Currently, Kate Addison’s The Angel of Crows. Recently, Elly Griffth’s The Lantern Men. Audiobook just finished, The Memory Police.
Thoughts: if adapting a well known setting/cast of characters, you do have to hit every major point (house on same street, manner of meeting the same, etc.), or can you trust your readers to pick up on what you’re doing?
When you get to the end of a well done mystery and the killers motivations seem pulled from thin air, isn’t it a letdown?
If your book is going to be about a kind of total surveillance, that lets some agency remove parts of the world from you-you can longer comprehend what one of the disappeared things was, or did, please let there be some level of explanation. Or at least some functional action on the part of your main character.
Also, don’t make characters writers or poets or songwriters. Just don’t. You aren’t good enough to bring their voices alive as well as yours-it just sounds stupid.