West Coast is the Best Coast in These Captivating Reads

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There’s more to the West Coast than just Twilight. Take these awesome book picks, for example. Travel down the West Coast vicariously through these 5 compelling novels.

You Can Hide by Rebecca Zanetti

Fans that loved You Can Run can breathe a sigh of relief now that the next installment is here! You Can Hide speaks to the fans of The Blacklist and Justified, and beckons them to the Washington Coast. There, Laurel Snow grapples with her suspicions surrounding her half-sister’s involvement in their father’s disappearance, and her instinct to protect this very sister from someone who may be out to kill her.

In the Time of Our History by Susanne Pari

Taking place on both the west and east coasts, In the Time of Our History is a beautifully raw depiction of an Iranian American family with ties to both New Jersey and San Francisco, California. Inspired by her own family’s experiences following the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Susanne Pari explores the entangled lives within an Iranian American family grappling with generational culture clashes, the roles imposed on women, and a tragic accident that forces them to reconcile their guilt or forfeit their already tenuous bonds. Set between San Francisco and New Jersey in the late-1990’s, In the Time of Our History is a story about the universal longing to create a home in this world – and what happens when we let go of how we’ve always been told it should look.

Wicked Dreams by Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush

New York Times bestselling authors, and “Sisters of Suspense”, Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush are taking us back to the Oregon coast, capturing both the oceanic and mountainous scenes of the Pacific Northwest. In this fifth installment of the Colony series, Jackson and Bush return to Siren Song, an isolated island tucked between the mountains and the sea off the wild Oregon coast. Some people call it The Colony. Others whisper it’s a cult. For a group of women with extraordinary gifts, it’s both home and refuge. Until evil returns to burn it all down…

In the Face of the Sun by Denny S. Bryce

In the Face of the Sun is an emotional inter-generational story, that kicks off in 1982 Los Angeles, California. In this haunting novel, the author of Wild Women and the Blues weaves together two stories as they unfold decades apart, as a woman on the run from an abusive husband joins her intrepid aunt as they head across the country from Chicago to Los Angeles, and confront a painful and shadowy past that has reverberated across generations.

Cold Snap by Marc Cameron

If Alaska didn’t come to your mind when you thought of the West Coast, you’re not alone! Not only does Marc Cameron’s Cold Snap remind us of Alaska’s unique contribution to the Pacific coast, but he also delivers an action-packed chase that will forever keep Kincaid Park on your mind; in Kincaid Park, a man is arrested for attacking a female jogger. Investigators believe they have finally found their suspect. But one deputy is sure they have the wrong man…

Reprinted With Permission from Kensington Books.