THE CHEECH ROOM by Liz Hoban is right up there -same caliber as Gillian Flynn -in fact, I read an interview in which Hoban touts Flynn as one of her favorite writers! Author, Hoban, has two other books; A FINE PICKLE and, of course, the critically acclaimed THE FINAL MISSION but this Cheech is by far my favorite - fabulous - tough to put down. Check her out...and joyful reading!
Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino Excellent female centric gothic horror that dealt with similar themes of female cruelty and self destruction (physical and mental). Both books made me feeling so grim and unclean afterward.
The book I am recommending was wonderful...I have recommended it to all my friends and everyone loved it...It is called "Winter Garden"....well written and after you begin reading it, you can't put it down! It is written by Kristin Hannah.