I'm an Editor in book publishing. All opinions are my own.
Though I'm as into popular, bestselling books as the next gal, I think it's a special feeling to discover an underrated gem, an author or book that didn't break out and land on everyone's radar. Every Friday I will post about one of mine.
It just so happens that the kind of book Carol Goodman writes is exactly the kind of book I want to read--modern Gothic. Her novels are upmarket, literary mysteries that often involve a plotline I love: the heroine, for some reason--often a new job--must move to a new and remote location, and gets caught up in a mystery, either past or present, that she winds up investigating. I'd recommend her novels to fans of The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield, or readers of authors like Tana French.