Colleen Hoover’s books are more popular than ever! Whether you’re a long-time reader of her novels or a recent convert from BookTok, you’re sure to enjoy one of these read-alikes. They offer the complex psychological elements her books are known for.
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Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
On a rare night out on the town, Louise kisses a man in a bar. But when she realizes the man is her new boss – and that he’s married – she’s sucked into the orbit of her boss and his wife, Adele, who appears to be scared of her husband. The supernatural twist at the end will have you thinking about this book long after you return it to the library.
The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
In this gothic thriller, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a large inheritance. The letter was sent to the wrong person, she realizes, but she’s determined to try to claim the money. At the funeral for the deceased, she starts to feel that something is very odd about this situation and the inheritance at its core.
The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
Lucy and Gabe meet at Columbia University on September 11, 2001. After the events of that day, they decide they wanted to lead meaningful lives. So when they reconnect a year later, it seems like fate – until Gabe is assigned to cover the Middle East as a photojournalist and Lucy pursues her career in New York. This emotionally engaging book unfolds a thirteen-year saga of dreams, desires and betrayals.
One Day by David Nicholls
This fun story captures the lives of its two protagonists, Dex and Em, on every July 15 – St. Swithin’s Day – over the course of 20 years. Each chapter is a snapshot of their relationship that year, as Dex and Em fight, laugh, cry, and come to terms with the nature of love and life.
The Push by Ashley Audrain
Blythe is determined to be a better mother to her new baby than her mother was. But soon she’s convinced something is wrong with her daughter – and her husband is convinced she’s imagining things. Later, after their son is born and Blythe has the connection she wanted to have with her daughter, Blythe is forced to face a devastating truth.
Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
In this charming and witty novel, Queenie is a young Jamaican British woman straddling two cultures. After a bad breakup sends her looking for comfort in the wrong places, she begins careening from one questionable decision to another. This book centers on a character you can’t help but root for as she falls apart and finds the strength to put herself back together.
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Make no assumptions when you pick up this suspense novel – it’s not the story you think. This first wife/second wife story is full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing about the truth.
The Wives by Tarryn Fisher
Thursday knows her husband has two other wives. Although she’s never met them and knows nothing about them, she agreed to this unusual arrangement because of her devotion to him. But when she uncovers evidence that she doesn’t really know the man she married, she sets out to figure out what’s going on in her husband’s other relationships.