In Rosamund Lupton's chilling debut, a woman investigates the suspicious suicide of her sister in a narrative that recalls the wicked charms of both Patricia Highsmith and Kate Atkinson. As family secrets are unearthed, characters transform before our eyes with each new revelation.

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Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…