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Top 5 Family Drama Reads For Fall

Turn up the heat this fall with these enthralling and gripping reads about family, love, persistence and secrets. From stories about forgiveness to murder mysteries, these five books will have you gripping the edge of your seat as the characters uncover the truth behind their families and themselves. If you love irresistible stories with dramatic twists, these five reads are perfect to cozy up with alongside a warm cup of hot cocoa and fuzzy socks.

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Among the Survivors by Ann Z. Leventhal

Karla Most seems to have it all – a cushy life and a lasting romance with a virtual prince thirty years her senior. Then, she finds out her “Holocaust victim” mother is anything but. In a search to uncover the true story behind her existence, Karla must pave her own path to happiness in this beautiful and captivating tale. “Ann Z. Leventhal's Among the Survivors is a rarity: a novel that fuses a modern Cinderella tale to an intriguing Holocaust mystery. The result is a unique hybrid, the likes of which I've never read before." —Wally Lamb, author of She's Come Undone and I'll Take You There

Before I Knew by Jamie Beck

Praised by Publishers Weekly as a “multilayered and tightly plotted journey that’s sure to tug at the heartstrings,” best-selling author Jamie Beck’s Before I Knew delves into tragedy, family secrets and redemption. The first book in the Cabot series, Before I Knew follows Colby Cabot-Baxter as she launches a lakeside restaurant two years after her husband’s suicide. When she’s forced to hire Alec Morgan as her executive chef, their strained friendship comes to the forefront as they’re forced to face their troubled past. This enthralling novel will surely have you experiencing all the feels with its tender romance and relatable characters.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Best-selling author Celeste Ng is back with Little Fires Everywhere, a riveting story about a picture-perfect suburb that’s soon destroyed by dark secrets and rule-breaking outsiders. When Mia Warren – an artist and single mother – moves into the planned Cleveland suburb of Shaker Heights, she tests the status quo and threatens the existence of the carefully crafted community. Praised by best-selling authors Paula Hawkins and Jodi Picoult, Little Fires Everywhere is one book you won’t want to miss this season.

Something Like Family by Heather Burch

When 22-year-old Rave Wayne receives a mysterious letter from his grandfather, he feels as if it is a miracle. Abandoned by his mother when he was young and recently dumped by his beloved girlfriend, Rave finds honest and loyal comfort in his reunion with family, even falling for a “down-to-earth” local girl. But when his mother returns seeking forgiveness, Rave struggles to reconcile the past with the present. Will he be able to forgive and let go, or will the pieces of his heart be forever left unsettled?

The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

In this stunning and spellbinding thriller praised by Gone Girl’s Gillian Flynn, best-selling author Karin Slaughter cracks open a story of decades-old murder, family secrets and psychological twists. In The Good Daughter, the Quinn family is ripped apart when two daughters, Samantha and Charlotte, are taken into the woods at gunpoint. In the end, a mother is dead and the father is devastated. Twenty-eight years later, Charlotte is working as a lawyer when violence strikes their small-town community of Pikeville yet again, threatening to expose secrets as the shocking truth slowly becomes uncovered.

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