THE STRANGERS ON MONTAGU STREET
White’s latest will keep you in its grip from first page to last. The stalwartness of Jack and Melanie’s neuroses are an intricate part of the magic of this novel and this series and will not disappoint. This can be read as a stand-alone but for the backstory, read the rest in the series.
Melanie Middleton knows what it’s like to be a lonely teenager, so when Jack Trenholm asks her for help with his daughter Nola, she can’t say no. In the midst of repairing her historic home, rebuilding her relationship with her parents, trying to figure out where Jack belongs in her life and turning 40 while still being single, she’s faced with a mystery to solve when a dollhouse given to Nola as a gift turns out to house more than wooden figures. (NAL, Nov., 352 pp., $15.00)