What’s coming in early 2018? Our library staff members often read prepublication copies - “galley” copies sent to reviewers to help generate early buzz - and we’ve got some suggestions for the forthcoming books we’re most looking forward to.
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen (January 9)
Don’t bother thinking that you have this book all figured out as you read it, because you won’t figure it out. The ending has a surprising plot twist and you have to connect the dots to get there. (Look for a full-length review coming soon to this blog!)
Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty (January 14)
“Yvonne Carmichael sits in the witness box. The charge is murder.” What happens when you make one rash choice that leads to an out-of-control spiral?
Need to Know by Karen Cleveland (January 23)
A CIA spy tale turns into domestic drama. It’s already been optioned for a movie, so expect lots of buzz!
The Mitford Murders by Jessica Fellowes (January 23)
A household servant in a 1919 English manor becomes a sleuth in this starter to a new mystery series.
The Wife by Alafair Burke (January 23)
Well, that will teach me to think that a story has a ho-hum ending before I get to the very end! An intricate story with great characters.
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory (January 30)
Girl meets boy in an elevator, they get stuck, and before they get out, he has convinced her to be his plus one at his ex's wedding. Starts out a little on the fluff romance side, but does crossover into solid fiction.
The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard (February 6)
A riveting novel of the everyday women who worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II.
As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner (February 6)
Are we predestined in our familial relationships or do we have any control over them? A good pick for a book club discussion.
Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella (February 13)
Classic Sophie Kinsella - comical at times and rather bleak at others. Of course, all wraps up nicely at the end and ends well.