Adult Summer Book Suggestions

Adult Recently Released Book Suggestions August 2017
  The Destroyers by Christopher Bollen

“Beautiful people visiting glamorous places, being wicked enough to bring Patricia Highsmith to mind. It just isn’t summer without this kind of globe-trotting glamour to read about, especially when most of it is set in the Aegean. Bollen is stylish enough to know what sells…. Escapism, as calculating as it gets.”  —Janet Maslin, New York Times


  You Belong to Me by Colin Harrison

Nine years after his last critically acclaimed thriller, The Finder, Colin Harrison returns with You Belong to Me. Filled with compelling characters and a loving but biting satire of New York City, You Belong to Me is an exceptional novel, and Colin Harrison is at the top of his game.


  Final Girls by Riley Sager

Each girl survived an unthinkable horror. Now someone wants them dead. They were the victims of separate massacres. Grouped together by the press, and dubbed the Final Girls, they are treated like something fresh out of a slasher movie. When something terrible happens to Lisa, put-together Quincy and volatile Sam finally meet. Each one influences the other. Each one has dark secrets. And after the bloodstained fingers of the past reach into the present, each one will never be the same.


  American Fire by Monica Hesse

Shocked by a five-month arson spree that left rural Virginia reeling, Washington Post reporter Monica Hesse drove down to Accomack County to cover the trial of Charlie Smith, who pled guilty to sixty-seven counts of arson. Incorporating this drama into the long-overlooked history of arson in the United States, American Fire re-creates the anguished nights that this quiet county spent lit up in flames, mesmerizingly evoking a microcosm of rural America – a land half gutted before the fires even began.


  Here and Gone:  A Novel by Haylen Beck

A gripping, wonderfully tense suspense thriller about a mother’s desperate fight to recover her stolen children from corrupt authorities.


  Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown

The disappearance of a beautiful, charismatic mother leaves her family to piece together her secrets in this propulsive novel for fans of Big Little Lies—from the bestselling author of All We Ever Wanted Was Everything.  “Tantalizing and twisty . . . a spider’s web of a novel . . . You won’t be able to put it down.”—Megan Abbott


  In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

In her highly anticipated new novel, Judy Blume, the New York Times # 1 best-selling author of Summer Sisters and of young adult classics such as Are You There God?  Ms. Blume creates a richly textured and moving story of three generations of families, friends and strangers, whose lives are profoundly changed by unexpected events.


  Break in Case of Emergency by Jessica Winter

Jessica Winter’s debut novel is a funny and moving commentary on that point in a woman’s life when everything seems to come into question. “A funny and moving commentary on that point in a woman’s life when everything seems to come into question.” —Camille Perri, The New York Times.  “It’s the superb insights and penetrating writing that make this book remarkable… An extraordinary debut.” —The Guardian


  We Could Be Beautiful by Swan Huntly

A spellbinding psychological debut novel, Swan Huntley’s We Could Be Beautiful is the story of a wealthy woman who has everything—and yet can trust no one.


  The Force by Don Winslow

“The Force” is about Dennis Malone, a powerful New York City police detective. He’s arrogant, contemptuous, corrupt, smart and violent. He steals a lot of cash and heroin from a drug bust. Things get complicated. Malone gets tossed in the slammer. But he’s got the glossies on the rest of Gotham’s power players, and he’s not going down easy, and he’ll fight to the end to protect his family and his brother cops. “The Force is mesmerizing, a triumph. Think The Godfather, only with cops. It’s that good.”    — Stephen King


  News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Paulette Jiles has always been a terrific storyteller, and her latest novel moves at a characteristically brisk pace across post-Civil War Texas. The hero, septuagenarian Captain Kidd, confronts a variety of predators who threaten his mission to return 10-year-old Johanna Leonberger to her aunt and uncle in San Antonio. Johanna has not seen them since a band of Kiowas killed her parents and took her captive four years ago. But stories are empty without heart and soul, and Jiles gives us plenty of both as she renders the pain of loss and the power of words for an old man and a young girl who don’t really belong anywhere anymore.” Wendy Smith, Washington Post



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