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Curious about what books will be released in the months ahead so you can pre-order or reserve them? Then click on the months below.

Please note we have not included every book that is coming out, but rather some that caught our eye --- and that we thought should catch yours as well.

January 2019

Hardcover

The Girl at the Border by Leslie Archer - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Lake Union Publishing | 9781503904774 | Published January 1, 2019

Renowned archaeologist Richard Mathis is half a world away on the island of Crete when he learns that his daughter, Bella, has gone missing. Within 20 minutes, he’s on his way back to the States. Two days later, he’s dead. Richard’s young assistant, Angela Chase, is devastated by the loss of the man who had become both mentor and friend, and she’s determined to find the missing girl, who seems to have made dangerous connections --- and whose lonely childhood so resembles Angela’s own. Born Laurel Springfield, Angela now spends her days digging up the origins of a lost civilization while struggling to keep her own past buried. But will the search for Bella expose Angela’s carefully disguised identity --- and will she find Bella before she’s lost forever?

The Similars by Rebecca Hanover - Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492665106 | Published January 1, 2019

This fall, six new students are joining the junior class at the elite Darkwood Academy. But they aren't your regular over-achieving teens...they're clones of Darkwood students. The Similars are all anyone can talk about, but Emmaline couldn't care less. Her best friend, Oliver, died over the summer and it's all she can do to get through each day without him. Then she comes face-to-heartbreaking-face with Levi --- Oliver's exact DNA copy and one of the Similars. Emma wants nothing to do with the Similars, except she can't escape the dark truths about the clones or her prestigious school. No one can be trusted...not even the boy she is falling for with Oliver's face.

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Press | 9781250133731 | Published January 8, 2019

When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money and leave. But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive, and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she’s thinking…and what she’s hiding. As Jess’ paranoia grows, it becomes clear that she can no longer trust what in her life is real, and what is one of Dr. Shields’ manipulative experiments. Caught in a web of deceit and jealousy, Jess quickly learns that some obsessions can be deadly.

Freefall by Jessica Barry - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Harper | 9780062874832 | Published January 8, 2019

When her fiancé’s private plane crashes in the Colorado Rockies, Allison Carpenter miraculously survives. But the fight for her life is just beginning. Allison has been living with a terrible secret, a shocking truth that powerful men will kill to keep buried. In the small community of Owl Creek, Maine, Maggie Carpenter learns that her only child is presumed dead. She, too, harbors a shameful secret: she hasn’t communicated with her daughter in two years, since a family tragedy drove Allison away. Maggie doesn’t know anything about her daughter’s life now --- not even that she was engaged to wealthy pharmaceutical CEO Ben Gardner. As Allison struggles across the treacherous mountain wilderness, Maggie embarks on a desperate search for answers.

Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss - Fiction

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 9780374161927 | Published January 8, 2019

In the north of England, far from the intrusions of cities but not far from civilization, Silvie and her family are living as if they are ancient Britons, surviving by the tools and knowledge of the Iron Age. For two weeks, the length of her father’s vacation, they join an anthropology course set to reenact life in simpler times. Mixing with the students, Silvie begins to see, hear and imagine another kind of life, one that might include going to university, traveling beyond England, choosing her own clothes and food, and speaking her mind. The ancient Britons built ghost walls to ward off enemy invaders. When the group builds one of their own, they find a spiritual connection to the past. What comes next but human sacrifice?

Invisible by Andrew Grant - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Ballantine Books | 9780525619598 | Published January 8, 2019

As a young man, Paul McGrath rebelled against his pacifist father by becoming a standout Army recruit and the star of his military intelligence unit. But lingering regrets about their relationship make him return home, only to find his father dead, seemingly murdered. When the case ends in a mistrial, something doesn’t smell right to McGrath. So he puts his arsenal of skills to work to find out just how corrupt the legal system is. And to keep digging, he gets a job at the courthouse as a janitor. While McGrath knows that nothing he discovers can undo his past wrongs or save his father, he finds his new calling brings him something else: the chance to right current wrongs and save others --- that is, if the powerful and corrupt don’t kill him first.

Scrublands by Chris Hammer - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Touchstone | 9781501196744 | Published January 8, 2019

In Riversend, an isolated rural community afflicted by an endless drought, a young priest kills five parishioners before being taken down himself. A year later, journalist Martin Scarsden arrives in Riversend. His assignment is simple: describe how the townspeople are coping as the anniversary of their tragedy approaches. But as Martin meets the locals and hears their version of events, he begins to realize that the accepted wisdom --- that the priest was a pedophile whose imminent exposure was the catalyst for the shooting --- may be wrong. Then the bodies of two German backpackers --- missing since the time of the church shootings --- are discovered. As the media flocks to the scene, Martin finds himself thrown into a whole new mystery.

Slayer by Kiersten White - Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Paranormal, Paranormal Mystery, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction

Simon Pulse | 9781534404953 | Published January 8, 2019

It’s hard to be normal when you grow up at the Watcher’s Academy. Here teens are trained as guides for Slayers --- girls gifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness. But Nina has never embraced the violent Watcher lifestyle. Instead she follows her instincts to heal, carving out a place for herself as the school medic. Until Nina becomes the newest Chosen One --- and the last Slayer, ever. Period. As Nina hones her skills with her Watcher-in-training, Leo, there’s plenty to keep her occupied… But it’s not until bodies start turning up that Nina’s new powers will truly be tested --- because someone she loves might be next. One thing is clear: Being Chosen is easy. Making choices is hard.

Sugar Run by Mesha Maren - Fiction

Algonquin Books | 9781616206215 | Published January 8, 2019

In 1989, Jodi McCarty is 17 years old when she’s sentenced to life in prison. When she’s released 18 years later, she finds herself at a Greyhound bus stop, reeling from the shock of unexpected freedom but determined to chart a better course for herself. Not yet able to return to her lost home in the Appalachian Mountains, she heads south in search of someone she left behind, as a way of finally making amends. There, she meets and falls in love with Miranda, a troubled young mother living in a motel room with her children. Together they head toward what they hope will be a fresh start. But what do you do with your past --- and with a town and a family that refuses to forget, or to change?

The Burglar by Thomas Perry - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Mysterious Press | 9780802129000 | Published January 8, 2019

Elle Stowell is a young woman with an unconventional profession: burglary. But Elle is no petty thief --- with just the right combination of smarts, looks and skills, she can easily stroll through ritzy Bel Air neighborhoods and pick out the perfect home for plucking the most valuable items. But after stumbling upon a grisly triple homicide while stealing from the home of a wealthy art dealer, Elle discovers that she is no longer the only one sneaking around. Somebody is searching for her. As Elle realizes that her knowledge of the high-profile murder has made her a target, she races to solve the case before becoming the next casualty.

The Girl King by Mimi Yu - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Young Adult 13+

Bloomsbury YA | 9781681198897 | Published January 8, 2019

Sisters Lu and Min have always known their places as the princesses of the Empire of the First Flame: Lu will become the dynasty's first female ruler, while Min will lead a quiet life in Lu's shadow. Until their father names their male cousin Set his heir instead. Lu has no choice but to go on the run, leaving Min to face the volatile court alone. Lu soon crosses paths with Nokhai, a survivor of the Ashina, a clan of wolf shapeshifters. Nok never learned to shift, but working with the princess might be the only way to unlock his power. As Lu and Nok form an alliance, Min's own hidden power awakens, a forbidden, deadly magic that could secure Set's reign...or win her the throne instead.

The New Iberia Blues: A Dave Robicheaux Novel by James Lee Burke - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Simon & Schuster | 9781501176876 | Published January 8, 2019

Detective Dave Robicheaux has discovered the body of a young woman who’s been crucified, wearing only a small chain on her ankle. She disappeared near director Desmond Cormier’s Cyrpemort Point estate, and Robicheaux is looking for answers. Neither Cormier nor his enigmatic actor friend Antoine Butterworth is saying much, but Robicheaux knows better. As always, Clete Purcel and Davie’s daughter, Alafair, have Robicheaux’s back. Clete witnesses the escape of Texas inmate Hugo Tillinger, who may hold the key to Robicheaux’s case. As they wade further into the investigation, they end up in the crosshairs of the mob, the deranged Chester Wimple, and the dark ghosts Robicheaux has been running from for years.

The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

Sourcebooks Landmark | 9781492666868 | Published January 8, 2019

Hedy Kiesler is lucky. Her beauty leads to a starring role in a controversial film and marriage to a powerful Austrian arms dealer, allowing her to evade Nazi persecution despite her Jewish heritage. But Hedy is also intelligent. At lavish Vienna dinner parties, she overhears the Third Reich's plans. One night in 1937, desperate to escape her controlling husband and the rise of the Nazis, she disguises herself and flees her husband's castle. She lands in Hollywood, where she becomes Hedy Lamarr, screen star. But Hedy is keeping a secret even more shocking than her Jewish heritage: she is a scientist. She has an idea that might help the country and that might ease her guilt for escaping alone --- if anyone will listen to her.

The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780735210752 | Published January 8, 2019

The year is 1921, and "Nobody" Alice James is on a cross-country train, carrying a bullet wound and fleeing for her life following an illicit drug and liquor deal gone horribly wrong. Desperate to get as far away as possible from New York City and those who want her dead, she has her sights set on Oregon. She befriends Max, a black Pullman porter who leads her to the Paragon Hotel upon arrival in Portland, the only all-black hotel in the city. The Ku Klux Klan has arrived in fearful numbers --- burning crosses, inciting violence, electing officials and brutalizing blacks. And only Alice, along with her new "family" of Paragon residents, are willing to search for a missing mulatto child who has mysteriously vanished into the Oregon woods.

The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh - Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction

Doubleday | 9780385543873 | Published January 8, 2019

King has tenderly staked out a territory for his wife and three daughters. He has lain the barbed wire, anchored the buoys in the water, and marked out a clear message: Do not enter. Or viewed from another angle: Not safe to leave. Here women are protected from the chaos and violence of men on the mainland. The cult-like rituals and therapies they endure fortify them from the spreading toxicity of a degrading world. But when their father disappears, they retreat further inward until the day two men and a boy wash ashore. Over the span of one blistering hot week, a psychological cat-and-mouse game plays out. Sexual tensions and sibling rivalries flare as the sisters confront the amorphous threat the strangers represent. Can they survive the men?

The Wicked King by Holly Black - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316310352 | Published January 8, 2019

After the revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe, so she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished. When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.

The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Del Rey | 9781101885994 | Published January 8, 2019

Moscow has been struck by disaster. Its people are searching for answers --- and for someone to blame. Vasilisa Petrovna finds herself alone, beset on all sides. The Grand Prince is in a rage, choosing allies that will lead him on a path to war and ruin. A wicked demon returns, stronger than ever and determined to spread chaos. Caught at the center of the conflict is Vasya, who finds the fate of two worlds resting on her shoulders. Her destiny uncertain, Vasya will uncover surprising truths about herself and her history as she desperately tries to save Russia, the winter-king Morozko and the magical world she treasures. But she may not be able to save them all.

Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Delacorte Press | 9781524714727 | Published January 8, 2019

Ellery's never been to Echo Ridge, but she knows her aunt went missing there at age 17. And only five years ago, a homecoming queen put the town on the map when she was killed. Now Ellery has to move there to live with a grandmother she barely knows. Before school even begins for Ellery, someone has declared open season on homecoming, promising to make it as dangerous as it was five years ago. Then, almost as if to prove it, another girl goes missing. Ellery, who has secrets of her own, soon learns that in Echo Ridge, it's safest to keep your secrets to yourself.

Liar Liar by James Patterson and Candice Fox - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316418249 | Published January 14, 2019

Detective Harriet Blue is a very good cop…gone very bad. In the space of a week, she has committed theft and fraud, resisted arrest, assaulted a police officer, and is considered a dangerous fugitive from the law. It's all because of one man, Regan Banks. He viciously killed the only person in the world who matters to Harriet --- and he plans to kill her next. As she recklessly speeds toward the dark side --- and finally crosses it --- Harriet won't stop until Regan pays for the many lives he has taken.

Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro - Memoir, Nonfiction

Knopf | 9781524732714 | Published January 15, 2019

In the spring of 2016, through a genealogy website to which she had whimsically submitted her DNA for analysis, Dani Shapiro received the stunning news that her father was not her biological father. INHERITANCE is a book about secrets --- secrets within families, kept out of shame or self-protectiveness; secrets we keep from one another in the name of love. It is the story of a woman's urgent quest to unlock the story of her own identity, a story that has been scrupulously hidden from her for more than 50 years. It is a book about the extraordinary moment we live in --- a moment in which science and technology have outpaced not only medical ethics but also the capacities of the human heart to contend with the consequences of what we discover.

No Exit by Taylor Adams - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062875655 | Published January 15, 2019

On her way to Utah to see her dying mother, college student Darby Thorne gets caught in a fierce blizzard in the mountains of Colorado. With the roads impassable, she’s forced to wait out the storm at a remote highway rest stop. Inside are some vending machines, a coffee maker and four complete strangers. Desperate to find a signal to call home, Darby goes back out into the storm and makes a horrifying discovery. In the back of the van parked next to her car, a little girl is locked in an animal crate. Who is the child? Why has she been taken? And how can Darby save her? There is no cell phone reception, no telephone and no way out. One of her fellow travelers is a kidnapper. But which one?

The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker - Fiction

Random House | 9780812994162 | Published January 15, 2019

One night in an isolated college town, a first-year student stumbles into her dorm room, falls asleep --- and doesn’t wake up. Her roommate, Mei, cannot rouse her. Neither can the paramedics, nor the perplexed doctors at the hospital. When a second girl falls asleep, and then a third, Mei finds herself thrust together with an eccentric classmate as panic takes hold of the college and spreads to the town. A young couple tries to protect their newborn baby as the once-quiet streets descend into chaos. Two sisters turn to each other for comfort as their survivalist father prepares for disaster. Those affected by the illness are displaying unusual levels of brain activity, higher than has ever been recorded before. They are dreaming heightened dreams --- but of what?

The Elephant in the Room: One Fat Man's Quest to Get Smaller in a Growing America by Tommy Tomlinson - Memoir, Nonfiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781501111617 | Published January 15, 2019

When he was almost 50 years old, Tommy Tomlinson weighed 460 pounds, at risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Raised in a family that loved food, he had been aware of the problem for years, seeing doctors and trying diets from the time he was a preteen. But nothing worked, and every time he tried to make a change, it didn’t go the way he planned --- in fact, he wasn’t sure that he really wanted to change. He was only one of millions of Americans struggling with weight, body image and a relationship with food that puts them at major risk. THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM is Tomlinson’s chronicle of meeting those people, taking the first steps towards health, and trying to understand how, as a nation, we got to this point.

You Know You Want This: "Cat Person" and Other Stories by Kristen Roupenian - Fiction, Short Stories

Gallery/Scout Press | 9781982101633 | Published January 15, 2019

Kristen Roupenian's highly anticipated debut short story collection explores the ways in which women are horrifying as much as it captures the horrors that are done to them. Among its pages are a couple who becomes obsessed with their friend hearing them have sex, then seeing them have sex…until they can’t have sex without him; a 10-year-old whose birthday party takes a sinister turn when she wishes for “something mean”; a woman who finds a book of spells half hidden at the library and summons her heart’s desire --- a nameless, naked man; and a self-proclaimed “biter” who dreams of sneaking up behind and sinking her teeth into a green-eyed, long-haired, pink-cheeked coworker.

Paperback

Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp - Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492668077 | Published January 1, 2019

Best friends Corey and Kyra were inseparable in their snow-covered town of Lost Creek, Alaska. When Corey moves away, she makes Kyra promise to stay strong during the long, dark winter, and wait for her return. Just days before Corey is to return home to visit, Kyra dies. Corey is devastated --- and confused. The entire Lost community speaks in hushed tones about the town's lost daughter, saying her death was meant to be. Corey knows something is wrong, but piecing together the truth about what happened to her best friend may prove as difficult as lighting the sky in an Alaskan winter....