In case you haven’t heard, the new satirical-thriller adaptation of The Other Black Girl is out, and if it’s anything like the magic Zakiya Dalila Harris’ did in print, then we’re in for a treat. Mystery, suspense, conspiracy theories, and office drama — just the ingredients needed for an exceptional read. If you’re looking for similar stories, check out what we’ve rounded up.

Somebody's Daughter

Somebody’s Daughter by Ashley C. Ford

Despite having only vague memories of her father, Ashley has him on a pedestal. She fully believes once they meet, it will fill the void in her life. The problem is that her father is in prison, and she isn’t quite sure how it happened. Through poverty, her fragile relationship with her mother, and her growing body, Ashley looks to the image of her father for comfort. Then Ashley becomes a victim of rape, and she struggles to reveal it to her family. When you combine this with Ashley discovering the reason her father is behind bars, she just might be at her breaking point.

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Nothing Burns as Bright as You

Nothing Burns as Bright as You by Ashley Woodfolk

One reckless day after a fire will change the lives of two girls forever. At first, they were best friends, but then they became more. In the course of a day, they’ll see how the confusion of their past and the uncertainty of their future will collide.

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The Perfect Find

The Perfect Find by Tia Williams

Former it-girl fashion editor Jenna Jones is trying to rebuild her life. She’s broke, forty, and in desperate need of a do-over. Her fiancé dumps her, and she’s fired from Darling Magazine. When she finds herself asking Darcy Vale, her arch-nemesis for a job, she knows things have gotten bad. But Jenna may be in over her head once she realizes she’ll be working with millennials for a digital-savvy company, trying to keep up with people half her age. To make matters worse, the twenty-two-year-old videographer she works with is driving her crazy and almost too good to resist.

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We Are Not Like Them

We Are Not Like Them by Christine Pride and Jo Piazza

Best friends since kindergarten, Jen and Riley’s lives have taken different paths, but as adults, they’ve remained sisters. Jen, now pregnant after years of trying, is married to a city police officer. Riley, pursuing her dream as a television journalist, is set to become one of Philadelphia’s first Black female news anchors. Their unbreakable bond faces a severe test when Jen’s husband is involved in the shooting of an unarmed Black teenager. As Riley covers the story and Jen grapples with her uncertain future, the two must decide if their lifelong friendship can last.

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I Have Some Questions

I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai

Successful film professor and podcaster, Bodie Kane has long tried to forget her traumatic past, including the unsolved murder of her former roommate, Thalia Keith. While Thalia’s death and the conviction of the school’s athletic trainer, Omar Evans, are spread all over the internet, Bodie tries her best to ignore it all. An invitation to teach a course has her questioning the case and the other suspects who may have been overlooked. As she delves into the mystery she once avoided, Bodie begins to suspect that she might hold a key to solving the case from her time at Granby in 1995.

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The Final Revival of Opal and Nev

The Final Revival of Opal & Nev: A Novel by Dawnie Walton

The fiercely independent Opal, an Afro-punk rebel in 1970s Detroit, can’t imagine working a job in corporate America. She rejects conformity and dreams of stardom. Then British musician Neville Charles discovers her, and things are moving very fast for Opal. But when Opal protests the use of a band’s Confederate flag, it leads to violence and life-altering consequences. Years later, when she considers a reunion with Nev, that prompts music journalist S. Sunny Shelton to do a story on their history, but as new allegations pop up, it could threaten everything.

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When No One Is Watching

When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole

Every time Sydney Green blinks, her childhood neighborhood is changing when she only wants to try to preserve its history. Her quest to do so takes an unexpected turn when she partners with Theo. The two suspect their neighbors haven’t left willingly, and the community’s revitalization conceals dark secrets. Soon, too many coincidences pile up, and things turn into fear and paranoia, leaving Sydney and Theo to question everything.

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Razorblade Tears

Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby

After fifteen years of prison, Ike Randolph can finally live a clean and wholesome life. Yet things are short-lived once he learns that his son Isiah and Isiah’s husband Derek have been murdered. Derek’s father, Buddy Lee, struggling with his own demons, also wants answers. Now the two ex-convicts, united by their love for their sons, join desperately seeking revenge.

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Black Cake

Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson

Eleanor Bennett’s mysterious death leaves her children, Byron and Benny, with an intriguing inheritance—an age-old black cake recipe and a recorded message. The tape tells the story of a young swimmer who fled her island home because of murder. Now, everything that the siblings thought they knew of their family has changed. As they navigate their strained relationship, can Byron and Benny uncover Eleanor’s true story and fulfill her final wish, or will it all be too much to handle?

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A Blade So Black

A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney

Alice’s life is a constant juggling act between battling nightmarish creatures in Wonderland and handling the challenges of real-world Atlanta. When her mentor is poisoned, she ventures deeper into Wonderland, using her skills from both worlds to save him and keep her own head.

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