March-Random-Reads

The Accident: A Novel

New York Times-bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author of The Expats, Chris Pavone has once again written a masterful espionage thriller.

In New York, in the early dawn hours, a powerful literary agent, Isabel Reed is reading frantically. The anonymous manuscript is full of shocking revelations and disturbing truths. This is a book that could change the world. In Copenhagen, when Hayden Gray, a veteran station chief  hears of this book—and the secret that it holds—he will stop at nothing to keep it from seeing the light of day.

“Many readers will read this one through the night.”—Booklist (starred review)

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The Divorce Papers: A Novel
By Susan Rieger

A sparkling, laugh-out-loud debut romantic comedy, told via e-mails, letters, transcripts, and articles, with a sharp and charming take on divorce through the eyes of an endearingly cynical young law associate.

Twenty-nine-year-old criminal law associate Sophie Diehl works at a prestigious New England firm and very much appreciates that most of her clients are behind bars. But then Sophie finds herself handling the case for the daughter of one of the firm’s biggest clients. After 18 years of marriage, Mia Meiklejohn Durkheim has just been served divorce papers. She plans to take her handsome, ambitious doctor husband for everything he’s got.

“A brutally comic chronicle of high-end divorce….Extremely clever.”
Kirkus (starred review)

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Murder in Pigalle
By Cara Black

June, 1998: Paris’s sticky summer heat is even more oppressive than usual as rowdy French football fans riot in anticipation of the World Cup. Private Investigator Aimée Leduc has been trying to slow down her hectic lifestyle—she’s five months’ pregnant and has the baby’s wellbeing to think about now. But then disaster strikes close to home. A serial rapist has been terrorizing Paris’s Pigalle neighborhood, following teenage girls home and attacking them in their own houses. It is sad and frightening but has nothing to do with Aimée—until Zazie, the 13-year-old daughter of the proprietor of Aimée’s favorite café, disappears.

Praise for the Aimee Leduc series:
“Wry, complex, sophisticated, intensely Parisian…One of the very best heroines in crime fiction today.”—Lee Child

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The Daring Ladies of Lowell: A Novel
By Kate Alcott

From the bestselling author of The Dressmaker comes the warm-hearted and enthralling saga of a bold young woman caught between two worlds—the vibrant camaraderie of factory life and the opulence that a budding romance with the mill owner’s son affords—as the murder of her best friend sends shock waves throughout the town. Based on the actual murder of a mill girl and the subsequent trial in 1833, brilliantly captures a transitional moment in America’s history while also exploring the complex nature of love, loyalty, and the enduring power of friendship.

“Alcott draws from dramatic events indelibly etched in history and offers a fresh perspective … Alcott’s work will attract historical romance fans who will be entertained by the antics of the daring ladies who leave everything they know and embrace less-than-ideal conditions to gain their freedom.”
Library Journal (starred review)

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The Weight of Blood: A Novel
By Laura McHugh

The Dane family’s roots tangle deep in the Ozark Mountain town of Henbane, but that doesn’t keep sixteen-year-old Lucy Dane from being treated like an outsider. Folks still whisper about her mother, a bewitching young stranger who inspired local myths when she vanished years ago. When one of Lucy’s few friends, slow-minded Cheri, is found murdered, Lucy feels haunted by the two lost girls—the mother she never knew and the friend she couldn’t protect. What Lucy discovers makes it impossible to ignore the suspicion cast on her own kin. More alarming, she suspects Cheri’s death could be linked to her mother’s disappearance.

“Debut novelist McHugh comes out swinging with this gripping tale set in the Ozarks of Missouri…. Her prose will not only keep readers turning the pages but also paints a real and believable portrait of the connections, alliances, and sacrifices that underpin rural, small-town life in Henbane.”—Library Journal (starred review)

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  • The Divorce Papers. I LOVE the way the story is told (memos and papers)!

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