The Maidens by Alex Michaelides: A Greek tragedy professor at Cambridge, Fosca is adored by staff and students alike-particularly by the members of a secret society of female students known as The Maidens. Mariana is a brilliant but troubled group therapist who becomes fixated on The Maidens when one member, a friend of Mariana’s niece Zoe, is found murdered in Cambridge, and she becomes convinced that, despite his alibi, Edward Fosca is guilty of the murder.
Virtue by Hermione Hoby: Arriving in New York City for an internship, Luca feels invisible but finds himself drawn to a wealthy white couple, a prominent artist and her filmmaker husband. As summer arrives, Luca is swept up in the fever dream of their marriage, joining them at their beach house, and nurturing an infatuation both frustrating and dangerous. Only after he learns of a spectacular tragedy in the city he has left behind does he begin to realize the moral consequences of his allegiances.
Choose Me by Tess Gerritsen: Taryn Moore is young, beautiful and brilliant…so why would she kill herself? When Detective Frankie Loomis arrives on the scene to investigate the girl’s fatal plunge from her apartment balcony, she knows in her gut there’s more to the story, especially after the autopsy reveals that the college senior was pregnant.
The Sweetness of Water by Nathaniel Harris: In the waning days of the Civil War, brothers Prentiss and Landry, freed by the Emancipation Proclamation, seek refuge on the homestead of George Walker and his wife, Isabelle. Parallel to their story runs a forbidden romance between two Confederate soldiers. The young men, recently returned from the war, hold their trysts in the woods. But when their secret is discovered, the resulting chaos, including a murder, unleashes repercussions on the entire community.
The Bone Code by Kathy Reichs: A medical waste container containing two decomposed bodies washed ashore, and Tempe is called to investigate. Meanwhile, authorities in South Carolina become alarmed as a human flesh-eating contagion spreads. So focused is Tempe on identifying the container victims that, initially, she doesn’t register how their murders and the pestilence may be related. But she does know someone is protecting a dark secret-and willing to do anything to keep it hidden.
The Third Grave by Lisa Jackson: The old Beaumont mansion is a rotting shell of its once-grand self, especially after a disastrous hurricane that leads to a grisly find in the cellar. Three graves. But only two skeletons… For Nikki, the discovery is a gift, the perfect subject for her next crime book. Rumors are widespread that the burial site is the resting place of the Duval sisters. There is more to the sisters’ disappearance than anyone ever guessed.
Beach Read by Emily Henry: January, a romance writer who no longer believes in love, and August, a literary writer stuck in a rut, engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever after. As the summer stretches on, January discovers a gaping plot hole in the story she’s been telling herself about her own life, and begins to wonder what other things she might have gotten wrong, including her ideas about the man next door.
Aftershock by L.T. Ryan: Rachel Hatch closes a major chapter in her life. A new one begins with an offer from an old friend. This offer puts Hatch at odds. The agency responsible for her father’s murder and who nearly took her life in the mountains of Colorado is now offering her a job opportunity. Lives hang in the balance as Hatch sets out to honor her code. She quickly finds that things are not what they seem in the small town of Breakneck, Alaska. Hatch finds an ally in the most unlikely of places.
It’s Better This Way by Debbie Macomber: After divorce shatters her family, one woman’s struggle to pick up the pieces finally leads to a new beginning–but is the past truly behind her? New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber explores the powerful intersections of love and family in this poignant novel.