Unreliable Narrators

Beware... you can't trust anything you read!

Updated June 5, 2023
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Allegedly : a novel
Jackson, Tiffany D.
4 starred reviews! Orange Is the New Black meets Walter Dean Myer's Monster in this gritty, twisty, and haunting debut by Tiffany D. Jackson about a girl convicted of murder seeking the truth while surviving life in a group home. Mary B. Addison killed a baby. ...
American war
El Akkad, Omar 1982-
"Powerful . . . As haunting a postapocalyptic universe as Cormac McCarthy [created] in The Road, and as devastating a look as the fallout that national events have on an American family as Philip Roth did in The Plot Against America. . . . Omar El Akkad's debut novel,...
Before I go to sleep : a novel
Watson, S. J. (Steven J.)
"Thebest debut novel I've ever read."--Tess Gerritsen,bestselling author of the Rizzoli & Isles series "Anexceptional thriller. It left my nerves jangling for hours after I finished thelast page." --Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author of Moonlight Mile S. J. Watson...
Behind her eyes
Pinborough, Sarah 1972-
NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES The instantNew York Times and #1 international bestseller."You should readBehind Her Eyes...It's bloody brilliant."--Stephen King "An eerie thriller...Pinborough keeps us guessing about just...
The bell jar : a novel
Plath, Sylvia.
A Special Hardcover Edition to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Publication of Sylvia Plath's Remarkable Novel "It is this perfectly wrought prose and the freshness of Plath's voice in The Bell Jar that make this book enduring in its appeal." -- USA Today ...
Black leopard, red wolf
James, Marlon 1970-
One of TIME's 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time Winner of the L.A. Times Ray Bradbury Prize  Finalist for the 2019 National Book Award The New York Times Bestseller Named a Best Book of 2019 by The Wall Street...
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time : a novel
Haddon, Mark 1962-
NATIONAL BESTSELLER * A modern classic--both poignant and funny--about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world. "Disorienting and reorienting the reader to devastating effect.......
Dangerous girls
Haas, Abigail.
Paradise quickly gets gruesome in this thrilling page-turner with a plot that's ripped from the headlines and a twist that defies the imagination. It's Spring Break of senior year. Anna, her boyfriend Tate, her best friend Elise, and a few other close friends are off to a...
Darling rose gold
Wrobel, Stephanie
THE USA TODAY AND EDGAR AWARD NOMINATED BESTSELLER "If you enjoyed The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides, read Darling Rose Gold."--Washington Post "Sensationally good - two complex characters power the story like a nuclear...
The dinner : a novel
Koch, Herman 1953-
"A European Gone Girl." --The Wall Street Journal An internationally bestselling phenomenon: the darkly suspenseful, highly controversial tale of two families struggling to make the hardest decision of their lives -- all over the course of one meal. It's...
Elizabeth is missing
Healey, Emma 1985-
NOW A BBC ONE MOVIE STARRING GLENDA JACKSON HOW DO YOU SOLVE A MYSTERY WHEN YOU CAN'T REMEMBER THE CLUES? In this darkly riveting debut novel--a sophisticated psychological mystery that is also an heartbreakingly honest meditation on memory, identity, and aging--an elderly woman...
Fleishman is in trouble : a novel
Brodesser-Akner, Taffy
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLIST * "A masterpiece" (NPR) about marriage, divorce, and the bewildering dynamics of ambition Now an Emmy Award-nominated FX limited series on Hulu, starring Claire Danes, Jesse Eisenberg, Lizzy Caplan, and...
The girl on the train
Hawkins, Paula
Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. 'Jess and Jason', she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect...
Gone girl : a novel
Flynn, Gillian 1971-
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The "mercilessly entertaining" (Vanity Fair) instant classic "about the nature of identity and the terrible secrets that can survive and thrive in even the most intimate relationships" (Lev Grossman, Time "One of the Best Books of the...
The good sister
Hepworth, Sally
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A stunningly clever thriller made doubly suspenseful by not one, but two unreliable narrators." -- People Sally Hepworth, the author of The Mother-In-Law delivers a knock-out of a novel...
I'm thinking of ending things
Reid, Iain 1981-
NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM DIRECTED BY CHARLIE KAUFMAN AN NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016 "I'm Thinking of Ending Things is one of the best debut novels I've ever read. Iain Reid has crafted a tight, ferocious little book, with a persistent tenor of suspense that...
In a dark, dark wood
Ware, Ruth.
*AUTHOR OF THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 and THE LYING GAME *INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, AND LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER *SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE An NPR Best Book of the Year * An Entertainment...
In the blood
Unger, Lisa 1970-
In the Blood is the Lisa Unger novel we've all been waiting for--and a return to the dark psychological suspense that made Beautiful Lies a bestseller around the world. SOMEONE KNOWS LANA'S SECRET--AND HE'S DYING TO TELL. LANA...
I let you go
Mackintosh, Clare
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER One of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Crime Novels of 2016! The next blockbuster thriller for those who loved The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl..."a finely crafted novel with a killer twist."...
Lolita
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich 1899-1977
The most famous and controversial novel from one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century tells the story of Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. "The conjunction of a sense of humor with a sense of horror [results in]...
More happy than not
Silvera, Adam 1990-
In his twisty, gritty, profoundly moving New York Times bestselling-debut--also called "mandatory reading" and selected as an Editors' Choice by the New York Times--Adam Silvera brings to life a charged, dangerous near-future summer in the Bronx. In the months after...
The murder of Roger Ackroyd : a Hecule Poirot mystery
Christie, Agatha 1890-1976
Considered to be one of Agatha Christie’s most controversial mysteries, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd breaks all the rules of traditional mystery writing. A widow’s suicide has stirred rumors of blackmail, and of a secret lover named Roger Ackroyd, who was found stabbed to...
Our kind of cruelty
Hall, Araminta
"A searing, chilling sliver of perfection . . . May well turn out to be the year's best thriller." --Charles Finch,The New York Times Book Review "This is simply one of the nastiest and most disturbing thrillers I've read in years. I loved it,...
Rebecca
Du Maurier, Daphne 1907-1989
Now a Netflix film starring Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas "Last Night I Dreamt I went to Manderley Again..." With these words, the reader is ushered into an isolated gray stone mansion on the windswept Cornish coast, as the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter recalls the...
The secret history
Tartt, Donna
A READ WITH JENNA BOOK CLUB PICK * ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE'S 100 BEST MYSTERY AND THRILLER BOOKS OF ALL TIME * INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER * A contemporary literary classic and "an accomplished psychological thriller ... absolutely chilling" (Village Voice), from the...
Sometimes I lie
Feeney, Alice
ALICE FEENEY'S NEW YORK TIMES AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER "Boldly plotted, tightly knotted--a provocative true-or-false thriller that deepens and darkens to its ink-black finale. Marvelous." --AJ Finn, author of The Woman in the Window My...
The sound and the fury: the corrected text
Faulkner, William 1897-1962
Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time * One of The Atlantic's Great American Novels of the Past 100 Years From the Modern Library's new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by William Faulkner--also available are Snopes,...
The Twyford code : a novel
Hallett, Janice
INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER "[A] delicious premise and clever execution....with a bravura final section." --The New York Times The mysterious connection between a teacher's disappearance and an unsolved code in a children's book is explored in this new novel...
We have always lived in the castle
Jackson, Shirley 1916-1965
Shirley Jackson's beloved gothic tale of a peculiar girl named Merricat and her family's dark secret, with an afterword by Jonathan Lethem. A Penguin Vitae Edition Merricat Blackwood lives on the family estate with her sister Constance and her uncle Julian....
We were liars
Lockhart, E.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. Don't miss the #1 New York Times bestselling prequel, Family of Liars. A beautiful and distinguished family.
The woman in cabin 10
Ware, Ruth
This was meant to be the perfect trip. The Northern Lights. A luxury press launch on a boutique cruise ship. A chance for travel journalist Lo Blackwood to recover from a traumatic break-in that has left her on the verge of collapse, and to work out what she wants from her relationship.Except things...
The woman in the library
Gentill, Sulari
USA TODAY BESTSELLER * MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD NOMINEE * 2022 BOOKPAGE BEST MYSTERIES AND SUSPENSE * LIBRARY READS TOP 10 BOOKS OF 2022 * CRIME READS BEST NEW CRIME FICTION "Investigations are launched, fingers are pointed, potentially dangerous liaisons unfold and I was turning those...

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