No matter how full your bag is, you’ll have room for one of these great paperbacks! Each of these “small packages” contains a big story, full of suspenseful twists and turns to speed you through the day (or make you miss your subway stop).
Good Things Come in Small Packages
Crack FBI agents Sherlock and Savich are on the case again—this time, the hunt for a kidnapped baby leads to startling revelations about a mysterious hospital patient whose DNA is…not quite human. Meanwhile, their teammates Cabot and Wittier pursue a notorious bank robber who's escaped the Feds. The thrills just keep coming in this long-running series!
Can you believe FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC (as seen on PBS's "Great American Read") will be 40 years old next year? For 40 years, V.C. Andrews has been churning out deliciously gothic stories of families gone wrong, making books that are oh-so-right. Her newest features a modern take on that classic story of "rich boy falls for the maid's daughter"—and because it's V.C. Andrews, you know that love affair's not going to go smoothly.
Jersey girls (and guys), assemble! If you've been living under a rock for the last 20 years, now's your chance to start the famous Stephanie Plum series, featuring Trenton's favorite barely competent bounty hunter. It's like the Sopranos—if that show had a laugh track and Debbie Reynolds as a foul-mouthed grandma.
Stephanie Plum is a spunky combination of Nancy Drew and Dirty Harry, and — although a female bounty hunter — is the opposite of Domino Harvey. She is described by the author as "incredibly average and yet heroic if necessary."
Have an unquenchable thirst for unreliable female narrators? Then this one's for you—no wonder Reese Witherspoon has already optioned it for film! Ani is a woman who appears to have it all: glamorous job, A-list lifestyle, and a gorgeous fiancé…plus a dark secret that could destroy everything she's worked for. (There's always a dark secret, isn't there?)
Ani FaNelli is the epitome of young, modern women. And that’s not a good thing. Image-obsessed, cruel, and deceptive, Ani isn’t crazy so much as extraordinarily damaged from two traumatic high school events that are expertly revealed, piece by piece, in this masterful debut. I loved the anger in this political, well-observed novel, made more powerful by the reveal that Knoll’s own sexual assault contributed to its creation. Contemporary and timely: believe the hype.
Crazy like: Carrie Bradshaw with a cleaver.
Best crazy moment: Ani’s choice of porn. (Ouch.)