New September Fiction
New adult fiction coming out in September listed here!
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12 months to live
Patterson, James, 1947-, author
Once an NYPD cop, then a private investigator, Jane Smith is now an undefeated defense attorney who's steering a client possibly responsible for multiple murders through a headlines-making trial. She's confident and newly in love, but there are problems: she's facing a terminal diagnosis with just 14 months to live--and someone is trying to kill her.
23 1/2 Lies A Women's Murder Club Thriller.
Three brand-new heart-racing thrillers from the master of suspense. 23 1/2 Lies: Lindsay Boxer's estranged father is gunned down execution-style, and her investigation uncovers life-altering truths (with Maxine Paetro). Fallen Ranger: Texas Ranger Rory Yates is put through the ultimate test when an armored car robbery suspect might be an ex-Ranger gone rogue (with Andrew Bourelle). Watch Your Back: when a starving artist is paid to expose his client's cheating wife, can he paint the picture that will save his own life (with Loren D. Estleman)? Print run 75,000.
The adversary : a novel
Crummey, Michael, 1965- author
In an isolated outport on Newfoundland's northern coastline, a ruthless act of sabotage is the opening salvo in a battle between a man and the woman who owns Mockbeggar's largest mercantile firms, each fighting for the scarce resources of the north Atlantic fishery, each seeking a measure of revenge on the person they despise most in the world. As their unshakeable animosity spirals further into vendettas and violence, the community is increasingly divided with devastating consequences.
An Amish Cinderella
Gray, Shelley Shepard, author
Heart Beachy has her hands full at home with her widowed dad, too many chores, and a menagerie of needy, small animals. She doesn't understand the fuss about marriage. Newcomer Clayton Glick is utterly charmed by Heart - and completely confounded. So, Clayton starts assisting with Heart's never-ending tasks, even helping her corral her unruly pets. How else can he court an adorably flustered woman who doesn't know the first thing about courtship? Because courting is exactly what he intends.
And then she fell : a novel
Elliott, Alicia, author
On the surface, Alice is exactly where she should be in life, but Alice could not feel like more of an imposter. This is a gripping novel about Native life, motherhood, and mental health that follows a young Mohawk woman who discovers that the picture-perfect life she always hoped for may have horrifying consequences.
The armor of light
Follett, Ken, author
"The Spinning Jenny was invented in 1770, and with that, a new era of manufacturing and industry changed lives everywhere within a generation. A world filled with unrest wrestles for control over this new world order: A mother's husband is killed in a work accident due to negligence; a young woman fights to fund her school for impoverished children; a well-intentioned young man unexpectedly inherits a failing business; one man ruthlessly protects his wealth no matter the cost, all the while war cries are heard from France, as Napoleon sets forth a violent master plan to become emperor of the world. As institutions are challenged and toppled in unprecedented fashion, ripples of change ricochet through our characters' lives as they are left to reckon with the future and a world they must rebuild from the ashes of war" -- Provided by publisher.
For the first six families moving into the exclusive new housing development, it was a chance to live a peaceful life on the cliffs overlooking the Cornish sea, safe in the knowledge that it had been created just for them. But six weeks later, paradise is lost. Six people are dead. And Blackthorn Ashes is left abandoned and unfinished, its dark shadows hiding all manner of secrets. One of its surviving residents, Agnes Gale, is determined to find out the truth about what happened. Even if that truth is deadlier than she could have ever believed possible. Author of "Fragile."
Blessing of the lost girls
Jance, Judith A. author
"Driven by a compulsion that challenges his self-control, the man calling himself Charles Milton prowls the rodeo circuit, hunting young women. For years, he has been meticulous in his methods, abducting, murdering, and disposing of his victims while leaving no evidence of his crimes--or their identities--behind. Indigenous women have become his target of choice, knowing law enforcement's history of ignoring their disappearances. A cold case has just been assigned to Dan Pardee, a field officer with the newly formed Missing and Murdered Indigenous People's Task Force. Rosa Rios, a young woman of Apache descent and one-time rodeo star, vanished three years ago. Human remains, a homicide victim burned beyond recognition, were discovered in Cochise County around the time she went missing. They have finally been confirmed to be Rosa. With Sheriff Joanna Brady's help, Dan is determined to reopen the case and bring long-awaited justice to Rosa's family. As the orphaned son of a murdered indigenous woman, he feels an even greater, personal obligation to capture this killer. Joanna's daughter Jennifer is also taking a personal interest in this case, having known Rosa from her own amateur rodeo days. Now a criminal justice major, she's unofficially joining the investigation. And as it becomes clear that Rosa was just one victim of a serial killer, both Jennifer and Dan know they're running out of time to catch an elusive predator who's proven capable of getting away with murder"-- Provided by publisher.
Brown, Graham, 1969-, author
On a NUMA training mission in the Caribbean, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala catch a distress call from a nearby freighter. Leaping into action, they locate a damaged vessel and a dead captain clutching a shotgun. Soon, they're confronting Cuban mercenaries who plan to use magnificent modern airships to hijack a nuclear submarine - culminating in a life-or-death showdown in the skies.
The fragile threads of power
Schwab, Victoria, author
Once, there were four worlds, each pulsing with fantastical power and connected by a single city: London. Until the magic grew too fast and forced the worlds to seal the doors between them in a desperate gamble to protect their own. The few magicians who could still open the doors grew more rare as time passed and now, only three Antari are known in recent memory. Amidst this tapestry of old friends and new enemies, a girl with an unusual magical ability comes into possession of a device that could change the fate of all four worlds.
Holly : a novel
King, Stephen, 1947- author
When Penny Dahl calls the Finders Keepers detective agency hoping for help locating her missing daughter, Holly Gibney is reluctant to accept the case. Her own mother has just died, and Holly is supposed to be taking time off. But something in Penny Dahl's desperate voice makes it impossible for Holly to turn her down. Mere blocks from where Bonnie Dahl disappeared live Professors Rodney and Emily Harris. They are the picture of bourgeois respectability: married octogenarians, devoted to each other, semi-retired lifelong academics. But they are harboring an unholy secret in their well-kept, book-lined home, one that may be related to Bonnie's disappearance.
The last devil to die
Osman, Richard, 1970-, author
On Boxing Day, a dangerous package is smuggled across the English coast. When it goes missing, chaos is unleashed. The body count starts to rise - including someone close to the Thursday Murder Club - as our gang face an impossible search, and their most deadly opponents yet. With the clock ticking down and a killer heading to Cooper's Chase, has their luck finally run out?
The Low Road
In the quiet Waveney Valley of Norfolk, 1813, orphaned Hannah's world turned upside down when she is sent to the "Refuge for the Destitute" in the bustling big city, London, where she will be trained for a life of domestic service. It is at the Refuge that Hannah meets Annie Simpkins, a fellow resident. Together Hannah and Annie forge a friendship that deepens into a passionate love affair. But the strength of their illicit bond is put to the test when the girls are caught stealing from the laundry and sentenced to be transported to Australia - perhaps never to have their paths cross again.
Mother-Daughter Murder Night A Novel.
High-powered businesswoman Lana Rubicon finds herself trapped 300 miles north of the city, convalescing in a sleepy coastal town with her adult daughter Beth and teenage granddaughter Jack. When Jack happens upon a dead body while kayaking near their bungalow, she quickly becomes a suspect and the Rubicon women are thrown into chaos. But as their amateur snooping advances into ever-more dangerous territory, Lana uncovers a web of lies, family vendettas, and land disputes lurking beneath the surface of a community populated by folksy conservationists and wealthy ranchers. Print run 100,000.
Murder most royal : a novel
Bennett, S. J. (Sophia J.)
Queen Elizabeth II is looking forward to a traditional Christmas gathering with her family in Sandringham when a shocking discovery interrupts holiday plans. A severed hand has been found--but even more unsettling, she recognizes the signet ring still attached to a finger. It belongs to a scion of the St Cyr family, her old friends from nearby Ladybridge Hall. Despite the personal connection, the Queen wants to leave the investigation to the police--that is, until newspapers drag her name into the matter. As reporters speculate about the proximity of the crime to the Crown and the police fail to investigate a suspicious accident on her doorstep, Elizabeth quietly begins to mull over the mystery herself. With help from her Assistant Private Secretary, Rozie Oshodi, she delves into the interlocking layers of fact and fiction surrounding the high-profile case. Someone in the quiet county of Norfolk seems to have a secret worth killing for, and the Queen is determined to find out who and what that is--even if that means discovering that someone in her close circle is a murderer.
Nineteen steps : a novel
Brown, Millie Bobby, 2004-, author
The country might be at war, but eighteen-year-old Nellie Morris counts herself lucky. She has a job in the mayor's office, is neighbours with her best friend, and is surrounded by her loving family in the tight-knit community of Bethnal Green. When a tragic incident occurs one night during an air raid, the consequences are catastrophic. Life will never be the same again as the secrets and truth about that night threaten to tear Nellie - and those closest to her - apart for good.
Endicott, Marina, 1958-, author
Julia arrives in Medway in the 1990s, accompanying her beloved Hardy on his first posting as an RCMP officer, she tries to explain their new life to old friends from the city. Julia takes a job as editor of the local newspaper, The Observer - where she gathers knowledge of the community's surface joys and sorrows. Meanwhile, Hardy works the harder side, immersed in violence and loss. At first this new life together is an adventure, but as in all the best stories, time will both darken and deepen it.
Payback in death
Robb, J. D., 1950- author
Lt. Eve Dallas is just home from a long overdue vacation when she responds to a call of an unattended death. The victim is Martin Greenleaf, retired Internal Affairs Captain. At first glance, the scene appears to be suicide, but the closer Eve examines the body, the more suspicious she becomes. An unlocked open window, a loving wife and family, a too-perfect suicide note--Eve's gut says it's a homicide. After all, Greenleaf put a lot of dirty cops away during his forty-seven years in Internal Affairs. It could very well be payback--and she will not rest until the case is closed.
Reykjavík : a crime story
Ragnar Jónasson, 1976- author
Iceland, 1956. Fourteen-year-old Lára disappears without a trace. Time passes, and the mystery becomes Iceland's most infamous unsolved case. Thirty years later, as the city of Reykjavík celebrates its 200th anniversary, journalist Valur Róbertsson begins his own investigation into Lára's case. But as he draws closer to discovering the secret, and with the eyes of Reykjavík upon him, it soon becomes clear that Lára's disappearance is a mystery that someone will stop at nothing to keep unsolved.
The river we remember : a novel
Krueger, William Kent, author
On Memorial Day, as the people of Jewel, Minnesota gather to remember and honour the sacrifice of so many sons in the wars of the past, the half-clothed body of wealthy landowner Jimmy Quinn is found floating in the Alabaster River, dead from a shotgun blast. Investigation of the murder falls to Sheriff Brody Dern. As suspicions and accusations mount and the town teeters on the edge of more violence, Dern struggles not only to find the truth of Quinn's murder but also put to rest the demons from his own past.
Santa & company
Michaels, Fern, author
When longtime friends Amy, Frankie, Rachael, and Nina reunited for a holiday singles cruise, it not only deepened their bond, it changed their lives. Now they're getting together for another adventure, and what better winter setting than a fabulous ski lodge? Even in this unlikely spot, it seems there's no way to avoid their pasts. And as the mischievous Rachael and her sidekick Amy go to great lengths to patch up old friendships and spread the spirit of the season, the New Year may contain all kinds of new beginnings.
Archer, Jeffrey, 1940- author
The Tower of London. Impenetrable. Well protected. Secure. Home to the most valuable jewels on earth. But once a year, the Metropolitan Police must transport the Crown Jewels across London. For decades, the elite squad at Scotland Yard have been in charge of the operation. But this year, everything is about to change. Because a master criminal has set his sights on pulling off the most outrageous theft in history - and with a man on the inside, the odds are in his favour. Unless the team can stop him before it's too late.
The wake-up call
O'Leary, Beth, author
It's the busiest season of the year, and Forest Manor Hotel is quite literally falling apart. So when Izzy and Lucas are given the same shift on the hotel's front desk, they have no choice but to put their differences aside and see it through. When Izzy returns a guest's lost wedding ring, the reward convinces management that this might be the way to fix everything. With four rings still sitting in the lost and found, the race is on for Izzy and Lucas to save their beloved hotel - and their jobs.