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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.

July 2023


Her, Too by Bonnie Kistler - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller, Women's Fiction

Harper Paperbacks | 9780063089204 | Published July 4, 2023

Kelly McCann is a high-powered lawyer whose specialty is defending men accused of sex crimes. Her detractors call her a traitor to her gender, but she doesn't care. As the story opens, she has secured an acquittal for a renowned scientist accused of sexually assaulting his female employees. But the thrill of her victory is short-lived. That very night, she, too, falls victim to a brutal sexual assault. And almost as horrific as the attack is the fact that she can't tell anyone it happened --- not without destroying her career in the process. Joining forces with her rapist's other victims, the shrewd lawyer plans to turn the tables on him. It’s not only about justice --- these wronged women are out for revenge. But someone, it seems, is out for them. And one by one, they find themselves facing even greater danger.

Holy Chow: An Andy Carpenter Mystery by David Rosenfelt - Fiction, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250828897 | Published July 4, 2023

About a year ago, Rachel Morehouse came to retired lawyer Andy Carpenter’s Tara Foundation looking for a companion. In her 60s and recently widowed, she wanted a senior dog that also needed someone. Andy took a liking to her, Rachel took a liking to Lion, an older Chow Chow, and the rest is history. That is, until Rachel calls Andy begging for a favor: If Rachel dies, will Andy take care of Lion if her stepson cannot? Andy agrees, no questions asked, and promptly forgets about it...until he receives a call from Rachel’s estate to attend her will reading. Which is where he meets Rachel’s stepson, Tony, who is promptly arrested for his stepmother’s murder. And he wants Andy to prove his innocence.

Honey and Spice by Bolu Babalola - Comedy, Fiction, Humor, Romance, Women's Fiction

William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780063141513 | Published July 4, 2023

As an expert in relationship-evasion and the host of the popular student radio show “Brown Sugar,” Kiki Banjo has made it her mission to make sure the women of the African-Caribbean Society at Whitewell University do not fall into the mess of “situationships,” players and heartbreak. But when the Queen of the Unbothered kisses Malakai Korede, the guy she just publicly denounced as “The Wastemen of Whitewell,” in front of every Blackwellian on campus, she finds her show on the brink. They’re soon embroiled in a fake relationship to try and salvage their reputations and save their futures. But surprisingly entertaining study sessions and intimate late-night talks force Kiki to look beyond her own presumptions. Is she ready to open herself up to something deeper?

Hurricane Girl by Marcy Dermansky - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Vintage | 9780593315354 | Published July 4, 2023

Allison Brody is 32 and newly arrived on the East Coast after just managing to flee her movie producer boyfriend. She has some money, saved up from years of writing and waitressing, so she buys a small house on the beach. But then a Category 3 hurricane makes landfall and scatters her home up and down the shore, leaving Allison adrift. Should she go home from the bar with the strange cameraman and stay in his guest room? Is that a glass vase he smashed on her skull? Can she wipe the blood from her eyes, get in her car and drive to her mother’s? Does she really love the brain surgeon who saved her, or is she just using him for his swimming pool? And is it possible to ever truly heal without seeking some measure of revenge?

Midnight on the Marne by Sarah Adlakha - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

Forge Books | 9781250774613 | Published July 4, 2023

France, 1918. Nurse Marcelle Marchand has important secrets to keep. Her role as a spy has put her in extreme danger from the approaching German army. American soldier George Mountcastle feels an instant connection to the young nurse. But in times of war, love must wait. Soon, George and his best friend, Philip, are fighting for their lives during the Second Battle of the Marne, where George prevents Philip from a daring act that might have won the battle at the cost of his own life. On the run from a victorious Germany, George and Marcelle begin a new life with Philip and Marcelle’s twin sister, Rosalie, in a brutally occupied France. Years pass, and tragedy strikes, sending George on a course that could change the past and rewrite history.

On Rotation by Shirlene Obuobi - Fiction

Avon | 9780063209152 | Published July 4, 2023

Ghanaian-American Angela Appiah has checked off all the boxes for the “Perfect Immigrant Daughter”: Enroll in an elite medical school. Snag a suitable lawyer/doctor/engineer boyfriend. Surround self with a gaggle of successful and/or loyal friends. But then it quickly all falls apart: her boyfriend dumps her, she bombs the most important exam of her medical career, and her best friend pulls away. And her parents, whose approval seems to hinge on how closely she follows the path they chose, are a lot less proud of their daughter. Suddenly, Angie begins to question everything. And just when things couldn’t get more complicated, enter Ricky Gutierrez, who seems to see Angie for who she is instead of what she can represent.

One Summer in Savannah by Terah Shelton Harris - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Sourcebooks Landmark | 9781728265742 | Published July 4, 2023

It's been eight years since Sara Lancaster’s daughter, Alana, came into this world, following a terrifying sexual assault that left deep emotional wounds that Sara would do anything to forget. But when Sara's father falls ill, she's forced to return home and face the ghosts of her past. While caring for her father and running his bookstore, Sara is desperate to protect her daughter from the Wylers, the family of the man who assaulted her. She thinks she can succeed --- her attacker is in prison, his identical twin brother, Jacob, left town years ago, and both are unaware that Alana exists. But she soon learns that Jacob has also just returned to Savannah to piece together the fragments of his once-great family. And when their two worlds collide, they are drawn together in unexpected ways.

The Displacements by Bruce Holsinger - Fiction

Riverhead Books | 9780593189726 | Published July 4, 2023

To all appearances, the Larsen-Hall family has everything. Their deluxe new Miami life has just clicked into place when Luna --- the world’s first category 6 hurricane --- upends everything they have taken for granted. Their home destroyed, two of its members missing and finances abruptly cut off, the family finds everything they assumed about their lives now up for grabs. Swept into a mass rush of evacuees from across the American South, they are transported hundreds of miles to a FEMA megashelter where their new community includes an insurance-agent-turned-drug dealer, a group of vulnerable children, and a dedicated relief worker trying to keep the peace. Will “normal” ever return?

The Murder Book: A Tom Thorne Novel by Mark Billingham - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Atlantic Monthly Press | 9780802161772 | Published July 4, 2023

Tom Thorne finally has it all. In Nicola Tanner and Phil Hendricks, Thorne has good friends by his side. His love life is newly reformed by a promising relationship, and he is happy in the job to which he has devoted his life. As he sets off hunting the woman responsible for a series of grisly murders, Thorne has no way of knowing that he will be plunged into a nightmare from which he may never wake. A nightmare that has a name. Thorne’s past threatens to catch up with him, and a ruinous secret is about to be revealed. If he wants to save himself and his friends, he will have to do the unthinkable. Tom Thorne finally has a lot to lose.

The Neighborhood by Matthew Betley - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Blackstone Publishing | 9798200988273 | Published July 4, 2023

Welcome to Hidden Refuge, a normal American subdivision full of normal American suburbanites. At least that's what the citizens thought before men impersonating police officers show up on their doorsteps in the middle of the night. Once the entire community is under siege, so begins a long, dark night that will prove to be anything but ordinary. But Zack Chambers, suburban family man and programmer by trade, has his own secret. One he had dearly hoped that he’d never need to use again. The deadly ex–CIA agent and trained operative plots to take back the night, doing whatever it takes to protect his neighborhood. In the face of a small army of trained killers, he has his wits, his babysitter, his equally lethal brother and a ragtag group of neighbors willing to help.

The Other Side of Night by Adam Hamdy - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Atria Books | 9781982196196 | Published July 4, 2023

THE OTHER SIDE OF NIGHT begins with a man named David Asha writing about his biggest regret: his sudden separation from his son, Elliot. In his grief, David tells a story. Next, we step into the life of Harriet Kealty, a police officer trying to clear her name after a lapse of judgment. She discovers a curious inscription in a secondhand book: Help me, he’s trying to kill me. Who wrote this note? Who is “he”? This note leads Harri to David Asha, who was last seen stepping off a cliff. Police suspect he couldn’t cope after his wife’s sudden death. Still, why would this man jump and leave behind his young son? Quickly, Harri’s attention zeroes in on a person she knows all too well: Ben Elmys, who was once the love of her life and may also be a murderer.

Touch by Olaf Olafsson - Fiction

Ecco | 9780063226999 | Published July 4, 2023

When the pandemic hits, Kristofer is forced to shutter his successful restaurant in Reykjavik, sending him into a spiral of uncertainty, even as his memory seems to be failing. But an uncanny bolt from the blue --- a message from Miko Nakamura, a woman whom he had known in the ’60s when they were students in London --- both inspires and rattles him, as he is drawn inexorably back into a love story that has marked him for life. Even as the pandemic upends his world, Kristofer finds himself pulled toward an answer to the mystery of Miko’s sudden departure decades before, compelling him to travel to London and Japan as the virus threatens to shut everything down.

When These Mountains Burn by David Joy - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780525536901 | Published July 4, 2023

When his addict son gets in deep with his dealer, it takes everything Raymond Mathis has to bail him out of trouble one last time. Frustrated by the slow pace and limitations of the law, Raymond decides to take matters into his own hands. After a workplace accident left him out of a job and in pain, Denny Rattler has spent years chasing his next high. He supports his habit through careful theft, following strict rules that keep him under the radar and out of jail. But when faced with opportunities too easy to resist, Denny makes two choices that change everything. For months, the DEA has been chasing the drug supply in the mountains to no avail, when a lead sets one agent on a path to crack the case wide open. But he'll need help from the most unexpected quarter.

A Lady's Guide to Scandal by Sophie Irwin - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance, Women's Fiction

Penguin Books | 9780593492000 | Published July 11, 2023

When shy Miss Eliza Balfour married the austere Earl of Somerset, 20 years her senior, it was the match of the season. Now, 10 years later, Eliza is widowed. Suddenly, she is left titled, rich and, for the first time in her life, utterly in control of her own future. She’s always lived by society’s conventions, but now Eliza has resolved to do as she wants. And what she wants is to head to Bath with her cousin Margaret, pursue painting, learn to drive, and flirt with Bath’s most alluring new resident, the infamous Lord Melville. But when the ripples of Eliza’s behavior reach her late husband’s nephew --- who broke Eliza’s heart years ago --- Eliza will learn that freedom does not come without consequences. The only way to ensure she can keep her fortune is to avoid all scandal. But where’s the fun in that?

Agent Josephine: American Beauty, French Hero, British Spy by Damien Lewis - Biography, History, Nonfiction

PublicAffairs | 9781541700673 | Published July 11, 2023

Prior to World War II, Josephine Baker was a music-hall diva renowned for her singing and dancing, her beauty and sexuality. When the Nazis seized her adopted city, Paris, she was banned from the stage, along with all “negroes and Jews.” Yet instead of returning to America, she vowed to stay and to fight the Nazi evil. In AGENT JOSEPHINE, bestselling author Damien Lewis uncovers this little-known history of the famous singer’s life. During the war years, as a member of the French Nurse paratroopers --- a cover for her spying work --- Baker participated in numerous clandestine activities and emerged as a formidable spy. In turn, she was a hero of the three countries in whose name she served --- the US, France and Britain.

Clive Cussler's The Sea Wolves: An Isaac Bell Adventure by Jack Du Brul - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780593714935 | Published July 11, 2023

Detective Isaac Bell is asked to investigate a cache of missing rifles --- only to discover something much more sinister. Whoever broke into this Winchester Factory wasn’t looking to take weapons. They wanted to leave something in the shipping crates: a radio transmitter, set to summon a fleet of dreaded German U-boats. Someone is trying to keep American supplies from reaching British shores, and if Bell doesn’t crack the conspiracy in time, the Atlantic Ocean will run red with blood. Bell must hunt down a new piece of technology that is allowing the Germans to rule the seas from New York to England. With the outcome of the war at stake and Franklin Roosevelt’s orders on the line, Bell will risk everything to stop the U-boats before they strike again.

Confidence by Denise Mina - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Mulholland Books | 9780316242813 | Published July 11, 2023

Anna McDonald has forced her blended family to vacation together. The weather is bad, her daughters are bored, and her ex-husband is still insufferable. So when news of a shocking kidnapping breaks, Anna and Fin Cohen take off to solve the case. Lisa Lee, a young YouTube star, has vanished after answering the door to what she thought was a pizza delivery. Police suspect her dad or the delivery guy, but in Lisa’s last known video she ventured into an abandoned chateau in France, where she uncovered a priceless artifact. Anna knows they must find this young woman before it’s too late. To do so, they need to track down that treasure, a casket that could hold answers to the greatest questions ever asked. But Anna and Fin might have misunderstood the stakes of the game.

Cradles of the Reich by Jennifer Coburn - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

Sourcebooks Landmark | 9781728269832 | Published July 11, 2023

CRADLES OF THE REICH uncovers a topic rarely explored in fiction: the Lebensborn project, a Nazi breeding program to create a so-called master race. At the Heim Hochland maternity home in Bavaria, three women's lives converge as they find themselves there under very different circumstances. Gundi is a pregnant university student from Berlin. An Aryan beauty, she's secretly a member of a resistance group. Hilde, only 18, is a true believer in the cause and is thrilled to carry a Nazi official's child. And Irma, a 44-year-old nurse, is desperate to build a new life for herself after personal devastation. Despite their opposing beliefs, all three have everything to lose as they begin to realize they are trapped within Hitler's terrifying scheme to build a Nazi-Aryan nation.

Crying in the Bathroom: A Memoir by Erika L. Sánchez - Memoir, Nonfiction

Penguin Books | 9780593296950 | Published July 11, 2023

Growing up as the daughter of Mexican immigrants in Chicago in the ’90s, Erika Sánchez was a self-described pariah, misfit and disappointment --- a foul-mouthed, melancholic rabble-rouser who painted her nails black but also loved comedy, often laughing so hard with her friends that she had to leave her school classroom. Twenty-five years later, she’s now an award-winning novelist, poet and essayist, but she still has an irrepressible laugh, an acerbic wit and singular powers of perception about the world around her. In these essays, Sánchez writes about everything from sex to white feminism to debilitating depression, revealing an interior life rich with ideas, self-awareness and perception.

Daughter of Darkness by Terry Brooks - Fantasy, Fiction

Del Rey | 9780593357439 | Published July 11, 2023

It’s been two years since Auris escaped from the sinister Goblin prison and learned of her heritage as one of the Fae. She is now happily partnered with her Fae lover, Harrow, and deeply bonded with her new family. All seems to be going perfectly --- until, surprisingly, the Goblin attacks begin again. Someone, it seems, has not forgotten that Auris exists and seems determined to retrieve her. But who? And why? As Auris begins to dig deeper into the mystery, old friends and new enemies appear, and she starts to realize that her still-shrouded past must contain the answers she needs. But even Auris does not suspect how far down the rabbit hole she is about to go, until Harrow is taken and an impossible ransom demand is issued.

Diana, William, and Harry: The Heartbreaking Story of a Princess and Mother by James Patterson and Chris Mooney - Biography, Nonfiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538721292 | Published July 11, 2023

From the moments William and Harry are born into the House of Windsor, they become their young mother’s whole world. Diana is faced with a seemingly impossible challenge: one son destined to be King of England and another determined to find his own way. She teaches them to honor royal tradition, even while daring to break it. “Sometimes I’d like a time machine…” Diana says as William and Harry grow up, never imagining they’d have less than a lifetime together. Even after she’s gone, her sons follow their mother’s lead --- and her heart. As the years pass and William and Harry grow into adulthood and form families of their own, they carry on Diana’s name, her likeness and her incomparable spirit.

Elsewhere by Alexis Schaitkin - Dystopian, Fiction

Celadon Books | 9781250219626 | Published July 11, 2023

Vera grows up in a small town, removed and isolated, pressed up against the mountains, cloud-covered and damp year-round. This town faces a singular affliction: some mothers vanish, disappearing into the clouds. It is the exquisite pain and intrinsic beauty of their lives; it sets them apart from people elsewhere and gives them meaning. Vera, a young girl when her own mother went, is on the cusp of adulthood herself. As her peers begin to marry and become mothers, they speculate about who might be the first to go, each wondering about her own fate. When motherhood comes for Vera, she is faced with the question: will she be able to stay and mother her beloved child, or will she disappear?

Forever Hold Your Peace by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Alcove Press | 9781639103522 | Published July 11, 2023

When their newly engaged kids ask all four divorced parents to meet each other over brunch, everyone RSVPs yes --- secretly hoping that someone at the table will get to the bottom of the bottomless mimosas fast enough to say what they’re all thinking: that this engagement, coming after a whirlwind romance between two people barely out of college, is too much too soon. But at that brunch it’s not the impulsive couple's decisions that end up under the microscope, as it turns out that June, mother of the bride, and Amy, mother of the groom, certainly do know each other. Reeling from their unwanted reunion and eager to shift the spotlight off their past as decades-old secrets and rivalries come to light, the two moms battle it out for the prize of Most Enthusiastic About This Wedding.

Forget Me Not by Julie Soto - Comedy, Fiction, Humor, Romance, Women's Fiction

Forever | 9781538740880 | Published July 11, 2023

Ama Torres is an optimistic wedding planner who doesn’t believe in marriage. Elliot Bloom is a brooding florist who hates owning a flower shop…until a certain bright-eyed, donut-loving workaholic shows up at his door. Once upon a time, they collaborated on events by day, and by night, Ama traced the intricate flower tattoos etched along his body. Then Ama shattered Elliot's heart and never spoke to him again. Now they’re working on an event that could make or break both of their careers --- except neither of them has gotten over what happened two years ago. Things are not helped by the two brides, who see the obvious chemistry between Ama and Elliot and are determined to set them up. But as the wedding takes on a life of its own, Ama and Elliot are about to discover that some things can survive a complete catastrophe.

France: An Adventure History by Graham Robb - History, Nonfiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9781324064695 | Published July 11, 2023

Beginning with the Roman army’s first recorded encounter with the Gauls and ending in the era of Emmanuel Macron, FRANCE takes readers on an endlessly entertaining journey through French history. Robb’s own adventures and discoveries while living, working and traveling in France connect this tour through space and time with on-the-ground experience. There are scenes of wars and revolutions from the plains of Provence to the slums and boulevards of Paris. Robb conveys with wit and precision what it felt like to look over the shoulder of a young Louis XIV as he planned the vast garden of Versailles, and the dangerous thrill of having a ringside seat at the French Revolution.