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Week of July 1, 2019

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Week of July 1, 2019

Paperback releases for the week of July 1st include ONCE UPON A RIVER by Diane Setterfield, a richly imagined novel about the wrenching disappearance of three little girls and the wide-reaching effect it has on their small town; WHAT TO READ AND WHY, the follow-up to Francine Prose's READING LIKE A WRITER, in which the distinguished novelist, literary critic and essayist celebrates the pleasures of reading and pays homage to the works and writers she admires above all others; THE ROMANOV EMPRESS, C. W. Gortner's dramatic novel of the beloved Empress Maria, the Danish princess who became the mother of the last Russian tsar; and GIVE ME YOUR HAND, a psychological thriller from Megan Abbott in which a life-changing secret destroys an unlikely friendship.

The Air You Breathe by Frances de Pontes Peebles - Historical Fiction

July 2, 2019

Bone on Bone: A Bell Elkins Novel by Julia Keller - Mystery

July 2, 2019

After a three-year prison sentence, Bell Elkins is back in Acker's Gap. And she finds herself in the white-hot center of a complicated and deadly case --- even as she comes to terms with one last, devastating secret of her own. A prominent local family has fallen victim to the same sickness that infects the whole region: drug addiction. With mother against father, child against parent, and tensions that lead inexorably to tragedy, they are trapped in a grim, hopeless struggle with nowhere to turn. Teamed up with former Deputy Jake Oakes, who battles his own demons as he adjusts to life as a paraplegic, and aided by the new prosecutor, Rhonda Lovejoy, Bell tackles a case as poignant as it is perilous, as heartbreaking as it is challenging.

The Bouncer by David Gordon - Thriller

July 2, 2019

Joe Brody is a strip club bouncer who has a highly classified military history and whose best friend from Catholic school is head mafioso Gio Caprisi. FBI agent Donna Zamora is a single mother stuck at a desk manning the hotline. Their storylines intersect over a tip from a cokehead that leads to a crackdown on Gio’s strip joint in Queens and Joe’s arrest. Outside the jailhouse, the Fed and the bouncer lock eyes, as Gordon launches them both headlong into a nonstop plot that goes from back-road gun show intervention to high-stakes perfume heist and manages to touch everyone from the CIA to the Flushing Triads. Beneath it all lurks a sinister criminal mastermind whose manipulations could cause chaos on a massively violent scale.

The Boy by Tami Hoag - Mystery/Thriller

July 2, 2019

When Detective Nick Fourcade enters the home of Genevieve Gauthier, the bloody crime scene that awaits him is both the most brutal and the most confusing he's ever seen. Genevieve’s seven-year-old son, KJ, has been murdered by an alleged intruder, yet Genevieve is alive and well. Meanwhile, Nick's wife, Detective Annie Broussard, sits in the emergency room with the grieving Genevieve. Annie understands the emotional devastation this woman is going through, but is troubled by a story that makes little sense. Who would murder a child and leave the only witness behind? When the very next day KJ's sometimes babysitter, 12-year-old Nora Florette, is reported missing, Nick and Annie dig deep into the dual mysteries.

The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay - Psychological Thriller/Horror

July 2, 2019

Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake. One afternoon, a stranger unexpectedly appears in the driveway. Leonard is the largest man Wen has ever seen, but he is young and friendly, and wins her over almost instantly. Leonard and Wen talk and play until Leonard abruptly apologizes and tells Wen, "None of what’s going to happen is your fault." Three more strangers then arrive at the cabin carrying unidentifiable, menacing objects. As Wen sprints inside to warn her parents, Leonard calls out: "Your dads won’t want to let us in, Wen. But they have to. We need your help to save the world."

The Dead Girl in 2A by Carter Wilson - Psychological Thriller

July 2, 2019

A Double Life by Flynn Berry - Psychological Thriller

July 2, 2019

Nearly 30 years ago, while Claire and her brother slept upstairs, a brutal crime was committed in their grand London home. The next morning, her father's car was found abandoned, with bloodstains on the front seat. The first lord accused of murder in more than a century, he has been missing ever since. Now a doctor living under an assumed name, Claire learns the police may have found him, and her carefully calibrated existence begins to fracture. She starts to infiltrate his privileged inner circle, who have never broken their silence about what happened that night. Soon, Claire will learn how far she'll go to finally find the truth.

The Dying of the Light by Robert Goolrick - Historical Fiction

July 2, 2019

The Fallen Architect by Charles Belfoure - Historical Thriller

July 2, 2019

The Flight Girls by Noelle Salazar - Historical Fiction

July 2, 2019

Foe by Iain Reid - Psychological Thriller

July 2, 2019

Junior and Henrietta live a comfortable, solitary life on their farm, far from the city lights, but in close quarters with each other. One day, a stranger from the city arrives with alarming news: Junior has been randomly selected to travel far away from the farm...very far away. The most unusual part? Arrangements already have been made so that when he leaves, Henrietta won't have a chance to miss him, because she won't be left alone --- not even for a moment. Henrietta will have company. Familiar company.

Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott - Psychological Thriller

July 2, 2019

Kit has risen to the top of her profession and is on the brink of achieving everything she wanted. She hasn't let anything stop her. But now someone else is standing in her way --- Diane. Best friends at 17, their shared ambition made them inseparable. Until the day Diane told Kit her secret --- the worst thing she'd ever done, the worst thing Kit could imagine --- and it blew their friendship apart. Kit is still the only person who knows what Diane did. And now Diane knows something about Kit that could destroy everything she's worked so hard for.

Half Moon Bay by Alice LaPlante - Psychological Thriller

July 2, 2019

Jane loses everything when her teenage daughter is killed in a senseless accident. Sometime later, she makes one tiny stab at a new life: she moves from San Francisco to the seaside town of Half Moon Bay. She is inconsolable, yet is able to cobble together some version of a job, of friends, of the possibility of peace. And then, children begin to disappear. And soon, Jane sees her own pain reflected in all the parents in the town. She wonders if she will be able to live through the aching loss, the fear all around her. But as the disappearances continue, she begins to see that what her neighbors are wondering is if it is Jane herself who has unleashed the horror of loss.

The Me I Used to Be by Jennifer Ryan - Romantic Suspense

July 2, 2019

Never Look Back by Alison Gaylin - Psychological Thriller

July 2, 2019

Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield - Historical Mystery

July 2, 2019

On a dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the river Thames, an extraordinary event takes place. The regulars are telling stories to while away the dark hours, when the door bursts open on a grievously wounded stranger. In his arms is the lifeless body of a small child. Hours later, the girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life. Is it a miracle? Is it magic? Or can science provide an explanation? These questions have many answers, some of them quite dark indeed. Those who dwell on the river bank apply all their ingenuity to solving the puzzle of the girl who died and lived again, yet as the days pass the mystery only deepens.

Pulse by Michael Harvey - Thriller

July 2, 2019

In a small apartment in Boston, 16-year-old Daniel Fitzsimmons is listening to his landlord describe a seemingly insane theory about invisible pulses of light and energy that can be harnessed by the human mind. He longs to laugh with his brother Harry about it, but Harry doesn’t know he’s there. None of that matters, though, because the next night Harry, a Harvard football star, is murdered in an alley. Detectives “Bark” Jones and Tommy Dillon are assigned to the case. The veteran partners thought they’d seen it all, but they are stunned when Daniel wanders into the crime scene. Even stranger, Daniel claims to have known the details of his brother’s murder before it ever happened.

A Stolen Summer by Allegra Huston - Fiction

July 2, 2019

Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon - Fiction

July 2, 2019

What to Read and Why by Francine Prose - Literary Criticism

July 2, 2019

Whiskey When We're Dry by John Larison - Western

July 2, 2019