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New Fiction August 2022

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Fantasy & Science fiction

40 by Alan Heathcock

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From the award-winning author Alan Heathcock comes an American myth of the future: a vision of civil war, spectacle, and disaster of biblical proportions.

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The Art of Prophecy by Wesley Chu

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When the prophecy anoints the wrong hero, Jian decides to save the kingdom from a cruel immortal god-king anyway with the help of a ragtag group of allies, including a grandmaster of magical marital arts, a straight-laced warrior and a chaotic assassin.

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Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: an Arcane History of the Oxford Translators Revolution by R. F. Kuang

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A Chinese boy orphaned by cholera and raised in Britain is trained to work at Oxford's prestigious Royal Institute of Translation, the world's center for translation and magic through silver working where must choose between competing loyalties.

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The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean

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Part of The Family, a secret line of people for whom books are food, Devon, raised on a carefully curated diet of fairytales and cautionary stories, discovers that real life doesn’t always come with happy endings when her son is born with an insatiable hunger for human minds.

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Councilor by L. E. Modesitt

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A man invulnerable to the emotional manipulations and surveillance of empaths, Steffan Dekkard, is appointed to the Council of Sixty-Six and immediately becomes the target of an assassination in the second novel of the series following Isolate. Grand Illusion No. 2

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Denial by Jon Raymond

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In 2052, when climate change has devastated much of the world and former fossil fuel executives have been tried for crimes against the environment, a Pacific Northwest journalist makes contact with a CEO fugitive and strikes up an unlikely friendship.

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Dirty Lying Faeries by Sabrina Blackburry

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When Thea Kanelos’ best friend drags her to an art gala (that’s definitely not her thing), she doesn’t expect a chance encounter with Devin Grayson to change her life forever.

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Dragons of Deceit by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman

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Destina Rosethorn plots to secure the Device of Time Journeying through the possession of another, more dangerous magical artifact so she can go back in time to save her father, who died in the War of the Lance. Dragonlace Destinies No. 1

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Face by Joma West

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In this future world, skin color is an aesthetic choice designed by professionals, consent is a pre-checked box on the path to social acceptance, and your online profile isn’t just the most important thing—it’s the only thing.

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The First Binding by R. R. Virdi

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Both a legend and a monster, Ari, an immortal hiding as a storyteller, travels a timeless road, never staying for long lest his sins and reputation find him, tells the story of how he let loose the First Evil. Tales of Tremaine No. 1

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Flying the Coop by Lucinda Roy

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Struggling with her shocking metamorphosis while her friends battle their own demons, Ji-Ji embarks on a journey to liberate herself and defy the status quo in the second novel of the series following The Freedom Race. Dreambird Chronicles No. 2

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Glacier's Edge by R. A. Salvatore

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Jarlaxie, the lone survivor of the raid on the slaad fortress, must escape the ice caverns and get help for his friends by pulling together a team with unimaginable power in the follow-up to Starlight Enclave. Way of the Drow No. 2

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A Half-built Garden by Ruthanna Emrys

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Alerted to unknown pollutants in the Chesapeake Bay in 2083, Judy discovers the first alien visitors to Earth, who have come to save humanity from their ecologically-ravaged planet, despite the earthlings not wanting to be rescued.

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The Icarus Plot by Timothy Zahn

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When he is offered a proposal with an unlimited budget—to locate a secret project called Icarus, Trailblazer Gregory Roarke, while searching out new worlds for possible development, uses this opportunity as a chance for long-delayed payback.

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The Princess and the Scoundrel by Beth Revis

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Spending their honeymoon on a luxury vessel journeying to the most wondrous worlds in the galaxy, Han Solo and Princess Leia soon discover that the war is not over as the remnants of the Empire still cling to power, bringing the fight to them. Star Wars series

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The Spear Cuts Through Water by Simon Jimenez

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When an ancient god escapes her royal captivity and flees from her own children, the triplet Terrors, she, along with a guard broken by a guilt-stricken past and an outcast fighting for his future, embarks on a 5-day pilgrimage in search of freedom—and end the Moon Throne forever.

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A Taste of Gold and Iron by Alexandra Rowland

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In Arasht, a kingdom where princes can tell what substances are precious metals through touch, Kadou and his sister uncover a counterfeiting conspiracy, amounting to heresy, which could bring about his country's ruin.

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The Women Could Fly by Megan Giddings

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Fourteen years after her mother’s disappearance, Josephine, with her future in doubt in a world where sing women are closely monitored, is offered the opportunity to honor one last request from her mother’s will and leaves her regular life to feel connected to her one last time.

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General Fiction

All the Ruined Men: Stories by Bill Glose

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Authentic short stories of soldiers fighting a "forever war," in combat and back home.

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All This Could Be Different by Sarah Thankam Mathews

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Follows a young Indian American woman who is grappling with graduating into a recession, working a grueling entry-level corporate job and trying to date Marina, a beautiful dancer who always seems just beyond her grasp.

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Amy & Lan by Sadie Jones

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Amy and Lan grow up in a seemingly perfect, pastoral life on a 78-acre English farm, but discover the adults have secrets in the new novel by the author of the acclaimed, best-selling novel The Uninvited Guests.

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Amy Among the Serial Killers by Jincy Willett

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The author's most beloved characters return in this smart and funny take on the thriller genre. Amy Gallup No. 3

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Black Hamptons by Carl Weber & La Jill Hunt

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When a piece of land comes up for sale in this exclusive community, it sparks a war between the Brittons and the Johnsons. It’s old money versus new money, and neither family seems willing to compromise. Will the tension between them shatter any hopes of a peaceful summer?

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Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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A retired tennis champion comes out of retirement at age 37 after watching a young phenom beat her long-standing record at the 1994 US Open in the new novel from the New York Time best-selling author of Malibu Rising.

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Cyclorama by Adam Langer

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Ten teenagers are brought together by a high school production of The Diary of Anne Frank—which will influence the rest of their lives.

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Delphi by Clare Pollard

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A classics academic immersed in her studies of ancient prophecies becomes obsessed with predicting the future through chiromancy, zoomancy and oenomancy after the Covid-19 lockdown magnifies her imploding marriage and increasingly unreachable young son.

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Diary of a Void by Emi Yagi. Trans by David Boyd & Lucy North.

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Ms. Shibata starts a new job in Tokyo where, as the only woman, she is forced to do all the menial tasks, until she decides to fake a pregnancy that results in her coworkers treating her like a queen.

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Didn't Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta by James Hannaham

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After two decades in a men's prison, a free trans woman is surprised to see that New York City has changed as much as she has in the new novel by the award-winning author of Delicious Foods.

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Elizabeth Finch by Julian Barnes

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After taking a class, "Culture and Civilization," with the commanding, exacting Professor Elizabeth Finch, Neil develops an obsessive, intellectual crush on her in a novel of platonic, unrequited love by the Booker award-winning author of The Sense of an Ending.

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A History of Present Illness by Anna Deforest

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A young student doctor discovers the long hours and heartbreaking work at he hospital begin to blur the lines between her new life as a physician and the traumas she's tried to flee from her past.

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How to Fall Out of Love Madly by Jana Casale

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A woman settling into a comfortable domesticity with her male roommate after their third roommate leaves is stunned, and vows to hold onto him no matter what, when he brings home the gorgeous girlfriend he's never mentioned.

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The Hundred Waters by Lauren Acampora

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When Gabriel, a young artist-environmentalist arrives in the affluent town of Nearwater, Connecticut, former model and photographer Louisa Rader, who is trying to vitalize the provincial local art center, and her preteen daughter are pulled under his spell, with consequences that disrupt the Rader’s world forever.

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The Last Karankawas by Kimberly Garza

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A kaleidoscopic debut about a tight-knit community of Mexican and Filipino American families on the Texas coast.

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The Last White Man by Mohsin Hamid

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As people across the land awaken in new incarnations, Anders, whose skin turns dark, confides only in Oona, an old friend turned new lover, deciding to use this as chance at a kind of rebirth, in this novel of transcendence over bigotry, fear and anger.

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The Making of Her by Bernadette Jiwa

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In 1996 Dublin, when Joan Egan receives a letter from Emma, the daughter whom she gave up for adoption, asking for a life-or-death favor, she, grappling with guilt, must confront her crumbling marriage and simmering tensions with her other daughter to keep her family together before it is too late.

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A Map for the Missing by Belinda Huijuan Tang

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A Chinese mathematician living in America returns to China after receiving word that his estranged father has vanished from his village, and reunites with a childhood friend he left behind as the pair search and grapple with their pasts.

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Meet Us by the Roaring Sea by Akil Kumarasamy

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A novel about yearning for connection in a violent and fractured world.

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Midnight on the Marne by Sarah Adlakha

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Set during the heroism and heartbreak of World War I, and in an occupied France in an alternative timeline, Sarah Adlakha’s Midnight on the Marne explores the responsibilities love lays on us and the rippling impact of our choices.

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Mika in Real Life by Emiko Jean

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Getting to know Penny, the daughter she placed for adoption 16 years ago, 35-year-old Mika Suzuki finds unexpected love with Penny’s widowed father and finally has a chance to have the life and family she’s always wanted until her deceptions catch up with her.

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Mother in the Dark by Kayla Maiuri

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When she receives a shattering call that threatens to destroy everything she’s worked so hard for, Anna must confront her tumultuous past dealing with her mercurial mother and the darkness that constantly threatened to consume her.

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Mount Chicago by Adam Levin

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After a one-in-ten-billion natural disaster devastates Chicago, a Jewish comedian, his biggest fan and the city’s mayor struggle to move forward while the world—literally—crumbles right under them.

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My Government Means to Kill Me by Rasheed Newson

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A fierce queer coming-of-age story follows the personal and political awakening of a young gay black man in 1980s New York City, from the television drama writer and producer of Narcos.

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The Night Shift by Natalka Burian

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Introduced to the shortcuts, secret passageways throughout NYC allowing you to jump through time and space to emerge in different parts of the city, Jean, intrigued but having a hard time dealing with the side effects, must discover their origins to save a friend.

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Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen

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From the New York Times best-selling author of Garden Spells comes an enchanting tale filled with magical realism and moments of pure love that won't let you go.

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Paul by Daisy Lafarge

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Arriving in southern France to volunteer on a farm, Frances, a young British grad student surrounded by scandal, immediately becomes involved with the farm’s enigmatic owner, Paul, a well-traveled older artist who draws her into an emotional battle of wills that threatens to stifle her voice and crush her independence.

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Perish by Latoya Watkins

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This sweeping family saga about a Black Texan family, which spans decades and is told in alternate chapters, follows four members of the Turner clan as they, called home to say goodbye to their mother and grandmother, must decide who is deserving of forgiveness and who bears the cross of blame.

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Rules at the School by the Sea: The Second School by the Sea Novel by Jenny Colgan

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Engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Maggie Adair, a teacher at Downey House the sea in Cornwall, must stop thinking about her colleague at the boys’ school down the road, while her boss, headmistress Veronica Deveral, must confront a scandalous secret she thought she’d buried forever. Little School by the Sea No. 2

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Sister Friends Forever by Kimberla Lawson Roby

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This powerful story of friendship follows four best friends who, leading very different lives, come together each month to discuss their hopes and dreams.

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Small Angels by Lauren Owen

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Returning home for the first time in years for her brother’s wedding, Kate must reconnect with the Gonnes sisters—especially Lucia, her first love—to protect the village from a menacing ghost lingering by the Small Angels church determined to destroy everything—and everyone—she loves.

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Smells Like Tween Spirit by Laurie Gelman

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Drawn into the somewhat-terrifying new social dynamics of wrestling moms, Jen Dixon, armed with her sense of humor, between school events and teaching spin classes, becomes immersed in sports mom competitiveness and middle-school drama while dealing with Max’s newfound misogynistic behavior. Class Mom No. 4

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Tick Tock by Fern Michaels

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In a thrilling new story of female empowerment, adventure and vigilante justice from a best-selling author, The Sisterhood reunites to avenge an attack against one of their own. Sisterhood No. 34

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Touch by Olaf Olafsson

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When he receives a message from a lover from the 60s who disappeared, restaurant owner Kristofer is pulled toward finding an answer to the mystery of her sudden departure, compelling him to travel to London and Japan just as the virus threatens to shut everything down.

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When We Were Bright and Beautiful by Jillian Medoff

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When her brother, a junior at Princeton, is arrested for assaulting his ex-girlfriend, 23-year-old Cassie Quinn, as reporters converge on her family’s Upper East Side landmark building, vows to prove his innocence, which means exposing her own darkest secrets to the world.

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Historical Fiction

Afterlives by Abdulrazak Gurnah

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A young man returns home years after being kidnapped to find his parents gone and his sister basically a slave in a multi-generational saga set during the colonization of east Africa that won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Benevolence by Julie Janson

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A young Darug girl is sent to the Parramatta Native School after White settlers begin to arrive and claim the continent for the British Empire and flees searching for a safe place in an increasingly unfamiliar world.

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Big Red by Jerome Charyn

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Rusty Redburn, a feisty but B-level gossip columnist from Kalamazoo is hired by a Columbia Pictures movie mogul to spy on the stars in a novel of old Hollywood glamour that reimagines the careers of Rita Hayworth and Orson Welles.

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The Codebreaker's Secret by Sara Ackerman

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In this dual-timeline historical novel of codebreaking, secrets, murder and romance, set in both 1943 Honolulu and 1965 Muana Kea Beach Hotel, follows two women—a cryptanalyist working to defeat the Japanese Army, and a rookie journalist investigating the disappearance of a high-profile guest during the hotel’s grand opening.

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Joan: A Novel of Joan of Arc by Katherine J. Chen

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A secular reimagining of the epic life of Joan of Arc.

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The Last Hours in Paris by Ruth Druart

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In 1963 Brittany, 18-year-old Josephine Chevalier uncovers a shocking secret about her mother that leads her to Paris where she learns the story of a forbidden love as a city fought for its freedom—and of a betrayal so deep, it changed two young lives forever.

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The Last of the Seven by Steven Hartov

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A German Jew and soldier seeking revenge for the deaths of his family, a young lieutenant is brought to recover in Sicily where he is recruited by a British major to join the newly formed X Troop, all “lost boys” driven not by patriotism but by vengeance.

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Mademoiselle Revolution by Zoe Sivak

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Fleeing from Haiti to Paris in 1791, Sylvie de Rosiers quickly becomes enamored with the aims of the Revolution, as well as with revolutionaries Robespierre and his mistress, Cornélie Duplay, and must decide whether to be an accomplice or risking losing her head as the Reign of Terror descends.

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The Many Daughters of Afong Moy by Jamie Ford

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The New York Times best-selling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet returns with a powerful exploration of the love that binds one family across the generations.

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Mercury Pictures Presents by Anthony Marra

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After America’s entry into WWII, Maria Lagana, an associate producer at Mercury Pictures, rises through a maze of conflicting politics, divided loyalties and jockeying positions until a man from her imprisoned father’s past threatens her carefully constructed facade.

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Moth by Melody Razak

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In 1946 Delhi, during the split of Pakistan from India, 14-year-old Alma, soon to be married, finds her family torn apart when her grandmother, determined to protect the family’s honor at any cost, interferes with the engagement.

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Mother of Strangers by Suad Amiry

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Based on a true story, this novel follows the lives of a gifted 15-year-old mechanic and the 13-year-old peasant girl he hopes to marry against the backdrop of the indiscriminate bombing of Jaffa and the displacements of Palestinian families, in this portrait of a city and a people irrevocably changed.

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The Orphans of Mersea House by Marty Wingate

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A USA Today best-selling author transports readers to postwar England’s Suffolk coast, in a rich historical drama about love lost—and promise found.

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Properties of Thirst by Marianne Wiggins

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Set against the background of World War II, this novel about the meaning of family and the limitations of the American dream follows rancher Rocky Rhodes as he is faced with a threat greater than the LA Water Corporation he’s battled for years—the building of a Japanese-American internment camp next to his ranch.

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The Rabbit Hutch by Tess Gunty

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Set in the post-industrial Midwest, this story of loneliness and community, entrapment and freedom, follows Blandine, who lives with three other teens in a run-down apartment building known as the Rabbit Hutch, as she embarks on a quest for transcendence that culminates in a shocking act of violence.

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Settling His Hash by William W. Johnstone & J. A. Johnstone

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Agreeing to cook for a group of cowboys heading for the Lone Star state with a small fortune, Mac Mackenzie serves up his own brand of bloody justice when their former cook, who is behind bars, sends out a gang of gunfighters to steal the loot.

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The Swift and the Harrier by Minette Walters

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In 1962 Dorset, as a bloody civil war breaks out between the king and Parliament, Jayne Swift, a physician from a Royalist family who offers her services to both sides of the conflict, finds herself drawn to William Harrier, her recurring companion at every event whom she should despise.

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The House of Fortune by Jessie Burton

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A stand-alone companion novel to the New York Times best-seller The Miniaturist is alive with the magic of 18th-century Amsterdam.

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The Thread Collectors by Shaunna J. Edwards & Alyson Richman

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In 1863, an ingenious young Black woman, who embroiders intricate maps on repurposed cloth to help enslaved men flee and join the Union Army, crosses paths with a Jewish seamstress who helps her discover that even the most delicate threads have the capacity to save us.

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Where the Sky Begins by Rhys Bowen

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In 1940 London, during World War II, Josie, with nothing left and nowhere to go, ends up at the estate of the aristocratic Miss Harcourt, a reluctant host of the survivors of the Blitz, and convinces her to open a tea shop, seeing it as a chance for everyone to begin again.

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Mystery & Detective

All Good People Here by Ashley Flowers

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Twenty years after a fellow six-year-old was abducted murdered, Margot returns to Wakarusa, Indiana, and is shocked when another child similarly goes missing in the debut novel from the host of the popular true crime podcast, Crime Junky.

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Bark to the Future by Spencer Quinn

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When dog Chet and his human, Bernie Little, run into a homeless panhandler who turns out to be an old classmate, they investigate his past in the thirteenth novel of the series following It's a Wonderful Woof. Chet & Bernie Mysteries No. 13

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A Dark and Stormy Tea by Laura Childs

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After witnessing the murder of her friend Lois' daughter, tea shop owner and amateur sleuth Theodosia Browning investigates and is surprised when so many suspects turn up in the latest addition to the long-running series, following Twisted Tea Christmas. Tea Shop Mysteries No. 24

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Dark Music by David Lagercrantz. Trans by Ian Giles.

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A street-smart Swedish police officer seeks help from a renowned authority on interrogation techniques to help solve the case of a murdered Afghani asylum-seeker in the new thriller from the author of The Girl in the Spider's Web.

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Death and the Decorator by Simon Brett

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Jude and Pete discover the handbag of a missing woman hidden in the wall of the locally known "Fiasco House" during renovations and investigate in the latest addition to the long running series following Guilt at the Garage. Fethering Mysteries No. 21

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Death at the Manor by Katharine Schellman

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The tortured spirits of the dead haunt a Regency-era English manor—but the true danger lies in the land of the living. Lily Adler Mysteries No. 3

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Die Around Sundown by Mark Pryor

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In German-occupied Paris of 1940, Henri Lefort has five days to solve a murder of a solider in the Louvre and during his investigation he encounters Pablo Picasso among a group of artist who know more than they will divulge.

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Dirt Creek by Hayley Scrivenor

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Detective Sergeant Sarah Michaels investigates the disappearance of a 12-year-old girl from a small town in rural Australia, who was last seen with a strange man by a schoolfriend who refuses to speak to the police.

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Fox Creek by William Kent Krueger

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Cork O'Conner tries to find his wife who had accompanied a mysterious stranger on a visit the ancient Ojibwe healer Henry Meloux before a group of mercenaries can in the latest novel of the series following Desolation Mountain. Cork O'Connor Mysteries No. 18

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Gangland by Chuck Hogan

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Nicky Passero, associate of Chicago crime boss Tony Accardo, is tasked with tracking down and returning items taken during a jewelry heist by whatever means necessary, an undertaking made more complicated by his being an FBI informant.

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The Hunt by Faye Kellerman

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When the biological mother of Peter and his wife Rina’s foster son is brutally beaten and her children taken, Peter, Rina and Gabe’s biological father, a former hitman-turned-millionaire, race against time to rescue them, ending in an explosive confrontation from which no one will emerge unscathed. Decker/Lazarus Novels

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Long Gone by Joanna Schaffhausen

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Chicago detective Annalisa Vega has nothing left to lose as she investigates the bizarre murder of a fellow detective whose ties to a killer in plain sight forces her to risk everything to reveal the truth. Detective Annalisa Vega No. 2

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Murder at Beacon Rock by Alyssa Maxwell

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The New York Yacht Club’s exclusive gathering at Newport, Rhode Island’s Beacon Rock mansion hits stormy seas in the summer of 1900 when reporter Emma Cross, a lesser Vanderbilt, discovers a drowned corpse. Gilded Newport Mysteries No. 10

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Murder in Westminster by Vanessa Riley

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The first in a vibrant, inclusive new historical mystery series by an acclaimed author portrays the true diversity of the Regency-era, as a widow whose skin color and notorious family history have left her with few friends she can rely on—just as the local vicar names her the prime suspect in a murder case. Lady Worthington Mysteries No. 1

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On Java Road by Lawrence Osborne

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Standing between two cultures, a British journalist living in Hong Kong, Adrian Gyle, as violence erupts during pro-democracy demonstrations, finds the old familiar urge to investigate when the girlfriend, and student protestor, of one of his oldest friends is murdered.

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Peg and Rose Solve a Murder by Laurien Berenson

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Polar opposites and bridge partners, 60-something former nun Rose and her sister-in-law Peg, who knows how to push all of Rose’s buttons, are drawn into a mystery—one they must work together to solve—when the bridge club’s most accomplished player is murdered and they fall under suspicion. Senior Sleuths Mysteries No. 1

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Round Up the Usual Peacocks by Donna Andrews

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While dealing with wedding plans and demanding out-of-town guests, Meg Langslow must help her nephew when a member of his true-crime podcast has a brush with death by tracking down three relatively local cold cases so she can figure who wants them silenced - forever. Meg Langslow Mysteries No. 31

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Shutter by Ramona Emerson

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A forensic photographer working for the Albuquerque police force, Rita Todacheene, who sees the ghosts of crime victims who point her toward the clues the other investigators overlook, is caught in the crosshairs of one of Albuquerque’s most dangerous cartels when a furious ghost sets her on a path of vengeance.

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To Kill a Troubadour by Martin Walker

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When songwriter Joel Martin’s song is banned by the Spanish government, which puts him in the crosshairs of a killer, Bruno, as French and Spanish governments agree to mount a joint operation to stop the assailants, must track down the extremists. Bruno, Chief of Police Series No. 15

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Witches by Brenda Lozano. Trans by Heather Cleary.

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Sent to report on the murder of Paloma, a legendary healer who entrusted her cousin Feliciana with all her secrets, Zoe finds her life twisting around Feliciana in a danse macabre as she begins to understand the hidden history of her own experience as woman.

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Romance

The Challenge by Danielle Steel

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When their children go missing, a group of parents, desperate to hear word that they’ve been found, a media frenzy ensures, heightening tensions and testing some already fragile relationships, forcing them all to reconsider what they once held dear.

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The Lost Ticket by Freya Sampson

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Arriving in London, brokenhearted Libby Nichols meets elderly Frank who has been riding the bus for 60 years, hoping to find a girl he met in 1962, and decides to help him search, finding her tightly controlled world expanding as she opens her heart to new friendships and romance.

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Mr. Perfect on Paper by Jean Meltzer

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The founder of J-Mate, the world’s most successful Jewish dating app, Dara Rabinowitz, when her beloved bubbe outs her list for “The Perfect Jewish Husband” on a TV news show, is thrust into the spotlight as she, with the help of a reporter, searches for true love.

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Quarter to Midnight by Karen Rose

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Joining a private investigative service for people who can’t find justice elsewhere in the crime-ridden city of New Orleans, marine Molly takes the case of a hot young chef who wants to prove that his NOPD father didn’t kill himself but was murdered.

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Quicksand by Janet Dailey

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Forced to trust Brock Tolman, the rancher who once swindled her father in a land deal, Tess Champion, working to save her family’s ranch from foreclosure, tries to deny the attraction between them, especially when they are stranded together and the truth of their relationship comes out. The Champions No. 3

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Thank You for Listening by Julia Whelan

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An audiobook narrator, former actress Sewanee Chester, after having a one-night stand with a handsome stranger in Las Vegas, returns home to narrate a romance novel and forms a connection with the anonymous author, but when his identity is finally revealed, she must risk everything for desire.

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Story Collections

Cat Brushing by Jane Campbell

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A collection of stories that follows a group of older women fighting to live the rest of their lives on their own terms, whether its having an intense nursing home or accidentally attending the funeral of a former boyfriend .

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Gods of Want: Stories by K. Ming Chang

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A collection of short stories that include tales about ghost cousins who haunt their living family members, a mother-in-law who bullies her son's wife into leaving, and two girls who make out in the belly of a plastic shark.

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Stories from the Tenants Downstairs by Sidik Fofana

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This collection of short stories follows each tenant in the Banneker Homes, a low-income high rise in Harlem where gentrification weighs on everyone’s mind, as they weave in and out of each other’s lives, endeavoring to escape from their pasts and forge new paths forward.

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Suspense

Alias Emma by Ava Glass

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A brand new secret agent, Emma Makepeace, is tasked with having only 12 hours to bring the son of Russian dissidents into protective custody while avoiding the assassins looking for him in one of the world's most-surveilled cities.

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Babysitter by Joyce Carol Oates

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The lives of three individuals, including the wife of a prominent businessman who is having an affair, a street hustler seeking to right an injustice and a serial killer called Babysitter, intersect in a Detroit suburb in the 1970s.

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Black Dog by Stuart Woods

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Introduced to a glamorous Manhattan socialite, Stone Barrington discovers his new companion has ties to a nefarious enemy who will stop at nothing to get what he wants, in the latest addition to the series following A Safe House. Stone Barrington No. 62

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The Blame Game by Sandie Jones

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A psychologist specializing in domestic abuse, Naomi, after her client’s file goes missing, wonders if her own dark past is coming back to haunt her— and if her clients aren’t the only ones in danger.

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Complicit by Winnie M. Li

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A Hollywood has-been lecturing at an obscure college decides to tell her side of the story and maybe exact some revenge when a journalist reaches out to her inquiring about her experiences working with a celebrated film producer.

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The Couple at Number 9 by Claire Douglas

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When, while renovating her grandmother Rose’s cottage, she uncovers the remains of two bodies, pregnant Saffron Cutler must protect Rose who suffers from Alzheimer’s from a murder inquiry, plunging her life in danger as she tries to piece together what Rose knows.

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Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney

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A family gathering for their matriarch's 80th birthday in her crumbling, gothic house on a tiny island begin disappearing one by one in the new novel from the New York Times best-selling author of Rock Paper Scissors.

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The Devil Takes You Home by Gabino Iglesias

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Agreeing to one final job—hijacking a cartel’s cash shipment before it reaches Mexico, hitman Mario, to salvage what’s left of his family, travels across the border and back with two other men whose hidden motivations are laid bare alongside nightmarish encounters that defy explanation.

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Do No Harm by Robert Pobi

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A series of suicides and accidental deaths in the medical community are actually well-disguised murders and only Lucas Page can see the pattern and discern the truth that no one else believes. Lucas Page No. 3

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The Family Remains by Lisa Jewell

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In this sequel to the best-selling The Family Upstairs, two women are faced with complicated mysteries that are linked to a cold case that left three people dead in a Chelsea mansion 30 years ago.

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Firestorm by Taylor Moore

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A powerful energy consortium begins an aggressive mining operation that threatens to destroy special agent Garrett Kohl's Texas ranch and his family's way of life in the new novel from the author of Down Range.

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Girl, Forgotten by Karin Slaughter

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Forty years after Emily Vaughn was murdered on her prom night, US Marshal Andrea Oliver picks up the cold case to find justice in the follow-up to the New York Times best-selling novel Pieces of Her. Andrea Oliver No. 12

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Haven by Emma Donoghue

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Two monks leave seventh-century Ireland in a boat searching for an isolated spot to found a new monastery, but instead drift out to sea and wind up on a bare, steep island inhabited by thousands of birds.

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Heat 2 by Michael Mann & Meg Gardiner

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Follows the formative years of homicide detective Vincent Hanna and an elite group of criminals and crime syndicates, in the new novel by the four-time Oscar-nominated filmmaker and writer-director of Heat, Collateral and Miami Vice.

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House of a Thousand Lies by Cody Luke Davis

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Brings a sinister serial-killer tale to life with hair-raising twists and chilling turns.

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The Housekeeper by Joy Fielding

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Hiring a housekeeper named Elyse to help care for her father and his wife Audrey, who has Parkinson’s, successful real estate agent Jodi Bishop soon discovers that the attractive 60-something widow is attempting to take over their lives when Audrey’s condition rapidly worsens.

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I Remember You by Brian Freeman

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After dying at a rooftop party in Las Vegas on the Fourth of July, Hallie Evers wakes up in the hospital, disoriented, but alive, with memories that are not fully her own and embarks on a cross-country search for answers.

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The Ink Black Heart by Robert Galbraith

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This sixth novel in the highly acclaimed, internationally best-selling series finds Cormoran and Robin ensnared in yet another case filled with twists and turns. Cormoran Strike No. 6

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The Lost Kings by Tyrell Johnson

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Jamie, keeping her demons at bay by drinking too much, sleeping with a married man and speaking to a therapist she doesn’t respect, must finally confront her father after 20 years, desperate to find out what happened that night long ago and why she was the one left behind.

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My Dirty California by Jason Mosberg

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After his family is murdered, Marty heads to Los Angeles to find out who did this and why—an investigation that leads him into a world of drug dealers, crooked cops, surf gangs and black-market profiteers where he crosses paths with three strangers who help him in his search.

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Nameless Acts of Cruelty by Julie Cameron

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Haunted by a dysfunctional childhood full of dark secrets, including the suspicious death of his younger sister, Jeremy Horton, after the death of his estranged mother, returns home where his unwelcome presence dredges up nameless cruelties and shameful secrets, putting everyone on edge.

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The Ninth Month by James Patterson with Richard Dilallo

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Landing in the hospital where it is revealed she is pregnant, successful marketing executive Emily Atkinson, as women in her wealthy social circles go missing, finds her pregnancy becoming decidedly high-risk as a faceless enemy follows her every move.

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The One Impossible Labyrinth by Matthew Reilly

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Making it to the Supreme Labyrinth, the most lethal and dangerous place he’s ever encountered, Jack West, Jr. must attempt the impossible against multiple rivals, against time and against the collapse of the universe itself. Jack West, Jr. No. 7

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Overkill by Sandra Brown

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When Eban, the scion of a wealthy North Carolina family who brutally attacked Rebecca Pratt, leaving her on life support, gets an early release from prison, brilliant state prosecutor Kate Lennon asks former Super Bowl MVP quarterback—and Rebecca’s ex-husband—to make an impossible decision for justice.

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Reckoning by Catherine Coulter

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Agent Savich is called in to help a commonwealth attorney put the big-time criminal responsible for her parents’ deaths behind bars, while Agent Sherlock is assigned to protect a 12-year-old piano prodigy—and granddaughter of a powerful crime boss— from would-be kidnappers. FBI Thrillers No. 26

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The Rule of Three by E. G. Scott

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In Kingsland, a private, gated community where people do their business away from prying eyes, three wives are shocked when their husbands end up dead during poker night, exposing them to a world of blackmail, revenge, bad business and their husbands’ most intimate desires.

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A Simple Choice by David Pepper

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A news correspondent and a former Supreme Court clerk join forces to investigate the mysterious death of a prestigious senator who jumped off a cliff in Maine in the new novel from the author of The Voter File.

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Stay Awake by Megan Goldin

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Liv Reese, waking up holding a bloodstained knife and her hands covered in scribbled messages, remembers nothing from the past two years and goes on the run for a crime she doesn’t remember committing, followed by someone who will do anything to stop her from remembering—permanently.

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A Tidy Ending by Joanna Cannon

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A British housewife living in a quiet neighborhood becomes obsessed with the former resident of her new house and her seemingly envious lifestyle while her husband starts acting suspicious and young women in town start to go missing.

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Traitor's Dance by Jeff Abbott

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While running his collection of bars and nightclubs around the world and trying to be a good suburban dad, undercover agent Sam Capra must track down the last American traitor, while facing a threat born of long-ago secrets that could change his and his son’s lives forever. Sam Capra No. 6

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Vanished by Lynda La Plante

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The up-all-night new Detective Jack Warr thriller from the Sunday Times best-selling author of Buried and Judas Horse. Buried No. 3

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Wake by Shelley Burr

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Living alone on her family’s sheep farm in Australia, Mina McCreery, whose sister disappeared 19 years earlier, places her trust in a young private investigator until his darker motivation is revealed, ultimately risking their lives and yielding shocking results.

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Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister

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Follows a mother who witnesses her teenage son stab a man and then seizes on an unconventional way to try to save him.

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