Lies We Bury, Elle Marr, Thomas & Mercer - The first seven years of Marissa Mo’s childhood were spent in a basement prison where she lived with Mamas Rosemary, Nora and Bethel, and her siblings Jenessa and Lily.
What Could Be Saved, Liese O'Halloran Schwarz, Atria Books - The lingering quietness of Liese O’Halloran Schwarz’s mystery novel, “What Could Be Saved,” is also its driving energy. The narrative, bouncing between past and present, evolves around the disappearance of a child, and then, his re-appearance a half-century later.
Review: I Have the Answer, Kelly Fordon, Wayne University Press - Kelly Fordon’s latest collection of short stories I Have the Answer deals with the unexpected losses that life hands out ....
Bad Moon Rising, John Galligan, Atria Books - Bad Axe County Sheriff Heidi Kick’s problems rise, along with the temperatures in her corner of Wisconsin, when the murdered body of a young homeless man is found by the road.
At the End of the Matinee, Kelichiro Hirano, Amazon Crossing - “At the End of the Matinee,” Japanese author Keiichiro Hirano’s new novel, depicts a torturous and suspenseful journey of two people in love whose lives bisect at the exact moment they are prepared to unite. It’s like two trains passing, each going in opposite directions.
Always A Song, Ellen Harper with Sam Barry, Chronicle Prism - Folk Singer Ellen Harper’s stirring memoir, “Always a Song,” begins with her birth, part of a musical family enjoying “fascist-free” post-World War II life in New Hampshire.
The Paris Apartment, Kelly Bowen, Hachette - Kelly Bowen’s historical romance, “The Paris Apartment” interweaves the lives of two women during WWII with the efforts of a granddaughter and a grandnephew to uncover the women’s war role.
The Last Green Valley, Mark Sullivan, Lake Union - Adeline and Emil Martel and their two young sons are Volksdeutsche, descendants of German immigrants encouraged by Catherine the Great to settle in southern Ukraine.
The Newcomer, Mary Kay Andrews, St. Martin Press - Letty Carnahan opened the door to her sister’s expensive New York townhouse to find Tanya dead and the beginning of a whole heap of trouble.
Spin, Patricia Cornwell, Thomas & Mercer - NASA scientist and investigator Captain Calli Chase has a serious task on her hands when she investigates the sabotage of a rocket launch. Shadowy tech billionaire Neva Rong is in the frame for causing the crash.