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Outside

A Novel

by Sean McCammon
edition: Paperback
tagged: psychological, small town & rural, literary

David Woods, a first-year teacher, shares his grade-4 students' passion for nature and their reluctance to be hemmed in by classroom walls. He pushes the boundaries of risk and the constraints of school board policy, leading his class on outdoor adventures with hooting owls, curious stream creatures, and maple syrup making.

Then, during a seemingly …

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Worry

A Novel

by Jessica Westhead
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook Paperback
tagged: psychological

A riveting novel about a mother’s all-consuming worry for her child over forty-eight hours at a remote cottage with old friends and a mysterious neighbour

Ruth is the fiercely protective mother of four-year-old Fern. Together they visit a remote family cottage belonging to Stef, the woman who has been Ruth’s best friend—and her husband’s bes …

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The Savage Instinct

by Marjorie DeLuca
edition: Paperback
tagged: psychological, historical

In the lineage of Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace, The Savage Instinct is the chilling story of one woman's struggle for her sanity, set against the backdrop of the arrest and trial of Mary Ann Cotton, England’s first female serial killer.

England, 1873. Clara Blackstone has just been released after one year in a private asylum for the insane. Clara …

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The Arrangement

by Robyn Harding
edition: Paperback
tagged: psychological, contemporary women

A Pretty Woman tale turns toxic and deadly in this provocative and riveting thriller of sex, obsession, and murder from the “master of domestic suspense” (Kathleen Barber, author of Are You Sleeping) and the USA TODAY bestselling author of The Swap and Her Pretty Face.

Natalie, a young art student in New York City, is struggling to pay her bill …

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Mama's Boy: Game Over

by David Goudreault, translated by J. C. Sutcliffe
edition: Paperback
tagged: crime, family life, psychological

At the end of this story I'm going to kill myself. And then die. That's the way it is. All good things must come to an end, including me.

Mama's Boy: Game Over is the third and final book in David Goudreault's bleakly comic bestselling Mama's Boy trilogy. Mama's Boy has been transferred from prison to a psychiatric hospital. He manages to escape, an …

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Agatha

by Anne Cathrine Bomann, translated by Caroline Waight
edition: Paperback
tagged: psychological, literary, non-classifiable

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A psychiatrist is counting down towards his upcoming retirement. He lives alone in his childhood home and has neither friends nor family.

Often, he resorts to drawing bird caricatures of his patients instead of taking notes. His social life consists of brief conversations with his meticulous secretary Madame Surrugue, who …

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The Good Son

by Carolyn Huizinga Mills
edition: Paperback
tagged: crime, non-classifiable, psychological

Zoe Emmerson has a secret, one she’s kept for years. Her quiet world is shaken when her past finally catches up with her: the investigation into the murder of a six-year-old neighbor is re-opened thirty years after the fact, threating to destroy her and everyone she’s fought so hard to protect.

She was just a child when it happened, scared and c …

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The Occidental Hotel

by John Mays, introduction by Anne Collins & Richard Rhodes
edition: Paperback
tagged: psychological, literary

A brooding fugitive hides out in a crumbling hotel that was once filled with celebrities enjoying the successes of postwar America. He is a racist with a criminal past, an anti-hero who reflects on the ruins of the South and simultaneously on the life of a German performance artist called Jupp. The fictional Jupp is a thinly-veiled cipher for the l …

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I'm Thinking of Ending Things

by Iain Reid
edition: Paperback
tagged: suspense, psychological, thrillers

Something very wrong is happening here.

Jake and I have a real connection, a rare and intense attachment. What has it been...a month?
I’m going to meet his parents for the first time, at the same time as I’m thinking of ending things.
Jake once said, “Sometimes a thought is closer to truth, to reality, than an action. You can say anything, y …

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