Double Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

Double Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

A witness. Such a simple concept – and yet for Dexter Morgan, the perfectly well-disguised monster, the possibility of a witness is unthinkable. But when Dexter is on a very private, very satisfying excursion one evening with a wretchedly deserving playmate, the unthinkable happens: someone sees him. Dexter is not at all pleased. As an upstanding blood-spatter analyst for the Miami Police Department, he has always managed to keep the darker side of his life out of the spotlight…the fun part, where he finds truly bad people – murderers who have escaped the reach of the justice system – and quietly gives them his very… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism & ableist language
  • Victim blaming
  • Child sexual abuse mentioned
  • Murder
  • Kidnapping
  • Death from a shark attack
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Dangerous by Minerva Spencer

Dangerous by Minerva Spencer

Lady Euphemia Marlington hasn’t been free in seventeen years—since she was captured by Corsairs and sold into a harem. Now the sultan is dead and Mia is back in London facing relentless newspapermen, an insatiably curious public, and her first Season. Worst of all is her ashamed father’s ultimatum: marry a man of his choosing or live out her life in seclusion. No doubt her potential groom is a demented octogenarian. Fortunately, Mia is no longer a girl, but a clever woman with a secret—and a plan of her own. Adam de Courtney’s first two wives died under mysterious circumstances. Now there isn’t a peer in… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Paedophilia & rape of a child
  • Sex slavery of a child
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The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki

The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki

After the tragic death of his beloved musician father, fourteen-year-old Benny Oh begins to hear voices. The voices belong to the things in his house – a sneaker, a broken Christmas ornament, a piece of wilted lettuce. Although Benny doesn’t understand what these things are saying, he can sense their emotional tone; some are pleasant, a gentle hum or coo, but others are snide, angry, and full of pain. When his mother develops a hoarding problem, the voices grow more clamorous. At first, Benny tries to ignore them, but soon the voices follow him outside the house, onto the street, and at school, driving him, at last, to seek refuge in the silence of a large public library, where… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Fatmisia & body-shaming
  • Sexual assault of a minor
  • Disordered eating
  • Hoarding Disorder
  • Self-harm
  • Terminal cancer
  • Death of a father
  • Bullying
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Saint by Sierra Simone

Saint by Sierra Simone

I can’t have Elijah Iverson. I can’t have him because he’s my older brother’s best friend. I can’t have him because I broke his heart five years ago; because he’s now engaged to someone else-someone kind and dependable who deserves his whiskey eyes, his soft mouth, his fierce intellect. I can’t have Elijah because I’ve chosen God instead. The Bell brothers, though . . . well, we don’t exactly have the greatest track record with vows. But I’m determined to do this monk thing right-to pledge myself to a cloistered life and spend the rest of my years in chastity and prayer. But now Elijah’s here. He’s here and he’s coming with me… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia
  • Child sexual abuse by a priest mentioned
  • Infidelity
  • Depression
  • Suicidal ideation recounted
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Death of a sister from suicide
  • Death of a mother from cancer recounted
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Sinner by Sierra Simone

Sinner by Sierra Simone

I’m not a good man, and I’ve never pretended to be. I don’t believe in goodness or God or any happy ending that isn’t paid for in advance. What do I believe in? Money. Sex. Macallan 18. They have words for men like me—playboy. Womanizer. Skirt chaser. My brother used to be a priest, and he only has one word for me. Sinner.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism
  • Child sexual abuse by a priest recounted
  • Suicide recounted
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a parent from cancer
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Find Me by Alafair Burke

Find Me by Alafair Burke

She calls herself Hope Miller, but she has no idea who she actually is. Fifteen years ago, she was found in a small New Jersey town thrown from an overturned vehicle, with no clue to her identity. Doctors assumed her amnesia was a temporary side effect of her injuries, but she never regained her memory. Hope eventually started a new life with a new name in a new town that welcomed her, yet always wondered what she may have left behind—or been running from. Now, fifteen years later, she’s leaving New Jersey to start over once again. Manhattan defence lawyer Lindsay Kelly… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Paedophilia, grooming & child sexual abuse
  • Memory loss
  • Drug use recounted
  • Car accident recounted
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Little Eve by Catriona Ward

Little Eve by Catriona Ward

On the wind-battered isle of Altnaharra, off the wildest coast of Scotland, a clan prepares to bring about the end of the world and its imminent rebirth. The Adder is coming and one of their number will inherit its powers. They all want the honor, but young Eve is willing to do anything for the distinction. A reckoning beyond Eve’s imagination begins when Chief Inspector Black arrives to investigate a brutal murder and their sacred ceremony goes terribly wrong. And soon all the secrets of Altnaharra will be uncovered.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Rape
  • Paedophilia
  • Child abuse & neglect
  • Self-harm
  • Miscarriage
  • Death of a child & infant
  • Murder
  • Animal death
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Nine First Dates by Jennifer Ryder

The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald

In the small hours of the morning, Abi Knight is startled awake by the phone call no mother ever wants to get: her teenage daughter Olivia has fallen off a bridge. Not only is Olivia brain dead, she’s pregnant and must remain on life support to keep her baby alive. And then Abi sees the angry bruises circling Olivia’s wrists. When the police unexpectedly rule Olivia’s fall an accident, Abi decides to find out what really happened that night. Heartbroken and grieving, she unravels the threads of her daughter’s life. Was Olivia’s fall an accident? Or something far more sinister?

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexual assault of a minor
  • Teen pregnancy
  • Death from a fall
  • Daughter on life support

* Context : The protagonist’s pregnant teenage daughter fell off a bridge after being assaulted. She is on life support until she is able to deliver the baby or the baby dies.

A Black Women’s History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross

A Black Women’s History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry & Kali Nicole Gross

In centering Black women’s stories, two award-winning historians seek both to empower African American women and to show their allies that Black women’s unique ability to make their own communities while combatting centuries of oppression is an essential component in our continued resistance to systemic racism and sexism. Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross offer an examination and celebration of Black womanhood, beginning with the first African women who arrived in what became the United States to African American women of today…. Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Slavery
  • Racism & racial slurs
  • Rape
  • Child sexual assault
  • Murder
  • War themes
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Rare Danger by Beverly Jenkins

Rare Danger by Beverly Jenkins

For Jasmine Ware, curating books for an exclusive clientele is her passion. Until an old friend, a dealer of rare books, goes missing and his partner is murdered. Linked to an artifact smuggled out of the ancient library at Timbuktu, the mystery draws Jasmine deeper into a plot that could cost her her life. Air force veteran and private security ace Torr Noble is accustomed to adrenaline-pumping stakes. He never expected a private librarian would be so intriguing, but Jasmine is full of surprises. As the connection between them burns hot, a powerful old enemy raises his head. Torr and Jasmine must work together to find the missing dealer.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Child sexual abuse recounted
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Car accident
  • Gun violence
  • Kidnapping
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