Picks and Pans Review: Great Reads: Thrills and Chills ... with Substance
WHAT THE DEAD KNOW by Laura Lippman: Satisfyingly developed characters enrich this crackling, first-rate mystery about a woman claiming to be one of two sisters who disappeared from a Maryland shopping mall 30 years earlier.
DADDY’S GIRL by Lisa Scottoline: First fashion-savvy law prof Natalie Greco gets locked inside a prison during a riot, then she’s framed for murder. Scottoline’s 14th features so many plot twists the pages seem to turn themselves.
HEARTSTOPPER by Joy Fielding: As much a smart domestic drama as it is a taut thriller, Fielding’s latest follows a raft of affecting characters dealing with divorce, teen angst—and a serial killer targeting pretty young women.