Providence by Caroline Kepnes

Jon and Chloe are close, the only ones that truly understand each other in the uncertainties of adolescence, but that connection is severed when Jon is kidnapped without a trace. The remaining half of the duo tries to maintain hope through the passing days that turn into months. The future is less bright without the one she had yet to admit her feelings for, but when Jon finally escapes years later, Chloe feels like that missing part of herself has finally returned. The best friends wish they could pick up where they left off, but Jon is afflicted with a mysterious illness, putting those closest to him in danger.

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The Hidden People by Alison Littlewood

When the news of his cousin’s death reaches him, Albie Mirralls sets out to Halfoak of Yorkshire, determined to not only settle the matters of her funeral, but to unravel the unknowns of her death. Now an outsider of a foreign land far from the bustling streets of London, he can’t help but question the rumours that surround Lizzie Higgs – surely nothing more than superstitious nonsense – yet stories of faeries and changelings begin to creep into his mind as things take an unusual turn.

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Weeping Season by Seán O’Connor

Waking up in the woods with no recollection of events, Richard is soon surrounded by strangers that share his struggle to survive in the empty wilderness with only limited supplies. As unwilling participants of a sadistic game, they’re at the mercy of a host that only wishes to provide sick entertainment to his viewers. Escape seems impossible, but the risk may be worth it if it means freedom and safety – the other option is to engage in the sport where failure means death.

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