Fall preview: The 20 books you need to read this season


This slim, scathingly black comedy delves into two sisters’ tenuous dynamic — heightened since one of them is, erm, a serial killer. Such morbidity only sharpens the book’s comic edge, which emerges via Braithwaite’s deadpan prose. She admits, “It was fun to write — even though people were dying.” (Nov. 20)

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