Outlander season six delivers tension and intrigue despite its abrupt ending.
Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn is a recommended read. It gets so much right, including what it what was like to survive under the abomination of communism.
What does a character know, and when does she know it?
Not once, during my most voracious phase as a reader, during those summers spent at the library, did I once go, “Hmm, I want to read a book by a/an [insert identity group] writer.”