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Harlan Coben's THINK TWICE Marks the Long-Awaited Return of Sports Agent Myron Bolitar

A man presumed dead is suddenly wanted for murder in this thriller of secrets, lies and dangerous conspiracies.

A Woman is Left Reeling When Her Former Fiancé Appears to Take His Own Life

In THE LAST TIME SHE SAW HIM, Kate White's latest psychological thriller, Kiki becomes desperate to prove it was actually murder.

Doris Kearns Goodwin Artfully Weaves Together Biography, Memoir and History

The beloved historian takes readers along on the emotional journey that she and her husband embarked upon in the last years of his life.

LONG AFTER WE ARE GONE is Terah Shelton Harris' Explosive and Emotional Second Novel

Four siblings return home in the wake of their father's death in order to save their family's home from being sold out from under them.

Enter to Win a Father's Day Prize Package for You or the Special Man in Your Life

Each package includes seven fiction and nonfiction books to treat yourself or Dad. The deadline for entries is Friday, June 14th at noon ET.

We're Giving Away a Different Book on Select Days Throughout the Summer

Our latest prize book is SUCH A LOVELY FAMILY by Aggie Blum Thompson. Enter by Wednesday, May 22nd at 11:59pm ET.

Latest Features and Contests


Bookreporter.com's 20th Annual Summer Reading Contests and Feature


Summer will be here before you know it! 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 early August, so you will have to check the site each day to see the featured prize book and enter to win. We also are sending a special newsletter to announce the day's title, which you can sign up for here.

Our latest prize book is SUCH A LOVELY FAMILY by Aggie Blum Thompson, which is now available.

Please note: Typically our Summer Reading giveaways are open for just 24 hours, but we are extending the deadline of this contest to Wednesday, May 22nd at 11:59pm ET. That gives you 12 extra hours to submit your entries!

» Click here to enter the contest.


Bookreporter.com's 19th Annual Father's Day Contest


Father’s Day is a time to celebrate the men in our lives who have raised and loved us. Why not show him your appreciation by inspiring him with a great book? In our 19th annual "Best Books for Dad" contest, we have a selection of books that are perfect gift-giving suggestions for Dad, keeping him busy through the rest of the year. Five readers will be awarded a copy of each of our seven featured titles. The deadline for your entries is Friday, June 14th at noon ET.

» Click here to enter the contest.


Fiction Author Spotlight: LONG AFTER WE ARE GONE by Terah Shelton Harris


All four Solomon siblings must return to North Carolina to save the Kingdom, their ancestral home and 200 acres of land, from a development company that has their sights set on turning the valuable waterfront property into a luxury resort. The siblings also must save themselves from the secrets they've been holding onto. Junior, who is married to his wife for 11 years, is secretly in love with another man. Mance can't control his temper, which has landed him in prison more than once. CeCe, a lawyer, has embezzled thousands of dollars from her firm's clients. Tokey wonders why she doesn't seem to fit into this family, which has left an aching hole in her heart that she tries to fill in harmful ways. As the Solomons come together to fight for the Kingdom, each of their façades begins to crumble and collide in unexpected ways.

» Click here to read more in our Fiction Author Spotlight.
» Click here to read our review.


Historical Fiction Author Spotlight: THE STOLEN CHILD by Ann Hood


For decades, Nick Burns has been haunted by a decision he made as a young soldier in World War I, when a French artist he’d befriended thrust both her paintings and her baby into his hands --- and disappeared. In 1974, with only months left to live, Nick enlists Jenny, a college dropout desperate for adventure, to help him unravel the mystery. The journey leads them from Paris galleries and provincial towns to a surprising place: the Museum of Tears, the life’s work of a lonely Italian craftsman. Determined to find the baby and the artist, hopeless romantic Jenny and curmudgeonly Nick must reckon with regret, betrayal and the lives they’ve left behind.

» Click here to read more in our Historical Fiction Author Spotlight.
» Click here to read our review.
» Watch or listen to our "Bookreporter Talks To" interview with Ann Hood.


Bookreporter.com Bets On: SUMMERS AT THE SAINT by Mary Kay Andrews

I love big hotels that have a lot of history to them, so I was immediately drawn to SUMMERS AT THE SAINT. Here, Mary Kay Andrews has all the elements for a perfect beach read --- a beloved hotel with a storied reputation, a great cast of characters, and a few mysteries that include a murder. And she parlays this into a page-turning story!

The St. Cecelia (which everyone refers to as “the Saint”) is being run by Traci Eddings, who grew up as “an Ain't,” meaning that she was not wealthy or connected enough to frequent the resort. She married a man whose family owned the hotel and took over his position running it when he died in a plane crash.

» Click here to read more of Carol's Bets On commentary.
» Click here to read our review.
» Watch or listen to our "Bookreporter Talks To" interview with Mary Kay Andrews.


Bookreporter.com Bets On: I WILL RUIN YOU by Linwood Barclay

I am a longtime fan of Linwood Barclay’s books, and I think I have read them all. I especially love the characters he delivers, all of whom are well drawn and relatable. Then he puts them in circumstances that upend their lives. Often I think, What would *I* do? And yes, I am happy that these are his characters’ problems, not mine.

In I WILL RUIN YOU, we start with a sadly familiar situation. A teacher is confronted by a former student armed with dynamite who is ready to blow up the school building and himself. Just as Richard has talked Mark into walking away, fate intervenes, and the young man trips. Bang! That is on page 11.

» Click here to read more of Carol's Bets On commentary.
» Click here to read our review.
» Click here to read Linwood Barclay's blog post about book banning.

Bookreporter Talks To...

As part of our mission to expand The Book Report Network, we have been shooting video interviews with authors and posting them on our YouTube channel. We also have been making them available as podcasts. Carol loves interviewing authors, so this feels like a natural.

SUMMERS AT THE SAINT is a fresh new summer mystery from Mary Kay Andrews full of romance, betrayal and long-buried secrets. Mary Kay talks about the resort that she modeled the St. Cecelia (aka “the Saint”) after and how she conducted research there while spending time with a friend. She also touches on the many storylines that are woven so well into this Bets On title and points out that the novel originally had a different beginning. It is said that “summer begins with MKA,” and Mary Kay explains exactly why this book deserves that moniker and to be read wherever readers are this summer. Watch the video or listen to the podcast.

Carol had the pleasure of talking to Ann Hood about her new book, THE STOLEN CHILD, which will be a Bets On pick. In it, an unlikely duo ventures through France and Italy to solve the mystery of a child’s fate. Ann loves the World War I time period and has researched it through the years. She talks about her travels to WWI battle sites and how her son shares her passion for this history. Her thoughts about the tears she has shed inspired one thread of the storyline. Carol and Ann also touch on some musical references and discuss their shared love of knitting, mistakes and all. Watch the video or listen to the podcast.

Megan Miranda returns to “Bookreporter Talks To” to discuss her new thriller, DAUGHTER OF MINE. When Hazel unexpectedly inherits her family home, she’s drawn back to the place --- and people --- she left behind years earlier. But as the lake level behind the house continues to fall, long-buried secrets suddenly begin to emerge, including evidence that may finally explain the mystery at the heart of her family. Megan shares her inspiration for the novel, which is a Bets On selection, as well as insight into her creative process. She also explains how she laid out the twists that make this story so special. Megan loves the narrator of the audio edition, Inés del Castillo, as she feels Inés sets the right tone for the book. Watch the video or listen to the podcast.

» Click here for a complete list of our "Bookreporter Talks To" videos and podcasts, along with upcoming interviews.

Latest Reviews

The Stolen Child by Ann Hood - Historical Fiction

For decades, Nick Burns has been haunted by a decision he made as a young soldier in World War I, when a French artist he’d befriended thrust both her paintings and her baby into his hands --- and disappeared. In 1974, with only months left to live, Nick enlists Jenny, a college dropout desperate for adventure, to help him unravel the mystery. The journey leads them from Paris galleries and provincial towns to a surprising place: the Museum of Tears, the life’s work of a lonely Italian craftsman. Determined to find the baby and the artist, hopeless romantic Jenny and curmudgeonly Nick must reckon with regret, betrayal and the lives they’ve left behind.

All four Solomon siblings must return to North Carolina to save the Kingdom, their ancestral home and 200 acres of land, from a development company that has their sights set on turning the valuable waterfront property into a luxury resort. The siblings also must save themselves from the secrets they've been holding onto. Junior, who is married to his wife for 11 years, is secretly in love with another man. Mance can't control his temper, which has landed him in prison more than once. CeCe, a lawyer, has embezzled thousands of dollars from her firm's clients. Tokey wonders why she doesn't seem to fit into this family, which has left an aching hole in her heart that she tries to fill in harmful ways. As the Solomons come together to fight for the Kingdom, each of their façades begins to crumble and collide in unexpected ways.

Extinction by Douglas Preston - Technothriller

Erebus Resort, occupying a magnificent, hundred-thousand acre valley deep in the Colorado Rockies, offers guests the experience of viewing woolly mammoths, Irish Elk and giant ground sloths in their native habitat, brought back from extinction through the magic of genetic manipulation. When a billionaire's son and his new wife are kidnapped and murdered in the Erebus back country by what is assumed to be a gang of eco-terrorists, Colorado Bureau of Investigation Agent Frances Cash partners with county sheriff James Colcord to track down the perpetrators. As killings mount and the valley is evacuated, Cash and Colcord must confront an ancient, intelligent and malevolent presence at Erebus, bent not on resurrection --- but extinction.

SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer, Medical Examiner Claire Washburn, Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano and crime writer Cindy Thomas gather at one of San Francisco’s finest restaurants to celebrate exciting news: Cindy is getting married. Before they can raise their glasses, there’s a disturbance in the restaurant. A woman has been assaulted. Claire examines the victim. Lindsay makes an arrest. Yuki takes the case. Cindy covers it. The legal strategy is complicated by gaps in the plaintiff’s memory --- and the shocking reason behind her ever-changing testimony. As Yuki leads the prosecution, Lindsay chases down a high-society killer whose target practice may leave the Women’s Murder Club short a bridesmaid…or two.

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy inherited an ill-conceived, poorly executed invasion of Cuba that failed miserably and set in motion the events that put the U.S. and the Soviet Union on a collision course that nearly started a war that would have enveloped much of the world. THE SHADOW OF WAR brings to life the many threads that lead to the building crisis between the Soviet Union and the United States in 1962. It is told from a multitude of perspectives and voices --- from the Russian engineer attempting the nearly impossible task of building the missile launch facilities in Cuba, to the U.S. Navy commanders whose ships are sent to "quarantine" Cuba, to the Soviet Premier, Nikita Khrushchev, desperately trying to maintain a challenging balancing act between the conflicting demands of various powerful forces.

Ru Evans taught herself euclidean geometry at age seven, has an eidetic memory, and is about to enter college at 13 years old. Boarding at a house near campus 150 miles from home, Ru meets 17-year-old Gabriel, an outsider himself who, like Ru, has trouble making friends --- until they form a fast sibling-like bond. Finding a relatable someone in the world to talk to is a first for both of them. But when Ru’s mother dies and the threat of living with her miserable aunt looms, Ru hatches an escape. It’s an impulsive road trip that takes Ru and Gabriel from California to Canada, where Ru can fulfill her ultimate dream: to see Atlantic puffins in the glorious wild. Mile by mile, Ru discovers the joy of friendship, found family, dark night skies and the aurora borealis, and she basks in going from being a smart person to just a person.

Nashquitten, MA, is a decaying coastal enclave that not even tourist season can revive, full of locals who have run the town’s industries for generations. When a young woman dies at a house party, the circumstances around her death suspiciously unclear, the tight-knit community is shaken. As a mother grieves her daughter, a teacher her student, a best friend her confidante, the events around the tragedy become a lightning rod: blame is cast, secrets are buried deeper. Some are left to pick up the pieces, while others turn their backs. And all the while, a truth about that dreadful night begins to emerge.

When She Was Me by Marlee Bush - Psychological Thriller

Ever since that night, twin sisters Cassie and Lenora have been inseparable. As the sole permanent residents of Cabin Two, their refuge on an isolated Tennessee campground, they manage to stay away from prying eyes, probing questions and true crime junkies. The peace and quiet is almost enough to make them forget what happened all those years ago. Almost. Until a teenage girl camping at the neighboring cabin goes missing, and the memories come rushing back. As the crime becomes ever more recognizable, each sister suspects the other knows more than she's letting on. Trapped in the isolating, claustrophobic wilderness, Cassie and Lenora must piece together the truth of what happened --- and the sinister truth lurking in their own pasts --- before it's too late.

Safe and Sound by Laura McHugh - Mystery/Thriller

As kids, Amelia and Kylee were found unharmed in their upstairs bedroom the night their teenage cousin Grace, who was babysitting them, vanished from the farmhouse in Beaumont, Missouri, leaving blood all over the kitchen. Grace, the first in their family to go to college instead of getting married and working at the meatpacking plant, had been on the verge of escaping their dead-end town. Her disappearance is a warning to any local girl who dared hope for better. Now, as their own high school graduation looms, Amelia and Kylee dream about fleeing Beaumont, but the likelihood of that happening seems as low as that of Grace being found. When human remains are discovered in town, the sisters think they finally know who took Grace --- but as they dig deeper into her past, they unearth long-buried secrets and a growing list of suspects.

Missing White Woman by Kellye Garrett - Domestic Thriller/Mystery

It was supposed to be a romantic getaway weekend in New York City. Breanna’s new boyfriend, Ty, took care of everything. But when Bree comes downstairs their final morning, she’s shocked. There’s a stranger laying dead in the foyer, and Ty is nowhere to be found. A Black woman alone in a new city, Bree is stranded and out of her depth --- especially when it becomes clear the dead woman is none other than Janelle Beckett, the missing woman the entire internet has become obsessed with. There’s only one person Bree can turn to: her ex-best friend, a lawyer with whom she shares a very complicated past. As the police and a social media mob close in, all looking for #JusticeForJanelle, Bree realizes that the only way she can help Ty --- or herself --- is to figure out what really happened that last night.

Drop: Making Great Decisions by Dr. Helen McKibben - Self-Help/Personal Growth

Use neuroscience to retrain your brain and make better life choices. Dr. Helen McKibben's approach combines the study of the body, the brain, and the interaction between emotion and memory. She enables us to tap into the biomechanics of emotions, resolve triggered feelings and make better life choices. DROP is filled with interviews that illustrate how real people have applied this method to their lives. Dr. McKibben guides us through her revolutionary and innovative self-help technique of dropping to the blank screen to learn how to manage triggered feelings and to understand why we feel the way we do. By monitoring neuromuscular signals that indicate unconscious triggered emotions, we can work with the brain rather than against it. She teaches us a practical, self-reliant method to retrain our brains and change our responses to life's stressors.