The Receptionist, Kate Myles, Thomas & Mercer - There are no heroes in Kate Myles’ novel, “The Receptionist.” Instead, her main characters are despicable, greedy and inhumane people whose sole aim is “monetizing the population” by illegally collecting medical data to sell products.
So We Meet Again, Suzanne Park, Avon Books - Korean American Jess Kim works hard in the Hamilton Cooper investment bank, believing she’s rising toward the top. It comes as a bombshell when she’s casually fired from the Wall Street firm via a Zoom meeting.
Grave Reservations, Cherie Priest, Atria Books - Leda Foley is a struggling travel agent by day and the face of Klairvoyant Karaoke at Castaways Bar by night.
The Box in the Woods, Maureen Johnson, Katherine Tegen Books - Stevie Bell caused a sensation when she solved a decades-old murder case centered around Ellingham Academy.
Review: Surviving Savannah, Patti Callahan, Berkley Books - History Professor Everly Winthorp suffered a tragedy when her best friend Mora was killed in a hit-and-run during a St. Patrick’s Day parade.
The North Face of the Heart, Dolores Redondo, - Spanish author Dolores Redondo’s wildly popular protagonist, Investigator Amaia Salazar, is back for another adventure in Redondo’s just-translated thriller, “The North Face of the Heart.” This time, Salazar assists the FBI to track down a serial killer.
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.