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The people closest to you can be your most dangerous enemies in this collection of 3 brand-new thrillers. "3 Days to Live:" a CIA-agent bride is on her honeymoon when she and her husband are poisoned. "Women and Children First:" when a deal goes bad on a tech executive, he turns an order to kill his family into a chance to relive his military glory days. "The Housekeepers:" when a doctor is murdered in a botched robbery attempt, a pair of grifters vie to control their former employer's estate - facing off against the Russian mob. Print run 75,000.
Greta spends her days transcribing therapy sessions for a sex coach who calls himself Om. She becomes infatuated with his newest client, a repressed married woman she affectionately refers to as Big Swiss. One day, Greta recognizes Big Swiss's voice at the dog park. In a panic, she introduces herself with a fake name and they quickly become enmeshed. Although Big Swiss is unaware of Greta's true identity, Greta has never been more herself with anyone. Her attraction to Big Swiss overrides her guilt, and she'll do anything to sustain the relationship. Author of "Vacuum in the Dark." Print run 75,000.
Alex Velesky has stolen records from the Swiss bank that employs him, thinking that he'll uncover a criminal conspiracy. But he soon finds that he's tapped into the mother lode of corruption. Before he knows it, he's being hunted by everyone from the Russian mafia to the CIA. Court Gentry and his erstwhile lover, Zoya Zakharova, find themselves on opposites poles when it comes to Velesky. They both want him but for different reasons. That's a problem for tomorrow. Today they need to keep him and themselves alive. Right now, it's not looking good. Print run 200,000.
former battlefield nurse Bess Crawford agrees to go to isolated Scarfdale and the Neville family, where one man has been killed and another gravely injured. The police are asking questions, and Bess is quickly drawn into the fray as two once close families take sides, even as they are forced to remain in the same house until the inquest is completed. When another tragedy strikes, Bess struggles to keep order as tensions rise and shots are fired. Print run 75,000.
1942. Hannah Martel has narrowly escaped Nazi Germany. Fearful for her life, Hannah is desperate to get out of occupied Europe. But with no safe way to leave, she must return to the dangerous underground work she thought she had left behind. Hannah joins the Sapphire Line, a secret resistance network. But when a grave mistake causes Lily's family to be arrested and slated for deportation to Auschwitz, Hannah finds herself torn between her loyalties. Author of "The Orphan's Tale." Print run 10,000.
Although she has been a resident of the sleepy village of Lochdubh for only a year, in that time Kate Hibbert has alienated one too many of its residents with her interfering - and not entirely well-intentioned - ways. When Kate's cousin arrives in town with the news that Kate has gone missing Hamish Macbeth is called in to investigate the disappearance. Soon he is befuddled by the discovery of Kate's body, her suitcase - and the sneaking suspicion that Kate was someone much more sinister than she claimed. Print run 60,000.
It was a glittering event full of A-listers, hosted by Eliza Lane and Brant Fitzhugh, a celebrity couple who'd conquered both Hollywood and Broadway. Everyone loved him. And since the champagne cocktail that killed him was originally intended for Eliza, it's possible she was the real target. Eve has her work cut out determining who committed murder - and what was their motivation. Print run 750,000.
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It's 2003, bookbinder Dawn Levit feels - wrong. Wherever she turns, her gender identity clashes with the rest of her life. One day at work, Dawn finds the cover of a '50s lesbian pulp novel. On the front is a campy illustration of a woman looking into a handheld mirror and seeing a man's face. And on the back is a love letter. As Dawn searches for the letter's author, she tries to understand how to live in a world that doesn't see her as she truly is, how to get unstuck in her gender and she can't shake the feeling that the note's author might be able to help guide her to the answers. Print run 25,000.
1950s Philadelphia: fifteen-year-old Ruby Pearsall is on track to becoming the first in her family to attend college. But a taboo love affair threatens to pull her back down into the poverty and desperation that has been passed on to her like a birthright. Eleanor Quarles hopes that a baby will make her finally feel at home in William's family. But having a baby - and fitting in - is easier said than done. With their stories colliding in the most unexpected of ways, Ruby and Eleanor will both make decisions that shape the trajectory of their lives. Author of "Yellow Wife." Print run 125,000.
A successful film professor and podcaster, Bodie Kane is content to forget her past - including the 1995 murder of a classmate, Thalia Keith. When The Granby School invites her back to teach a two-week course, Bodie finds herself inexorably drawn to the case and its increasingly apparent flaws. As she falls down the very rabbit hole she was so determined to avoid, Bodie begins to wonder if she wasn't as much of an outsider at Granby as she'd thought - if, perhaps, back in 1995, she knew something that might have held the key to solving the case. Author of "The Great Believers." Print run 100,000.
Olivia Bender desperately wants to be a mother, but fertility treatments and IVF keep failing. And just when she feels she's at her lowest point, the police deliver shocking news to Olivia and her husband, Park. DNA results show that the prime suspect in a murder investigation is Park's son. Park confesses to donating sperm to a clinic. He has no idea how many times it was sold - or how many children he has sired. As the murder investigation goes deeper, and with every new revelation, Olivia must face the unthinkable. Print run 100,000.
Before he died, King Ludwig II of Bavaria engaged in a worldwide search for a new kingdom, one separate, apart, and in lieu of Bavaria. Enter Cotton Malone. Everything hinges on a 19th century deed which proves that Ludwig's long-rumoured search bore fruit - legal title to lands that Germany, China, and the United States all now want, only for vastly different reasons. In a race across Bavaria for clues hidden in Ludwig's three fairytale castles, Malone and his prote??ge?? battle an ever-growing list of deadly adversaries, all intent on finding the last kingdom. Print run 200,000.
Berlin 1933. American writer Althea James is drawn into a group of resisters. Paris 1936. Hannah Brecht discovers the City of Light is no refuge from the anti-Semitism and Nazi sympathizers she thought she left behind. New York 1944. Vivian Childs has been waging a war: preventing a powerful senator's attempts to censor the Armed Service Editions. As Viv unknowingly brings her censorship fight crashing into the secrets of the recent past, the fates of these three women will converge, changing all of them forever. Author of "What Can't Be Seen." Print run 100,000.
When Alice's best friend, Gabby, is reeling from a breakup, Alice writes her a heartfelt story to cheer her up. While reading it in a cafe??, Gabby, as if by magic, meets the man of her dreams. Thinking the story might have some special power to it, Gabby shares it with her sister and other friends, who all find instant love. Word of mouth spreads, and Alice stumbles upon a new calling - to be a love scribe. As Alice struggles to write a story for reclusive Madeline, her most challenging assignment yet, she's forced to confront her own guarded heart. Author of "The Bookshop of Yesterdays." Print run 50,000.
It's fair to say that Maddie's life in London is far from rewarding. When her mum returns from her latest trip to Ghana, Maddie leaps at the chance to get out of the family home and finally start living. A self-acknowledged late bloomer, she's ready to experience some important "firsts:" find a flat, say yes to after-work drinks, pushes for more recognition in her career, and throws herself into the bewildering world of internet dating. But it's not long before tragedy strikes, forcing Maddie to face the true nature of her unconventional family, and the perils - and rewards - of putting her heart on the line. Print run 250,000.
After scoring a plea deal in a high-profile murder trial, serial killer James Michael Barrett leads a grim parade of law enforcement officers to the body of his last victim. At the alleged burial site, in a blink, a terrific explosion rocks the woods, killing Barrett and most of the officers instantly. The detonation is only the beginning of a shocking case for FBI consultant Kendra Michaels as a string of heinous murders in the style of the very-dead Barrett mysteriously continue. As the crimes accelerate, the killer has a terrifying plan that Kendra and her team are only beginning to understand. Print run 100,000.
1885: London, England. When Violet's Aunt Adelia decides to abscond with her newest paramour, she leaves behind her role as the most popular Agony Aunt in London, "Miss Hermione," in Violet's hands. And of course, the first letter Violet receives is full, not of prissy pondering, but of portent, Ivy Armstrong is in need of help and fears for her life. But when Violet visits the village where the letters were posted, she find that Ivy is already dead. She'll quickly discover that when you represent the best-loved Agony Aunt in Britain, both marauding husbands and murder are par for the course. Print run 50,000.
France, 1918. In the final days of the First World War, Pauline Deng runs away to evade a marriage being arranged for her. Camille Roussel is planning her escape from an abusive marriage. Camille offers Pauline a room in her house, and the two women become friends. But before long, Pauline uncovers a perilous secret that Camille has been hiding from her. As their dangerous situation escalates, the two women are forced to make a terrible decision that will bind them together for the rest of their lives. Author of "The Library of Legends." Residence: Vancouver, B.C.
Genoa, Italy, 1946. Vincenzo and Giovanna fall in love the moment they set eyes on each other. The son of a count and the daughter of a tailor, they belong to opposing worlds. Despite this, the undeniable spark between them quickly burns into a deep and passionate relationship - until shifts in political power force them each to choose a side. New York, 2017. Cassandra and Luca are in love. When Luca, an artist, convinces his grandfather and Cass's grandmother to pose for a painting, past and present collide and reveal a secret that changes everything. Author of "Everything After." Print run 50,000.
Classicist Natalie Haynes turns our understanding of the original monstered woman's legendary myth on its head, bringing empathy and nuance to one of the earliest stories in which a woman - injured by a powerful man - is blamed, punished, and monstered for an assault. Delving into the origins of this mythic tale, Haynes revitalizes and reconstructs Medusa's story with her passion and fierce wit. Author of "Pandora's Jar." Print run 100,000.
When a prominent University of Wyoming professor goes missing, authorities are stumped. That is, until Joe Pickett makes two surprising discoveries while hunting down a wounded elk on his district as an epic spring storm descends upon him. First, he finds the professor's vehicle parked on a remote mountainside. Then Joe finds the professor's frozen and mutilated body. When he attempts to learn more, his investigation is obstructed by federal agents, extremists, and Governor Colter Allen. Print run 300,000.
On a superficially lovely morning, a woman shows up for work as the newly hired personal assistant to a wealthy photographer. Instead, she finds him slumped in bed, shot to death. Then new murders arise, and psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis begin peeling back layer after layer of intrigue and complexity, culminating in one of the deadliest threats they've ever faced.
Meena Good, one of the most powerful witches, is called to bring together seven special witches and seven special spoons. With only one more spoon to find, a very powerful adversary has Meena's coven in his sights - Jay Christos, a roguish and deadly witch-hunter. Meena sends Lucky St. James on a dangerous, sometimes hilarious, road trip in search of the seventh spoon - where Lucky's final showdown with Jay Christos will determine whether the coven will be completed, ushering in a new beginning, or whether witches will be forced to remain forever underground. Author of "Empire of Wild." Residence: Georgian Bay, ON. Print run 30,000.
In 1940s and '50s America, polio is as dreaded as the atomic bomb. Some of the world's best minds are engaged in the race to find a vaccine. Dorothy Horstmann is not focused on beating her colleagues to the vaccine. She just wants the world to have a cure, so she hunts down the monster where it lurks: in the blood. This discovery of hers, and an error by a competitor, catapults her closest colleague to a lead in the race. When his chance to win comes on a worldwide scale, she is asked to sink or validate his vaccine - and how much should be sacrificed, in pursuit of the cure. Author of "The Sisters of Summit Avenue." Print run 65,000.