Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky

Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky

Christopher is seven years old. Christopher is the new kid in town. Christopher has an imaginary friend. We can swallow our fear or let our fear swallow us.

Single mother Kate Reese is on the run. Determined to improve life for her and her son, Christopher, she flees an abusive relationship in the middle of the night with her child. Together, they find themselves drawn to the tight-knit community of Mill Grove, Pennsylvania… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Rape
  • Incest
  • Paedophilia
  • Child abuse
  • Domestic abuse
  • Alcoholism
  • Dementia
  • Schizophrenia & psychosis
  • Suicide
  • Self-harm
  • Pregnancy
  • Blood depiction
  • Body horror
  • Death of a child
  • Torture
  • Gun violence
  • Bullying
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A Master of Djinn by P Djèlí Clark 

A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark

Cairo, 1912: Though Fatma el-Sha’arawi is the youngest woman working for the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities, she’s certainly not a rookie, especially after preventing the destruction of the universe last summer.

So when someone murders a secret brotherhood dedicated to one of the most famous men in history, al-Jahiz, Agent Fatma is called onto the case. Al-Jahiz transformed the world 50 years ago when… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Misogyny
  • Racism
  • Colourism
  • Colonialism
  • Disfigurmisia
  • Gambling addiction
  • Self-mutilation
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Police brutality
  • Immolation
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I’ve Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark

I’ve Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark

A Manhattan ER doctor is in the local playground with his young son when someone ruthlessly guns him down. Now his young widow, a television producer, is raising their son alone and is under pressure to come up with a successful TV series. Her new show will focus on cold case files.

Revisiting unsolved crimes one at a time, she and her TV crew plan to gather friends and family of the victim who have lived under suspicion of guilt for many years. By paying them to reenact the crime on … Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Child sexual abuse, implied
  • Blood depiction
  • Murder recounted
  • Gun violence

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Hunting Adeline by HD Carlton 

Hunting Adeline by H.D. Carlton

The Diamond: Death walks alongside me, But the reaper is no match for me. I’m trapped in a world full of monsters dressed as men, and those who aren’t as they seem. They won’t keep me forever. I no longer recognize the person I’ve become, And I’m fighting to find my way back to the beast who hunts me in the night. They call me a diamond,
But they’ve only created an angel of death… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Human & sex trafficking
  • Rape
  • Blood & knife play
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Haunting Adeline by Renee Carlino

Haunting Adeline by Renee Carlino

The Manipulator: I can manipulate the emotions of anyone who lets me. I will make you hurt, make you cry, make you laugh and sigh. But my words don’t affect him. Especially not when I plead for him to leave. He’s always there, watching and waiting. And I can never look away. Not when I want him to come closer.

The Shadow: I didn’t mean to fall in love. But now that I have, I can’t stay away. I didn’t mean to fall…. Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Child sex trafficking
  • Rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Dubious consent scenarios
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Murder
  • Torture
  • Kidnapping
  • Stalking
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Sea of Rust by C Robert Cargill

Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill

It’s been thirty years since the apocalypse and fifteen years since the murder of the last human being at the hands of robots. Humankind is extinct. Every man, woman, and child has been liquidated by a global uprising devised by the very machines humans designed and built to serve them. Most of the world is controlled by an OWI—One World Intelligence—the shared consciousness of millions of robots, uploaded into one huge mainframe brain. But not all robots are willing to cede their individuality—their personality—for the sake of a greater… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Genocide
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The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron

The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron

Nadia lives in the city of Canaan, where life is safe and structured, hemmed in by white stone walls and no memory of what came before. But every twelve years the city descends into the bloody chaos of the Forgetting, a day of no remorse when each person’s memories – of parents, children, love, life, and self – are lost. Unless they have been written.

It is 1943, and for four years, sIn Canaan, your book is your truth and your identity, and Nadia knows… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Self-harm
  • Suicide mentioned
  • Blood depiction
  • Murder
  • Torture
  • Knife violence & stabbing
  • Poisoning
  • Kidnapping
  • Flogging mentioned
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I Am Margaret Moore by Hannah Capin 

I Am Margaret Moore by Hannah Capin

Each summer the girls of Deck Five come back to Marshall Naval School. They sail on jewel-blue waters; they march on green drill fields; they earn sunburns and honours. They push until they break apart and heal again, stronger.

Each summer Margaret and Rose and Flor and Nisreen come back to the place where they are girls, safe away from the world: sisters bound by something more than blood… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexism
  • Slut shaming
  • Rape, on-page
  • Unplanned teen pregnancy
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Murder, on-page
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Fresh Catch by Kate Canterbary  

Fresh Catch by Kate Canterbary

Take a vacation, they said. Get away from Silicon Valley’s back-stabbing and power-grabbing. Recharge the innovative batteries. Unwind, then come back stronger than ever. Instead, I got lost at sea and fell in love with an anti-social lobsterman. There’s one small issue: Owen Bartlett doesn’t know who I am. Who I really am.

I don’t like people. I avoid small talk and socializing, and I kick my companions out of bed before the sun rises. No strings, no promises, no problems… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Bimisia
  • Homomisia recounted
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Blood & injury depiction
  • Death of a pet dog mentioned
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The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza

The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza

When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation.

The victim, a beautiful young socialite, appeared to have the perfect life. Yet when Erika begins to dig deeper, she starts to connect the dots between the murder and the killings of three prostitutes, all found strangled, hands bound and dumped in water around London… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Blood depiction
  • Murder
  • Gun violence
  • Animal death
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