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When a distraught mother pleads with Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas to investigate the disappearance of her daughter, Tara, and baby granddaughter, Lorrie, Cindy immediately loops in SFPD. But Tara's schoolteacher husband, Lucas Burke, tells a conflicting story that paints Tara as a wayward wife, not a missing person. And there's reason to believe he may be telling the truth.
Just hours after the harrowing events of "The Never Game" and "The Goodbye Man," Colter Shaw finds himself in San Francisco, where he has taken on the mission his father began years ago: finding a missing courier bag containing evidence that will bring down a corporate espionage firm responsible for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of deaths. With the help of an unexpected figure from his past, and with the enforcers closing the net, Shaw narrows in on the truth - and learns that the courier bag contains something unexpected: a secret that could only be described as catastrophic.
Cyril Rowntree, a mixed race Jamaican, arrives in Toronto with a chance encounter with a panhandler named Patricia leads Cyril to a suitcase full of photographs and letters dating back to the early 1920s. Cyril is drawn into the letters and their story of a white mother's struggle to come to terms with the need to give up her mixed race baby, Edward. Cyril feels a compelling connection to the boy and begins to look for the rest of Edward's story. As he searches, Cyril unearths hidden pieces of Canadian history and gradually gains the confidence to trust his own judgment. Residence: Hamilton, ON.
Patrick, or Gay Uncle Patrick (GUP, for short), has always loved his niece, Maisie, and nephew, Grant. When tragedy strikes and Maisie and Grant lose their mother and Patrick's brother has a health crisis of his own, Patrick finds himself suddenly taking on the role of primary guardian. Quickly realizing that parenting - even if temporary - isn't solved with treats and jokes, Patrick's eyes are opened to a new sense of responsibility, and the realization that, sometimes, even being larger than life means you're unfailingly human. Author of "Lily and the Octopus." Print run 30,000.
Adrian Rizzo was seven when she met her father for the first time. That was the day he nearly killed her - before her mother, Lina, stepped in. A decade later, Adrian and her mother aren't close, but they're cordial - as long as neither crosses the other. While Lina dismisses the death threats that Adrian starts getting as a routine part of her daughter's growing celebrity, Adrian can't help but find the vicious rhymes unsettling. Sometimes it even seems like the terrifying messages are indeed routine, like nothing will come of them. Until the murders start, and the escalation begins. Print run 1,000,000.
Since college, Poppy and Alex have been the very best of friends. Every summer, for a decade, they have taken one glorious week of vacation together. Until two years ago. They haven't spoken since. When someone asks when she was last truly happy, she knows, without a doubt, it was on that ill-fated, final trip with Alex. After convincing her best friend to take one more vacation, she has a week to fix everything. If only she can get around the one big truth that has always stood quietly in the middle of their seemingly perfect relationship. Author of "Beach Read." Print run 75,000.
Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission - and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish. Except that right now, he doesn't know that - let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it. All he knows is that he's been asleep for a very, very long time. Alone on this tiny ship that's been cobbled together by every government and space agency on the planet and hurled into the depths of space, it's up to him to conquer an extinction-level threat to our species. And thanks to an unexpected ally, he just might have a chance. Author of "The Martian."
Tara Tremain has worked hard to leave the controlling grasp of her extremely affluent family far behind. But pulled back into the family's orbit one last time for an unmissable party in the jungles of Costa Rica, she finds herself flung into action: a local boy is desperately ill and she must trek for days into the jungle to save his life. What Tara could never have predicted is that the one person who can help her in this impossible journey is Alex Carter, the man who destroyed her life ten years ago.
When her dad married Sage's mom, Daisy was thrilled to get a bright and shiny new sister. But Sage was beautiful and popular, everything Daisy was not, and she made sure Daisy knew it. Eighteen years, two kids and one troubled marriage later, Daisy never expects - or wants - to see Sage again. But when the little sister they have in common needs them both, they put aside their differences to care for Cassidy. As long-buried truths are revealed, no one is more surprised than they when friendship blossoms. Print run 10,000.
Jeremiah Camp can look into the heart of humanity and see the patterns that create opportunities and profits for the rich and powerful. Ash Locken, head of the Locken Group, the multinational consortium that Jeremiah had fled, arrives on his doorstep with a simple proposition. She wants our hero to formulate one more forecast. Before he left the Locken empire, Jeremiah had created a list of twelve names, every one a billionaire. The problem is, the people on the list are dying at an alarming and unnatural rate. And Ash Locken wants to know why. Residence: Guelph, ON. Print run 16,000.
Feng, Linda Rui.
In the summer of 1986 in a small Chinese village, ten-year-old Junie receives a momentous letter from her parents, who had left for America years ago: her father promises to return home and collect her by her twelfth birthday. What Junie doesn't know is that her parents, Momo and Cassia, are newly estranged from one another in their adopted country. In order for Momo to fulfill his promise, he must make one last desperate attempt to reunite all three members of the family before Junie's birthday - even if it means bringing painful family secrets to light. Residence: Toronto, ON.
While Daisy Shoemaker tries to identify the root of her dissatisfaction, she's also receiving misdirected emails meant for a woman named Diana Starling, whose email address is just one punctuation mark away from her own. Diana's glamorous, sophisticated, single-lady life is miles away from Daisy's simpler existence. When an apology leads to an invitation, the two women meet and become friends. But, as they get closer, we learn that their connection was not completely accidental. Who is this other woman, and what does she want with Daisy? Print run 350,000.
Twelve years after the grisly murder of her parents, Kaitlyn Delaney has finally found peace. But then a shadow creeps in from Katie's past, reminding her that she will never completely escape its terrifying grip. When private investigator Dan Oliver is called to the scene of a gruesome crime in New Orleans, he can't help but hear echoes of the Delaney case. As he digs deeper, he unearths more chilling similarities. Now reunited after all this time, Dan and Katie scour the streets together, desperate to find answers before more lives are lost. Print run 10,000.
1942. When the Nazis liquidate the Kraków, Sadie and her pregnant mother are forced to seek refuge in the perilous sewers beneath the city. Ella Stepanek's stepmother has developed close alliances with the occupying Germans, allowing Ella a life of relative ease. While on an errand in the market, she catches a glimpse of something moving beneath a grate in the street. Ella begins to aid Sadie and the two become close, but as the dangers of the war worsen, their lives are set on a collision course that will test them in the face of overwhelming odds. Author of "The Lost Girls of Paris." Print run 10,000.