Picks and Pans Review: Worth a Look

updated 09/04/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/04/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>24 HOURS Greg lies

In this thriller by the author of The Quiet Game, a psycho zeroes in on a picture-perfect southern family and ensnares them in a diabolical extortion scheme—all in the course of a single day. (Putnam, $23.95)

CONNECTING Sandy Sheehy Subtitled The Enduring Power of Female Friendship, this comprehensive study, by a Galveston, Texas, journalist, draws on interviews with more than 200 women and girls from coast to coast. (Morrow, $25)

THE DARK HOUSE John Sedgwick This creepy novel (by an uncle of actress Kyra Sedgwick) is about a voyeur who follows random people and one day accidentally stumbles upon a nasty secret about his own kinfolk. (Harper-Collins, $25)

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