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The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

July 2016

I had the pleasure of discovering --- and interviewing --- Ruth Ware months before her debut bestseller, IN A DARK, DARK WOOD, was published; it was a 2015 Bets On selection. Ruth was in the States from the UK for BookExpo America 2015, and we had a lovely chat in which she deftly explained her plotting and writing. You would never know from meeting her that she would write such twisted thrillers. I rather thought we would grab tea and look at photos of our kids. But clearly, behind the keyboard, she has a complete set of thriller chops.

I always look to sophomore novels from authors I love with trepidation, but Ruth nailed THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 as well. Here the story is set on a small luxury liner instead of in a cabin in the woods. I always wanted to go on a luxury cruise, but I am not so sure about that after this read!

Colin Sautar

Just because you're not paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you.

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Colin Sautar

Duane Michals

I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see.

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Duane Michals, REAL DREAMS

July 27, 2016

This Bookreporter.com Special Newsletter spotlights a book that we think is a great summer reading selection. Read more about it, and enter our Summer Reading Contest by Thursday, July 28th at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of AGE OF CONSENT by Marti Leimbach, which is now available. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Todd Ruthman

The only person you should ever compete with is yourself. You can't hope for a fairer match.

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Todd Ruthman

July 26, 2016

In this newsletter, you will find books releasing the weeks of July 25th and August 1st that we think will be of interest to Bookreporter.com readers, along with Bonus News, where we call out a contest, feature or review that we want to let you know about so you have it on your radar. This week, we are calling attention to our Sneak Peek contest for THE OTHER EINSTEIN by Marie Benedict. Also, please keep in mind our Word of Mouth and Sounding Off on Audio contests, the latter of which ends on Monday, August 1st at noon ET, and be sure to vote in our poll about reading the last page of a book first.

July 26, 2016

This Bookreporter.com Special Newsletter spotlights a book that we think is a great summer reading selection. Read more about it, and enter our Summer Reading Contest by Wednesday, July 27th at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of GOOD AS GONE by Amy Gentry, which is now available. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

The Secrets She Kept by Brenda Novak

Exciting, emotional and intense, THE SECRETS SHE KEPT is the thrilling follow-up to New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak's highly acclaimed THE SECRET SISTER. The things that happen in families are always surprising and sometimes shocking!

The rich and powerful Josephine Lazarow, matriarch of Fairham Island, is dead. The police say it's suicide, but Keith, her estranged son, doesn't believe it.

Tom Bissell

When I play too many video games I begin to feel chubby-minded, caffeinated, bad.

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Tom Bissell

Michael Lee Harris

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Michael Lee Harris is a Georgia-based artist who has drawn such titles as Black Wraith, Berlin 1945, Gorilla the Chinchilla, Black Hitler and many others. He earned a bachelor's degree in Illustration and a master's degree in Sequential Art. He enjoys writing, drawing comics, storyboarding, illustrating children's books and talking about himself in the third person. You can find his work on the interwebs at www.michaelleeharris.tumblr.com.