Sinister School Days | The Reader’s Shelf

The few years that many of us spend at college are often the most intense of our young lives as we confront new experiences, ideas, and people—often both enticing and intimidating. It is no wonder that authors incorporate this time into novels of psychological suspense.

Fiction from Chang, Everett, Higgins, and Starred Debuter Rio | Xpress Reviews

Chang’s eighth novel is recommended for all readers of intelligent crime fiction; Everett taps into the gossipy small-community culture; imagery of the lonely Ananke roaming the solar system will stick with readers; in this strong and assured first novel, Rio crafts an intricate story about friendship, love, and betrayal

The Dark Is Rising | Wyatt’s World

Even as daylight lingers longer each evening, many releases of early spring are plenty dark. Here are five examples, ranging from true crime to debut thrillers to the current “it” book.