The best books of the week

Lost And Wanted
Nell Freudenberger (fiction, Knopf)
Helen and Charlie met at Harvard; they were once inseparable. After college, time and geographic distance took a toll on the friendship. But when Charlie dies after an illness, Helen is surprised to start receiving texts from Charlie’s phone. A beautifully written, moving meditation on grief and friendship.

Girl Most Likely
Max Allan Collins (fiction, Thomas & Mercer)
Twenty-eight-year-old Krista Larsen is the youngest police chief in the country, having learned from her dad, a retired detective. As she prepares to enjoy her 10th high-school reunion at a lakefront lodge in their small midwestern town, former classmates keep turning up dead.

Cemetery Road
Greg Iles (fiction, William Morrow)
A stand-alone thriller from the best-selling author of the Natchez Burning trilogy. Journalist Marshall McEwan returns to his Mississippi childhood town to take care of his sick father. But while he’s there, two murders rock the town to its core.

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