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End-of-the-Year Contest 2019

Congratulations to the winners of our 2019 End-of-the-Year Contest! One Grand Prize winner received all 52 of Carol Fitzgerald's Bets On picks from 2019, while 13 others won a selection of four of these titles. You can see all the winners below, along with 2019's Bets On books.

Gilly Macmillan, author of The Nanny

When her beloved nanny, Hannah, left without a trace in the summer of 1988, seven-year-old Jocelyn Holt was devastated. Haunted by the loss, Jo grew up bitter and distant, and eventually left her parents and Lake Hall, their faded aristocratic home, behind. Thirty years later, Jo returns to the house and is forced to confront her troubled relationship with her mother. But when human remains are accidentally uncovered in a lake on the estate, Jo begins to question everything she thought she knew. Then an unexpected visitor knocks on the door, and Jo’s world is destroyed again.

The Nanny by Gilly Macmillan

September 2019

Gilly Macmillan’s latest book, THE NANNY, is set on an estate called Lake Hall. Jo, along with her young daughter, has reluctantly moved back there from California following the sudden death of her husband. Her mother, Virginia, is called Lady Holt, and she stands fast on principles. Their world is rocked as Jo's nanny, Hannah, who had disappeared from their home 30 years ago, resurfaces, as does a skull on a beach near the house. Why is the nanny back? Whose skull is it? From these questions, Gilly delivers answers in a really well-plotted, character-driven thriller told from multiple points of view.

Week of August 3, 2020

Paperback releases for the week of August 3rd include THE STARLESS SEA, Erin Morgenstern's long-awaited second novel following THE NIGHT CIRCUS, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world --- a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars and ships that sail upon a starless sea; FIND ME by André Aciman, which revisits the characters of Elio and Oliver decades after their first meeting in 2007’s CALL ME BY YOUR NAME; Elizabeth Berg's THE CONFESSION CLUB, an uplifting novel about friendship, surprising revelations and a second chance at love; LONG RANGE, the 20th installment in C. J. Box's series featuring Joe Pickett, in which the Wyoming game warden must investigate a murder that happens on his turf --- a murder committed from a confoundingly long distance; and THE NANNY, a dark and unpredictable tale of family secrets from Gilly Macmillan that explores the lengths people will go to hurt one another.