By Patrick Flanery
In modern-day South Africa, Clare Walde tells the story of her sister’s death and disappearance of her daughter twenty years earlier during apartheid.
By Rosamund Lupton
After a house fire leaves Grace and her daughter, Jenny, in the hospital, Grace must find the true culprit before Jenny’s life is once again placed in danger, and before her mute son is convicted for an arson he didn’t commit.
By Tom Drury
Alternating in location between Iowa and Los Angeles, Drury continues to explore the fates of the diverse characters introduced in his “Grouse County” series, including Joan Gower, a mother who deserted her family but wants a second chance with her son, Micah, who moves with her to L.A. and has trouble adjusting to its fast and furious life of excess.
Ashes to Dust
By Yrsa Sigurdardottir
A U.S. release of a book that has received much acclaim in the United Kingdom follows the adventures of attorney and sometime sleuth Thora Gudmundsdottir, who, while defending a man wrongly accused of murder investigates the sensational discovery of two bodies at a volcanic tourist attraction.
Assassin’s Code (Joe Ledger)
By Jonathan Maberry
Rescuing a group of teen hostages only to be asked by the Iranian government to help find six nuclear bombs planted in the Mideast oil fields, Joe Ledger and the Echo Team tackle an ancient order of killers who would plunge the entire world into a Holy War.
The Beginner’s Goodbye
By Anne Tyler
Sharing a happy marriage with the plain and outspoken Dorothy, Aaron, a physically disabled man who spent his youth avoiding his controlling sister, is devastated by his wife’s sudden death, and moves through the grieving process with the help of her apparition.
Birds of a Lesser Paradise
By Megan Mayhew Bergman
A debut collection by a prize-winning writer whose stories have been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories evaluates the surprising moments when bonds with nature become evident, and includes the story of a single mom and her son’s effort to reclaim an African Gray parrot, and a population control activist who longs to have a baby.
By Kathy Hepinstall
Arrested and declared insane for seeking justice for her plantation owner husband’s slaves at the height of the Civil War, Iris Dunleavy endures a lengthy institutional “rehabilitation” under the eye of a pompous superintendent and bonds with fellow patients, from a woman who compulsively swallows objects to a traumatized Confederate soldier.
The Book of Madness and Cures
By Regina O’Melveny
Sixteenth-century renaissance woman and renowned physician Gabriella Mondini searches across Europe for her missing father, without whom she can no longer continue to treat her Venetian patients.
By Simon Lewis
Naively following a Burmese jungle tour guide who has lured them with stories about seductive tribal women, backpackers Will and Jake discover they have been set up to provide cover for the guide’s deadly smuggling operation.
By John Grisham
The divergent paths of a rookie hitter for the Chicago Cubs and a hard-hitting Mets pitcher are explored in this latest novel by the best-selling author of The Litigators and Bleachers.
By Philip Margolin
Dana and Brad are brought together once again when the convicted serial killer they put away in Executive Privilege escapes from death row and a new terrorist threat emerges.
By Lisa Scottoline
Rebalancing her life and career after a painful divorce, pediatrician Jill learns that her ex has died from an alleged overdose that her former stepdaughter believes was actually murder, a situation that forces Jill to choose between her duty to past circumstances and future happiness.
By Ron Rash
Living deep within a cove in the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina during World War I, Laurel Shelton, a lonely young woman branded as a witch, finally finds the happiness she deserves in Walter, a mysterious stranger who is mute, but their love might not be enough to protect them from a devastating secret.
The Deep Zone
By James Tabor
Leading a top secret team into the world’s deepest cave to seek a cure for a near-pandemic disease, scientist Hallie Leland encounters regional violence before a mole sabotages the team’s efforts.
By Ron McLarty
After the death of his mother, teen plumber and part-time boxer Albert “Shoe” Horn must deal with his abusive, alcoholic father and care for a younger brother with special needs.
The Fiddler (Home to Hickory Hollow)
By Beverly Lewis
When thoroughly modern but disillusioned, 24-year-old Amelia “Amy” DeVries sets out on a road trip through the Pennsylvania mountains, she unexpectedly meets an Amish man – and community – that changes her life forever.
By Nick Santora
A fifteen-digit bank account number holds the key to a plot involving five behind-the-scenes employees at a prestigious law firm who use discarded documents full of sensitive legal information to get rich.
Games Traitors Play
By Jon Stock
Possessing unique knowledge about how to track down the world’s most wanted terrorist, who has just attempted to assassinate the President, renegade MI6 officer Daniel Marchant allows himself to be recruited by Moscow to investigate suspicions about corruptions within the CIA.
Hand Me Down
By Melanie Thorne
Separated from the sister she has been protecting from their irresponsible parents, 14-year-old Liz is forced to rely on distant relatives and forges a pact with a deceitful adult who compels her to keep a painful secret.
By Joseph Wambaugh
A young longshoreman’s delivery of a Mexican dancer from the busy harbor of San Pedro to a Hollywood night club changes both of their lives when they encounter individuals on opposing sides of the law, including surfer cops Flotsam and Jetsam, aspiring actor Hollywood Nate and young Britney Small.
The Hope Vendetta
By Scott Mariani
Longing to return to his theology studies after a devastating personal loss, former SAS operative Ben Hope reluctantly joins the search for a friend’s missing archaeologist daughter on the Greek island of Corfu, where he learns that the missing woman had just made a discovery with links to the Book of Revelation.
House of the Hunted
By Mark Mills
Having retired to the French Riviera, former intelligence operative Tom Nash finds his respite broken when someone tries to kill him in his sleep, and must pretend to live the normal life of a retiree as he tries to flush out who wants him dead.
I Am an Executioner: Love Stories
By Rajesh Parameswaran
A debut collection by a McSweeney’s National Magazine Award-winning writer includes the story of a misunderstood tiger, a suddenly-widowed woman’s Thanksgiving celebration and a railroad manager from turn-of-the-century India.
By David Baldacci
Will Robie, a freelance hitman working for the U.S. government, rescues a teenage girl whose parents’ disappearance may be linked to a vast, high-level cover-up.
Kings of Midnight
By Wallace Stroby
Hoping for a final big score that will reunite her with her loved ones and allow her to live an honest life, Crissa Stone is forced to flee when her partners in crime kill each other, a situation that is complicated by an ex-mobster’s efforts to claim a former associate’s hidden millions.
The Last Good Man
By A. J. Kazinski
A story based on the Jewish legend about how the world is always protected by 36 people follows the sudden deaths of dozens of humanitarians who each bear a bizarre tattoo and whose untimely ends are investigated by Copenhagen detective Niels Bentzon, who works to save the remaining protectors.
Last Will (Annika Bengtzon)
By Liza Marklund
A shooting at the glamorous Nobel prize dinner in Stockholm enmeshes investigative reporter and witness Annika Bengtzon in a web of international terrorism and global pharmaceutical interests that forces her to track down a professional assassin.
By Charlotte Rogan
Forced into an overcrowded lifeboat after a mysterious explosion on their trans-Atlantic ocean liner, newly-widowed Grace Winter battles the elements and her other survivors and remembers her husband, Henry, who set his own safety aside to ensure Grace’s.
The Lilac House
By Anita Nair
When her contented life as a corporate wife and cookbook author is shattered by her husband’s abandonment, Meera assumes responsibility for her extended family and home in Bangalore. Meanwhile, her employer struggles to care for his gravely injured daughter and solve the mystery of who brutally attacked her.
The Lives of Things
By José Saramago
This collection of the late author’s early short stories includes works that are infused with satire and fantastical elements, and showcases his efforts to expose the tyranny of the Salazar regime in his native Portugal.
The Lost Years
By Mary Higgins Clark
When an aging biblical scholar is fatally shot after revealing his possession of a unique parchment believed to have been written by Jesus, Father Aiden O’Brien investigates the victim’s suspicions that a close friend was responsible, a case that is complicated by circumstances implicating the man’s wife, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.
Midnight Alley (Ash Levine)
By Miles Corwin
After two black men, one of them the son of a councilman critical of the Los Angeles police, are found dead in Venice, California, Ash Levine, a former paratrooper in the Israeli Defense Forces who is now a top detective in the LAPD, must investigate the Russian Mafia, war veterans and Middle Eastern archeologists to find the killer.
By Patricia MacDonald
Caitlin Eckhart finds her past coming back to haunt her when her 6-year-old stepson is kidnapped from school, jeopardizing her relationship with her husband and everything she loves.
More Than You Know
By Penny Vincenzi
A tale set against a backdrop of the glossy magazine and advertising worlds of London in the swinging 1960s follows a harrowing courtroom custody battle between Eliza, who gave up her writing job to marry, and her ex-husband, Matt, an edgy working-class man.
By Jeet Thayil
A tale of vice and passion set against a backdrop of late 1970s Bombay finds a New Yorker becoming entranced by the underworld culture of an opium den and brothel where he encounters a pipe-making eunuch, a violent businessman, a contradictory artist and a Chinese refugee.
The New Republic
By Lionel Shriver
Sent to a Portuguese backwater town where a homegrown terrorist movement has recently emerged, foreign correspondent Edgar Kellogg thinks this is the perfect opportunity to make a name for himself, but soon discovers that things are not what they seem.
Prague Fatale (Bernie Gunther)
By Philip Kerr
In 1941 Prague, private detective Bernie Gunther must sort through a roomful of murderous high-ranking Nazi Party members to discover who killed a young member of Reinhard Heydrich’s staff.
By Owen Laukkanen
When a joke about making illicit money in the poor economy escalates to a kidnapping scheme, four friends enjoy the proceeds of a low-risk operation until they abduct the wrong target and capture the attentions of state investigator Kirk Stevens, hotshot FBI agent Carla Windermere and a vengeful organized crime ring.
The Red Book
By Deborah Copaken Kogan
Centering around Harvard’s Red Book, a collection of personal triumphs and failures from graduates, this tongue-in-cheek novel follows a group of roommates from the class of 1989 as they prepare for their 20th reunion weekend.
Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d’Art
By Christopher Moore
Baker-turned-painter Lucien Lessard and bon vivant Henri Toulouse-Lautrec vow to discover the truth behind the untimely death of their friend Vincent van Gogh, which leads them on a surreal odyssey and brothel-crawl deep into the art world of late 19th-century Paris.
A Searing Wind (Contact: The Battle for America)
By W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear
A latest entry in the series that began with Coming of the Storm and Fire the Sky finds a returned Black Shell preparing to lead a small band of warriors to kill the Kristianos, while explorer Hernando de Soto tricks the ancient Nations into slavery through his lies and ambition for gold.
Sidney Sheldon’s Angel of the Dark
By Sidney Sheldon and Tilly Bagshawe
When three killings, nearly identical to his father’s, take place across the globe, Matt Daley discovers that the evidence points to a woman the police call the Angel of Death who targets elderly millionaires and seems always to be one step ahead of the law, until Matt, along with a former L.A. investigator, joins the hunt.
The Song Remains the Same
By Alison Winn Scotch
Waking up in the hospital as one of two survivors of a horrifying plane crash, Nell struggles to recover from her ensuing amnesia with the help of family, friends and memory-jogging music before realizing that the stories she is being told do not feel accurate.
By Annalena McAfee
In the 1990s, during the waning days of print media, a gossip reporter tries to get all the dirt on an aging female war correspondent, in an encounter that will change both their lives.
By Steven John
Surviving an apocalyptic event after embarking on what he believed would be a promising military career, Thomas Vale struggles to protect survivors, follow orders and endure life in a chaotic world of limited supplies and constant danger.
Thunder and Rain
By Charles Martin
Modern cowboy Tyler Steele must raise his son, Brodie, save his ranch and rebuild his life after his wife leaves him for being emotionally distant, and ultimately learns that being a man means confronting your true weaknesses.
Truth Like the Sun
By Jim Lynch
Roger Morgan, the promoter responsible for bringing the World’s Fair to Seattle in 1962, runs for mayor in 2001, right after the tech bubble bursts, while budding reporter Helen Gulanos probes his secretive past.
An Unexpected Guest
By Anne Korkeakivi
While planning a dinner party in Paris, the American wife of a high-ranking diplomat becomes unnerved by the unexpected arrival of her son, a random encounter with a Turkish terrorist and the recurring appearance of someone who has been dead for 20 years.
A Wandering Heart
By Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer
While filming a movie on Angel Island, actress Charlie Miller falls for local fisherman Colin Doyle after he rescues her from drowning.
What Doesn’t Kill You
By Iris Johansen
Trading information on the streets in order to survive after being abandoned at the age of four, Catherine Ling is instructed by assassin and master poisoner Hu Chang before being recruited by the CIA and pitted against a rogue operative in a race to obtain a brutal deadly poison.
When Captain Flint Was Still a Good Man
By Nick Dybek
A first novel by an award-winning author follows the experiences of a youth whose family and island community entirely depend on the king crab trade that constantly risks his father’s life, a situation that is further threatened by his parents’ disagreement about his future, a possible affair and a new fleet owner’s intentions of selling away the island’s livelihood.
Wish You Were Here
By Graham Swift
Learning that his long-absent brother has been killed in combat in Iraq, Jack Luxton, a proprietor of a seaside caravan park, shares a poignant journey with his wife to reclaim his brother’s remains and confront painful memories.