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Beachread: In a Dark, Dark Wood

Because bridal showers can be really scary.

The word hen is all it took. The English mot for bridal shower led author Ruth Ward to devise a twisted “hen party plot" for her first suspense novel, In a Dark, Dark Wood. Set in an eerie glass house in the midst of a secluded English forest, this 2017 beach read will keep you biting your nails to the bitter ...

Beachread: Bittersweet

Miranda Beverly-Whitemore’s beachread is a little like Beaumaris in Muskoka

It’s the classic summer beachread of rags to riches, with a twist. Miranda Beverly-Whitemore’s haunting Bittersweet follows troubled Ivy League scholarship student Mabel Dagmar to her New England dorm room where she’s befriended by the school’s wild and very blue-blooded It Girl, Ev Winslow. It’s an unlikely friendship that leads to a summer at Ev’s ...