New Mystery and Thriller Books to Read | August 20

Hold on to the edge of your seat as we hunt for clues and solve the case with these exciting new mystery and thriller books for the week! There are so many bestselling authors with new novels for you to dive into this week including Sam Cheever, Melissa Erin Jackson, Preston & Child, Karin Slaughter, and many more. Enjoy your new mystery, thriller, and suspense novels. Happy reading!



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New Mystery and Thriller Books to Read | August 13

Hold on to the edge of your seat as we hunt for clues and solve the case with these exciting new mystery and thriller books for the week! There are so many bestselling authors with new novels for you to dive into this week including James Patterson, C.J. Box, Stuart Woods, Stephen Coonts, and many more. Enjoy your new mystery, thriller, and suspense novels. Happy reading!



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New Mystery and Thriller Books to Read | August 6

Hold on to the edge of your seat as we hunt for clues and solve the case with these exciting new mystery and thriller books for the week! There are so many bestselling authors with new novels for you to dive into this week including James Patterson, Ruth Ware, JP Delaney, Sandra Brown, and many more. Enjoy your new mystery, thriller, and suspense novels. Happy reading!



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Interview with Amy-Brooke Odell, Author of Silo Boys

What can you tell us about your new release, Silo Boys?

Silo Boys is a Young Adult Suspense that tells a crushing story of death and loss, set deep in South Carolina in the nineties.

Two years ago, three boys enter an abandoned silo. By morning, one was dead, one missing, and the third boy says he was never there.

Addy Marks is trying to move on after the tragedy that took the life of one of her best friends and resulted in the disappearance of her boyfriend. When her boyfriend returns, only to be murdered before she can speak to him, Addy is forced to face her anxiety and distrust as she vows to uncover what really happened that Sunday night at the silo. Addy finds a truth so devastating that her life will never again be the same.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I think it was a combination of people. I’ve always loved telling stories but thought writing was out of reach. I had amazing English and Theatre teachers who were so encouraging and inspiring but I was always missing that confidence that could push me forward. Then I had my son and giving birth was the hardest thing that I have ever done and one day I realized, if I can do this; give birth, be a mother, then I can do anything! With all of these ideas in my head, and the encouragement from my husband, there was no looking back and I have loved every minute of my writing life.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls by Emily Carpenter
The Complete Miss Marple Short Stories by Agatha Christie

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

Can it be anyone dead or alive? Because I would love to get a glimpse of Natalie Babbitt’s imagination! I would want to ask where the inspiration for all of her amazing stories came from.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

I think it’s those moments where something from my life ends up on the pages. Little things; some small, tucked away, memory from childhood, a day with a friend or some everyday errand with my husband, I’m always surprised when those random anecdotes pop up on the page.

What is a typical day like for you?

My typical day starts with getting up ridiculously early in order to grab some quiet time to write and do yoga before my son wakes. We spend our mornings at the park, the pool, with friends, or in toddler classes depending on the day. I write while he naps. My husband gets off work shortly after nap time so we spend our evenings together with our son and dog. Right now, my entire schedule revolves around my son and I love it.

What scene in Silo Boys was your favorite to write?

I really enjoyed writing the reveal. It was both challenging and satisfying to finally be able to explain what is happening.

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?

I’m not sure who originated it but I love the quote “If you don’t ask, the answer is always no.”

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The Buzziest Books of July | 2019

The Buzziest Books of July | 2019

The month of July was a great time for readers with a host of exciting releases from bestselling authors. There were so many page-turning novels that captivated us from cover to cover this month. If you want to catch up on the books everyone was talking about, here are our choices for the buzziest books of July. Happy reading!


One Good Deed

by David Baldacci

Release Date: July 23, 2019

It is the year 1949 and war veteran Aloysius Archer has just been released from prison. He has been sent to Poca City on parole. He has a short list of things to do and a much longer list of don’ts. This small town quickly proves to be much more complicated and dangerous than he expected. It is even proving worse than his time serving in the war or his jail time.

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A New Requiem

by B.Lance Jenkins

Release Date: July 12, 2019

A gay community chorus director and teacher has been wrongly accused of the murder of a 17-year-old boy. The small and radically fundamental town mounts against the alleged criminal, whose identity is drastically contrasting to that of the community’s social norms. Now a local defense attorney must sacrifice everything to save the man he knows is innocent.

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The Marriage Pact

by Winter Renshaw

Release Date: June 23, 2019

When I was sixteen I promised to never marry him. It was probably the only thing we ever agreed on. To the world he is Prince Ian, Duke on Montcroix and second line to the Chamont throne. But to me, he is just the son of my father’s best friend. He was my first kiss and my first taste of heartbreak. I meant it when I said I’d never marry him. But now, on the eve of my 24th birthday, he wants us to break the pact.

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What You Did

by Willow Rose

Release Date: June 23, 2019

The sequel to the bestselling mystery, Don’t Lie To Me, by Willow Rose… Three girls have disappeared on prom night. FBI profiler Eva Rae Thomas has been asked to join the investigation and uncover what happened that night and how they went missing as they made their way home from the dance. When a young girl’s body is found in her backyard, Eva Rae knows she is now involved… and she is the killer’s next target.

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The Last Seer King

by S.J. Hartland

Release Date: July 4, 2019

The second book in the bestselling Shadow Sword series that is perfect for fans of Game of Thrones and Prince of Thorns… Roaran has sought redemption for centuries. He has a chance to vanquish a tyrant and save a realm but first, he must cut his last ties to humanity. He has to return to the one place he promised he’d never go again.

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Dog-Eared Delinquent

by Molly Fitz

Release Date: June 25, 2019

Apparently, I have been slacking on the job as a paralegal because they’ve hired an intern to help me with my workload. What they don’t know is that I am secretly working behind the scenes as the area’s premier Pet Whisperer P.I. There’s something else the partners don’t realize… they have let a nefarious criminal into our offices. Octo-Cat can smell this guy from a mile away. The worst part is I think he can talk to animals too.

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The Last Book Party

by Karen Dukess

Release Date: July 9, 2019

It is the summer of 1987 and aspiring writer, Eve Rosen, is languishing in a low-level assistant job. She is unable to shake the shadow of growing up in the shadow of her brilliant brother. With her professional life floundering, she jumps at an opportunity to attend an early summer gathering at the home of famous New Yorker writer Henry Grey and his poet wife, Tillie.

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Under Currents

by Nora Roberts

Release Date: July 9, 2019

Zane grew up in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Strangers see his parents as a successful surgeon and his stylish wife but Zane and his sister know the truth. Then one brutal night cracks start to appear in the facade and Zane escapes for college and doesn’t want to look back. Years later he returns to his hometown and tried to reconnect with the place and people. Then he meets Darby, who is also running from ghosts of her own.

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Bestsellers Now in Paperback | July 2019

Take a look at this month’s selection of bestsellers now in paperback! June had a great selection of bestselling books to check out from thrilling mysteries to enthralling literary reads, and insightful biographies. Pick up these latest paperback books by bestselling authors J.D. Robb, B.A. Paris, Tana French, Robyn Carr, R.O. Kwon, and many more!


Mystery, Thriller & Suspense


Literary Fiction


Fantasy & Science Fiction


Young Adult


Biography & Memoir

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Interview with Christopher Coleman, Author of The Crippling

What can you tell us about your new release, The Crippling?

The Crippling is the fifth book in the Gretel series, which is loosely based on the Brothers Grimm’s Hansel and Gretel. I don’t want to say too much for fear of giving away spoilers but I will say that The Crippling is creepier and darker than the previous books in the series and introduces two new villains which are more terrifying than their predecessors.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

My grandfather used to tell my brother and me creepy stories when we were little, and he was also an avid reader of novels, so I’d say he was the person who got me into a love of books as a kid. And then I discovered Stephen King when I was probably ten or eleven, and my world changed.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

I guess I’d have to classify the top five somehow, especially if we included nonfiction, and it would take me a week to really sort it out, but I’ll give five novels that would be near the top:

1. The Grapes of Wrath

2. The Road

3. Never Let Me Go

4. Underworld

5. It

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

It would be Cormac McCarthy. He’s 85 and hasn’t released a novel since The Road in 2006. I’ve heard he’s coming out with a new book for like ten years now, so my question would be, ‘What’s taking so long??’ I just don’t want him to pass before giving us one more treasure.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

Writing is a struggle for me because, though I enjoy the solitude and independence of the process, I’m easily distracted, so it requires a lot of will power for me to stay in the chair. I don’t like that part. But I love the times when the creativity comes and the words flow effortlessly. It doesn’t happen all the time—most of the time it’s work—but when it does, it’s awesome.

What is a typical day like for you?

As I said, if I have an excuse, I’ll avoid the chair, so I need to have my day mapped out by the half-hour. I usually start early, write in increments of about 90 minutes depending on deadlines, other obligations, etc., and then take a break. My goal is to get at least four hours of writing in each day.

What scene in The Crippling was your favorite to write?

I have a character named Anika who is the co-heroine of the novel, and she’s pretty badass. She has a couple of fight scenes that result in her ending people pretty violently. I liked writing those. LOL!

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?

When it comes to writing, it’s this: What makes a good book is not what it’s about, it’s how it’s about what it’s about.

I try to keep that point in mind with every scene I write.

Christopher Coleman is the author of the new book The Crippling.

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New Mystery and Thriller Books to Read | July 23

Hold on to the edge of your seat as we hunt for clues and solve the case with these exciting new mystery and thriller books for the week! There are so many bestselling authors with new novels for you to dive into this week including Jane Hinchey, Christopher Coleman, David Baldacci, Laura Lippman, and many more. Enjoy your new mystery, thriller, and suspense novels. Happy reading!



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New Mystery and Thriller Books to Read | July 16

Hold on to the edge of your seat as we hunt for clues and solve the case with these exciting new mystery and thriller books for the week! There are so many bestselling authors with new novels for you to dive into this week including Mark Reps, Elizabeth Buhmann, Lawrence J. Epstein, Daniel Silva, and many more. Enjoy your new mystery, thriller, and suspense novels. Happy reading!



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Interview with Lawrence J. Epstein, author of The Hunted Girl

What can you tell us about your new release, The Hunted Girl?

Although The Hunted Girl is in a series, all the books in that series can stand alone. No knowledge of the previous books is needed. This book is about a little girl who sees her parents shot. She also sees the killer. Or does she? Political fixer Danny Ryle is out to help people who need it. He is determined to save this hunted girl. There is also a story about a woman who saw a man once, on a train, thirty years earlier. Now she has won a lottery and wants to find that man. Danny must also cope with a very unwelcome visitor who knows Danny’s wife.

What books are currently on your night stand?

I’m reading a lot of books about writing now and, of course, some mysteries. I’m saddened that it is difficult for me to read contemporary mysteries. I’m worried that I’ll copy their style. But I’m re-reading On Writing Well by William Zinsser and several books about writing mysteries.

What advice would you give your teenage self?

I was a very active reader as a teenager, so I wouldn’t change that. I’d tell my self to have some confidence, not to be afraid to fail, and to write, write, write. I wish my teenage self had volunteered to work on a local paper.

If you had an extra hour each day, how would you spend it?

Re-writing. I never have enough time to rewrite. I’m a believer in the old truth that writers don’t know how to write until they know how to rewrite.

What makes your world go round? Why does it bring you joy?

This is an easy question for me. My family makes my world go around. My wife Sharon and I have been married for 46 years and have four children and five grandchildren.I love telling stories to those grandchildren. Besides them, I think about my writing.

What scene in The Hunted Girl was your favorite to write?

The first scene was my favorite. That’s because I had to introduce the little girl Jennifer, explain her situation and establish an interesting bond between Jennifer and Danny Ryle, the protagonist. I should add that I enjoy almost every scene I write. I figure if I don’t enjoy them, neither will my readers.

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