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  • Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

    Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

    Rated: 4.29 of 5 stars
    · 49 ratings
    While the Titanic and Lusitania are both well-documented disasters, the single greatest tragedy in maritime history is the little-known January 30, 1945 sinking in the Baltic Sea by a Soviet submarine of the Wilhelm Gustloff, a German cruise liner that was supposed to ferry wartime personnel and refugees to safety from the advancing Red Army...
  • Skin by B.B. Easton

    Skin by B.B. Easton

    Rated: 4.43 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    With Netflix adapting BB's 44 CHAPTERS ABOUT 4 MEN into a new series, you're going to want the full story behind her roller-coaster love story with the ultimate bad boy. Because BB Easton had so much fun writing her bestselling, award-winning memoir, she decided to give each of her four men his own steamy standalone...
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  • The Unknown Beloved by Amy Harmon

    The Unknown Beloved by Amy Harmon

    Rated: 4.46 of 5 stars
    · 17 ratings
    From the bestselling author of Where the Lost Wander and What the Wind Knows comes the evocative story of two people whose paths collide against the backdrop of mystery, murder, and the Great Depression.Chicago, 1923: Ten-year-old Dani Flanagan returns home to find police swarming the house, her parents dead...
  • Fallen by Mia Sheridan

    Fallen by Mia Sheridan

    Rated: 4.49 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    Scarlett Lattimore arrives at Lilith House, an abandoned mansion built in 1876, that later housed a reform school for troubled girls, to start a new life with her seven-year-old daughter...
  • Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

    Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

    Rated: 4.24 of 5 stars
    · 43 ratings
    Lina is just like any other fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they've known...
  • The Fabric of our Souls by K.M. Moronova

    The Fabric of our Souls by K.M. Moronova

    Rated: 4.40 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    I’m twenty-six years old, and I want to die.So when I wake up at the hospital with my brother weeping over me, I know my life is about to change. What I didn’t expect was to get a nurse with cruel eyes and a morbid sense of humor that surpasses my own...
  • The Cursed Heir: A chilling, gripping historical mystery from bestseller Heather Atkinson by Heather Atkinson

    The Cursed Heir: A chilling, gripping historical mystery from bestseller Heather Atkinson by Heather Atkinson

    Rated: 4.38 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    'I have read ALL Heather Atkinson's books. They are all fantastic.'Edinburgh 1896. At Alardyce House, the family are gathered to celebrate the engagement of the heir to the estate, Robert, to his childhood sweetheart. But what should be a precious memory for his mother Amy, is marred by darkness...
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    mystery  suspense  historical  highlander  dark
  • Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer

    Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer

    Rated: 4.07 of 5 stars
    · 30 ratings
    From the internationally bestselling author of Kane and Abel and A Prisoner of Birth comes Only Time Will Tell, the first in an ambitious new series that tells the story of one family across generations, across oceans, from heartbreak to triumph. The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920, with the words “I was told that my father was killed in the war...
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

    Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

    Rated: 4.07 of 5 stars
    · 41 ratings
    Oct. 11th, 1943-A British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Its pilot and passenger are best friends. One of the girls has a chance at survival. The other has lost the game before it's barely begun. When "Verity" is arrested by the Gestapo, she's sure she doesn't stand a chance. As a secret agent captured in enemy territory, she's living a spy's worst nightmare...
  • These Violent Delights by Micah Nemerever

    These Violent Delights by Micah Nemerever

    Rated: 4.10 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 2 of 5
    Behind closed doors [?] · 21 ratings
    When Paul and Julian meet as university freshmen in early 1970s Pittsburgh, they are immediately drawn to one another. A talented artist, Paul is sensitive and agonizingly insecure, incomprehensible to his working-class family, and desolate with grief over his father’s recent death...
  • To Have and To Hold by Patricia Gaffney

    To Have and To Hold by Patricia Gaffney

    Rated: 4.00 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 30 ratings
    Suave, cynical, and too handsome for his own good, Sebastian Verlaine never expects to become a magistrate judging the petty crimes of his tenants and neighbors. Nor can the new Viscount D’Aubrey foresee that, when a fallen woman appears before him, he’ll find himself beguiled against all reason to alter her terrible fate...
  • Ethan: Lord of Scandal by Grace Burrowes

    Ethan: Lord of Scandal by Grace Burrowes

    Rated: 4.01 of 5 stars
    · 15 ratings
    At the age of fourteen, Ethan Grey was banished by his titled father into a hell his legitimate siblings never learned of. Now that the old earl is dead, and Ethan is a widower with two children to raise, he finds himself attracted to Alice Portman, the boys’ scholarly, reserved governess...
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    tortured hero  victorian  historical  regency  dark
  • Decision at Delphi by Helen MacInnes

    Decision at Delphi by Helen MacInnes

    Rated: 4.01 of 5 stars
    · 13 ratings
    Kenneth Strang sets out for Sicily and Greece on a seemingly innocent, though fascinating, magazine assignment. But even before his ship sails from New York, the atmosphere becomes charged with sinister omens. In the course of the voyage one mysterious event follows another...
    Categorized as:
    mystery  suspense  20th century  war  dark  historical  military
  • The Laughing Cavalier (The Scarlet Pimpernel (chronological order) #0.4) by Emmuska Orczy

    The Laughing Cavalier (The Scarlet Pimpernel (chronological order) #0.4) by Emmuska Orczy

    Rated: 4.00 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    This 1913 adventure tale, The Laughing Cavalier, centres on Percy Blakeney, a foreign adventurer and the progenitor of Baroness Orczy's well-known figure, the Scarlet Pimpernel. Frans Hals' artwork The Laughing Cavalier served as the model for a section of the story, which takes place in Holland between 1623 and 1624...
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    20th century  mystery  suspense  historical  dark
  • On Good Authority by Briana Una McGuckin

    On Good Authority by Briana Una McGuckin

    Rated: 4.00 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Repressed desires, irresistible obsessions, and perception-twisting games.When lady’s maid Marian Osley and footman Valentine Hobbs assume their positions at the cliff-top estate of Valor Rise, they already share a history. Raised together as paupers in a London workhouse, they escaped through games of imaginary crimes and sublime punishment...
    Categorized as:
    suspense  mystery  victorian  historical  dark  rape  abuse  regency
  • On Good Authority: A Novel of Suspense by Briana Una McGuckin

    On Good Authority: A Novel of Suspense by Briana Una McGuckin

    Rated: 4.00 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Repressed desires, irresistible obsessions, and perception-twisting games.When lady’s maid Marian Osley and footman Valentine Hobbs assume their positions at the cliff-top estate of Valor Rise, they already share a history. Raised together as paupers in a London workhouse, they escaped through games of imaginary crimes and sublime punishment...
    Categorized as:
    mystery  suspense  victorian  historical  abuse  bdsm  regency  dark
  • Slashed by Thalia Sanchez

    Slashed by Thalia Sanchez

    Rated: 3.94 of 5 stars
    · 15 ratings
    Sadie always thought she had the potential to become a Final Girl. It’s why she bought the tickets for Slashed, a haunted house attraction that provides an immersive experience of a slasher movie. The attraction promised a night of thrilling fun for her and her friends, and it would be the perfect opportunity for Sadie to prove herself.However, Slashed is more challenging than Sadie expected...
  • Garden of Shadows by V.C. Andrews

    Garden of Shadows by V.C. Andrews

    Rated: 3.90 of 5 stars
    · 32 ratings
    Olivia dreamed of a sun-filled love, a happy life. Then she entered Foxworth Hall...V.C. Andrews' thrilling new novel spins a tale of dreadful secrets and dark, forbidden passions -- of the time before Flowers in the Attic began. Long before terror flowered in the attic, thin, spinsterish Olivia came to Virginia as Malcolm Foxworth's bride...
  • The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

    The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

    Rated: 3.92 of 5 stars
    · 34 ratings
    Sam Spade is hired by the fragrant Miss Wonderley to track down her sister, who has eloped with a louse called Floyd Thursby...
    Categorized as:
    suspense  mystery  20th century  historical  dark
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

    Rated: 3.88 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Innocent [?] · 41 ratings
    Nine-year-old Oskar Schell is an inventor, amateur entomologist, Francophile, letter writer, pacifist, natural historian, percussionist, romantic, Great Explorer, jeweller, detective, vegan, and collector of butterflies. When his father is killed in the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Centre, Oskar sets out to solve the mystery of a key he discovers in his father's closet...
  • Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier

    Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier

    Rated: 3.86 of 5 stars
    · 27 ratings
    Her mother's dying request takes Mary Yellan on a sad journey across the bleak moorland of Cornwall to reach Jamaica Inn, the home of her Aunt Patience. With the coachman's warning echoing in her memory, Mary arrives at a dismal place to find Patience a changed woman, cowering from her overbearing husband, Joss Merlyn...
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    suspense  mystery  historical  dark  pirates
  • The Pepsi Cola Addict by June Alison Gibbons, David Tibet

    The Pepsi Cola Addict by June Alison Gibbons, David Tibet

    Rated: 3.67 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    The legendary lost novel in which fourteen-year-old Preston Wildey-King must choose between his all-consuming passion for Pepsi Cola and his love for schoolmate Peggy."He walked into the turbulent super market. There were people everywhere. His eyes swept over the shelves and stabilised on a large stack of Pepsi-colas. He could almost experience the cool fizzy liquid descending his parched throat...
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    young adult  20th century  dark  historical
  • Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier

    Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier

    Rated: 3.84 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Innocent [?] · 30 ratings
    The coachman tried to warn her away from the ruined, forbidding place on the rainswept Cornish coast. But young Mary Yellan chose instead to honor her mother's dying request that she join her frightened Aunt Patience and huge, hulking Uncle Joss Merlyn at Jamaica Inn. From her first glimpse on that raw November eve, she could sense the inn's dark power...
  • A Private Gentleman by Heidi Cullinan

    A Private Gentleman by Heidi Cullinan

    Rated: 3.79 of 5 stars
    · 12 ratings
    "To seal their bond, they must break the ties that bind. " Painfully introverted and rendered nearly mute by a heavy stammer, Lord George Albert Westin rarely ventures any farther than the club or his beloved gardens...
  • The Twin's Daughter by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

    The Twin's Daughter by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

    Rated: 3.76 of 5 stars
    · 16 ratings
    Lucy Sexton is stunned when a disheveled woman appears at the door one day…a woman who bears an uncanny resemblance to Lucy's own beautiful mother. It turns out the two women are identical twins, separated at birth, and raised in dramatically different circumstances. Lucy's mother quickly resolves to give her less fortunate sister the kind of life she has never known...
  • Dragonwyck by Anya Seton

    Dragonwyck by Anya Seton

    Rated: 3.76 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    A novel of seduction, mystery, and danger set in New York’s Hudson Valley in the nineteenth century, by the author of Foxfire. There was, on the Hudson, a way of life such as this, and there was a house not unlike Dragonwyck . . . In the spring of 1844, the Wells family receives a letter from a distant relative, the wealthy landowner Nicholas Van Ryn...
  • Ritual Sins by Anne Stuart

    Ritual Sins by Anne Stuart

    Rated: 3.69 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 13 ratings
    Rachel Connery is on a seek-and-destroy mission, out for revenge against the mysterious, charismatic man who enticed millions of dollars from her dying mother and cheated her out of her inheritance. She wants retribution and is willing to use every seductive trick at her disposal to obtain it...
  • A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott

    A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott

    Rated: 3.67 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    "I'd gladly sell my soul to Satan for a year of freedom," shouts impulsive Rosamond Vivian to her heartless grandfather. Suddenly, on a dark night, a moody stranger shows up at Rosamond's isolated island home, ready to believe her when she says she will...
  • Villette by Charlotte Brontë

    Villette by Charlotte Brontë

    Rated: 3.76 of 5 stars
    · 44 ratings
    With her final novel, Villette , Charlotte Brontë reached the height of her artistic power. First published in 1853, Villette is Brontë's most accomplished and deeply felt work, eclipsing even Jane Eyre in critical acclaim. Her narrator, the autobiographical Lucy Snowe, flees England and a tragic past to become an instructor in a French boarding school in the town of Villette...
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    victorian  mystery  historical  dark  high-school
  • Tell Me Something Real by Calla Devlin

    Tell Me Something Real by Calla Devlin

    Rated: 3.58 of 5 stars
    · 13 ratings
    Three sisters struggle with the bonds that hold their family together as they face a darkness settling over their lives in this masterfully written debut novel.There are three beautiful blond Babcock sisters: gorgeous and foul-mouthed Adrienne, observant and shy Vanessa, and the youngest and best-loved, Marie...
  • Walking on Glass by Iain Banks

    Walking on Glass by Iain Banks

    Rated: 3.70 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    'Her eyes were black, wide as though with some sustained surprise, the skin from their outer corners to her small ears taut. Her lips were pale, and nearly too full for her small mouth, like something bled but bruised. He had never seen anyone or anything quite so beautiful in his life.' Graham Park is in love. But Sara Fitch is an enigma to him, a creature of almost perverse mystery...
    Categorized as:
    suspense  mystery  20th century  dark  historical
  • A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott

    A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott

    Rated: 3.64 of 5 stars
    · 20 ratings
    "I'd gladly sell my soul to Satan for a year of freedom," cries Rosamond Vivian to her callous grandfather. A brooding stranger seduces her from the remote island onto his yacht. Trapped in a web of intrigue, cruelty, and deceit, she flees to Italy, France, Germany, from Paris garret to mental asylum, from convent to chateau - stalked by obsessed Phillip Tempest...
  • In the Shadow of Lakecrest by Elizabeth Blackwell

    In the Shadow of Lakecrest by Elizabeth Blackwell

    Rated: 3.63 of 5 stars
    · 21 ratings
    The year is 1928. Kate Moore is looking for a way out of the poverty and violence of her childhood. When a chance encounter on a transatlantic ocean liner brings her face-to-face with the handsome heir to a Chicago fortune, she thinks she may have found her escape—as long as she can keep her past concealed...
    Categorized as:
    mystery  suspense  20th century  historical  dark
  • Silk and Shadows by Mary Jo Putney

    Silk and Shadows by Mary Jo Putney

    Rated: 3.58 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 16 ratings
    He called himself Peregrine, the wanderer, and he came to London for revenge... Like the falcon he named himself for, Peregrine is wild and free, an exotic prince who fascinates 1839 London with his wealth, mystery, and dangerous allure. He emerged from his mysterious Asiatic past to exact retribution for an appalling crime. Nothing and no one can stop him—except perhaps Lady Sara St...
  • Very Cold People by Sarah Manguso

    Very Cold People by Sarah Manguso

    Rated: 3.46 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    The much-anticipated debut novel from the author of 300 Arguments: a shattering account of growing up and out of the suffocating constraints of small-town America.For Ruthie, the frozen, snow-padded town of Waitsfield, Massachusetts, is all she has ever known. But this is no picturesque New England...
  • The Cherry Harvest by Lucy Sanna

    The Cherry Harvest by Lucy Sanna

    Rated: 3.40 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    A memorable coming-of-age story and love story, laced with suspense, which explores a hidden side of the home front during World War II, when German POWs were put to work in a Wisconsin farm community . . . with dark and unexpected consequences.The war has taken a toll on the Christiansen family. With food rationed and money scarce, Charlotte struggles to keep her family well fed...
  • Wonderland by Stacey D'Erasmo

    Wonderland by Stacey D'Erasmo

    Rated: 3.09 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    An NPR Best Book of 2014A Time Top Ten Fiction Book of 2014A New York Times Book Review Editors’ ChoiceA BBC Top Ten Book of 2014"Exquisite...As inspiring in its way as Patti Smith's memoir Just Kids ." — Los Angeles Times “Briskly addictive . . . Told in the voice of a female rock Ulysses.” — O, the Oprah Magazine “Marvelous . .
  • A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe

    A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe

    Rated: 3.29 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    In A Sicilian Romance (1790) Ann Radcliffe began to forge the unique mixture of the psychology of terror and poetic description that would make her the great exemplar of the Gothic novel, and the idol of the Romantics. This early novel explores the cavernous landscapes and labyrinthinepassages of Sicily's castles and convents to reveal the shameful secrets of its all-powerful aristocracy...
    Categorized as:
    mystery  victorian  historical  dark
  • The Girls by Emma Cline

    The Girls by Emma Cline

    Rated: 3.41 of 5 stars
    · 40 ratings
    Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon...
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