New Fiction

The Echo Maker by Richard Powers: On a winter night on a remote Nebraska road, twenty-seven-year-old Mark Schluter has a near-fatal car accident. His older sister, Karin, returns reluctantly to their hometown to nurse Mark back from a traumatic head injury. But when Mark emerges from a coma, he believes that this woman–who looks, acts, and sounds just like his sister–is really an imposter.

The ultimatum by Karen Robards: Thief. Manipulator. Con artist. Call it what you will–Bianca St. Ives is the best. But her latest gig had a little hiccup–if you count two hundred million dollars and top secret government documents going missing as little. Her father also died on the mission. The thing is, the US government doesn’t believe he’s really dead, and they’ll stop at nothing to capture him.

The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion: on the cusp of turning fifty, Adam Sharp likes his life. But he can never quite shake off his nostalgia for what might have been: his blazing affair more than twenty years ago with an intelligent and strong-willed actress named Angelina Brown. And then, out of nowhere, from the other side of the world, Angelina gets in touch.

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz: A brilliant and strikingly original reimagining of the classic whodunit (a la Agatha Christie) with a contemporary mystery wrapped around it.

Undaunted by Diana Palmer: Falling in love with her boss’s handsome millionaire neighbor was easy for young Kate Martin. Despite the vast differences between them, and a past that’s left Garrett Carlton reclusive and wary, Kate gambles her heart on a desire that rocks them both. But there’s something Garrett doesn’t know: Kate is responsible for an accident that changed his life forever.

The Changeling by Victor LaValle: Apollo’s wife Emma seems to be exhibiting signs of post-partum depression, but it becomes clear that her troubles go far beyond that. Emma commits a horrific act–beyond comprehension–and vanishes, seemingly into thin air. Thus begins Apollo’s odyssey through a world he only thought he understood to find a wife and child who are nothing like he’d imagined.

The Two-Family House by Linda Loigman: Brooklyn, 1947: in the midst of a blizzard, in a two-family brownstone, two babies are born minutes apart to two women. They are sisters by marriage with an impenetrable bond forged before and during that dramatic night; but as the years progress, small cracks start to appear and their once deep friendship begins to unravel.

The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz: “I very much need to be dead.” These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for–but took his own life. In the void that remains stands his widow, Jane, surrounded by questions destined to go unanswered … unless she does what all the grief, fear, confusion, and fury inside of her demands: find the truth, no matter what.

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