Hello, Summer by Mary Kay Andrews:Star reporter Conley is about to take a fancy new position in Washington, D.C. When the new job goes up in smoke, Conley finds herself right back where she started, working for her sister, who is trying to keep The Silver Bay Beacon afloat. Then Conley witnesses an accident that ends in the death of a local congressman—a beloved war hero with a shady past. The more she digs into the story, the more dangerous it gets.
The Goodbye Man by Jeffrey Deaver:Colter Shaw infiltrates a sinister cult after learning that the only way to get somebody out . . . is to go in. Undercover, Shaw joins the mysterious group, risking everything despite the fact that no reward is on offer. He soon finds some people will stop at nothing to keep their secrets hidden . . . and to make sure that he or those close to him say “goodbye” forever.
Camino Winds by John Grisham: Welcome back to Camino Island, where anything can happen – even a murder in the midst of a hurricane, which might prove to be the perfect crime. The local police are overwhelmed in the aftermath of the storm and ill equipped to handle the case. Bruce begins to wonder if the shady characters in Nelson’s novels might be more real than fictional. As he starts to investigate, what he discovers between the lines is more shocking than any of Nelson’s plot twists – and far more dangerous.
Miss Austen by Gill Hornby: Moving back and forth between the vicarage and Cassandra Austen’s vibrant memories of her years with Jane, interwoven with Jane’s brilliantly reimagined lost letters, Miss Austen is the untold story of the most important person in Jane’s life. With extraordinary empathy, emotional complexity, and wit, Gill Hornby finally gives Cassandra her due, bringing to life a woman as captivating as any Austen heroine.
The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd: Grounded in meticulous research and written with a reverential approach to Jesus’s life that focuses on his humanity, The Book of Longings is an inspiring, unforgettable account of one woman’s bold struggle to realize the passion and potential inside her, while living in a time, place and culture devised to silence her. It is a triumph of storytelling both timely and timeless, from a masterful writer at the height of her powers.
The Streel by Mary Logue: The year is 1880, and a young Irish woman turned reluctant sleuth as she tries to make her way in a strange and often dangerous new world. From the famine-stricken city of Galway to the bustling New York harbor, to the mansions of Summit Avenue in St. Paul, and finally to the raucous hustle of boomtown Deadwood, Logue’s new thriller conjures the tricky everyday realities of a young immigrant surviving by her wits and grace in nineteenth-century America.
Savage Son by Jack Carr: Deep in the wilds of Siberia, a woman is on the run, pursued by a man harboring secrets–a man intent on killing her. A traitorous CIA officer has found refuge with the Russian mafia with designs on ensuring a certain former Navy SEAL sniper is put in the ground. Half a world away, James Reece is recovering from brain surgery, unbeknownst the Russian mafia has set their sights on Reece in a deadly game of cat and mouse.
Someone Like You by Karen Kingsbury: Maddie West is shaken to the core when she finds out everything she believed about her life was a lie. Dawson Gage’s life is destroyed when London Quinn, the only girl he had ever loved, is killed. Then he discovers she may have a sibling — the frozen embryo donated decades ago. When Dawson invites Maddie to Portland to connect with her long-lost relatives, the Quinns, her biological parents, welcome her into their lives. Maddie is intrigued by their memories of London, who was so much like her. Is this the family and the life she was really meant to have?
The Wedding Dress by Danielle Steel: From the glamorous San Francisco social scene of the 1920s, through war and the social changes of the ’60s, to the rise of Silicon Valley today, this novel takes us on a family odyssey as each generation faces the challenges of their day. From inherited fortunes at the outset to self-made men and women, the wedding dress remains a cherished constant for the women who wear it in each generation and forge a destiny of their own.
The 20th Victim by James Patterson: Three victims, three bullets, three cities. The shooters’ aim is as fearsomely precise as their target selection. When Lindsay realizes that the fallen men and women excel in a lucrative, criminal activity, she leads the charge in the manhunt for the killers. As the casualty list expands, fear and fascination with this suspicious shooting gallery galvanizes the country. The victims were no angels, but are the shooters villains . . . or heroes?
Sorry I Missed You by Suzy Krause: When Mackenzie, Sunna, and Maude move into a converted rental house, they are strangers with only one thing in common—important people in their lives have “ghosted” them. So when a near-indecipherable letter arrives in their shared mailbox—hinting at long-awaited answers—each tenant assumes it’s for her. But the more they learn about each other, the more questions (and suspicions) they begin to have. All the while, creepy sounds and strange happenings around the property suggest that the ghosts from their pasts might not be all that’s haunting them
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