Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner
Surprisingly diverting, but overstuffed with cliche tragedies and nonsensical behavior.
Another City, Not My Own by Dominick Dunne
O.J. trial obsessed rich-and-famous get name-dropped in racially polarized L.A.
Confessing a Murder by Nicholas Drayson
Morally-ambivalent naturalist meticulously describes fictional species, befriending Darwin, and murder.