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End-of-the-Year Contest 2020

Congratulations to the winners of our 2020 End-of-the-Year Contest! One Grand Prize winner received all 42 of Carol Fitzgerald's Bets On picks from 2020, while 14 others won a selection of three of these titles. You can see all the winners below, along with 2020's Bets On books.

Summer Reading 2020

All summer long, we at have been sharing some great summer book picks with our Summer Reading Feature. While our series of 24-hour contests have ended, we encourage you to take a look at our featured titles for some sizzling summer reading ideas.

» Click here to see the winners of this year's Summer Reading contests.

Alice Feeney, author of His & Hers

When a woman is murdered in Blackdown, a quintessentially British village, newsreader Anna Andrews is reluctant to cover the case. Detective Jack Harper is suspicious of her involvement, until he becomes a suspect in his own murder investigation. Someone isn’t telling the truth, and some secrets are worth killing to keep.

His & Hers by Alice Feeney

August 2020

A couple of years ago, I read SOMETIMES I LIE by Alice Feeney. I loved it, and it quickly became a Bets On selection. Alice is back with HIS & HERS…and wow, this is one twisty novel.

It has dueling multiple narrators who tell their sides of the same story of a murder case where the suspect could be them, or anyone. She is Anna Andrews, a television correspondent who has experienced a loss that she is drinking her way back from. Alice worked for the BBC for years and knows the television business from the inside, so she nails those details. He is a detective assigned to the case who becomes a suspect himself very early in the game. And then there is an anonymous narrator who can be either of them, or someone else. Someone is always lying, but who is it?

Week of March 29, 2021

Paperback releases for the week of March 29th include the worldwide sensation WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens, which is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder; MASKED PREY, the 30th installment in John Sandford's series featuring Lucas Davenport, who is on the trail of a prolific serial killer who has been operating for years without notice, and whose quarry is ruthless and --- as Davenport will come to find --- full of surprises; REDHEAD BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD by Anne Tyler, an intimate look into the heart and mind of a man who finds those around him just out of reach; and I WANT YOU TO KNOW WE’RE STILL HERE, a poignant and deeply moving memoir by Esther Safran Foer, who found out that her father had a previous wife and daughter --- both of whom were killed in the Holocaust --- and resolved to find out who they were, and how her father survived.