That Weekend by Kara Thomas

That Weekend by Kara Thomas

Three best friends, a lake house, a secret trip – what could go wrong? It was supposed to be the perfect prom weekend getaway. But it’s clear something terrible happened when Claire wakes up alone and bloodied on a hiking trail with no memory of the past forty-eight hours. Three went up the mountain, but only one came back. Now everyone wants answers – most of all, Claire. She remembers Friday night, but after that… nothing. And now Kat and Jesse – her best friends – are missing. That weekend changes everything Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Incest
  • Domestic abuse
  • Child abuse
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Memory loss
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Nonconsensual drugging resulting in overdose
  • Emesis
  • Death of a friend
  • Murder
  • Physical assault
  • Car accident
  • Doxing
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Girl, Forgotten by Karin Slaughter

Girl, Forgotten by Karin Slaughter

Longbill Beach, 1982. Emily Vaughn gets ready for the prom. For an athlete, who is smart, pretty and well-liked, this night that should be the highlight of her high school career. But Emily has a secret. And by the end of the evening, that secret will be silenced forever. Forty years later, Emily’s murder remains a mystery. Her tight-knit group of friends closed ranks; her respected, wealthy family retreated inwards; the small town moved on from her grisly attack. But all that’s about to change. US Marshal Andrea Oliver arrives in Longbill Beach on her first assignment: to protect a judge receiving death threats. But, in reality, Andrea is there… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Rape
  • Domestic violence
  • Alcohol & drug abuse
  • Pregnancy
  • Murder
  • Fire
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Ruby Fever by Ilona Andrews

Ruby Fever by Ilona Andrews

An escaped spider, the unexpected arrival of an Imperial Russian Prince, the senseless assassination of a powerful figure, a shocking attack on the supposedly invincible Warden of Texas, Catalina’s boss… And it’s only Monday. Within hours, the fate of Houston—not to mention the House of Baylor—now rests on Catalina, who will have to harness her powers as never before. But even with her fellow Prime and fiancé Alessandro Sagredo by her side, she may not be able to expose who’s responsible before all hell really breaks loose.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism
  • Classism
  • Domestic abuse
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Gun violence
  • Fire
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The Girl in the White Van by April Henry

The Girl in the White Van by April Henry

When Savannah disappears soon after arguing with her mom’s boyfriend, everyone assumes she’s run away. The truth is much worse. She’s been kidnapped by a man in a white van who locks her in an old trailer home, far from prying eyes. And worse yet, Savannah’s not alone: ten months earlier, Jenny met the same fate and nearly died trying to escape. Now as the two girls wonder if he will hold them captive forever or kill them, they must join forces to break out—even if it means they die trying.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Domestic violence
  • Blood & injury depiction
  • Kidnapping & captivity
  • Animal attack (dog)
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The Jezebel by Dylan Allen

The Jezebel by Dylan Allen

Stone Rivers is a sin I can’t commit. After years of playing the trophy, puppet, perfectionist, I’ve forgotten who I am. Until the boy from my past walks back into my life. Handsome as sin, charming beyond belief—Stone Rivers is temptation personified. Our combustible chemistry shatters my resolve. His blistering kisses remind me of everything I used to want. But, our present is just as messy as our past, And reckless as it may be, I can’t let him go. My name is Regan Wilde. I’m a mother, a sister, a daughter. But Stone and I? We’re a scandal in the making. 

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Human trafficking
  • Sexual assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Emotional abuse & gaslighting
  • Pregnancy
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The Dragon’s Bride by Katee Robert

The Dragon’s Bride by Katee Robert

Briar Rose might have a name out of a storybook, but she learned at a very young age that no prince was coming to save her. She’ll have to save herself. Unfortunately, even that is an impossible task in her current situation—trapped in a terrifying marriage to a dangerous man. Desperate times call for desperate measures, which is how she finds herself making a deal with a demon. Freedom from her husband in return for seven years of service. She expects the service to be backbreaking and harsh. She doesn’t expect to be put on an auction block in a room full of literal monsters and sold to the highest bidder. To Sol… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Domestic abuse recounted
  • Murder, off-page
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The Heart of Devin MacKade by Nora Roberts

The Heart of Devin MacKade by Nora Roberts

Sheriff Devin MacKade has always known his destiny was to serve and protect the small town of Antietam, Maryland—and for a long while he thought that future would include Cassie Connor. She’s the only woman he has ever loved, but he’d never worked up the nerve to tell her. When Cassie married the wrong man, Devin did the honorable thing and kept his feelings to himself. Now that Cassie’s divorced, Devin can finally follow his heart. Question is, can Cassie?

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Rape mentioned
  • Domestic violence & abuse
  • Suicidal ideation mentioned
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The Return of Rafe MacKade by Nora Roberts

The Return of Rafe MacKade by Nora Roberts

The MacKade brothers – the embodiment of tall, dark, and dangerous – are back by popular demand. The irresistible brothers are once again stirring the hearts of every female that crosses their path. The bad boy of the bunch has returned home after ten years, appealing as ever. Not even lovely Regan Jones, the town’s reserved antiques dealer, is immune to Rafe MacKade.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Domestic abuse mentioned
  • Threats of rape
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Engagement and Espionage by Penny Reid

Engagement and Espionage by Penny Reid

Jennifer Sylvester made her deal with the devil . . . and now they’re engaged! But all is not well in Green Valley. A chicken choker is on the loose, 61 dead birds most “fowl” need plucking, and no time remains for Jennifer and her devilish fiancé. Desperate to find a spare moment together, Jenn and Cletus’s attempts to reconnect are thwarted by one seemingly coincidental disaster after another. It’s not long before Cletus and Jenn see a pattern emerge and the truth becomes clear. Sabotage! Will an undercover mission unmask the culprit? Or are these love-birds totally plucked?

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Domestic violence
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Dr Strange Beard by Penny Reid

Dr. Strange Beard by Penny Reid

Ten years after Simone Payton broke his heart, all Roscoe Winston wants is a doughnut. He’d also like to forget her entirely, but that’s never going to happen. Roscoe remembers everything—every look, every word, every single unrequited second—and the last thing he needs is another memory of Simone. Unfortunately, after one chance encounter, Simone keeps popping up everywhere he happens to be. Ten years after Roscoe Winston dropped out of her life, all Simone Payton wants is to exploit him. She’d also like some answers from her former best friend about why he ghosted her, but if she never gets those answers, that’s a-okay. Simone let go of the past a long time ago… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism & racial profiling
  • Domestic violence recounted
  • Parent with cancer
  • Murder
  • Gun violence
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