Sharing a fractious relationship with Evie, her husband's ex-wife, Nicole is compelled to forge a tenuous living arrangement with her rival when her husband tragically dies in a car accident and Evie's twin daughters beg the women to let them maintain a sibling relationship with Nicole's 10-month-old baby.
In 2010, the bodies of four women—Megan, Maureen, Melissa and Amber—were found in an overgrown area of Long Island's Gilgo Beach. All had been escorts who utilized Craigslist to connect with clients. Rather than focusing on their professions, Robert Kolker delves into each woman's life, uncovering drugs, abusive childhoods and a plethora of other life-stunting complications.
In the bleak-and-psychological category is literary writer Nesser, who, in addition to 14 crime and mainstream novels, has written 10 books chronicling retired inspector Van Veeteren in a never-named Northern European country with characteristics borrowed from Sweden, Holland, Poland and Germany. The first of them, The Mind’s Eye, received the Swedish Crime Writers’ Academy prize for new authors in 1993.