November 14, 2022 7:53 AM EST

Antoine Wilson’s suspenseful thriller Mouth to Mouth begins with a chance encounter. The novel’s unnamed narrator runs into his former college classmate Jeff Cook at the airport. Soon, Jeff reveals to the narrator a tale of deceit, intrigue, and tested morality as they both wait for their flights. With puzzling urgency, Jeff divulges the strange story of how he once rescued Francis, a wealthy art dealer. Their lives appear to be eerily interconnected—and the narrative Jeff spins blurs the lines between fiction and reality. As he unveils more of his shocking interactions with Francis, Jeff keeps the narrator on the edge of his seat, until Mouth to Mouth’s jaw-dropping finale. —Cady Lang

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