Need to Know by Karen Cleveland
In pursuit of a Russian sleeper cell on American soil, a CIA analyst uncovers a dangerous secret that will test her loyalty to the agency—and to her family.
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
A dazzling family love story reminiscent of Everything I Never Told You from a novelist heralded by Lorrie Moore as a “great new talent.”
The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor
The must-read thriller of 2018, this riveting and relentlessly compelling psychological suspense debut weaves a mystery about a childhood game gone dangerously awry that will keep readers guessing right up to the shocking ending.
Two Girls Down by Louisa Luna
As addictive, cinematic, and binge-worthy a narrative as The Wire and The Killing, Two Girls Down introduces Louisa Luna as a thriller writer of immense talent and verve.
The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin
An intimate portrait of the close friendship and powerful creative partnership between two of Hollywood’s earliest female superstars: Frances Marion and Mary Pickford. An enchanting new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the LibraryReads pick The Swans of Fifth Avenue and The Aviator’s Wife.
The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce
A charming unconventional love story from the author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry about the owner of a record shop and the mysterious young woman who steals his heart.
Blood Sisters by Jane Corry
From the bestselling author of My Husband’s Wife, a new thriller featuring three girls, one accident, and a lifetime of lies.
The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani
A young couple and their child’s nanny become dependent on each other as jealousy, resentment, and frustrations mount. The Perfect Nanny is a riveting exploration of power, class, race, domesticity, and motherhood—and the debut in America of an immensely talented writer.
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