French Exit by Patrick deWitt: From bestselling author Patrick deWitt comes a brilliant and darkly comic novel about a wealthy widow and her adult son who flee New York for Paris in the wake of scandal and financial disintegration. A number of characters round out the cast: a bashful private investigator, an aimless psychic proposing a séance, a doctor who makes house calls with his wine merchant in tow, and the inimitable Mme. Reynard, aggressive houseguest and dementedly friendly American expat.
The Missing Star by Lucinda Riley: The six D’Aplièse sisters have each been on their own incredible journey to discover their heritage, but they still have one question left unanswered: who and where is the seventh sister? They only have one clue – an image of a star-shaped emerald ring. The search to find the missing sister will take them across the globe; from New Zealand to Canada, England, France and Ireland, uniting them all in their mission to at last complete their family.
Cul-de-sac by Joy Fielding: A shooting lays bare the secrets harbored by five families in a sleepy suburban cul-de-sac where a diverse group of neighbors – husbands and wives with struggling marriages and successful careers, an elderly widow and her unsavory grandson, and “happy” newlyweds – all harbor secrets, all bear scars, and all have access to guns. Not all will survive the night.
The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny: When Chief Armand Gamache is asked to provide security for an event held by Professor Abigail Robinson he discovers an agenda so repulsive he begs the university to cancel the lecture. Discussions become debates, debates become arguments. As sides are declared, a madness takes hold. When a murder is committed, it falls to the Chief Inspector and his team to investigate the crime as well as this extraordinary popular delusion. And the madness of crowds.
You Can Run by Karen Cleveland: A CIA analyst makes a split-second decision that endangers her country but saves her son–and now she must team up with an answer-hungry journalist she’s not sure she can trust. As the two begin to work together, they uncover a vast conspiracy that will force them to confront their loyalties to family and country. You Can Run is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that will have you asking: What would you do to save the ones you love?
Billy Summers by Stephen King: When Billy Summers was twelve years old, he shot and killed his mother’s boyfriend after he kicked Billy’s sister to death. At 17, he enlisted in the army and for nearly twenty years, he’s worked as a paid assassin. He’s a good guy in a bad job, and he wants out. And then something happens that changes everything for Billy. A stranger needs rescuing, and Billy sacrifices the safety of his own perfectly devised new life to offer her protection.
Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict: In 1909, Clementine Churchill steps off a train with her husband, Winston. An angry woman emerges from the crowd to attack, shoving him in the direction of an oncoming train. Just before he stumbles, Clementine grabs him by his jacket. This will not be the last time Clementine saves her husband. Lady Clementine is the ferocious story of the brilliant and ambitious woman beside Winston Churchill who would not surrender either to expectations or to enemies.
Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson: Colleen and Rich Gundersen are raising their young son, Chub, on the rugged California coast. It’s 1977. For generations, the community has lived and breathed timber; now that way of life is threatened. Told in prose as clear as a spring-fed creek, this book paints a portrait of a family whose bonds are tested and a community clinging to a vanishing way of life. It’s a story of the enduring power of love—between husband and wife, mother and child, and longtime neighbors.
The Noise by James Patterson: In the shadow of Mount Hood, sixteen-year-old Tennant is checking rabbit traps with her eight-year-old sister Sophie when the girls are suddenly overcome by a strange vibration rising out of the forest, building in intensity until it sounds like a deafening crescendo of screams. From out of nowhere, their father sweeps them up and drops them through a trapdoor into a storm cellar. But the sound only gets worse…