Symphony of Secrets by Brendan Slocumb
This thriller-meets-historical-fiction novel is set in the world of music. The renowned Delaney Foundation discovers the lost works of their namesake, Frederick Delaney, who, since his death, has become the most famous American composer of all time. The novel hops back and forth between the present day and the start of Delaney’s career in the 1920s. Bern, a college music professor, and Eboni, his tech-savvy friend, are hired by the Delaney Foundation to lead the musical research. But, as the duo begins to uncover dark secrets about Frederick, they start to question if they’re putting their careers—or worse—in jeopardy.
One by One by Freida McFadden
Three couples plan on a weekend getaway full of hiking and hot tubs. That is, until their van breaks down on a lonely dirt road. With no phone reception or idea where they are, the group start walking in hopes of finding rescue, but, when members of the group begin being killed off one by one, they have to confront the possibility there’s a killer in their midst. If you want a book that will keep you guessing until the crazy twist at the end, this is it.
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