The best books of the week


A sweeping, enjoyable novel that takes sisters Jo and Bethie Kaufman from 1950s suburban Detroit to the present day, as each navigates a rapidly changing world of Woodstock and Vietnam, women’s liberation, sexual identity and more.

The Right Swipe
Alisha Rai (fiction, Avon)
Rhiannon Hunter is a digital-romance guru who tends to back-burner her own love life in favor of her career. She made an exception for Samson Lima, with whom she spent one magical night — before he ghosted her. Months later, he reappears, except this time he’s working with one of her dating app rivals.

Girls Like Us
Cristina Alger (fiction, GP Putnam’s Sons)
FBI Agent Nell Flynn is back home in Suffolk County, closing up her father’s estate after his death in a motorcycle accident. While she’s there, she begins looking into two recent murders in the area, and it seems like her father, a homicide detective, might be a prime suspect.

Lock Every Door
Riley Sager (fiction, Dutton)
When Jules Larsen lands a gig as an apartment sitter at The Bartholomew, one of New York’s most mysterious upscale buildings, it seems like the perfect job: high pay and little work. But there are rules: No visitors. No nights spent away from the apartment. And so on. When a fellow apartment sitter in a nearby flat disappears without explanation, Jules starts to realize that The Bartholomew is hiding some very dark secrets.

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