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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 2021

The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny - Fiction, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250145260 | Published August 24, 2021

You’re a coward. Time and again, as the New Year approaches, that charge is leveled against Armand Gamache. It starts innocently enough. The Chief Inspector is asked to provide security for a visiting Professor of Statistics who will be giving a lecture at the nearby university. It sounds easy enough. That is until Gamache starts looking into Professor Abigail Robinson and discovers an agenda so repulsive he begs the university to cancel the lecture. They refuse, citing academic freedom, and accuse Gamache of censorship and intellectual cowardice. When a murder is committed it falls to Armand Gamache, his second-in-command Jean-Guy Beauvoir, and their team to investigate the crime as well as this extraordinary popular delusion.

Hardcover

Blind Tiger by Sandra Brown - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538751961 | Published August 3, 2021

Thatcher Hutton, a war-weary soldier on the way back to his cowboy life, jumps from a moving freight train to avoid trouble...and lands in more than he bargained for. On the day he arrives in Foley, Texas, a local woman goes missing. Thatcher, the only stranger in town, is suspected of her abduction, and worse. Standing between him and exoneration are a corrupt mayor, a crooked sheriff, a notorious cathouse madam, a sly bootlegger, feuding moonshiners...and a young widow whose soft features conceal an iron will.

Breathe by Joyce Carol Oates - Fiction, Literary

Ecco | 9780063085473 | Published August 3, 2021

Amid a starkly beautiful but uncanny landscape in New Mexico, a married couple from Cambridge, MA takes residency at a distinguished academic institute. When the husband is stricken with a mysterious illness, misdiagnosed at first, their lives are uprooted and husband and wife each embarks upon a nightmare journey. At 37, Michaela faces the terrifying prospect of widowhood --- and the loss of Gerard, whose identity has greatly shaped her own. 

Dark Roads by Chevy Stevens - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Press | 9781250133571 | Published August 3, 2021

The Cold Creek Highway stretches close to 500 miles through British Columbia’s rugged wilderness to the west coast. For decades, young women traveling the road have gone missing. And no killer or abductor who has stalked the highway has ever been brought to justice. Hailey McBride calls Cold Creek home. When her father dies, he leaves her a teenage orphan in the care of her abusive aunt and uncle. Overwhelmed by grief and forbidden to work, socialize, or date, Hailey vanishes into the mountainous terrain. One year later, Beth Chevalier arrives in Cold Creek, where her sister Amber lived --- and where she was murdered. Beth’s search for answers puts a target on her back --- and threatens to reveal the truth behind Hailey’s disappearance…
Down Range by Taylor Moore - Crime, Fiction, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780063066502 | Published August 3, 2021

As a decorated undercover DEA special agent, Garrett Kohl has traveled the world, but it’s the High Plains of northwest Texas he calls home. Kohl is in the middle of an assignment in Afghanistan when his commander orders him back to Texas on a short mission expected to take a week at most. But Kohl is unsettled to discover that he’s moving from one kind of war to another. The once-peaceful ranching community he loves is under attack by a band of criminals who have infiltrated law enforcement and corrupted local businesses, and are now terrorizing Kohl’s own family. 

Her Heart for a Compass by Sarah Ferguson - Fiction, Women's Fiction

William Morrow | 9780062976529 | Published August 3, 2021

Queen Victoria’s close friend, the Scottish Duke of Buccleuch, Lady Margaret Montagu Scott is expected to make an advantageous marriage. But Margaret is an impulsive and outspoken girl in a repressive society where women are caged in corsets and required to conform. When Lady Margaret’s parents arrange a society marriage for her, she tries to reconcile herself to the match. But shortly before her betrothal is announced, Margaret flees. 

Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy - Fiction, Literary Fiction, Women's Fiction

Flatiron Books | 9781250244147 | Published August 3, 2021

Inti Flynn arrives in Scotland with her twin sister, Aggie, to lead a team of biologists tasked with reintroducing 14 gray wolves into the remote Highlands. She hopes to heal not only the dying landscape, but Aggie, too, unmade by the terrible secrets that drove the sisters out of Alaska. Inti is not the woman she once was, either, changed by the harm she’s witnessed --- inflicted by humans on both the wild and each other. But when a farmer is found dead, Inti knows where the town will lay blame. Unable to accept her wolves could be responsible, Inti makes a reckless decision to protect them. But if the wolves didn’t make the kill, then who did? And what will Inti do when the man she is falling for seems to be the prime suspect?
Palm Beach by Mary Adkins - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Harper | 9780063011373 | Published August 3, 2021

Rebecca and her husband, Mickey, typify struggling, 30-something New Yorkers --- he’s an actor, and she’s a freelance journalist. But after the arrival of their baby son, the couple decides to relocate to Palm Beach, where Mickey has been offered a sweet deal managing the household of a multimillionaire Democratic donor. Once there, he quickly doubles his salary by going to work for venture capitalist Cecil Stone. Rebecca, a writer whose beat is economic inequality, is initially horrified: she pillories men like Stone, a ruthless businessman famous for crushing local newspapers. So no one is more surprised than her when she accepts a job working for Cecil’s wife as a ghostwriter. As she and Mickey are pulled deeper into this topsy-turvy household, they become increasingly dependent on their problematic benefactors.

The Guilt Trip by Sandie Jones - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250265586 | Published August 3, 2021

Rachel and Jack. Paige and Noah. Will and Ali. Five friends who’ve known each other for years. And Ali, Will’s new fiancée. The three couples travel to Portugal for Ali and Will’s destination wedding. Arriving at the gorgeous clifftop villa, the weekend away is a chance to relax and get to know Ali a little better. A newcomer to their group, she seems perfectly nice and Will seems happy after years of bad choices. But when Rachel discovers a shocking secret about Ali, everything changes. As the wedding weekend unfolds, the secrets each of them holds begin to spill, and friendships and marriages threaten to unravel.
The Husbands by Chandler Baker - Domestic Thriller, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Flatiron Books | 9781250319517 | Published August 3, 2021

Nora Spangler is a successful attorney, but when it comes to domestic life, she packs the lunches, schedules the doctor appointments, knows where the extra paper towel rolls are, and designs and orders the holiday cards. Her husband works hard, too...but why does it seem like she is always working so much harder? When the Spanglers go house hunting in Dynasty Ranch, an exclusive suburban neighborhood, Nora meets a group of high-powered women with enviably supportive husbands. When she agrees to help with a resident’s wrongful death case, she is pulled into the lives of the women there. As the case unravels, Nora uncovers a plot that may explain the secret to having it all. One that’s worth killing for.

We Are the Brennans by Tracey Lange - Family Life, Fiction, Women's Fiction

Celadon Books | 9781250796226 | Published August 3, 2021

When 29 year-old Sunday Brennan wakes up in a Los Angeles hospital, bruised and battered after a drunk driving accident she caused, she swallows her pride and goes home to her family in New York. But it’s not easy. She deserted them all --- and her high school sweetheart --- five years before with little explanation, and they've got questions. Sunday is determined to rebuild her life back on the east coast, even if it does mean tiptoeing around resentful brothers and an ex-fiancé. When a dangerous man from her past brings her family’s pub business to the brink of financial ruin, the only way to protect them is to upend all their secrets. In the aftermath, the Brennan family is forced to confront painful mistakes --- and ultimately find a way forward, together.
Everything I Have Is Yours: A Marriage by Eleanor Henderson - Medicine, Memoir, Nonfiction

Flatiron Books | 9781250787941 | Published August 10, 2021

Eleanor met Aaron when she was just a teenager and he was working at a local record stored. Escaping the clichés of fleeting young love, their summer romance bloomed into a relationship that survived college and culminated in a marriage and two children. On top of the typical stresses of parenting, money, and work, there were the untended wounds of depression, addiction, and childhood trauma. And then one day, out of nowhere: a rash appeared on Aaron’s arms. Soon, it had morphed into painful lesions covering his body. There was no obvious diagnosis, let alone a cure. And as years passed and the lesions gave way to Aaron’s increasingly disturbed concerns about the source of his sickness, the husband she loved seemed to unravel before her eyes. 
Gone for Good by Joanna Schaffhausen - Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Police Procedural

Minotaur Books | 9781250264602 | Published August 10, 2021

The Lovelorn Killer murdered seven women, ritually binding them and leaving them for dead before penning them gruesome love letters in the local papers. Then he disappeared, and after 20 years with no trace of him, many believe that he's gone for good. Grace Harper believes the Lovelorn Killer is still living in the same neighborhoods that he hunted in, and if she can figure out how he selected his victims, she will have the key to his identity. Detective Annalisa Vega lost someone she loved to the killer. Now she's at a murder scene with Grace Harper lies bound and dead on the floor, surrounded by clues to the biggest murder case that Chicago homicide never solved. She has to figure out what Grace knew --- how to see a killer who may be standing right in front of you. 
Ice and Stone by Marcia Muller - Fiction, Mystery

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538733165 | Published August 10, 2021

When the bodies of two Indigenous women are found in the wilderness of northern California, it is only the latest horrific development in a string of similar crimes in the area. Despite all evidence to the contrary, officials rule the deaths isolated incidents, which soon join the ranks of countless other unsolved cases quickly dismissed by law enforcement. Private Investigator Sharon McCone is hired by an organization called Crimes against Indigenous Sisters to go undercover to expose the truth.

She Wouldn't Change a Thing by Sarah Adlakha - Fiction, Science Fiction, Women's Fiction

Forge Books | 9781250774552 | Published August 10, 2021

A second chance is the last thing she wants. When 39 year old Maria Forssmann wakes up in her 17 year-old body, she doesn’t know how she got there. All she does know is she has to get back: to her home in Bienville, Mississippi, to her job as a successful psychiatrist and, most importantly, to her husband, daughters, and unborn son. But she also knows that, in only a few weeks, a devastating tragedy will strike her husband, a tragedy that will lead to their meeting each other. Can she change time and still keep what it’s given her?
 
The Show Girl by Nicola Harrison - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250200150 | Published August 10, 2021

It's 1927 when Olive McCormick moves from Minneapolis to New York City determined to become a star in the Ziegfeld Follies. Extremely talented as a singer and dancer, it takes every bit of perseverance to finally make it on stage. And once she does, all the glamour and excitement is everything she imagined and more --- even worth all the sacrifices she has had to make along the way. Then she meets Archie Carmichael. Handsome, wealthy --- the only man she's ever met who seems to accept her modern ways --- her independent nature and passion for success. But once she accepts his proposal of marriage he starts to change his tune, and Olive must decide if she is willing to reveal a devastating secret and sacrifice the life she loves for the man she loves.
Vortex: An FBI Thriller by Catherine Coulter - Espionage, Fiction, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780063004085 | Published August 10, 2021

Seven years ago, Mia Briscoe was at a college frat rave with her best friend, Serena, when a fire broke out. Everyone was accounted for except Serena, who was never seen nor heard from again. Now an investigative journalist, Mia discovers old photos taken the night of Serena’s disappearance. Working with Sherlock, the secrets begin to unravel. CIA Operative Olivia Hildebrandt is nearly killed by an exploding grenade and saved by a team member. When Olivia is savagely attacked on her first night home, Savich suspects that the strike is a direct result of the missing team member. 

The Noise by James Patterson and J. D. Barker - Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Thriller

Little Brown and Company | 9780316499873 | Published August 16, 2021

In the shadow of Mount Hood, sixteen-year-old Tennant is checking rabbit traps with her 8 year-old sister Sophie when the girls are suddenly overcome by a strange vibration rising out of the forest, building in intensity until it sounds like a deafening crescendo of screams. From out of nowhere, their father sweeps them up and drops them through a trapdoor into a storm cellar. But the sound only gets worse...

Bloodless by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child - Fiction, Mystery, Police Procedural

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538736708 | Published August 17, 2021

On the evening of November 24, 1971, D. B. Cooper hijacked Flight 305 with a fake bomb, collected a ransom of $200,000 and then parachuted from the rear of the plane. Fifty years later, Agent Pendergast takes on a bizarre and gruesome case: in the ghost-haunted city of Savannah, Georgia, bodies are found with no blood left in their veins. As the mystery rises along with the body count, Pendergast and his partner, Agent Coldmoon, race to understand how these murders are connected to the unsolved skyjacking.

Getaway by Zoje Stage - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Mulholland Books | 9780316242509 | Published August 17, 2021

Imogen and Beck, two sisters who couldn't be more different, have been friends with Tilda since high school. Once inseparable, over two decades the women have grown apart. But after Imogen survives a traumatic attack, Beck suggests they all reunite to hike deep into the Grand Canyon’s backcountry. But as the terrain grows tougher, tensions from their shared past bubble up. And when supplies begin to disappear, it becomes clear secrets aren’t the only thing they’re being stalked by.

Never Say You Can't Survive by Charlie Jane Anders - Nonfiction, Writing

Tordotcom | 9781250800015 | Published August 17, 2021

Things are scary right now. We’re all being swept along by a tidal wave of history, and it’s easy to feel helpless. But we’re not helpless: we have minds, and imaginations, and the ability to visualize other worlds and valiant struggles. And writing can be an act of resistance that reminds us that other futures and other ways of living are possible. From the award-winning author of novels such as ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY and THE CITY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, this is one of the most practical guides to storytelling that you will ever read. Full of memoir, personal anecdote, and insight about how to flourish during the present emergency, NEVER SAY YOU CAN'T SURVIVE is the perfect manual for creativity in unprecedented times.
The Darkness Knows by Arnaldur Indridason - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Mystery, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250765468 | Published August 17, 2021

A frozen body is discovered in the icy depths of Langjökull glacier, apparently that of a businessman who disappeared 30 years before. At the time, an extensive search and police investigation yielded no results --- one of the missing man’s business associates was briefly held in custody, but there wasn’t enough evidence to charge him. Now the associate is arrested again and Konrad, the retired policeman who originally investigated the disappearance, is called back to reopen the case that has weighed on his mind for decades. When a woman approaches him with new information that she obtained from her deceased brother, progress can finally be made in solving this long-cold case.
The Garden House by Marcia Willett - Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250760265 | Published August 17, 2021

El is trying her best to figure out what it is she really wants from life. After her father's sudden death, El inherits and moves into his home just outside Tavistock, in the Devon countryside. Her stepbrother and sort-of friend, Will, comes to help her through her grief and to go through her father’s belongings. As El spends time in her father’s home, she uncovers more about his life, and the secrets he had been keeping from her and her family. Julia is also mourning Martin, but for many reasons, they thought best to keep their relationship a secret. So she must now grieve entirely on her own. As El and Will begin to decipher the messages on Martin’s phone, and piece together her father’s long-buried secrets, they are brought closer and closer to each other, to Julia, and to a truth that is difficult for all to face.
The Island by Ben Coes - Fiction, Military, Politics, Thriller

St. Martin's Press | 9781250140821 | Published August 17, 2021

Iran has been planning a revenge attack for years since 9/11, with three goals in mind. Bring America to its knees. Assassinate the popular U.S. President J. P. Dellenbaugh. And neutralize their most successful agent, Dewey Andreas. The first pre-emptive attack against Dewey Andreas fails but it worries the head of the CIA enough that he sends Dewey out of town and off the grid. But when the President arrives in New York to address the U.N., embedded terrorist assets blow up the bridges and tunnels that connect Manhattan to the mainland. While a shocked country struggles to mount a counter-attack, a hopeless, outmanned and outgunned Dewey Andreas sneaks onto the island of Manhattan to fight a seemingly impossible battle.
Feral Creatures by Kira Jane Buxton - Animals , Fiction

PublicAffairs | 9781538735244 | Published August 24, 2021

When the world last checked-in with its favorite Cheeto addict, the planet had been overrun by flesh-hungry beasts, and nature had started re-claiming her territory from humankind. S.T., the intrepid crow, alongside his bloodhound-bestie Dennis, had set about saving pets. That is, until S.T. stumbled upon something so rare that he vowed to do everything in his power to safeguard what could be humanity's last hope for survival. But in a wild world plagued by prejudiced animals, feather-raising environments, new threats so terrifying they make zombies look like baby bunnies, what's a crow to do?