A murder mystery story is always more enjoyable when everyone has something to hide. Sara Shepard has perfected the art of giving every character a syndicalist motive to murder, as demonstrated in Pretty Little Liars. And she did it again in Reputation.
Wool by Hugh Howey is one of my favorite books of all time. It made me fall in love with apocalyptic stories by demonstrating that such stories aren’t just about crumbling worlds because of zombie-creating infections. I had to pick this book up when I saw Hugh Howey edited and wrote a story for The End is Nigh.
I was hooked from start to finish. Red Hands is a thrilling read full of heartbreak, empathy, and supernatural mysteries.
Most of the books I read last year were great, and I’ll share reviews of those over the next few months on my blog. But three really stood out and are worthy of making the top books to recommend.