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Curious about what books will be released in the months ahead so you can pre-order or reserve them? Then click on the months below.

Please note we have not included every book that is coming out, but rather some that caught our eye --- and that we thought should catch yours as well.

August 2018

Hardcover

Sister of Mine by Laurie Petrou - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Crooked Lane Books | 9781683317173 | Published August 7, 2018

Penny and Hattie, orphaned sisters in a small town, are best friends. But Penny, at the mercy of her brutal husband, is desperate for a fresh start. Willing to do anything for her older sister, Hattie agrees to help. A fire burns Penny’s marriage to the ground, and with her husband gone, Penny is free and the sisters get away with murder. But freedom comes at a cost. More than a year after the fire, a young man comes to town. Hattie and Penny bring him into their hearts, but this threatens their delicate balance. Soon long-held resentments, sibling rivalry and debts unpaid boil over. As the lies pile up, the sisters’ secrets will unravel, eroding their lives until only a single, horrible truth remains: You owe me.

Summer on the River by Marcia Willett - Fiction, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense

Thomas Dunne Books | 9781250121059 | Published August 7, 2018

As summer beckons, Evie’s family gathers once more at the beautiful old riverside house they all adore. But when Evie discovers a secret that threatens their future, a shadow falls over them all: this summer by the river could be their last together. For Charlie, a visit home to see stepmother Evie is an escape from his unhappy marriage in London. Until a chance encounter changes everything: in the space of a moment, he meets a woman by the river, falls in love and his two worlds collide.

Tailspin by Sandra Brown - Fiction, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781455572168 | Published August 7, 2018

Rye Mallett, a fearless "freight dog" pilot, is asked to fly into a completely fogbound northern Georgia town and deliver a mysterious black box to a Dr. Lambert. As Rye's plane nears the isolated landing strip, more trouble than inclement weather awaits him. He is greeted first by a sabotage attempt on his plane that causes him to crash land, and then by Dr. Brynn O'Neal, who claims she was sent for the box in Dr. Lambert's stead. Despite Rye's "no-involvement" policy when it comes to other people's problems, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to the intrigue surrounding his cargo…and to the mysterious and alluring Brynn. Soon Rye and Brynn are in a treacherous 48-hour race to deliver the box before time runs out.

The Bouncer by David Gordon - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Mysterious Press | 9780802128003 | Published August 7, 2018

Joe Brody is a strip club bouncer who has a highly classified military history and whose best friend from Catholic school is head mafioso Gio Caprisi. FBI agent Donna Zamora is a single mother stuck at a desk manning the hotline. Their storylines intersect over a tip from a cokehead that leads to a crackdown on Gio’s strip joint in Queens and Joe’s arrest. Outside the jailhouse, the Fed and the bouncer lock eyes, as Gordon launches them both headlong into a nonstop plot that goes from back-road gun show intervention to high-stakes perfume heist and manages to touch everyone from the CIA to the Flushing Triads. Beneath it all lurks a sinister criminal mastermind whose manipulations could cause chaos on a massively violent scale.

The Bucket List by Georgia Clark - Fiction

Atria/Emily Bestler Books | 9781501173028 | Published August 7, 2018

Twenty-five-year-old Lacey Whitman is blindsided when she’s diagnosed with the BCRA1 gene mutation: the “breast cancer” gene. Her high hereditary risk forces a decision: increased surveillance or the more radical step of a preventative double mastectomy. Small-town Lacey is not so in touch with her sexuality: she doesn’t want to sacrifice her breasts before she’s had the chance to give them their heyday. To help her make her choice, she (and her friends) creates a “boob bucket list”: everything she wants do with and for her boobs before a possible surgery. This kicks off a year of sensual exploration and sexual entertainment for the quick-witted Lacey Whitman.

The Distance Home by Paula Saunders - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Random House | 9780525508748 | Published August 7, 2018

René shares a home, a family and a passion for dance with her older brother, Leon. Yet for all they have in common, their lives are on remarkably different paths. In contrast to René, a born spitfire, Leon is a gentle soul. As the years pass, René and Leon’s parents fight with increasing frequency --- and ferocity. Their father spends more time on the road, his sporadic homecomings both yearned for and dreaded by the children. And as René and Leon grow up, they grow apart. They grasp whatever they can to stay afloat as René works to save herself, crossing the border into a larger, more hopeful world, while Leon embarks on a path of despair and self-destruction.

The Drama Teacher by Koren Zailckas - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Crown | 9780553448092 | Published August 7, 2018

Gracie Mueller is a proud mother of two and a devoted wife. Her life is complicated by the usual tedium and stressors, and she’s settled down comfortably enough. But when her husband’s failing career as a real estate agent makes finances tight, their home goes into foreclosure, and Gracie feels she has no choice but to return to the creatively illegal and high-stakes lifestyle of her past in order to keep all that she’s worked so hard to have. Gracie has a lot to hide about where she’s from, who she is and who she’s been. And when things inevitably begin to spin out of her control, more questions about the truth of her past are raised, including all the ones she never meant to --- or even knew to --- ask.

The Last Hours by Minette Walters - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Mira | 9780778369318 | Published August 7, 2018

1348: set in the demesne of Develish in Dorsetshire, the widowed Lady Anne assumes control of 200 bonded serfs without rights of ownership to land. She chooses a bastard slave, Thaddeus Thurkell, to act as her steward. Together, they decide to quarantine Develish by bringing the serfs inside a defendable moat and sharing the food amongst all. With this overturning of the social order, where serfs exist only to serve their lords, conflict arises when they’re given a voice. They wrestle with themselves, with God and the terrible uncertainty of their futures. Who has the courage to leave the safety of the demesne in search of supplies and news? And how safe are they when an unexplained murder threatens the status quo?

The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Dutton | 9781524742959 | Published August 7, 2018

For Clara Darden, Grand Central Terminal is the stepping stone to her future. It is 1928, and she is teaching at the lauded Grand Central School of Art. But Clara and her bohemian friends have no idea that they'll soon be blindsided by the looming Great Depression. Nearly 50 years later, the terminal has declined almost as sharply as Virginia Clay's life. Recently divorced, Virginia has just accepted a job in the information booth to support herself and her college-age daughter. But when Virginia discovers a striking watercolor hidden under the dust, she embarks on a quest to find the artist, drawing her deep into the mystery of Clara Darden, the famed 1920s illustrator who disappeared from history in 1931.

The Middleman by Olen Steinhauer - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250036179 | Published August 7, 2018

New York Times bestselling author Olen Steinhauer's next sweeping espionage novel traces the rise and fall of a domestic left-wing terrorist group. Told from the individual perspectives of an FBI agent, an undercover agent within the group, a convert to the terrorist organization and a writer on the edges of the whole affair, this tightly wound thriller is an intimate exploration of the people behind the politics, from a master of suspense.

The Money Shot: A Teddy Fay Novel Featuring Stone Barrington by Stuart Woods and Parnell Hall - Adventure, Fiction

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780735218598 | Published August 7, 2018

Ever a man of mystery and intrigue, Teddy Fay has donned a new disguise --- that of Mark Weldon, a stuntman and actor starring in Centurion Studios’ newest film. When the picture’s leading lady begins receiving blackmail threats, Teddy is in the perfect position to investigate, and it soon becomes clear that the villains have more in their sights than just money. Money they’ve got. What they need is prestige, the cache of a respected studio to lend authority and legitimacy to their artistic endeavors…and a little bit of vengeance in the bargain.

The Third Hotel by Laura van den Berg - Fiction, Mystery

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 9780374168353 | Published August 7, 2018

Shortly after Clare arrives in Havana, Cuba, to attend the annual Festival of New Latin American Cinema, she finds her husband, Richard, standing outside a museum. He’s wearing a white linen suit she’s never seen before, and he’s supposed to be dead. Grief-stricken and baffled, Clare tails Richard, a horror film scholar, through the newly tourist-filled streets of Havana, clocking his every move. As the distinction between reality and fantasy blurs, Clare finds grounding in memories of her childhood in Florida and of her marriage to Richard, revealing her role in his death and reappearance along the way.

The Washington Decree by Jussi Adler-Olsen - Fiction, Political Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Dutton | 9781524742522 | Published August 7, 2018

Democratic Senator Bruce Jansen has been elected president of the United States. For 14-year-old Dorothy "Doggie" Rogers, Jansen's election is a personal victory: a job in the White House, proof to her Republican father that she was right to support Jansen, and the rise of an intelligent, clear-headed leader with her same ideals. But the triumph is short-lived: Jansen's pregnant wife is assassinated on election night, and the alleged mastermind behind the shooting is none other than Doggie's own father. When Jansen ascends to the White House, he is a changed man, determined to end gun violence by any means necessary. With the country in chaos, Doggie finds herself fighting for the life of her father, who just may be innocent.

This Story Is a Lie by Tom Pollock - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Soho Teen | 9781616959111 | Published August 7, 2018

Seventeen-year-old Peter Blankman is a math genius. He also suffers from devastating panic attacks. Pete gets through each day with the help of his mother --- a famous scientist --- and his beloved twin sister, Bel. But when his mom is nearly assassinated in front of his eyes and Bel disappears, Pete finds himself on the run. Dragged into a world where state and family secrets intertwine, Pete must use his extraordinary analytical skills to find his missing sister and track down the people who attacked his mother. But his greatest battle will be with the enemy inside: the constant terror that threatens to overwhelm him.

Travelers in the Third Reich: The Rise of Fascism: 1919-1945 by Julia Boyd - History, Nonfiction

Pegasus Books | 9781681777825 | Published August 7, 2018

The events that took place in Germany between 1919 and 1945 were dramatic and terrible, but there were also moments of confusion, of doubt --- even of hope. How easy was it to know what was actually going on, to grasp the essence of National Socialism, to remain untouched by the propaganda, or predict the Holocaust? TRAVELERS IN THE THIRD REICH is an extraordinary history of the rise of the Nazis based on fascinating first-hand accounts, drawing together a multitude of voices and stories, including politicians, musicians, diplomats, schoolchildren, communists, scholars, athletes, poets, fascists, artists, tourists, and even celebrities like Charles Lindbergh and Samuel Beckett.

Texas Ranger by James Patterson and Andrew Bourelle - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Western

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316556668 | Published August 13, 2018

Across the ranchlands and cities of his home state, Rory Yates' discipline and law-enforcement skills have carried him far: from local highway patrolman to the honorable rank of Texas Ranger. He arrives in his hometown to find a horrifying crime scene and a scathing accusation: he is named a suspect in the murder of his ex-wife, Anne, a devoted teacher whose only controversial act was ending her marriage to a Ranger. In search of the killer, Yates plunges into the inferno of the most twisted and violent minds he's ever encountered, vowing to never surrender. That code just might bring him out alive.

A River of Stars by Vanessa Hua - Fiction

Ballantine Books | 9780399178788 | Published August 14, 2018

Scarlett Chen is on the run. This Chinese factory clerk has changed jobs, friends and even her history again and again. Now she’s eight months pregnant and stranded in Los Angeles. Her married lover sent her to a secret maternity center to give birth, thus bestowing their baby with a priceless advantage: U.S. citizenship. But when she is betrayed by her lover, she flees, setting off a hunt for her and her unborn baby. In the stolen getaway van, Scarlett discovers a pregnant teenage stowaway. Hiding out in San Francisco’s Chinatown, they must reinvent themselves. In pursuit, Scarlett’s lover must decide where his true loyalties, and greatest love, lie --- and Scarlett must stop running and commit to a future.

Ball Lightning written by Cixin Liu, translated by Joel Martinsen - Fiction, Science Fiction

Tor Books | 9780765394071 | Published August 14, 2018

When Chen’s parents are incinerated by a blast of ball lightning, he devotes his life to cracking the secret of mysterious natural phenomenon. The more he learns, the more he comes to realize that ball lightning is just the tip of an entirely new frontier in particle physics. Although Chen’s quest provides a purpose for his lonely life, his reasons for chasing his elusive quarry come into conflict with soldiers and scientists who have motives of their own: a beautiful army major with an obsession with dangerous weaponry, and a physicist who has no place for ethical considerations in his single-minded pursuit of knowledge.

Cherry by Nico Walker - Fiction

Knopf | 9780525520139 | Published August 14, 2018

Cleveland, 2003. A young man is just a college freshman when he meets Emily. They share a passion for Edward Albee and Ecstasy, and fall hard and fast in love. But soon Emily has to move home to Elba, New York, and he flunks out of school and joins the Army. Desperate to keep their relationship alive, they marry before he ships out to Iraq. But as an Army medic, he is unprepared for the grisly reality that awaits him. He and Emily try to make their long-distance marriage work, but when he returns from Iraq, his PTSD is profound. The opioid crisis is beginning to swallow up the Midwest. Soon he is hooked on heroin, and so is Emily. With their money drying up, he turns to the one thing he thinks he could be really good at --- robbing banks.

Feared by Lisa Scottoline - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Press | 9781250099594 | Published August 14, 2018

When three men announce that they are suing the Rosato & DiNunzio law firm for reverse sex discrimination --- claiming that they were not hired because they were men --- Mary DiNunzio and Bennie Rosato are outraged. To make matters worse, their one male employee, John Foxman, intends to resign, claiming that there is some truth to this case. The plaintiffs’ lawyer is Nick Machiavelli, who already has lost to Mary once and is now back with a vengeance --- determined not only to win, but to destroy the firm. It soon becomes clear that Machiavelli will do anything in his power to achieve his end…even after the case turns deadly.

Flights written by Olga Tokarczuk, translated by Jennifer Croft - Fiction

Riverhead Books | 9780525534198 | Published August 14, 2018

A 17th-century Dutch anatomist discovers the Achilles tendon by dissecting his own amputated leg. Chopin's heart is carried back to Warsaw in secret by his adoring sister. A woman must return to her native Poland in order to poison her terminally ill high school sweetheart, and a young man slowly descends into madness when his wife and child mysteriously vanish during a vacation and just as suddenly reappear. FLIGHTS explores what it means to be a traveler, a wanderer, a body in motion not only through space but through time. Where are you from? Where are you coming in from? Where are you going?

His Favorites by Kate Walbert - Fiction

Scribner | 9781476799391 | Published August 14, 2018

They were on a lark, three teenage girls speeding across the greens at night on a “borrowed” golf cart, drunk. The cart crashes and one of the girls lands violently in the rough, killed instantly. The driver, Jo, flees the hometown that has turned against her and enrolls at a prestigious boarding school. Her past weighs on her. She is responsible for the death of her best friend. She has tipped her parents’ rocky marriage into demise. She is ready to begin again, far away from the accident.

Last Looks by Howard Michael Gould - Crime, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Dutton | 9781524742492 | Published August 14, 2018

Charlie Waldo, once an LAPD superstar, now lives in solitude deep in the woods. He left behind his career and girlfriend, Lorena, to pay self-imposed penance for a misstep on an old murder case. Alastair Pinch is a onetime Royal Shakespeare Company thespian who is now a Southern judge on a tacky network show. He’s typically drunk, which proves suspicious when Alastair’s wife is found dead and he can’t remember what happened. Lorena draws Waldo toward the case, and Alastair’s network convinces Waldo to take it on. But after such a long time away from both civilization and sleuthing, Waldo must navigate webs of ego and deceit to clear Alastair’s name…or confirm his guilt.

Make Me Even and I'll Never Gamble Again by Jerrold Fine - Fiction

RosettaBooks | 9781948122054 | Published August 14, 2018

Rogers Stout has the gambler’s gifts --- a titanic brain, an uncanny ability to read people, and a risk-taker’s daring. As an apathetic high school student who loves baseball but lacks a 90-mph fastball, he knows that the game does not begin until the ball leaves the pitcher’s hand. But his life needs direction. Everything changes the summer he is invited into the boisterous environment of an investment bank’s trading room, and to a gambling hall dive where he immediately wins big at poker, capturing the attention of his co-workers with his card-playing skills.

Night Soil by Dale Peck - Fiction, Literary

Soho Press | 9781616957803 | Published August 14, 2018

The art world falls in love with Dixie Stammers when it is discovered that her mechanically perfect pots are all identical, despite the fact that they are made entirely by hand, without benefit of any other tools. Her teenage son, Judas, is shy, and retreats into a world of anonymous sexual encounters at a roadside rest area. But what he really longs for is a relationship with one of the boys at his private school. The Academy was founded by Judas’s ancestral grandfather. Driven by his mother’s secretive nature, Judas begins digging into his family’s history, and the Academy’s, until he unearths a series of secrets that cause him to question everything he thought he knew about his world.