Amy Stewart's Girl Waits with Gun
Stewart's latest (after a bunch of cool non-fiction books like Wicked Bugs and Wicked Plants) is apparently based on a true story, though it doesn't get bogged down in details/transcripts/etc like so many based-on-a-true-story novels do. It centers on three sisters in 1914, and what happens when a rich sociopath runs his car into their buggy and then refuses to pay, and instead starts harassing them in increasingly terrifying ways. There's also a whole subplot where the oldest sister is trying to find a missing baby fathered by said rich sociopath. I know this is mostly a true story, so it can only go a certain way, but I one hundred percent want this to be the start of a mystery series! These sisters are GREAT. B+.
A review copy was provided by the publisher. This book will be released on September 1st.