The Affairs of Others
By Amy Grace Loyd
Unable to move on five years after the death of her young husband, Celia maintains strict boundaries with her tenants until a woman on the run from a marital betrayal compels Celia to expand her world in ways that make her more open to friendship, risk and intimacy.
By Rhidian Brook
Assigned to oversee the reconstruction of Hamburg in the tumultuous year following World War II, Colonel Lewis Morgan grieves the loss of his son while living with his family in the home of a German widower, an arrangement that forces both families to confront their passions and their true selves.
All the Land to Hold Us
By Rick Bass
Interweaving multiple narratives of the residents of Midland, Texas, a lonely widower, a spinster Mormon school teacher, a one-legged treasure hunter and a local beauty with big dreams are all connected by place and human longing against a backdrop of greed, regret and redemption.
Beloved Enemy (McClure/Carson)
By Eric Lustbader
A follow-up to Father Night finds Jack McClure wrongly implicated in the murder of a Cabinet member and hunting down a rogue intelligence operative who has been feeding information to one of the most aggressive terrorists of McClure’s career.
By Thomas Pynchon
An average mother of two working in investigation fraud gets drawn into a shady and eccentric underworld after looking into the finances of a billionaire computer geek.
A Blind Goddess (Billy Boyle World War II)
By James R. Benn
Returning to Italy in 1944 to tackle two cases, including a childhood friend’s entreaty to prove the innocence of a man who has been framed by racists and the murder of an accountant who may or may not have had military connections, U.S. Army Lt. Billy Boyle begins to suspect that his superiors do not want him to solve the crimes.
The Boy Who Could See Demons
By Carolyn Jess-Cooke
Taking the case of an extraordinary young patient in her mental health unit, child psychologist Anya observes the sensitive boy’s manifestations of deeply disturbing symptoms linked to his mother’s destructive tendencies in a case that challenges Anya’s own desires for redemption.
By Hannah Kent
Based on a true story, Kent relates the tale of a young woman in Iceland in 1829 who was accused of murder and sent to an isolated farm to await execution and tells the farmer’s family her side of the story.
By Geoffrey Girard
When teen clones of infamous serial killers escape from a secret government facility, former Army Ranger Shawn Castillo enlists the help of a lovingly raised teen clone of Jeffrey Dahmer to track down the escapees, who are targeting a major city with a mysterious chemical weapon.
The Carp Castle
By Harris Macdonald
After the First World War, a group of confused misfits find themselves bound together by a spell cast by a mystical cult leader named Moira.
The Childhood of Jesus
By J. M. Coetzee
David and Simon arrive in a strange land without knowledge of the language or customs in search of David’s mother.
By Tracey Garvis Graves
With her marriage in trouble after her husband loses his job, Claire’s friendship with a local police officer starts turning heads.
The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star
By Susan Wittig Albert
When the Texas Star herself – aviatrix Miss Lily Dare, the fastest woman in the world – is threatened and her plane sabotaged, the Darling Dahlias must weed through the rumors to find the truth in order to take down a saboteur who may be propelled by revenge.
By Sandra Brown
Already coping with Afghanistan battle fatigue, a journalist receives a tip he can’t ignore about a potentially huge story involving the son of terrorists who have been at large for 40 years.
Destroy Carthage (Total War Rome)
By David Gibbins
A first entry in a planned four-book series marking a collaboration between the best-selling author of Atlantis God and the Creative Assembly game development team is set in the world of Total War: Rome II and follows the rise of a Roman centurion whose battles against the Macedonians earn him admiration and enmity.
Dexter’s Final Cut (Dexter)
By Jeffry P. Lindsay
When an actor famed for losing himself in his characters performs research at the Miami Police Department and becomes fixated on Dexter Morgan, the blood-spatter analyst finds his every move shadowed and invasively analyzed in ways that make him fear exposure by the paparazzi.
Dick Francis’ Refusal
By Felix Francis
Retired investigator Sid Halley is lured back into the game exploring alleged race-fixing after the suspicious death of the chairman of the racing authority.
By Jonathan Lethem
A multigenerational saga focuses on two extraordinary women, including the tyrannical “Communist Rose,” who terrorizes her neighborhood with her absolute beliefs; and her brilliant but willful daughter Miriam, who flees her mother’s suffocating influence to embrace the Age of Aquarius counterculture of Greenwich Village.
The Edge of Normal
By Carla Norton
Struggling to live a normal life a decade after escaping her kidnappers, Reeve LeClaire agrees to help her therapist throughout the rehabilitation of another rescued abductee, only to discover that the girl is still being pursued by a ruthless predator.
By Paul Harding
The Pulitzer-Prize winning author of Tinkers offers an evocative book that follows a tumultuous inner-life journey of a father who grieves the loss of his daughter.
Evil Eye: Four Novellas of Love Gone Wrong
By Joyce Carol Oates
Featuring four stories of love gone horribly wrong, this disturbing collection includes “The Flat-Bed,” in which Cecelia, in order to enjoy the pleasures of intimacy with the love of her life, is forced to come face-to-face with the vile man who stole her innocence when she was just a child.
By Eric Lundgren
When his opera-singer wife goes missing, Sven Norberg must search the underworld of the declining Midwestern city of Trude where he encounters a cop called The Oracle, shifty music critics, rebellious librarians, and cult-like church members who have recruited his son.
The Final Cut
By Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison
Chief Inspector Nicholas Drummond of Scotland Yard investigates after the centerpiece of an exhibit of Crown Jewels is stolen from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and his colleague is murdered.
The Fountain of St. James Court; or, Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman
By Sena Jater Naslund
When writer Kathryn Callaghan finished her novel about painter Elisabeth Vigee-LeBrun, a survivor of the French Revolution who was despised for her sympathetic portraits of Marie Antoinette, she has a hard time leaving the 18th-century European world she has researched and returning to her own American life of 2012.
By James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
Detective Bennett comes out of the Witness Protection Program in an effort to stop the ruthless and charismatic killer, Manuel Perrine, who has sworn revenge.
A Guide for the Perplexed
By Dara Horn
While consulting at an Egyptian library, software prodigy Josie Ashkenazi is kidnapped and her talent for preserving memories becomes her only means of escape as the power of her ingenious work is revealed. Meanwhile, in her absence, Josie’s jealous sister Judith takes over her life at home.
Help for the Haunted
By John Searles
Struggling to cope with the loss of her parents, who helped haunted souls find peace, Sylvie Mason moves closer to the truth of what happened one fateful night as she comes to terms with her family’s past and uncovers secrets that have haunted them for years.
By Jerry B. Jenkins
A modern-day biblical scholar finds himself in a deadly race to locate the ancient parchments written by Saul of Tarsus before they are seized by nefarious antiquities thieves.
The Ice-Cold Heaven
By Mirko Bonne
Bonne describes the quest of Irish polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton in his 1914 attempt to be the first man to cross the Antarctic on foot, supported by 69 sled dogs, a crew of 28, and a 17-year-old stowaway.
In Calamity’s Wake
By Natalee Caple
To fulfill her adoptive father’s dying wish, Miette sets out to find her mother, the notorious Calamity Jane, and, while crossing the Badlands of the North American West in the late 1800s, meets a colorful cast of characters on her quest to find the woman who had forsaken her for a life of danger and adventure.
Japantown: A Thriller
By Barry Lancet
An American antiques dealer-turned-reluctant private investigator draws on his knowledge of Japanese culture to assist the San Francisco police department with the senseless murder of an entire family, a case that becomes more complicated when the killer targets him and his daughter.
Just What Kind of Mother Are You?
By Paula Daly
When her best friend’s 13-year-old daughter goes missing under her watch, Lisa Kallisto, an overwhelmed working mother, is wracked with guilt over her mistake and, after being publicly blamed, sets out to right a wrong, and rips apart her small-town community in an effort to discover the truth.
The Kill List
By Frederick Forsyth
A counter-terrorism unit hunts down the Preacher, a terrorist who radicalizes young Muslims into carrying out assassinations.
The Last First Day
By Carrie Brown
Passionately devoted to the husband whose family took her in as an orphan in childhood, Ruth wonders about her choices and the life they will share when her husband retires from his position as the legendary head of a private boys’ school to which the couple have given everything they have.
By Liad Shoham
When a brutal rape case is thrown out due to a procedural technicality and the suspect goes free, Detective Eli Nahum is determined to find the truth at any cost, especially after another rape occurs in a quiet Tel Aviv neighborhood.
Little Tokyo Informant
By Andrew Rosenheim
Investigating allegations about Soviet infiltration of high levels of the U.S. government in the fall of 1941, FBI Special Agent Jimmy Nessheim investigates the mysterious disappearance of a key informant and embarks on a high-risk undercover mission in Hawaii hours before the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
By Allan Gurganus
Returning to his mythological town of Falls, North Carolina, the author offers three novellas that reflect contemporary Southern life, especially where freer sexuality and looser family ties are concerned.
The Longest Ride
By Nicholas Sparks
After being trapped in an isolated car crash, the life of an elderly widower becomes entwined with that of a young college student and the cowboy she loves.
Love Potion Number 10 (Jana Bibi Adventures)
By Betsy Woodman
Scottish-born fortune teller Jana Bibi, while exploring her newest hobby of dream interpretation, samples Abenath’s intoxicating brew called “Love Potion Number 10,” which she soon comes to discover is the magic elixir its inventor thinks it is.
By Jhumpa Lahiri
Frequently mistaken for each other in spite of very different natures, brothers Subhash and Udayan Mitra pursue their respective lives in rebellion-torn Calcutta in the 1960s, until a shattering tragedy compels Subhash to return to India where he endeavors to heal family wounds.
The Maid’s Version
By Daniel Woodrell
A maid for a prominent family in Missouri is determined to find justice after her younger sister is one of 42 people killed at a mysterious explosion at a local dance hall.
A Man of His Own
By Susan Wilson
Returning home from World War II with injuries that shatter his professional baseball dreams, Rick Stanton is reunited with his beloved dog, Pax, who had been volunteered for the Army’s K-9 Corp and who has forged an equally strong bond with a soldier who joins Rick’s family.
The Mayan Secrets
By Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry
While vacationing in Mexico, Sam and Remi Fargo discover a skeleton with an ancient Mayan book full of secrets and information so powerful, many people would do anything to possess it.
The Miner’s Lady (Land of Shining Water)
By Tracie Peterson
Believing her younger sister’s secret romance with the son of a rival family to be hopeless in the face of a long-standing feud, Chantel reluctantly agrees to help the couple, only to find herself falling in love with the young man’s older brother, a situation that is further complicated by a tragic mining accident.
By Koren Zailckas
The disturbing fate of a runaway older sister is gradually revealed in a tale told from the perspectives of the Hurst family, including a teen girl whose use of hallucinogens has landed her in a mental ward; an autistic youth who is regressing into his own world; a workaholic and alcoholic father; and an insidiously manipulative mother.
By Diane Chamberlain
Caring for her family on their mid-20th-century farm after the loss of her parents, 15-year-old Ivy connects with Grace County social worker Jane, who strains her personal and professional relationships due to her advocacy of Ivy’s family, whose dark secrets test Jane’s resolve against racial tensions and state-mandated sterilizations.
Never Go Back (Jack Reacher)
By Lee Child
In this sequel to 61 Hours, Jack Reacher finally arrives in Virginia in the hopes of contacting the woman he spoke with on the phone, only to be drafted back into the Army where he confronts life-changing elements of his past.
By Tom Perrotta
A new collection by the best-selling author of The Leftovers focuses on suburban nuclear families who must cope with new protagonists and concerns, including “Senior Season;” “Nine Inches;” and “The Smile on Happy Chang’s Face.”
Others of My Kind
By James Sallis
Agreeing to help a young woman who has been abducted and traumatized, just the way she was many years before, Jenny Rowan, a production editor for the local public TV station, finds long-buried memories coming to the surface, which sets in motion an unexpected chain of events in a world of political turmoil.
By Michael Gruber
When a shattering piece of news awakens his buried desire for vengeance, Richard Marder, with nothing left to lose, sets out to punish the people whose earlier actions changed his life. With an old army buddy by his side, Marder encounters a colorful cast of characters along the way.
By Jason Mott
When their son Jacob, who died tragically at his 8th birthday party in 1966, arrives on their doorstep, still 8 years old, Harold and Lucille Hargrave must navigate a strange new reality as chaos erupts around the world when people’s loved ones return from beyond.
By Michael Farris Smith
A tale set in a Katrina-ravaged Mississippi of the near future follows the experiences of a man who elects to remain behind when ongoing storms force most people to flee, and who is brutally attacked by two hitchhikers who steal his supplies and family mementos, a crime that prompts him to seek revenge for everything he has lost.
The Secret Keeper (Home to Hickory Hollow)
By Beverly Lewis
Setting aside her modern life to join an Amish community as a mother’s helper, Jennifer attracts the attentions of multiple suitors and hides a personal secret that she fears will complicate her efforts during the Proving time.
By Kim Stanley Robinson
Life and culture experienced as a Cro Magnon during the paleolithic period is explored in a new thriller from the best-selling author of 2312.
The Sleep Room
By F. R. Tallis
While managing a controversial project – a pioneering therapy in which extremely disturbed patients are kept asleep for months – psychiatrist James Richardson, sensing something uncanny about the subjects, is forced to question everything he knows about the human mind.
By Alice McDermott
The National Book Award-winning author chronicles the ordinary life of a woman named Marie, from her childhood to her old age, as she experiences the changing world of her Irish-American enclave in Brooklyn, in this novel that speaks of life as it is lived on a daily basis.
Songs of Willow Frost
By Jamie Ford
Confined to Seattle’s Sacred Heart Orphanage during the Great Depression, a Chinese-American boy becomes convinced that a certain movie actress is actually the mother he has not seen since he was 7 years old, a belief that compels a determined search for answers.
Stay Up With Me
By Tom Barbash
Wickedly humorous, this provocative collection of original stories explores the many ways we try to connect to each other and the world around us, from a newly single mother who interferes with her son’s love life to a young man guiltily conning an elderly couple out of their home in the Adirondacks.
By Norman Rush
When the ringleader of a group of former college friends dies suddenly, the survivors gather at his Catskills estate to memorialize his life, pitting Iraq war protestor Ned against a wife who longs to become pregnant and believes that the deceased did not truly value his friendships.
By Ivan Doig
After inheriting a fixer-upper, newlywed Morrie Morgan returns to 1920s Butte, Montana, to fight a rival newspaper and help the miners working for the Anaconda Copper Mining Company.
Then We Take Berlin
By John Lawton
In 1963, freelance private investigator Joe Wilderness, a former MI6 agent and black market con artist, agrees to one last Berlin scam involving smuggling of people from one side of the wall to the other.
By Joe R. Lansdale
Recently orphaned, Jack Parker witnesses his grandfather’s murder and his sister’s abduction by bank robbers while traveling to his uncle’s farm in East Texas and vows revenge.
By Lisa Gornick
When her grown son, his wife, and their young son move in with her, successful Manhattan psychologist Myra hires Eva, a Peruvian immigrant newly arrived in New York, as a nanny. As Eva insinuates herself into the family, the household reaches a disastrous boiling point.
By Nicholson Baker
An accomplished poet tries his hand at songwriting, Quaker meetings, and tobacco experiments while he copes, badly, with his ex-girlfriend’s new relationship with a local NPR host.
By Robert Boswell
A young, seemingly successful therapist tries to put his life back on track while falling in love with another woman and struggling with financial woes.
The Wedding Gift
By Marlen Suyapa Bodden
Given the slave half-sister she grew up with as a wedding gift, Sarah is subsequently rejected by her suspicious husband and returned to her parents’ home, setting in motion a series of events that destabilize the once-powerful family and test the abiding bonds between its women.
What Are the Chances
By Kenny Rogers and Mike Blakely
The Grammy Award-winning country music artist and the Spur Award-winning author of Summer of Pearls present the story of a rock musician who launches a solo career by working as a celebrity spokesman for a televised poker tournament, only to discover that the event is fronting a dangerous conspiracy.
Who Asked You?
By Terry McMillan
Already burdened with the dramas of her other adult children, BJ finds herself caring for her grandchildren when one of her daughters disappears.
The Widow’s Guide to Sex and Dating
By Carole Radziwill
After her husband, Charlie, a renowned sexologist and writer who was pompous yet charming, supportive yet unfaithful, dies, 34-year-old Manhattanite Claire Byrne must reinvent herself and vows to find the kind of passionate love she never really had.
The Windsor Faction
By D. J. Taylor
Assembling a cast of real and imaginary characters in a terrifying reinvention of history, this dramatic novel, set in 1939 London, reveals the existence of a secret organization determined to derail the war effort against Nazi Germany during Edward VIII’s reign as King of England.
The Woman Who Lost Her Soul
By Bob Shacochis
During the late 1990s, humanitarian lawyer Tom Harrington travels to Haiti during a time of brutal guerilla warfare and civilian kidnappings in to investigate the murder of a beautiful and seductive photojournalist named Jackie Scott.
The Wrong Girl (Jane Ryland and Jake Brokan)
By Hank Phillippi Ryan
Investigating allegations against an adoption agency that is suspected of reuniting adopted children with the wrong birth parents, Jane Ryland finds her efforts suspiciously tied to Jake Brogan’s case involving a young woman’s brutal murder and the disappearance of a baby.