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Curious about what books will be released in the months ahead so you can pre-order or reserve them? Then click on the months below.

Please note we have not included every book that is coming out, but rather some that caught our eye --- and that we thought should catch yours as well.

July 2018

Paperback

Pulse: A Dick Francis Novel by Felix Francis - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780399574740 | Published July 3, 2018

A smartly dressed man has been found unconscious at the local racecourse and is rushed to the hospital, where he subsequently dies. But who is he? Where does he come from? Doctor Chris Rankin, a specialist who treated the deceased --- and who struggles with mental health issues --- is intrigued by the nameless dead man and starts asking questions. However, someone doesn't want the questions answered and will go to any lengths to prevent it, including an attempted murder. But when no one will believe that someone tried to kill Chris, the doctor is left with no option but to discover who the nameless man was and why he died…preferably before following him into an early grave.

South Pole Station by Ashley Shelby - Fiction

Picador | 9781250112811 | Published July 3, 2018

Unmoored by a recent family tragedy and on the verge of sinking her career, Cooper Gosling accepts her place in the National Science Foundation’s Artists & Writers Program and flees to Antarctica, where she encounters a group of misfits motivated by desires as ambiguous as her own. The only thing the Polies have in common is the conviction that they don’t belong anywhere else. Then a fringe scientist arrives, claiming climate change is a hoax. His presence will rattle this already-imbalanced community, bringing Cooper and the Polies to the center of a global controversy and threatening the ancient ice chip they call home.

The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Harper Voyager | 9780062678119 | Published July 3, 2018

On the streets of 18th-century Cairo, Nahri is a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trades she uses to get by are all tricks, both the means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles and a reliable way to survive. However, when Nahri accidentally summons Dara, an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior, to her side during one of her cons, she is forced to reconsider her beliefs. For Dara tells Nahri an extraordinary tale: across hot, windswept sands teeming with creatures of fire and rivers where the mythical marid sleep, past ruins of once-magnificent human metropolises and mountains where the circling birds of prey are more than what they seem, lies Daevabad, the legendary city of brass --- a city to which Nahri is irrevocably bound.

The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy - Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9781328904072 | Published July 3, 2018

Aila Quinn’s mother, Juliet, has always been a mystery. When Juliet dies, Aila and her younger brother Miles are sent to live in Sterling, a rural town with mysteries of its own. A place where the experiences that weave life together vanish every seven years. No one knows what caused these “Disappearances” or what will slip away next. But Sterling always suspected that Juliet Quinn was somehow responsible --- and Aila must bear the brunt of their blame while she tries to solve the mysteries around her.

The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Harper Paperbacks | 9780062667588 | Published July 3, 2018

Amber Patterson is tired of being a nobody. She deserves more --- a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted. To everyone in the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, Daphne and her real-estate mogul husband, Jackson, are a couple straight out of a fairy tale. Amber uses Daphne’s compassion and caring to insinuate herself into the family’s life --- the first step in a meticulous scheme to undermine her. Before long, Amber is Daphne’s closest confidante, traveling to Europe with the Parrishes and their lovely young daughters, and growing closer to Jackson. But a skeleton from her past may undermine everything that Amber has worked towards; if it is discovered, her well-laid plan may fall to pieces.

The Right Side by Spencer Quinn - Fiction, Mystery

Atria Books | 9781501118418 | Published July 3, 2018

LeAnne Hogan went to Afghanistan as a rising star in the military and came back a much lesser person, with a missing eye and half her face badly scarred. Shattered by one last blow --- the sudden death of her hospital roommate, Marci --- LeAnne finds herself on a fateful drive across the country, reflecting on her past and seeing no future. Arriving in the rain-soaked small town in Washington state that Marci had called home, she makes a troubling discovery: Marci’s eight-year-old daughter has vanished. As she becomes obsessed with finding the little girl, LeAnne and a new canine companion of hers are drawn into danger as dark and menacing as her last Afghan mission.

Wonder Valley by Ivy Pochoda - Fiction

Ecco | 9780062656360 | Published July 3, 2018

During a typically crowded morning commute, a naked runner is dodging between the stalled cars. The strange sight makes the local news and captures the imaginations of a stunning cast of misfits and lost souls. There's Ren, just out of juvie, who travels to LA in search of his mother. There's Owen and James, teenage twins who live in a desert commune, where their father, a self-proclaimed healer, holds a powerful sway over his disciples. There's Britt, who shows up at the commune harboring a dark secret. There's Tony, a bored and unhappy lawyer who is inspired by the runner. And there's Blake, a drifter hiding in the desert, doing his best to fight off his most violent instincts. Their lives will all intertwine and come crashing together in a shocking way.

Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy by Ameriie - Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Young Adult 14+

Bloomsbury YA | 9781681197906 | Published July 10, 2018

Leave it to the heroes to save the world --- villains just want to rule the world. In this unique YA anthology, 13 acclaimed, bestselling authors team up with 13 influential BookTubers to reimagine fairy tales from the oft-misunderstood villains' points of view. These fractured, unconventional spins on classics like "Medusa," Sherlock Holmes, and "Jack and the Beanstalk" provide a behind-the-curtain look at villains' acts of vengeance, defiance, and rage --- and the pain, heartbreak, and sorrow that spurned them on. No fairy tale will ever seem quite the same again!

Dead Woman Walking by Sharon Bolton - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250181282 | Published July 10, 2018

Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman. At the same time, a hot-air balloon crashes out of the sky. There’s just one survivor. She’s seen the killer’s face --- but he’s also seen hers. And he won’t rest until he’s eliminated the only witness to his crime. Alone, scared and trusting no one, she’s running to where she feels safe --- but it could be the most dangerous place of all.

Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong - Fiction

Picador | 9781250182555 | Published July 10, 2018

Freshly disengaged from her fiancé and feeling that life has not turned out quite the way she planned, 30-year-old Ruth quits her job, leaves town and arrives at her parents’ home to find that situation more complicated than she'd realized. Her father, a prominent history professor, is losing his memory and is only erratically lucid. Ruth’s mother, meanwhile, is lucidly erratic. But as Ruth's father’s condition intensifies, the comedy in her situation takes hold, gently transforming all her grief.

Refuge by Dina Nayeri - Fiction

Riverhead Books | 9780399573255 | Published July 10, 2018

An Iranian girl escapes to America as a child, but her father stays behind. Over 20 years, as she transforms from confused immigrant to overachieving Westerner to sophisticated European transplant, daughter and father know each other only from their visits. The longer they are apart, the more their lives diverge, but also the more each comes to need the other's wisdom and, ultimately, rescue. Meanwhile, refugees of all nationalities are flowing into Europe under troubling conditions. Wanting to help, but also looking for a lost sense of home, our grown-up transplant finds herself quickly entranced by a world that is at once everything she has missed and nothing that she has ever known.

Snow White: A Graphic Novel by Matt Phelan - Fairy Tale, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Candlewick | 9781536200553 | Published July 10, 2018

The scene: New York City. The dazzling lights cast shadows that grow ever darker as the glitzy prosperity of the Roaring Twenties screeches to a halt. Enter a cast of familiar characters: a young girl, Samantha White, returning after being sent away by her cruel stepmother, the Queen of the Follies, years earlier; her father, the King of Wall Street, who survives the stock market crash only to suffer a strange and sudden death; seven street urchins, brave protectors for a girl as pure as snow; and a mysterious stock ticker that holds the stepmother in its thrall, churning out ticker tape imprinted with the wicked words "Another. . .More Beautiful . . . KILL." 
Something Like Happy by Eva Woods - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Graydon House | 9781525811999 | Published July 10, 2018

Annie is stuck in a life that no 35-year-old would want. Deep down, she’s still mourning the terrible loss that tore a hole through her perfect existence. Until she meets the eccentric Polly, who is determined to wake her new friend up to life. Because if recent events have taught Polly anything, it’s that your time is too short to waste a single day --- which is why she wants Annie to join her on a mission: ONE HAPPY THING EACH DAY. ONE HUNDRED DAYS. But just as the daily challenge opens Annie up to the possibility of joy --- and perhaps even love with the unlikeliest of men --- it becomes clear that Polly is about to need her more than ever. And Annie will have to decide once and for all whether letting others in is a risk worth taking.

Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld and Alex Puvilland - Adventure, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Square Fish | 9781250158727 | Published July 10, 2018

Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone. The Spill claimed Addison’s parents and scarred her little sister, Lexa, who hasn’t spoken since. Addison provides for her sister by photographing the Zone's twisted attractions on illicit midnight rides. Art collectors pay top dollar for these bizarre images, but getting close enough for the perfect shot can mean death --- or worse.

Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo - Fiction

Vintage | 9781101974414 | Published July 10, 2018

Ilesa, Nigeria. Ever since they first met and fell in love at university, Yejide and Akin have agreed: polygamy is not for them. But four years into their marriage --- after consulting fertility doctors and healers, and trying strange teas and unlikely cures --- Yejide is still not pregnant. She assumes she still has time --- until her in-laws arrive on her doorstep with a young woman they introduce as Akin’s second wife. Furious, shocked and livid with jealousy, Yejide knows the only way to save her marriage is to get pregnant. Which, finally, she does --- but at a cost far greater than she could have dared to imagine.

The Con Artist written by Fred Van Lente, illustrated by Tom Fowler - Fiction, Mystery

Quirk Books | 9781683690344 | Published July 10, 2018

Comic book artist Mike Mason arrives at San Diego Comic-Con, seeking sanctuary with other fans and creators --- and maybe to reunite with his ex. But when his rival is found murdered, he becomes the prime suspect. To clear his name, Mike will have to navigate every corner of the con, from zombie obstacle courses and cosplay flash mobs to intrusive fans and obsessive collectors, in the process unraveling a dark secret behind one of the industry’s most legendary creators.

The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg - Fiction

Ballantine Books | 9781524798710 | Published July 10, 2018

For the past six months, Arthur Moses’ days have looked the same: He tends to his rose garden and to Gordon, his cat, then rides the bus to the cemetery to visit his beloved late wife for lunch. Seventeen-year-old Maddy Harris is an introspective girl who often comes to the cemetery to escape the other kids at school and a life of loss. She’s seen Arthur sitting there alone, and one afternoon she joins him --- a gesture that begins a surprising friendship between two lonely souls. Moved by Arthur’s kindness and devotion, Maddy gives him the nickname “Truluv.” As Arthur’s neighbor Lucille moves into their orbit, the unlikely trio bands together, helping one another, through heartache and hardships, to rediscover their own potential to start anew.

Three Minutes by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Quercus | 9781681444123 | Published July 10, 2018

Presumed dead by the Stockholm police, master criminal and undercover informant Piet Hoffmann is now on the run from the Swedish authorities, living with his wife and two young sons under an assumed name in Cali, Colombia. Only Hoffmann's former police handler, Erik Wilson, knows where he is --- and that he has accepted two dangerous new jobs: one as a high-level enforcer for a Colombian cocaine cartel, and one as an infiltrator for the DEA, working to bring the cartel down. The FBI even lends credence to his cover story by adding Hoffmann's alias to the Most Wanted list. But when the Speaker of the House is kidnapped by the cartel during an official visit to Colombia, everything changes --- fast.

Unloaded Volume 2: More Crime Writers Writing Without Guns edited by Eric Beetner - Fiction, Mystery, Short Stories, Suspense, Thriller

Down & Out Books | 9781946502599 | Published July 16, 2018

The Anthony-nominated collection of crime stories without guns is back for Volume 2. Two dozen more crime writers have come together to raise their voices and take pen in hand to call for a sensible and reasoned debate about guns in America. In stories of crime, mystery and suspense, these authors have left the guns out to show for a short while that we can do without them and the plot doesn’t fall apart. The top priority in these stories is to entertain with thrilling action and suspense that readers know and love about a crime story. To do so without guns leads to some creative leaps from writers who spin tales of simians on the loose, androids with buried secrets, punk rock shows and tattoo shops.

Fast Falls the Night by Julia Keller - Fiction, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250089625 | Published July 17, 2018

The first drug overdose comes just after midnight, when a young woman dies on the dirty floor of a gas station bathroom. To the people of the small town of Acker’s Gap, West Virginia, it is just another tragedy. But then there is another overdose. And another. And another. Prosecutor Bell Elkins soon realizes that her Appalachian hometown is facing its starkest challenge yet: a day of constant heroin overdoses from a batch tainted with a lethal tranquilizer. While the clock ticks and the bodies fall, Bell and her colleagues desperately track the source of the deadly drug --- and engage in fierce debates over the wisdom of expending precious resources to save the lives of self-destructive addicts.

George and Lizzie by Nancy Pearl - Fiction

Touchstone | 9781501162909 | Published July 17, 2018

George and Lizzie have radically different understandings of what love and marriage should be. George grew up in a warm and loving family --- his father an orthodontist, his mother a stay-at-home mom --- while Lizzie grew up as the only child of two famous psychologists, who viewed her more as an in-house experiment than a child to love. After a decade of marriage, nothing has changed --- George is happy; Lizzie remains…unfulfilled. But when George discovers that Lizzie has been searching for the whereabouts of an old boyfriend, Lizzie is forced to decide what love means to her, what George means to her, and whether her life with George is the one she wants.

The Doll Funeral by Kate Hamer - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Melville House | 9781612197296 | Published July 17, 2018

On Ruby’s 13th birthday, a wish she didn’t even know she had suddenly comes true: the couple who raised her aren’t her parents at all. Her real mother and father are out there somewhere, and Ruby becomes determined to find them. Venturing into the forest with nothing but a suitcase and the company of her only true friend --- the imaginary Shadow Boy --- Ruby discovers a group of siblings who live alone in the woods. The children take her in, and while they offer the closest Ruby’s ever had to a family, Ruby begins to suspect that they might need her even more than she needs them. And it’s not always clear what’s real and what’s not --- or who’s trying to help her and who might be a threat.

Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Penguin Books | 9780735224520 | Published July 24, 2018

The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few moments of playtime. They are happy, and the day has been close to perfect. But what Joan sees as she hustles her son toward the exit gate minutes before closing time sends her sprinting back into the zoo, her child in her arms. And for the next three hours, she keeps on running. Joan’s intimate knowledge of her son and of the zoo itself --- the hidden pathways and under-renovation exhibits, the best spots on the carousel and overstocked snack machines --- is all that keeps them a step ahead of danger.

Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed - Dystopian, Fiction

Back Bay Books | 9780316463683 | Published July 24, 2018

Years ago, just before the country was incinerated to wasteland, 10 men and their families colonized an island off the coast. They built a radical society of ancestor worship, controlled breeding, and the strict rationing of knowledge and history. Only the Wanderers --- chosen male descendants of the original 10 --- are allowed to cross to the wastelands. The daughters of these men are wives-in-training. At the first sign of puberty, they face their Summer of Fruition, a ritualistic season that drags them from adolescence to matrimony. At the end of one summer, little Caitlin Jacob sees something so horrifying, so contradictory to the laws of the island, that she must share it with the others.

Lockdown by Laurie R. King - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Bantam | 9780804177955 | Published July 24, 2018

A year ago, Principal Linda McDonald arrived at Guadalupe determined to overturn the school’s reputation for truancy, gang violence and neglect. One of her initiatives is Career Day --- bringing together children, teachers and community presenters in a celebration of the future. But there are some in attendance who reject McDonald’s bright vision. A principal with a secret. A husband with a murky past. A cop with too many questions. A kid under pressure to prove himself. A girl struggling to escape a mother’s history. A young basketball player with an affection for guns. Even the school janitor has a story he dare not reveal. But no one at the gathering anticipates the shocking turn of events that will transform a day of possibilities into an explosive confrontation.