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Looker by Laura Sims (January 8)
What happens when an established poet publishes a debut novel? While, when it’s New York-based Laura Sims, the result is Looker, a tense and shocking psychological thriller about a woman living unhappily without children who becomes obsessed with the famous actress with the seemingly perfect life (family included) who lives next door.
Read if you like: Psychological thrillers
Elsey Come Home by Susan Conley (January 15)
Ever since Elsey, who was once a renowned painter, moved to Beijing for her husband and became a mom to two girls, she spends much of her time drinking and full of worry, unable to balance between her different identities. When Elsey’s husband suggests she embark on a week-long mountain retreat, she goes in an effort to save her marriage. There, she befriends an another esteemed painter, Mei, and learns how to confront her pain and womanhood head on.
Read if you like: Contemporary fiction