August Fiction On Order

This is a list of new fiction titles ordered for the Springfield City Library this month. If you wish to place a hold on a title, you may do so by placing a request yourself through the online catalog, or by calling your local library branch, or by using our AskaLibrarian service.

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Books August 2018

Author Title Librarians’ Picks
Aaron, Rachel Garrison Girl
Adler-Olsen, Jussi The Washington Decree Doggie, a dedicated advisor who has spent more than half her life supporting a remarkable Democratic candidate’s path to the White House, is shattered when the President-elect’s wife is assassinated on election night by Doggie’s Republican father.
Afshar, Tessa Thief of Corinth
Aguinis, Marcos Against the Inquisition
Al-Shaykh, Hanan The Occasional Virgin
Andrews, Donna Toucan Keep a Secret
Andrews, Ilona Magic Triumphs
Andrews, V. C. Echoes in the Walls
Arthurs, Alexia How to Love a Jamaican
Atherton, Nancy Aunt Dimity and the King’s Ransom
Atkinson, Kate Transcription A BBC radio producer finds herself targeted by dangerous individuals from her past as a World War II espionage monitor for MI5.
Bannister, Jo Kindred Spirits
Barclay, Linwood A Noise Downstairs
Bennett, Robert Jackson Foundryside A thief in a city controlled by industrialized magic joins forces with a rare honest police officer to stop an ancient evil ritual that endangers thousands of lives.
Berry, Flynn A Double Life
Bird, Sarah Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen In 1864 Missouri, newly freed slave Cathy Williams makes the difficult decision to fight in the Army disguised as a man with the Buffalo Soldiers.
Black, Lisa Suffer the Children
Blauner, Peter Sunrise Highway A young Latina detective in the NYPD tracks a serial killer who has been operating for 40 years and who may have been enabled by the chief of police himself.
Bowen, Rhys Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding
Bracher, Beatriz I Didn’t Talk A professor packing up for retirement in the countryside of Brazil is besieged by memories of being arrested and tortured alongside his brother-in-law, who was eventually killed, in 1970 during the country’s totalitarian rule.
Brandman, Michael One on One
Brandreth, Benet The Spy of Venice Seeking his fortune in 16th-century London, a talented wordsmith joins a band of players before he is dispatched to Venice on an assignment that renders him the target of Catholic assassins and a shadowy killer.
Brennan, Allison Abandoned
Brett, Simon A Deadly Habit
Brook, Allison Read and Gone
Brown, Sandra Tailspin
Brunstetter, Wanda E. The Hope Jar
Burns, V. M. Travellin’ Shoes
Buzzelli, Elizabeth Kane In Want of a Knife
Candlish, Louise Our House
Cannon, Joanna Three Things About Elsie A novel set in England about eighty-four-year-old Florence, a resident in a nursing home, who has fallen in her apartment, leading her to think about her childhood friend and the secrets of their past that are about to come to light.
Carlan, Audrey International Guy
Carpenter, Lea Red, White, Blue Mourning the charismatic father who died suspiciously the day before her wedding, Anna becomes estranged from her new husband before meeting an enigmatic stranger who alludes to her father’s secret past.
Carriger, Gail Competence
Chariandy, David Brother Coming of age during a sweltering summer in their Toronto housing complex, two boys, the sons of Trinidadian immigrants, dare to imagine better lives in the face of a violent shooting and the pulsing beats of 1990s hip-hop culture.
Clark, Georgia The Bucket List
Cleeves, Ann Wild Fire
Coes, Ben Bloody Sunday
Cole, Daniel Hangman
Coleman, Reed Farrel Robert B. Parker’s Colorblind
Contreras, Ingrid Rojas Fruit of the Drunken Tree A novel set against the violence of 1990s Columbia follows a sheltered girl and a teen maid, who forge an unlikely friendship as the families of both struggle to maintain stability amidst Bogotâa’s rapidly escalating violence.
Cotterill, Colin Don’t Eat Me Dr. Siri Paiboun, the ex-national coroner of Laos, must figure out how to use a high-tech movie camera so he can film a Lao adaptation of War and Peace while helping his friend Inspector Phosy with a murder investigation involving gnawed human remains.
Coulter, Catherine Paradox
Dailey, Janet Texas Free
Dalcher, Christina Vox
Davis, Fiona The Masterpiece A recently divorced information-booth worker stumbles on an abandoned art school within a crumbling Grand Central Terminal before learning the story of a talented woman artist who went missing 50 years earlier.
De Bernieres, Louis So Much Life Left Over
Dearman, Lara Dark Sky Island
Delaney, J. P. Believe Me
Deutermann, Peter T. The Iceman
Dewitt, Patrick French Exit
Diamond, De’nesha No Loyalty
Drayden, Nicky Temper An underprivledged twin, marked by tattoos of his vices, worsens his strained relationship with his brother when he begins hearing voices and experiences an inexplicable craving for blood.
Eames, Nicholas Bloody Rose
Elkins, Aaron J. A Long Time Coming
Ellison, J. T. Tear Me Apart
Feehan, Christine Dark Sentinel
Florio, Gwen Silent Hearts An American aid worker and her local interpreter forge an unexpected friendship in spite of disparate life experiences and the increasing violence that surrounds them in 2001 Kabul.
Ford, Jack Chariot on the Mountain
Foster, Alan Dean Relic
Foster, Lori Cooper’s Charm
Franqui, Leah America for Beginners A widow from India travels to California to learn the truth about what happened to the son who was declared dead shortly after he revealed his sexual orientation to their traditional family.
Frear, Caz Sweet Little Lies A London policewoman from a troubled family is forced to investigate dark secrets in her estranged father’s past to solve the murder of a young housewife and the disappearance of a teen girl years earlier.
French, Nicci Day of the Dead
Gessen, Keith A Terrible Country After Andrei Kaplan returns to Moscow to care for his ailing grandmother, he becomes entangled with a group of leftists and is forced to come to terms with the Russian society he was born into and the American one he has enjoyed since he was a kid.
Gordon, David The Bouncer A strip-club bouncer who was expelled from Harvard crosses paths with a beleaguered FBI agent over a terrorist plot that sends them to a high-stakes perfume heist.
Gould, Howard Michael Last Looks
Graham, Heather Echoes of Evil
Graham, Heather Pale As Death
Greenwood, T. Rust & Stardust Traces the story of the eleven-year-old kidnapping victim whose 1948 abduction inspired Nabokov’s “Lolita,” recreating in detail Sally Horner’s exploitation and assault by predatory former inmate Frank LaSalle.
Gross, Andrew Button Man
Hambly, Barbara Cold Bayou
Hamilton, Laurell K. Serpentine
Hamilton, Steve Dead Man Running
Hannah, Sophie The Mystery of Three Quarters Accused by strangers of trying to set them up for murder, Hercule Poirot teams up with Scotland Yard policeman Edward Catchpool to investigate the drowning death of an elderly man.
Harbison, Beth Every Time You Go Away
Hart, Elsa City of Ink Forced to return home to unravel the mystery surrounding his mentor’s execution, Li Du confronts painful memories while investigating a double murder, the secrets of several Beijing residents, and threats against his safety.
Hartsuyker, Linnea The Sea Queen
Headley, Maria Dahvana The Mere Wife A modern retelling of “Beowulf” recasts classic themes from the perspectives of the attackers and finds a suburban housewife and a battle-hardened veteran navigating dark realities to protect the sons they love.
Healey, Emma Whistle in the Dark
Higgins, Kristan Good Luck With That When their best friend Emerson passes away unexpectedly, she leaves a final wish for Georgia and Marley to conquer the fears they still carry as adults, a task that leads them to love themselves just the way they are.
Hill, Edwin Little Comfort
Hollis, Lee Poppy Harmon Investigates
Holmes, J. M. How Are You Going to Save Yourself Four friends come of age in a Rhode Island postindustrial enclave and struggle to liberate themselves from the limitations imposed on African Americans while navigating the dynamics of sex, drugs, class and family.
Hooper, Emma Our Homesick Songs
Hua, Vanessa A River of Stars
Hurley, Blair The Devoted Seeking solace in Buddhism to the chagrin of her Irish Catholic family, an enlightenment-seeking store clerk becomes dangerously entangled with her Zen Master and reinvents herself in New York City before the past catches up in disturbing ways.
Jance, Judith A. Field of Bones
Jefferies, Dinah The Sapphire Widow
Jones, Sandie The Other Woman
Joy, David The Line That Held Us A deer hunter and his friend cover up the accidental shooting death of a man from a notoriously violent family that retaliates in nightmarish ways.
Karjel, Robert After the Monsoon
Kearsley, Susanna Bellewether As war is raging, young French Canadian lieutenant Jean-Philippe de Sabran is captured and billeted with a Long Island family, becoming an unwilling and unwelcome guest who soon has feelings for the daughter of the house, Lydia Wilde.
Keller, Julia Bone on Bone An investigation involving the suspicious deaths of a drug addict’s parents is complicated by former deputy Jake Oakes’ struggles to adjust to his physical challenges and Bell’s grief over the loss of her sister.
Kellerman, Faye Walking Shadows
Kellerman, Jonathan A Measure of Darkness
Kenyon, Sherrilyn Stygian
Kim, Crystal Hana If You Leave Me Forced into the life of a refugee when the North Korean army invades her home, 16-year-old Haemi must choose between love and security in ways that resonate throughout generations of her family.
Koontz, Dean R. The Forbidden Door
Kowal, Mary Robinette The Calculating Stars
Krueger, William Kent Desolation Mountain
Kubica, Mary When the Lights Go Out
Kumar, Amitava Immigrant, Montana
Kwon, R. O. The Incendiaries A dark tale of violence, faith and loss follows the experiences of a young Korean-American woman at an elite university who is drawn into acts of domestic terrorism by a cult with ties to North Korea.
Lapena, Shari An Unwanted Guest
Lewis, Beverly The First Love
Liu, Cixin Ball Lightning After witnessing his parents’ bizarre death by ball lightning, Chin uncovers a new frontier in particle physics that pits him against a weapons-obsessed army major and an unscrupulous physicist.
Logan, T. M. Lies
Ma, Ling Severance A survivor of an apocalyptic plague maintains a blog about a decimated Manhattan before joining a motley group of survivors to search for a place to rebuild, a goal that is complicated by an unscrupulous group leader.
MacNeal, Susan Elia The Prisoner in the Castle
Martin, Alexa Intercepted
Mason, Zachary Metamorphica Presents a reimagining of Ovid’s “Metamorphoses” that artfully reconstructs and astrologically connects the stories of such classic figures as Narcissus, Pygmalion, and Midas.
McCall Smith, Alexander The Quiet Side of Passion
McFadden, Bernice L. Praise Song for the Butterflies
McGregor, Jon The Reservoir Tapes Returns readers to the territory of the award-winning author’s Reservoir 13, tracing the efforts of an interviewer who collects stories throughout a secretive English village to piece together the fate of a missing girl.
McGuire, Seanan The Girl in the Green Silk Gown
Michaels, Fern Safe and Sound
Montefiore, Santa The Secret of the Irish Castle
Morrison, Mary B. Head Games
Mosley, Walter John Woman A young man reinvents himself as a professor to share his late father’s wisdom at an unorthodox university, only to encounter fellow intellectuals who have insights into his father’s hidden past.
Muller, Marcia The Breakers
Neggers, Carla Impostor’s Lure
Neill, Chloe Wild Hunger
O’Connor, Nuala Becoming Belle The charming eldest daughter of a 19th-century middle-class military family reinvents herself to gain entry into London’s cultural and social circles before falling in love with a young aristocrat whose brutal father disapproves of the match.
O’Dell, Claire A Study in Honor
Owens, Delia Where the Crawdads Sing
Parker, T. Jefferson Swift Vengeance
Patterson, James Juror 3
Patterson, James Texas Ranger
Peebles, Frances De Pontes The Air You Breathe An orphaned kitchen maid and the reckless daughter of a sugar baron embark on a volatile friendship marked by their ambitions to escape, their changing fortunes and unexpected fame.
Pelecanos, George P. The Man Who Came Uptown Unexpectedly released from jail, Michael Hudson confronts profound changes in his Washington, D.C. home while struggling between loyalties to the person responsible for his freedom and the prison librarian who helped him develop a love of reading.
Perry, Anne Dark Tide Rising
Piazza, Jo Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win
Pinborough, Sarah Cross Her Heart A devoted single parent hides the truth about her daughter’s absent father and asks her best friend for help when challenges from her past threaten her teenage daughter.
Robb, J. D. Leverage in Death
Roby, Kimberla Lawson Better Late Than Never
Rose, M. J. Tiffany Blues A candidate at Tiffany’s Jazz Age artist colony navigates her attraction to her host’s grandson and competes for a gallery spot before an unknown rival exposes her traumatic past.
Ruiz Zafon, Carlos The Labyrinth of the Spirits
Ryan, Hank Phillippi Trust Me
Saunders, Paula The Distance Home Two siblings enduring a hardscrabble existence in 1960s rural South Dakota pursue separate but equally extreme measures to find creative outlets and escape the dark, secretive elements of their community.
Scottoline, Lisa Feared
Shin, Kyung-Sook The Court Dancer Set during the dramatic final years of the Korean Empire, the new novelfrom Man Asian Literary Prize winner Kyung-Sook Shin features amysterious dancer caught up in the dizzying sweep of history.
Shteyngart, Gary Lake Success When his seemingly perfect life implodes, a self-made millionaire takes a cross country bus trip in search of his college sweetheart and the ideals of his youth.
Slaughter, Karin Pieces of Her
Slouka, Mark All That Is Left Is All That Matters
Steel, Danielle In His Father’s Footsteps
Steinhauer, Olen The Middleman Traces the rise and fall of a terrorist group from the perspectives of an FBI agent, an undercover agent, a convert, and a writer.
Stewart, Amy Miss Kopp Just Won’t Quit In 1916, New Jersey’s first female deputy, Constance Kopp, while trying to investigate two cases involving the same asylum, finds her controversial career on the line.
Tolkien, J. R. R. The Fall of Gondolin
Van Den Berg, Laura The Third Hotel
Walbert, Kate His Favorites
Walker, Nico Cherry Rashly marrying his college girlfriend to keep their relationship active during his tour of duty, a college dropout-turned-army soldier is overwhelmed by the realities of war, PTSD, and opioid addiction before forging a desperate plan.
Walsh, Rosie Ghosted An idyllic romance between Sarah and her boyfriend, Eddie, is shattered when Eddie abruptly disappears, prompting Sarah to ignore her friends’ advice and investigate what really happened.
Walters, Minette The Last Hours Assuming control of her despised late husband’s people in the wake of the Black Death, a 14th-century noblewoman struggles to protect formerly oppressed people who have been rendered superstitious and fanatical by the plague.
Weaver, Ashley An Act of Villainy
Weber, Carl Influence
Weis, Margaret Privateer
Willett, Marcia Summer on the River
Wilson, Sariah #Moonstruck
Winton, Tim The Shepherd’s Hut A brutalized rural youth flees his father’s violent death to live in exile in Western Australia’s harsh saltlands, where his life comes to depend on a ruined priest he is not sure he trusts.
Wolas, Cherise The Family Tabor
Woods, Stuart The Money Shot
Woodsmall, Cindy As the Tide Comes In
Yang, J. Y. The Descent of Monsters
Youngson, Anne Meet Me at the Museum
Zahn, Timothy Thrawn


Author Title Librarians’ Picks
Abbott, Megan Give Me Your Hand Distancing herself from an intense best friend who inspired her scientific ambitions before divulging a life-changing secret, Kit competes for a dream research job and finds herself in a dangerous game of cat and mouse.
Anderson, Kevin J. Uncharted
Armstrong, Kelley Rough Justice
Ashley, Jennifer Scandal Above Stairs
Atkins, Ace The Sinners
Bauer, Belinda Snap A taut, suspenseful new novel from award-winning thriller author Belinda Bauer in which a woman being menaced by a knife-wielding home invader is connected to a string of burglaries in a quaint bedroom community, and the brutal murder that left three children motherless three years before.
Bell, David Somebody’s Daughter When Michael FrazierÂ’s ex-wife, Erica, shows up on his doorstep, saying her 10-year-old daughter is missing—and Michael is the father—Michael, despite his skepticism about being the father, has no choice but to follow the elusive trail of the child he has always wanted.
Belle, Kimberly Three Days Missing A woman learns that her son has gone missing from a field trip and then receives a mysterious ransom call for another boy who is safe and at home.
Berenson, Laurien Ruff Justice
Billingsley, Reshonda Tate The Book in Room 316 Tells the stories of a wronged wife seeking revenge, a grieving widower, a mother bearing the consequences of a bad decision, and a young street hustler fighting to save his brother, as they all find their way to The Markham Hotel.
Borman, Tracy The King’s Witch Attending the death of Elizabeth I and forced to navigate the decadence of James I’s witch-hunting court, a talented herbalist becomes a pawn in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.
Cannon, Nick King of the Dancehall
Carlisle, Kate Buried in Books
Castillo, Linda A Gathering of Secrets A deadly fire resulting in the death of an Amish teen exposes the dark side of the community to which Chief of Police Kate Burkholder once belonged.
Chamberlin, Holly The Summer Nanny
Christensen, Kate The Last Cruise A final voyage for a 1950s vintage ocean liner is disrupted by strife and malfunctions above and below decks, unexpectedly testing a former journalist, a sous-chef and a violinist.
Coble, Colleen The House at Saltwater Point
Connolly, Sheila Murder at the Mansion
Cooper, Ellison Caged
Davis, Lindsey Pandora’s Boy When her new husband’s hostile ex challenges her to investigate the poisoning of a naïve young girl, Albia uncovers both the victim’s questionable associates and the activities of a local woman before a friend’s murder exposes dangerous local corruption.
De Assis, MacHado The Collected Stories of Machado De Assis
Dimitri, Francesco The Book of Hidden Things When Art, the charismatic leader of their group, mysteriously disappears amidst bizarre and unbelievable rumors, three friends, while searching for the truth, discover a document that he left behind that promises to reveal dark secrets and wonders beyond anything previously known.
Doan, Amy Mason The Summer List Returning home after being away for 17 years, Laura is reunited with her former best friend, Casey, and as they embark on one last scavenger hunt, a devastating secret threatens to tear them apart once again.
Doiron, Paul Stay Hidden When a woman is killed in an apparent hunting accident on an island off the coast of Maine, newly promoted Warden Investigator Mike Bowditch discovers that the victim, a controversial author writing about a local recluse, died of other causes.
Douglas, Claire Last Seen Alive
Dunn, Carola The Corpse at the Crystal Palace
Fesperman, Dan Safe Houses A CIA safe house inspector uncovers a nefarious secret at the heart of Agency operations in postwar Berlin, triggering a life on the run, her brutal murder and her daughter’s search for answers.
Freeman, Dianne A Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder
Gabhart, Ann H. River to Redemption
Gilbert, Victoria Shelved Under Murder
Goldman, Matt Broken Ice The disappearance of two teens from a hockey community becomes more urgent when one of the girls is found dead, pitting Minneapolis private detective Nils Shapiro against dangerous small-town secrets.
Gortner, C. W. The Romanov Empress Marrying the Romanov heir, 19-year-old Danish princess Minnie becomes empress of Russia and treads a perilous path of compromise in a beloved but resistance-torn country where her son becomes the last tsar.
Greenlaw, Linda Bimini Twist
Harrison, Cora Death of a Novice
Hearne, Kevin Kill the Farm Boy
Heng, Rachel Suicide Club Possessing genetic advantages that offer the potential for immortality in a near-future New York City, a high-achieving exchange trader dealing in human organs is forced to choose between her future and her estranged father’s suicide-oriented circle.
Hoover, Colleen All Your Perfects
Johansen, Iris Double Blind
Kidd, Cornelia Death and a Pot of Chowder
Klehfoth, Elizabeth All These Beautiful Strangers While attending Knollwood, 17-year-old Charlie—to become a member of an elite, secret society—must play The Game, a semester-long, diabolical high-stakes scavenger hunt that will jeopardize everything and reveal the terrible truth about her family, her school and her own life.
Laplante, Alice Half Moon Bay
Lim, Thea An Ocean of Minutes In the vein of The Time TravelerÂ’s Wife and Station Eleven, a sweeping literary love story about two people who are at once mere weeks and many years apart.
Lindsey, Johanna Marry Me by Sundown
Lustbader, Eric Four Dominions
Macomber, Debbie Cottage by the Sea
Mallery, Susan When We Found Home
Martin, William Bound for Gold Arriving in San Francisco to track down a mining tycoon’s stolen 19th-century journal tracing the myth of the “lost river of gold,” Peter Fallon and Evangeline Carrington uncover a dangerous plot involving a hidden fortune and Peter’s own son.
Mazur, Grace Dane The Garden Party Two wary Massachusetts families—one no-nonsense attorneys, the other impractical intellectuals—meet before the wedding that is supposed to unite them and share a single day of complicated fiascoes, miracles and unexpected eccentricities.
McElwain, Julie Caught in Time
Miller, Louise The Late Bloomers’ Club
Morgan, Sarah How to Keep a Secret
Moriarty, Nicola Those Other Women
Moshfegh, Ottessa My Year of Rest and Relaxation After losing her parents, a young college graduate in New York City spends a year alienating the world under the influence of a crazy combination of drugs.
Murray, James S. Awakened
Novik, Naomi Spinning Silver Deciding to collect on the outstanding debts owed her family of moneylenders, a young woman is overheard boasting about being able to turn silver into gold by the creatures who haunt the wood, in a reimagining of the Rumpelstiltskin story.
Page, Libby The Lido An anxiety-riddled cub reporter for a small London paper is assigned to cover the closing of a local recreation center and bonds with an eighty-six-year-old widow who has swum in the community pool every day since childhood.
Patel, Neel If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi: Stories A story collection by a first-generation Indian American gives voice to, and undermines, deeply held stereotypes through the subversive choices of protagonists who confront racism, discontinue hypocritical social mores, and navigate impossible secrets.
Patterson, James Triple Homicide
Pearce, A. J. Dear Mrs. Bird An adventurous young woman takes a typist job to assist the war effort and lands in the employ of a renowned advice columnist before she begins secretly replying to heart-wrenching letters rejected as unsuitable.
Peterson, Tracie In Dreams Forgotten
Rawi, Shahad Al The Baghdad Clock A heart-rending tale of two girls growing up in war-torn Baghdad.
Rindell, Suzanne Eagle & Crane Two young daredevil flyers confront ugly truths and family secrets during the U.S. internment of Japanese citizens during World War II.
Roanhorse, Rebecca Trail of Lightning
Rosenberg, Jordy Confessions of the Fox Discovering a mysterious manuscript from the 18th century, a recently jilted academic uncovers the story of the London underworld’s most notorious thief, escaped convict and lover, in a bold reimagining of Brecht’s Threepenny Opera.
Sager, Riley The Last Time I Lied When Emma Davis, a rising star in the New York art scene, returns to teach painting at the summer camp she attended, she uses the opportunity to look into the disappearance of her friends fifteen years earlier.
Sefton, Maggie Dyeing Up Loose Ends
Shaw, William Salt Lane
Silva, Daniel The Other Woman
Stage, Zoje Baby Teeth An ailing woman fights to protect her family from her mute daughter’s psychologically manipulative schemes, which are complicated by her doting husband’s denial about their daughter’s true nature.
Steel, Danielle The Good Fight
Tan, Lucy What We Were Promised
Thor, Brad Spymaster
Tremblay, Paul The Cabin at the End of the World A twist on the home-invasion horror story follows the experiences of a 7-year-old girl whose family is taken hostage in a remote cabin by men who are either the world’s defenders or deranged apocalypse fanatics.
Tyler, Anne Clock Dance A lifetime of painful milestones and fading grandchild prospects compel a woman to help her son’s ex, whose 9-year-old daughter needs protection from violent local dynamics.
Verdon, John White River Burning When racial tensions in the small community of White River escalate to the shooting of a police officer, Dave Gurney investigates suspiciously inconsistent evidence that is clouded by deceptive additional killings.
Vincenzi, Penny A Question of Trust
Watts, Peter The Freeze-Frame Revolution
Williams, Beatriz The Summer Wives Drawn into and then banished from exclusive Winthrop Island when a complex relationship between her stepsister and a working-class college youth ends in violence, a Shakespearean actress returns after 20 years to pursue justice.
Wiseman, Beth Amish Celebrations
Younts, Elizabeth Byler The Solace of Water Byler Younts tells the story of two women, one white and one black, in racially charged 1956, who fight personal battles of freedom and form a friendship that neither expected.


Author Title Librarians’ Picks
Alexander, Rebecca A Baby’s Bones A new crime series featuring archaeologist Sage Westfield, perfect for fans of Elly Griffiths, Kathy Reichs and Tess Gerritsen.
Black, Cara Murder on the Left Bank
Brooks, Terry The Skaar Invasion
Brown, Karma The Life Lucy Knew
Butland, Stephanie The Lost for Words Bookshop A secretly heartbroken woman who prefers books to people finds her world upended by the arrivals of a poet, a lover, and three suspicious deliveries that reveal that someone has found out about her mysterious past.
Campbell, Jack Ascendant
Carey, Jacqueline Starless Trained as an elite warrior before learning a profound truth about his identity, Khai navigates the deadly intrigues of court before embarking on a quest to save his soul’s twin.
Cohen, Jon Harry’s Trees A 38-year old traumatized widow fortuitously meets an 11-year old girl who sets him on a feverish road to redemption.
Crace, Jim The Melody
De Muriel, Oscar A Mask of Shadows
Delbianco, Rae Rough Animals When a fearsome girl shoots his cattle and flees, Wyatt Smith is compelled to go after her for restitution, setting him on an epic twelve-day odyssey through a nightmarish underworld that forces him to look at who he is and what he is capable of.
Delinsky, Barbara Before and Again
Dion, Katharine The Dependents Feeling adrift after his wife of nearly 50 years passes away, Gene seeks to repair his relationship with his daughter and reflects on the loyalties, betrayals and secrets that shaped the family’s ties to another couple.
Dovey, Ceridwen In the Garden of the Fugitives A correspondence between a South African woman living in Australia and an older man who was responsible years earlier for her fellowship to study in the United States explores their evolving relationship as it is shaped by their views on historical events, their obsessions and their changing senses of identity.
Dunnett, Kaitlyn Crime & Punctuation
Dybek, Nick The Verdun Affair A sweeping novel, set in Europe in the aftermath of World War I and Los Angeles in the 1950s follows a lonely young man, a beautiful widow and the amnesiac soldier whose puzzling case binds them together even as it tears them apart.
Dyer, Ashley Splinter in the Blood
Edwards, K. D. The Last Sun
Faye, Gael Small Country A prize-winning best-seller from France is set in 1992 Burundi and traces the shattered childhood of a 10-year-old boy whose life in an idyllic expatriate neighborhood is brutally impacted by war and genocide.
French, Jonathan The Grey Bastards Jackal, a proud member of a group of half-orcs tasked with protecting human civilization from their full-blooded brethren discovers a dark secret that threatens to dissolve the tenuous peace between species.
Gates, Eva The Spook in the Stacks
Gay, Roxane Ayiti
Giffin, Emily All We Ever Wanted
Glendinning, Victoria The Butcher’s Daughter
Goldberg, Leonard A Study in Treason
Guelfenbein, Carla In the Distance With You Spanning from modern-day Chile to the 1950s, 60s and through the years of the Pinochet dictatorship, this Chilean literary thriller tells the story of three people whose lives are intertwined with that of a mysterious author.
Haohui, Zhou Death Notice
Hilderbrand, Elin The Perfect Couple
Hillier, Jennifer Jar of Hearts Fourteen years after Angela’s disappearance, her remains are discovered near her friend Georgina’s childhood home, so when the latter is arrested, Detective Kaiser, who was friends with both girls in high school, must unravel the truth.
Hirsch, Paddy The Devil’s Half Mile
Hopkins, Ellen A Sin Such As This
House, Silas Southernmost A natural disaster inspires an evangelical preacher to reverse his position about gay rights, a transition that ends his marriage and job, forcing him to take desperate measures to introduce his son to a more accepting world.
Hummel, Maria Still Lives
Immergut, Debra Jo The Captives
Jackson, Lisa Liar, Liar
Jennings, Luke Codename Villanelle
Johnson, Caleb Treeborne Anticipating the end of her small Alabama community, an orchard keeper seeks to preserve its story by imparting the experiences of the ancestors who endured hardships and loss against a backdrop of regional history.
Kepnes, Caroline Providence
Khan, Vaseem Murder at the Grand Raj Palace
Kiernan, Caitlin R. Black Helicopters
Knecht, Rosalie Who Is Vera Kelly? Navigating the underground gay scene of 1962 Greenwich Village, quick-witted Vera Kelly is recruited for the CIA and infiltrates a group of student activists in Buenos Aires before a coup leaves her stranded in hostile territory.Â
Lawhead, Stephen R. In the Region of the Summer Stars
Li, Lillian Number One Chinese Restaurant A working family that has built a busy life running a beloved Maryland Chinese restaurant is forced by youthful recklessness and a tragedy to confront interpersonal conflicts and the limits of what parents are willing to sacrifice for their children.
Lovering, Carola Tell Me Lies
Mah, Ann The Lost Vintage Returning to her ancestral vineyard in Burgundy, an aspiring master wine expert unexpectedly uncovers a lost diary, an unknown relative and a family secret from World War II.
Makkai, Rebecca The Great Believers A novel set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris follows the director of a Chicago art gallery and a woman looking for her estranged daughter in Paris who both struggle to come to terms with the ways AIDS has affected their lives.
Martin, George R. R. Low Chicago
McAulty, Todd The Robots of Gotham In a futuristic world dominated by a fascist coalition of machines, a Canadian businessman survives a rogue war attack and teams up with a Russian medic and a damaged robot to stop a genocidal machine conspiracy.
McLaughlin, James A. Bearskin Hiding out from the Mexican drug cartels he betrayed in Arizona, Rice More, while protecting a remote forest preserve in Virginian Appalachia, exposes a bear-poaching scheme that revelas his location to the criminals he was running from in the first place.
Meyerson, Amy The Bookshop of Yesterdays
Millet, Lydia Fight No More Twelve interconnected stories follow Nina, a lonely real-estate broker who is estranged from her only relative, as she moves through the houses of the wealthy elite in Los Angeles.
Modesitt, L. E. Outcasts of Order
Morrow, Bethany C. Mem
Murata, Sayaka Convenience Store Woman A Japanese woman who has been working at a convenience store for 18 years, much to the disappointment of her family, finds friendship with an alienated, cynical and bitter young man who becomes her coworker.
Nakamura, Fuminori Cult X
Noble, Shelley Lighthouse Beach
Nugent, Liz Lying in Wait The wife of a respected judge and mother to a beloved son finds their home in Dublin thrown into devastating turmoil by her son’s discovery of dark family secrets.
Palmer, Diana Unbridled
Paris, B. A. Bring Me Back Ten years after his wife Layla’s disappearance, Finn gets a phone call that she’s been seen, receives messages from strangers who seem to know too much, and long-lost items from the past begin showing up around the house.
Patterson, James Murder in Paradise
Perri, Camille When Katie Met Cassidy
Pittard, Hannah Visible Empire
Polk, C. L. Witchmark After going to war to escape his destiny, Miles Singer is unable to leave his past behind when he, after faking his own death, reinvents himself as a doctor at a cash-strapped veteran’s hospital where he can no longer hide what he truly is.
Putney, Mary Jo Once a Scoundrel
Reardon, Bryan The Real Michael Swann Unable to find her husband after a terrorist explosion in New York City, Julia Swann frantically searches for him while recalling their life together, until troubling new developments raise questions about her husband’s behavior and his failure to contact her.
Reed, Joe Mungo We Begin Our Ascent
Regan, Katy Little Big Love A 10-year-old boy who has never met his father haplessly endeavors to reunite his parents to give his heartbroken mother the happily ever after she deserves, an effort that reveals the shattering reasons that his father left.
Riggs, Cynthia Widow’s Wreath
Sacks, Michelle You Were Made for This Visiting her childhood best friend’s home in Sweden, where she is warmly welcomed and begins to appreciate the community’s simple routines, Frank begins to notice treacherous undercurrents beneath her friend’s social appearance of domestic tranquility.
Schepp, Emelie Slowly We Die
Shalvis, Jill Rainy Day Friends
Shepherd, Peng The Book of M
Singh, Nalini Ocean Light
Soli, Tatjana The Removes
Steadman, Catherine Something in the Water A shocking discovery while on their honeymoon in Bora Bora forces Mark and Erin to make a dangerous choice between speaking out or protecting their secret.
Stroud, Carsten The Shimmer
Umrigar, Thrity The Secrets Between Us After being fired from her job as a servant, Bhima forms a partnership with Parvati to sell produce at the local market and makes her first true friend.
Valmorbida, Elise The Madonna of the Mountains
Villareal, Raymond A. A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising
Walker, Martin A Taste for Vengeance
Weir, Meghan Maclean The Book of Essie The 17-year-old daughter of an evangelical preacher, star of the family’s hit reality show, has a secret pregnancy that threatens to blow their entire world apart.
Wiggs, Susan Between You and Me
Williams, Katie Tell the Machine Goodnight A personalized recommendation consultant observes how her work and the experiences of those around her, including her perpetually malcontented teen son, reflect respective beliefs about happiness.
Wood, James Upstate


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Abel, Heather The Optimistic Decade The founder of a utopian summer camp and other locals navigate the ups and downs of idealism and good intentions gone wrong during years marked by the oil-shale bust, protests against the Reagan Administration, and the Gulf War.
Agresti, Aimee Campaign Widows
Aickman, Robert Compulsory Games
Anwar, Arif The Storm Interweaves five different love stories that take place over 60 years in Bangladesh including the tales of a privileged couple who leave everything in Calcutta, a Japanese pilot and a British doctor stationed in Burma during World War II.
Asher, Neal Rise of the Jain
Barsa, Michael The Garden of Blue Roses
Bates, Callie The Memory of Fire
Bennis, Robyn By Fire Above
Betley, Matthew Field of Valor
Billingham, Mark The Killing Habit
Blum, Jenna The Lost Family Resigning himself to solitude, chef and Auschwitz survivor, Peter Rashkin, in 1965 Manhattan, devotes himself to running Masha’s restaurant, until he meets and marries June, but the horrors of his past soon overshadow him, June and their daughter.
Blundell, Judy The High Season Forced to rent out her family’s seaside Long Island home every summer just so they can afford to keep it, Ruthie goes to extreme lengths to protect the life she loves in the wake of a suddenly estranged marriage, the return of an old flame, and her teen daughter’s destructive relationship.
Bostwick, Marie Mr
Broder, Melissa The Pisces Bottoming out after a dramatic breakup, doctoral student Lucy accepts her sister’s invitation to dog-sit at her home on Venice Beach for the summer, where she meets an eerily attractive swimmer whose Sirenic identity transforms her understanding of what real love looks like.
Brown, Holly How Far She’s Come
Buckley, Fiona The Reluctant Assassin
Burton, Tara Isabella Social Creature
Butcher, Jim Brief Cases Presents an urban fantasy-story collection starring Windy City wizard Harry Dresden and featuring an assembly of famous guest editors, in an anthology that includes the original novella, “Zoo Day.”
Casale, Jana The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky A college student’s procrastination over reading a Noam Chomsky work becomes a metaphor throughout subsequent decades of milestones that reflect the disparity between the carefully planned life she wants and the person she is really meant to be.
Celt, Adrienne Invitation to a Bonfire Sent to an elite all-girls New Jersey boarding school in the 1920s, a Russian scholarship student endures bullying and prejudice before falling into the obsessive circles of a much-admired writer and his scheming wife.
Chamoiseau, Patrick Slave Old Man Making a daring escape from a Martinique plantation, an elderly slave is chased by his master and a fearsome hound through a lush rain forest where the slave’s flight to freedom and the sinister but exhilarating aspects of nature transform the perspectives and senses of both pursued and pursuer.
Clark, Tracy Broken Places
Cleverly, Barbara Fall of Angels
Cohen, Elisabeth The Glitch A high-profile, TED-talking, power-posing Silicon Valley CEO and mother of two finds her over-scheduled life turned upside-down by the baffling appearance of a woman claiming to be a younger version of herself.
Colgan, Jenny The Endless Beach
Connolly, John The Woman in the Woods
Cusk, Rachel Kudos A literary visit to a Europe in transition finds a material-seeking writer deeply identifying with the people she meets before evaluating difficult questions about acclaim, justice, and the ultimate value of suffering.
Dallas, Sandra The Patchwork Bride
Dams, Jeanne M. Crisis at the Cathedral
De La Pava, Sergio Lost Empress Shocked when her brother inherits their father’s NFL team in spite of her pivotal role in building the family dynasty, Nina takes over a small indoor football franchise, but her ambition is challenged by a criminal mastermind preparing to commit an audacious act.
Del Arbol, Victor A Million Drops A lawyer with a monotonous existence discovers that his estranged sister killed herself under dramatic circumstances and begins investigating the shocking events that led her down such a dark path, including having murdered a Russian gangster who had kidnapped her son.
Devenport, Emily Medusa Uploaded
Dewitt, Helen Some Trick
Diamond, De’nesha Collusion With charges of collusion sweeping across Capitol Hill, Abrianna and Kadir team up with their group of rebels and revolutionaries to burn through the deception and spin to uncover the truth.
Donnelly, Lara Elena Armistice
Drucker, Johanna Downdrift Slowly at first, then with increasing speed, animals worldwide develop and surpass human skills in every field, from manual labor to theoretical thinking, with earth-shattering consequences for the future of humanity.
Duffy, Erin Regrets Only
Feist, Raymond E. King of Ashes Years after four of the once-peaceful kings of North and South Tembria betray an ancient covenant and kill a fifth ruler, the slain king’s secret heir, an elite warrior; and another mysterious orphan, a master weapons smith, find their choices determining the fate of their world.
Fine, Julia What Should Be Wild
Flanders, Judith A Howl of Wolves
Flower, Amanda Flowers and Foul Play Flying to Scotland when she inherits her godfather’s cottage in the wake of multiple losses, Fiona Knox discovers a body in the property’s once-resplendent walled garden and must catch a killer to clear her loyal caretaker’s name.
Franklin, Lindsay A. The Story Peddler
Frumkin, Rebekah The Comedown A street-smart drug dealer and a simpering addict become unlikely partners when a deal gone tragically wrong and the disappearance of a quarter of a million dollars set in motion a series of odd and captivating events that evince racial, class, religious, and generational divides.
Gabel, Aja The Ensemble Forging a familial bond over their shared artistic talents and secrets, four young people navigate a cutthroat world and their complex relationships with each other, as ambition, passion, and love reinforce and divide them throughout the course of their lives.
Gable, Michelle The Summer I Met Jack A tale inspired by the affair between JFK and Alicia Corning Clark relates how a young Polish maid is forced to end her relationship with a rising political star before her Hollywood successes, and a chance encounter a decade later.
Hall, Araminta Our Kind of Cruelty
Hansen, Malcolm They Come in All Colors A mixed-race Georgia teenager experiences racism at a New York prep school in the late 1960s and after an outburst puts him on academic probation, he begins revisiting the sequence of events that led to him and his mother fleeing North.
Harris, Joanne M. The Testament of Loki
Hart, Joe Obscura
Haywood, Sarah The Cactus Avoiding messy emotions in a perfectly ordered life marked by a logic-oriented career and a friends-with-benefits arrangement, Susan tackles the unexpected double challenge of losing her mother and becoming pregnant and is challenged to ask for help while discovering herself in unlikely ways.
Heaberlin, Julia Paper Ghosts An elderly man, once acquitted of a murder and suspected in many others, is removed from his assisted-living facility by a woman he does not recognize who claims to be his long-lost daughter, a situation that brings into question her motives and the legitimacy of his dementia.
Herron, Mick London Rules
Heti, Sheila Motherhood
Hoang, Helen The Kiss Quotient A 30-year-old math whiz with Asperger’s tries to make her love life as rich as her career by hiring an escort to help her with her lack of knowledge and experience in the dating department.
Hunter, Denise Honeysuckle Dreams
Indridason, Arnaldur The Shadow Killer
Isaac, Catherine You Me Everything A decade after leaving the disinterested father of her baby, Jessica is convinced by her terminally ill mother to make room for the child’s father in their lives and embarks on a summer-long trip to France, where she visits the hotel her ex runs and endeavors to make him love his son.
John, D. B. Star of the North
Joukhadar, Jennifer Zeynab The Map of Salt and Stars Living eight hundred years apart, two girls, a modern day Syrian refugee and a medieval apprentice to a legendary mapmaker, experience the pain of exile and triumph of courage.
Kava, Alex Lost Creed
Kidd, Jess Mr. Flood’s Last Resort Presents the tale of a lonely caregiver and a cranky hoarder who tackle notions of forgiveness, independence, sainthood, duty, and connections before dark family secrets are brought to light, revealing the sinister fate of a missing local schoolgirl.
Kilpack, Josi S. Miss Wilton’s Waltz
King, Janna The Seasonaires Working as carefree seasonaires for a chic clothing brand, six Nantucket twenty-somethings find their summer fun interrupted by the machinations of the company’s owner, who stages dramatic conflicts among her workers while demanding they post their lives on social media.
King, Laurie R. Island of the Mad
Kitson, Mick Sal Armed with a map, a compass, a Bear Grylis knife, waterproofs and a first aid kit, Sal, a young girl, goes on the run in rural Scotland with her 10-year-old sister, the victim of sexual abuse, in a disturbing, yet uplifting, story of survival, the kindness of strangers and the unbreakable bond between sisters.
Kuang, R. F. The Poppy War
Lackey, Mercedes The Hills Have Spies
Lawrence, Mark Grey Sister
Layne, Lauren Hot Asset
Lindgren, Minna Death in Sunset Grove
Maden, Mike Tom Clancy Line of Sight
Martin, Charles Send Down the Rain When Allie loses her second husband to a car accident, traumatized Vietnam War veteran Joseph reemerges from her past in time for them both to find comfort with one another, but a secret from the distant past might stand in the way.
McCauley, Stephen My Ex-Life
McClellan, Brian Wrath of Empire
Milchman, Jenny Wicked River
Mirza, Fatima Farheen A Place for Us A family caught between two cultures yields a resonant story of faith, tradition, identity and belonging.
Mott, Jason The Crossing
North, Claire 84K Theo, an employee at the Criminal Audit Office dutifully assesses crimes and ensures that perpetrators pay their debts to society in cash instead of prison time, until his friend, Dani, is murdered.
Oates, Joyce Carol Night-Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense
Onuzo, Chibundu Welcome to Lagos Resolving to abandon his post when he is ordered to kill innocent civilians, Nigerian army officer Chike Ameobi becomes the leader of a band of runaway rebels, each of whom imparts the difficult and remarkable experiences that drove them to seek better lives.
Orange, Tommy There There A novel that grapples with the complex history and identity of Native Americans follows twelve characters, each of whom has private reasons for traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow.
Page, Nora Better Off Read
Pattison, Eliot Savage Liberty
Pearson, Allison How Hard Can It Be? When her husband quits his job to pursue cycling and mindfulness, middle-aged mom Kate Reddy returns to the workforce as an entry-level employee for her former employer.
Pekkanen, Sarah The Ever After
Pettus, Charlton Exit Strategy Hiring the services of a secretive organization that allows the wealthy and famous to fake their deaths and start over with a new identity, the brilliant founder of a financially ruined tech startup questions the circumstances that led to his decision and encounters violent resistance when he attempts to reclaim his life.
Phillips, Caryl A View of the Empire at Sunset A suspenseful reimagining of the life of Jean Rhys, author of “Wide Sargasso Sea,” traces her tempestuous life in Edwardian England and 1920s Paris before a brief visit transforms her views about colonization in the Caribbean of her childhood.
Poeppel, Amy Limelight Optimistically moving her family from suburban Dallas to Manhattan, Allison Brinkley finds New York unexpectedly bewildering, until an encounter with a famous pop star who has been cast in a Broadway musical provides her with a surprising opportunity.
Powers, Kevin A Shout in the Ruins A sweeping and dramatic novel that spans 100 years and is set in Virginia during the Civil War and a century beyond explores the brutal legacy of violence and exploitation in American society as it examines the fates of the inhabitants of Beauvais Plantation and their descendants.
Preston, Douglas The Pharaoh Key
Reichert, Amy E. The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go
Rizzuto, Rahna Reiko Shadow Child Hana and Kei, fatherless, mixed-race twin sisters raised in a tiny Hawaiian town in the 1950s and 1960s by their unstable mother, see their lives shattered by a near-fatal betrayal that neither one can forgive.
Robards, Karen The Moscow Deception
Rovin, Jeff For Honor
Skenandore, Amanda Between Earth and Sky
Sly Crane, Genevieve Sorority In the wake of a pledge’s mysterious death, a house of sorority sisters hide secrets–including the truth about what happened–behind a strong wall of absolute sisterhood that is only partially compromised by one student’s inability to forget the truth.
Teller, Danielle All the Ever Afters
Thomson, Rupert Never Anyone but You
Trevor, William Last Stories A notable storyteller presents 10 thought-provoking tales that illuminate the human condition.
Tuomainen, Antti The Man Who Died
Valente, Catherynne M. Space Opera The fate of humankind and the Earth hang in the balance as species compete for glory in a galaxy-wide musical contestrife with glitter, lipstick, and electric guitars, where they must sing to survive.
Webb, Betty The Otter of Death
Wechsler, Pamela The Fens
Weisberger, Lauren When Life Gives You Lululemons
West, Catherine Where Hope Begins From break-through novelist Catherine West comes the story of a woman who seeks refuge in the Berkshires after the heartbreak of a broken marriage and finds hope in unexpected places.
Whelan, Julia My Oxford Year
White, Karen Dreams of Falling
Winman, Sarah Tin Man Shortlisted for the Costa Novel of the Year Award, a heartbreaking celebration of love in all its forms gradually reveals a fallout between two longtime friends and Oxford students over the course of a decade marked by the marriage of one and the disappearance of the other.
Winthrop, Elizabeth H. The Mercy Seat In the hours leading up to the scheduled execution of a black teen for the alleged rape of a white woman in 1943 Louisiana, the convicted boy, his father, the District Attorney, and other townspeople consider what the execution means to their community.


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Alam, Rumaan That Kind of Mother Overwhelmed by new motherhood in spite of her love for her infant son, Rebecca, a white woman, asks a kind black woman, Priscilla, to become her family’s nanny, only to have her perspectives changed about her own life of privilege, a situation that compels her to take on unanticipated challenges in the aftermath of a tragedy.
Allan, Barbara Antiques Wanted
Allen, Amanda Santa Fe Mourning
Al-Ramli, Muhsin The President’s Gardens Library Journal: “Al-Ramli’s novel tells the story of three men from a small Iraqi village who are caught up in their country’s recent turbulent history… It profoundly humanizes modern Mideast history for Western readers.”
Angel, Joanna Night Shift
Appanah, Nathacha Waiting for Tomorrow
Backman, Fredrik Us Against You
Bannalec, Jean-Luc The Fleur De Sel Murders
Bear, Elizabeth Stone Mad
Belcher, R. S. The Night Dahlia
Bell, Ted Overkill
Blanchard, Alice A Breath After Drowning
Bond, Larry Arctic Gambit
Boyle, William The Lonely Witness A former party girl who now helps house-bound seniors in the Gravesend neighborhood of Brooklyn agrees to help a woman who’s usual caretaker is missing and ends up witnessing a murder that she doesn’t report and develops a fascination with the killer.
Brenner, Jamie The Husband Hour
Brinkley, Jamel A Lucky Man
Brown, Dale The Moscow Offensive
Buckley, Christopher The Judge Hunter The hapless brother-in-law of British navy officer Samuel Pepys embarks on a dangerous mission to the New World in pursuit of two judges who helped murder Charles I, an effort marked by 17th-century Boston’s Puritan beliefs, Native American tribal wars and an agent of the Crown with a mysterious past.
Callanan, Liam Paris by the Book When her eccentric novelist husband disappears, leaving behind nothing but a hidden pair of plane tickets to Paris, Leah relocates to France and takes ownership of a small bookstore, where clues she discovers in an unfinished manuscript and in the literary paths of beloved Parisian classics lead to consequential truths for her daughters
Carew, Leo The Wolf
Castillo, Elaine America Is Not the Heart Hero arrives in the United States from the Philippines to stay with her uncle Pol, who has offered her a fresh start and a promise not to ask about her past during the violent political history of their home country.
Center, Katherine How to Walk Away When an accident on what was supposed to be the happiest day of her life lands her in the hospital with a very uncertain future, Margaret struggles to come to terms with family secrets, heartbreak and starting over before discovering love in an unexpected place.
Chance, Maia Bad Neighbors
Clinton, Bill The President Is Missing
Cohen, Iris Martin The Little Clan
Connolly, John He A literary Golden Age Hollywood portrait based on the remarkable life of Stan Laurel traces the rise of a Chaplin-inspired comedian whose genius and talent blossoms through his creative and personal relationship with partner Oliver Hardy, at whose side he endures fame, betrayal and heartache.
Couto, Mia Woman of the Ashes While overseeing the Portuguese conquest of territory claimed by Ngungunyane, who has raised an army to resist colonial rule in Southern Mozambique, Sergeant Germano de Melo finds himself drawn to the 15 year old girl from the VaChopi tribe hired as an interprete
Curran, Kitty My Lady’s Choosing
Dailey, Janet My Kind of Christmas
Daugherty, Christi The Echo Killing
Davies, Carys West Prompted by reports of giant animal bones found in Kentucky, a 19th century Pennsylvania mule breeder leaves his daughters behind on his small, failing farm and sets out with an American Indian guide into the harsh and strange Western landscape.
De Kretser, Michelle The Life to Come Connected stories set in Australia, France and Sri Lanka follow a writer longing for success, a woman seeing a married man and a man with commitment issues stemming from a childhood tragedy.
Dibben, Damian Tomorrow
Djavadi, Negar Disoriental
Dovalpage, Teresa Death comes in through the kitchen
Duchovny, David Miss Subways
Dugoni, Robert The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell
Durst, Sarah Beth The Queen of Sorrow
Flanagan, Richard First Person A down-on-his-luck ghost writer penning the memoirs of a notorious con man in the six weeks before the latter’s trial for a $700 million heist begins to experience a chilling psychological downward spiral that makes him question his perceptions of the truth.
Fletcher, Jessica A Date With Murder
Franson, Sally A Lady’s Guide to Selling Out
Freeman, Brian Alter Ego
Ganshert, Katie No One Ever Asked Challenging perceptions of discrimination and prejudice, this emotionally resonant drama for readers of Lisa Wingate and Jodi Picoult explores three different women navigating challenges in a changing school district–and in their lives.
Gear, W. Michael This Scorched Earth
Goldberg, Lee True Fiction
Graham, Heather Fade to Black
Grecian, Alex The Saint of Wolves and Butchers An enigmatic hunter and his highly skilled dog track a Nazi concentration-camp administrator who has been hiding in the United States, a case that is complicated by the man’s secret ongoing work and his band of fanatical followers.
Griffiths, Elly The Dark Angel
Groff, Lauren Florida
Haas, Derek The Way I Die
Haines, Carolyn Charmed Bones
Hannon, Irene Pelican Point
Hartov, Steven The Soul of a Thief
Hecht, Daniel On Brassard’s Farm Through its portrayal of the unrelenting labor and harsh pragmatism of farming, On Brassard’s Farm reveals the deep durability of rural life and offers a much-needed affirmation in a changing and uncertain world.
Hernandez, Treasure Dallas
Hill, Sasscer The Dark Side of Town
Holt, Anne In Dust and Ashes
Horowitz, Anthony The Word Is Murder The author is a fictional version of the author himself as the Watson to a modern-day Holmes, investigating a case involving buried secrets, murder, and a trail of bloody clues.
Howe, K. J. Skyjack Expert hostage negotiator Thea Paris battles a diabolical enemy for control of a genetically targeted bioweapon.
Iggulden, Conn The Abbot’s Tale
Israel, Steve Big Guns In response to efforts to ban handguns in America’s cities, the CEO of an arms company, worried about his bottom line, introduces federal legislation that would require every American own a gun, in a darkly comic novel by a former U.S. Congressman.
Jewell, Lisa Then She Was Gone
Johnson, Charles Night Hawks This new collection of stories offers an eclectic, engaging range of narratives, tied together by Buddhist themes and displaying all the grace, heart, and insight for which this National Book Award winning author has long been known.
Juska, Elise If We Had Known
Kauffman, Rebecca The Gunners Reconnecting with a group of childhood friends after one of them committed suicide, Mikey needs to confront dark secrets from his past involving his father to assess how much of this is impacting his current emotional stupor.
Knoll, Jessica The Favorite Sister
Koryta, Michael How It Happened After a troubled teen, no stranger to the law, admits to her involvement in a brutal murder, Rob Barrett, an FBI investigator and interrogator stakes his reputation on her confession only to have the information she provided prove false.
Kushner, Rachel The Mars Room At the beginning of her two life sentences in Stanville Women’s Correctional Facility, Romy Hall reflects on her youth and her relationship with her son, while navigating the harsh realities prison life.
Laukkanen, Owen Gale Force
Lauren, Christina Love and Other Words
Lepionka, Kristen What You Want to See
Mandanipour, Shahriar Moon Brow From “one of Iran’s most important living fiction writers” (The Guardian) comes a story of love and war narrated by two angel scribes perched on the shoulders of a shell-shocked Iranian soldier who’s searching for the mysterious woman haunting his dreams.
Mason, Susan Anne A Most Noble Heir
McAllister, Tom How to Be Safe A teacher, still furious over the injustice of being suspended over a so-called outburst, must deal with her town’s relentless scrutiny and judgement after she is erroneously named as a suspect in a shooting at the school where she works.
McLain, Paula Love and Ruin The best-selling author of The Paris Wife returns to her fan-favorite subject, Ernest Hemingway, in a tale set on the eve of World War II that is inspired by his passionate, stormy marriage to a fiercely independent, ambitious young Martha Gellhorn, who would become one of the 20th century’s leading war correspondents.
McPherson, Catriona Scot Free
Miller, Derek B. American by Day Police Chief Inspector Sigrid Odegard from Norwegian by Night departs Oslo for the United States to search for her missing brother, a quest that plunges her into the political minefields and backwoods undercurrents of the Adirondacks.
Miller, Sam J. Blackfish City
Molloy, Aimee The Perfect Mother A group of new moms who all gave birth in the month of May gather twice weekly at the park to offer support and companionship before one of the babies is shatteringly abducted, subjecting his traumatized mother to invasive questions and prompting the others to go to increasingly risky lengths to help.
Monroe, Mary One House Over Longing to enjoy life on the wild side without consequences in their 1930s Alabama community, spouses Joyce and Odell forge a secret friendship with a pair of successful bootleggers whose resentment over being marginalized leads to the exposure of Odell’s scandalous double life.
Monroe, Mary Alice Beach House Reunion
Neuvel, Sylvain Only Human
Offutt, Chris Country Dark In rural Kentucky in the years after the Korean War, Tucker, a young veteran and bootlegger, is pushed into a life-altering act of violence by threats against his family.
Ondaatje, Michael Warlight Years after growing up in the care of a group of mysterious protectors who served in unspecified ways during World War II, a young man endeavors to piece together the truth about his parents and the unconventional education he received.
Palahniuk, Chuck Adjustment Day
Pearl, Matthew The Dante Chamber
Penelope, L. Song of Blood & Stone Enduring life as an outcast from a homeland where her Earthsong talents are feared, orphan Jasminda helps care for an injured spy, Jack, who enlists her help in protecting the protective mantle around two nations that are preparing for war.
Penn, Sean Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff
Peterson, Tracie In Places Hidden
Pronzini, Bill Give-a-Damn Jones
Ricciardi, David Warning Light
Rorick, Kate The Baby Plan
Schulman, Audrey Theory of Bastards Beginning further research on a group of extraordinary animals, bonobos, Dr. Francine Burk, whose life is finally on an upswing, must protect her simian research subjects during an extreme dust storm after which she discovers the possibility of a new and better world.
Scott, J. Todd High White Sun
Sharp, Adrienne The Magnificent Esme Wells The irrepressible daughter of a two-bit gangster and a movie showgirl comes of age in golden-era Hollywood and a nascent Las Vegas before her beauty captures the attentions of one of the Strip’s most powerful men.
Simsion, Graeme Two Steps Forward An artist reeling from her husband’s sudden death and an engineer recovering from a messy divorce embark on the centuries-old Camino de Santiago pilgrim route from France to Spain, tackling unanticipated challenges and their own difficulties with trusting strangers along the way.
Soule, Charles The Oracle Year
Swinson, Kiki Ericka Kane
Tapper, Jake The Hellfire Club
Thompson, Victoria Murder on Union Square
Torjussen, Mary The Girl I Used to Be
Trollope, Joanna An Unsuitable Match
Turner, Nikki The Banks Sisters Complete
Ugresic, Dubravka Fox First new novel in almost a decade from one of Europe’s most inventive, boundary-pushing, feminist authors.
Ware, Ruth The Death of Mrs. Westaway
Warren, Susan May Storm Front
Waxman, Abbi Other People’s Houses
Weir, Alison Jane Seymour, the Haunted Queen
Weldon, Fay Death of a She Devil
Williams, Brittani Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry
Woods, Stuart Turbulence


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Ahrnstedt, Simona High Risk
Ames, Jonathan You Were Never Really Here
Andersen, Laura The Darkling Bride
Andreasen, Michael The Sea Beast Takes a Lover Shares surreal stories that bring the supernatural into everyday life, including an extramarital affair that ends with an alien abduction and a third grade class’ field trip to a floundering time travel institute.
Andrews, Mary Kay The High Tide Club
Atkins, Ace Robert B. Parker’s Old Black Magic
Baker, Mishell Impostor Syndrome
Barnes, Julian The Only Story A man who ran away as a teen university student with a married woman more than twice his age reflects on how they fell in love, how he freed her from a sterile marriage and how their relationship fell apart as she succumbed to depression.
Beauman, Ned Madness Is Better Than Defeat A CIA agent sets out to exploit an ancient temple in the Honduran jungle for his own purposes but discovers the site is the focal point of large conspiracies that began 20 years prior.
Beers, Georgia Right Here, Right Now
Bell, Natasha Exhibit Alexandra An abducted woman held against her will in a room suffers tortuous worries about her husband and children, who, in the wake of unsettling evidence, are led to believe she has been killed.
Blum, Yoav The Coincidence Makers
Brown, Rita Mae Probable Claws
Brown, Taylor Gods of Howl Mountain Concocting potions and cures for her 1950s mountain-dwelling community, a folk healer with a dark past helps her bootleg-whiskey-runner grandson outmaneuver rivals, federal agents, snake charmers, and the mystery of his mother’s long confinement in a mental hospital.
Cabot, Amanda A Borrowed Dream
Camp, Bryan The City of Lost Fortunes Maintaining a low profile in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, a street magician who inherited an ability to find lost things from his superhuman father, is drawn back into the world by the murder of a Fortune god to whom he owes a debt, an event that exposes a plot that threatens the city’s soul.
Chapman, Julia Date With Malice
Clark, Becky Fiction Can Be Murder
Cleland, Jane K. Antique Blues
Clipston, Amy An Amish Heirloom From bestselling authors in the Amish genre come four novellas about the meaning and tradition found behind every family heirloom.
Copenhaver, John Dodging and Burning A mystery writer, Bunny Prescott, pieces together what really happened during the summer of 1945, when her friend Jay took a photo of a corpse he claimed to have found in the woods.
Coyle, Cleo Shot in the Dark
Cussler, Clive The Gray Ghost
Dearman, Lara The Devil’s Claw
Dekker, Ted The 49th Mystic
Delury, Jane The Balcony A century-spanning portrait—from the Belle Époque to the present day—of the inhabitants of a French village reveals the deception, despair, love and longing beneath the calm surface of their ordinary lives.
Dodd, Christina Dead Girl Running Surviving a gunshot wound to the head and struggling to remember an entire year of her life, Kellan Adams finds herself on the run from a husband she hopes is dead and takes a job at a Pacific Coast resort, where she is embroiled in a murder investigation that makes her question both her past and her sanity.
Dray, Stephanie My Dear Hamilton
Duncan, Elizabeth J. The Marmalade Murders
Evans, Richard Paul The Forgotten Road
Evison, Jonathan Lawn Boy Faced with a life of menial prospects in the years after high school, Mike Muänoz, a young Mexican-American, attempts over and over to change his life for the better and achieve the American dream, only to be stymied by social-class distinctions and cultural discrimination.
Feeney, Alice Sometimes I Lie
Florio, Gwen Under the Shadows Troubled journalist Lola Wicks, to regain her sanity and custody of her daughter, takes on a puff piece about overseas adoptions, but when the story takes a deadly turn after the teen she is interviewing is accused of murder, she sets out to prove the youth’s innocence.
Frances, Michelle The Girlfriend
Frank, Dorothea Benton By Invitation Only
Frantz, Laura The Lacemaker
Frazier, Charles Varina Forced by limited prospects to marry much-older widower Jefferson Davis, teenaged Varina Howell finds her expectations as the wife of a Mississippi landowner upended by his appointment as the leader of the Confederacy, a situation that renders her and her children fugitives in a divided and increasingly hostile nation.
Fredericks, Mariah A Death of No Importance
Gratton, Tessa The Queens of Innis Lear A fantasy inspired by Shakespeare’s “King Lear” depicts a once-bountiful isle decimated by a prophecy-obsessed king’s erratic decisions, where three rival princesses prepare for a war that will determine their realm’s leadership and survival.
Gray, Shelley Shepard His Risk
Greathead, Kate Laura & Emma
Harmel, Kristin The Room on Rue Amelie
Harrington, Kent Last Ferry Home
Harris, C. S. Why Kill the Innocent The murder of a beautiful young musician during a brutal winter in 1914 London ensnares nobleman Sebastian St. Cyr in the unsavory agendas of the British royal court.
Haseldine, Jane Worth Killing for
Hillerman, Anne Cave of Bones
Holbert, Bruce Whiskey
Jacobs, Nova The Last Equation of Isaac Severy Receiving a cryptic letter from her famous mathematician grandfather just before his suicide, adopted granddaughter Hazel, the owner of a struggling bookstore in Seattle, is charged with tracking down and protecting a dangerous equation before dangerous enemies can exploit it.
Johnson, Chelsey Stray City Building a home for herself in the lesbian underground of Portland, a young artist becomes unexpectedly pregnant after a reckless night and is forced to come to terms with her past a decade later when her precocious daughter asks about her father.
Karst, Leslie Death Al Fresco
Kenyon, Sherrilyn Death Doesn’t Bargain
Khan, Ausma Zehanat A Dangerous Crossing Detectives Esa Khattak and Rachel Getty travel through Europe in search of a woman who has gone missing while working with Syrian refugees and is implicated in a double murder.
King, Camryn Stiletto Justice
King, Stephen The Outsider
Kingsbury, Karen To the Moon and Back
Koontz, Dean R. The Crooked Staircase
Kope, Spencer Whispers of the Dead A series of bizarre murders that have left the victims nearly unidentifiable forces Magnus “Steps” Craig of the FBI’s Special Tracking Unit to match wits with the most cold-blooded killer he has ever encountered.
Kress, Nancy If Tomorrow Comes
Lain, Douglas Bash Bash Revolution A compelling coming-of-age artificial intelligence novel from Philip K. Dick Award-nominated author Douglas Lain.
Lansdale, Joe R. Jackrabbit Smile
Laureano, Carla The Saturday Night Supper Club After an essay he writes results in chef Rachel Bishop’s firing, a repentent Alex Kanin partners with Rachel to host an exclusive pop-up dinner party that they hope will restore her career.
Laurens, Stephanie The Designs of Lord Randolph Cavanaugh
Lawhon, Ariel I Was Anastasia
Lynch, Christina The Italian Party Arriving in 1956 Tuscany, newlyweds Scottie and Michael find their sensory experiences in the ancient city overshadowed by dark secrets, the disappearance of a troubled teen, and unsettling revelations about their roles in a dangerous political game.
Lyon, Rachel Self-Portrait with Boy A struggling young photographer accidentally captures on film a boy falling past her window to his death, an unexpectedly evocative image with the potential to launch her career and complicate or heal a community in mourning.
Mackintosh, Clare Let Me Lie
Malerman, Josh Unbury Carol A woman prone to secret temporary comas that make her appear to be dead receives protection from a redemption-seeking former lover who would save her from being buried alive by her fortune-hunting husband.
Malliet, G. M. In Prior’s Wood
Malpas, Jodi Ellen With This Man
Mayes, Frances Women in Sunlight
McGuane, Thomas Cloudbursts A collection of forty-five short stories depicts protagonists on the fringes of society whose twisted pasts complicate their future prospects.
McKenzie, Catherine The Good Liar
McKevett, G. A. Hide and Sneak
Miller, Madeline Circe A highly anticipated follow-up to the award-winning The Song of Achilles follows the banished witch daughter of Titans as she hones her powers and interacts with famous mythological beings before a conflict with one of the most vengeful Olympians forces her to choose between the worlds of the gods and mortals.
Moning, Karen Marie High Voltage
Moon, Elizabeth Into the Fire
Moore, Christopher Noir A mad-cap noir set on the streets of post-World War II San Francisco follows a smitten barkeep and unofficial fixer-for-hire as he investigates his paramour’s disappearance amid a series of weird events involving an unidentified flying object and a mysterious plane crash.
Mukherjee, Abir A Necessary Evil
Nathan, Patrick Some Hell A wrenching and layered debut about a gay teen’s coming-of-age in the aftermath of his father’s suicide traces the efforts of a middle-school youth who searches for a confidante and solace while reading his late father’s bizarre personal notebooks and enduring painful family dynamics.
Nay, Roz Our Little Secret The interrogation-weary, longtime ex of a man whose wife has gone missing imparts the story of their relationship a decade earlier to a criminologist who appears to be the first person who believes her.
Neggers, Carla The River House
Patterson, James Princess
Powers, Richard The Overstory A novel of activism and natural-world power presents interlocking fables about nine remarkable strangers who are summoned in different ways by trees for an ultimate, brutal stand to save the continent’s few remaining acres of virgin forest.
Quick, Amanda The Other Lady Vanishes
Rax, Cydney A Sister’s Secret
Rice, Christopher Bone Music Raised by a pair of serial killers who murdered her mother and tried to reshape her in their own twisted image, Charlotte is further victimized by tabloid tell-alls that erupt after her rescue before she is dosed with an experimental drug that gives her a shocking new power and causes her to be targeted by a power-hungry corporation.
Roberts, Nora Shelter in Place
Rosenfelt, David Rescued
Sarvas, Mark Memento Park When Matt Santos becomes aware of a painting believed to have been looted from his family in World War II, he must reconnect with his father, his family history, and his own Judaism in order to recover the mysterious work.
Scalzi, John Head on
Shelton, Paige Lost Books and Old Bones
Shepard, Sara The Elizas Unable to convince anyone that she was pushed before she was rescued from the bottom of a hotel pool, a rising author struggling with depression and memory loss begins to question her sanity as elements from her debut novel mix up with events in her real life.
Shipman, Viola The Recipe Box
Smith, Michael Farris The Fighter The author of Desperation Road presents a blistering novel of violence and deliverance set against the mythic backdrop of the Mississippi Delta.
Snelling, Lauraine A Breath of Hope
Sonneborn, Julia By the Book
Steel, Danielle The Cast
Stenson, Peter Thirty-seven The sole survivor of a defunct, rural Colorado cult, newly released from mental health counseling, is hoping to live a quiet and unobtrusive life working at a thrift shop but is encouraged by his new boss to start the group up again.
Strawser, Jessica Not That I Could Tell
Swanson, Peter All the Beautiful Lies
Swinson, Kiki Dead on Arrival Because of her husband Reese’s gambling debts, Dawn Spencer and Reese get drawn into a lucrative illegal-immigrant-smuggling ring, but after several immigrants turn up dead on arrival and Reese bets more than he can ever repay, the Feds and cold-blooded loan sharks begin closing in.
Thompson-spires, Nafissa Heads of the Colored People
Tolstaya, Tatyana Aetherial Worlds
Toro, Guillermo del The Shape of Water
Vale, Maria The Last Wolf To make a real place for herself, Silver Nilsdottir, a lone runt with a crippled leg in her wolf form who faces a life of endless submission, must fight for Tiberius Leveraux who needs her Pack’s protection since he is her only chance at ever having a mate and the only one who can save them all from ancient enemies.
Van Alkemade, Kim Bachelor Girl Jazz Age millionaire Jacob Ruppert, the owner of the New York Yankees, takes his personal secretary and a young actress under his wing and oversees their growing love for each other before triggering dark rumors with his decision to leave the young womanthe bulk of his fortune.
Ward, J. R. The Thief
Wilson, Daniel H. Guardian Angels and Other Monsters Displaying the depth and breadth of his vision, the New York Times best-selling author of Robopocalypse presents a collection of stories that examines how artificial intelligence both saves and destroys humanity.
Wolfson, Brianna Rosie Colored Glasses
Wolitzer, Meg The Female Persuasion A shy college freshman finds her perspectives transformed by a mentor activist at the center of the women’s movement who challenges her to discover herself in ways that take her far from the traditional life she envisioned at the side of her boyfriend.


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Ackerman, Sara Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers
Albert, Susan Wittig Queen Anne’s Lace
Alexander, V. S. The Taster
Allnutt, Luke We Own the Sky When a devastating illness takes his beloved family from him, a man who once believed himself incredibly lucky takes solace in photographing the skyscrapers and cliff tops his son and he once visited before embarking on a powerful journey through forgiveness back to life.
Anderson, Kent Green Sun Moving to 1980s East Oakland, California, to join the mostly black community he serves and protects, Vietnam veteran Hanson befriends a neighborhood boy, pursues a romantic relationship, navigates a tricky relationship with a drug dealer and works diligently to stay honest in spite of the forces of hate and violence that compromise his job.
Arlen, Tessa Death of an Unsung Hero
Baldacci, David The Fallen
Ball, Jesse Census Learning that he does not have long to live and will need to figure out how to provide for his developmentally disabled adult son, a widower signs up as a census taker for a mysterious government bureau and leaves town with his son on a cross-country journey of memories and revelations.
Barnhill, Kelly Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories A collection of short stories includes the novella, “The Unlicensed Magician,” in which an invisible girl once left for dead pursues a secret, magical life.
Belden, Emily Hot Mess
Bishop, Anne Lake Silence
Boast, Will Daphne Born with a rare condition that causes her to suffer degrees of paralysis when experiencing intense emotion, Daphne endures a virtually solitary existence before meeting a shy, charming man who compels her to chose between safe isolation and true intimacy.
Briggs, Patricia Burn Bright
Bujold, Lois McMaster Penric’s Fox
Burke, Sue Semiosis Human colonists are forced to survive on limited resources on a planet with an inexplicable environment, where trees offer deliciously addictive fruit one day and poison the next and the ruins of an alien race are discovered within plant roots.
Cambron, Kristy The Lost Castle
Carr, Robyn The Family Gathering
Childs, Laura Plum Tea Crazy
Church, Elizabeth J. All the Beautiful Girls
Clark, Mary Higgins I’ve Got My Eyes on You
Cleeves, Ann The Glass Room
Clement, Jennifer Gun Love Growing up in the front seat of the car she shares with her mother in a lot beside a trailer park, Pearl suffers a terrible tragedy stemming from her mother’s gun-toting boyfriend and is forced to survive on her own as she comes of age.
Clipston, Amy The Beloved Hope Chest
Coster, Naima Halsey Street A modern-day story of family, loss, and renewal, Halsey Street captures the deeply human need to belong—not only to a place but to one another.
Coulter, Catherine The Sixth Day
Crispell, Susan Bishop Dreaming in Chocolate
Crook, Elizabeth The Which Way Tree Surviving a panther attack that kills her mother and leaves her with scars, a tenacious young woman resolves to find and kill the unusually aggressive cat with the assistance of a charismatic Mexican American, a haunted preacher, her traumatized half-brother and an old hunting dog.
Cross-smith, Leesa Whiskey & Ribbons
Deaver, Jeffery The Cutting Edge
Deboard, Paula Treick Here We Lie
Delany, Vicki The Cat of the Baskervilles
Dickey, Eric Jerome Bad Men and Wicked Women
Dolan, Eva This Is How It Ends A community activist and social protester squatting in a building slated to be converted to luxury condos, already well-known by the police, must clear her name after a gruesome murder is committed in her apartment while she attended a rooftop party.
Downie, Ruth Memento Mori
Fisher, Suzanne Woods Phoebe’s Light
Forna, Aminatta Happiness An American scientist and an Ghanaian psychologist become unlikely partners and friends during a search for a missing child that challenges their perspectives on their careers and happiness.
Fox, Candice Crimson Lake Wrongly accused of the brutal abduction of a 13-year-old girl, Sydney detective Ted is forced to hide in the crocodile-infested wetlands of Crimson Lake, where he agrees to help convicted killer Amanda Pharrell in a case involving dangerous secrets.
Gaylin, Alison If I Die Tonight
Genova, Lisa Every Note Played A once-celebrated concert pianist who is gradually succumbing to ALS is forced to accept help from the estranged wife he pushed away, a situation that forces the couple to reconcile their past before time runs out.
Giordano, Mario Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions Retiring to Sicily in the hopes of spending her final years enjoying the ocean view, the wine and the company of friends, 60-year-old Auntie Poldi discovers that her new home is not quite as tranquil as anticipated when her handsome young handyman is found murdered.
Goodman, Carol The Other Mother
Green, Jocelyn A Refuge Assured
Grimes, Martha The Knowledge
Hall, Parnell The Purloined Puzzle
Halliday, Lisa Asymmetry A first novel by an award-winning writer explores the imbalances that spark and sustain dramatic human relations, tracing the overlapping stories of a young American editor’s relationship with a famous older writer, an unexpected New York romance during the early years of the Iraq War and an Iraqi-American man who is detained by immigration officers in Heathrow.
Harper, Karen Shallow Grave
Harrison, Cora A Gruesome Discovery
Hepworth, Sally The Family Next Door When Isabelle, a single woman, rents the house next door to Essie and the two forge a friendship, Essie’s friends have questions about the woman who moved to the neighborhood for a secret purpose.
Hollinghurst, Alan The Sparsholt Affair A World War II-era Oxford engineering student who hides secret ambitions to join the Royal Air Force and the lonely son of a celebrated novelist forge a fateful bond that reverberates throughout seven decades of shared family life and friendship.
Hooper, Kay Hold Back the Dark
Howard, Catherine Ryan The Liar’s Girl Alison Smith—the former girlfriend of Will Hurley, who, unbeknownst to her at the time they were dating, was a serial killer—arrives at Dublin’s Central Psychiatric Hospital to hear Will’s last confession in order to get him to help Garda detectives solve a copycat murder.
Johansen, Iris Shattered Mirror
Jones, Lisa Renee End Game
Kallentoft, Mons Zack A Stockholm police officer being investigated by internal affairs for his hard-partying nightlife begins to take his career more seriously when he and his partner are assigned to investigate the brutal murder of five women.
Katsu, Alma The Hunger A supernatural reimagining of the Donner Party story follows a group of wagon-train pioneers who navigate sanity-testing misfortunes, including the mysterious death of a little boy and a series of disappearances that cause a beautiful member of the group to be accused of witchcraft.
Kenny, Meghan The Driest Season
Kepler, Lars The Sandman
Kerr, Philip Greeks Bearing Gifts
Knox, Joseph Sirens An emotionally damaged Manchester detective takes an undercover assignment to rescue a politician’s runaway daughter, who has developed an association with a brilliant and lethal drug lord.
Larsen, Ward Cutting Edge
Lazarin, Danielle Back Talk A collection of stories from an award-winning, emerging author includes tales about a nearly-divorced woman who befriends the neighbor trying to buy her apartment and a teenage girl who experiences first love while still grieving her mother’s death.
Lewis, Beverly The Road Home
Lloyd, Amy The Innocent Wife
Lloyd, Heather My Name Is Venus Black
Lotempio, T. C. Death by a Whisker
Lukas, Michael David The Last Watchman of Old Cairo
Maberry, Jonathan Glimpse A recovering addict who has been clean for three years begins seeing things and hearing voices in her head when a ghostly boogey man she imagined in her drug-induced hallucinations begins hunting her in real life.
Mackin, Will Bring Out the Dog
Macy, Caitlin Mrs.
Marrs, John The One
Martin, Kimmery The Queen of Hearts
McCall Smith, Alexander The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse
Mcilvain, Ryan The Radicals Two graduate students at a New York City university begin a campaign against a giant energy company that is swindling innocent homeowners out of all their money, only to have the protest movement they started turn violent.
Miles, Jonathan Anatomy of a Miracle Confined to a wheelchair after a paralyzing injury, an Afghanistan War veteran endures a hardscrabble existence in his sister’s ramshackle Mississippi home before spontaneously regaining his ability to walk, an apparent miracle that subjects him to scientific and religious debates and exposes his most private secrets.
Morris, Mary Gateway to the Moon
Nesbo, Jo Macbeth A modern retelling of Macbeth by the award-winning author of the Harry Hole series is set in a run-down industrial town in the 1970s and follows the efforts of a popular but increasingly corrupt police officer and his calculating casino owner girlfriend to work with a powerful local drug dealer to murder a professional rival and set up his best friend.
O’Connor, Carlene Murder in an Irish Churchyard
Oliveira, Robin Winter Sisters When the two young daughters of friends killed in a late-19th-century storm vanish without a trace, a former Civil War surgeon launches a determined rescue effort that is challenged by a community that believes there is no hope and a violin student niece who returns home from Paris with a secret agenda.
Ortberg, Mallory The Merry Spinster A collection of darkly whimsical stories based on classic fairy tales updates familiar favorites with elements of psychological horror, emotional clarity and feminist mischief.
Palmer, Daniel The First Family
Parisien, Dominik Robots vs. Fairies
Patterson, James The 17th Suspect
Perry, Anne Twenty-One Days
Pronzini, Bill The Bags of Tricks Affair
Quincy, D. M. Murder in Bloomsbury
Rachman, Tom The Italian Teacher An Italian youth raised to revere the genius artist father who abandoned their family strives to become worthy of his father’s attentions through a series of failed career pursuits before he hatches a scheme to secure his father’s legacy
Rao, Shobha Girls Burn Brighter Forging a deep friendship with impoverished but passionate fellow weaver Savitha, motherless Poornima leaves behind everything she knows to search for her friend after an act of cruelty drives Savitha away.
Reynolds, Alastair Elysium Fire
Rosenberg, Joel C. The Kremlin Conspiracy
Rosenfelt, David Fade to Black
Ross, Ann B. Miss Julia Raises the Roof
Sandford, John Twisted Prey
Schutt, Christine Pure Hollywood A collection of short stories from a Pulitzer Prize finalist and O. Henry Award winner include the tales of an alcoholic widowed actress living alone in the desert and a newlywed couple who cross paths with a painter burned by love.

Schwehn, Kaethe The Rending and the Nest Surviving in a cobbled-together community called Zion after 95% of the earth’s population has disappeared, Mira is shocked when an outsider arrives and lures her best friend away with tales about the wonders of the world beyond.
Scottoline, Lisa After Anna
Sharpe, Tess Barbed Wire Heart In a book set in upstate New York near the Canadian border, Harley McKenna has had to work for her North Country-criminal father since she was 16, and as she is trying to decide whether to stay in the family business or get out, her family’s biggest rivals, the Springfields, come gunning for her.
Shriver, Lionel Property
Sittenfeld, Curtis You Think It, I’ll Say It
Slimani, Leila The Perfect Nanny
Spillane, Mickey The Last Stand
St. James, Simone The Broken Girls More than 60 years after one of four friends in a reputedly haunted boarding school goes missing, journalist Fiona Sheridan resolves to learn her sister’s fate before a harrowing discovery is made.
Stapley, Marissa Things to Do When It’s Raining
Sundin, Sarah The Sea Before Us “As D-Day approaches, American naval officer Lt. Wyatt Paxton is teamed up with Dorothy Fairfax, a British officer. Once they piece together family and reconnaissance photos to map Normandy, will Wyatt’s bombardment plans destroy what Dorothy loves most?”
Tamirat, Nafkote The Parking Lot Attendant A reviled member of a dysfunctional Ethiopian immigrant community in Boston reflects on the experiences that brought her and her introverted father to America and traces her growing bond with the community’s charismatic con-man leader, whose schemes embroil her in a plot with unanticipated repercussions.

Thayer, Nancy A Nantucket Wedding
Tilahun, Na’amen Gobert The Tree
Urrea, Luis Alberto The House of Broken Angels Across one bittersweet weekend in their San Diego neighborhood, revelers mingle among the palm trees and cacti, celebrating the lives of family patriarch Miguel “Big Angel” De La Cruz and his mother, and recounting the many tales that have passed into family lore.
Vandermeer, Jeff The Strange Bird
Wideman, John Edgar American Histories
Woods, Stuart Shoot First


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Albert, Susan Wittig The Darling Dahlias and the Unlucky Clover
Bancroft, Josiah Senlin Ascends
Beard, Janet The Atomic City Girls A novel inspired by the stories of everyday women who contributed to the Manhattan Project during World War II follows the experiences of 18-year-old June, who, in 1944, travels to a city that does not officially exist to work alongside hundreds of other young women operating massive secret machines in support of the war effort.
Beaton, M. C. Death of an Honest Man
Berry, Steve The Bishop’s Pawn
Billingsley, Reshonda Tate Seeking Sarah After believing her mother has been dead since she was 7 years old, Brooke Green is shocked to learn that her mother is actually alive and living in Atlanta with a new career and family and decides to make her pay.
Bing, Stanley Immortal Life
Bohjalian, Christopher A. The Flight Attendant
Bowen, Rhys The Tuscan Child
Box, C. J. The Disappeared
Boyce, Trudy Nan The Policeman’s Daughter
Brodsky, Jordanna Max Olympus Bound
Brody, Frances Death in the Stars
Carey, Peter A Long Way from Home The award-winning author of Amnesia finds a speed-loving woman, her car salesman husband and a thrill-seeking quiz-show champion entering a dangerous race that circumnavigates the natural obstacles of 1954 Australia.
Carroll, James The Cloister A priest and a Holocaust survivor find their perspectives and senses of identity reshaped by their shared investigation into the classic romance between discredited religious scholar Peter Abelard and his intellectual paramour, Héloïse.
Cherryh, C. J. Emergence
Clare, Alys The Rufus Spy
Cleeton, Chanel Next Year in Havana
Cohen, Leslie This Love Story Will Self-destruct
Coover, Robert Going for a Beer A collection of the best short fictions fromthe grandmaster of postmodernism.
Cussler, Clive The Rising Sea
Darznik, Jasmin Song of a Captive Bird A first novel reimagines the life of rebel poet Forugh Farrokzhad, who is depicted as a passionate young writer in search of freedom and independence from the restrictions imposed on women in mid-20th-century Iran.
Dazieri, Sandrone Kill the Angel
De Los Santos, Marisa I’ll Be Your Blue Sky
Deveraux, Jude As You Wish
Duffy, Brendan The Storm King Haunted by dark secrets and a shattering graduation-night mystery, a young doctor returns to his isolated Adirondacks hometown, where the discovery of a body in the deep woods exposes long-kept secrets and forces the doctor to confront his past as a vigilante teen.
Elliott, Lexie The French Girl Sharing an idyllic week in a French farmhouse, six university students find their deep bond tested by the arrival of a beautiful woman who undermines their loyalties and ignites tensions before an explosive event that places one of the students under suspicion for the woman’s death a decade later.
Ellis, Karen A Map of the Dark
Emezi, Akwaeke Freshwater Traces the experiences of a deeply troubled young woman who alarms her devout Nigerian family as she succumbs to multiple personality disorder and begins to display increasingly dark and dangerous traits in accordance with her fractured personalities.
Feehan, Christine Covert Game
Fielding, Joy The Bad Daughter
Finch, Charles The Woman in the Water
Fluke, Joanne Raspberry Danish Murder
George, Elizabeth The Punishment She Deserves
Goldberg, Paul The Chateau Facing daunting prospects after losing a prestigious job, a once-successful science reporter investigates the suspicious death of his college roommate, a Miami Beach plastic surgeon, in an all-or-nothing case that is shaped by the schemes of the reporter’s political dissident father.
Golden, Christopher Blood of the Four A princess’ desire for power in a realm where everyone is a slave upsets the delicate balance of peace between the royal and working classes, triggering a series of events that will end in her either becoming a goddess or destroying the kingdom.
Graham, Heather A Dangerous Game
Granger, Desiree The Carter Boys
Greaney, Mark Agent in Place
Gutcheon, Beth The Affliction
Gwin, Minrose Promise Barely surviving an F5 tornado that rips through her 1936 Mississippi hometown, an African-American laundress and great-grandmother searches for her family among the catastrophe’s survivors while bonding with the traumatized teen daughter of a despised white judge.
Haig, Matt How to Stop Time A man with a secret rare condition that has enabled him to survive for centuries moves to London to become a high-school history teacher and considers defying his protective guardians’ rule against falling in love when he becomes entranced by a captivating colleague.
Hart, John The Hush
Herron, Mick This Is What Happened Living alone in a month-to-month London sublet, a woman with virtually no friends or family is recruited by MI5 to help thwart an international plot that puts all of Great Britain at risk.
Hilton, Erica Dirty Work
Horn, Dara Eternal Life Ever since she made a deal to save her son’s life in Roman-occupied Jerusalem, Rachel has been doomed to live eternally, but as her descendants develop new technologies for immortality, she realizes that, for them to live fully, she must die.
Housewright, David Darkness, Sing Me a Song
Howard, Linda The Woman Left Behind
Howarth, Paul Only Killers and Thieves Two adolescent brothers are exposed to the brutal realities of life and the seductive cruelty of power after a tragedy shatters their family on the untamed frontier of 1880s Australia.
Hunt,Tom Killer Choice
Iweala, Uzodinma Speak No Evil An Ivy League-bound star athlete from a prestigious private school in Washington, D.C., and his best friend, the daughter of prominent government insiders, struggle with brutal responses to the young man’s sexual orientation before finding themselves speeding toward a violent and senseless future.
Jackson, Lisa One Last Breath
James, E. L. Darker
James, Vic Tarnished City
Jance, Judith A. Duel to the Death
Klassen, Julie The Ladies of Ivy Cottage Moving into Ivy Cottage with the two Miss Groves, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford resolves to earn her own livelihood and discovers mysteries among her inherited library that she investigates at the side of a former love.
Kleypas, Lisa Hello Stranger
Lee, Mira T. Everything Here Is Beautiful
Leon, Donna The Temptation of Forgiveness
Lyle, H. B. The Irregular
Mamet, David Chicago The Oscar-nominated screenwriter of The Untouchables and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Glengarry Glen Ross presents a novel set against a backdrop of the 1920s Chicago mob scene and follows the experiences of a World War I veteran who seeks vigilante justice against the man responsible for killing the woman he loved.
Mangan, Christine Tangerine
Margolin, Phillip The Third Victim
May, Peter I’ll Keep You Safe
McCall Smith, Alexander A Time of Love and Tartan
McGuire, Seanan Beneath the Sugar Sky Arriving with a splash in the pond behind Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children, Rini is informed that her mother, Sumi, died years before Rini was conceived, a baffling revelation that Rini is forced to come to terms with in order to save the world.
Me, Tara Sue Headmaster
Meissner, Susan As Bright As Heaven A tale set in 1918 Philadelphia during the Spanish flu epidemic traces the experiences of a family reeling from the losses of loved ones and changes in their adopted city, a situation that is further shaped by their decision to take in an orphaned infant.
Meltzer, Brad The Escape Artist
Michaels, Fern Sweet Vengeance
Michaels, Fern Truth or Dare
Mosley, Walter Down the River Unto the Sea
Navin, Rhiannon Only Child
Nunez, Sigrid The Friend Becoming the guardian of her late best friend’s enormous Great Dane, a grieving woman is evicted from her no-pets apartment and forges a deep bond with the equally distraught animal in ways that initially disturb her friends.
Okorafor, Nnedi Binti
Olafsdottir, Audur Ava Hotel Silence The award-winning, internationally best-selling author of The Greenhouse presents the story of a recently divorced man who embarks on a life-changing journey in a war-torn country where he discovers the tools to mend the lives of those he encounters.
Patterson, James Red Alert
Pedreira, David Gunpowder Moon
Quatro, Jamie Fire Sermon
Quindlen, Anna Alternate Side
Reizin, P. Z. Happiness for Humans Working to humanize a sophisticated AI, a London software company employee falls for an equally lonely aspiring writer in Connecticut before discovering that their match has been arranged by her AI charge, a situation that is further complicated by a hostile adversary.
Rivers, Francine The Masterpiece
Rothman-Zecher, Moriel Sadness Is a White Bird A young Israeli reflects on the circumstances and choices that led to his imprisonment, a downward spiral involving his friendship with two Palestinian twins, his deeply ingrained loyalties to his family, and his service in the Israeli army.
Rowe, Rosemary The Price of Freedom
Salvatore, R. A. Child of a Mad God
Saundra If It Ain’t About the Money When Secret and Kirk mastermind a scheme to rob wealthy people’s bank accounts, Secret’s sister, Penny, and their friend, Isis, get caught up in the drama, and when Isis finds new love, she realizes that she must also find a way out of this crazy life of crime.
Saylor, Steven The Throne of Caesar
Scotch, Allison Winn Between Me and You
Sigurdardottir, Yrsa The Legacy Required to both question and protect a traumatized 7-year-old girl who is the only witness to a murder, rookie detective Huldar and psychologist Freyja navigate elusive clues left behind by an unusually slippery killer.
Simpson, Rosemary Lies That Comfort and Betray A book of stories of how uncertainly we move through space and time by ourselves and with others.
Singh, Vandana Ambiguity Machines
Smith, Ali Winter A follow-up to Autumn depicts in wry observations a bleak, post-truth era rooted in history, memory, art and laughter at a time of endurance and survival.
Spencer, Sally Dry Bones
Steel, Danielle Accidental Heroes
Stross, Charles Dark State
Swanson, Cynthia The Glass Forest
Sweterlitsch, Tom The Gone World Time-travel secret agent Shannon Moss visits future time periods for clues about a Navy SEAL astronaut’s murdered family and the disappearance of his teenage daughter, a case that is complicated by the SEAL’s and Shannon’s own impact on the timeline.
Swinson, Kiki Bad Behavior Collects two stories about women who suffer after stealing, from the sister of a brother-sister crime team who gets into trouble when she falls in love, to a pair of female diamond thieves who must try to survive after they’re double-crossed.
Tantimedh, Adi Her Beautiful Monster
Todd, Anna The Spring Girls
Vargas Llosa, Mario The Neighborhood
Vlautin, Willy Don’t Skip Out on Me Determined to prove his worth as a son abandoned by his biological parents, a half-Paiute, half-Irish ranch hand leaves his aging caregivers to become a champion boxer before matches organized in Mexico and Las Vegas lead to his realization that he cannot change his identity or outrun his destiny.
Vliet Oloomi, Azareen Van Der Call Me Zebra The last surviving member of a line of exiled, bookish anarchists, atheists and autodidacts leaves her New York home for Barcelona to retrace the journey she made years earlier with her father, only to forge an unexpected connection with a man with very different perspectives.
White, Randy Wayne Caribbean Rim
Williams, Brittani The Black Diamond Trilogy
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