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3 More #WickedGoodReads That Prove You Can’t Always Trust The People Close to You

#WickedGoodReads with Trust Issues

#WickedGoodReads with Trust Issues

In October we’re all about #WickedGoodReads here at GXO. Last year, we shared 3 Books That Prove You Can’t Always Trust Your Neighbors or The People Close to You. When it’s people close to you – you don’t even see it coming! Here are 3 more books we’ve read recently that belong on this list.

#WickedGoodReads With Trust Issues

The Mothers, Brit Bennett

The 3 main characters, Nadia, Luke and Aubrey, will make you feel ALL the feels – sad, upset, incredulous. They are (mostly) sympathetic, but end up showing us how easily lack of self-confidence can make us do shitty things to people, including friends.

The Mothers (Book)

All good secrets have a taste before you tell them, and if we’d taken a moment to swish this one around our mouths, we might have noticed the sourness of an unripe secret, plucked too soon, stolen and passed around before its season.

The Girl Before, J.P. Delaney

Choose the people in your lives wisely my friends, lest you end up like Emma and Jane … wondering what kind of craziness is going on around you, and who’s the perpetrator.

the girl before book

Please make a list of every possession you consider essential to your life. The request seems odd, even intrusive—and for the two women who answer, the consequences are devastating.


One of Us Is Lying, Karen McManus

Everyone has secrets…some of them worse than others. Just because a person seems popular or smart or talented, doesn’t mean they don’t have issues. Choose your friends very carefully.

On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. By the end, one of them will be dead. It wasn’t an accident. But which of the students killed him? Can they trust each other? Unlikely alliances will be formed and relationships will crumble during the course of the investigation.


What books have you read where family, neighbors and friends turn out to be the ones that you really have to watch out for?

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Kim and Tanya
Kim is a librarian | life hacker | ancient history nerd | mom to 2 little boys | Utah native | digital archivist | British comedy/British detective show junkie | outdoor lover. Tanya is a digital lifehacker | Food Science guru | teenage boy wrangler | husband tamer | adventure seeker | avid reader.

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  1. Great choices! I enjoyed The Mothers last year, though not on audio. I have been hearing amazing things about The Girl before, so I am very excited about reading it soon