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Daniel Silva Brings Back His Legendary Art Restorer and Assassin for Another Wild Ride

Long ago, the KGB inserted a mole into the heart of the West, and only one man can unravel the conspiracy: Gabriel Allon.

A Life-Changing Secret Destroys an Unlikely Friendship in GIVE ME YOUR HAND

Megan Abbott takes readers into the competitive world of academic research --- and into the darkness of psychopathy --- in her latest thriller.

A Young Woman Tries to Duck the Ills of the World by Going on an Extended Hibernation

The narrator pulls this off with the help of one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature and the battery of medicines she prescribes.

Riley Sager Follows Up His Thriller Award-Winning First Novel with Another Page-Turner

A young woman returns to her childhood summer camp to uncover the truth about a tragedy that happened there 15 years ago.

A PLACE FOR US is the First Novel from Sarah Jessica Parker’s New Publishing Imprint

According to our reviewer, Fatima Farheen Mirza's debut is "a hauntingly beautiful and poignant story of identity, belonging and perception."

Latest Features and Contests


Bookreporter.com's Summer Reading Contests and Feature

Summer is here! At Bookreporter.com, this means it's time for us to share some great summer book picks with our Summer Reading Contests and Feature. We are hosting a series of 24-hour contests for these titles on select days through August 24th. You will need to check the site to see the featured prize book and enter to win. We also are sending a special newsletter to announce each title, which you can sign up for here.

Our next prize book will be announced on Monday, July 23rd at noon ET.


Bookreporter.com Bets On: THE SUMMER WIVES by Beatriz Williams

Beatriz Williams is an author who I have been following for a while. Her latest book, THE SUMMER WIVES, which I think is her best yet, is an atmospherically rich story full of detail and brilliantly drawn characters. Here she explores another branch of the Schuyler family. It opens in late spring 1969 on a small island off the coast of New England, and the setting alone makes it a lovely summer read. In it, Miranda Schuyler is an actress who has come back to town to hide out and lick her wounds after fleeing a troubled marriage in London and a career on the skids. She heads back to Greyfriars, the palatial Fisher home, on Winthrop Island.


Bookreporter.com Bets On: THE WIDOWER'S NOTEBOOK: A Memoir, by Jonathan Santlofer

Years ago, I met Jonathan Santlofer at a thriller writer event; I was a fan of his work, and he was a lot of fun to talk to. He has a quick wit and is the kind of person who can turn a casual evening into an adventure, which happened with him more than once. His latest work, THE WIDOWER'S NOTEBOOK, is not a thriller, but rather a memoir in which he looks at his first two years as a widower. In doing so, he draws back the curtain on every emotion and the days when he felt void of emotion. Readers will see the cloudy haze of grief that envelops him and how he emerges from that fog.


Bookreporter.com Bets On: THE LIDO by Libby Page

THE LIDO by Libby Page is a complete joy of a book; just looking at its cover makes me smile. And I can think of so many friends who I’m sure will enjoy it. In it, 86-year-old Rosemary Peterson has been swimming at The Lido in her hometown of Brixton since 1937. She’s already watched so much of the town change, and not in a good way, like the day she realized that the local library was closing forever. So when she learns that The Lido will be closing as a new condominium complex is coming into town, and that location will be their state-of-the-art, residents-only gym, she decides there has been enough change in the places she loves.


Summer Golf Reading for 2018

Just in time for the Open Championship, Bookreporter.com's Stuart Shiffman talks about three golf-themed books --- a novel and two biographies --- that you may want to consider adding to your summer reading list: BAD LIES by Tony Jacklin and Shelby Yastrow, a legal thriller that finds a popular golfer suing a national golf magazine for libel after a story is published that destroys his reputation; ARNOLD PALMER: Homespun Stories of The King, in which journalist Chris Rodell draws upon over 100 interviews with the golf great conducted over 20 years to provide an intimate, charming and at times irreverent glimpse at the icon outside the spotlight; and Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian’s bestseller, TIGER WOODS, which is based on years of reporting and interviews with more than 250 people from every corner of Tiger Woods’ life --- many of whom have never spoken about him on the record before.

Latest Reviews

Defense lawyer Andy Carpenter is reluctant to take on any more cases. He’d much rather spend his time working for his dog rescue organization, the Tara Foundation, than find himself back in a courtroom. However, when a truck carrying over 70 dogs from the South to the rescue-friendly northeast turns up with a murdered driver, Andy can’t help but get involved. The accused just happens to be his wife Laurie’s ex-fiance; her tall, good-looking, ex-Marine ex-fiance. Even though he acknowledges having argued with the victim, he swears that he is not a killer. And though he would rather not, Andy has to admit he believes he's telling the truth.

West Berlin, 1979. Helen Abell oversees the CIA's network of safe houses. Her world is upended when, during her routine inspection of an agency property, she overhears a meeting between two people unfamiliar to her speaking a coded language that hints at shadowy realities far beyond her comprehension. Before the day is out, she witnesses a second unauthorized encounter, one that will place her in the sight lines of the most ruthless and powerful man at the agency. Her attempts to expose the dark truths about what she has witnessed will bring about repercussions that reach across decades and continents into the present day when a young man is arrested for the double murder of his parents, and his sister takes it upon herself to find out why he did it.

Still navigating the fallout from a shocking revelation that’s left a network of assassins’ crosshairs trained on her, Bianca St. Ives is ready to take fate into her own hands. But as Bianca races to outmaneuver her tireless pursuers, her father loops her in on a job that just might do the trick: recover King Priam’s Treasure, a collection of heavily guarded, priceless artifacts stolen by the Russians during World War II, and return it to Germany. Impossible? Maybe for some, but a high-risk heist is all in a day’s work for Bianca St. Ives, especially when there’s intel on the line --- intel that could finally bring down the shadowy forces seeking to bury Bianca for good.

America is in the grip of a deadly flu pandemic. When Frank catches the virus, his girlfriend Polly will do whatever it takes to save him, even if it means risking everything. She agrees to a radical plan. If she signs up for a one-way trip into the future to work as a bonded laborer, the company will pay for the life-saving treatment Frank needs. Polly promises to meet Frank again in Galveston, Texas, where she will arrive in 12 years. But when Polly is re-routed an extra five years into the future, Frank is nowhere to be found. Alone in a changed and divided America, Polly must navigate a new life and find a way to locate Frank, to discover if he is alive, and if their love has endured.

The year 1968 saw an extraordinary range of protests across much of the western world. Some of these were genuinely revolutionary --- around 10 million French workers went on strike and the whole state teetered on the brink of collapse. Others were more easily contained, but had profound longer-term implications --- terrorist groups, feminist collectives and gay rights activists could all trace important roots to 1968. 1968 is a striking and original attempt half a century later to show how these events, which in some ways still seem so current, stemmed from histories and societies that are in practice now extraordinarily remote from our own time.

Splinter in the Blood by Ashley Dyer - Mystery/Thriller

After months of hunting a cold-blooded murderer that the press has dubbed the Thorn Killer, Detective Greg Carver is shot in his own home. His trusted partner, Ruth Lake, is alone with him. Yet instead of calling for help, she has rearranged the crime scene and wiped the room clean of prints. But Carver isn’t dead. Awakening in the hospital, Carver has no memory of being shot, but is certain that his assailant is the Thorn Killer. He insists the attack is retaliation, an attempt to scare the detective off the psychopath’s scent. One person knows the truth and isn’t telling. She’s also now leading the Thorn Killer investigation while Carver recuperates. Ruth is keeping a deadly secret, and she’ll cross every line to keep it from surfacing.

Ray Devlin is retired, living a simple life off the grid in Florida, when a visit from an old colleague stirs some bad memories --- and ends with a gunshot. Soon Devlin is forced to again face a past he'd hoped to leave behind, as a member of a mercenary force that helped put a brutal South American dictator into power. Tracy Quinn is an investigative reporter at a struggling Philadelphia newspaper. Then one day, what appears to be a straightforward homicide draws her and Devlin together, and ultimately enmeshes both in a conspiracy that stretches over 20 years and reaches to the highest levels of the U.S. government. Before long, they're both the targets of a ruthless assassin haunted by his own wartime experiences.

Raised in a small town in the north of England known primarily for its cotton mills, football team and deep roots in the “Respectable Working Class,” Graham Caveney armed himself against the confusing nature of adolescence with a thick accent, a copy of Kafka, and a record collection including the likes of the Buzzcocks and Joy Division. All three provided him the opportunity to escape, even if just in mind, beyond his small-town borders. But, when those passions are noticed and preyed upon by a mentor, everything changes. Now, as an adult, Caveney attempts to reconcile his past and present, coming to grips with both the challenges and wonder of adolescence, music and literature.

The Anthony-nominated collection of crime stories without guns is back for Volume 2. Two dozen more crime writers have come together to raise their voices and take pen in hand to call for a sensible and reasoned debate about guns in America. In stories of crime, mystery and suspense, these authors have left the guns out to show for a short while that we can do without them and the plot doesn’t fall apart. The top priority in these stories is to entertain with thrilling action and suspense that readers know and love about a crime story. To do so without guns leads to some creative leaps from writers who spin tales of simians on the loose, androids with buried secrets, punk rock shows and tattoo shops.