By Whitley Strieber
When brilliant police detective Flynn Carroll’s young wife vanishes inexplicably in the middle of the night, his obsessive investigation reveals a string of similar disappearances and draws the attention of secret police Special Agent Diana Glass, whose team invites Carroll into their world of extraordinary challenges and lethal dangers.
Amor and Psycho: Stories
By Carolyn Cooke
A lyrical collection of short stories includes “Francis Bacon,” in which an aspiring writer crafts sexual fantasies for an Upper East Side mogul; and “The Boundary,” in which a resident artist on a Native American reservation connects with a troubled teen.
Amy Falls Down
By Jincy Willett
After decades of isolation, Amy Gallup suffers a head injury on the day she is scheduled to participate in a newspaper interview with a journalist who perceives her post-injury confusion as the ramblings of a genius, a mistake that reunites Amy with her former literary agent, a move that catapults her to fame and rekindles her literary ambitions.
By Andrea Barrett
In this collection of five short stories, a 12-year-old boy discovers the wonders of science and the natural world from motorized bicycles to airplanes, x-ray technology to genetics.
By Toby Barlow
In this provocative novel of love, mortality and responsibility set in Paris in 1959, a CIA agent mystified by Parisian girls, a beautiful young witch, a police detective turned into a flea while investigating a murder, and a fun-loving American in way over his head all find their paths crossing in unusual ways.
Blood of the Lamb
By Sam Cabot
Dispatched to reclaim a centuries-old Vatican document containing a world-changing secret, American Jesuit priest Thomas Kelly and Italian art historian and secret vampire Livia Pietro follow cryptic clues in the work of a 19th-century poet while being ruthlessly pursued by a dangerous adversary.
Bones of the Lost (Temperance Brennan)
By Kathy Reichs
While examining a bundle of Peruvian dog mummies confiscated by U.S. Customs and dealing with personal turmoil, forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan finds herself in the center of a human trafficking conspiracy when she investigates the murder of a teenage girl.
By Anne Sward
An American debut by an award-winning author from Sweden follows the secret friendship of young Lo and Lukas, who bond over a mutual love for a favorite film and whose relationship is destroyed by a mystery that unfolds throughout Lo’s travels from Berlin to Copenhagen and New York.
By Mark Slouka
Still reeling from the death of his older brother, a 16-year-old track star befriends a street-fighting rebel and together they search for redemption amidst the social changes of 1968.
Claire of the Sea Light
By Edwidge Danticat
When a vibrant seven-year-old disappears from her Haitian community at the same time her father agonizingly decides to give her up so that she can have a better life, the ensuing search reveals the painful stories of neighbors whose lives the child touched.
Close My Eyes
By Sophie McKenzie
Grieving for eight years after the stillborn death of her daughter and exhausted by her efforts to get pregnant again, writer Geniver Loxley is astonished when a stranger claims that the baby was stolen and is still alive, a revelation that strains Geniver’s grasp on sanity and fractures her relationship with her husband.
The Collini Case
By Ferdinand Von Schirach
Rookie defense lawyer Caspar Lienen is placed at risk when he seeks an acquittal for an unassuming retiree who has admitted to the brutal murder of a prominent industrialist but whose refusal to defend himself is linked to World War II and vulnerabilities of the German legal system.
The Color Master: Stories
By Aimee Bender
A volume of tales by the author of the best-selling The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake features characters who pursue connections through love, sex, and family, including a golden-haired girl who appears in an orchard to apple-eating workers; a woman who cannot resume normal life after sharing a fantasy with her husband; and an unattractive woman who stays with her ogre husband after he accidentally eats their children.
Compound Fractures (Dr. Alan Gregory)
By Stephen White
Boulder psychologist Alan Gregory discovers that the obstacles threatening his personal and professional arenas are being orchestrated by unrecognized enemies who force him to reconsider what he has long believed about trust and love.
The Daughters of Mars
By Thomas Keneally
Joining the war effort as nurses in 1915, two spirited Australian sisters carry a guilty secret but become the friends they never were at home as they find unknown courage in the face of extreme danger when they serve alongside remarkable women during the First World War
The Dying Hours (Tom Thorne)
By Mark Billingham
Struggling to adjust back to a life in service to the queen after 25 years as a detective, Tom Thorne is forced to work alone when he pursues suspicions that a spate of elderly suicides are more sinister, a case that estranges him from his colleagues and places his life at risk.
By Kevin Maher
A teenager in 1980s Dublin becomes involved with a gorgeous older girl but also suffers abuse by a local priest and becomes increasingly troubled.
By Karen Mack and Jennifer Kaufman
A tale inspired by the true-life affair between the eminent Austrian psychoanalyst and his sister-in-law, Minna Bernays, depicts Minna as a well-educated woman with a sharp mind, characteristics that make her a poor candidate for traditional women’s roles but which fuel her fascination with her shunned brother-in-law’s pioneering theories on human sexuality.
The Girl You Left Behind
By Jojo Moyes
Unwillingly rendered an object of obsession by the Kommandant occupying her small French town in World War I, Sophie risks everything to reunite with her husband a century before a widowed Liv tests her resolve to claim ownership of Sophie’s portrait.
The Glass Ocean
By Lori Baker
The newly-orphaned daughter of a glassblower recounts the circumstances of her abandonment, the weight of her inheritance and her parents’ strained marriage in Victorian England, events that were marked by her father’s efforts to render previously unseen sea creatures in glass.
The Goddess Chronicle
By Natsuo Kirino
Raised in her beautiful sister’s shadow on a mystical island, headstrong Namima is ordained to guide the spirits of the dead to the underworld while her sister becomes her family’s next oracle, a fate that guides her from a first experience of love to a scalding betrayal that compels her pursuit of vengeance.
Going Home Again
By Dennis Bock
Choosing a nomadic life to in order to manage the language academies he has established in different countries, Charlie Bellerose separates from his wife and bonds with his brother, whose acrimonious divorce challenges Charlie’s views about his sense of familial responsibility.
The Good Lord Bird
By James McBride
Fleeing her violent master at the side of abolitionist John Brown at the height of the slavery debate in Kansas Territory during the mid-19th-century, Henry pretends to be a girl to hide his identity through the historic raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859.
The Good Thief’s Guide to Berlin (Charlie Howard)
By Chris Ewan
Enjoying a crime spree from his new home in Berlin, part-time writer Charlie Howard is summoned by Her Majesty’s Government to recover a sensitive item allegedly stolen by four embassy employees, an assignment that is complicated by his witness to a murder.
The Gravity of Birds
By Tracy Guzeman
When a famous reclusive painter asks them to sell a never-before-seen portrait, an art history professor and an eccentric young art authenticator find their task complicated when the artist requires that they locate the two women in the portrait who seem to have disappeared.
Hostage (Bishop: Special Crimes Unit)
By Kay Hooper
The search for an escaped bank robber in the Appalachian Mountains turns more dangerous than either Haven operative Luther Brinkman or Agent Callie Davis could have thought.
The Husband’s Secret
By Liane Moriarty
Discovering a tattered letter that says she is to open it only in the event of her husband’s death, Cecelia is unable to resist reading the letter and discovers a secret that shatters her life and the lives of two other women.
By Javier Marias
Breakfasting daily at a Madrid café where she fantasizes about her fellow patrons’ idyllic marriage, Maria Dolz offers condolences to a widow whose husband has been shockingly murdered, an act that leads to a new relationship and disturbing insights into the crime.
It’s Not Love, It’s Just Paris
By Patricia Engel
Studying for a year in Paris away from her Colombian immigrant family’s business in America, Lita del Cielo falls in love with the ailing son of a notorious right-wing politician and struggles to choose between staying with him in France or returning home to fulfill her family’s dreams.
Justice for Sara
By Erica Spindler
A decade after being acquitted of her beloved sister’s murder, Katherine McCall receives chilling anonymous letters that compel her to return to her hostile hometown and team up with Detective Luke Tanner to learn the truth about what happened.
Kind of Cruel (Zailer & Waterhouse)
By Sophie Hannah
Visiting a hypnotherapist to help her chronic insomnia, Amber resurrects a vague memory during her session before being arrested for the brutal murder of a woman she does not know, a situation that compels her to investigate the memory in order to clear her name.
The Last Alibi (Jason Kolarich)
By David Ellis
Abusing drugs, alcohol, and casual sex after a traumatic case, Jason Kolarich resists the advances of a beautiful woman who is not whom she seems at the same time that he is hired to defend a serial killer who subsequently disappears in the wake of violent attacks.
Last Car Over Sagamore Bridge
By Peter Orner
This collection of short stories from the author of Love and Shame and Love includes tales about a woman who is widowed before her divorce is finalized and two brothers who play under the infamous bridge at Chappaquiddick.
The Last Witness (Badge of Honor)
By W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth
Investigating rumors about a new partnership between the Mexican drug cartels and the Russian mob, Philadelphia homicide detective Matt Payne attempts to dismantle an increasingly violent operation involving Russian sex slaves and kidnapped foster teens.
Let Me Go (Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell)
By Chelsea Cain
Attending a masked Halloween party as part of his investigation into Jack Reynolds’ drug enterprise, Detective Archie Sheridan recognizes the handiwork of killer Gretchen Lowell when one of the guests is murdered, a situation that forces Archie to risk everything and reevaluate the people he most trusts.
By Wilton Barnhardt
Presiding over her family and its legacy of significant Civil War memorabilia, North Carolina society maven Jerene Jarvis Johnston takes increasingly haphazard steps to protect her grown children from their own heedlessness.
The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P
By Adelle Waldman
A rising star in Brooklyn’s literary scene who is drawn to women in spite of commitment issues engages in lively intellectual conversations while considering relationships with three women who force him to decide what he really wants out of life.
A Marker to Measure Drift
By Alexander Maksik
Enduring a homeless and numb existence that she prefers over remembering the horrors of her brutal past, Jacqueline, a young Liberian, is eventually forced to confront the realities of her life and endures a harrowing journey of psychological turmoil while returning to human society.
Massacre Pond (Mike Bowditch)
By Paul Doiron
Investigating the senseless slaughter of five moose found on the estate of a wealthy animal rights activist, Game Warden Mike Bowditch finds the controversial case turning more sinister when the activist’s daughter is killed in a suspicious accident, compelling Bowditch to risk losing everything he cares about.
By James Patterson & David Ellis
After the beautiful Diana Hotchkiss is found murdered outside her apartment, an obsessive man discovers she was leading an illicit double life.
By Susan Choi
Warned about the controversial and womanizing activities of Professor Nicholas Brodeur before her arrival at his prestigious university, graduate student Regina Gottlieb is nevertheless captivated by his charisma and good looks before falling prey to his volatile wife in ways that resonate throughout subsequent years.
The Never List
By Koethi Zan
Having lived lives of careful prudence, best friends Sarah and Jennifer are abducted from a cab and held captive for three years in a dungeon-like cellar by a sadistic man, a trauma Sarah endeavors to understand a decade later as she pursues healing, only to unravel a horrifying mystery.
By Marisha Pessl
When the daughter of an enigmatic cult horror film director is found dead in an abandoned Manhattan warehouse, veteran investigative journalist Scott McGrath discounts the official suicide ruling and probes into the strange circumstances of the young woman’s death while being drawn into the director’s eerie world.
The Night of the Comet
By George Bishop
Fourteen-year-old Alan Broussard is swept up by his geeky science teacher father’s community-wide comet-watching activities, which only serve to exaggerate his father’s inadequacies, his mother’s unhappiness, his sister’s struggles for independence, and his own loss of innocence.
No Regrets, Coyote
By John Dufresne
A forensic consultant is at odds with the police after viewing a crime scene where a family of five was brutally murdered.
The Omega Project
By Steve Alten
Joining a scientific team originally scheduled to travel to one of Jupiter’s moons, tech genius Robert Eisenbraun is put into hibernation against his will and awakens on a hostile Earth where he must defeat a technological adversary of his own making.
On the Come Up: Based on a True Story
By Hannah Weyer and Anna Simpson
Dreaming of a world beyond her urban neighborhood, pregnant 13-year-old AnnMarie Walker lands a lead role for a movie being filmed in Manhattan and enjoys instant but short-lived fame before the realities of her regular life return, forcing her to survive through grit and determination.
Paris Was the Place
By Susan Conley
Taking a job in 1980s Paris teaching asylum-seeking immigrant girls, Willie Pears reevaluates her views about family and romantic commitment while bonding with her young charges, including a young Indian girl who involves her in a desperate attempt for freedom.
The People in the Trees
By Hanya Yanagihara
Joining an anthropologist’s expedition in 1950 to discover a lost tribe on a remote Micronesian island, a young doctor investigates and proves a theory that the tribe’s considerable longevity is linked to a rare turtle, a finding that brings worldwide fame but unexpected consequences.
By Linda Spalding
Shunned by his Quaker community for marrying a servant girl, Daniel Dickinson pursues a new life on the early 19th-century Virginia frontier, where his family’s values are tested by the challenges of homestead life and the moral dilemma of slave ownership.
By Janice Clark
The 15-year-old heir of a once-prospering seafaring dynasty in New England lies ensconced in the family’s crumbling ancestral mansion until studies concerning the secrets of Greek history and navigation inspire her to undertake a voyage that reveals her family’s haunted history.
The Realm of Last Chances
By Steve Yarbrough
Taking a less prestigious job that entangles her in university politics while her obsessive-compulsive husband works on their new home, Kristin gravitates toward a younger divorced man with whom she ultimately has an affair.
Return to Oakpine
By Ron Carlson
Returning after a successful 30-year career as a novelist, terminally ill Jimmy comes back to his hometown in Wyoming and reconnects with three former band mates from his high school years including two who never left town and the third, a Denver lawyer, who has returned to sell his parents’ home.
Robert the Bruce (Guardians Trilogy)
By Jack Whyte
Inspired by the life of 14th-centry Scottish warrior king Robert I, Whyte traces a young fighter’s witness to the splintering of Scotland after the crowning of John Balliol before he engages in a decades-long fight between the nobility and England for independence.
By Thomas H. Cook
Sharing a seemingly tranquil relationship with his brilliant bohemian wife, liberal college arts professor Samuel Madison unexpectedly is put on trial for her murder and faces a hostile community and media blitz along with his daughter’s distrust, all of which cause him to reevaluate his marriage and fall in love with his dead wife all over again.
By Kelly Braffet
While a late-shift convenience-store clerk navigates the pitfalls of his father’s imprisonment and the baffling attentions of two young women, a high-school freshman endures her parents’ fundamentalism, her sister’s bad-girl reputation and cruel classmates by joining a circle of dark misfits.
By Stephanie Michaka
A tale inspired by the life of writer Raymond Carver traces a passionate writer’s intense first marriage, supportive second marriage, escalating conflict with his editor and sober final decade during which he strives to have his stories published as written.
By Ursula Deyoung
A young teenager finds himself drawn into an adult world of lust, jealousy, betrayal and confusion while spending the summer with his extended family in a large summer house on the coast of Maine in 1928.
By Charlie Huston
A fringe CIA agent unites with a robotics developer to help bring down an elaborate cyber-terrorist attack that originated in Mumbai.
The Skull and the Nightingale
By Michael Irwin
When his wealthy godfather asks him to serve as his proxy so he can experience vicariously the extremes of love and passion, Richard Fenwick soon finds his manipulative experiments into the workings of human behavior taking a tragic turn and searches for a way to escape this Faustian pact.
By Paul Yoon
Though he is a stranger in a strange land, a North Korean war refugee seeks a new life in a port town on the coast of Brazil and longs to connect with four people who slip in and out of his life, only to be haunted by his traumatic past.
Speak of the Devil
By Allison Leotta
Prosecutor Anna Curtis is assigned to bring in a terrifying man known as Diablo, a vicious criminal who led a brutal attack on a brothel, a case that calls her to question everything she believes about good and evil when her investigation leads to one of America’s most violent street gangs and a devastating discovery.
Strong Rain Falling (Caitlin Strong)
By Jon Land
Barely surviving a gun battle that she discovers was targeting the teen sons of Cort Wesley Masters, Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong embarks on an investigation with surprising ties to an opium smuggling operation that helped finance the Mexican Revolution.
A Tap on the Window
By Linwood Barclay
A grieving father, private investigator Cal Weaver offers a ride to a teenage girl in the hopes of finding information about the drug dealer responsible for his son’s death.
Tell No Lies
By Gregg Hurwitz
Attempting to enter private practice against the wishes of his wealthy mother, counselor Daniel Brasher receives the first of a baffling sequence of threats directed toward murder victims and struggles to understand how he is supposed to stop a killer who is deftly outmaneuvering the authorities.
Ten Things I’ve Learned About Love
By Sarah Butler
Drawn to dangerous world regions and unconventional career paths, Alice, the black sheep of the family, rushes to say goodbye when she learns her father is dying. Meanwhile, Daniel, an artist in failing health, clings to thoughts of the daughter he has never been able to find.
By Robert K. Tanenbaum
While trying to clean up a corrupt longshoreman’s union, a whistleblower is brutally murdered, and district attorneys Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi work together to expose the ruthless union leader as the fraud and murderer that he is before the body count increases.
By Michael Palin
An ordinary man who is at a crossroads in his life accepts an offer to travel to India as part of an effort to write the biography of an elusive but highlight influential activist and humanitarian. By the Monty Python comedian and acclaimed travel writer.
By Gabriel Roth
A jaded Silicon Valley millionaire who, as an awkward teen kept data notebooks on all his crushes, falls for a smart, young journalist and must decide if a dark secret in her past should impact their present and future.
By Nicholas Mennuti and David Guggenheim
While hiding out in Cambodia after betraying his former boss, Kyle West swaps passports with a mysterious fellow American and suddenly finds himself chased by Russians, the Chinese, the CIA, and a gorgeous, but lethal, trained assassin.