"Do give books for the holidays. They're never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal." Lenore Hershey
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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
On the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick's wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife?
If you want to hop decades and continents, Beautiful Ruins is the ticket. The story opens in 1962 as a gorgeous movie starlet, Dee Moray, lands on the Italian coast. Dee is pregnant with Richard Burton's baby and has to be re-appropriated from the film set of Cleopatra to avoid scandal and the scrutiny of the public eye. A besotted young man, Pasquale, runs the small hotel where she's hidden and he falls in love with her...looking her up in Hollywood years later.
The Cutting Season is set in contemporary Louisiana on the grounds of Belle Vie, a lush antebellum plantation owned by the Clancy family. Caren Gray and her family have worked for the Clancy's for generations; today she manages the entire staff, catering weddings and staging shows about plantation life in the old days. When a migrant worker's body is discovered on the property the investigation that ensues reveals just how entwined the two families' histories are.
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