Color-Code Your TBR: Gray


It’s April and we’re going a bit dark this month featuring book covers in the grayest of hues! The color gray evokes an eerie sense of potential doom looming ahead, and most of these novels are ominous, mysterious and secretive. Does this mean there are no happy books that are gray? You decide! Here are our gray selections for this edition of Color Code Your TBR! Discover your next great read based on these book covers featuring the gloom and doom of the color gray.

The North Face of the Heart by Dolores Redondo

Put this one on your TBR! Amaia, a young Spanish detective joins the FBI in order to help another FBI agent hunt the serial killer known as “the Composer.” But ghosts from Amaia’s past and an impending storm thwart their efforts to catch this killer.

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles 

Through his house arrest in a hotel across the street from the Kremlin, Rostov will gain entry into a world he never imagined. Russian history unfolds for Rostov as he grapples with what it means to be “a man of purpose” in this humorous, mysterious and spellbinding novel.

Lies We Bury by Elle Marr

A woman who escaped captivity at birth tries to move past her trauma in this thriller by the author of The Missing Sister. Marissa takes a job as a photographer covering a string of murders in Portland only to discover that her past might not want to let her go quite yet.

Local Missing Woman by Mary Kubica

Mary Kubica brings us yet another great read written in her trademark thriller style. When women and girls begin disappearing and a search ends up cold, a community is rocked with fear. Eleven years later, one of these missing women returns, and everyone wants to know what happened to her.

Too Good to Be True by Carola Lovering

Two wives, one husband and three love stories make for a fast-paced suspenseful read in Too Good to Be True. When Skye, Burke and Heather’s pasts and presents collide, there’s no telling who’s being honest, and who is determined to get revenge.

The Girls are All So Nice Here by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

Revenge runs rampant in this story about two former best friends reuniting for their college reunion. Past secrets are not buried, and for Ambrosia and Sloane, the games they played in college are not over just yet. 

Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown

Billie went missing a year ago and her husband and teen daughter are coping as best as they can. In a quest to find out what happened to Billie, father and daughter will pull back the layers of who Billie Flanagan really was. 

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

Okay, okay, we know, we know. But seriously, we would be remiss if we didn’t include Christian Grey on this list of “gray” books! And whether you love the books, hate the books, or, maybe never even read the books, you have to be familiar with the Fifty Shades series. If you want some steam in your life, why not check out Fifty Shades of Grey and see what all the fuss was about!

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