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American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel
by Jeanine Cummins

Language

English

Pages

387

Publication Date

January 21, 2020

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<p><b>#1 <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller</b> <br /><b>OPRAH鈥橲 BOOK CLUB PICK</b></p><p>鈥?lt;b>Extraordinary</b>.鈥?lt;br />鈥?lt;b>Stephen King</b></p><p><b>鈥淭his book is not simply the great American novel; it鈥檚 the great novel of <i>las Americas</i>. It鈥檚 the great world novel! This is the international story of our times. Masterful.鈥?lt;/b><br /><b>鈥擲andra Cisneros</b><br /><b></b><br /><b></b><b><i>Tambi茅n de este lado hay sue帽os. </i></b><b>On this side, too, there are dreams<i>.</i></b></p><p>Lydia Quixano P茅rez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly comfortable.</p><p>Even though she knows they鈥檒l never sell, Lydia stocks some of her all-time favorite books in her store. And then one day a man enters the shop to browse and comes up to the register with a few books he would like to buy鈥攖wo of them her favorites. Javier is erudite. He is charming. And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the <i>jefe</i> of the newest drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over the city. When Lydia鈥檚 husband鈥檚 tell-all profile of Javier is published, none of their lives will ever be the same.</p><p>Forced to flee, Lydia and eight-year-old Luca soon find themselves miles and worlds away from their comfortable middle-class existence. Instantly transformed into migrants, Lydia and Luca ride <i>la bestia</i>鈥攖rains that make their way north toward the United States, which is the only place Javier鈥檚 reach doesn鈥檛 extend. As they join the countless people trying to reach <i>el norte</i>, Lydia soon sees that everyone is running from something. But what exactly are they running to? </p><p> <i>American Dirt</i> will leave readers utterly changed. It is a literary achievement filled with poignancy, drama, and humanity on every page. It is one of the most important books for our times.</p><p>Already being hailed as "a <i>Grapes of Wrath</i> for our times" and "a new American classic," Jeanine Cummins's <i>American Dirt</i> is a rare exploration into the inner hearts of people willing to sacrifice everything for a glimmer of hope.</p>
Golden in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel (In Death, Book 50)
by J. D. Robb

Language

English

Pages

377

Publication Date

February 04, 2020

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<p><b>In the latest thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, homicide detective Eve Dallas investigates a murder with a mysterious motive鈥攁nd a terrifying weapon.</b></p><p>Pediatrician Kent Abner received the package on a beautiful April morning. Inside was a cheap trinket, a golden egg that could be opened into two halves. When he pried it apart, highly toxic airborne fumes entered his body鈥攁nd killed him. </p><p>After Eve Dallas calls the hazmat team鈥攁nd undergoes testing to reassure both her and her husband that she hasn鈥檛 been exposed鈥攊t鈥檚 time to look into Dr. Abner鈥檚 past and relationships. Not every victim Eve encounters is an angel, but it seems that Abner came pretty close鈥攖hough he did ruffle some feathers over the years by taking stands for the weak and defenseless. While the lab tries to identify the deadly toxin, Eve hunts for the sender. But when someone else dies in the same grisly manner, it becomes clear that she鈥檚 dealing with either a madman鈥攐r someone who has a hidden and elusive connection to both victims.</p>
The Silent Patient
by Alex Michaelides

Language

English

Pages

297

Publication Date

February 05, 2019

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<p><b>The instant #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestseller</b></p><p>"An unforgettable鈥攁nd Hollywood-bound鈥攏ew thriller... A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy."<br /><b>鈥?lt;i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b></p><p><b><i>The Silent Patient</i> is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman鈥檚 act of violence against her husband鈥攁nd of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive.</b></p><p>Alicia Berenson鈥檚 life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London鈥檚 most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.</p><p>Alicia鈥檚 refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London.</p><p>Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations鈥攁 search for the truth that threatens to consume him....</p>
The Guardians: A Novel
by John Grisham

Language

English

Pages

371

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b>In this instant #1聽<i>New York Times</i>聽bestseller, John Grisham delivers a classic legal thriller鈥攚ith a twist.<br /></b><br /><b>鈥淭errific鈥ffecting鈥risham has done it again.鈥濃€擬aureen Corrigan,聽<i>The Washington Post</i></b><br />聽<br /><b>鈥淎 suspenseful thriller mixed with powerful themes.鈥濃€擜ssociated Press</b><br /><br /><br />In the small Florida town of Seabrook, a young lawyer named Keith Russo was shot dead at his desk as he worked late one night. The killer left no clues. There were no witnesses, no one with a motive. But the police soon came to suspect Quincy Miller, a young black man who was once a client of Russo鈥檚.聽<br /><br /> Quincy was tried, convicted, and sent to prison for life. For twenty-two years he languished in prison, maintaining his innocence. 聽But no one was listening. 聽He had no lawyer, no advocate on the outside. In desperation, he writes a letter to Guardian Ministries, a small nonprofit run by Cullen Post, a lawyer who is also an Episcopal minister.<br /><br /> Guardian accepts only a few innocence cases at a time. 聽Cullen Post travels the country fighting wrongful convictions and taking on clients forgotten by the system. With聽Quincy Miller, though, he gets far more than he bargained for. Powerful, ruthless people murdered Keith Russo, and they do not want Quincy Miller exonerated.<br /><br /> They killed one lawyer twenty-two years ago, and they will kill another without a second thought.
The Museum of Desire: An Alex Delaware Novel
by Jonathan Kellerman

Language

English

Pages

348

Publication Date

February 04, 2020

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER 鈥?Psychologist Alex Delaware and detective Milo Sturgis struggle to make sense of a seemingly inexplicable massacre in this electrifying psychological thriller from the #1聽<i>New York Times </i>bestselling master of suspense.<br /></b><br /> LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis has solved a lot of murder cases. On many of them鈥攖he ones he calls 鈥渄ifferent鈥濃€攈e taps the brain of brilliant psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware. But neither Alex nor Milo are prepared for what they find on an early morning call to a deserted mansion in Bel Air. This one鈥檚 beyond different. This is predation, premeditation, and cruelty on a whole new level.<br /><br />Four people have been slaughtered and left displayed bizarrely and horrifically in a stretch limousine. Confounding the investigation, none of the victims seems to have any connection to any other, and a variety of methods have been used to dispatch them. As Alex and Milo make their way through blind alleys and mazes baited with misdirection, they encounter a crime so vicious that it stretches the definitions of evil.
When We Believed in Mermaids: A Novel
by Barbara O'Neal

Language

English

Pages

348

Publication Date

July 16, 2019

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<p><b>An Amazon Charts and <i>Washington Post</i> bestseller.</b></p><p><b>From the author of <i>The Art of Inheriting Secrets</i> comes an emotional new tale of two sisters, an ocean of lies, and a search for the truth.</b></p><p><i>Her sister has been dead for fifteen years when she sees her on the TV news鈥?lt;/i></p><p>Josie Bianci was killed years ago on a train during a terrorist attack. Gone forever. It鈥檚 what her sister, Kit, an ER doctor in Santa Cruz, has always believed. Yet all it takes is a few heart-wrenching seconds to upend Kit鈥檚 world. Live coverage of a club fire in Auckland has captured the image of a woman stumbling through the smoke and debris. Her resemblance to Josie is unbelievable. And unmistakable. With it comes a flood of emotions鈥攇rief, loss, and anger鈥攖hat Kit finally has a chance to put to rest: by finding the sister who鈥檚 been living a lie.</p><p>After arriving in New Zealand, Kit begins her journey with the memories of the past: of days spent on the beach with Josie. Of a lost teenage boy who鈥檇 become part of their family. And of a trauma that has haunted Kit and Josie their entire lives.</p><p>Now, if two sisters are to reunite, it can only be by unearthing long-buried secrets and facing a devastating truth that has kept them apart far too long. To regain their relationship, they may have to lose everything.</p>
Crooked River (Agent Pendergast Series Book 19)
by , Lincoln Child

Language

English

Pages

416

Publication Date

February 04, 2020

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<b>Racing to uncover the mystery of several light green-shoe-clad severed feet found floating in the Gulf of Mexico, Agent Pendergast is faced with the most inexplicable challenge of his career in this installment of the #1 <i>NYT </i>bestselling series.</b> <b><br />A STARTLING CRIME WITH DOZENS OF VICTIMS.</b><br /><br />Appearing out of nowhere to horrify the quiet resort town of Sanibel Island, Florida, dozens of identical, ordinary-looking shoes float in on the tide and are washed up on the tropical beach--each one with a crudely severed human foot inside.<br /><b><br />A GHASTLY ENIGMA WITH NO APPARENT SOLUTION.</b><br /><br />Called away from vacation elsewhere in the state, Agent Pendergast reluctantly agrees to visit the crime scene--and, despite himself, is quickly drawn in by the incomprehensible puzzle. An early pathology report only adds to the mystery. With an ocean of possibilities confronting the investigation, no one is sure what happened, why, or from where the feet originated. And they desperately need to know: are the victims still alive?<br /><br /><b>A WORTHY CHALLENGE FOR A BRILLIANT MIND.</b><br /><br />In short order, Pendergast finds himself facing the most complex and inexplicable challenge of his career: a tangled thread of evidence that spans seas and traverses continents, connected to one of the most baffling mysteries in modern medical science. Through shocking twists and turns, all trails lead back to a powerful adversary with a sadistic agenda and who--in a cruel irony--ultimately sees in Pendergast the ideal subject for their malevolent research.<br />
A Minute to Midnight (An Atlee Pine Thriller Book 2)
by David Baldacci

Language

English

Pages

433

Publication Date

November 19, 2019

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<b>FBI Agent Atlee Pine returns to her Georgia hometown to investigate her twin sister's abduction, only to encounter a serial killer in this #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling thriller.</b><b><br /></b>FBI Agent Atlee Pine's life was never the same after her twin sister Mercy was kidnapped--and likely killed--thirty years ago. After a lifetime of torturous uncertainty, Atlee's unresolved anger finally gets the better of her on the job, and she finds she has to deal with the demons of her past if she wants to remain with the FBI.<br /><br /> Atlee and her assistant Carol Blum head back to Atlee's rural hometown in Georgia to see what they can uncover about the traumatic night Mercy was taken and Pine was almost killed. But soon after Atlee begins her investigation, a local woman is found ritualistically murdered, her face covered with a wedding veil--and the first killing is quickly followed by a second bizarre murder.<br /><br /> Atlee is determined to continue her search for answers, but now she must also set her sights on finding a potential serial killer before another victim is claimed. But in a small town full of secrets--some of which could answer the questions that have plagued Atlee her entire life--digging deeper into the past could be more dangerous than she realizes . . . <br /><br />
Last Day
by Luanne Rice

Language

English

Pages

402

Publication Date

February 01, 2020

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<p><b>From celebrated <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Luanne Rice comes a riveting story of a seaside community shaken by a violent crime and a tragic loss.</b></p><p>Years ago, Beth Lathrop and her sister Kate suffered what they thought would be the worst tragedy of their lives the night both the famous painting <i>Moonlight</i> and their mother were taken. The detective assigned to the case, Conor Reid, swore to protect the sisters from then on.</p><p>Beth moved on, throwing herself fully into the art world, running the family gallery, and raising a beautiful daughter with her husband Pete. Kate, instead, retreated into herself and took to the skies as a pilot, always on the run. When Beth is found strangled in her home, and <i>Moonlight</i> goes missing again, Detective Reid can鈥檛 help but feel a sense of d茅j脿 vu.</p><p>Reid immediately suspects Beth鈥檚 husband, whose affair is a poorly kept secret. He has an airtight alibi鈥攂ut he also has a motive, and the evidence seems to point to him. Kate and Reid, along with the sisters鈥?closest childhood friends, struggle to make sense of Beth鈥檚 death, but they only find more questions: Who else would have wanted Beth dead? What鈥檚 the significance of <i>Moonlight</i>?</p><p>Twenty years ago, Reid vowed to protect Beth and Kate鈥攁nd he鈥檚 failed. Now solving the case is turning into an obsession . . .</p>
When You See Me: A Novel (Detective D.D. Warren Book 11)
by Lisa Gardner

Language

English

Pages

397

Publication Date

January 28, 2020

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<b>#1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Lisa Gardner unites three of her most beloved characters鈥擠etective D. D. Warren, Flora Dane, and Kimberly Quincy鈥攊n a twisty new thriller, as they investigate a mysterious murder from the past...which points to a dangerous and chilling present-day crime.</b><br /><br />FBI Special Agent Kimberly Quincy and Sergeant Detective D. D. Warren have built a task force to follow the digital bread crumbs left behind by deceased serial kidnapper Jacob Ness. When a disturbing piece of evidence is discovered in the hills of Georgia, they bring Flora Dane and true-crime savant Keith Edgar to a small town where something seems to be deeply wrong. What at first looks like a Gothic eeriness soon hardens into something much more sinister...and they discover that for all the evil Jacob committed while alive, his worst secret is still to be revealed. Quincy and DD must summon their considerable skills and experience to crack the most disturbing case of their careers鈥攁nd Flora must face her own past directly in the hope of saving others.

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