Buttons and Lace by Penelope Sky: I owe him a debt. A big one. The payment can’t be settled with money or favors. He only wants one thing. Me. Every action gets a reward. A button. Once I fill his jar with three hundred and sixty-five buttons, he’ll let me go. He’ll let me walk away. But I have to earn every single one. By submitting to the darkest, cruelest, and most beautiful man I’ve ever known.
The People vs. Alex Cross by James Patterson: As Cross fights for his professional life and his freedom, his former partner John Sampson brings him a gruesome, titillating video tied to the mysterious disappearances of several young girls. Despite his suspension from the department, Cross can’t say no to Sampson. Cross will do whatever it takes to stop a dangerous criminal … even if he can’t save himself.
Sleep No More by P.D. James: Sometimes there’s more mystery in the why or how. And although we usually come to know the unfortunate fates of both victim and perpetrator, what of those clever few who plan and carry out what appears to be the perfect crime? The six stories contained here draw us into the thinking, the rationalizations, the dreams and desires, behind both murderous cause and effect.
The Armageddon File by Stephen Coonts: After one of the most contentious and divisive elections in American history, the new president is finally settling into the West Wing. But when his chief of staff discovers evidence that voting machines in key counties in swing states were tampered with, Jake Grafton and Tommy Carmellini race to solve the mystery of a potentially rigged election.
Broken Monsters by Lauren Buekes: Detective Gabriella Versado investigates after disturbing displays that fuse the bodies of murder victims with those of animals are uncovered in abandoned Detroit buildings.
Every Breathe You Take by Mary Higgins Clark: The fifth collaborative novel in the Under Suspicion series by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke, takes place at the Met Gala in New York City.
Untamed by Nora Roberts: Lion-tamer Jovilette Wilder has the heart of a lion and the temper of a wildcat. When she crosses paths with Keane Prescott, her claws are bared. Jo is certain her beguiling new boss endangers everything she cares for at the circus, but can’t deny the overpowering attraction that sizzles between them. Keane’s kisses leave her breathless with longing, but can he tame her heart?
The House of Unexpected Sisters by Alexander McCall Smith: Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are approached by their part-time colleague, Mr. Polopetsi, with a troubling story: a woman, accused of being rude to a customer, has been wrongly dismissed from her job. Mma Ramotswe investigates, but discovers unexpected information that causes her to reluctantly change her views about the case.
The Secret, Book, & Scone Society by Ellery Adams: When a visiting businessman reaches out to Nora for guidance and then is found dead on the train tracks, Nora forms the Secret, Book, and Scone Society, a group of damaged souls yearning to gain trust and earn redemption by helping others, and to join the society, members must divulge their darkest secret.