By Chevy Stevens
Having dedicated her career to helping others, psychiatrist Nadine Lavoie struggles with family mental health issues that have resulted in claustrophobia and blocked memories, a condition that disturbingly parallels the challenges of a new patient and implicates the long-ago leader of a remote commune where Nadine lived as a child.
By Dan Kennedy
When middle-aged executive Matthew finds his job, marriage, and well-being on a downward spiral, he embarks on a vision quest that unwittingly involves him in drug-running, mug-making, and extreme RV-ing across the globe in search of answers to his spiritual crisis.
By Richard Lange
After running away from her violent, drug cartel-running husband with only the clothes she was wearing, a gun and money from their safe, Luz risks her life again years later to return for the daughter she left behind.
By John Harwood
After waking up in a small asylum in England with no memory of the past several weeks, Georgia Ferrars learns that her family believes she is an imposter.
By Carl Hiaasen
Anticipating his retirement from the Key West Police, Andrew Yancy tackles a murder case involving a human arm in his freezer, an investigation that pits him against a twitchy widow, a clueless real estate developer, and a voodoo witch with a string of hapless lovers.
By D. W. Wilson
Young college student Alan’s efforts to fulfill his grandfather’s dying wish that he make peace with his son, the father Alan never knew, leads him on a pursuit of an AWOL solider who has been struggling with the burden of two broken families.
By Elin Hilderbrand
Gathering on Nantucket for a wedding planned to the utmost detail by the bride’s late mother, the Carmichael and Graham families hide their scandal-ridden, crumbling lives from the blissfully unaware, happy couple.
Beautiful Fools: The Last Affair of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald
By R. Clifton Spargo
A meticulously detailed story inspired by the passionate but dysfunctional relationship between F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald is set in 1939 and follows a virulently alcoholic and grossly indebted Scott’s endeavors to heal his fractured marriage to Zelda throughout a dangerous and intense trip to Cuba.
By Lionel Shriver
When her massively overweight brother, a once-slim, hip New York jazz pianist, comes for a visit, Pandora is forced to choose between her exercise-fanatic husband and her brother, who desperately needs her support in losing weight.
By James Macmanus
A tale based on the romance between Charles Baudelaire and the Haitian cabaret singer who inspired his most famous and controversial poems is set against the art scene of 19th-century Paris and follows their enduring bond, the banning of his master work, and their scandalous public trial for obscenity.
The Blood of Heaven
By Kent Wascom
After running away from home, preacher’s son Angel Woolsack settles on the rough frontier of West Florida where he is swept up in a violent new world where would-be revolutionaries plot to break away from the young United States and create a new country under the leadership of renegade Aaron Burr.
By A. X. Ahmad
Disgraced Indian Army Captain Ranjit Singh struggles to forget an illicit affair and illegally moves into a politician’s empty house that is subsequently broken into by mysterious armed men, a crime that draws Ranjit into the homeowner’s shadowy world.
Children of the Jacaranda Tree
By Sahar Delijani
A tale set in post-revolutionary Iran follows the experiences of Neda, Omid, Sheida and other individuals from three generations of families whose political activist loved ones were murdered during the violent purges inside Tehran’s prisons.
Choke Point (Risk Agent)
By Ridley Pearson
Hired to investigate allegations of a sweat-shop operation in Amsterdam that is enslaving young girls, Knox and tech information expert Grace Chu embark on a rescue mission that is challenged by a crime organization that has won over local neighborhoods with their showy goodwill practices.
Cinnamon and Gunpowder
By Eli Brown
Kidnapped by a ruthless early 19th-century woman pirate and ordered to serve exquisite Sunday dinners or forfeit his life, renowned chef Owen Wedgwood transforms meager shipboard supplies into sumptuous meals while the pirate queen pushes her exhausted crew to track down a deadly rival.
The Conditions of Love
By Dale Kushner
A coming-of-age story set in the Midwest during the late 1950s follows Eunice as she experiences the various different types of love in her life, including parental love, true love from a stranger, and romantic love.
Crazy Rich Asians
By Kevin Kwan
Envisioning a quality-time summer vacation in the humble Singapore home of a boy she hopes to marry, Chinese-American Rachel Chu is unexpectedly introduced to a rich and scheming clan that viciously competes against other wealthy families and strongly opposes their son’s relationship with an American girl.
The Doll (Vanessa Michael Munroe)
By Taylor Stevens
Kidnapped by a human trafficking ring that demands that she help transport a high-profile starlet or risk the murder of her best friend, maverick information specialist Vanessa Michael Munroe is plunged into a harrowing underground world operated under the brutal control of a shadowy overlord.
By Lea Carpenter
When her beloved Navy SEAL son goes missing during a mission in 2011, single mother and freelance editor Sara unsuccessfully taps her Washington policymaker contacts for information, reflects on her relationship with her absent husband, and traces her son’s emerging leadership as documented in letters he sent back home.
By J. Courtney Sullivan
A sharply observed tale of interconnected stories inspired by the highs and lows of marriage explores the marital foibles of such characters as a long-time wife who looks back on the dissolution of her previous marriage; a paramedic who lives under the shadow of his wife’s disapproving family; and a woman who has vowed never to marry after seeing too many disastrous weddings and marriages.
The Execution of Noa P. Singleton
By Elizabeth Silver
Visited by a high-powered attorney who has initiated a clemency petition on her behalf and who is also the mother of her victim, death-row inmate Noa is slowly persuaded to share the events surrounding the murder in spite of her reluctance to reveal the whole story in order to avoid her execution.
Flat Water Tuesday
By Ron Irwin
Training for a prestigious racing competition while navigating the challenges of being a working-class scholarship student at an austere boarding school for the wealthy, Rob endures his captain’s viciously competitive nature, which continues to haunt him years later during a class reunion.
Good Kings Bad Kings
By Susan Nussbaum
The residents at a facility for disabled young people in Chicago build trust and make friends in an effort to fight against their living conditions and mistreatment.
By Antti Tuomainen
Amidst the destruction of social order in Helsinki, the journalist wife of poet Tapani Lehtinen goes missing while researching a story on a serial killer with political motivations.
By Shamron Moore
Moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, Midwestern girl Callie Lambert endures a grueling schedule of waitressing and auditions before landing a role that she hopes will be her big break, only to encounter new challenges in the form of murder, betrayal, and love.
By Sam Byers
Katherine, Daniel and Nathan evaluate their feelings about each other in a shared world marked by such eccentricities as a mysterious cattle epidemic, an unwanted pregnancy, and a bio-domed workplace housing a perfectly engineered cornfield.
If You Were Here
By Alafair Burke
When she realizes that the unidentified woman who heroically pulled a teenage boy from the subway tracks could be her close friend who mysteriously disappeared without a trace ten years earlier, magazine journalist McKenna Wright sets out to solve the mystery once and for all.
In Times of Fading Light
By Eugen Ruge
Visiting the Mexico region where his grandparents lived as exiles, a terminal cancer patient surveys his family’s political history, from his grandparents’ return to Germany to help build a socialist state, to the decade his father spent in a gulag for criticizing the Soviet regime, to his son’s desire to leave the political struggles of the 20th century in the past.
Instructions for a Heat Wave
By Maggie O’Farrell
When a recently retired family patriarch clears out his bank account and disappears during a sweltering summer, his three children converge on their mother’s home for the first time in years and track clues to an ancestral village in Ireland where they uncover illuminating family secrets.
By Nancy Thayer
When the will of a recently deceased ladies’ man mandates a summer-long reunion for his daughters from different marriages at his posh Nantucket house, the three sisters are forced to confront long-festering resentments and misunderstandings and consider challenges in their private and professional lives, all while dealing with a shocking revelation and the surprise arrival of their respective mothers.
The Kill Room
By Jeffery Deaver
Lincoln Rhyme and his partner Amelia Sachs investigate the murder of an anti-American sympathizer in the Bahamas, who may have been killed by the U.S. government.
King of Cuba
By Cristina Garcia
Told from the alternating viewpoints of an aging Castro-like dictator and a Miami exile obsessed with avenging himself against the dictator for personal betrayals, six decades of revolution depict the toll this has taken on individuals and a country besieged by constant violence.
By Mary Kay Andrews
Cut off from her palatial home and finances after an act of post-divorce rage forces her to move in with her widowed mother and attend court-mandated group therapy, rising media star Grace Stanton bonds with three fellow patients whom she helps plot respective pursuits of justice and closure.
The Last Line
By Anthony Shaffer and William H. Keith
An alliance between the Mexican drug cartels, Hezbollah and the Iranian secret service culminates in a nuclear plot against the United States that compels DIA case officer Chris Teller to unravel key intelligence details that expose a treasonous cabal in the heart of the American government.
The Last Original Wife
By Dorothea Benton Frank
The last original wife among her husband’s group of cronies, Leslie Anne realizes that her perfect life is a sham after she suffers an accident, and heads to South Carolina’s white beaches to recuperate and revitalize her life with the help of a group of feisty and funny residents.
The Last Summer of the Camperdowns
By Elizabeth Kelly
A 12-year-old girl keeps silent after witnessing a crime near her home on Cape Cod during the summer of 1972 while her parents struggle with running a political campaign.
By Mary Monroe
When her new husband and her daughter run off together, claiming they are in love, Maureen Montgomery must confront her own tragic past to find the strength to overcome this devastating betrayal and make a new life for herself.
By Callie Wright
Reunited in New York by the unexpected death of their family matriarch in the spring of 1994, the Cole family seeks privacy and stability in the wake of local scandals, a love triangle, and a 1960s sexual self-help book that reveals shattering secrets.
By Natalie Brown
Harboring an enduring sympathy for helpless creatures, Margie falls in love with a lonely single-father professor and joins a ragtag group of animal rights’ activists that enmeshes her in a dangerous, illegal plot that will force her to flee her home and assume a new identity.
By Ingrid Thoft
Protecting the interests of her managerial father and dysfunctional family business by working as a private investigator, Fina tackles the most challenging case of her career when her sister-in-law goes missing, a situation that is compromised by police questions and her brother’s mysterious reticence.
The Lullaby of Polish Girls
By Dagmara Dominczyk
Moving with her parents to the U.S. as a child, misfit Anna visits her grandmother back in her native Poland at the age of 12 and forges an intense friendship with two girls with whom she shares perilous adventures that she will scrutinize years later in the aftermath of a scandalous murder.
No One Could Have Guessed the Weather
By Anne-Marie Casey
Forced to give up her posh life and move to a tiny Manhattan apartment when her husband loses his job, Lucy unexpectedly falls in love with her new home and forges close friendships with three women who are also struggling with the disparities between their ambitions of their youth and the realities of middle age.
Norwegian by Night
By Derek Miller
After witnessing a murder in Oslo, elderly former Marine sniper and watch repairman Sheldon Horrowitz flees to safety with the newly-orphaned son of the victim and becomes haunted by memories of his own son who died in Vietnam.
On the Floor
By Aifric Campbell
Once-successful investment banker Geri Molloy is shaken from a breakup-related malaise by an eccentric hedge fund manager in Hong Kong who embroils Geri in a high-stakes takeover that places her future at risk.
Out of Range
By Hank Steinberg
After his wife Julie is kidnapped, Charlie Davis, a political reporter for the Los Angeles Times, discovers that she isn’t quite the person she seems to be.
The Perfume Collector
By Kathleen Tessaro
After receiving a large inheritance from a complete stranger, London socialite and newlywed Grace Monroe searches for the identity of her mysterious benefactor and uncovers the story of a unique woman who inspired one of Paris’s greatest perfumers.
A Place at the Table
By Susan Rebecca White
Three diverse people -- including an ostracized gay Southern boy, a wealthy Connecticut woman shattered by a family secret, and an African-American chef whose life inspired a famous cookbook – bond in a chic Manhattan café in a tale that spans antebellum North Carolina, the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s, and the present day.
Pray for Us Sinners
By Patrick Taylor
After nearly losing his life in a car bombing incident, a British Army bomb-disposal expert agrees to go undercover to identify the source of bombs being used by the Provisional IRA, only to confront events that shatter his and his adversary’s beliefs in ways that compel both men to leave their vocations honorably.
The Quarryman’s Bride
By Tracie Peterson
When her sisters’ tragic deaths halt her plans for marriage, Emmalyne, a girl from a family that requires youngest daughters to stay single to care for their parents, reunites with her former love years later when their families are drawn into a conflict at the local granite quarry.
By Elizabeth Freemantle
A tale inspired by the life of Henry VII’s sixth wife follows her reluctant marriage to the egotistical and powerful king in spite of her love for Thomas Seymour, a situation that compels her to focus on religious reform and careful choices in the treacherous court.
By Gerry FitzGerald
Hoping for a chance at meaningful work away from his paper-pushing job and status-obsessed wife, New York executive Charlie visits West Virginia to oversee a mining project and finds familial love and a sense of purpose in a friendship with Natty, who longs to escape her own unfulfilling existence.
Red Star Falling (Charlie Muffin)
By Brian Freemantle
Landing in the custody of a Russian intelligence agency that would eagerly exploit him for exposing a triple agent, MI5 spy Charlie Muffin struggles to survive and discern the fate of his family while British intelligence forces engage in contentious infighting to discover who revealed Charlie’s identity.
Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns
By Lauren Weisberger
A long-awaited sequel to The Devil Wears Prada finds Andy Sachs and her partner, Emily, blossoming throughout eight years at the head of a wildly successful, high fashion bridal magazine, only to be haunted by memories of their former boss on the eve of Andy’s wedding.
By Seth Patrick
Working secretly as a Reviver capable of temporarily resuscitating the dead so that they can say goodbye to their loved ones, Jonah Miller senses a dark presence while reviving a murdered journalist and teams up with the victim’s daughter to exact justice and reveal the existence of a threatening supernatural force.
By Eoin Colfer
Down-on-his-luck bouncer Daniel McEvoy is called back into action to track down a sinister killer who is targeting the people around him.
By James Patterson and Howard Roughan
FBI agent John O’Hara investigates a serial killer who seems to be targeting newlyweds.
By James Swain
Psychic magician Peter Warlock assists the police with warnings about imminent threats, only to be confronted by a group of evil spirits that kidnap human souls who target Peter’s loved ones in order to force him to confront a brutal serial killer.
The Shadow Tracer
By Meg Gardiner
When her quiet life is shattered by a bus accident that reveals that she is not related to the 5-year-old girl she claims is her daughter, and that the child’s real family was murdered, skip tracer Sarah Keller is unable to prove her innocence and flees authorities, using her unique skills to protect her daughter and herself.
The Shanghai Factor
By Charles McCarry
Living in Shanghai to observe and absorb the culture and language to aid a shadowy U.S. agency known only as HQ, an unnamed spy is given a task that forces him to risk everything as he goes undercover in a massive Chinese multinational conglomerate to expose the secrets of their powerful CEO.
Sign of the Cross (Spike Sanguinetti)
By Thomas Mogford
Receiving the shocking news that his mild-mannered uncle and aunt have died in a violent domestic dispute, Gibraltar lawyer Spike Sanguinetti accompanies his aging father across the Mediterranean to act as executor of the wills, only to uncover disturbing truths that prompt an investigation at the ornate palazzos of the legendary Knights of St. John.
By Daphne Kalotay
A lyrical exploration of family, the importance of art in daily life, and the role of intuition in both the creative process and the evolution of the self follows three music colleagues from 1987 to 2007, from Europe to America.
The Silver Star
By Jeannette Walls
Abandoned by their artist mother at the age of 12, Bean and her older sister, Liz, make their way to the decaying antebellum mansion of their widowed uncle, where they learn the truth about their parents and take odd jobs to earn extra money before an increasingly withdrawn Liz is swept up in a life-shattering experience.
By Curtis Sittenfeld
When the strongest earthquake in U.S. history occurs just north of their St. Louis home, Kate and Jeremy find the disaster further complicated by Kate’s self-proclaimed-medium twin’s prediction about a more powerful earthquake, a situation that places Kate under public scrutiny and reveals her own psychic abilities.
By Philipp Meyer
Kidnapped by the Comanche after his mother and sister are brutally murdered, brave and clever 13-year-old Eli McCullough quickly adapts to Comanche life until the tribe is decimated by armed Americans, leaving Eli alone in a world where he is neither white nor Indian.
Storm Front (Derrick Storm)
By Richard Castle
When high-level bankers throughout the world are being tortured and murdered by his old nemesis, Derrick Storm is called in by the CIA to figure out who Volkov is working for and why. With the help of a beautiful and mysterious foreign agent, Storm uncovers a plot that could destroy the global economy.
By Camilla Lackberg
A suspicious drunk driving case and the death of an unpopular contestant on a local reality television show only seem unrelated when Detective Patrik Hestrom begins his investigation.
By Ania Szado
Set in fashion-driven New York in the 1940s, this tale, inspired by the life of the author of The Little Prince, follows a love triangle shared by the literary war pilot, a young fashion designer poised to launch her career, and Saint-Exupery’s estranged Salvadoran wife who is determined to win her husband back at all costs.
Summer Death (Malin Fors)
By Mons Kallentoft
Police Superintendent Malin Fors battles the challenges of an unprecedented heat wave in her Swedish town while investigating an attack on a teenage amnesiac, a case that is complicated by the subsequent murder of another teen.
Sweet Salt Air
By Barbara Delinsky
Two childhood friends reunite at a summer retreat, each harboring a horrible secret that would test the bounds of their longtime relationship if revealed.
Take, Burn or Destroy
By S. Thomas Russell
Embarking on a mission to destroy a French frigate and gather intelligence from a royalist spy during the height of the French Revolution, Charles Hayden of the HMS Themis discovers plans for an imminent invasion of England before being captured by a French squadron that challenges his efforts to warn his superiors.
The Time Between
By Karen White
Seeking atonement over her guilt that she caused her sister’s paralyzation, Eleanor takes a job caring for an elderly woman and becomes caught up in her life of passion, danger, heartache, and deception in Hungary during World War II.
By Claire Cook
Having reluctantly moved to New England only to see her marriage end due to infidelity, successful metal sculptor Melanie decides to conquer her driving phobia in order attend her high school reunion where she fantasizes about reconnecting with an old flame.
The Tower (Sanctus)
By Simon Toyne
FBI Agent J.J. Shepherd must find the missing director of a NASA Control Center as strange events erupt around the globe, while a pregnant and close-to-term Liv Adamson desperately searches for the final secrets of the prophecy explored in earlier Sanctus novels.
Trains and Lovers
By Alexander McCall Smith
Inspired by a love of trains and the nature of love, a series of intertwined romantic tales follows the experiences of four strangers traveling from Edinburgh to London who entertain each other with reminiscences about how trains have changed their lives.
By Colum McCann
Spanning 150 years and two continents, a tale reimagines the peace efforts of democracy champion Frederick Douglass, Senator George Mitchell, and World War I airmen John Alcock and Teddy Brown through the experiences of four generations of women from a matriarchal clan.
By Charles Martin
Living aboard a houseboat, reclusive Florida man grants a favor to one of his friends and becomes unwittingly involved in helping a troubled actress fake her own death.
We Need New Names
By NoViolet Bulawayo
Ten-year-old Zimbabwe native Darling escapes the closed schools and paramilitary police control of her homeland in search of opportunity and freedom with an aunt in America.
What Changes Everything
By Masha Hamilton
A young woman races against time to save her kidnapped husband, while a used book store owner deals with the loss of a son on an Afghan battlefield, and a mother travels to Kabul to tend to her wounded son.
When the Devil Drives
By Christopher Brookmyre
Actress turned private investigator Jasmine Sharp finds her simple missing persons case turning into a dangerous murder investigation when the disappearance of her client’s younger sister is linked to the shooting death of a prominent figure in the Scottish arts community.
The Why of Things
By Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop
Arriving at their summer home less than a year after the suicide of a teenage daughter, Joan and her family stumble on the death of a local young man and adopt his homeless dog before bonding with his grieving mother and learning that the victim’s death was not accidental.
The Widow Waltz
By Sally Koslow
Left penniless and shattered by devastating secrets revealed in the aftermath of her seemingly successful husband’s sudden death, Georgia rallies herself to pursue a new relationship and support her two daughters, who discover hidden talents that help them meet previously avoided responsibilities.
The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls
By Anton Disclafani
Exiled to an equestrienne boarding school in the South at the height of the Great Depression because of her mysterious role in a family tragedy, strong-willed teen Thea Atwell grapples with painful memories while she acclimates to the school’s strict environment.