THE PRETTY GIRL KILLER by Andrew Byrne (Penguin Random House, $34.99)
This is the true – and terrifying – story of one of the world’s worst serial killers, Christopher Wilder, who was born in Sydney and went on to murder more than 16 young women in the US. Journalist Andrew Byrne takes us into the mind of the sadistic criminal who launched the biggest manhunt in US history.
THE TRUANTS by Kate Weinberg (Bloomsbury, $29.99)
People disappear when they most want to be seen. This poetic, seductive and suspenseful debut novel tells the story of Jess Walker, a middle child of a middle-class family who has perfected the art of vanishing in plain sight.
WHITE TEARS BROWN SCARS by Ruby Hamad (Melbourne University Press, $34.99)
Born from her viral essay about white women using strategic tears to silence women of colour, Ruby Hamad blows open inconvenient truths about entitlement and victimhood in this powerful book. The dedication reads: for the forgotten ones.
The Girl He Used To Know by Tracey Garvis-Graves (Hachette, $19.99)
Meet Annika Rose and Jonathan Hoffman, former college lovebirds torn apart by tragedy a decade ago. Until! A chance reunion at their local store brings them back together for a second chance at first love. Heart-warming and heart-wrenching, you’ll feel all the feels.
This article originally appeared in the October issue of marie claire magazine.