone ever suspected—but we always had our doubts about those mysterious clubs, didn’t we? Get the book.
Former Chief Investigator in a public defender’s office and a loyal longtime foster mother, Rene Denfeld writes what she knows. She is brilliant at balancing the brutal realities abused children face with the kids’ resilience, will to survive, and courage. She’s created an amazing champion in Naomi, a private investigator renowned in law enforcement as The Child Finder. As Naomi puts her experience toward finding her own sister, left behind when Naomi escaped their own abduction years ago, she meets a vulnerable 12-year-old named Celia whose days on the street are edging much too close to a tragic end. Get the book.
Beth Goehring believes, with apologies to Lorelei Lee, that rather than diamonds books are a girl’s best friend…and a boy’s, a man’s and a woman’s. For more than twenty-five years, through Book-of-the-Month Club and its related clubs, she’s sold popular fiction, mysteries, romances, cookbooks, children’s books, play scripts, behind-the-scenes tales of the movies and theatre, and lifestyle books. She lives with her husband in Manhattan.