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Posted on Feb 7, 2017 in Buyer Picks, Top Picks

February Buyer Picks: “The Girl Before” and “Norse Mythology”

 

Our buyers review thousands of books every season to find books our customers will love. Buyer Picks are the best of the best: the books we think you’ll love as much as we do. Check out these hand-picked selections from our Senior Fiction Buyer, Margaret Terwey.

The Girl Before by JP Delaney

The Girl Before by JP Delaney

Some readers are looking for another Girl-titled psychological suspense novel, and some readers have moved on. Whichever group you’re in, you have to read The Girl BeforeA control-freak architect, a high-tech townhouse with an app called “Housekeeper” that maintains control of the home, a few mysterious deaths, and a new tenant seeking asylum from her past combine to create a page-turner you’ll want to read in one sitting. Ron Howard already has plans to bring The Girl Before to the big screen, and the publisher has created a website where you can check out the house and the rules you have to follow to live there.

This book is perfect for fans of the “Girl” books like Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, but if you’ve already read those, check out Her Every Fear.  Explore the rules of One Folgate Street here.

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. Gaiman stays true to the myths while vividly reincarnating Odin, Thor, and Loki.

If you like Gaiman’s Norse Mythology, you might like Neil Gaiman’s American Gods (soon to be a TV show!), or The Bear and the Nightingale, the whimsical debut from Katherine Arden.

Margaret Terwey is the Books-A-Million senior buyer for fiction, poetry, and new age.

Read her full bio here.

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