June 26, 2012
The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of June 25th and July 2nd that we think will be of interest to Bookreporter.com readers.
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On Sale the Week of June 25th in Hardcover --- and an eBook Short Story Exclusive
THE AGE OF MIRACLES by Karen Thompson Walker
Julia and her family awake to discover that the rotation of the earth has suddenly begun to slow. The days and nights grow longer and longer, gravity is affected, and the environment is thrown into disarray. Yet, as she struggles to navigate an ever-shifting landscape, Julia is also coping with the normal disasters of everyday life. As she adjusts to the new normal, the slowing inexorably continues.
Random House * 9780812992977
THE ART OF RENDITION: A Robin Monarch Short Story by Mark Sullivan
eBook Short Story Exclusive
Robin Monarch is an agent for the CIA, called upon to use his unique skills to kidnap and interrogate a Russian nuclear scientist suspected of selling technology to the Iranians. But that’s only part of the challenge --- one that many trained agents could handle effectively. They’ve called upon Monarch because, after the interrogation, he must return the scientist without the Russians, the Iranians, or the scientist himself ever knowing he's been grabbed.
Minotaur Books * 9781466813656
BLOODLINE: A Sigma Force Novel by James Rollins
A yacht bearing a young American couple is attacked by Somali pirates, leading to bloodshed and the violent kidnapping of the pregnant woman on board. To aid in her rescue from the lawless and war-torn jungles of coastal Africa, Sigma Force enlists the aid of a former army ranger and his military war dog. But what appears to be a straightforward mission turns into a fiery ambush and betrayal --- for this most valuable hostage is the president's daughter.
William Morrow * 9780061784798
HEARTBROKEN by Lisa Unger
Kate wrote a novel based on a very real generation-old love story that ended in tragedy. Emily is in a dead-end job and involved with the wrong man. Both head to Heart Island, owned for generations by Birdie Burke's family. The harsh and unyielding Birdie is at one with this island, which has a terrifying history all its own. She, too, has consequences to face.
Crown * 9780307465207
HUNT THE WOLF: A SEAL Team Six Novel by Don Mann and Ralph Pezzullo
In the midst of a grueling training exercise, Thomas Crocker, USN, unearths a pocket of terrorism that leads straight from the slopes of K2 to the cities of Europe and the Middle East. Crocker and his team must blaze through a perilous web of terrorist cells to track down a ruthless sheikh who is running an international kidnapping ring before his captives pay the ultimate price.
Mulholland Books * 9780316209595
THE LETTER: My Journey Through Love, Loss, and Life by Marie Tillman
In 2003, Pat Tillman, serving in the US Army and leaving for Afghanistan, hastily wrote a "just in case" letter to his wife, Marie. In April 2004, Marie's worst nightmare came true, but it was Pat's letter that kept her going, and it was his words that would help her learn to navigate a world she could no longer share with her husband.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446571456
SUMMERLAND by Elin Hilderbrand
A graduation night celebration on the beach ends in tragedy after a horrible car crash leaves the driver, Penny, dead, and her twin brother in a coma. The other passengers, Penny's boyfriend Jake and her friend Demeter, are physically unhurt, but the emotional damage is overwhelming. As summer unfolds, startling truths are revealed about the survivors and their parents.
Reagan Arthur Books * 9780316099837
TALULLA RISING by Glen Duncan
Talulla Demetriou is grieving for her werewolf lover, Jake. Pursued by the hunters of the World Organisation for the Control of Occult Phenomena, she must find a place to give birth to Jake’s child in secret. The eventual birth leaves Talulla ravaged, but with her infant son in her arms, she believes the worst is over --- until the windows crash in, and she discovers that the worst has only just begun.
Knopf * 9780307595096
THIS BRIGHT RIVER by Patrick Somerville
Lauren and Ben are dealing with very different problems in their lives. Lauren came back home after a chain of violent events in the medical field left her jobless, while Ben bottomed out after a series of bad decisions. Their paths intertwine, and it isn't too long before they are questioning if each is what the other needs, or the last thing in the world either one can handle.
Reagan Arthur Books * 9780316129312
THE VIRGIN CURE by Ami McKay
Set on the streets of Lower Manhattan in 1871, THE VIRGIN CURE is the story of Moth, a girl abandoned by her father and raised by a mother telling fortunes to the city's desperate women. One summer night, 12-year-old Moth is pulled from her bed and sold as a servant to a finely dressed woman. It is this betrayal suffered at the hands of her own mother that changes her life forever.
Harper * 9780061140327
On Sale the Week of June 25th in Paperback
BACK OF BEYOND by C.J. Box
Cody Hoyt is an alcoholic struggling with two months of sobriety when his mentor and AA sponsor is found burned to death in a remote mountain cabin. When clues found at the scene link the murderer to an outfitter leading tourists on a wilderness trip into the remote corners of Yellowstone National Park --- a pack trip that includes his son --- Cody is desperate to get on their trail and stop the killer.
Minotaur Books * 9780312366124
THE BURNING SOUL: A Charlie Parker Thriller by John Connolly
Randall Haight has a secret: He is a convicted murderer, a man with the blood of a young girl on his hands. He has built a new life for himself in the small Maine town of Pastor’s Bay, but someone has discovered the truth about him. Detective Charlie Parker must unravel a twisted history of violence and deceit involving the police and the FBI, a doomed mobster and his enemies, and Randall Haight himself.
Pocket Books * 9781439165287
COCKTAIL HOUR UNDER THE TREE OF FORGETFULNESS by Alexandra Fuller
A story of survival and war, love and madness, loyalty and forgiveness, COCKTAIL HOUR UNDER THE TREE OF FORGETFULNESS is an intimate exploration of Alexandra Fuller’s parents and of the price of being possessed by Africa’s uncompromising, fertile, death-dealing land.
Penguin * 9780143121343
FLASHBACK by Dan Simmons
It’s the not-too-distant future and the United States is near total collapse. But 87 percent of the population don’t care: they’re addicted to flashback, a drug that allows its users to re-experience the past. Ex-detective Nick Bottom knows about flashback addiction firsthand. But can he resist temptation long enough to solve an old murder without losing his soul in the process?
Reagan Arthur/Back Bay Books * 9780316101981
THE FLIGHT OF GEMMA HARDY by Margot Livesey
When Gemma Hardy is orphaned and left to fend for herself, she moves to the Orkney Islands, where she is hired as an au pair for the niece of charming London businessman Hugh Sinclair. Everyone in the island community, including Gemma, is intrigued by the enigmatic Hugh, and soon, Gemma and Hugh begin a complex relationship that will change Gemma’s life forever.
Harper Perennial * 9780062064233
A GOOD HARD LOOK by Ann Napolitano
In the Milledgeville, Georgia of the early 1960s, ailing writer Flannery O’Connor and three other townspeople enter into relationships with disastrous consequences --- for them and the rest of their small town.
Penguin * 9780143121152
GUN GAMES: A Decker/Lazarus Novel by Faye Kellerman
Peter Decker of the LAPD and his wife, Rina Lazarus, confront the case of a rash of shocking adolescent suicides at an elite Los Angeles private school. They also struggle with Gabriel Whitman, the enigmatic son of a troubled former friend, whom they have brought into their home.
Harper * 9780062066961
THE KID by Sapphire
Abdul Jones is the son of Sapphire’s unforgettable heroine, Precious. Left alone by his mother’s death to navigate in a world where love and hate sometimes hideously masquerade, forced to confront unspeakable violence, his history, and the dark corners of his own heart, Abdul claws his way toward adulthood.
Penguin * 9780143121206
THE LITIGATORS by John Grisham
With their new associate on board --- a young but already burned-out attorney who walked away from his fast-track career at a fancy downtown firm --- the “boutique law firm” of Finley & Figg is ready to tackle a case that could make the partners rich without requiring them to actually practice much law.
Bantam * 9780345536884
MY DEAR I WANTED TO TELL YOU by Louisa Young
At 18, working-class Riley Purefoy and “posh” Nadine Waveney have promised each other the future, but when war erupts across Europe, everything they hold to be true is thrown into question. Dispatched to the trenches, Riley forges a bond of friendship with his charismatic commanding officer, Peter Locke. Yet it is Locke’s wife, Julia, who must cope with the distant shadow of the man she once knew.
Harper Perennial * 9780061997150
THE NIGHT ETERNAL: Book Three of the Strain Trilogy by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan
THE NIGHT ETERNAL is the conclusion to Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan's much-talked-about vampire trilogy. As the final battle dawns, the group’s only hope is the intervention of an unexpected race of beings --- avenging “angels” --- who arrive to help them defeat the vampires and reclaim the planet for humanity.
Harper * 9780061558276
ONE BREATH AWAY by Heather Gudenkauf
In the midst of a sudden spring snowstorm, an unknown man armed with a gun walks into an elementary school classroom. As tension mounts with each passing minute, the hidden fears and grudges of the small town are revealed as the people of Broken Branch race to uncover the identity of the stranger who holds their children hostage.
Harlequin MIRA * 9780778313656
PRIVATE GAMES by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan
Private, the world's most renowned investigation firm, has been commissioned to provide security for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The opening ceremony is hours away when private investigator and single father Peter Knight is called to the scene of a ruthless murder. A high-ranking member of the games' organizing committee has been killed.
Vision * 9781455512973
PULSE: A Frank Quinn Novel by John Lutz
What the killer does to his victims is unthinkable. Homicide detective turned P.I. Frank Quinn has seen this M.O. before. It's the work of Daniel Danielle, a notorious serial killer who blurs the line between male and female, human and monster. Danielle disappeared 10 years ago. Is a copy cat repeating the crimes? Or has Danielle made a deadly return?
Kensington * 9780786020287
THE RELUCTANT MATCHMAKER by Shobhan Bantwal
Meena Shenoy’s new boss, Prajay Nayak, asks her to craft a personal ad that will help him find a suitable wife. Despite her attraction to him, Meena can't refuse the generous fee. And as her family is thrown into turmoil by her brother's relationship with a Muslim woman, Meena comes to surprising realizations about love, tradition, and the sacrifices she will --- and won't --- make for the sake of both.
Kensington * 9780758258854
RULES OF CIVILITY by Amor Towles
Set in New York City in 1938, RULES OF CIVILITY tells the story of an uncompromising 25-year-old named Katey Kontent. Armed with little more than a formidable intellect, a bracing wit, and her own brand of cool nerve, Katey embarks on a journey from a Wall Street secretarial pool through the upper echelons of New York society in search of a brighter future.
Penguin * 9780143121169
SHUT YOUR EYES TIGHT by John Verdon
A blushing bride, newly wed to an eminent psychiatrist and just minutes from hearing her congratulatory toast, is found decapitated. Though investigators believe that a Mexican gardener killed her in a fit of jealous fury, the victim's mother is having none of it. Reluctantly drawn in, Dave Gurney is quickly buffeted by a series of revelations that transform the bizarrely monstrous into the monstrously bizarre.
Broadway * 9780770435561
THE SILENT GIRL: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel by Tess Gerritsen
In an alley lies a female’s severed hand. On the tenement rooftop above is the corpse belonging to that hand: a red-haired woman dressed all in black, her head nearly severed. Two strands of silver hair --- not human --- cling to her body. Cracking a crime resonating with bone-chilling echoes of an ancient Chinese legend, Rizzoli and Isles must outwit an unseen enemy with centuries of cunning --- and a swift, avenging blade.
Ballantine Books * 9780345515513
A SIMPLE ACT OF VIOLENCE by R.J. Ellory
Washington, embroiled in the mid-term elections, did not want to hear about serial killings. But when the newspapers reported a fourth murder, when they gave the killer a name and details of his horrendous crimes, there were few people who could ignore it. Detective Robert Miller is assigned to the case and rapidly uncovers a complication --- the victims do not officially exist.
Overlook TP * 9781590208120
SPLIT SECOND: An FBI Thriller by Catherine Coulter
A serial killer is on the loose, and it's up to FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock to bring him down. They soon discover that the killer has blood ties to the infamous and now long-dead monster Ted Bundy. Savich and Sherlock are joined by agents Lucy Carlyle and Cooper McKnight, and the chase is on.
Jove * 9780515150964
TRIANGLES by Ellen Hopkins
As one woman’s marriage unravels, another’s rekindles. As one woman’s family comes apart at the seams, another’s reconfigures into something bigger and better. In this story of connections and disconnections, one woman’s up is another one’s down, and all of them will learn the meaning of friendship, betrayal and forgiveness.
Atria Books * 9781451626346
VICTORY AND HONOR: An Honor Bound Novel by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV
Wars come to an end. But then new ones begin. Just weeks after Hitler's suicide, Cletus Frade and his colleagues in the OSS find themselves up to their necks in battles every bit as fierce as the ones that just ended. One slip and everyone becomes a casualty of war.
WELCOME BACK TO PIE TOWN by Lynne Hinton
Life in Pie Town should be sweet. There are pies in the diner again, the church has been rebuilt, and single mother Trina Lockhart has found a home for herself and her baby daughter. Trina has even found love with Raymond Twinhorse, who has returned from Afghanistan after being injured and is trying to form a real family with her. However, Raymond is a different man since coming back, and when he is implicated in a crime, it will take all of Pie Town to clear his name and find him help.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062045126
ALMOST AMISH by Kathryn Cushman
Julie, with her two children, joins Susan and her teenage daughter for a summer adventure. Susan must succeed in order to become self-sufficient after an ugly divorce, while Julie needs to slow down long enough to remember what her priorities are. With each new challenge, their reality TV season of "going Amish" gets more and more complicated, as each woman learns unexpected lessons about herself and her family.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764208263
THE GIFTED by Ann H. Gabhart
By 1849, Jessamine Brady has been in the Shaker Village for half her life, but in spite of how she loves her sisters there, she struggles to conform to the strict rules. Instead she entertains dreams of the world outside. When Tristan Cooper seems to step out of those dreams to entice her into the forbidden realm beyond the Shaker Village, her life turns upside down.
Revell * 9780800734558
JOY TAKES FLIGHT: Alaskan Skies, Book Three by Bonnie Leon
Kate Evans and Paul Anderson are finally married, settling in, and starting a family. They rejoice when Kate finds she is pregnant, but soon it is clear that there are hurdles ahead. Should she continue in her dangerous profession as an Alaskan bush pilot? Can she really fall into the role of a wife? Then tragedy strikes, life begins to unravel, and Kate fears she may have lost Paul for good.
Revell * 9780800733612
MESSY CHURCH: A Multigenerational Mission for God's Family by Ross Parsley
When you look at the church today, what do you see? A corporation with a CEO at the helm? A social organization that does good things for the community? Pastor Ross Parsley believes that neither of those pictures is God’s desire. Instead, God wants His church to function as a family --- a group of real people who love each other and care for one another’s needs, no matter how messy.
David C. Cook * 9781434799371
MIRACLES: A Journalist Looks at Modern Day Experiences of God's Power by Tim Stafford
Tim Stafford takes a careful look at miraculous events in our modern world --- some hard to accept and others hard to deny --- then places them in a historical and biblical context. Along the way, he explores questions about where and under what circumstances miracles occur today, and what role they should play in the lives of Christians.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764209376
MY DEAREST NAOMI by Jerry S. Eicher and Tina Eicher
When Eugene Mast leaves his Amish community in Worthington, Indiana, to teach in faraway Kalona, Iowa, he also must leave the love of his life, Naomi Miller. For the next nine months of the school term, Eugene and Naomi keep their romance alive through love letters from his heart to hers, and from hers back to his. Both can hardly wait until the school year is up and they're finally reunited.
Harvest House Publishers * 9780736939423
A PROMISE FOR MIRIAM: The Pebble Creek Amish Series, Book 1 by Vannetta Chapman
A PROMISE FOR MIRIAM, the first book in a brand-new romantic series from popular author Vannetta Chapman, introduces the Amish community of Pebble Creek and some of the kind, caring people there. As they face challenges to their community from the English world, they come together to reach out to their non-Amish neighbors while still preserving their cherished Plain ways.
Harvest House Publishers * 9780736946124
RARE EARTH by Davis Bunn
Marc Royce finds himself amid the squalor and chaos of Kenyan refugee camps caught in a stranglehold of corruption and ruthlessness. The value of this rare earth inflames tensions on the world's stage as well as among warring tribes. When an Israeli medical administrator, Kitra, seeks Marc's help with her humanitarian efforts, they forge an unexpected link between impoverished African villages and another Silicon Valley rising in the Israeli desert.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764209062
WHEN HOPE BLOSSOMS by Kim Vogel Sawyer
Amy Knackstedt moves with her children to Weaverly, Kansas, to escape the speculation surrounding her husband's untimely death. Her neighbor, Tim Roper, is not pleased to have a Mennonite family living next to his apple orchard. Tim left the Mennonite faith years ago and doesn't want any reminders of his former life. Yet Amy and Tim find their paths colliding far more than either could have foreseen.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764207877
WHEN YOU NEED A MIRACLE: How to Ask God for the Impossible by Linda Evans Shepherd
Linda Evans Shepherd shows readers how to reach out to God and ask for a miracle. She shows how God's miracles may not come packaged in the ways we would expect, but they do come in ways that will transform our lives. Through solid biblical teaching and real-life stories of answered prayer, Shepherd walks with readers on a journey to renewed hope and the assurance that God still works miracles.
Revell * 9780800721084
On Sale the Week of July 2nd in Hardcover
Advent by James Treadwell
The first in James Treadwell’s fantasy trilogy, ADVENT describes how magic was lost to humanity, and how a 15-year-old boy discovers that its return is his inheritance. It begins in a world recognizably our own, and ends an extraordinarily long way from where it started --- somewhere much bigger, stranger and richer.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781451661644
BUSHVILLE WINS!: The Wild Saga of the 1957 Milwaukee Braves and the Screwballs, Sluggers, and Beer Swiggers Who Canned the New York Yankees and Changed Baseball by John Klima
In the early 1950s, the New York Yankees were invincible: they led the New York City baseball dynasty, which for eight consecutive years held a grip on the World Series. Then the Boston Braves moved to Milwaukee, becoming surprising revolutionaries and proving that they could do the impossible.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250006073
Criminal by Karin Slaughter
Will Trent, an agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, has finally gotten his personal life in order. For the first time, he is starting to gain a life outside of solving the hardest --- and often darkest --- cases. But GBI’s newest investigation and its long-buried crimes threaten his new life and change everything he thought he knew about his past.
Delacorte Press * 9780345528506
Die a Stranger: An Alex McKnight Novel by Steve Hamilton
A plane lands in a deserted Upper Peninsula with five dead bodies. Alex McKnight must investigate, but there is a huge possibility that Alex’s best friend, Vinnie LeBlanc, Ojibwa tribal member and blackjack dealer, is involved. Alex will soon find out that the stakes are higher than he ever could have imagined.
Minotaur Books * 9780312640217
GOLD by Chris Cleave
Kate and Zoe met at 19 when they both made the cut for the national training program in track cycling. They are built to exploit the barest physical and psychological edge over equally skilled rivals. Now at 32, the women are facing their last and biggest race: the 2012 Olympics. Each wants desperately to win gold, and each has more than a medal to lose.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451672725
THE GOOD DREAM by Donna VanLiere
Ever since Ivorie Walker’s parents passed away, she has hidden her loneliness behind a fierce independence and good humor. When a feral, dirty-faced boy steals from her vegetable garden, Ivorie steps out of her comfort zone to uncover answers about him and unleashes a firestorm in the town --- a place where secrets stay secret.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312367770
HELLBOX: A Nameless Detective Novel by Bill Pronzini
Bill, the “Nameless Detective,” and his wife Kerry were in the Sierra foothills falling in love with a cabin when Kerry went missing. Bill begins a search that uncovers just what price the citizens in town without pity may have to pay. Following the few leads he has, Bill comes face to face with the Hellbox.
Forge Books * 9780765325655
The Last Minute by Jeff Abbott
Sam Capra, an ex-CIA agent, has one reason to live: to rescue his baby son from the people who abducted him. The kidnappers have offered Sam a deal --- for his child, he must find and murder the one man who can expose them. Now, Sam has to team up with a desperate young mother whose daughter is also missing in a dangerous race across the country.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446575201
THE LAST REFUGE: A Dewey Andreas Novel by Ben Coes
Dewey Andreas, a former Army Ranger and Delta, owes his life to Kohl Meir and his team of Israeli commandos. So when a nuclear device with the words “Goodbye Tel Aviv” is spotted in the possession of Iran, Dewey must face off against an opponent with equal cunning, skill and determination.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250007155
MONKEY MIND: A Memoir of Anxiety by Daniel Smith
Daniel Smith articulates what it is like to live with anxiety, defanging the disease with humor, traveling through its demonic layers, and evocatively expressing its self-destructive absurdities and painful internal coherence. He exposes anxiety as a pudgy, weak-willed wizard behind a curtain of dread and tames what has always seemed to him a terrible affliction.
Simon & Schuster * 9781439177303
The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner
Ruth Saunders headed west with her 70-year-old grandma in tow, hoping to be hired as a television writer. Four years later, she finally hits the jackpot when the sitcom she wrote, “The Next Best Thing,” gets the green light. But her dreams are threatened by demanding actors, number-crunching executives, a crush on her boss, and her grandmother’s impending nuptials.
Atria Books * 9781451617757
The Nightmare by Lars Kepler
On a summer night, police recover the body of a young woman from an abandoned boat. The next day, a man turns up dead, hanging from a lamp hook. The obvious explanation for both would be suicides, but the circumstances in each case make that impossible. Detective Inspector Joona Linna begins to piece the two mysteries together, but the logistics are a mere prelude to a dizzying and dangerous course of events.
Sarah Crichton Books * 9780374115333
Jack 1939 by Francine Mathews
Francine Mathews' novel explores what might have happened when a young Jack Kennedy is let loose in Europe as the world careens toward war. The stakes are frighteningly high, the women he meets are devastatingly attractive, and the mix of fact and fiction is both unexpected and engaging.
Riverhead Hardcover * 9781594487194
Juliet in August by Dianne Warren
Juliet, Saskatchewan, is a blink-and-you-miss-it kind of town --- a dusty oasis on the edge of the Little Snake sand hills. It’s easy to believe that nothing of consequence takes place there. But the hills vibrate with life, and the town’s heart beats in the rich and overlapping stories of its people.
Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam * 9780399157998
Potboiler by Jesse Kellerman
Arthur Pfefferkorn is a middle-aged college professor with long-dead literary aspirations. When his oldest friend, bestselling thriller writer William de Vallèe, is lost at sea, Pfefferkorn is torn between envy and grief, for de Vallèe not only outshone him professionally, but married the woman he also loved. Pfefferkorn's decision to reconnect with de Vallèe’s widow plunges him into a shadowy realm of double crosses and intrigue.
Putnam Adult * 9780399159039
Ransom River by Meg Gardiner
Rory Mackenzie is back in her hometown of Ransom River, California, a place she vowed she would never visit again. While most of the town is focused on the tense and shocking circumstances of a high-profile murder trial, Rory’s return dredges up troubling memories that she can no longer ignore. But she soon realizes that exposing these dark skeletons has connected her to an old case that was never solved, and bringing the truth to light just might destroy her.
Dutton Adult * 9780525952855
On Sale the Week of July 2nd in Paperback
THE BEGINNERS by Rebecca Wolff
Theo and Raquel Motherwell are the only newcomers to the sleepy town of Wick in 15-year-old Ginger Pritt's memory. Hampered by a lingering innocence while her best friend becomes embroiled with boys, Ginger is attracted to the worldliness and sophistication of this dashing couple. But the Motherwells may be more than they seem. As Ginger's imagination takes up the seductive mystery of their past, she also draws closer to her town's dark history.
Riverhead Trade * 9781594485794
THE END OF EVERYTHING by Megan Abbott
Lizzie and her best friend, Evie, are 13 years old and inseparable --- until the day Evie disappears. Lizzie is frantic to puzzle out the mystery behind the disappearance and to bring Evie home. Her desperate quest is entwined with her own coming-of-age story, in an intense and gripping tale of obsession, friendship and family.
Reagan Arthur/Back Bay Books * 9780316097826
FROM BARCELONA, WITH LOVE by Elizabeth Adler
Adventure follows Mac Reilly and Sunny Alvarez wherever they travel --- St. Tropez, Paris, Monte Carlo, Barcelona --- but their desire for each other always leads them back into each other’s arms and Mac’s Malibu beach house. Their lifestyle is casual, their friends internationally celebrated, their love passionate. Make FROM BARCELONA, WITH LOVE your summer indulgence.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9781250008268
KINDRED SPIRITS by Sarah Strohmeyer
When Lynne passes away, she leaves behind one simple request: that her old friends sort through her belongings. Reluctantly, three women reunite to rummage through her closets. Buried deep within Lynne's lingerie drawer is an envelope addressed to them. Inside, they find a letter that reveals a shocking secret, and a final wish that will send them on a life-changing journey.
NAL Trade * 9780451235046
THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it, no paper notices plastered on lampposts and billboards. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Both playful and seductive, THE NIGHT CIRCUS, Erin Morgenstern’s spell-casting debut, is a mesmerizing love story for the ages.
Anchor * 9780307744432
NO REST FOR THE DEAD edited by Andrew F. Gulli and Lamia Gulli
Twenty-six bestselling authors team up to create a first-rate serial novel --- a collaboration that combines the skills of America’s greatest storytellers to produce a gripping, spellbinding mystery.
Touchstone * 9781451607383
THE PLAYDATE by Louise Millar
When Callie moved into her new neighborhood, she thought it would be easy to fit in. The other parents have been strangely hostile, though, and her frail daughter Rae is finding it impossible to make friends. Suzy has been the only one to reach out, although their friendship has recently felt strained. Now the police have suggested that someone dangerous may be living in their neighborhood, and the atmosphere feels even more toxic.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781451656671
THROUGH RUSHING WATER by Catherine Richmond
In 1876, with hopes of fleeing from the heartache and humiliation of a certain U.S. Congressman proposing to her roommate instead of herself, Sophia Makinoff signs up with the Board of Foreign Missions, and is dismayed when she's sent to the Ponca Indian Agency in the Dakota Territory. There she meets Willoughby Dunn, a man who shares her passion, and with whom she must work to fight for the lives of the people she has grown to love.
Thomas Nelson * 9781595549259
A TRICK OF THE LIGHT: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny
“Hearts are broken,” Lillian Dyson carefully underlined in a book. “Sweet relationships are dead.” But now Lillian herself is dead. Chief Inspector Gamache, the head of homicide at the Sûreté du Québec, is called to the tiny Quebec village. There, he finds the art world gathered, and with it a world of shading and nuance, a world of shadow and light. Where nothing is as it seems.
Minotaur Books * 9781250007346
THE VAULT: An Inspector Wexford Novel by Ruth Rendell
Chief Inspector Reg Wexford has retired, and he and his wife now divide their time between Kingsmarkham and a coachhouse in Hampstead belonging to their actress daughter, Sheila. For all the benefits of a more relaxed way of life, Wexford misses being the law. But a chance meeting in a London street, with someone he had known briefly as a very young police constable, changes everything.
Scribner * 9781451624106
VERY BAD MEN by Harry Dolan
Names in a manuscript: The cops see black words on a page; the killer sees red. Editor David Loogan, who we first met in BAD THINGS HAPPEN, finds a package on his doorstep that links to a fresh murder and points to several more planned attacks. Can the killer be stopped before he has crossed off all the names on his list?
Berkley Trade * 9780425247617
THE WOMAN AT THE LIGHT by Joanna Brady
One afternoon in 1839, Emily Lowry’s husband vanishes from Wreckers’ Cay, an isolated island off the coast of Key West where he tends to the lighthouse. Emily has no choice but to take over her husband’s duties tending the light to support her children. A runaway slave who washes up on the beach proves himself an enormous help and soon wins the hearts of the Lowry family. His place in Emily’s life, as steadfast now as the light, will forever change their futures.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9781250003560
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