Give a Boy a Gun by Todd Strasser

Title: Give the Boy A Gun Author: Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers Published: June 1, 2020 Pages: 176 Genre: YA Review: ebook from NetGalley Buy Link: Amazon 

In this 20th anniversary edition of Todd Strasser’s gut-wrenching and critically acclaimed Give a Boy a Gun, two boys bring guns to school in search of revenge against their classmates.
For as long as they can remember, Brendan and Gary have been mercilessly teased and harassed by the jocks who rule Middletown High. But not anymore. Stealing a small arsenal of guns from a neighbor, they take their classmates hostage at a school dance. In the panic of this desperate situation, it soon becomes clear that only one thing matters to Brendan and Gary: revenge.
This special 20th anniversary edition includes updated backmatter and statistics on school shootings—a topic that is now more relevant than ever.

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Title: Where The Crawdads Sing Author: Delia Owens Published: 8/4/2018 Publisher: Penguin Group Pages: 379 Genre: Coming of Age Review: library book Buy Link: Amazon 

For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life–until the unthinkable happens.

Death's Life by B. Latif

Title: Death's Life Author: B. Latif Published: 8/14/2019 Publisher: Self Pages: 222 Genre: Folklore Review: ebook  Buy Link: Amazon

During centuries of collecting souls, Death spent her time making observations and theorizing about humans. What makes them who they are? How do they react and interact with one another? What are their religious beliefs? Above all, what must it be like to be human and have feelings and experience emotions?
When she meets Aisha, a young girl who truly believes in Death and above all else, Allah, Death’s life is destined to changed. Fascinated by her, Death follows Aisha’s life, through its many ups and downs, which ends in her untimely death. Throughout her ordeals, she clings steadfastly to her beliefs, despite her husband’s bullying ways, including trying to sell both his wife and their baby daughter.
When Death comes to take her soul, finding Aisha sick, weak, and homeless on the street, Aisha asks her to take and raise her unnamed baby daughter, as if she w…

Dead Girls Don't Dance by H.G. Lynch

What would you do if you woke up dead?

Gabriella remembers only parts of dying. She knows when she wakes up in a casket that she didn't survive the crash.

But being dead doesn't mean she can't enjoy the afterlife.

Antonio is mysterious, lonely, and charming. Fortunately, he's dead too.

With only two days before the end of the Day of the Dead festival, they have to figure out how to catch a murder, avoid the Grim Reaper, and get their Spirits to the Other Side before the Gate - between the living world and the realm of the dead - closes for another year.

The Man Who Murdered My Mother: A Daughter's Journey of Seeking Justice by Tina Ann Healey

Title: The Man Who Murdered My Mother Author: Tina Healey Published: June 20, 2019 Publisher: Black Rose Writing Pages: 325 Genre: Death, Murder Review: ebook Buy Link: Amazon

When I was two years old, my mother, Donna Litchfield was brutally murdered by Stephen Moore. My mother had broken up with Stephen—her boyfriend, at the time—only a day prior to being killed. A jury found Stephen guilty of the stabbing murder and the judge sentenced him to life in prison. Moore was sent to the maximum-security Trenton State Prison.

Stephen Moore escaped from Trenton State Prison and was on the run for five years. After he turned himself in, he was shipped off to a mental institution, which closed a few years ago. He was then sent to a private mental institution. Moore’s sentence was overturned: not guilty by reason of insanity.

Chicken Scratch (The Sisters, Texas #1) by Becki Willis

Title: Chicken Scratch  Author: Becki Willis Published: March 13, 2015 Publisher: Clear Creek Publishers Pages: 316 Genre: Murder Review: ebook Buy Link: Amazon 
When Madison Reynolds finds herself widowed and penniless before forty, she does the only thing she knows to do – she packs up her teenage twins and moves back home with her eighty-year-old grandmother. Life in The Sisters, Texas has not changed much since she’s been gone, but at least her best friend Genesis is there to soften the transition back into small-town life.

To make ends meet, Madison opens In a Pinch Temporary Services. Her first real client is Ronny Gleason, but when she shows up for the first day of work at the Gleason Poultry Farm, Madison makes a gruesome discovery. The dead body she finds belongs to Mr. Gleason. When a local man is arrested for murder, Madison takes on the job of proving his innocence. Even though she is not a private investigator, both mothers are desperate: Lucy Ngyen to clear her son’s name, and Ma…

Ten Little Girls Review by Willow Rose

Title: Ten Little Girls Author: Willow Rose Published: June 30, 2018 Publisher: Buoy Media Pages: 295 Genre: Thriller

Every Mother's Worst Fear! Imagine waiting for the school bus, waiting for your daughter to come home, looking forward to spending the afternoon with her, but as the bus stops and the children start to come out, your daughter isn't there.

Ten little girls go missing on the same day in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Ten little girls all from the same school. Ten abductions that hold the entire town captive...until the letters start to arrive. Letters with lines from the nursery rhyme Ten Little Indians letting the parents know where to find their daughter's bodies.

Rebekka Franck’s daughter Julie is one of the missing girls and together with local detective Jack Ryder, she is launched into the most unsettling case of her career. What follows is a heart-pounding race to find the girls before they all end up dead.