11 Paper Hearts by Kelsey Hartwell

11 Paper Hearts by Kelsey Hartwell

Ella’s life was picture perfect. She had a circle of close friends, a jam-packed social life, and an amazing boyfriend. But then something completely unexpected happened: a car accident after a Valentine’s Day dance. When Ella woke up in the hospital, she couldn’t remember the accident . . . or anything about the weeks before it, including the reason she broke up with her boyfriend. Now, a year later, she begins receiving paper hearts from a mysterious admirer who seems to have the answers she craves. Ella is intrigued. The hearts contain clues to help Ella remember her… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Retrograde amnesia
  • Physical injuries
  • Car accident

*Context: The protagonist suffers from memory loss (retrograde amnesia) as a result of head injuries sustained during a car accident.

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The Tracker’s Mate by Ingrid Seymour

The Tracker’s Mate by Ingrid Seymour

I’m a kick-butt tracker. The best in the business. Dead or alive, I find them. No one can hide from me, including people’s predestined mates. I can hook couples up better than Tinder. It’s my specialty. A year ago, I opened my own agency, and now that I’m finally looking out for number one, my bank account has regained its lost confidence. So when Jake Knight suddenly returns, determined to drag me back into the dangerous life I used to lead—the same one where ramen was a staple and I became homeless—I put my brand new Louis Vuitton boot down… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Abandonment
  • Parental abuse
  • Amnesia
  • Hospitalisation
  • Medical treatment
  • Surgery
  • Burns
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Hostage situation
  • Explosions
  • Animal death
  • War themes
  • Poverty
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The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry 

The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry 

She doesn’t know who she is. She doesn’t know where she is, or why. All she knows when she comes to in a ransacked cabin is that there are two men arguing over whether or not to kill her. And that she must run.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Amnesia
  • Death of a parent
  • Death of a sibling, presumed
  • Torture
  • Fire
  • Animal death
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The Bones of Ruin by Sarah Raughley 

The Bones of Ruin by Sarah Raughley

As an African tightrope dancer in Victorian London, Iris is used to being strange. She is certainly a strange sight for leering British audiences always eager for the spectacle of colonial curiosity. But Iris also has a secret that even “strange” doesn’t capture…​ She cannot die.

Haunted by her unnatural power and with no memories of her past, Iris is obsessed with discovering… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism
  • Sexism
  • Slavery
  • Human trafficking
  • Eugenics mentioned
  • Sex work mentioned
  • Sexual harassment
  • Domestic abuse
  • Amnesia
  • Suicide
  • Drugging
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Involuntary medical experimentation
  • Hospitalisation
  • Cannibalism
  • Murder
  • Torture
  • Kidnapping
  • Police brutality
  • Fire
  • Poverty
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The AI Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole 

The A.I. Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole

Trinity Jordan leads a quiet, normal life: working from home for the Hive, a multifunctional government research centre, and recovering from the incident that sent her into a tailspin. But the life she’s trying to rebuild is plagued by mishaps when Li Wei, her neighbour’s super sexy and super strange nephew, moves in and turns things upside down.

Li Wei’s behaviour is downright odd—and the attraction building between them is even more so… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Memory loss & suppression
  • Panic attack
  • Stroke
  • Chronic pain
  • Nonconsensual drug use
  • Explosion
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The Lost Fisherman by Jewel Ann

The Lost Fisherman by Jewel E. Ann

It’s been five years since I’ve seen him. An unexpected event takes me back to the place where it all began. But I’m no longer the naive young woman he once knew. And he’s no longer the man who took nearly everything from me.

Can this be our time? Or is it too late? Did I find myself only to lose him?

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Infidelity
  • Amnesia
  • Miscarriage
  • Cancer
  • Death of a parent
  • Motorcycle accident
  • Incarceration of a parent
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A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena

A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena

Karen and Tom Krupp are happy—they’ve got a lovely home in upstate New York, they’re practically newlyweds, and they have no kids to interrupt their comfortable life together. But one day, Tom returns home to find Karen has vanished—her car’s gone and it seems she left in a rush. She even left her purse—complete with phone and ID—behind.

There’s a knock on the door—the police are there to take Tom to the hospital where his wife has been admitted. She had a car accident, and lost control as she sped through the worst part of town… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Rape by coercion*
  • Cheating recounted
  • Domestic abuse recounted
  • Amnesia & memory loss (theme)
  • Suicide mentioned
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Drug abuse discussed
  • Infertility
  • Blood depiction
  • Dead bodies
  • Physical injury
  • Hospitalisation
  • Death of an ex-husband
  • Murder, off-page
  • Gun violence, off-page
  • Car accident
  • The disappearance of a spouse
  • Incarceration
  • Home invasion
  • Blackmail
  • Stalking

Note : A character gets another character drunk and blackmails them into having sex.

Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers

Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers

Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers

With her newly completed PhD in astronomy in hand, twenty-eight-year-old Grace Porter goes on a girls’ trip to Vegas to celebrate. She is not the kind of person who goes to Vegas and gets drunkenly married to a woman whose name she doesn’t know…until she does exactly that.

This one moment of departure from her stern ex-military father’s plans for her life has Grace wondering why she doesn’t feel more fulfilled from completing her degree. Staggering under the weight of her father’s expectations, a struggling job market and feelings of burnout, Grace flees her home in Portland for a summer in New York with the wife she barely knows.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
  • Self-harm
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Physical injury
  • Loss of memory
  • Military themes

The Removed by Brandon Hobson

The Removed by Brandon Hobson

The Removed by Brandon Hobson

In the fifteen years since their teenage son, Ray-Ray, was killed in a police shooting, the Echota family has been suspended in private grief. The mother, Maria, increasingly struggles to manage the onset of Alzheimer’s in her husband, Ernest. Their adult daughter, Sonja, leads a life of solitude, punctuated only by spells of dizzying romantic obsession. And their son, Edgar, fled home long ago, turning to drugs to mute his feelings of alienation.

With the family’s annual bonfire approaching—an occasion marking both the Cherokee National Holiday and Ray-Ray’s death, and a rare moment in which they openly talk about his memory—Maria attempts to call the family together from their physical and emotional distances once more. But as the bonfire draws near, each of them feels a strange blurring of the boundary between normal life and the spirit world. Maria and Ernest take in a foster child who seems to almost miraculously keep Ernest’s mental fog at bay. Sonja becomes dangerously fixated on a man named Vin, despite—or perhaps because of—his ties to tragedy in her lifetime and lifetimes before. And in the wake of a suicide attempt, Edgar finds himself in the mysterious Darkening Land: a place between the living and the dead, where old atrocities echo.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Racism
  • Suicide attempt
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Dementia
  • Child death
  • Police brutality
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Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn

Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn

Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn

Capturing the distinct rhythms of Jamaican life and dialect, Nicole Dennis-Benn pens a tender hymn to a world hidden among pristine beaches and the wide expanse of turquoise seas. At an opulent resort in Montego Bay, Margot hustles to send her younger sister, Thandi, to school. Taught as a girl to trade her sexuality for survival, Margot is ruthlessly determined to shield Thandi from the same fate. When plans for a new hotel threaten their village, Margot sees not only an opportunity for her own financial independence but also perhaps a chance to admit a shocking secret: her forbidden love for another woman. As they face the impending destruction of their community, each woman fighting to balance the burdens she shoulders with the freedom she craves must confront long-hidden scars. From a much-heralded new writer, Here Comes the Sun offers a dramatic glimpse into a vibrant, passionate world most outsiders see simply as paradise.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Ableism & ableist language
  • Body shaming & fatmisia
  • Classism
  • Colourism
  • Lesbomisia
  • Homomisia
  • Sexism & misogyny
  • Racism & racial slurs, including misogynoir
  • Sex worker shaming & slurs
  • Slut-shaming
  • Transmisia
  • Victim blaming
  • Rape, including by coercion, statutory & gang rape
  • Sexual abuse & assault, including child sexual assault
  • Sexual harassment, including in the workplace
  • Incest
  • Paedophilia & grooming
  • Child abuse
  • Domestic abuse & violence
  • Emotional abuse
  • Verbal abuse
  • Parental abuse, neglect & abandonement
  • Estrangement & disownment
  • Disordered weight & body thoughts
  • Disfigurmisia
  • Anxiety disorder & anxiety attacks
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Memory disorder, specifically dementia
  • Self harm, including self-immolation
  • Drug use
  • Hospitals & hospitalisation
  • Physical assault
  • Sex work & trafficking
  • Drowning
  • Outing
  • Gentrification
  • Displacement
  • Animal death
  • Blackmail
  • Gaslighting
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