The Hidden Memory of Objects Ki by Danielle Mages Amato

When Megan’s brother Tyler dies the pieces don’t add up as far as she can tell and the more often the police show up at the house with questions the more Megan has questions of her own.  She tries to piece together Tyler’s last days and in doing so she realizes that her brother was not quite the boy she thought he was.  Megan questions his friends and eventually comes to some hard truths about what happened to her brother and why.  Along the way she learns not only about Tyler but about herself as well.  Deftly written, tight prose and a great pace will make you glad this novel made your reading list.

The Fall of Lisa Bellow: A Novel Kindle Edition by Susan Perabo

What happens when you are the girl who is not taken?  For Meredith that is the million dollar question.  When pretty popular Lisa Bellow is taken even though both girls are there a new world opens up for Meredith and she suddenly has a chance to be popular, but the mental cost of what she was part of and of worrying about Lisa take a toll on her and her family who already have tragedy in their recent past.  Everyone left behind must learn to live in the new world and find their place in it.  A compelling story that makes you think.

The Barrowfields A Novel by Phillip Lewis

An epic family saga that centers around Henry who grows up in the shadow of his father, but must help his mother raise his younger siblings.  Once Henry leaves for college he keeps meaning to go home again but never does until he has no other choice.  Once he returns he is forced to deal with his past and figure out his future in  the house and town that started it all.  A touching look at families and the dynamics with them.