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New York Times Read Alikes: November 6, 2016


Wanting more gritty or intricately plotted suspense, more mysteries told from multiple perspectives, or more stories about families? We have some read alikes for you.

Escape Clause
#1 Recommendations for readers who enjoyed Escape Clause by John Sandford, more suspense set in Minnesota:

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
American Boy by Larry Watson
The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
The Girl on the Train
#2 Recommendations for readers who enjoyed The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, more stories told from multiple perspectives:

And Then There Was One by Patricia Gussin

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Fates & Furies by Lauren Groff

The Obsidian Chamber
#3 Recommendations for readers who enjoyed The Obsidian Chamber by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, more intricately plotted suspense:

The Passage by Justin Cronin

A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
Cold Cold Heart by Tami Hoag



Two By Two

#4 Recommendations for readers who enjoyed Two By Two by Nicholas Sparks, more sweet stories about fathers and daughters:

What We Find by Robyn Carr

Fast Track by Julie Garwood

Father's Day by Simon Van Booy

Small Great Things
#5 Recommendations for readers who enjoyed Small Great Things  by Jodi Picoult, more thoughtful novels involving families and race:

The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor

Midwives by Chris Bohjalian

Run by Ann Patchett




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Staff picks are chosen by NYPL staff members and are not intended to be comprehensive lists. We'd love to hear your ideas too, so leave a comment and tell us what you’d recommend. And check out our Staff Picks browse tool for more recommendations!


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