Night Road by Kristin Hannah

Night Road by Kristin Hannah

Jude Farraday is a happily married, stay-at-home mom who puts everyone’s needs above her own. Her twins, Mia and Zach, are bright and happy teenagers. When Lexi Baill enters their lives, no one is more supportive than Jude. A former foster child with a dark past, Lexi quickly becomes Mia’s best friend. Then Zach falls in love with Lexi and the three become inseparable. But senior year of high school brings unexpected dangers and one night, Jude’s worst fears are confirmed: there is an accident. In an instant, her idyllic life is… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Child abuse & neglect mentioned
  • Foster care system
  • Depression
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Miscarriage mentioned
  • Car accident
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Woman on the Edge by Samantha Bailey

Woman on the Edge by Samantha M. Bailey

In a split second, Morgan Kincaid’s life changes forever. She’s on her way home from work when a mother begs her to take her baby, and then places the infant in her arms. Before Morgan can stop her, the distraught mother jumps in front of an oncoming train.

Morgan has never seen this woman before, and she can’t understand what would cause a person to give away her child and take her own life. She… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Postpartum depression
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The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth 

The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth

A heart surgeon at the top of his field, Stephen Aston is getting married again. But first he must divorce his current wife, even though she can no longer speak for herself.

Tully and Rachel Aston look upon their father’s fiancée, Heather, as nothing but an interloper. Heather is younger than both of them. Clearly, she’s after their father’s money… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexual assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Death of a parent in a car accident mentioned
  • Murder
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The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon 

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction—but assassins are getting closer to her door.

Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magi… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Incest mentioned
  • Depression
  • Alcoholism & alcohol abuse
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Infertility
  • Pregnancy
  • Miscarriage
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Amputation
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Murder
  • Beheading
  • Imprisonment
  • Torture
  • Fire
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They Belong Only to Themselves by Brandon Taylor

They Belong Only to Themselves by Brandon Taylor

In They Belong Only to Themselves, two strangers become entwined in each other’s lives during a potluck dinner and struggle with the consequences.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Cheating
  • Depression
  • Attempted suicide recounted
  • Animal cruelty mentioned
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One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid 

One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

In her twenties, Emma Blair marries her high school sweetheart, Jesse. They build a life for themselves, far away from the expectations of their parents and the people of their hometown in Massachusetts. They travel the world together, living life to the fullest and seizing every opportunity for adventure.

In her twenties, Emma Blair marries her high school sweetheart, Jesse. They build a life for themselves, far away from the expectations of their parents… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Cheating
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Depression
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Cancer
  • Plane crash
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Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire

Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire

October “Toby” Daye, a changeling who is half human and half fae, has been an outsider from birth. After getting burned by both sides of her heritage, Toby has denied the Faerie world, retreating to a “normal” life. Unfortunately for her, the Faerie world has other ideas…

The murder of Countess Evening Winterrose pulls Toby back into the fae world. Unable to resist Evening’s dying curse, which binds her to investigate, Toby must resume her former position as knight errant and ren… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexual assault recounted
  • Depression
  • Blood depiction
  • Murder
  • Torture
  • Gun violence
  • Kidnapping
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Permanent Record by Mary HK Choi

Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi

After a year of college, Pablo is working at his local twenty-four-hour deli, selling overpriced snacks to brownstone yuppies. He’s dodging calls from the student loan office and he has no idea what his next move is.

Leanna Smart’s life so far has been nothing but success. Age eight: Disney Mouseketeer; Age fifteen: first #1 single on the US pop chart; Age seventeen, *tenth* #1 single; and now, at Age nineteen…life is a queasy blur of private planes, weird hotel rooms, and strangers ask… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Recreational drug use
  • Cancer mentioned
  • Financial difficulties
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Private Lessons by Cynthia Salaysay

Private Lessons by Cynthia Salaysay

After seventeen-year-old Claire Alalay’s father’s death, only music has helped her channel her grief. Claire likes herself best when she plays his old piano, a welcome escape from the sadness — and her traditional Filipino mother’s prayer groups. In the hopes of earning a college scholarship, Claire auditions for Paul Avon, a prominent piano teacher, who agrees to take Claire as a pupil. Soon Claire loses herself in Paul’s world and his way of digging into a composition’s emotional core. She pra… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism
  • Statutory rape, on-page
  • Paedophilia & grooming
  • Teacher-student relationship
  • Emotional & verbal abuse
  • Depression
  • Self-harm
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Smoking
  • Death of a parent from cancer
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The How and the Why by Cynthia Hand

The How and the Why by Cynthia Hand

Cassandra McMurtrey has the best parents a girl could ask for. They’ve given Cass a life she wouldn’t trade for the world. She has everything she needs—except maybe the one thing she wants. Like, to know who she is. Where she came from. Questions her adoptive parents can’t answer, no matter how much they love her.

But eighteen years ago, someone wrote Cass a series of letters. And they may just hold the answers Cass has been searching for.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism
  • Depression
  • Alcoholism
  • Attempted suicide
  • Drug abuse
  • Heart disease
  • Hospitalisation
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