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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.

August 2018

Hardcover

#MurderTrending by Gretchen McNeil - Dystopian, Fiction, Horror, Humor, Suspense, Thriller

Freeform | 9781368010023 | Published August 7, 2018

Welcome to the near future, where good and honest citizens can enjoy watching the executions of society's most infamous convicted felons, streaming live on The Postman app from the suburbanized prison island Alcatraz 2.0. When 17-year-old Dee Guerrera wakes up in a haze, she realizes she's about to be the next victim of the app. Knowing hardened criminals are getting a taste of their own medicine in this place is one thing, but Dee refuses to roll over and die for a heinous crime she didn't commit. Can Dee and her newly formed posse prove she's innocent before she ends up wrongfully murdered for the world to see? Or will The Postman's cast of executioners kill them off one by one?

An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Pamela Dorman Books | 9780525557623 | Published August 7, 2018

It's winter in the Catskills, and Mitchell's Inn, nestled deep in the woods, is the perfect setting for a relaxing weekend away. So when the weather takes a turn for the worse, and a blizzard cuts off the electricity --- and all contact with the outside world --- the guests settle in for the long haul. Soon, though, one of the guests turns up dead --- it looks like an accident. But when a second guest dies, they start to panic. Within the snowed-in paradise, something --- or someone --- is picking off the guests one by one. And there's nothing they can do but hunker down and hope they can survive the storm.

Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach - Fiction, Horror, Suspense, Thriller

Doubleday | 9780385542920 | Published August 7, 2018

Eric disappeared when he was three years old. Ben looked away for only a second at the grocery store, but that was all it took. His brother was gone. Five years later, Ben still looks for Eric. Now 20 and desperate for work, he takes a night stock job at the only place that will have him: the store that blinked Eric out of existence. He can feel that there's something wrong there. With the people. With his boss. With the graffitied baler that shudders and moans and beckons. There's something wrong with the air itself. He knows he's in the right place now. That the store has much to tell him. So he keeps searching, but misses the most important message of all: That he should have stopped looking.

Bibliomysteries: Volume Two: Stories of Crime in the World of Books and Bookstores edited by Otto Penzler - Anthology, Fiction, Mystery, Short Stories

Pegasus Books | 9781681777849 | Published August 7, 2018

If you like mysteries and you like books, what could be better than combining both worlds, with mysteries set against a background involving books? This collection of crime for bibliophiles includes stories about rare books, bookshops, libraries, manuscripts, magical books, collectors --- in short, the wonderful universe that makes this precious object we all love so important and priceless. Whether your taste is for the traditional mystery, something a little more hard-boiled, or the bizarre and humorous tale, you will find exactly your cup of tea in this collection of 15 stories by the most distinguished mystery writers working today.

Finding Yvonne by Brandy Colbert - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316349055 | Published August 7, 2018

Since she was seven years old, Yvonne has had her trusted violin to keep her company, especially in those lonely days after her mother walked out on their family. But with graduation just around the corner, she is forced to face the hard truth that she just might not be good enough to attend a conservatory after high school. Full of doubt about her future, Yvonne meets a street musician and fellow violinist who understands her struggle. He's mysterious, charming and different from Warren, the familiar and reliable boy who has her heart. But when Yvonne becomes unexpectedly pregnant, she has to make the most difficult decision yet about her future.

If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana Kim - Fiction

William Morrow | 9780062645173 | Published August 7, 2018

When the communist-backed army from the north invades her home, 16-year-old Haemi Lee, along with her widowed mother and ailing brother, is forced to flee to a refugee camp along the coast. For a few hours each night, she escapes her family’s makeshift home and tragic circumstances with her childhood friend, Kyunghwan. Focused on finishing school, Kyunghwan doesn’t realize that his older and wealthier cousin, Jisoo, has his sights set on the beautiful and spirited Haemi --- and is determined to marry her before joining the fight. But as Haemi becomes a wife and then a mother, her decision to forsake the boy she always loved for the security of her family sets off a dramatic saga that will have profound effects for generations to come.

Open Me by Lisa Locascio - Fiction

Grove Press | 9780802128072 | Published August 7, 2018

Roxana Olsen has always dreamed of going to Paris, and after high school graduation finally plans to travel there on a study abroad program. But a logistical mix-up brings Roxana to Copenhagen instead, where she is picked up at the airport by Søren, a 28-year-old guide who is meant to be her steward. Instantly drawn to one another, Roxana and Søren’s relationship turns romantic, and when he asks Roxana to accompany him to a small coastal town for the rest of the summer, she doesn’t hesitate to accept. But as their relationship deepens, Søren’s temperament darkens, and Roxana finds herself increasingly drawn to a local outsider, Zlatan, whom she learns is a Muslim refugee from the Bosnian War.

Our House by Louise Candlish - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Berkley | 9780451489111 | Published August 7, 2018

When Fiona Lawson comes home to find strangers moving into her house, she's sure there's been a mistake. She and her estranged husband, Bram, have a modern co-parenting arrangement: bird's nest custody, where each parent spends a few nights a week with their two sons at the prized family home to maintain stability for their children. But the system built to protect their family ends up putting them in terrible jeopardy. In a domino effect of crimes and misdemeanors, the nest comes tumbling down. Now Bram has disappeared and so have Fiona's children. As events spiral well beyond her control, Fiona will discover just how many lies her husband was weaving and how little they truly knew each other.

Read Me by Leo Benedictus - Fiction, Literary

Twelve | 9781538711477 | Published August 7, 2018

READ ME is a seductive, haunting novel that holds a sinister mirror up to the ways in which we observe, judge and influence people. Benedictus' prose commands and draws readers into the dark, manipulative mind of a serial stalker as he targets women across London, escalating his efforts until he settles on Frances --- a bright young professional whose career is set to take off --- whose life he proceeds to unravel from the inside, out.

Tailspin by Sandra Brown - Fiction, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781455572168 | Published August 7, 2018

Rye Mallett, a fearless "freight dog" pilot, is asked to fly into a completely fogbound northern Georgia town and deliver a mysterious black box to a Dr. Lambert. As Rye's plane nears the isolated landing strip, more trouble than inclement weather awaits him. He is greeted first by a sabotage attempt on his plane that causes him to crash land, and then by Dr. Brynn O'Neal, who claims she was sent for the box in Dr. Lambert's stead. Despite Rye's "no-involvement" policy when it comes to other people's problems, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to the intrigue surrounding his cargo…and to the mysterious and alluring Brynn. Soon Rye and Brynn are in a treacherous 48-hour race to deliver the box before time runs out.

The Bouncer by David Gordon - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Mysterious Press | 9780802128003 | Published August 7, 2018

Joe Brody is a strip club bouncer who has a highly classified military history and whose best friend from Catholic school is head mafioso Gio Caprisi. FBI agent Donna Zamora is a single mother stuck at a desk manning the hotline. Their storylines intersect over a tip from a cokehead that leads to a crackdown on Gio’s strip joint in Queens and Joe’s arrest. Outside the jailhouse, the Fed and the bouncer lock eyes, as Gordon launches them both headlong into a nonstop plot that goes from back-road gun show intervention to high-stakes perfume heist and manages to touch everyone from the CIA to the Flushing Triads. Beneath it all lurks a sinister criminal mastermind whose manipulations could cause chaos on a massively violent scale.

The Bucket List by Georgia Clark - Fiction

Atria/Emily Bestler Books | 9781501173028 | Published August 7, 2018

Twenty-five-year-old Lacey Whitman is blindsided when she’s diagnosed with the BCRA1 gene mutation: the “breast cancer” gene. Her high hereditary risk forces a decision: increased surveillance or the more radical step of a preventative double mastectomy. Small-town Lacey is not so in touch with her sexuality: she doesn’t want to sacrifice her breasts before she’s had the chance to give them their heyday. To help her make her choice, she (and her friends) creates a “boob bucket list”: everything she wants do with and for her boobs before a possible surgery. This kicks off a year of sensual exploration and sexual entertainment for the quick-witted Lacey Whitman.

The Drama Teacher by Koren Zailckas - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Crown | 9780553448092 | Published August 7, 2018

Gracie Mueller is a proud mother of two and a devoted wife. Her life is complicated by the usual tedium and stressors, and she’s settled down comfortably enough. But when her husband’s failing career as a real estate agent makes finances tight, their home goes into foreclosure, and Gracie feels she has no choice but to return to the creatively illegal and high-stakes lifestyle of her past in order to keep all that she’s worked so hard to have. Gracie has a lot to hide about where she’s from, who she is and who she’s been. And when things inevitably begin to spin out of her control, more questions about the truth of her past are raised, including all the ones she never meant to --- or even knew to --- ask.

The Third Hotel by Laura van den Berg - Fiction, Mystery

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 9780374168353 | Published August 7, 2018

Shortly after Clare arrives in Havana, Cuba, to attend the annual Festival of New Latin American Cinema, she finds her husband, Richard, standing outside a museum. He’s wearing a white linen suit she’s never seen before, and he’s supposed to be dead. Grief-stricken and baffled, Clare tails Richard, a horror film scholar, through the newly tourist-filled streets of Havana, clocking his every move. As the distinction between reality and fantasy blurs, Clare finds grounding in memories of her childhood in Florida and of her marriage to Richard, revealing her role in his death and reappearance along the way.

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch - Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Balzer + Bray | 9780062471505 | Published August 7, 2018

Five years ago, Adeluna helped the magic-rich island of Grace Loray overthrow its oppressor, Agrid, a country ruled by religion. When an Argridian delegate vanishes during peace talks, Argrid demands brutal justice, but Lu suspects something dangerous is at work. An expert navigator named Devereux agrees to help Lu find the Argridian, but the truth they uncover could be deadlier than any war. Meanwhile, Benat, the crown prince of Argrid, has been tasked with reversing Argrid’s fear of magic, Ben has to decide if one prince can change a devout country --- or if he’s building his own pyre. As conspiracies arise, Lu, Vex and Ben will have to decide who they really are...and what they are willing to become for peace.

This Story Is a Lie by Tom Pollock - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Soho Teen | 9781616959111 | Published August 7, 2018

Seventeen-year-old Peter Blankman is a math genius. He also suffers from devastating panic attacks. Pete gets through each day with the help of his mother --- a famous scientist --- and his beloved twin sister, Bel. But when his mom is nearly assassinated in front of his eyes and Bel disappears, Pete finds himself on the run. Dragged into a world where state and family secrets intertwine, Pete must use his extraordinary analytical skills to find his missing sister and track down the people who attacked his mother. But his greatest battle will be with the enemy inside: the constant terror that threatens to overwhelm him.

Texas Ranger by James Patterson and Andrew Bourelle - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Western

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316556668 | Published August 13, 2018

Across the ranchlands and cities of his home state, Rory Yates' discipline and law-enforcement skills have carried him far: from local highway patrolman to the honorable rank of Texas Ranger. He arrives in his hometown to find a horrifying crime scene and a scathing accusation: he is named a suspect in the murder of his ex-wife, Anne, a devoted teacher whose only controversial act was ending her marriage to a Ranger. In search of the killer, Yates plunges into the inferno of the most twisted and violent minds he's ever encountered, vowing to never surrender. That code just might bring him out alive.

Feared by Lisa Scottoline - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Press | 9781250099594 | Published August 14, 2018

When three men announce that they are suing the Rosato & DiNunzio law firm for reverse sex discrimination --- claiming that they were not hired because they were men --- Mary DiNunzio and Bennie Rosato are outraged. To make matters worse, their one male employee, John Foxman, intends to resign, claiming that there is some truth to this case. The plaintiffs’ lawyer is Nick Machiavelli, who already has lost to Mary once and is now back with a vengeance --- determined not only to win, but to destroy the firm. It soon becomes clear that Machiavelli will do anything in his power to achieve his end…even after the case turns deadly.

Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America written and edited by Amy Reed, and others - Anthology, Essays, Nonfiction, Prejudice , Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Simon Pulse | 978-1534408999 | Published August 14, 2018

From Amy Reed, Ellen Hopkins, Amber Smith, Sandhya Menon and more of your favorite YA authors comes an anthology of essays that explore the diverse experiences of injustice, empowerment and growing up female in America. This collection of 21 essays from major YA authors --- including award-winning and bestselling writers --- touches on a powerful range of topics related to growing up female in today’s America, and the intersection with race, religion and ethnicity. Sure to inspire hope and solidarity to anyone who reads it, this anthology belongs on every young woman’s shelf.

Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear - Fiction, Mystery

Harper | 9780062823199 | Published August 14, 2018

Cat Kinsella, a Detective Constable with the Metropolitan Police Force, is called to the scene of a murder, where young housewife Alice Lapaine has been found strangled. Cat and her team immediately suspect Alice’s husband, until she receives a mysterious phone call that links the victim to Maryanne Doyle, a teenage girl who went missing in Ireland 18 years earlier. The call raises uneasy memories for Cat --- her family met Maryanne while on holiday, right before she vanished. Though she was only a child, Cat knew that her father wasn’t telling the truth when he denied knowing anything about Maryanne or her disappearance. Did he do something to the teenage girl all those years ago? Could he have harmed Alice now?

The Breakers: A Sharon McCone Mystery by Marcia Muller - Fiction, Mystery

Grand Central Publishing | 9781455538935 | Published August 14, 2018

On a foggy summer morning, private investigator Sharon McCone receives a call from her former neighbors, the Curleys. Their usually dependable daughter, Chelle, hasn't been answering their calls for weeks. Would Sharon check on her? Sharon arranges to visit the building Chelle had been living in and rehabbing in southwest San Francisco. Lurking behind a divider screen is a ghastly art gallery: portraits and caricatures of mass murderers, long ago and recent. What, an alarmed Sharon wonders, was Chelle doing in this chamber of horrors? And where is she now?

The Line That Held Us by David Joy - Fiction

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780399574221 | Published August 14, 2018

When Darl Moody went hunting after a monster buck he's chased for years, he never expected he'd accidentally shoot a man digging ginseng. Worse yet, he's killed a Brewer, a family notorious for vengeance and violence. With nowhere to turn, Darl calls on the help of the only man he knows will answer: his best friend, Calvin Hooper. But when Dwayne Brewer comes looking for his missing brother and stumbles onto a blood trail leading straight back to Darl and Calvin, a nightmare of revenge rips apart their world.

Desolation Mountain by William Kent Krueger - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Atria Books | 9781501147463 | Published August 21, 2018

A private plane has crashed on Desolation Mountain in a remote part of the Iron Lake Reservation, which kills a United States senator and most of her family. Cork O’Connor is joined by his son, Stephen, and a few Ojibwe men to sift through the smoldering wreckage when the FBI arrives and quickly assumes control of the situation. As he initiates his own probe, Cork stumbles upon a familiar face in Bo Thorson, a private security consultant whose unnamed clients have hired him to quietly look into the cause of the crash. The men agree to join forces in their investigation, but soon Cork begins to wonder if Thorson’s loyalties lie elsewhere.

Vox by Christina Dalcher - Dystopian, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Berkley | 9780440000785 | Published August 21, 2018

On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed more than 100 words per day, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial. This can't happen here. Not in America. Not to her. Soon women are not permitted to hold jobs. Girls are not taught to read or write. Females no longer have a voice. Before, the average person spoke 16,000 words each day, but now women have only 100 to make themselves heard. For herself, her daughter and every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice.

Polka Dot Parade: A Book About Bill Cunningham by Deborah Blumenthal and Masha D'yans - Art, Biography, Children's, Children's 4-8, Picture

little bee books | 9781499806649 | Published August 28, 2018

This is a moving and impassioned picture book about the iconic fashion photographer Bill Cunningham that will inspire young readers to go discover their own ideas of beauty and embolden the world with their own creativity!