Many Common Thread trios compliment each other no matter which item you pick first, but there are some, like Common Thread: Spies, that have added value if read in a specific order.
Common Thread: Spies see video link above
Start in 1930s and 40s Shanghai underworld with City of Devils to set the stage for two real-life Communist spy stories. Agent Sonya, about a prolific post-WWII female spy active during the ideological clash of the twentieth century between Communism, Fascism, and Western democracy that leads right into The Spy and the Traitor, focusing on Russian spy Oleg Gordievsky as the end of the Cold War approaches.
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Common Thread: Unreliable Narrator Gems
These three titles: Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and The Silent Patient are unreliable narrator gems that achieved great and immediate success upon publication. So much so, each of them remained on the New York Times Best Sellers list for over a year and were quickly optioned for cinematic adaptions.
Gone Girl kicked of a modern take on the unreliable narrator then The Girl on the Train added a bit amnesia to the mix, followed by The Silent Patient bringing an Agatha Christie style plotting and a mute protagonist to keep the unreliable narrator genre twisting.
Read the books then watch the movie adaptations. The Silent Patient has a movie adaption in the works as of November 2021.
Place a hold in the catalog to get started with Common Thread: Unreliable Narrator Gems. In the catalog click on the tab Title Notes for Common Thread information.
As you browse in the Library keep an eye out for brightly colored sticky notes. The sticky note will direct you to other great titles in the Library or identify specific suggestions from Curator’s Corner and Chats with Traci.