New Oct Fiction

New popular adult fiction coming out in October listed here!

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Anywhere You Run : A Novel.

Anywhere You Run : A Novel.

Morris, Wanda M.
2022

It's the summer of 1964, twenty-two year old Violet Richards, after suffering a brutal attack, kills the man responsible. But with the colour of Violet's skin, there is no way she can escape Jim Crow justice in Jackson, Mississippi - so she decides to run. After news of the murder brings the police to her door, Violet's older sister, Marigold - pregnant and unmarried - sees no choice but to flee Jackson too. What they don't realize is that there's a man hot on their trail. This man has his own brand of dark secrets and a disturbing motive for finding the sisters. Author of "All Her Little Secrets." Print run 30,000.

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Blackmail and Bibingka : A Tita Rosie's Kitchen Mystery.

Blackmail and Bibingka : A Tita Rosie's Kitchen Mystery.

Manansala, Mia P.
2022

It's Christmastime in Shady Palms, but things are far from jolly for Lila Macapagal. Her cousin Ronnie is back in town after ghosting the family fifteen years ago, claiming that his recent purchase of a local winery shows that he's back on his feet and ready to contribute to the Shady Palms community. Lila knows that wherever Ronnie goes, trouble follows. She's soon proven right when Ronnie is suspected of murder, and secrets surrounding her shady cousin and those involved with the winery start piling up. Now Lila has to put away years of resentment and distrust to prove her cousin's innocence. Print run 60,000.

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The Boys from Biloxi : A Legal Thriller.

The Boys from Biloxi : A Legal Thriller.

Grisham, John.
2022

John Grisham returns to Mississippi, taking his powerful storytelling to the next level as his trademark twists and turns will keep readers tearing through the pages until the stunning conclusion.

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The Christmas Postcards

The Christmas Postcards

Swan, Karen.
2022

Natasha Stoneleigh's marriage is hanging by a thread when her husband Rob books a make-or-break family holiday to the Maldives. When their daughter's beloved toy Moola is lost but found by a man named Duffy, he offers to send over daily pictures showing Moola on her adventures. Natasha too gets drawn in to this stranger's world, so different from her own, and before long, she's looking forward to the daily communiqué. As the weeks pass and Duffy heads deeper into the mountains of Nepal, Natasha begins to notice a change in him. Then one day, he doesn't write. Is Moola lost to them? Is Duffy?

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The Christmas Spirit : A Novel.

The Christmas Spirit : A Novel.

Macomber, Debbie.
2022

Peter Armstrong and Hank Colfax are best friends. Peter is a local pastor who is dedicated to his community. As a bartender, Hank serves a much different customer base at his family-owned tavern. When Peter scoffs that Hank has it easy compared to him, the two decide to switch jobs until Christmas Eve. To their surprise, the responsibilities of both bartender and pastor are similar, but much more difficult than either of them expected. As Peter and Hank begin to see each other's lives in a new light, and each discovers a new love to cherish, their lives are forever changed. Print run 250,000.

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Distant Thunder : A Stone Barrington Novel.

Distant Thunder : A Stone Barrington Novel.

Woods, Stuart.
2022

Stone Barrington is back in this latest action-packed thriller from bestselling author Stuart Woods. Print run 200,000.

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A Heart Full of Headstones

A Heart Full of Headstones

Rankin, Ian.
2022

A brand new John Rebus thriller.

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The High Notes : A Novel.

The High Notes : A Novel.

Steel, Danielle.
2022

When she is twelve, Iris Cooper's father convinces the owner of a bar to let her perform, and she stuns the audience. In the ensuing years, father and daughter move from one dusty town to the next, but it is not an easy life for Iris with her father in charge and using her income to pay for gambling, women, and booze. After years of enduring the hardships of the road, exploitation, and abuse to do what she loves, Iris's big chance comes as her talent soars. But at the top at last, Iris still has to fight every step of the way. Print run 400,000.

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Home Sweet Christmas

Home Sweet Christmas

Mallery, Susan.
2022

Hotelier Jake Crane is a temptation Camryn Neff can't resist. She thought she had put her future on hold - but maybe her real life was here all along, waiting for her to come home. New in town, River Best is charmed by Wishing Tree's homespun traditions. When she's crowned Snow Queen, Dylan Tucker, her king, seems like the stuff of sugarplum dreams, but she can't shake the feeling that he's hiding something big. River can't let herself fall until she uncovers his secret, even if her lack of faith means losing him forever. Two friends find love in a town called Wishing Tree. Print run 10,000.

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It Starts with Us : A Novel.

It Starts with Us : A Novel.

Hoover, Colleen.
2022

Colleen Hoover tells fan favourite Atlas's side of the story and shares what comes next in this long-anticipated sequel to "It Ends with Us." Print run 750,000.

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Jackal : A Novel.

Jackal : A Novel.

Adams, Erin E.
2022

As a Black woman, Liz doesn't exactly have fond memories of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, a predominantly white town. On the day of her best friend's wedding, the couple's daughter, Caroline, disappears. As a frantic search begins, Liz is the only one who notices a pattern. As Liz starts to dig through the town's history, she uncovers a horrifying secret: children have been going missing in these woods for years. All of them Black. All of them girls. With the evil in the forest creeping closer, Liz must find Caroline - or be entirely consumed by the darkness. Print run 30,000.

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Livid : A Scarpetta Novel.

Livid : A Scarpetta Novel.

Cornwell, Patricia.
2022

Two years ago, a former beauty queen's body washed up on the shore of Wallops Island, Virginia. She was last seen on a boat with her fiancé, who has since been held in jail while awaiting trial. Forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta must act as the expert witness for the case - an investigation previously botched by another forensic pathologist. After a gruelling cross-examination by the prosecutor, Scarpetta leaves the court only to discover that the sister of the judge on her case has been found dead. Scarpetta ultimately finds herself facing a powerful, invisible enemy who's planning the unthinkable. Print run 400,000.

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Long Shadows

Long Shadows

Baldacci, David
2022


Mad Honey : A Novel.

Mad Honey : A Novel.

Picoult, Jodi.
2022

Olivia McAfee's picture-perfect life is upended when her husband revealed a darker side. She and her son, Asher, end up back in her sleepy New Hampshire hometown. Lily Campanello and her mom relocate to Adams, New Hampshire, for her final year of high school, hoping for a fresh start. Then Lily is dead and Asher is being questioned by the police. Olivia is adamant that her son is innocent. But she would be lying if she didn't acknowledge the flashes of his father's temper in him, and as the case against him unfolds, she realizes he's hidden more than he's shared with her.

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The Mountain in the Sea : A Novel.

The Mountain in the Sea : A Novel.

Nayler, Ray.
2022

Rumors begin to spread of a species of hyperintelligent, dangerous octopus that may have developed its own language and culture. The octopuses hold the key to unprecedented breakthroughs in extrahuman intelligence. The stakes are high: there are vast fortunes to be made by whoever can take advantage of the octopuses' advancements. As marine biologist Dr. Ha Nguyen struggles to communicate with the newly discovered species, forces larger than tech corporation DIANIMA close in to seize the octopuses for themselves. But no one has yet asked the octopuses what they think. And what they might do about it. Print run 100,000.

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No Plan B : A Jack Reacher Novel.

No Plan B : A Jack Reacher Novel.

Child, Lee.
2022

In Gerrardsville, Colorado, two witnesses to the same tragedy give two different accounts. One of the witnesses is Jack Reacher. And he sees what actually happened. Reacher follows the killer on foot, not knowing that he is part of something much bigger and far-reaching - a secret conspiracy with many moving parts, with powerful people on the take, all involved in an undertaking that leaves no room for error. If any step is compromised, the threat will have to be quickly and quietly and permanently removed.

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Our Missing Hearts : A Novel.

Our Missing Hearts : A Novel.

Ng, Celeste.
2022

Twelve-year-old Bird Gardner lives a quiet existence with his loving but broken father. Bird has grown up disavowing his mother and her poems. But when he receives a mysterious letter containing only a cryptic drawing, he is drawn into a quest to find her. His journey will take him back to the many folktales she poured into his head as a child, through the ranks of an underground network of librarians, into the lives of the children who have been taken, and finally to New York City, where a new act of defiance may be the beginning of much-needed change.

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Righteous Prey : A Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers Novel.

Righteous Prey : A Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers Novel.

Sandford, John.
2022

A mysterious group known only as "The Five" is believed to be made up of vigilante killers who are very bored - and very rich. They target the worst of society - rapists, murderers, and thieves. After a woman is murdered in the Twin Cities, Virgil Flowers and Lucas Davenport are sent in to investigate. The killings are smart and carefully choreographed, and with no apparent direct connection to the victims, the Five are virtually untraceable. But if anyone can destroy this group, it will be the dynamic team of Davenport and Flowers.

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The Sleeping Car Porter

The Sleeping Car Porter

Mayr, Suzette.
2022

It's 1929, and Baxter is lucky enough, as a Black man, to have a job as a sleeping car porter on a train that crisscrosses the country. On this particular trip out west, the passengers are more unruly than usual, especially when the train is stalled for two extra days and their secrets start to leak out. When he finds a naughty postcard of two gay men, Baxter's memories and longings are reawakened; keeping it puts his job in peril, but he can't part with the postcard or his thoughts of his Porter Instructor. Author of "Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall." Residence: Calgary, AB.

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Thief of Fate : A Providence Falls Novel.

Thief of Fate : A Providence Falls Novel.

Deveraux, Jude.
2022

When Liam O'Connor stole Cora McLeod from her destined soul mate, Finley Walsh, in 1844, he changed the course of history. Now Liam has been given three months to set things right, but he has failed to reunite Cora and Finn. And with time running out, things are looking worse than ever. The angels have made it clear - balance must be restored. As Liam tries desperately to make amends, he realizes his actions in the past have put them all in grave danger. And, once again, someone will pay the ultimate price. Print run 10,000.

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Triple Cross : An Alex Cross Thriller.

Triple Cross : An Alex Cross Thriller.

Patterson, James.
2022

A methodical killer is targeting multigenerational families in and around Washington, DC - striking under cover of darkness, triggering no alarms, leaving no physical evidence of any kind. Alex isn't the only one investigating. Also on the case is a charismatic true-crime author who sees patterns the detectives miss. The writer calls "The Family Man" a perfect crime story. Alex knows there is no perfect crime - the investigation should never become the story. Unless the ending falls somewhere between fact and fiction. Print run 500,000.

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The Twelve Long, Hard, Topsy-Turvy, Very Messy Days of  Christmas

The Twelve Long, Hard, Topsy-Turvy, Very Messy Days of Christmas

Patterson, James.
2022

Every year at Christmastime, Will and Ella Sullivan, and their father, Henry, come to a family agreement: Christmas is a holiday for other people. At their brownstone in Harlem, stockings go unstuffed, tinsel unstrewn, gifts unbought, mistletoe unhung, carols unplayed, a tree un-visible, and guests uninvited. Until guests start arriving anyway. They keep coming. And they stay. For twelve long, hard, topsy-turvy, very messy days. That's when the Sullivans discover that those moments in life that defy hope, expectation, or even imagination, might be the best gifts of all. Print run 125,000.

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Voice of Fear : Krewe of Hunters.

Voice of Fear : Krewe of Hunters.

Graham, Heather.
2022

FBI agent Jordan Wallace does the one thing she should never do: let her guard down. Patrick's innate ability to get inside a criminal's head is an asset for the Krewe of Hunters. But Jordan wishes she could protect her own thoughts from her new partner. Patrick assures her that both she and her thoughts are safe with him, but Jordan's less sure about her heart. Letting someone have her back has never been her strong suit, but with a dangerous killer still at large, trusting in Patrick might be the only thing keeping them alive. Print run 10,000.

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Which Side Are You On : A Novel.

Which Side Are You On : A Novel.

Wong, Ryan Lee.
2022

Twenty-one-year-old Reed is fed up. Angry about the killing of a Black man by an Asian American NYPD officer, he wants to drop out of college and devote himself to the Black Lives Matter movement. In a series of intimate, charged conversations, his mother - once the leader of a Korean-Black coalition - demands that he rethink his outrage, and along with it, what it means to be an organizer, a student, an ally, an American, and a son. As Reed zips around his hometown of Los Angeles with his mother, searching and questioning, he faces a revelation that will change everything. Print run 25,000.

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The White Hare

The White Hare

Johnson, Jane.
2022

In the far west of Cornwall lies the White Valley, which has a long and bloody history laced with folklore. In it sits a house above the beach that has lain neglected since the war. It comes with a reputation and a strange atmosphere, which is why mother and daughter Magdalena and Mila manage to acquire it so cheaply in the fateful summer of 1954. As Mila, her mother, and her young daughter adjust to life in this mysterious place, they will have to reckon with their own pasts and with the secrets that have been haunting the White Valley for decades. Author of "The Sea Gate." Print run 250,000.

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