New June Fiction

New popular adult fiction coming out in June listed here!

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Black Ice : A Thriller.

Black Ice : A Thriller.

Thor, Brad.
2021

Leaving his favourite Oslo café, Harvath watches as a ghost climbs out of a taxi + a man he killed years ago, halfway around the world. In a race against time that will take him high above the Arctic Circle, Harvath will be tested in ways he has never imagined and pushed to a limit few human beings could ever endure. If he succeeds, he'll walk away with everything. If he fails, the United States and its allies will be at the mercy of one of the world's most dangerous actors. Print run 500,000.

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Castle Shade : A Novel of Suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes.

Castle Shade : A Novel of Suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes.

King, Laurie R.
2021

The queen is Marie of Roumania: the doubly royal granddaughter of Victoria, Empress of the British Empire, and Alexander II, Tsar of Russia. The castle is Bran: a tall, quirky, ancient structure perched on high rocks overlooking the border between Roumania and its newly regained territory of Transylvania. When Queen Marie calls, Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are as dubious as they are reluctant. But a young girl is involved, and a beautiful queen. Surely it won't take long to shine light on this unlikely case of what would seem to be strigoi? Print run 30,000.

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The Chosen and the Beautiful

The Chosen and the Beautiful

Vo, Nghi.
2021

A coming-of-age story full of magic, mystery, and glittering excess, Jordan Baker grows up in the most rarefied circles of 1920s American society. But the world is full of wonders: infernal pacts and dazzling illusions, lost ghosts and elemental mysteries. In all paper is fire, and Jordan can burn the cut paper heart out of a man. She just has to learn how. Print run 75,000.

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The Library of the Dead

The Library of the Dead

Huchu, T.L.
2021

Ropa dropped out of school to become a ghostalker and she now speaks to Edinburgh's dead, carrying messages to the living. A girl's gotta earn a living, and it seems harmless enough. Until, that is, the dead whisper that someone's bewitching children - leaving them husks, empty of joy and life. It's on Ropa's patch, so she feels honour bound to investigate. But what she learns will change her world. And in the process, she discovers an occult library and some unexpected allies. Yet as shadows lengthen, will the hunter become the hunted? This is Huchu genre fiction debut. Print run 75,000.

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The maidens

The maidens

Michaelides, Alex, 1977- author.
2021

Details to follow. Author of "The Silent Patient." Print run 1,000,000.

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Notorious : Long, Tall Texans.

Notorious : Long, Tall Texans.

Palmer, Diana.
2021

Gaby Dupont knows some men shouldn't be trusted. Ever. Especially not high-profile lawyer Jake Chandler. To get the inside scoop on Jake's dealings - and protect herself and her beloved grandma - Gaby must take a job with the devil himself. Of course, she can't tell him who she really is. Even as they clash, Gaby gets under his skin as no other woman ever has. When Gaby comes under fire, Jake risks his career and reputation to keep her safe. But can he protect Gaby without losing his heart? Print run 100,000.

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The Other Black Girl : A Novel.

The Other Black Girl : A Novel.

Harris, Zakiya Dalila.
2021

Twenty-six-year-old editorial assistant Nella Rogers is tired of being the only Black employee at Wagner Books. But she's thrilled when Harlem-born and bred Hazel starts working in the cubicle beside hers. Then a string of uncomfortable events elevates Hazel to Office Darling, and Nella is left in the dust followed by notes on Nella's desk: LEAVE WAGNER. NOW. As Nella starts to spiral and obsess over the sinister forces at play, she soon realizes that there's a lot more at stake than just her career. Print run 150,000.

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Our Woman in Moscow : A Novel.

Our Woman in Moscow : A Novel.

Williams, Beatriz.
2021

In the autumn of 1948, Iris Digby vanishes from her London home with her American diplomat husband and their two children. Four years later, Ruth Macallister is on her way to Moscow, posing as the wife of counterintelligence agent Sumner Fox in a precarious plot to extract the Digbys from behind the Iron Curtain. But the complex truth behind Iris' marriage defies Ruth's understanding, and as the sisters race toward safety, a dogged Soviet KGB officer forces them to make a heartbreaking choice between two irreconcilable loyalties. Print run 100,000.

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The Personal Librarian : A Novel.

The Personal Librarian : A Novel.

Benedict, Marie.
2021

In her twenties, Belle da Costa Greene is hired by J.P. Morgan to curate a collection of rare manuscripts, books, and artwork for his newly built Pierpont Morgan Library. Belle becomes a fixture of New York society, but she has a secret - one she must protect at all costs. She is the daughter of Richard Greener, the first Black graduate of Harvard and a well-known advocate for equality. Belle must - for the protection of her family and her legacy - preserve her carefully crafted white identity in the racist world in which she lives. Author of "Lady Clementine."

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The President's Daughter : A Thriller.

The President's Daughter : A Thriller.

Patterson, James.
2021

Matthew Keating is a former Navy SEAL - and a former President of the United States, now relocated to rural New Hampshire after a brave but ill-fated military mission cost him his second term. All he wants is to sink into anonymity with his family (and his Secret Service detail). But when he's briefed on an imminent threat against his daughter, Keating's SEAL training may prove more essential than all the power, connections, and political acumen he gained as President.

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Rainbow Milk : A Novel.

Rainbow Milk : A Novel.

Mendez, Paul.
2021

In the 1950s, ex-boxer Norman Alonso is a determined and humble Jamaican who has immigrated to Britain with his wife and children to secure a brighter future. At the turn of the millennium, Jesse McCarthy seeks a fresh start in London, escaping a broken immediate family, a repressive religious community and his depressed hometown in the industrial Black Country. Follow nineteen-year-old Jesse as he grapples with his racial and sexual identities against the backdrop of his Jehovah's Witness upbringing.

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The Recovery Agent : A Gabriella Rose Novel.

The Recovery Agent : A Gabriella Rose Novel.

Evanovich, Janet.
2021

Details to follow. Print run 500,000.

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The Secret Keeper of Jaipur : A Novel.

The Secret Keeper of Jaipur : A Novel.

Joshi, Alka.
2021

It's the spring of 1969, henna artist Lakshmi arranges for her protégé Malik to intern at the Facilities Office of the Jaipur Royal Palace. Power and money still move seamlessly among the wealthy class, but only if certain secrets remain buried. When the cinema's balcony tragically collapses on opening night, blame is placed where it is convenient. But Malik suspects something far darker and sets out to uncover the truth. As a former street child, he always knew to keep his own counsel - it's a lesson that will serve him as he untangles a web of lies. Print run 150,000.

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The Third Grave

The Third Grave

Jackson, Lisa.
2021

After a disastrous hurricane sweeps through Georgia it leads to a grisly find - three graves with only two skeletons. For Nikki, the discovery is a gift, the perfect subject for her next crime book. Rumors are widespread that the burial site is the resting place of the Duval sisters who disappeared twenty years ago. Buth there is more to the sisters' disappearance than anyone ever guessed. Far from an isolated act, those deaths were just the beginning. And there will be no rest, and no relenting, until the killer has buried the twisted truth along with his victims. Print run 150,000.

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Unfinished Business : An Ali Reynolds Mystery.

Unfinished Business : An Ali Reynolds Mystery.

Jance, J.A.
2021

Ali Reynolds's personal life is in turmoil when two separate men show up on the scene - a serial killer and a former employee of her husband's who has just been released from a sixteen-year prison sentence for murdering his girlfriend. With lives hanging in the balance, Ali must thread the needle between good and evil. Print run 100,000.

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With Teeth : A Novel.

With Teeth : A Novel.

Arnett, Kristen.
2021

If she's being honest, Sammie Lucas is scared of her son. She lives with one wary eye peeled on Samson, a sullen, unknowable boy who resists her every attempt to bond with him. As Samson grows from feral toddler to surly teenager, Sammie's life begins to deteriorate into a mess of unruly behaviour, and her struggle to create a picture-perfect queer family unravels. When her son's hostility finally spills over into physical aggression, Sammie must confront her role in the mess - and the possibility that it will never be clean again. Author of "Mostly Dead Things.

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The Wolf and the Woodsman : A Novel.

The Wolf and the Woodsman : A Novel.

Reid, Ava.
2021

In her forest-veiled pagan village, Évike is the only woman without power. When soldiers arrive from the Holy Order of Woodsmen to claim a pagan girl for the king's blood sacrifice, Évike is betrayed by her fellow villagers and surrendered. But when monsters attack the Woodsmen and their captive en route, slaughtering everyone but Évike and the cold, one-eyed captain, they have no choice but to rely on each other. Except he's no ordinary Woodsman - he's the disgraced prince, Gáspár Bárány. Gáspár understands what it's like to be an outcast, and he and Évike make a tenuous pact to stop his brother. Print run 100,000.

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