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Holly Black, author of Book of Night

Charlie Hall has spent half her life working for gloamists, magicians who manipulate shadows to peer into locked rooms, strangle people in their beds, or worse. Gloamists guard their secrets greedily, creating an underground economy of grimoires. And to rob their fellow magicians, they need Charlie Hall. Now, she’s trying to distance herself from past mistakes, but getting out isn’t easy. Bartending at a dive, she’s still entirely too close to the corrupt underbelly of the Berkshires. Not to mention that her sister, Posey, is desperate for magic and that Charlie's shadowless, and possibly soulless, boyfriend has been hiding things from her. When a terrible figure from her past returns, Charlie descends into a maelstrom of murder and lies.

Week of August 14, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of August 14th include SHATTERED by James Patterson and James O. Born, a Michael Bennett thriller that finds the NYPD detective investigating the murder of Emily Parker, a top FBI abduction specialist who was his partner and best friend; SECLUDED CABIN SLEEPS SIX, a chilling locked-room thriller from Lisa Unger featuring three couples who rent a luxury cabin in the woods for a weekend getaway to die for; Holly Black's stunning adult debut, BOOK OF NIGHT, a modern dark fantasy of betrayals, cabals and a dissolute thief of shadows, in the vein of Neil Gaiman and Erin Morgenstern; SAVING FREUD by Andrew Nagorski, the dramatic true story of Sigmund Freud’s last-minute escape to London following the German annexation of Austria and the group of friends who made it possible; and the paperback original SPIN A BLACK YARN, a spine-tingling collection of five harrowing novellas of horror and speculative fiction from a master weaver of stories, Josh Malerman.