5 New Books to Check Out in February

This short list of five books releasing in February has something for everyone, from those seeking childlike whimsy, to thrillers in the Scottish Highlands, to the true story of a Cambodian genocide survivor.

Mary Kay McBrayer is the author of America’s First Female Serial Killer: Jane Toppan and the Making of a Monster. You can find her short works at Oxford American, Narratively, Mental Floss, and FANGORIA, among other publications. She hosts the podcast about women in true crime, The Greatest True Crime Stories Ever Told. Follow Mary Kay McBrayer on Instagram and Twitter, or check out her author site here.