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Make room on your bookshelf! From powerful book club reads to thrilling mysteries to fascinating historical fiction, here are 7 highly-acclaimed new summer novels for you to discover all from authors you may already love — plus some new ones for you to discover.
Here’s a little more about the hot new books you’ll want to add to your must-read list, stat.
Tattered, by Devney Perry
In this new work from USA TODAY best-selling author Devney Perry, protagonist Thea Landry, with her tattered shoes and bargain-bin clothes, meets a rich and charismatic man. She doesn’t fool herself into thinking their encounter is anything more than a one-night stand. If only she had gotten his number or his last name. Years later, Logan Kendrick suddenly waltzes into Thea’s life once more and turns everything she’s built upside down. This time around, she’s going to fight to keep him in her life — not for herself. But for their daughter.
The Widow of Wall Street, by Randy Susan Meyers
This provocative new novel by international bestselling author Randy Susan Meyers follows the blind love of a wife for her husband as he conquers Wall Street, and her extraordinary, perhaps foolish, loyalty during his precipitous fall. From the moment they meet as teenagers, Phoebe recognizes the fire in Jake Pierce’s belly. And as he creates a financial dynasty, she trusts him without hesitation, unaware that his hunger for success hides a dark talent for deception. From penthouse to prison, this novel exposes a woman struggling to survive then redefine her life as her world crumbles.
F.O.X by Kelly Oliver
The third page-turning Jessica James adventure, F.O.X blends a smartly-funny and complex murder mystery that author Kelly Oliver is known so well for, this time with the added twist of a medical thriller. When Jessica James wakes up half naked behind a dumpster in downtown Chicago, she thinks at first the hot intern feeding her drinks slipped her a Mickey. But after a pattern of similar incidents around Northwestern Research Hospital, Jessica realizes she wasn’t abused, she was robbed. And when one of the perp’s “dumpster girl” victims ends up dead, Jessica takes it on herself to solve this gritty, haunting mystery.
What Happened That Night by Sandra Block
Author Sandra Block’s emotional thriller tackles a timely topic. Protagonist Dahlia, a successful Harvard student, wakes up from a party, the victim of a brutal assault that she can’t remember. Now, years later, Dahlia is a tattooed paralegal suffering from PTSD and still haunted by that night…until a video surfaces online, and Dahlia sees her attack for the first time. Now she knows what happened to her, and she knows who is to blame.
The Myth of Perpetual Summer, by Susan Crandell
From Susan Crandell, the national bestselling author of Whistling Past the Graveyard, comes a moving coming-of-age tale set in the tumultuous 1960s. Tallulah James’s parents’ volatile relationship, erratic behavior, and hands-off approach to child rearing set tongues wagging in their small Mississippi town, complicating Tallulah’s already uncertain life. She takes the responsibility of protecting her family’s reputation and raising her younger twin siblings. When betrayal and death arrive hand-in-hand, she hits the road for Southern California, but the dysfunction of her childhood still remains, as she uncovers the secrets and lies that set her family on the road to destruction.
Never Be Alone, by Paige Dearth
In Paige Dearth’s Never Be Alone, Joon loses her parents and finds herself struggling in the foster care system. After years with an abusive foster mother, she takes to the streets to escape and start life over, finally finding comfort with a group of homeless teenagers. But things are never what they seem, and there is always a price to pay for safety on the streets. This story of homelessness but hopefulness, depicts how one girl’s determination helps her find her place in the world and eventually, make a difference.
Tiffany Blues, by M.J. Rose
New York Times bestselling author M. J. Rose crafts a novel of ambition, betrayal, and passion with Tiffany Blues. Set in 1920s New York, young Jenny Bell has escaped her troubled past and finds herself among the dozen burgeoning artists invited to Louis Comfort Tiffany’s prestigious artists’ colony. Gifted and determined, Jenny vows to avoid distractions and romantic entanglements and take full advantage of her opportunity. But she can’t help but be inextricably drawn to Oliver, Tiffany’s charismatic grandson. A series of suspicious and disturbing occurrences suggest that someone knows enough about Jenny’s childhood trauma to expose her, yet Jenny pushes her demons aside — until one moonlit night, when her past and present are thrown together in a desperate moment that may threaten her promising future, her romance, her friendships, and indeed her very life.
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