The Daughters of Foxcote Manor by Eve Chase: When a baby girl abandoned just beyond their garden gate, she brings a family much-needed sunlit peace, until a visitor detonates the family’s tenuous happiness. All too soon, a body lies dead in the woods. Forty years later, London-based Sylvie, having buried her own origin story decades ago, never imagined her teenage daughter would have reason to dig up the past and ask Sylvie to finally face the secrets that lead her back to Foxcote Manor.
Total Power by Kyle Mills: When Mitch Rapp captures ISIS’s top tech expert, he reveals that he was on his way to meet a man who claims to have the ability to bring down America’s power grid. Rapp is determined to eliminate this figure, but the CIA’s trap fails. With no concept of how this unprecedented act was accomplished, the task of getting the power back on could take months, even years.
Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman: In an unforgettable novel, that traces a centuries-old curse to its source, beloved author Alice Hoffman unveils the story of Maria Owens, accused of witchcraft in Salem, and matriarch of a line of the amazing Owens women and men. When Maria is abandoned by the man who declared his love for her, she follows him to Salem, Massachusetts. Here she invokes the curse that will haunt her family and learns the rules of magic she will carry with her for the rest of her life.
Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith: While visiting his family in Cornwall, Private Detective Cormoran Strike agrees to take on a cold case involving a woman who went missing in mysterious circumstances in 1974. As Strike and his partner in the agency, Robin Ellacott, investigate the disappearance, they come up against a fiendishly complex case with leads that include tarot cards, a psychopathic serial killer, and witnesses who cannot all be trusted.
Squeeze Me by Carl Hiaasen: A prominent high-society matron–who happens to be a fierce supporter of the President and founding member of the POTUSSIES–has gone missing at a swank gala. When the wealthy dowager Kiki Pew Fitzsimmons is later found dead in a concrete grave, panic and chaos erupt. The President immediately declares that Kiki Pew was the victim of rampaging immigrant hordes. This, as it turns out, is far from the truth.
The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult: Dawn is on a plane when she is told to prepare for a crash landing. She braces herself as thoughts flash through her mind. The shocking thing is, the thoughts are not of her husband but of a man she last saw fifteen years ago: Wyatt Armstrong. Dawn, miraculously, survives the crash, but so do all the doubts that have suddenly been raise. As the story unfolds, Dawn’s two possible futures unspool side by side, as do the secrets and doubts buried with them.
The Awkward Black Man by Walter Mosely: Bestselling author Walter Mosley has proven himself a master of narrative tension, both with his extraordinary fiction and gripping writing for television. The Awkward Black Man collects seventeen of Mosley’s most accomplished short stories to display the full range of his remarkable talent. Touching and contemplative, each of these unexpected stories offers the best of one of our most gifted writers.
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig: Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets? Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.
One by One by Ruth Ware: Getting snowed in at a luxurious, rustic ski chalet high in the French Alps doesn’t sound like the worst problem in the world. Especially when there’s a breathtaking vista and others to keep you company. Unless that company happens to be eight coworkers…each with something to gain, something to lose, and something to hide. As each hour passes without any sign of rescue, panic mounts, the chalet grows colder, and the group dwindles further – one by one.