Domestic Noir

Domestic noir is a subgenre of crime novels that feature a protagonist, often a woman, who faces peril at home or in the workplace. Find bestselling novels Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train and more domestic noir novels at the Lititz Public Library.

The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney
One woman’s seemingly good fortune in finding the perfect apartment leads to terror as she learns more about the premature death of the former tenant.

The Twilight Wife : A Psychological Thriller by the Author of the Good NeighborThe Twilight Wife by A.J. Banner
A marine biologist, left with a complex form of memory loss after a diving accident, begins to have visions and tries to uncover her past.

The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle
When her husband is identified as one of the dead in a plane crash, a woman discovers he had a secret life.

Different Class by Joanne Harris
A curmudgeonly Latin teacher at an antiquated prep school uncovers the dangerous secret of a sociopathic, outcast student.

The Beautiful Dead by Belinda Bauer
At first, a TV crime reporter welcomes the chance to be first on the scene when a murderer advertises his macabre public performances, but she soon understands the killer has another obsession.

Her Every Fear : A NovelHer Every Fear by Peter Swanson
A traumatized young woman who is experiencing panic attacks agrees to switch apartments with a distant cousin and makes a shocking discovery after she moves in.

Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia
The reconstructed year in the life of a dangerously mesmerizing young woman exposes a small town’s darkest secrets.

My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry
A young lawyer tackling her first capital case champions a manipulative murderer.

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
A secretary realizes the man she flirted with at a London bar is not only her new boss, but also a controlling man who is drawing her into his supposedly picture-perfect marriage.

The Fifth LetterThe Fifth Letter by Nicola Moriarty
During a wine-filled gathering, four women write anonymous letters about their darkest secrets, exposing cracks in their lives and friendships.

The Vanishing Year by Kate Moretti
A woman living a charmed life as a member of Manhattan’s social elite has a dangerous secret that haunts her.

The Girl Before by Rena Olsen
After armed men invade a woman’s home, she finds herself separated from her husband and daughters.

Saving Grace by Jane Green
Is the young assistant, hired to efficiently calm the storms of a literary power-couple’s life, too good to be true?

The Darkest SecretThe Darkest Secret by Alex Marwood
On the night of his fiftieth birthday party, a real estate mogul’s three-year-old child goes missing without a trace.

A Suitable Lie by Michael J. Malone
Desperate for happiness, a widower believes his life is perfect when he meets a fun and loving woman, but it appears he’s made a dangerous mistake.

Moral Defense by Marcia Clark
A defense attorney is hired as the legal advocate for a teenager, the only survivor of a violent stabbing rampage that left her father and brother dead and her mother barely clinging to life.

The Woman in Cabin 10Woman in Cabin Ten by Ruth Ware
On a luxury cruise around the Norwegian fjords, a woman wakes in the middle of the night to hear a body thrown overboard, but the next day, no one is reported missing from the boat.

Good as Gone by Amy Gentry
A mother desperately hopes the young woman who appears at her door is the daughter kidnapped years before.

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
When a plane carrying ten privileged people and one down-on-his-luck artist plunges into the ocean, the only survivors are the painter and the four-year-old heir to a fortune.

March 17, 2017