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Preston & Child Bring the True Story of the Ill-Fated Donner Party to New Life

Curator Nora Kelly is approached by historian Clive Benton to lead a team in search of the so-called "Lost Camp" of the tragic Donner Party.

A Mysterious Kidnapping. A Devastating Explosion. A Diabolical Enemy.

Will Trent and Sara Linton are back in a timely thriller full of devious twists, disturbing secrets and shocking surprises you won’t see coming.

Read an Interview with Philippa Gregory and a Review of Book One in Her New Series

TIDELANDS, the first Fairmile novel, tells the story of an ordinary woman, Alinor, who cannot bear to conform to the life that lies before her.

In OUTFOX, Sandra Brown Combines Heart-Stopping Suspense and Forbidden Passion

FBI agent Drex Easton is relentlessly driven by a single goal: to outmaneuver the conman once known as Weston Graham.

A Completely Addicting Thriller with Odes of Stephen King Rippling Throughout

Alex North weaves a multi-generational tale of a father and son caught in the crosshairs of an investigation to catch a serial killer.

The Author of THE ROOM ON RUE AMÉLIE Returns with Another Engrossing Novel

THE WINEMAKER'S WIFE is a moving story set amid the champagne vineyards of northern France during the darkest days of World War II.

Latest Features's Summer Reading Feature

All summer long, we at have been sharing some great summer book picks with our Summer Reading Feature. While our series of 24-hour contests have ended, we encourage you to take a look at our featured titles for some sizzling summer reading ideas.

» See the prize books that were awarded in May, June, July and August.

» Click here to see the winners of our Summer Reading Contests.

» Click here to view a PDF of all of this year's Summer Reading titles.

Fiction Author Spotlight: THIS TENDER LAND by William Kent Krueger

1932, Minnesota. The Lincoln School is a pitiless place where hundreds of Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated. It is also home to an orphan named Odie O’Banion, a lively boy whose exploits earn him the superintendent’s wrath. Forced to flee, he and his brother Albert, their best friend Mose, and a brokenhearted little girl named Emmy steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi and a place to call their own. Over the course of one unforgettable summer, these four orphans will journey into the unknown and cross paths with others who are adrift, from struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls of all kinds. Bets On: THE DEARLY BELOVED by Cara Wall

In THE DEARLY BELOVED, Cara Wall has written a beautiful, heartfelt novel about two young ministers who become co-ministers at a Presbyterian church in New York City in the early ’60s, their wives --- and their lives. As the book opens, each of the couples are just meeting while they are in college. You feel their innocence, their fresh view of the world, and their unbridled excitement about the lives that are laid out before them. Each brings a very different perspective to their marriages --- and to the way they will serve the faith. Bets On: THE GOLDEN HOUR by Beatriz Williams

In THE GOLDEN HOUR, Beatriz Williams once again delves into historical fiction with two well-drawn storylines. One opens in 1900, and the other takes place in 1941. In 1900, Elfriede von Kleist is in a mental institution in Switzerland recovering from severe postpartum depression. There she meets a fellow patient and falls for him. But her life is complicated; she is summoned home as her husband becomes ill, and there she discovers how he has betrayed her.

Bookreporter Talks To...

As part of our mission to expand The Book Report Network, we have been shooting video interviews with authors. Carol loves interviewing authors, so this feels like a natural.

We are happy to share our latest “Bookreporter Talks To” interview with Fiona Davis, whose new novel is THE CHELSEA GIRLS, a Bets On pick. Carol thoroughly enjoyed their conversation, where they explore a lot about her writing, and Fiona offers a hint as to what she is working on next.

In a recent "Bookreporter Talks To" interview, Carol sat down with Shari Lapena to talk about her latest book, SOMEONE WE KNOW (a Bets On title), as well as her three other thrillers. We also learn about her inspiration for her books and her writing process. And Carol brought her favorite writing snack as a surprise!

Carol fell in love with ASK AGAIN, YES months ago when she read an advance copy. It's a Bets On selection and was announced as Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" Summer Reads pick. Click here to watch our "Bookreporter Talks To" interview with Mary Beth Keane.

See more video interviews on The Book Report Network YouTube channel here, including our "Bookreporter Talks To" interviews with Sally Hepworth, Jean Kwok, Wendy Walker and Melanie Benjamin.

Latest Reviews

The Warehouse by Rob Hart - Science Fiction/Thriller

Paxton never thought he’d be working for Cloud, the giant tech company that’s eaten much of the American economy. Much less that he’d be moving into one of the company’s sprawling live-work facilities. But compared to what’s left outside, Cloud’s bland chainstore life of gleaming entertainment halls, open-plan offices and vast warehouses…well, it doesn’t seem so bad. It’s more than anyone else is offering. Zinnia never thought she’d be infiltrating Cloud. But now she’s undercover, inside the walls, risking it all to ferret out the company’s darkest secrets. And Paxton, with his ordinary little hopes and fears? He just might make the perfect pawn. If she can bear to sacrifice him.

The Murder List by Hank Phillippi Ryan - Psychological Thriller

Law student Rachel North is the ultimate reliable narrator --- she will tell you, without hesitation, what she knows to be true. She's smart, she's a hard worker, she does the right thing. She's successfully married to a faithful and devoted husband, a lion of Boston's defense bar. And her internship with the powerful District Attorney's office is her ticket to a successful future. The problem is, she's wrong.  And in this cat-and-mouse game, the battle for justice becomes a battle for survival.

Deep in the woods just outside Acker's Gap, West Virginia, rises a ragged chunk of what was once a high stone wall. This is all that remains of Wellwood, a psychiatric hospital for the poor that burned to the ground decades ago. And it is here that Bell Elkins --- prosecutor turned private investigator --- makes a grim discovery while searching for a missing teenager: a dead body, marred by a ghastly wound that can only mean murder. To solve the mystery of what happened in these woods, Bell and her partners --- former sheriff Nick Fogelsong and former deputy Jake Oakes --- must confront the tangled history of Wellwood and its dark legacy, while each grapples with a private torment.

Careful What You Wish For by Hallie Ephron - Psychological Thriller

Emily Harlow, a professional organizer, is married to a man who can’t drive past a yard sale without stopping. He’s filled their basement, attic and garage with his finds. The larger his “collection” becomes, the deeper the distance grows between Emily and the man she married. Luckily, Emily has two new clients to distract herself: an elderly widow whose husband left behind a storage unit she didn’t know existed, and a young wife whose husband won’t allow her stuff into their house. Emily’s initial meeting with the young wife takes a detour when the women end up fantasizing about how much more pleasant life would be without their collecting spouses. But the next day, Emily finds herself in a mess that might be too big for her to clean up.

The 2018 season was a coronation for the Boston Red Sox. The best team in Major League Baseball --- indeed, one of the best teams ever --- the Sox won 108 regular season games and then romped through the postseason, going 11-3 against the three next-strongest teams baseball had to offer. As Boston Globe baseball reporter Alex Speier reveals, the Sox’s success wasn’t a fluke --- nor was it guaranteed. It was the result of careful, patient planning and shrewd decision-making that allowed Boston to develop a golden generation of prospects --- and then build upon that talented core to assemble a juggernaut.

During the worst blizzard in memory, an FBI agent in a moving SUV in New York City is killed by a nearly impossible sniper shot. Unable to pinpoint where the shot came from, the agent-in-charge, Brett Kehoe, turns to the one man who might be able to help them --- former FBI agent Lucas Page. A university professor and bestselling author, Page left the FBI years ago after a tragic event robbed him of a leg, an arm, an eye and the willingness to continue. With a new wife and family, Page has no interest in helping the FBI --- except for the fact that the victim was his former partner. Agreeing to help for his partner’s sake, Page finds himself hunting a killer with an unknown agenda and amazing sniper skills in the worst of conditions.

A Keeper by Graham Norton - Mystery

When Elizabeth Keane returns to Ireland after her mother’s death, she’s focused only on saying goodbye to that dark and dismal part of her life. Her childhood home is packed solid with useless junk, her mother’s presence already fading. But within this mess, she discovers a small stash of letters --- and, ultimately, the truth. Forty years earlier, a young woman stumbles from a remote stone house, the night quiet except for the constant wind that encircles her as she hurries deeper into the darkness away from the cliffs and the sea. She has no sense of where she is going, only that she must keep on.

With the death of his nemesis, corrupt business mogul Abner Brown, retired Marine Jack Dana thought he could finally return to his peaceful career as a novelist. And after falling hard for Heidi Krohn, the glamorous high-powered lawyer who helped avenge his best friend's death, Jack is beginning to dream of starting a family of his own. But dark forces intervene to upend his comfortable new life. When two of his Uncle Harry's closest friends are brutally murdered in their own home, Jack swears he will get to the bottom of what could have prompted such a vicious attack. The answers he begins to uncover are shocking.

When the teacher Stevie Rose claims seduced her turns up dead, the LAPD pegs her as the prime suspect. Then Stevie disappears, and her self-involved Hollywood parents turn to former LAPD detective Charlie Waldo to find her --- a task that draws him down into Orange County’s dangerous and complex worlds, where nothing is as it seems. With treachery and deception at every turn, and with Waldo’s eco-obsessed rules for living complicating his already complicated relationship with his PI ex-girlfriend, Lorena, Waldo fends off enemies old and new as he races to find Stevie and solve the murder.