Cold Mourning by Brenda Chapman

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Series: Stonechild & Rouleau #1

Ebook, 392 pages

Published: February 10, 2014 (Dundurn) (1st published January 1, 2014)

Setting: Ottawa, Ontario

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Successful businessman Tom Underwood is murdered, a week before Christmas, leaving behind a troubled marriage, an ex-wife, an estranged son, and a loving, unhappily married daughter who is expecting her first child. Given the complicated dynamics of Tom’s family — plus problems at work — it is clear that there will be plenty of suspects.

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Indie Spotlight: Prescient (Book 1) by Derek Murphy

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Kindle Edition, 152 pages

Published: April 1, 2016 by Urban Epics

Setting: New Jersey

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Alicia’s quotidian life — filled with high school, spending time with her best friend and widowed father, and contemplating her unrequited crush — is derailed when seemingly harmless drug experimentation catapults her forward in time. As a time traveler in the near future, she enters a terrifying post-apocalyptic world.

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A Thread of Sky by Deanna Fei

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Hardcover, 368 pages

Published: April 1, 2010 by Penguin Press

Setting: US & China

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When Irene’s three daughters had grown up, her husband Bill walked out, “needing a break.” Irene spewed words of bitterness and hurt which she came to regret when Bill died in a tragic accident. These words drove a wedge between Irene and her daughters. Now, at 55, she finds herself alone, desperate to reconnect with her children.

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11/22/63 by Stephen King

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 Kindle Edition, 866 pages

Published: November 11, 2007 by Scribner

Setting: Maine & Texas

Recommended by: Trish at Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity

Literary Awards: World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novel (2012), ITW Thriller Award for Best Hard Cover Novel (2012), Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire Nominee for Roman étranger (2014), Goodreads Choice for Best Science Fiction (2011), Kono Mystery ga Sugoi for Best Translated Mystery Novel of the Year in Japan (2014)

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Jake Epping is a high school English teacher who moonlights teaching adult GED prep classes. He had one GED student he’ll never forget, disabled high school janitor Harry Dunning. Harry’s essay, “A Day That Changed My Life,” began:

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