Unreliable Narrators

Lies and half-truths fuel the stories in these novels with unreliable narrators. Find these suspenseful books at the Lititz Public Library.

The White TigerThe White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
Over the course of seven nights, a man tells the terrible story of how he came to be successful in life using only his wits.

Where the Moon Isn’t by Nathan Filer
Struggling to understand what happened to his brother years earlier, a man believes he can solve the mystery by going off his meds.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Despite his overwhelming fear of interacting with people, a mathematically gifted autistic boy decides to investigate the murder of a neighbor’s dog and uncovers secret information about his mother.

Gillespie and I by Jane Harris
An elderly woman recounts the story of her friendship with a talented artist whose life came to a tragic end before he ever achieved the fame and recognition she believes he deserved.

Elizabeth Is MissingElizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey
An elderly woman descending into dementia embarks on a desperate quest to find the best friend she believes has disappeared.

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
A reunion with two childhood friends draws a woman and her companions on a nostalgic odyssey into their lives at an isolated private school in the English countryside.

Whistling in the Dark by Lesley Kagen
In the summer of 1959, a young girl protects her little sister from a murderer.

Luckiest Girl AliveLuckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
A woman who appears to have is all is actually clinging desperately to a veneer of perfection that is about to come undone.

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Henry VIII’s quest to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn destroys his adviser and leaves a power vacuum.

Jack of Spades by Joyce Carol Oates
A successful writer’s reputation, career and family life come under threat when a local woman accuses him of plagiarism and his daughter discovers his guilty secret.

The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
A former high school history teacher, recently released from a mental institution, regains his memory and comes to terms with the magnitude of his wife’s betrayal.

The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
Setting aside his own safety after an explosion on a luxury liner, a newlywed secures a place in a lifeboat for his wife, but the survivors quickly realize the boat is over capacity.

The Spinning Heart : A NovelThe Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan
The rural residents of the county of Tipperary deal in their own ways with the financial collapse of the Irish economy.

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
The question of who should be blamed for a teenage atrocity tortures a mother after her son murders seven of his fellow high-school students.

In the Blood by Lisa Unger
A troubled, manipulative boy has met his match in his new babysitter, a woman who has told so many lies about where she comes from and who she is that the truth is a cloudy nightmare.

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
After being summoned to treat a patient at a dilapidated mansion in postwar England, a doctor finds himself entangled in the lives of the owners.

EnvyEnvy by Sandra Brown
A best-selling author is secretly writing a novel about the destructive rivalry between friends that leads to the imprisonment of one and the success of the other.

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
Retired to a cozy village, Inspector Poirot is asked to join the investigation when his friend is murdered.

Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner
A man undertakes the ruthless, single-minded pursuit of forging a dynasty in 1830s Mississippi.

June 2, 2017