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June 19, 2012

June 19, 2012

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of June 18th and June 25th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of June 18th in Hardcover

June 19th

GONE MISSING by Linda Castillo
When the search for a young Amish teen turns up a dead body, the case quickly becomes a murder investigation. Kate Burkholder knows that in order to solve this case, she will have to call upon everything she has to give. But will she piece together all the parts of this sinister puzzle in time to save the missing teen and the Amish community from a devastating fate?
Minotaur Books * 9780312658564

THE KINGS OF COOL: A Prequel to Savages by Don Winslow
In SAVAGES, Don Winslow introduced Ben and Chon, twenty-something best friends who risk everything to save the girl they both love, O. Now, in this prequel, Winslow reaches back in time to tell the story of how Ben, Chon and O became the people they are. As the trio does battle with a cabal of drug dealers and crooked cops, they come to learn that their future is inextricably linked with their parents’ history.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451665321

THE LONG EARTH by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
Police officer Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive scientist who seems to have vanished. Sifting through the wreckage, Jansson finds a curious gadget: a box containing some rudimentary wiring, a three-way switch, and…a potato. It is the prototype of an invention that will change the way humankind views the world forever.
Harper * 9780062067753

NEVER TELL by Alafair Burke
When 16-year-old Julia Whitmire is found dead in her bathtub, a handwritten suicide note left on her bed, her parents insist that their daughter would never take her own life. When they use their power to force a criminal investigation, NYPD detective Ellie Hatcher’s resistance (she’s convinced the case is a suicide) causes trouble for her both at work and in her personal life.
Harper * 9780061999161

THE ORPHANMASTER by Jean Zimmerman
Orphan children are going missing in 1663 New Amsterdam, and among those looking into the mysterious state of affairs are a quick-witted 22-year-old trader and a dashing British spy. But both the search for the killer and their newfound romance are endangered when Blandine is accused of being a witch and Edward is sentenced to hang for espionage.
Viking Adult * 9780670023646

A PLACE IN THE COUNTRY by Elizabeth Adler
Fifteen-year-old Issy and her newly-single mother, Caroline, are struggling to find their way alone, as well as together. Issy still adores her father and secretly blames her mother for their change in life. When Caroline’s dream of restoring an old barn into a restaurant finally begins to come true, her chance at happiness hangs in the balance as whispers of murder and vengeance find their way to her.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312668365

Alma Katsu delivers the highly anticipated follow-up to her haunting novel about an immortal woman learning firsthand that the heart wants what the heart wants, no matter how high the stakes. THE RECKONING picks up where THE TAKER leaves off, following Lanny on her path to redemption --- and creating a whole new level of suspense.
Gallery Books * 9781451651805

THE RISK AGENT by Ridley Pearson
Rutherford Risk is a firm specializing in extraction: the negotiation for and the recovery of hostages. Two unique outsiders are recruited to do their bidding: a forensic accountant hired to follow the money, and a civilian with unparalleled training in both combat and culture. But following the money leads to more complex --- and dangerous --- consequences than either anticipated.
Putnam Adult * 9780399158834

TELL THE WOLVES I’M HOME by Carol Rifka Brunt
When renowned painter Finn Weiss dies of a mysterious illness, his 14-year-old niece, June, is devastated. He was the only person who ever truly understood her. But Finn’s death brings a surprise acquaintance into June’s life --- someone who will help her to heal, and to question what she thinks she knows about Finn, her family, and even her own heart.
The Dial Press * 9780679644194

TUMBLEWEEDS by Leila Meacham
Three young friends --- the saint, the sinner and the angel --- grow up together in the sort of small Texas Panhandle town that lives and dies by its Friday night football games. A fateful event casts a long shadow over these three intertwined lives and leaves the reader turning the pages desperately to see how it all plays out.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455509249

WICKED BUSINESS: A Lizzy and Diesel Novel by Janet Evanovich
When Harvard University English professor Gilbert Reedy is mysteriously murdered, Lizzy and Diesel take up his 20-year quest for the Luxuria Stone, an ancient relic believed by some to be infused with the power of lust. Tearing through Boston catacombs, government buildings and multi-million dollar residences, they’ll leave behind a trail of robbed graves, public disturbances and general mayhem.
Bantam * 9780345527776

On July 4, 2005, the Frankel family descends upon their summer home in the Berkshires for a memorial to Leo, the youngest Frankel sibling, who was killed while on assignment in Iraq a year before. Over the course of three days, the Frankels will contend with sibling rivalries and marital feuds, volatile women and silent men, and, ultimately, the true meaning of family.
Pantheon * 9780375424366

On Sale the Week of June 18th in Paperback

June 19th

40 LOVE by Madeleine Wickham
At their country estate, Patrick Chance and his wife host a weekend tennis party. As four couples gather on the sunny terrace, it seems obvious who is succeeding and who is falling behind. But by the end of the party, nothing will be quite as certain. While the couples’ children amuse themselves, the adults suffer a series of personal revelations and crises.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9780312562762

THE DOG WHO KNEW TOO MUCH: A Chet and Bernie Mystery by Spencer Quinn
Bernie is invited to give the keynote speech at the Great Western Private Eye Convention, but it’s Chet that the bigshot P.I. in charge has secret plans for. Meanwhile, Chet and Bernie are hired to find a kid who has gone missing from a wilderness camp in the high country. As if that weren’t enough, matters get complicated at home when a stray puppy that looks suspiciously like Chet shows up.
Atria Books * 9781439157107

THE GIRL BELOW by Bianca Zander
When a young woman, recently returned to London after a 10-year absence, finds herself slipping back into her childhood, she must solve the mysteries of her dysfunctional family --- and unearths disturbing secrets that could shatter everything she believes about who she is and her place in the world.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062108166

Two sisters and the cousin they grew up with after a tragedy are summoned home to their family matriarch's inn for a shocking announcement. Suddenly, Isabel, June and Kat are sharing the attic bedroom and barely speaking. But when they join the innkeeper and the other guests for weekly Movie Night --- it's Meryl Streep month --- they find themselves sharing secrets and questioning everything they thought they knew about life, love and one another.
Gallery Books * 9781451655391

PIGEON ENGLISH by Stephen Kelman
Lying in front of Harrison Opoku is the body of one of his classmates, who seems to have been murdered for his dinner. Armed with a pair of camouflage binoculars and various detective techniques, Harri and his best friend, Dean, plot to bring the perpetrator to justice. But nothing can prepare them for what happens when a criminal feels you closing in on him.
Mariner Books * 9780547737423

THE SEARCH: The Secrets of Crittenden County, Book Two by Shelley Shepard Gray

The serenity of the quiet Amish community of Marion, Kentucky, is disrupted when the body of Perry Borntrager is discovered in an abandoned well. Detective Luke Reynolds is brought in to help investigate. But before he can solve the crime, he faces unexpected feelings for Frannie, the Amish owner of the local bed-and-breakfast, who is carrying secrets of her own.
Avon Inspire * 9780062089724

A SEASON OF LOVE: Kauffman Amish Bakery Series, Book 5 by Amy Clipston
In the fifth and final novel of the Kauffman Amish Bakery Series, three young women are about to change their lives. As the stories of your favorite Amish community draw to a close, join Lindsay, her friends, and all the people of Bird-In-Hand for one last volume.
Zondervan * 9780310319979

On Sale the Week of June 25th in Hardcover

June 26th

THE AGE OF MIRACLES by Karen Thompson Walker
Julia and her family awake to discover that the rotation of the earth has suddenly begun to slow. The days and nights grow longer and longer, gravity is affected, and the environment is thrown into disarray. Yet, as she struggles to navigate an ever-shifting landscape, Julia is also coping with the normal disasters of everyday life. As she adjusts to the new normal, the slowing inexorably continues.
Random House * 9780812992977

BLOODLINE: A Sigma Force Novel by James Rollins
A yacht bearing a young American couple is attacked by Somali pirates, leading to bloodshed and the violent kidnapping of the pregnant woman on board. To aid in her rescue from the lawless and war-torn jungles of coastal Africa, Sigma Force enlists the aid of a former army ranger and his military war dog. But what appears to be a straightforward mission turns into a fiery ambush and betrayal --- for this most valuable hostage is the president's daughter.
William Morrow * 9780061784798

Kate wrote a novel based on a very real generation-old love story that ended in tragedy. Emily is in a dead-end job and involved with the wrong man. Both head to Heart Island, owned for generations by Birdie Burke's family. The harsh and unyielding Birdie is at one with this island, which has a terrifying history all its own. She, too, has consequences to face.
Crown * 9780307465207

HUNT THE WOLF: A SEAL Team Six Novel by Don Mann and Ralph Pezzullo
In the midst of a grueling training exercise, Thomas Crocker, USN, unearths a pocket of terrorism that leads straight from the slopes of K2 to the cities of Europe and the Middle East. Crocker and his team must blaze through a perilous web of terrorist cells to track down a ruthless sheikh who is running an international kidnapping ring before his captives pay the ultimate price.
Mulholland Books * 9780316209595

THE LETTER: My Journey Through Love, Loss, and Life by Marie Tillman
In 2003, Pat Tillman, serving in the US Army and leaving for Afghanistan, hastily wrote a "just in case" letter to his wife, Marie. In April 2004, Marie's worst nightmare came true, but it was Pat's letter that kept her going, and it was his words that would help her learn to navigate a world she could no longer share with her husband.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446571456

SUMMERLAND by Elin Hilderbrand
A graduation night celebration on the beach ends in tragedy after a horrible car crash leaves the driver, Penny, dead, and her twin brother in a coma. The other passengers, Penny's boyfriend Jake and her friend Demeter, are physically unhurt, but the emotional damage is overwhelming. As summer unfolds, startling truths are revealed about the survivors and their parents.
Reagan Arthur Books * 9780316099837

Talulla Demetriou is grieving for her werewolf lover, Jake. Pursued by the hunters of the World Organisation for the Control of Occult Phenomena, she must find a place to give birth to Jake’s child in secret. The eventual birth leaves Talulla ravaged, but with her infant son in her arms, she believes the worst is over --- until the windows crash in, and she discovers that the worst has only just begun.
Knopf * 9780307595096

THIS BRIGHT RIVER by Patrick Somerville
Lauren and Ben are dealing with very different problems in their lives. Lauren came back home after a chain of violent events in the medical field left her jobless, while Ben bottomed out after a series of bad decisions. Their paths intertwine, and it isn't too long before they are questioning if each is what the other needs, or the last thing in the world either one can handle.
Reagan Arthur Books * 9780316129312

Set on the streets of Lower Manhattan in 1871, THE VIRGIN CURE is the story of Moth, a girl abandoned by her father and raised by a mother telling fortunes to the city's desperate women. One summer night, 12-year-old Moth is pulled from her bed and sold as a servant to a finely dressed woman. It is this betrayal suffered at the hands of her own mother that changes her life forever.
Harper * 9780061140327

On Sale the Week of June 25th in Paperback

June 26th

Cody Hoyt is an alcoholic struggling with two months of sobriety when his mentor and AA sponsor is found burned to death in a remote mountain cabin. When clues found at the scene link the murderer to an outfitter leading tourists on a wilderness trip into the remote corners of Yellowstone National Park --- a pack trip that includes his son --- Cody is desperate to get on their trail and stop the killer.
Minotaur Books * 9780312366124

THE BURNING SOUL: A Charlie Parker Thriller by John Connolly
Randall Haight has a secret: He is a convicted murderer, a man with the blood of a young girl on his hands. He has built a new life for himself in the small Maine town of Pastor’s Bay, but someone has discovered the truth about him. Detective Charlie Parker must unravel a twisted history of violence and deceit involving the police and the FBI, a doomed mobster and his enemies, and Randall Haight himself.
Pocket Books * 9781439165287

A story of survival and war, love and madness, loyalty and forgiveness, COCKTAIL HOUR UNDER THE TREE OF FORGETFULNESS is an intimate exploration of Alexandra Fuller’s parents and of the price of being possessed by Africa’s uncompromising, fertile, death-dealing land.
Penguin * 9780143121343

FLASHBACK by Dan Simmons
It’s the not-too-distant future and the United States is near total collapse. But 87 percent of the population don’t care: they’re addicted to flashback, a drug that allows its users to re-experience the past. Ex-detective Nick Bottom knows about flashback addiction firsthand. But can he resist temptation long enough to solve an old murder without losing his soul in the process?
Reagan Arthur/Back Bay Books * 9780316101981

When Gemma Hardy is orphaned and left to fend for herself, she moves to the Orkney Islands, where she is hired as an au pair for the niece of charming London businessman Hugh Sinclair. Everyone in the island community, including Gemma, is intrigued by the enigmatic Hugh, and soon, Gemma and Hugh begin a complex relationship that will change Gemma’s life forever.
Harper Perennial * 9780062064233

A GOOD HARD LOOK by Ann Napolitano
In the Milledgeville, Georgia of the early 1960s, ailing writer Flannery O’Connor and three other townspeople enter into relationships with disastrous consequences --- for them and the rest of their small town.
Penguin * 9780143121152

GUN GAMES: A Decker/Lazarus Novel by Faye Kellerman
Peter Decker of the LAPD and his wife, Rina Lazarus, confront the case of a rash of shocking adolescent suicides at an elite Los Angeles private school. They also struggle with Gabriel Whitman, the enigmatic son of a troubled former friend, whom they have brought into their home.
Harper * 9780062066961

THE KID by Sapphire
Abdul Jones is the son of Sapphire’s unforgettable heroine, Precious. Left alone by his mother’s death to navigate in a world where love and hate sometimes hideously masquerade, forced to confront unspeakable violence, his history, and the dark corners of his own heart, Abdul claws his way toward adulthood.
Penguin * 9780143121206

THE LITIGATORS by John Grisham
With their new associate on board --- a young but already burned-out attorney who walked away from his fast-track career at a fancy downtown firm --- the “boutique law firm” of Finley & Figg is ready to tackle a case that could make the partners rich without requiring them to actually practice much law.
Bantam * 9780345536884

At 18, working-class Riley Purefoy and “posh” Nadine Waveney have promised each other the future, but when war erupts across Europe, everything they hold to be true is thrown into question. Dispatched to the trenches, Riley forges a bond of friendship with his charismatic commanding officer, Peter Locke. Yet it is Locke’s wife, Julia, who must cope with the distant shadow of the man she once knew.
Harper Perennial * 9780061997150

THE NIGHT ETERNAL: Book Three of the Strain Trilogy by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan
THE NIGHT ETERNAL is the conclusion to Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan's much-talked-about vampire trilogy. As the final battle dawns, the group’s only hope is the intervention of an unexpected race of beings --- avenging “angels” --- who arrive to help them defeat the vampires and reclaim the planet for humanity.
Harper * 9780061558276

ONE BREATH AWAY by Heather Gudenkauf
In the midst of a sudden spring snowstorm, an unknown man armed with a gun walks into an elementary school classroom. As tension mounts with each passing minute, the hidden fears and grudges of the small town are revealed as the people of Broken Branch race to uncover the identity of the stranger who holds their children hostage.
Harlequin MIRA * 9780778313656

PRIVATE GAMES by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan
Private, the world's most renowned investigation firm, has been commissioned to provide security for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The opening ceremony is hours away when private investigator and single father Peter Knight is called to the scene of a ruthless murder. A high-ranking member of the games' organizing committee has been killed.
Vision * 9781455512973

Set in New York City in 1938, RULES OF CIVILITY tells the story of an uncompromising 25-year-old named Katey Kontent. Armed with little more than a formidable intellect, a bracing wit, and her own brand of cool nerve, Katey embarks on a journey from a Wall Street secretarial pool through the upper echelons of New York society in search of a brighter future.
Penguin * 9780143121169

A blushing bride, newly wed to an eminent psychiatrist and just minutes from hearing her congratulatory toast, is found decapitated. Though investigators believe that a Mexican gardener killed her in a fit of jealous fury, the victim's mother is having none of it. Reluctantly drawn in, Dave Gurney is quickly buffeted by a series of revelations that transform the bizarrely monstrous into the monstrously bizarre.
Broadway * 9780770435561

THE SILENT GIRL: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel by Tess Gerritsen
In an alley lies a female’s severed hand. On the tenement rooftop above is the corpse belonging to that hand: a red-haired woman dressed all in black, her head nearly severed. Two strands of silver hair --- not human --- cling to her body. Cracking a crime resonating with bone-chilling echoes of an ancient Chinese legend, Rizzoli and Isles must outwit an unseen enemy with centuries of cunning --- and a swift, avenging blade.
Ballantine Books * 9780345515513

Washington, embroiled in the mid-term elections, did not want to hear about serial killings. But when the newspapers reported a fourth murder, when they gave the killer a name and details of his horrendous crimes, there were few people who could ignore it. Detective Robert Miller is assigned to the case and rapidly uncovers a complication --- the victims do not officially exist.
Overlook TP * 9781590208120

SPLIT SECOND: An FBI Thriller by Catherine Coulter
A serial killer is on the loose, and it's up to FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock to bring him down. They soon discover that the killer has blood ties to the infamous and now long-dead monster Ted Bundy. Savich and Sherlock are joined by agents Lucy Carlyle and Cooper McKnight, and the chase is on.
Jove * 9780515150964

TRIANGLES by Ellen Hopkins
As one woman’s marriage unravels, another’s rekindles. As one woman’s family comes apart at the seams, another’s reconfigures into something bigger and better. In this story of connections and disconnections, one woman’s up is another one’s down, and all of them will learn the meaning of friendship, betrayal and forgiveness.
Atria Books * 9781451626346

VICTORY AND HONOR: An Honor Bound Novel by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV
Wars come to an end. But then new ones begin. Just weeks after Hitler's suicide, Cletus Frade and his colleagues in the OSS find themselves up to their necks in battles every bit as fierce as the ones that just ended. One slip and everyone becomes a casualty of war.
Jove *9780515150988

Life in Pie Town should be sweet. There are pies in the diner again, the church has been rebuilt, and single mother Trina Lockhart has found a home for herself and her baby daughter. Trina has even found love with Raymond Twinhorse, who has returned from Afghanistan after being injured and is trying to form a real family with her. However, Raymond is a different man since coming back, and when he is implicated in a crime, it will take all of Pie Town to clear his name and find him help.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062045126

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