By: Allison Buccola ISBN: 978-0593231296 Publisher: Random House Publication Date: 02/01/2022 Format: Other My Rating: 5 Stars DEBUT NOVEL TOP BOOKS OF 2022 FEB AUTHOR QA In this “propulsive” (Kimberly McCreight) debut thriller, a young woman questions everything she thought she knew about the shocking murder that changed her life when she was in high school. “A riveting game of cat and mouse with a startling conclusion.”—Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs.
By: Kaira Rouda ISBN: 9781542026116 Publisher: Thomas & Mercer Publication Date: 01/18/2022 Format: Paperback My Rating: 5 Stars + (ARC) TOP BOOKS OF 2022 A quiet neighborhood. A lovely home. A promising new beginning. In a heartbeat everything can change in this propulsive novel of suspense by USA Today bestselling author Kaira Rouda. Julie Jones has left her suffocating marriage. With her teenage daughter, Jess, she’s starting over. Their new house in Oceanside is the fir
Series: Frankie Elkin #2 By: Lisa Gardner ISBN: 978-0593185414 Publisher: Dutton Publication Date: 01/18/2022 Format: Hardcover My Rating: 5 Stars +++ (ARC) Worthy of 10 STARS! TOP BOOKS OF 2022 From #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner, a thrilling new novel that sends Frankie Elkin into the woods in search of a lost man—and the shocking truth about why he went missing in the first place. Frankie Elkin, who readers first met in Before She Disappeared, learns of
By: Stacy Willingham ISBN: 978-1250803825 Publisher: Minotaur Books Publication Date: 01/11/2022 Format: Hardcover, e-book, audiobook Narrator: Karissa Vacker My Rating: 5 Stars + (ARC) TOP BOOKS OF 2022 LIST TOP DEBUT JAN AUTHOR Q&A From debut author Stacy Willingham comes a masterfully done, lyrical thriller, certain to be the launch of an amazing career. A Flicker in the Dark is eerily compelling to the very last page. When Chloe Davis was twelve, six teenage girls went
By: Katherine Faulkner ISBN: 978-1982150310 Publisher: Gallery Books Publication Date: 01/25/2021 Format: Audiobook Simon & Schuster Audio Narrated by: Laura Kirman My Rating: 4 Stars (ARC) DEBUT NOVEL A twisty, whip-smart debut thriller, as electrifying as the #1 New York Times bestseller The Girl on the Train, about impending motherhood, unreliable friendship, and the high price of keeping secrets. Helen’s idyllic life—handsome architect husband, gorgeous Victorian house,
By: Jennifer Weiner ISBN: 978-1501133572 Publisher: Atria Books Publication Date: 05/10/2022 Format: Hardcover My Rating: TBR (ARC) 💗 TOP BOOKS OF 2022 From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of That Summer comes another heartfelt and unputdownable novel of family, secrets, and the ties that bind. When Veronica Levy bought her home on the Outer Cape, she imagined generations of her family gathering there each summer for many years to come—but things didn’t work out
By: Rachel Hawkins ISBN: 978-1250274250 Publisher: St Martin's Press Publication Date: 01/04/2022 Format: Hardcover My Rating: 4 Stars From Rachel Hawkins, the New York Times bestselling author of The Wife Upstairs, comes Reckless Girls, a deliciously wicked gothic suspense, set on an isolated Pacific island with a dark history, for fans of Lucy Foley and Ruth Ware. ONE ISLAND Beautiful, wild, and strange―Meroe Island is a desolate spot in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with
By: Michael Robotham ISBN: 9781982166458 Publisher: Scribner Publication Date: 01/04/2022 Format: Hardcover My Rating: 5 Stars (ARC) TOP BOOKS OF 2022 LIST In this page-turning psychological thriller from an author who Stephen King called “an absolute master,” a young female police officer faces danger on all fronts—from a clever victim of abuse, her colleagues on the force, and even her own mobster father. Philomena McCarthy is a young, ambitious police office with the elit
By: Jodi Picoult ISBN: 9781984818416 Publisher: Random House Publication Date: 11/30/2021 Format: Other My Rating: 5 Stars (ARC) TOP BOOKS OF 2021 LIST From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a deeply moving novel about the resilience of the human spirit in a moment of crisis. Diana O’Toole is perfectly on track. She will be married by thirty, done having kids by thirty-five, and move out to the New York City suburbs, all while climbing the professional ladder in
By: Patti Callahan ISBN: 0785251723 Publisher: HarperMuse Publication Date: 10/19/2021 Format: Hardcover My Rating: 5 Stars ++ COVER REVEAL Top Books of 2021 From Patti Callahan, the bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis, comes another enchanting story that pulls back the curtain on the early life of C. S. Lewis. “Where did Narnia come from?” The answer will change everything. Megs Devonshire is brilliant with numbers and equations, on a scholarship at Oxford, and dreams
By: Nicole Baart ISBN: 9781982115081 Publisher: Atria Books Publication Date: 11/02/2021 Format: Other My Rating: 5 Stars ++ QA with the Author Top Book of 2021 List From the author of Little Broken Things, a “race-to-the-finish family drama” (People) following a mother who must confront the dark summer that changed her life forever in order to reclaim the daughter she left behind. Juniper Baker had just graduated from high school and was deep in the throes of a summer roman
By: Mary Kay Andrews ISBN: 1250279313 Publisher: St Martin's Press Publication Date: 09/28/21 Format: Hardcover My Rating: 5 Stars (ARC) TOP BOOKS OF 2021 LIST From May Kay Andrews, the New York Times bestselling author of Hello, Summer, comes a novella celebrating the magic of Christmas and second chances in The Santa Suit. When newly-divorced Ivy Perkins buys an old farmhouse sight unseen, she is definitely looking for a change in her life. The Four Roses, as the farmhou
By: A. J. Banner ISBN: 9781542031103 Publisher: Lake Union Publication Date: 10/05/21 Format: Paperback My Rating: 5 Stars ++ (ARC) Q&A with the Author TOP BOOKS OF 2021 The death of a look-alike stranger leads a grieving woman down a troubling path in this riveting novel by A. J. Banner, bestselling author of The Poison Garden. Three years ago mortuary cosmetologist Phoebe Glassman lost her husband in a tragic accident. No longer the hopeful wife and mother she once was,
By: Lisa Unger ISBN: 9780778311041 Publisher: Park Row Publication Date: 10/05/21 Format: Hardcover My Rating: 5 Stars + (ARC) Top Books 2021 List “Chilling… You won’t be able to stop turning the pages!” —Shari Lapena, New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door Secrets, obsession and vengeance converge in this utterly original thriller about an online dating match turned deadly cat-and-mouse game She met him through a dating app. An intriguing picture on a scr
By: Hank Phillippi Ryan ISBN: 125025888X Publisher: Forge Books Publication Date: 09/14/2021 Format: Hardcover My Rating: 5 Stars (ARC) Author Q&A Sept 14th TOP BOOKS OF 2021 HER PERFECT LIFE by @hankpryan hits shelves Sept. 14 and I cannot wait — her twisty, page-turning thrillers are amazing. Here’s the scoop: Everyone knows Lily Atwood—and that may be her biggest problem. The beloved television reporter has it all — fame, fortune, Emmy awards, an adorable seven-year-old
By: Samantha Downing ISBN: 0593100972 Publisher: Berkley Publication Date: 07/20/21 Format: Other My Rating: 5 Stars ++ Top Books of 2021 “Wonderfully dark, twisty and compelling.” —B.A. Paris "A slick and chilling thriller, leading readers on a dark, sinuous journey through the halls of Belmont Academy—the type of place where you’re never sure who to trust, or who to fear."—Megan Miranda “Dark, sly and delicious...totally original—and totally compelling.”—JP Delaney USA Tod
By: Laura McHugh ISBN: 9780399590313 Publisher: Random House Publication Date: 06/22/21 Format: Other My Rating: 5 Stars +++ Top Books of 2021 Abducted as a teenager, a woman must now confront her past and untangle the truth of what really happened to her in this dark thriller from the author of The Wolf Wants In. One of 2021’s Best Beach Reads—OPRAH DAILY “Laura McHugh expertly delivers a harrowing tale of a world where little is what it first appears to be.”—Ron Rash, best
By: Patti Callahan ISBN: 1984803751 Publisher: Berkley Publication Date: 03/09/2021 Format: Hardcover My Rating: 5 Stars +++ Top Books of 2021 Q&A with the Author It was called "The Titanic of the South." The luxury steamship sank in 1838 with Savannah's elite on board; through time, their fates were forgotten--until the wreck was found, and now their story is finally being told in this breathtaking novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis.
By: Amber Cowie ISBN: 978-1542042017 Publisher: Lake Union Publication Date: 11/10/20 Format: Paperback My Rating: 5 Stars +
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A new town, a new life, and a new home—with an absolutely chilling lakefront view.
Two months a widow, Mallory Dent has made the impulsive decision to pack up and move on. In remote McNamara, nestled in the northern mountains, she can escape her grief, guilt, and pain. But the day Mallory arrives, death foll