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Rachel’s Reads – February 2019

Dirty John, Fyre, Making a Murderer, and American Crime Story are just a few of the multitude of titles for true crime events that have been recently released. In fact it seems as if every time I turn around there is a new (and successful) show, documentary, or podcast devoted to a shocking crime. I blame this on the bone chilling cold and dreary weather, and this time of year always feels like the time to hunker down with books that are a little chilling as well. I love to curl up with a plot twisting, page turner of a novel, or to get lost in excellent story telling. Taking a page from The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living by William Morrow, I decided to follow in the footsteps of the Scandinavian’s and share with you a few fascinating crime reads to help keep you warm and cozy this month.

For the non-fiction lovers:

  • I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara
  • The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World by Sarah Weinman
  • The Library Book by Susan Orlean
  • The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
  • Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou
  • Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
  • The Red Parts by Maggie Nelson
  • American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse
  • Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca

For the fiction fans:

  • Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller
  • The Ice Princess by Camilla Läckberg
  • My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
  • IQ by Joe Ide
  • #FashionVictim by Amina Akhtar
  • The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  • The Suspect by Fiona Barton
  • The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
  • Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell

As for me, I am currently enjoying Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton, Golden State by Ben H. Winters, and Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land.

Happy Reading!

RACHEL LEWIS FALCON

Rachel became the publisher of The Independent in March of 2017 and then married her husband Jake in May. Their goldendoodle Einstein joined the family last year. Rachel is an avid reader and loves to share book recommendations. (Don’t miss her column, Rachel’s Reads in the Magazine!) She can always be found with a book nearby, especially while traveling (another of her favorite things).

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