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Curious about what books will be released in the months ahead so you can pre-order or reserve them? Then click on the months below.

Please note we have not included every book that is coming out, but rather some that caught our eye --- and that we thought should catch yours as well.

June 2017

Hardcover

The Birdwatcher by William Shaw - Crime, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Mulholland Books | 9780316316248 | Published June 27, 2017

A methodical, diligent and exceptionally bright detective, South is an avid birdwatcher and trusted figure in his small town on the rugged Kentish coast. He also lives with the deeply buried secret that, as a child in Northern Ireland, he may have killed a man. When a fellow birdwatcher is found murdered in his remote home, South's world flips. The culprit seems to be a drifter from South's childhood; the victim was the only person connecting South to his early crime; and a troubled, vivacious new female sergeant has been relocated from London and assigned to work with South. As our hero investigates, he must work ever-harder to keep his own connections to the victim, and his past, a secret.

The Child by Fiona Barton - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Berkley | 9781101990483 | Published June 27, 2017

As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers a tiny skeleton, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it’s a story that deserves attention. She cobbles together a piece for her newspaper, but at a loss for answers, she can only pose a question: Who is the Building Site Baby? As Kate investigates, she unearths connections to a crime that rocked the city decades earlier: A newborn baby was stolen from the maternity ward in a local hospital and was never found. Her heartbroken parents were left devastated by the loss. But there is more to the story, and Kate is drawn --- house by house --- into the pasts of the people who once lived in this neighborhood that has given up its greatest mystery.

The Confusion of Languages by Siobhan Fallon - Fiction

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780399158926 | Published June 27, 2017

Both Cassie Hugo and Margaret Brickshaw dutifully followed their soldier husbands to the U.S. embassy in Jordan, but that’s about all the women have in common. After two years, Cassie’s become an expert on the rules, but newly arrived Margaret sees only her chance to explore. So when a fender-bender sends Margaret to the local police station, Cassie reluctantly agrees to watch Margaret’s toddler son. But as the hours pass, Cassie’s boredom and frustration turn to fear: Why isn’t Margaret answering her phone, and why is it taking so long to sort out a routine accident? Snooping around Margaret’s apartment, Cassie begins to question not only her friend’s whereabouts but also her own role in Margaret’s disappearance.

The Duchess by Danielle Steel - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Delacorte Press | 9780345531087 | Published June 27, 2017

Angélique Latham has grown up at magnificent Belgrave Castle under the loving tutelage of her father, the Duke of Westerfield, after the death of her aristocratic French mother. But when he dies, her half-brothers brutally turn her out, denying her very existence. Angélique has a keen mind, remarkable beauty, and an envelope of money her father pressed upon her. Angélique desperately makes her way to Paris, where she rescues a young woman fleeing an abusive madam --- and suddenly sees a possibility: Open an elegant house of pleasure that will protect its women and serve only the best clients. Angélique creates Le Boudoir, soon a sensational establishment. But living on the edge of scandal, can she ever make a life of her own --- or regain her rightful place in the world?

The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780544968844 | Published June 27, 2017

For over five years, the Four Monkey Killer has terrorized the residents of Chicago. When his body is found, the police quickly realize he was on his way to deliver one final message, one which proves he has taken another victim who may still be alive. As the lead investigator on the 4MK task force, Detective Sam Porter knows even in death, the killer is far from finished. When he discovers a personal diary in the jacket pocket of the body, Porter finds himself caught up in the mind of a psychopath, unraveling a twisted history in hopes of finding one last girl. With only a handful of clues, the elusive killer’s identity remains a mystery. 

The Right Side by Spencer Quinn - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Atria Books | 9781501118401 | Published June 27, 2017

LeAnne Hogan went to Afghanistan as a rising star in the military, and came back a much lesser person, mentally and physically. Now missing an eye and with half her face badly scarred, she can barely remember the disastrous desert operation that almost killed her. Shattered by one last blow, LeAnne finds herself on a fateful drive across the country. She makes a troubling discovery: Marci’s eight-year-old daughter has vanished. When a stray dog seems to adopt LeAnne, a surprising connection is formed and something shifts inside her. LeAnne and her inscrutable canine companion are drawn into danger as dark and menacing as her last Afghan mission. This time she has a strange but loyal fellow traveler protecting her blind side.

The Secret History of Jane Eyre: How Charlotte Brontë Wrote Her Masterpiece by John Pfordresher - History, Literary Criticism, Nonfiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393248876 | Published June 27, 2017

Few people know how quickly Brontë composed JANE EYRE. Nor do many know that she wrote it during a devastating and anxious period in her life. Thwarted in her passionate, secret and forbidden love for a married man, she found herself living in a home suddenly imperiled by the fact that her father, a minister, the sole support of the family, was on the brink of blindness. After his hasty operation, as she nursed him in an isolated apartment kept dark to help him heal his eyes, Brontë began writing JANE EYRE, an invigorating romance that, despite her own fears and sorrows, gives voice to a powerfully rebellious and ultimately optimistic woman’s spirit.

The Sisters Chase by Sarah Healy - Family, Family Life, Fiction

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780544960077 | Published June 27, 2017

The hardscrabble Chase women --- Mary, Hannah and their mother Diane --- have been eking out a living running a tiny seaside motel that has been in the family for generations, inviting trouble into their lives for just as long. Eighteen-year-old Mary Chase is a force of nature. Her much younger sister, Hannah, whom Mary affectionately calls “Bunny,” is imaginative, her head full of the stories of princesses and adventures that Mary tells to give her a safe emotional place in the middle of their troubled world. But when Diane dies in a car accident, Mary discovers the motel is worth less than the back taxes they owe. As the sisters begin a cross-country journey in search of a better life, she will stop at nothing to protect Hannah.

The Windfall by Diksha Basu - Fiction

Crown | 9780451498915 | Published June 27, 2017

For the past 30 years, Mr. and Mrs. Jha's lives have been defined by cramped spaces, cut corners, gossipy neighbors, and the small dramas of stolen yoga pants and stale marriages. They thought they'd settled comfortably into their golden years, pleased with their son’s acceptance into an American business school. But then Mr. Jha comes into an enormous and unexpected sum of money, and moves his wife from their housing complex in East Delhi to the super-rich side of town, where he becomes eager to fit in as a man of status. The move sets off a chain of events that rock their neighbors, their marriage, and their son, who is struggling to keep a lid on his romantic dilemmas and slipping grades, and brings unintended consequences.

Twelve Days by Steven Barnes - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Tor Books | 9780765375971 | Published June 27, 2017

Olympia Dorsey is a journalist and mother, with a cynical teenage daughter and an autistic son named Hannibal, all trying to heal from a personal tragedy. Across the street, Ex–Special Forces soldier Terry Nicolas and his wartime unit have reunited Stateside to carry out a risky heist that will not only right a terrible injustice, but also set them up for life --- at the cost of their honor. Terry and the family's visit to an unusual martial arts exhibition brings them into contact with Madame Gupta, a teacher of singular skill who offers not just a way for Terry to tap into mastery beyond his dreams, but also for Hannibal to transcend the limits of his condition. But to see these promises realized, Terry will need to betray those with whom he fought and bled.
 
UNSUB by Meg Gardiner - Crime, Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Dutton | 9781101985526 | Published June 27, 2017

Caitlin Hendrix has been a Narcotics detective for six months when the killer at the heart of all her childhood nightmares reemerges: the Prophet. The Prophet’s cryptic messages and mind games drove Detective Mack Hendrix to the brink of madness, and Mack’s failure to solve the series of ritualized murders was the final nail in the coffin for a once promising career. Twenty years later, two bodies are found bearing the haunting signature of the Prophet. Now the ruthless madman is killing again and has set his sights on Caitlin. Determined to decipher his twisted messages and stop the carnage, Caitlin ignores her father’s warnings as she draws closer to the killer with each new gruesome murder.

Use of Force by Brad Thor - Fiction, Political Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Atria/Emily Bestler Books | 9781476789385 | Published June 27, 2017

As a storm rages across the Mediterranean Sea, a terrifying distress call is made to the Italian Coast Guard. Days later, a body washes ashore. Identified as a high value terrorism suspect (who had disappeared three years prior), his name sends panic through the Central Intelligence Agency. Where was he headed? What was he planning? And could he be connected to the “spectacular attack” they have been fearing all summer? In a race against time, the CIA taps an unorthodox source to get answers: Navy SEAL turned covert counterterrorism operative, Scot Harvath. Hired on a black contract, Harvath will provide the deniability the United States needs, while he breaks every rule along the way.

Zero Sum: A John Rain Novel by Barry Eisler - Crime, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Thomas & Mercer | 9781477824481 | Published June 27, 2017

Returning to Tokyo in 1982 after a decade of mercenary work in the Philippines, a young John Rain learns that the killing business is now controlled by Victor, a half-Russian, half-Japanese sociopath who has ruthlessly eliminated all potential challengers. Victor gives Rain a choice: kill a government minister or die a grisly death. But the best route to the minister is through his gorgeous Italian wife, Maria, a route that puts Rain on a collision course not only with Victor but with the shadowy forces behind the Russian’s rise to dominance. It’s a battle between kingpin and newcomer, master and apprentice, a zero-sum contest that can only end with one man dead and the other the world’s foremost assassin.

Paperback

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue - Fiction

Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. However, the world of great power and privilege conceals troubling secrets, and soon Jende and Neni notice cracks in their employers’ façades. When the financial world is rocked by the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Jongas are desperate to keep Jende’s job, even as their marriage threatens to fall apart. As all four lives are dramatically upended, Jende and Neni are forced to make an impossible choice.

Dead Certain by Adam Mitzner - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Thomas & Mercer | 9781477822593 | Published June 1, 2017

By day, Ella Broden works as a buttoned-up attorney on some of the city’s most grueling cases. By night, she pursues her passion for singing in the darkest clubs of Manhattan. No one knows her secret, not even her younger sister, Charlotte. But it seems she’s not the only one in the family with something to hide. When Charlotte announces she’s sold her first novel, Ella couldn’t be more thrilled…until she gets a call that her sister has gone missing. Ella starts investigating with the help of Detective Gabriel Velasquez, an old flame in the NYPD, and what she finds is shocking. If art imitates life, then Charlotte's novel may contain details of her real-life affairs. And any one of her lovers could be involved in her disappearance.

American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant by Ronald C. White - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Random House Trade Paperbacks | 9780812981254 | Published June 6, 2017

In his time, Ulysses S. Grant was routinely grouped with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in the “Trinity of Great American Leaders.” But the battlefield commander–turned–commander-in-chief fell out of favor in the 20th century. In AMERICAN ULYSSES, Ronald C. White argues that we need to once more revise our estimates of him in the 21st. He shows Grant to be a generous, curious, introspective man and leader --- a willing delegator with a natural gift for managing the rampaging egos of his fellow officers. His wife, Julia Dent Grant, long marginalized in the historic record, emerges in her own right as a spirited and influential partner.

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781455561797 | Published June 6, 2017

On a foggy summer night, 11 people --- 10 privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter --- depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs --- the painter --- and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul's family. With chapters weaving between the aftermath of the crash and the backstories of the passengers and crew members, the mystery surrounding the tragedy heightens.

Blood Wedding by Pierre Lemaitre - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

MacLehose Press | 9781681445298 | Published June 6, 2017

Normally happy and well-adjusted Sophie Duguet doesn't understand what's happening to her: she has become forgetful and was even detained by the police for shoplifting --- a crime she has no memory whatsoever of having committed. As she slowly sinks deeper into dementia and depression, things go from troubling to alarming when she finds herself connected to the deaths of several people around her. In a desperate attempt to evade the law, a confused Sophie changes her name and relocates, hoping to outrun the demons now plaguing her. It soon becomes clear, however, that the real nightmare has only just begun.

Broken Trust: A Badge of Honor Novel by W. E. B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780515155679 | Published June 6, 2017

Having investigated his share of gruesome murders, Philadelphia Homicide Sergeant Matt Payne is beginning to think nothing can shock him --- until the case of a young socialite’s death lands on his desk. The Camilla Rose Morgan he’d known as a teenager was beautiful and brilliant. How was it possible she’d jumped to her death from her own balcony? Her brother tells Payne she’d tragically been battling a lifetime of mental demons, and there is plenty of evidence of it, but still…something just doesn’t sit right. The more Payne digs, the more complications he discovers. Reputations are on the line here, and lives --- and if Payne doesn’t tread carefully, one of them may be his own.

Closed Casket: A Hercule Poirot Mystery by Sophie Hannah - Fiction, Mystery

William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780062458834 | Published June 6, 2017

As guests arrive for a party at her Irish mansion, Lady Athelinda Playford has decided to cut off her two children without a penny and leave her vast fortune to an invalid who has only weeks to live. Among her visitors are the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and Inspector Edward Catchpool of Scotland Yard. Neither knows why he has been invited --- until Poirot begins to wonder if Lady Playford expects a murder. But why does she seem so determined to provoke a killer? And why --- when the crime is committed despite Poirot's best efforts to stop it --- does the identity of the victim make no sense at all?

Darktown by Thomas Mullen - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Atria/37 INK | 9781501133879 | Published June 6, 2017

Responding to orders from on high, the Atlanta Police Department is forced to hire its first black officers, including war veterans Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith. The newly minted policemen are met with deep hostility by their white peers. When a black woman who was last seen in a car driven by a white man turns up dead, Boggs and Smith suspect that white cops are behind it. Their investigation sets them up against a brutal cop, Dunlow, who has long run the neighborhood as his own, and his partner, Rakestraw, a young progressive who may or may not be willing to make allies across color lines.

Dear Mr. M written by Herman Koch, translated by Sam Garrett - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Hogarth | 9781101903346 | Published June 6, 2017

Once a celebrated writer, M had his greatest success with a suspense novel based on a real-life disappearance. It told the story of a history teacher who went missing one winter after having a brief affair with a beautiful student of his. The teacher was never found. Upon publication, M's novel was a runaway bestseller, one that marked his international breakthrough. That was years ago, and now M's career is fading. But not when it comes to his bizarre, seemingly timid neighbor who keeps a close eye on him and his wife. Why?

Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484723647 | Published June 6, 2017

Samantha McAllister has a secret that her friends would never understand: She has Purely-Obsessional OCD and is consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can't turn off. When Sam's friend, Caroline, introduces her to Poet's Corner, a hidden room and a tight-knit group of misfits who have been ignored by their school at large, she slowly begins to feel more "normal" than she ever has as part of the popular crowd...until she finds a new reason to question her sanity and all she holds dear.

Generous Fruits: A Survey of American Homesteading by Barbara Bamberger Scott - History, Nonfiction

Mascot Books | 9781684012381 | Published June 6, 2017

In GENEROUS FRUITS, the first comprehensive chronicle of American homesteading from earliest settlement to the current day, author Barbara Bamberger Scott quickly establishes her voice as a passionate urban homesteader and accomplished writer. Scott’s personal, "I’ve-been-there" approach to the subject --- its roots and branches, its past and future --- targets both the avid practitioner and the armchair philosopher.

Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach - Nonfiction, Social Sciences

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393354379 | Published June 6, 2017

GRUNT tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries --- panic, exhaustion, heat, noise --- and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them. Mary Roach answers questions not found in any other book on the military: Why is DARPA interested in ducks? How is a wedding gown like a bomb suit? Why are shrimp more dangerous to sailors than sharks? Take a tour of duty with Roach, and you’ll never see our nation’s defenders in the same way again.