The Light in Hidden Places by Sharon Cameron

The Light in Hidden Places by Sharon Cameron

One knock at the door, and Stefania has a choice to make…

It is 1943, and for four years, sixteen-year-old Stefania has been working for the Diamant family in their grocery store in Przemsyl, Poland, singing her way into their lives and hearts. She has even made a promise to one of their sons, Izio — a betrothal they must keep secret since she is Catholic and the Diamants are Jewish… Read more.

GoodreadsThe Story Graph

Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Antisemitism
  • Death of a child
  • Gun violence
  • Labour camps mentioned
  • World War Two & the Holocaust
Support Us at Ko-Fi at ko-fi.com

The Storm of Life by Amy Rose Capetta

The Storm of Life by A.R. Capetta

By turns thrilling, witty, and heartbreaking, this dramatic conclusion to the Brilliant Death duet transports us to a Vinalia on the verge of transformation and radiates with the electric power of love.

With her power over magic finally in hand, and her love for Cielo, at last, confessed, Teodora di Sangro should be on top of the world. But the country of Vinalia is in chaos as the dictator-like Capo threatens to plunge them all into war and capture every strega in the land… Read more.

GoodreadsThe Story Graph

Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Infanticide
  • Attempted kidnapping
Support Us at Ko-Fi at ko-fi.com

Dark Water by Robert Bryndza

Dark Water by Robert Bryndza

Beneath the water the body sank rapidly. She would lie still and undisturbed for many years but above her on dry land, the nightmare was just beginning.

When Detective Erika Foster receives a tip-off that key evidence for a major narcotics case was stashed in a disused quarry on the outskirts of London, she orders for it to be searched. From the thick sludge the drugs are recovered, but so is the skeleton of a young… Read more.

GoodreadsThe Story Graph

Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Death of a child
Support Us at Ko-Fi at ko-fi.com

Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs

Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs

For once, mated werewolves Charles and Anna are not travelling because of Charles’s role as his father’s enforcer. This time, their trip to Arizona is purely personal–or at least it starts out that way.

Charles and Anna soon discover that a dangerous Fae being is on the loose, replacing human children with simulacrums. The Fae’s cold war with humanity is about to heat up—and Charles and Anna are in the crossfire.

GoodreadsThe Story Graph

Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Death of children
  • Kidnapping
Support Us at Ko-Fi at ko-fi.com

Open Season by CJ Box

Open Season by C.J. Box

There’s nothing unusual about the sound of a gunshot in Twelve Sleep. Here in remotest Wyoming, where elk roam the pine forests and cougars prowl the mountains, everyone owns a gun. But when Joe Pickett hears two sharp cracks ring out months before hunting season, it’s his job to investigate. As game warden in Twelve Sleep, father-of-two Joe Pickett is not only badly paid and poorly housed, but deeply unpopular. So when the source of the shots – a well-known poacher – gets off scot-free after a humiliating confrontation, the locals are delighted. And then the poacher turns up dead in the Pickett’s backyard. Charged with… Read more.

GoodreadsThe Story Graph

Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Child abuse
  • Death of a child
  • Murder
  • Gun violence
  • Blackmail
  • Animal hunting
  • Animal cruelty
Support Us at Ko-Fi at ko-fi.com

Hazel Bly and the Deep Blue Sea by Ashley Herring Blake 

Hazel Bly and the Deep Blue Sea by Ashley Herring Blake

Hazel Bly used to live in the perfect house with the perfect family in sunny California. But when a kayaking trip goes horribly wrong, Mum is suddenly gone forever and Hazel is left with crippling anxiety and a jagged scar on her face. After Mum’s death, Hazel, her other mother, Mama, and her little sister, Peach, needed a fresh start. So for the last two years, the Bly girls have lived all over the country, never settling anywhere for more than a few months… Read more.

GoodreadsThe Story Graph

Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Attempted suicide. on-page
  • Facial scars
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a parent
  • Death of a spouse
  • Death of a child
  • Death of a sibling
  • Bullying
Support Us at Ko-Fi at ko-fi.com

The Business of Blood by Kerrigan Byrne

The Business of Blood by Kerrigan Byrne

Dying is the only thing people do with any regularity, and Fiona makes her indecorous living cleaning up after the corpses are carted away. Her childhood best friend, Mary, was the last known victim of Jack the Ripper. It’s been two years since Fiona scrubbed Mary’s blood from the floorboards, and London is no longer buzzing about the Ripper, but Fiona hasn’t forgotten.

And she hasn’t stopped searching for Jack…. Read more.

GoodreadsThe Story Graph

Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Antisemitism
  • Misogyny
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Murder
  • Death of children mentioned
Support Us at Ko-Fi at ko-fi.com

Semiosis by Sue Burke

Semiosis by Sue Burke

Only mutual communication can forge an alliance with the planet’s sentient species and prove that mammals are more than tools. Forced to land on a planet they aren’t prepared for, human colonists rely on their limited resources to survive. The planet provides a lush but inexplicable landscape–trees offer edible, addictive fruit one day and poison the next, while the ruins of an alien race are found entwined in the roots of a strange plant. Conflicts between generations arise as they struggle to understand one another and grapple with an unknowable alien intellect.

GoodreadsThe Story Graph

Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Graphic rape
  • Physical injury & illness
  • Cannibalism
  • Death of a child
  • Murder
  • Torture
  • Animal death
  • Animal abuse
Support Us at Ko-Fi at ko-fi.com

Queen Takes Queen by Joely Sue Burkhart

Queen Takes Queen by Joely Sue Burkhart

The Triune’s attention is a deadly thing to attract. The world’s oldest and most powerful vampire queens devise a plan to ensure the fledgling Isador queen is eliminated before she can call enough Blood to protect her.

But Shara has already drawn formidable and famously powerful Blood to her side: Leviathan, king of the depths. Guillaume de Payne, the headless Templar knight. Wu Tien Xin, the silent invisible assassin. Nevarre, the Morrigan’s own Shadow. And of course, her first two Blood, Alrik and Daire… Read more.

GoodreadsThe Story Graph

Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Child abuse recounted
  • Graphic blood depiction
  • Death of a child recounted
  • Death of a spouse in a car accident mentioned
  • Murder recounted
Support Us at Ko-Fi at ko-fi.com

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world. Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound for Tova and set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can warp a man’s mind.

Her ship carries one passenger. Described as harmless, the passenger… Read more.

GoodreadsThe Story Graph

Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Slavery mentioned
  • Homomisia mentioned
  • Abandonment
  • Child abuse & neglect
  • Emotional & physical abuse
  • Suicide
  • Alcoholism
  • Alcohol consumption & abuse
  • Drug use
  • Blood depiction
  • Physical injury
  • Beheading
  • Forced blinding
  • Scarring
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a parent
  • Death of a child
  • Mass murder
  • Poisoning
  • Kidnapping
  • Physical assault
  • Imprisonment
  • Cult
  • Animal death
Support Us at Ko-Fi at ko-fi.com