The Boy by Tami Hoag: When Detective Nick Fourcade enters the most brutal and confusing crime scene he’s ever seen, he must work to find the killer of seven-year-old, KJ. He was murdered by an intruder, yet his mother is alive and well, a witness left behind to tell the tale. When the very next day KJ’s sometimes babysitter goes missing, the town is terrified that a maniac is preying on their children.
Bird Box by Josh Malerman: In an apocalyptic near-future world, a mother and her two small children must make their way down a river, blindfolded. One wrong choice and they will die. And something is following them–but is it man, animal, or monster?
The Best of Us by Robyn Carr: Leigh Culver loves practicing medicine in Timberlake, Colorado. The only drawback is she misses her Aunt Helen, the woman who raised her. When Helen visits, she is surprised to find her niece still needs her, especially when it comes to her love life. But then Leigh takes Helen out to Sullivan’s Crossing, and Helen finds herself falling for the place and one special person.
The Winter of the Witch by Kathryn Arden: Moscow has burned nearly to the ground. Vasya finds herself on her own, amid a rabid mob that calls for her death, blaming her witchery for their misfortune. Then a vengeful demon returns, renewed and stronger than ever, determined to spread chaos in his wake and never be chained again. Turmoil plagues the Muscovites and the magical creatures alike, and all find their fates resting on the shoulders of Vasya.
The Dakota winters by Tom Barbash: Returning to his childhood home in 1979 New York’s famed Dakota apartments, a former Peace Corps volunteer is swept up in a raucous celebrity effort to reignite his late-night host father’s stalled career.
Turning Point by Danielle Steel: Four exceptional trauma doctors are chosen for an honor and a unique project: to work with their counterparts in Paris in a mass-casualty training program. When an unspeakable act of mass violence galvanizes them into action, their life in Paris becomes a turning point: a time to face choices than they have ever made before – with consequences that will last a lifetime.
Golden State by Ben Winters: In the Golden State, knowingly contradicting the truth is the greatest crime–and stopping those crimes is Laz’s job. In its service, he is one of the few individuals permitted to harbor untruths, to “speculate” on what might have happened. … And when those in control of the facts twist them for nefarious means, the Speculators are the only ones with the power to fight back.
Connections in Death by J.D. Robb: Homicide cop Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband are building a brand-new school and youth shelter. They hire child psychologist Dr. Rochelle Pickering–whose own brother pulled himself out of a spiral of addiction and crime with Rochelle’s support. Then Lyle is found dead with a syringe in his lap. Eve’s investigation confirms that this wasn’t just another OD, and they must venture into the gang territory where Lyle used to run, and its ugly underground world.
Verses for the Dead by Preston and Child: Pendergrast and his new teammate, junior agent Coldmoon, are assigned to Miami Beach, where a rash of killings are distinguished by a confounding M.O.: cutting out the hearts of his victims and leaving them – along with cryptic handwritten letters – at local gravestones, unconnected save in one bizarre way: all belonged to women who committed suicide.