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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.

January 2024


First Lie Wins by Ashley Elston - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller, Women's Fiction

Pamela Dorman Books | 9780593492918 | Published January 2, 2024

The identity comes first: Evie Porter. Once she’s given a name and location by her mysterious boss Mr. Smith, she learns everything there is to know about the town and the people in it. Then the mark: Ryan Sumner. The last piece of the puzzle is the job. Evie isn’t privy to Mr. Smith’s real identity, but she knows this job will be different. Ryan has gotten under her skin, and she’s starting to envision a different sort of life for herself. But Evie can’t make any mistakes --- especially after what happened last time. Because the one thing she’s worked her entire life to keep clean, the one identity she could always go back to --- her real identity --- just walked right into this town. Evie Porter must stay one step ahead of her past while making sure there’s still a future in front of her.

Mercury by Amy Jo Burns - Fiction

Celadon Books | 9781250908568 | Published January 2, 2024

It’s 1990 and 17-year-old Marley West is blazing into the river valley town of Mercury, Pennsylvania. The Joseph brothers become Marley’s whole world before she can blink. Soon, she is young wife to one, The One Who Got Away to another, and adopted mother to them all. As their own mother fades away and their roofing business crumbles under the weight of their unwieldy father’s inflated ego, Marley steps in to shepherd these unruly men. Years later, an eerie discovery in the church attic causes old wounds to resurface and suddenly the family’s survival hangs in the balance. With Marley as their light, the Joseph brothers must decide whether they can save the family they’ve always known --- or whether together they can build something stronger in its place.

The Book of Fire by Christy Lefteri - Fiction, Literary Fiction

Ballantine | 9780593497272 | Published January 2, 2024

In present-day Greece, deep in an ancient forest, lives a family: IrinI, Tasso and Chara, their young daughter. On the fateful day that will forever alter the trajectory of their lives, a wildfire races toward them. Months later, as the village tries to rebuild, Irini stumbles upon the man who started the fire, a land speculator who had intended only a small, controlled burn to clear forestland to build on but instead ignited a catastrophe. He is dying and, in her anger at all he took from them, Irini makes a split-second decision that will haunt her. Tasso’s hands were burnt in the flames, leaving him unable to paint, and he struggles to cope with the overwhelming loss of his artistic voice and his beloved forest. Only his young daughter gives him hope for the future.

The Storm We Made by Vanessa Chan - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

S&S/Marysue Rucci Books | 9781668015148 | Published January 2, 2024

Malaya, 1945. Cecily Alcantara’s 15-year-old son, Abel, has disappeared, and her youngest daughter, Jasmin, is confined in a basement to prevent being pressed into service at the comfort stations. Her eldest daughter Jujube, who works at a tea house frequented by drunk Japanese soldiers, becomes angrier by the day. A decade prior, Cecily had been desperate to be more than a housewife to a low-level bureaucrat in British-colonized Malaya. A chance meeting with the charismatic General Fuijwara lured her into a life of espionage, pursuing dreams of an “Asia for Asians.” Instead, Cecily helped usher in an even more brutal occupation by the Japanese. Ten years later, as the war reaches its apex, her actions have caught up with her. Now her family is on the brink of destruction --- and she will do anything to save them.

Upside Down by Danielle Steel - Fiction

Delacorte Press | 9780593498378 | Published January 2, 2024

Oscar-winning actress Ardith Law is a Hollywood icon. Radiant at 62, she is the epitome of glamour and a highly respected artist. But her success has come at a price: She has a strained relationship with her daughter, Morgan, who at 38 still blames Ardith for putting her career before being a mother. In New York, Morgan is swept off her feet by world-renowned TV anchorman Ben Ryan. But when a blackmail scheme puts his career --- and their relationship --- on the line, Morgan doesn’t know where to turn. her mother?

Holmes, Marple & Poe: The Greatest Crime-Solving Team of the Twenty-First Century by James Patterson and Brian Sitts - Crime, Fiction, Thriller

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316405195 | Published January 8, 2024

In New York City, three intriguing, smart, and stylish private investigators open a detective agency: Brendan Holmes (The Brain), Margarent Marple (The Eyes), and Auguste Poe (The Muscle). The agency’s daring methodology and headline-making solves attract the attention of NYPD Detective Helene Grey. Her solo investigation into her three unknowable competitors rivals the best mysteries of Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle, Agatha Christie, and Edgar Allan Poe.  

California Bear by Duane Swierczynski - Crime, Thriller

Mulholland Books | 9780316382977 | Published January 9, 2024

The Bear, a prolific serial killer who disappeared forty years ago, is only now emerging from hibernation when the conditions are just right. An ex-con, a teen detective, and a genealogist must band together to keep their town safe because, this time, the California Bear is not content to hunt in the shadows...

Deep Freeze by Michael C. Grumley - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Forge Books | 9781250898685 | Published January 9, 2024

The accident came quickly. In the dead of night, a precipitous plunge into a freezing river trapped everyone inside the bus. It was then that Army veteran John Reiff’s life came to an end. There was no expectation of survival. Let alone waking up beneath blinding hospital lights. But the doctors assure him that everything is normal. And yet, he has a strange feeling that there's something they're not telling him. As Reiff's mind and body gradually recover, he becomes certain that the doctors are lying to him. One-by-one, puzzle pieces are slowly falling into place, and he soon realizes that things are not at all what they seem. Critical information is being kept from him. Secrets.  But who is doing this? Why? And the most important question: can he keep himself alive long enough to uncover the truth?

Goodbye Girl: A Jack Swyteck Novel by James Grippando - Fiction, Thriller

Harper | 9780063223844 | Published January 9, 2024

Miami criminal defense lawyer Jack Swyteck's latest client, Imani Nichols, is a Grammy-winning popstar whose career has skyrocketed. Despite her success, she’s the most underpaid superstar on the planet because of a record contract she signed with her now ex-husband. Preferring to see thieves profit from her music than her ex-husband, Imani takes to social media and tells her millions of fans to download her music illegally. The case sends Imani and Shaky Nichols down a path of mutual assured destruction, each implicating the other in the unsolved murder of Imani’s extra-marital lover, Tyler McCormick, twelve years ago. Jack discovers, uncovering the truth about the killing and the cryptic “goodbye girl” impressed on Tyler's dead body may shape the future of the entire recording industry.

Holiday Country by Inci Atrek - Fiction

Flatiron Books | 9781250889461 | Published January 9, 2024

Ada adores spending every summer in a Turkish seaside town with her mother and grandmother at the family villa. But no matter how much Ada feels she belongs to the country where her mother grew up, deep down, her connection to the culture feels as fleeting as the seasons. When Levent, a mysterious man from her mother’s past, shows up in their town, Ada can’t help but imagine a different future for her mother --- one that promises a return to home, to love, to happiness. But while playing matchmaker, Ada has to come to terms with her own intensifying attraction to Levent. Does the future she’s fighting for belong to her mother --- or to her alone?

Mislaid in Parts Half-Known by Seanan McGuire - Fantasy, Fiction

Tordotcom | 9781250848505 | Published January 9, 2024

Antsy is the latest student to pass through the doors at Eleanor West's School for Wayward Children. When the school’s (literally irresistible) mean girl realizes that Antsy's talent for finding absolutely anything may extend to doors, Antsy is forced to flee in the company of a small group of friends, looking for a way back to the Shop Where the Lost Things Go to be sure that Vineta and Hudson are keeping their promise. Along the way, they will travel from a world which hides painful memories that cut as sharply as its beauty, to a land that time wasn’t yet old enough to forget --- and more than one student's life will change forever.

My Friends by Hisham Matar - Literary Fiction

Random House | 9780812994841 | Published January 9, 2024

One evening, as a young boy growing up in Benghazi, Khaled hears a bizarre short story read aloud on the radio, about a man being eaten alive by a cat, and has the sense that his life has been changed forever. Obsessed by the power of those words --- and by their enigmatic author, Hosam Zowa --- Khaled eventually embarks on a journey to the University of Edinburgh. When he meets hotel Hosam Zowa, he is subsumed into the deepest friendship of his life. It is a friendship that not only sustains him but eventually forces him, as the Arab Spring erupts, to confront agonizing tensions between revolution and safety, family and exile, and how to define his own sense of self against those closest to him.

Naomi Osaka: Her Journey to Finding Her Power and Her Voice by Ben Rothenberg - Biography, Sports

Dutton | 9780593472439 | Published January 9, 2024

Ben Rothenberg’s biography not only shows where Osaka came from but also where she's going as she returns to competitive tennis after a year on maternity leave. Through a riveting exploration of the ways Osaka has changed the game on and off the court, Rothenberg details the incredible impact Osaka has had in the arenas of sports, media, business, social justice, and mental health.

Old Crimes by Jill McCorkle - Fiction, Short Stories

Algonquin Books | 9781616209735 | Published January 9, 2024

Old Crimes delves into the lives of characters who hold their secrets and misdeeds close, even as the past continues to reverberate over time and across generations. And despite the characters’ yearnings for connection, they can’t seem to tell the whole truth. In “Low Tones,” a woman uses her hearing impairment as a way to guard herself from her husband’s commentary. In “Lineman,” a telephone lineman strains to connect to his family even as he feels pushed aside in a digital world. In “Confessional,” a young couple buys a confessional booth for fun, only to discover the cost of honesty.

River East, River West by Aube Rey Lescure - Fiction

William Morrow | 9780063257856 | Published January 9, 2024

2007: Fourteen-year-old Alva has been raised by her American expat mother. But when her mother announces her engagement to their wealthy Chinese landlord, Lu Fang, Alva plots for the next best thing: the American School in Shanghai.1985: Lu Fang is a young, married man and a lowly clerk in a shipping yard. He is one of many casualties in his country’s harsh political reforms. So when China opens its doors to the first wave of foreigners in decades, Lu Fang’s world is split wide open. In a stunning reversal of the east-to-west immigrant narrative, RIVER EAST, RIVER WEST, is an intimate family drama and a sharp social novel. Alternating between Alva and Lu Fang’s points of view, this is a exploration of race and class, cultural identity and belonging and the often-false promise of the American Dream.

Sugar, Baby by Celine Saintclare - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Bloomsbury Publishing | 9781639732463 | Published January 9, 2024

Sugar, Baby follows Agnes, a mixed-race 21-year-old whose life seems to be heading nowhere. That is until she meets Emily, daughter of one of her cleaning clients, who lives in London and works as a model...and a sugar baby, dating rich older men for money.  Kicked out of her family home, Agnes moves in with Emily and the other sugar babies in their fancy London flat and is drawn deeper and deeper into their world. But these women come from money: they possess a safety net that Agnes does not. As she is thrown from one precarious relationship to the next married man who wants to show off the glamourous, exotic girl on his arm; a Russian billionaire's wife who makes Agnes central to a sex party in Miami-she finds herself searching for fulfillment just as desperately as she was before.

The Atlas Complex by Olivie Blake - Fantasy, Fiction

Tor Books | 9781250855138 | Published January 9, 2024

An explosive return to the library leaves the six Alexandrians vulnerable to the lethal terms of their recruitment. Old alliances quickly fracture as the initiates take opposing strategies as to how to deal with the deadly bargain they have so far failed to uphold. Those who remain with the archives wrestle with the ethics of their astronomical abilities, while elsewhere, an unlikely pair from the Society cohort partner to influence politics on a global stage. And still the outside world mobilizes to destroy them, while the Caretaker himself, Atlas Blakely, may yet succeed with a plan foreseen to have world-ending stakes. It’s a race to survive as the six Society recruits are faced with the question of what they're willing to betray for limitless power --- and who will be destroyed along the way.

The Djinn Waits a Hundred Years by Shubnum Khan - Fiction, Gothic

Viking | 9780593653456 | Published January 9, 2024

Akbar Manzil was once a grand estate off the coast of South Africa. Nearly a century later, it stands in ruins: an isolated boardinghouse for eclectic misfits, seeking solely to disappear into the mansion’s dark corridors. Except for Sana. Unlike the others, she about the mansion and the door at its end, locked for decades. Behind the door is a bedroom frozen in time and a worn diary that whispers of a dark past: the long-forgotten story of a young woman named Meena, who died there tragically a hundred years ago. Watching Sana from the room’s shadows is a besotted, grieving djinn, an invisible spirit who has haunted the mansion since her mysterious death. Obsessed with Meena’s story, and unaware of the creature that follows her, Sana digs into the past and uncoveres life-changing secrets.

The Expectant Detectives by Kat Ailes - Fiction, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250322708 | Published January 9, 2024

For Alice and her partner Joe, moving to the sleepy village of Penton is a chance to embrace country life and prepare for the birth of their first child. But the rural idyll they’d hoped for doesn’t quite pan out when a dead body is discovered at their local prenatal class, and they find themselves suspects in a murder investigation. With a cloud of suspicion hanging over the heads of the whole group, Alice and her new-found pregnant friends set out to solve the mystery and clear their names, with the help of her troublesome dog, Helen. However, there are more secrets and tensions in the heart of Penton than first meet the eye. Between the discovery of a shady commune up in the woods, the unearthing of a mysterious death years earlier, and the near-tragic poisoning of Helen, Alice is soon in way over her head.

The Fetishist by Katherine Min - Fiction

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780593713655 | Published January 9, 2024

On a cold, gloomy night, twenty-three-year-old Kyoko stands in the rain with a knife in her hoodie’s pocket. Her target is Daniel, who seduced Kyoko’s mother then callously dropped her, leading to her death. But tonight, there will be repercussions. Following the unsuspecting Daniel home, Kyoko manages to get a rash kidnapping plot off the ground...and then nothing goes as planned.

The Heiress by Rachel Hawkins - Fiction, Gothic, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Press | 9781250280039 | Published January 9, 2024

When Ruby McTavish Callahan Woodward Miller Kenmore dies, she’s not only North Carolina’s richest woman, she’s also its most notorious. But in the aftermath of her death, her adopted son, Camden, wants little to do with the house or the money --- and even less to do with the surviving McTavishes. Ten years later, his uncle’s death pulls Cam and Jules back into the family fold at Ashby House. And as Ashby House tightens its grip on Jules and Camden, questions about the infamous heiress come to light. Soon, Jules and Cam realize that an inheritance can entail far more than what’s written in a will --- and that the bonds of family stretch far beyond the grave.

The Night Island by Jayne Ann Krentz - Fiction, Romance, Suspense

Berkley | 9780593639856 | Published January 9, 2024

Talia March, Pallas Llewellyn and Amelia Rivers, bonded by a night none of them can remember, are dedicated to uncovering the mystery of what really happened to them months ago --- an experience that amplified innate psychic abilities in each of them. When Talia follows up on a lead from Phoebe, a fan of the trio’s podcast, she discovers that the informant has vanished.Talia isn’t the only one looking for Phoebe, however. But when a killer begins to stalk both parties, they realize they have to join forces to find Phoebe and the list.The rocky investigation leads Talia to a remote and technology-free retreat. And then the first mysterious death occurs...

You Dreamed of Empires by Álvaro Enrigue - Fiction

Riverhead Books | 9780593544792 | Published January 9, 2024

One morning in 1519, conquistador Hernán Cortés entered the city of Tenochtitlan. As they await their meeting with Moctezuma, the Spanish are ensconced in the labyrinthine palace. Soon, one of Cortés’s captains, Jazmín Caldera, overwhelmed by the grandeur of the city, begins to question the ease with which they were welcomed into the city, and wonders at the risks of getting out alive, much less conquering the empire.

Beautyland by Marie-Helene Bertino - Fiction

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 9780374109288 | Published January 16, 2024

At the moment when Voyager 1 is launched into space carrying its famous golden record, a baby of unusual perception is born to a single mother in Philadelphia. Adina Giorno is tiny and jaundiced, but reaches for warmth and light. As a child, she recognizes that she is different; she also possesses knowledge of a faraway planet. The arrival of a fax machine enables her to contact her extraterrestrial relatives, beings who have sent her to report on the oddities of earthlings. For years, as she moves through the world and makes a life for herself among humans, she dispatches transmissions on the terrors and surprising joys of their existence. But at a precarious moment, a beloved friend urges Adina to share her messages with the world. Is there a chance she is not alone?

Behind You Is the Sea by Susan Muaddi Darraj - Coming of Age, Fiction

HarperVia | 9780063324237 | Published January 16, 2024

Funny and touching, BEHIND YOU IS THE SEA brings us into the homes and lives of three main families --- the Baladis, the Salamehs and the Ammars --- Palestinian immigrants. Their various fates and struggles cause their community dynamic to sizzle and sometimes explode: The wealthy Ammar family employs young Maysoon Baladi to clean up after their spoiled teenagers. Meanwhile, Marcus Salameh confronts his father in an effort to protect his younger sister. Only a trip to Palestine, where Marcus experiences a transformation, can bridge this divide between the two generations. BEHIND YOU IS THE SEA faces stereotypes about Palestinian culture head-on and shifting perspectives to weave a complex social fabric replete with weddings, funerals, broken hearts, and devastating secrets.