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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Last Breath by Jessica Clare and Jen Fredrick

Last Breath by Jessica Clare and Jen Fredrick

I never really knew what misery was until the day I was kidnapped and sold for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Two months later, I’m at a brothel in Rio when I meet Daniel Hays. He says he’s here to save me, but can I trust him? All I know of him are his sarcastic retorts and his tendency to solve every dispute with his gun. He’s also the only safe thing in my world, and I know it’s wrong to fall in love with him, but I can’t seem to help myself. He says he’ll protect me until his last breath but I don’t know if I should believe him or even if I can… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Human trafficking mentioned
  • Rape mentioned
  • Murder
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Lucifer’s Daughter by Kel Carpenter  

Lucifer’s Daughter by Kel Carpenter

We’ve all heard the story of the Four Horsemen. Harbingers of the apocalypse. Destruction given form. Four of the sexiest—wait no—forget that. You get my point. So imagine my surprise when I find out everything I’ve ever been told, is a lie. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves here. Let’s start from the beginning.

My name is Ruby Morningstar. I run a tattoo parlour in Portland with my best friend, have a pet raccoon, a crazy ex that stalks me, not to mention this one… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Attempted rape
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The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle 

The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle

Twin sisters Iris and Summer are startlingly alike, but beyond what the eye can see lies a darkness that sets them apart. Cynical and insecure, Iris has long been envious of Summer’s seemingly never-ending good fortune, including her perfect husband Adam.

Called to Thailand to help her sister sail the family yacht to the Seychelles, Iris nurtures her own secret hopes for what might happen on the journey. But when she unexpectedly finds herself alone in the middle of the Indian… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Rape
  • Infidelity
  • Self-harm
  • Pregnancy
  • Miscarriage
  • Murder
  • Gun violence
  • Kidnapping
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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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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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The Hunter by Kerrigan Byrne 

The Hunter by Kerrigan Byrne

As one of London’s most elite hunters, Christopher Argent never misses his mark and always gets his man. But when his latest target turns out to be a woman—the popular, and stunningly beautiful, actress Millie LeCour—it turns his whole world upside-down. Overwhelmed by the heat that simmers between them, Christopher can’t complete his mission. On the contrary, he’ll do anything to save Millie’s life—even if it means risking his own.

When she learns what Christopher was hired to do, Millie is torn between the fear in her heart and the… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Graphic rape, on-page
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The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne 

The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne

Dorian Blackwell, the Blackheart of Ben More, is a ruthless villain. Scarred and hard-hearted, Dorian is one of London’s wealthiest, most influential men who will stop at nothing to wreak vengeance on those who’ve wronged him…and will fight to the death to seize what he wants. The lovely, still innocent widow Farah Leigh Mackenzie is no exception—and soon Dorian whisks the beautiful lass away to his sanctuary in the wild Highlands…

But Farah is no one’s puppet. She possesses… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Rape recounted, off-page
  • Child abuse
  • Parental abandonment
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a parent
  • Murder
  • Kidnapping
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We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

Darling is only ten years old, yet she must navigate a fragile and violent world. In Zimbabwe, Darling and her friends steal guavas, try to get the baby out of young Chipo’s belly, and grasp at memories of Before. Before their homes were destroyed by paramilitary policemen. Before the school closed before the fathers left for dangerous jobs abroad.

But Darling has a chance to escape: she has an aunt in America. She travels to this new land… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Child abuse
  • Rape
  • Abortion
  • Physical assault
  • Animal death
  • Animal cruelty
  • War themes
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