“Love You More” by Lisa Gardner

State trooper Tessa Leoni fought her way through a tough start in life to become a respected police officer, wife and mother. When female detective D.D. Warren is called to a murder scene, she finds Tessa’s husband dead, Tessa near-dead, and their daughter missing. Tessa admits to murdering her beloved husband, though she doesn’t know where their daughter is. It’s up to Warren to decipher all the lies Leoni tells her and find the truth in this well-reviewed, fast-paced thriller. ~March

“Witches on the Road Tonight” by Sheri Holman

Eddie Alley finds his way in the world of early television as horror host Captain Casket. His own childhood in Depression-era Appalachia contains horrors of its own. His mother was a practicing witch, a legacy he is anxious to escape. But that proves difficult when a strange teenage boy moves into Alley’s home, igniting trouble that forces Alley and his young daughter to decode Alley’s unsettled past. ~March

“House Arrest: A Novel” by Ellen Meeropol

Emily Klein is a home health nurse with a disheartening new assignment. She is to provide weekly prenatal care to infamous cult member 21-year-old Pippa Glenning. Pippa is on house arrest for her part in the death of her first child, who died during the performance of a sacred Winter Solstice ceremony. Emily comes to know more about Pippa’s intriguing story as well as finding herself forced to examine her own history. ~February

“Sing You Home: A Novel” by Jodi Picoult

Zoe and Max Baxter have been trying to start a family for a very long time. When tragedy strikes far into Zoe’s most promising pregnancy, their marriage falls apart. As the two begin to rebuild their separate lives, Zoe finds love with the local high school guidance counselor Vanessa. With new love comes Zoe’s new hope for children, as Max and Zoe have fertilized embryos in cold storage. But Max has become a conservative Christian, and is not comfortable with same-sex partners raising his child. The ensuing battle is a well-researched commentary on this controversial issue. ~March

“Henry’s Demons: Living with Schizophrenia, A Father and Son’s Story” by Patrick and Henry Cockburn

Alternating between their two points of view, British journalist Patrick Cockburn and his son detail the descent of Henry Cockburn’s schizophrenia. They intimately explore what it is like to be trapped by the disease, as well as the effects wrought upon the sufferer and his loved ones. ~February