16th Seduction by James Patterson: Still reeling from her husband’s betrayal, Lindsay Boxer investigates a wave of possibly unnatural heart attacks claiming the lives of seemingly unrelated victims while assisting the prosecution of a bomber with a hostile defense team.
The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick: A prequel to the Sword of Truth series follows the experiences of Magda Searus, who is shunned by her community members when she makes unsettling discoveries about her powerful husband’s suicide and ventures out into a war-stricken world.
The Horse Dancer by JoJo Moyes: When Sarah’s grandfather gives her a beautiful horse named Boo–hoping that one day she’ll follow in his footsteps to join an elite French riding school, away from their gritty London neighborhood–she quietly trains in city’s parks and alleys. But then her grandfather falls ill, and Sarah must juggle horsemanship with school and hospital visits.
Earthly Remains by Donna Leon: During an interrogation, Brunetti acts rashly, doing something he quickly comes to regret, and in the fallout, he realizes that he needs a break on Sant’Erasmo, one of the largest islands in the laguna. The stay goes according to plan until David Casati, the caretaker of the house, goes missing following a sudden storm and Brunetti feels compelled to investigate, to set aside his leave of absence and understand what happened to the man who had become his friend
The Bertie Project by Alexander McCall Smith: Bertie’s mother Irene discovers that her son has been exposed to the worst of evils–TV, ice cream parlors, and unsanctioned art. Her wrath descends on Bertie’s long-suffering father, Stuart, who has found a reason to spend more time outside of the house and has a new spring in his step. What does this mean for the residents of 44 Scotland Street?
The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve: A novel based on the true story of the largest fire in Maine’s history follows the experiences of a pregnant woman who struggles to protect her two young children and watches her home burn while her husband joins the volunteer firefighters.
One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline: A struggling single mother of a high-school pitcher, a shy kid with a future in major-league baseball, fears that she’s losing her grip on her son. He’s being lured down a darker path by one of his teammates, a secretly disturbed young man from an affluent family, whose excellent grades and fun-loving manner conceal his violent criminal plans.
Against All Odds by Danielle Steel: The story of a long-widowed proprietor of a top flight haute couture resale shop and her four adult children, who, in their search to find the right partners for themselves, encounter and struggle with some very difficult and modern problems facing young people today.
The Burial Hour by Jeffrey Deaver: A businessman snatched from an Upper East Side street in broad daylight. A miniature hangman’s noose left at the scene. A nine-year-old girl, the only witness to the crime. With a crime scene this puzzling, forensic expertise of the highest order is absolutely essential. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are called in to investigate. Soon the case takes an even stranger turn.