Keep an eye out for these hot new reads in the coming months. These authors are on fire!
Selections by Denise Friday
For a promising debut
The Better Liar
Author: Tanen Jones
Plot: When a woman conceals her sister’s death to claim their joint inheritance, her deception exposes a web of dangerous secrets.
Release: Jan. 14
For a detective mystery set in small-town Georgia
When You See Me
Author: Lisa Gardner
Plot: Detective D. D. Warren, Flora Dane, and Kimberly Quincy investigate a mysterious murder from the past, which points to a dangerous and chilling present-day crime.
Available: Jan. 28
For a psychological thriller set in coastal Maine
The Other Mrs.
Author: Mary Kubica
Plot: Sadie and Will Foust have only just moved their family from bustling Chicago to small-town Maine when their neighbor, Morgan Baines, is found dead in her home. The murder rocks their tiny coastal island, but no one is more shaken than Sadie, who is terrified by the thought of a killer in her very own backyard.
Available: Feb. 18
For a non-fiction on the climate crisis
The Future We Choose
Authors: Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac
Plot: A cautionary but optimistic book about the world’s changing climate and the fate of humanity.
Available: Feb. 25
For a global thriller set in Vietnam
The Red Lotus
Author: Chris Bohjalian
Plot: An American man vanishes on a rural road in Vietnam, and his girlfriend, an emergency room doctor trained to ask questions, follows a path that leads her home to the very hospital where they met.
Available: March 17
For a contemporary fantasy set in New York City
The City We Became
Author: N.K. Jemisin
Plot: Five New Yorkers must come together in order to defend their city from an ancient evil.
Available: March 24
For science fiction
Author: Max Barry
Plot: A brilliant work of science fiction that tells the intimate tale of four people facing their most desperate hour — alone, together at the edge of the universe.
Available: April 1
For a sweet story where a dog is the hero
The Love Story of Missy Carmichael
Author: Beth Morrey
Plot: A celebration of how ordinary days are made extraordinary through friendship, family and the power of forgiving yourself – at any age.
Available: April 7
For a beach-town romance
Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Plot: Conley Hawkins witnesses a car accident that ends in the death of a local politician – a beloved war hero with a secret, shady history whose death may not be exactly what it seems.
Available: May 5
For a collection of novellas from the King himself
If It Bleeds
Author: Stephen King
Plot: A collection of four new novellas — Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, The Life of Chuck, Rat, and the title story If It Bleeds. Each pulls you into intriguing and frightening places.
Available: May 5
For a 9/11 relationship mystery
The Lies That Bind
Author: Emily Griffin
Plot: A young woman falls hard for an impossibly perfect man before he disappears without a trace.
Available: June 2
For a perfect beach read set on Nantucket
Author: Elin Hilderbrand
Plot: For the last 28 summers, Alice and Tom have met to rekindle the passionate love affair they began all those years ago. Each married to someone else, with busy lives and happy families, they’ve managed to keep their secret, and to keep their love alive.
Available: June 16