Tiffany Blues, M J Rose, Atria Books - Jenny Bell is a gifted young artist with a harrowing past making a new life for herself in New York City.
Guilt, Amanda Robson, Avon - Miranda and Zara Cunningham are twins, different in both looks and personality. Zara is a flighty, outgoing and artistic soul with a history of self-harm. Miranda, more stable and grounded, worries for her sister.
The Silent Companions, Laura Purcell, Random House - In 1865, Elsie Bainbridge’s new marriage comes to an end with the sudden death of her husband Rupert. She is pregnant with his child.
Olivia Twist, Lorie Langdon - Lorie Langdon’s new young adult book, “Olivia Twist,” remakes Charles Dickens’ classic “Oliver Twist” and serves up a pleasurable read with countless thrills.
Winter Sisters, Robin Oliveira, Random House - Robin Oliveira’s haunting thriller, “Winter Sisters,” loosely based on a 19th-century historic snowstorm that buried Albany, New York, also shines light on early 20th-Century age-of-consent and sexual-assault laws.
After Nightfall, A. J. Banner, Lake Union - Marissa Parlette and her fiance Nathan Black throw a dinner party to celebrate his fortieth birthday and their engagement, but it becomes an exercise in awkwardness.
The Intermission, Elyssa Friedland, Penguin - Cass and Jonathan Coyne have it all. A swanky New York City apartment, good friends, and enough wealth to do what they want, when they want.
Book Review: Summer List, Amy Mason Doan, Graydon House - Laura Christie receives a letter out of the blue from an old friend she’d parted from under unpleasant circumstances seventeen years ago.
Book Review: Limelight, Amy Poeppel, Atria Books - Allison Brinkley, who has just moved from Dallas to New York City, gets a dose of big-city driving when she crashes into an unoccupied BMW while retrieving her child at school.
Zero Limit, Jeremy K. Brown, 47North - Caitlin Taggart and her crew mine precious Helium-3 on the surface of the Moon at high risk for low pay.