White by Michael Klein: Chick Moore, County Attorney in Hooker County, Nebraska, watches a young, terrified woman fling herself in front of a train. Murders occur, which are rare in the sparsely populated Sandhills, and soon a white slave trade originating in this remote part of the country is discovered.
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins: A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl, parentless and friendless.
Camino Island by John Grisham: Mercer Mann is a young novelist approached by an elegant, mysterious woman working for an even more mysterious company. A generous offer of money convinces Mercer to go undercover and infiltrate Bruce Cable’s, a prominent dealer in rare books, circle of literary friends, ideally getting close enough to him to learn his secrets. But eventually Mercer learns far too much.
The Ebb Tide by Beverly Lewis: When Sallie Riehl is given an opportunity to nanny in Cape May for the summer, she befriends a Mennonite college student who shares her love of learning and worries what her parents would think.
Secrets in Summer by Nancy Thayer: Darcy Cotterill, 30 and divorced, works at the Nantucket library during the day. She spends most nights in her backyard, gazing at the stars. She’s on the brink of starting a relationship with a local carpenter, Nash, when she gets new neighbors for the summer, the most unexpected of whom are her ex-husband, his new wife, and step-daughter.
Only Skein Deep by Maggie Sefton: Giselle is the young wife of Henry Callahan, a Fort Connor banking scion, who traded in his previous wife of forty years for a newer model. Giselle’s prowess as a skilled country club golfer and social climber puts her on someone’s hit list. When she is found dead on the greens at the golf club, Kelly and her Lambspun crew worry that a vicious killer is in their midst.
Come Sundown by Nora Roberts: The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. When a bartender leaves the resort late one night, and owners Bo and Cal discover her battered body in the snow, it’s the first sign that danger lurks in the mountains that surround them.
Humans, Bow Down by James Patterson: The Robots have won the Great War and now humans must submit to them or be banished to a desolate place. However Six, a woman, is on the run and determined to save humanity before the robots finish what the Great War started and wipe humans off the face of the earth, once and for all.