I couldn't resist publishing this list from Bookreporter.com...so many well known authors and irresistible storylines. I just finished Hillbilly Elegy by J D Vance and could use something on a lighter vein..
Next Week’s Notables: Noteworthy Books Releasing on July 18th
Below are some notable titles releasing on July 18th that we would like to make you aware of. We will have more on many of these books in the weeks to come. For a list of additional hardcovers and paperbacks releasing the week of July 17th, see our “On Sale This Week” newsletterhere.
AFTERLIFE by Marcus Sakey (Thriller) The last thing FBI agent Will Brody remembers is the explosion. Claire McCoy, the head of an FBI task force, stands over his body. A terrorist has claimed 18 lives and thrown the nation into panic. Against this horror, Claire fell in love with Will --- and all that matters to them is getting back to each other.
BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS by Lawrence Osborne (Psychological Suspense) While on a hike on the Greek island of Hydra, Naomi and Samantha come across a man named Faoud, a migrant from Syria and a casualty of the crisis raging across the Aegean sea. When a simple plan of revenge goes horrifically wrong, Faoud must go on the run while the girls come to terms with the terrible consequences they have set in motion.
BLAME by Jeff Abbott (Psychological Thriller) Jane Norton crashed her car two years ago, killing her friend David and leaving her with amnesia. At first, everyone was sympathetic. Then they found Jane's note: I wish we were dead together. From that day, the town turned against her. Now, she must find out who has just written her an anonymous message: I know what really happened. I know what you don't remember...
THE BREAKDOWN by B.A. Paris (Psychological Thriller) Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside --- the woman who was killed. She’s been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? She just can’t forget that woman, the woman she might have saved, and the terrible nagging guilt. Or the silent calls she’s receiving, or the feeling that someone’s watching her.
COLLARED: An Andy Carpenter Mystery by David Rosenfelt (Mystery) Lawyer Andy Carpenter’s true passion is the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization he runs with his friend, Willie Miller. A dog left abandoned at the shelter one morning turns out to be the “DNA dog,” which helps renew the search for a missing child. Andy and his team enter the case, but what they start to uncover is far more complicated and dangerous than they ever expected.
A DISTANT VIEW OF EVERYTHING: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel by Alexander McCall Smith (Mystery) Bea Shandon, an old acquaintance of Isabel Dalhousie’s, introduced a wealthy female friend to a cosmetic surgeon at her most recent dinner party. Then new information comes to light about the surgeon that causes Bea to doubt his motives and the auspiciousness of the match. Isabel agrees to find out more, but as her enquiries take an unexpected turn, she starts to wonder whom exactly she should be investigating.
THE FALLEN: A Quinn Colson Novel by Ace Atkins (Thriller) Mississippi sheriff Quinn Colson had to admit he admired the bank robbers. A new bank was hit almost every week, and the robbers rushed in and out with such skill and precision it reminded him of raids he’d led back in Afghanistan and Iraq when he was an army ranger. If he stood any chance of catching them, he was going to need the help of old allies, new enemies and a lot of luck.
THE LATE SHOW by Michael Connelly (Thriller) Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none. But one night she catches two assignments she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. As the investigations entwine, they pull her closer to her own demons and the reason she won't give up her job.
LOOK BEHIND YOU by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen (Thriller) A serial killer is on the loose in San Diego with a most unusual M.O. With each kill, the perpetrator leaves behind mystifying random objects. In this confusing array of unrelated evidence, the one thing that is clear is that the murders all have one characteristic in common: they all require the specific skills of Kendra Michaels, hired gun for both the CIA and FBI.