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End-of-the-Year Contest 2023

Congratulations to the winners of our 2023 End-of-the-Year Contest! One reader received all 44 of Carol Fitzgerald's Bets On picks from 2023, while 11 others won four of these titles. You can see all the winners below, along with 2023's Bets On selections.

If you would like to know more about these books, be sure to check out this video and podcast where Carol talks about each of her 44 picks.

Katherine Faulkner, author of The Other Mothers

When a young nanny is found dead under mysterious circumstances, new mom Tash is intrigued. She has been searching for a story to launch her career as a freelance journalist. But she also has been searching for new friends to help her navigate motherhood. She sees them at her son’s new playgroup. The other mothers. A group of sleek, sophisticated women. When the mothers welcome her into their circle, Tash discovers the kind of life she has always dreamt of and is quickly swept up into their wealthy world. But when another young woman is found dead, it’s clear there’s much more to the community than meets the eye. Are these women really her friends? Or is there another, more dangerous reason that she has been so quickly accepted into their exclusive world?

The Other Mothers by Katherine Faulkner

December 2023

I loved Katherine Faulkner's debut novel, GREENWICH PARK, and I am happy to share that THE OTHER MOTHERS is even better.

A young nanny has been found dead, and the mothers in the neighborhood are curious as to what happened. A new mom in their midst, Tash, has been looking for the right story to jump-start her career as a journalist. She spotted these other mothers at her son’s playgroup. They are sleek, sophisticated and way out of her league socially. They live in houses that are stately, very unlike her basement apartment. She budgets; they spend. But quickly she is a part of their circle, sipping lattes and enjoying spa treatments she cannot afford.