July 24, 2012
The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of July 23rd and July 30th that we think will be of interest to Bookreporter.com readers.
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On Sale the Week of July 23rd in Hardcover
BLACK LIST by Brad Thor
Somewhere, deep inside the United States government, is a deadly list, and only the president has the final say over it. Once your name is on the list, it doesn’t come off…until you’re dead. Someone has just added counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath’s name to the list. Scot races to evade the teams sent to kill him and find out who has framed him for terrorism.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781439192986
BROKEN HARBOR by Tana French
Mick “Scorcher” Kennedy plays by the book and plays hard, which is what puts the biggest case of the year into his hands. On one of the half-built, half-abandoned “luxury” developments that litter Ireland, Patrick Spain and his two young children are dead. But Broken Harbor holds memories for Scorcher, and working this case could resurrect something he thought he had tightly under control.
Viking Adult * 9780670023653
BURIED ON AVENUE B by Peter de Jonge
In hopes of finding the body of a lowlife who fell off the grid 17 years ago, the NYPD instead finds the skeleton of a 10-year-old boy, buried ceremoniously with a comic book, a CD, some pot and booze. NYPD Detective Darlene O’Hara is tasked with a case that takes her from New York’s Lower East Side to the more sordid corners of Sarasota, Florida, where she must solve the murder of this child.
Harper * 9780061373558
FRIENDS FOREVER by Danielle Steel
Five children meet on the first day of kindergarten. In the years that follow, they become friends and more than friends. Together, they will find strength, meet challenges, face life’s adventures, endure loss, face stark realities, and open their hearts. In her latest novel, Danielle Steel traces their unforgettable journey as three boys and two girls discover the vital bonds that will last a lifetime.
Delacorte Press * 9780385343213
JUDGMENT CALL: A Brady Novel of Suspense by J. A. Jance
When her daughter, Jenny, stumbles across the body of her murdered high school principal, Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady is caught in the difficult middle between being an officer of the law and a mother. The search for justice will lead to her own door and will reveal secrets no parent wants to hear. Joanna will be forced to face the possibility that her perfect daughter may shockingly be more --- and less --- than she seems.
William Morrow * 9780061731167
LET THE DEVIL SLEEP by John Verdon
Ingenious puzzle solver Dave Gurney puts under the magnifying glass a notorious serial murder case --- one whose motives have been enshrined as law-enforcement dogma --- and discovers that everyone has it wrong.
Crown * 9780307717924
THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY by Rachel Joyce
Harold Fry lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does. But one day, a letter comes for him from a women who he hasn't seen in 20 years. Queenie is dying and writing to say goodbye. Harold decides to walk 600 miles to see her, believing that if he walks, Queenie will live. Thus Harold begins an incredible emotional and physical journey.
Random House * 9780812993295
WHERE WE BELONG by Emily Giffin
Marian Caldwell, a 36-year-old television producer, is living her dream in New York City. With a fulfilling career and a satisfying relationship, Marian has everyone convinced that her life is going just the way she wants it to be. But when Kirby Rose, an 18-year-old with a key to Marian’s past, shows up on her doorstep, everything Marian has worked so hard to keep secret pours out.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312554194
On Sale the Week of July 23rd in Paperback
THE BOOK OF TOMORROW by Cecelia Ahern
In a modern gothic dusted with a liberal amount of magic, a diary that can prophesy 16-year-old Tamara Goodwin's future shakes up her present after she and her mother must leave their luxurious life to rough it in a gatehouse in the remote Irish countryside.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780061706318
CHARLOTTE MARKHAM AND THE HOUSE OF DARKLING by Michael Boccacino
During an outing in the forest, Charlotte Markham, a recently hired governess, and the young Darrow boys whom she’s looking after find themselves crossing over into The Ending, the place for the Things That Cannot Die, where Lily Darrow, the boy’s mother, has been waiting. She invites them into the House of Darkling, a dangerous place filled with enchantment and mystery. When they all become trapped in the house, Charlotte learns the price you pay to save those you love.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062122612
HAPPY BIRTHDAY by Danielle Steel
It's anything but a Happy Birthday for Valerie Wyatt, queen of gracious entertaining; April Wyatt, Valerie's daughter and top-notch restaurateur; and Jack Adams, retired NFL star. But after their lives intersect in a shocking way, happiness may be just around the corner....
Dell * 9780440243342
A SIMPLE THING by Kathleen McCleary
When Susannah Delaney decides her over-scheduled East Coast kids have had enough, she takes them to remote and rustic Sounder Island to live for a year. She hopes to save her children from the risks they’ve encountered at home, and to come to terms with her own haunted past. When she meets Betty Pavalak, who is harboring her own secrets, the two embark on an unlikely friendship that ignites a journey of self-discovery and that brings them both home to what they love most.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062106230
SLEEPWALKER by Karen Robards
At 27, Detroit cop Micayla Lange has it all together. But a chance event on New Year's Eve changes her life forever when she stumbles across incriminating evidence regarding a close family friend and goes on the lam with the sexiest thief she has ever encountered.
Pocket Books * 9781439183731
On Sale the Week of July 30th in Hardcover
DARE ME by Megan Abbott
Addy Hanlon and Beth Cassidy are the cheerleaders all the other girls fear and admire, but everything changes when the new coach arrives. Coach Colette French instantly overturns the girls’ pecking order and gains their fierce alliance --- until a shocking event shakes their fragile peace.
Reagan Arthur Books * 9780316097772
DOUBLE CROSS: The True Story of the D-Day Spies by Ben Macintyre
In AGENT ZIGZAG and OPERATION MINCEMEAT, Ben Macintyre told the dazzling true stories of a remarkable World War II double agent and of how the Allies employed a corpse to fool the Nazis and assure a decisive victory. In DOUBLE CROSS, Macintyre returns with the untold story of the grand final deception of the war and of the extraordinary spies who achieved it.
Crown * 9780307888754
HAVEN: A Bishop/Special Crimes Unit Novel by Kay Hooper
FBI Agent Nathan Navarro is a member of the Special Crimes Unit, which investigates paranormal/extraordinary cases. He is tasked with investigating the disappearance of Jessie Rayburn --- an operative of Haven, a civilian offshoot of SCU --- and suspects something deadly has happened to her.
Berkley Hardcover * 9780425258743
THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS by M. L. Stedman
Tom Sherbourne takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on a remote and isolated island when a boat carrying a dead man and a living baby hit his shore. His wife, Isabel, has already suffered several miscarriages, and even though Tom’s conscience is telling him otherwise, they keep the little girl. Two years later, they return to the mainland and are reminded that there is someone out there desperate to find her lost baby.
Scribner * 9781451681734
THE MESSENGER by Stephen Miller
Stephen Miller’s latest novel is the story of two outsiders and two enemies of the state from opposite sides of the globe, who did not know the other existed but who will affect each other in profound --- even devastating --- ways.
Delacorte Press * 9780345528476
ODD APOCALYPSE: An Odd Thomas Novel by Dean Koontz
The magnificent West Coast property known as Roseland is now home to a reclusive billionaire financier and his faithful servants. And, at least for the moment, it’s also a port in the storm for Odd Thomas and his traveling companion. But Roseland holds many mysteries, and only Odd is brave --- or mad --- enough to confront the evil that resides there.
Bantam * 9780553807745
TRIBURBIA by Karl Taro Greenfeld
Thrown together by circumstance, a group of fathers meet each morning at a local coffee shop after walking their children to their exclusive school. Over the course of a single year, we learn about their dreams deferred, their secrets and mishaps, their passions and hopes, as they confront terrible truths about ambition, wealth and sex.
Harper * 9780062132390
YOK by Tim Davys
Mollisan Town is a dark alternate world populated by stuffed animals that lie, cheat, dream, despair, love and kill. Yok, the seediest district, is a unique place where a cast of damaged animate plush toys explore provocative questions of life, death and morality. The handsome fox yearns for true love, the gecko seeks redemption and freedom from his abusive brothers, the chimpanzee burns for success, and the hare seeks the secret to a meaningful life.
Harper * 9780061797477
YOU & ME by Padgett Powell
Two loquacious men sit talking on a porch. Funny and profound, daft and cogent, they argue about love and sex, how best to live and die, the merits of Miles Davis, Cadillacs and Hollywood starlets of yore, underused clichés, false truisms, and the meaning of nihilism.
Ecco * 9780062126139
THE AGE OF DESIRE by Jennie Fields
Anna Bahlmann was Edith Wharton’s closest friend --- that is, until Edith falls passionately in love with a dashing younger journalist. As Edith’s marriage crumbles and Anna’s disapproval threatens to shatter their lifelong bond, the women must face the fragility at the heart of all friendships.
Pamela Dorman Books * 9780670023684
OFF THE GRID: A Monkeewrench Novel by P.J. Tracy
As Minneapolis homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth struggle to link three gruesome crimes, they learn that there have been similar murders in other cities around the U.S. Piece by piece, evidence accumulates, pointing to a suspect that shocks them to the core, uncovering a motive that puts the entire Midwest on high alert and Monkeewrench in the direct line of fire.
Putnam Adult * 9780399158049
On Sale the Week of July 30th in Paperback
A CUPBOARD FULL OF COATS by Yvvette Edwards
Plagued by guilt, Jinx has spent the years since her mother’s death alone, estranged from her husband and withdrawn from her son. When Lemon, an old family friend, appears at Jinx’s door, he seduces her with a heady mix of powerful storytelling and tender care. A tense and passionate weekend follows, where the two join forces to unravel the tragedy that binds them.
Amistad * 9780062183736
DON'T SAY A WORD by Beverly Barton
Homicide detective Julia Cass has witnessed plenty of crime scenes. But the murder of a Chattanooga judge is shocking in its brutality. Teamed with FBI agent Will Brannock, Julia delves into an investigation that soon unearths more bodies --- all mutilated in the same way, all left with a gruesome souvenir of a killer’s ruthless rage.
Zebra * 9781420110371
FLASH AND BONES by Kathy Reichs
Just as 200,000 fans are pouring into town for Race Week, a body is found in a barrel of asphalt next to the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The next day, a NASCAR crew member comes to Temperance Brennan’s office at the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner to share a devastating story. Twelve years earlier, Wayne Gamble’s sister, Cindi, disappeared, along with her boyfriend.
Pocket Books * 9781451646696
HALF-PAST DAWN by Richard Doetsch
Manhattan District Attorney Jack Keeler has no memory of last night, or of how he got the gash on his head, a bullet wound to his shoulder and a huge tattoo. Scarier yet, his wife is missing. But most eerily of all, he has made the front page of the newspaper --- as a murder victim.
Pocket Books * 9781439183984
THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES by Jussi Adler-Olsen
Chief detective Carl Mørck used to be one of Copenhagen's best homicide detectives. Now Carl has been selected to run Department Q, a new special investigations division that turns out to be a department of one. But when his colleagues snicker about the time he's wasting trying to find a missing politician who vanished five years earlier, Carl may have the last laugh --- and redeem himself in the process.
Plume * 9780452297906
THE MEASURE OF THE MAGIC: Legends of Shannara by Terry Brooks
For 500 years, the survivors of the Great Wars lived peacefully in a valley sanctuary shielded by powerful magic from the blighted and dangerous outside world. But the enchanted barriers have crumbled, the borders have been breached by predators, and the threat of annihilation looms large once more.
Del Rey * 9780345484222
MISS ME WHEN I'M GONE by Emily Arsenault
When author Gretchen Waters dies falling on a set of stone steps outside the library, no one suspects foul play --- certainly not Gretchen’s best friend, Jamie, who becomes her literary executor. But as she delves further into Gretchen’s latest manuscript, Jamie encounters a sinister new world. Suddenly Gretchen’s death seems suspicious, and Jamie finds herself in danger as well.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062103109
NOWHERE TO RUN by Nancy Bush
When Liv Dugan ducks out of work for lunch, it's just an ordinary day. When she returns, she stumbles onto a massacre. All her colleagues at Zuma Software have been shot. Only luck has left Liv unscathed, and that might be running out. Liv suspects the shootings are tied to her past --- and to the package she recently received from her long-dead adoptive mother.
Zebra * 9781420125016
POWER BLIND: A Graham Gage Thriller by Steven Gore
When private investigator Graham Gage receives a phone call from a dying man named Charlie Palmer --- a specialist in concealing the crimes of political and financial elites --- he takes on a case revolving around the misdoings of a dishonest presidential candidate and his shrewd brother, a federal judge. As Gage proceeds with his inquiry, he finds himself embroiled in a web of murder, money laundering and corrupted justice that not only puts his life in danger, but also threatens the future of American democracy.
Harper * 9780061782244
THIRTEEN MILLION DOLLAR POP: A Detective Frank Behr Novel by David Levien
Frank Behr is rocked by a burst of automatic weapons fire as an attempt is made on his client. And though he is celebrated for his heroism, Behr can’t help but investigate what happened in that garage --- and why the Indianapolis cops seem to be burying the incident.
Anchor * 9780307475893
THE WORLD WE FOUND by Thrity Umrigar
Open your mind to possibilities as you explore India, first in real time and then back into the volatile past of India’s revolution in the 1970s. THE WORLD WE FOUND is the tale of four Indian women, activists in their youth who in middle age now plan a reunion in America.
Harper Perennial * 9780061938351
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