Terns of Endearment by Donna Andrews: A cruise becomes a nightmare when the ship brakes down. Then a woman has jumps overboard, leaving behind her shoes, shawl, and a note. The note reveals she’s a disliked member of a writers’ group onboard for a retreat. The captain decides not to investigate, but Meg’s father decides they need to look into whether there was possible foul play while the prime suspects are all stuck on board.
Very Nice by Marcy Dermansky: A comic novel of race, money, sex, liberalism, and bad behavior in our post-Obama-era featuring a wealthy Connecticut divorcee, her college-age daughter, and the famous Pakistani-American novelist who seduces them both.
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead: Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the South of the early 1960s, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy the future. Elwood is sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called the Nickel Academy, a grotesque chamber of horrors where any boy who resists is likely to disappear “out back.” Formed in the crucible of the evils Jim Crow wrought, the boys’ fates will be determined by what they endured at the Nickel Academy.
One Good Deed by David Baldacci: In 1949, World War II veteran and recent convict Aloysius Archer is released on parole with instructions to stay out of trouble, but when he becomes the suspect in a murder, he must track down the killer to avoid being sent back to prison.
Dark Age by Pierce Brown: Darrow wages a rogue war on Mercury, hoping he can salvage the dream of Eo. As he leaves death and destruction in his wake, his legacy as a hero is in question. Meanwhile, Lysander au Lune has returned to the Core to try to unite the treacherous Gold families.
The Whisper Man by Alex North: After the sudden death of his wife, Tom Kennedy believes a fresh start in a new town will help him and his young son Jake heal. But the town has a dark past. Twenty years ago, “The Whisper Man” murdered five residents. Just as Tom and Jake settle into their new home, a young boy vanishes. Now, detectives Amanda Beck and Pete Willis must find the boy before it is too late, even if that means Pete has to revisit his great foe in prison: The Whisper Man.
The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter: A routine admission at Atlanta’s Emory Hospital goes tragically wrong and sets off a catastrophic wave of destruction. Will, a Georgia bureau agent, is forced undercover in a perilous game of hunter and prey that leads him into the Appalachians and a remote compound where a radical group has hatched a diabolical plan for murder on a massive scale.
The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott: A thrilling tale of secretaries turned spies, of love and duty, and of sacrifice–inspired by the true story of the CIA plot to infiltrate the hearts and minds of Soviet Russia, not with propaganda, but with the greatest love story of the twentieth century: Doctor Zhivago.
The Shameless by Ace Atkins: When two reporters show up asking questions about a twenty-year-old suspicious death, Sheriff Quinn Colson can’t offer much help as he is trying to shut down the criminal syndicate that has had a stranglehold on Tibbehah County, Mississippi for years.