Some of the scenes are so shocking they'll stay with you forever. No secret I am a little obsessed with Stalin-era Russia. This mystery and all Tob Rob Smith mysteries are wrapped in it. They'll wrap you up, too.
This list is a far from complete list of some of my favorites - they are warriors, scholars, mothers, daughters; they can be wildly in love and impressively practical; they are a little too perfect and incredibly flawed. Most of them have happy endings, some of them don't. In an nutshell - these are girls who act like girls should and must.