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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.

April 2019

Paperback

Night-Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense by Joyce Carol Oates - Fiction, Mystery, Short Stories, Suspense, Thriller

Mysterious Press | 9780802129666 | Published April 2, 2019

Joyce Carol Oates’ latest fiction collection opens with a woman, naked except for her high-heeled shoes, seated in front of the window in an apartment she cannot afford on her own. In this exquisitely tense narrative reimagining of Edward Hopper’s Eleven A.M., 1926, the reader enters the minds of both the woman and her married lover, each consumed by alternating thoughts of disgust and arousal, as he rushes --- amorously, murderously --- to her door. NIGHT-GAUNTS AND OTHER TALES OF SUSPENSE stands at the crossroads of sex, violence and longing --- and asks us to interrogate the intersection of these impulses within ourselves.

One Dark Throne (Three Dark Crowns) by Kendare Blake - Family Life, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

HarperTeen | 9780062385475 | Published April 2, 2019

Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favor without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, once thought to be the strongest sister of all and the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks like never before --- ones that put those around her in danger she can’t seem to prevent.

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Wednesday Books | 9781250168467 | Published April 2, 2019

Raised to be a warrior, 17-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient rivalry against the Riki. But one day she sees the impossible on the battlefield: her brother, who she watched die five years ago. Faced with her his betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, where every neighbor is an enemy. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend, who sees her as a threat. Driven by a love for her clan and her growing love for Fiske, Eelyn must confront her own definition of loyalty and family while daring to put her faith in the people she’s spent her life hating.

The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Simon & Schuster | 9781501153204 | Published April 2, 2019

Brett and Kelly have always toed the line between supportive sisters and bitter rivals. Growing up, Brett was the problem child, in the shadow of the brilliant and beautiful Kelly. In adulthood, all that has changed. Kelly is a struggling single mother, and Brett has skyrocketed to such meteoric success, which has been chronicled on a reality TV show called “Goal Diggers.” When Kelly manipulates herself onto the show and into Brett’s world, Brett is right to be threatened. Kelly, and only Kelly, knows her younger sister's appalling secret, and it could ruin her. Still, when the truth comes out in the explosive final weekend of filming, neither of them ever expected that the season would end in murder.

The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: My Tale of Madness and Recovery by Barbara K. Lipska with Elaine McArdle - Memoir, Nonfiction

Mariner Books | 9781328589279 | Published April 2, 2019

At the height of her career, Barbara Lipska --- a leading expert on the neuroscience of mental illness --- was diagnosed with melanoma that had spread to her brain. Within months, she exhibited dementia- and schizophrenia-like symptoms that terrified her family and coworkers. But miraculously, the immunotherapy her doctors prescribed worked, and Lipska returned to normal. With one difference: she remembered her brush with madness with exquisite clarity. Lipska draws on her extraordinary experience to explain how mental illness, brain injury and age can distort our behavior, personality, cognition and memory. She tells what it is like to experience these changes firsthand. And she reveals what parts of us remain, even when so much else is gone.

The Three Beths by Jeff Abbott - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538761151 | Published April 2, 2019

My mom would never leave me. This has been Mariah Dunning's motto. So when she glimpses her mother --- who's been missing for the past year --- on the other side of a food court, Mariah's conviction becomes stronger than ever. Or is she losing her mind? When Beth Dunning disappeared without a trace, suspicion for her murder immediately fell upon Mariah's father. Until Mariah stumbles upon two other recent disappearances from Lakehaven. And all three women had the same name: Beth. Mariah would give anything to find out what happened to her mother and clear her father's name. But the truth may be more devastating than she could have imagined.

Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781534408975 | Published April 9, 2019

When Penny Lee heads to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer, it’s 79 miles and a zillion light years away from everything she can’t wait to leave behind. Meanwhile, Sam knows that this is the god-awful chapter of his life that will serve as inspiration for when he’s a famous movie director but right this second his checking account and dying laptop are really testing him. When Sam and Penny cross paths it’s a collision of unbearable awkwardness. Still, they swap numbers and stay in touch and soon become digitally inseparable, sharing their deepest anxieties and secret dreams without the humiliating weirdness of having to see each other.

Harry and Meghan: Life, Loss, and Love by Katie Nicholl - Biography, Nonfiction

Hachette Books | 9781602865280 | Published April 9, 2019

From his earliest public appearances as a mischievous redheaded toddler, Prince Harry has captured the hearts of royal enthusiasts around the world, while his marriage to Meghan Markle has only endeared him further. In HARRY AND MEGHAN, Britain's leading expert on the young royals offers an in-depth look at the wayward prince turned national treasure. Katie Nicholl sheds new light on growing up royal, Harry's relationship with his mother, his troubled youth and early adulthood, and how his military service in Afghanistan inspired him to create his legacy, the Invictus Games. She uncovers new information about Harry's past relationships and reveals the true story of his romance with Meghan Markle, the smart and spirited American who captured his heart.

I See London, I See France by Sarah Mlynowski - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Romance, Young Adult 12+

HarperTeen | 9780062397089 | Published April 9, 2019

Nineteen-year-old Sydney has the perfect summer mapped out. She’s spending the next four and a half weeks travelling through Europe with her childhood best friend Leela. But their plans did not include Leela’s cheating ex-boyfriend showing up on the flight to London, falling for the cheating ex-boyfriend’s très hot friend, monitoring her mother’s spiraling mental health via texts or feeling like the rope in a friendship tug of war.

Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles Edited by Jessica Burkhart - Anthology, Mental Health, Nonfiction, Young Adult 13+

Simon Pulse | 9781481494656 | Published April 9, 2019

LIFE INSIDE MY MIND is an anthology of true-life events from writers of this generation, for this generation. These essays tackle everything from neurodiversity to addiction to OCD to PTSD and much more. The goals of this book range from providing home to those who are feeling alone, awareness to those who are witnessing a friend or family member struggle and to open the floodgates to conversation.

Love and Death in the Sunshine State: The Story of a Murder by Cutter Wood - Nonfiction, True Crime

Algonquin Books | 9781616209339 | Published April 9, 2019

When a stolen car is recovered on the Gulf Coast of Florida, it sets off a search for a missing woman, local motel owner Sabine Musil-Buehler. Three men are named persons of interest --- her husband, her boyfriend, and the man who stole the car. Then the motel is set on fire; her boyfriend flees the county; and detectives begin digging on the beach of Anna Maria Island. Author Cutter Wood was a guest at Musil-Buehler’s motel as the search for her gained momentum, and he was drawn steadily deeper into the case. Driven by his own need to understand how a relationship could spin to pieces in such a fatal fashion, he began to talk with many of the people living on Anna Maria, and then with the detectives, and finally with the man presumed to be the murderer.

Matilda by Roald Dahl - Children's, Fiction, Humor, Youth Fiction

Puffin Books | 9781984836205 | Published April 9, 2019

Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a kid-hating terror of a headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it!

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

Berkley | 9780451489135 | Published April 9, 2019

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.

Tin Man by Sarah Winman - Fiction

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780735218765 | Published April 9, 2019

Ellis and Michael are 12-year-old boys when they first become friends, and for a long time it is just the two of them --- cycling the streets of Oxford, teaching themselves how to swim, discovering poetry, and dodging the fists of overbearing fathers. And then one day this closest of friendships grows into something more. But then we fast-forward a decade or so, to find that Ellis is married to Annie, and Michael is nowhere in sight. Which leads to the question: What happened in the years between?

A Question of Belief: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery by Donna Leon - Fiction, Mystery

Grove Press | 9780802129550 | Published April 16, 2019

Before She Was Found by Heather Gudenkauf - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Park Row | 9780778307730 | Published April 16, 2019

For 12-year-old Cora Landry and her friends Violet and Jordyn, it was supposed to be an ordinary sleepover --- movies and Ouija and talking about boys. But when they decide to sneak out to go to the abandoned rail yard on the outskirts of town, little do they know that their innocent games will have dangerous consequences. Later that night, Cora is discovered on the tracks, bloody and clinging to life, her friends nowhere to be found. Soon their small rural town is thrust into a maelstrom. Who would want to hurt a young girl like Cora --- and why? In an investigation that leaves no stone unturned, everyone is a suspect and no one can be trusted --- not even those closest to Cora.

Beyond the Truth: A Hanne Wilhelmsen Novel by Anne Holt - Fiction, Mystery

Scribner | 9781501123467 | Published April 16, 2019

Shortly before Christmas, four people are found shot dead at the home of the Stahlbergs, a wealthy family of shipping merchants notorious for their miserliness and infighting. Three of the victims are members of the family, and the fourth is an outsider, seemingly out of place. As Hanne Wilhelmsen investigates the case alongside her longtime police partner, Billy T., motives for the murders emerge in abundance; each surviving member of the Stahlberg family had good reason to want the victims dead. As she searches for the killer, Hanne will once again risk everything to find out the truth. But this time, will she go too far?

Bluff by Michael Kardos - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Mysterious Press | 9780802129659 | Published April 16, 2019

At 27, magician Natalie Webb is already a has-been. A card-trick prodigy, she took first place at the World of Magic competition at 18 and has never again reached such heights. Shunned by the magic world after a disastrous liaison with an older magician, she now lives alone in a New Jersey apartment. In a desperate ploy for extra cash, she follows up on an old offer to write for a glossy magazine and pitches the editor a seductive topic: the art of cheating at cards. But when Natalie meets the perfect subject for her piece --- a poker cheat who dazzles at sleight of hand --- what begins as a journalistic gamble soon becomes a test of everything she thinks she knows about her talent, and herself.

Cult X written by Fuminori Nakamura, translated by Kalau Almony - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Soho Crime | 9781641290234 | Published April 16, 2019

When Toru Narazaki’s girlfriend, Ryoko Tachibana, disappears, he tries to track her down, despite the warnings of the private detective he’s hired to find her. Ryoko’s past is shrouded in mystery, but the one concrete clue to her whereabouts is a previous address in the heart of Tokyo. She lived in a compound with a group that seems to be a cult led by a charismatic guru with a revisionist Buddhist scheme of life, death and society. Narazaki plunges into the secretive world of the cult, ready to expose himself to any of the guru’s brainwashing tactics if it means he can learn the truth about Ryoko. But the cult isn’t what he expected, and he has no idea of the bubbling violence he is stepping into.

Dreams of Falling by Karen White - Fiction, Mystery, Women's Fiction

Berkley | 9780451488435 | Published April 16, 2019

Nine years ago, a humiliated Larkin Lanier fled Georgetown, South Carolina, knowing she could never go back. But when she finds out that her mother has disappeared, she realizes she has no choice but to return to the place she both loves and dreads --- and to the family and friends who never stopped wishing for her to come home. Ivy, Larkin's mother, is discovered badly injured and unconscious in the burned-out wreckage of her ancestral plantation home. No one knows why Ivy was there, but as Larkin digs for answers, she uncovers secrets kept for nearly 50 years --- whispers of love, sacrifice and betrayal --- that lead back to three girls on the brink of womanhood who found their friendship tested in the most heartbreaking ways.

I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Love & Romance, Mental Health, Young Adult 13+

Penguin Books | 9780425290781 | Published April 16, 2019

Around the time that Freya loses her voice while recording her debut album, Harun is making plans to run away from everyone he has ever loved and Nathaniel is arriving in New York City with a backpack, a desperate plan and nothing left to lose. When a fateful accident draws these three strangers together, their secrets start to unravel as they begin to understand that the way out of their own loss might just lie in help­ing the others out of theirs.

The 13-Minute Murder by James Patterson - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538733035 | Published April 16, 2019

Psychiatrist Randall Beck specializes in PTSD cases --- and his time is limited. Especially when he uncovers a plot to kill a presidential candidate. Molly Rourke's son has been murdered --- and she knows who's responsible. Now she's taking the law into her own hands. He can kill anybody in just minutes --- from the first approach to the clean escape. His skills have served him well, and he has a grand plan: to get out alive and spend his earnings with his beloved wife, Maria. An anonymous client offers Ryan a rich payout to assassinate a target in Harvard Yard. The precision strike starts perfectly, then somehow explodes into a horrifying spectacle. Ryan has to run and Maria goes missing. Now the world's fastest hit man sets out for one last score: Revenge. And every minute counts.

All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Ballantine Books | 9780399178948 | Published April 23, 2019

Nina Browning is living the good life after marrying into Nashville’s elite. Yet sometimes the middle-class small-town girl in Nina wonders if she has strayed from the person she once was. Tom Volpe is a single dad working multiple jobs while struggling to raise his headstrong daughter, Lyla. His road has been lonely, long and hard, but he finally starts to relax after Lyla earns a scholarship to Windsor Academy, Nashville’s most prestigious private school. Then one photograph, snapped in a drunken moment at a party, changes everything. At the heart of the lies and scandal, Tom, Nina and Lyla are forced together --- all questioning their closest relationships, asking themselves who they really are, and searching for the courage to live a life of true meaning.

By Invitation Only by Dorothea Benton Frank - Fiction, Women's Fiction

William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780062390813 | Published April 23, 2019

The Lowcountry of South Carolina is where BY INVITATION ONLY begins at a barbecue engagement party thrown by Diane English Stiftel to celebrate her son’s engagement. The bride’s father, Alejandro Cambria, discovers the limits and possibilities of cell phone range, while the mother of the bride, Susan Kennedy Cambria, learns about moonshine and dangerous liaisons. Soon the novel zooms to Chicago, where the unraveling accelerates. Nearly a thousand miles away from her comfortable, familiar world, Diane is the antithesis of the bright lights and super-sophisticated guests attending her son Fred’s second engagement party.

Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062422682 | Published April 23, 2019

Monday Charles is missing, and only Claudia seems to notice. Claudia and Monday have always been inseparable, so when Monday doesn’t turn up for the first day of school, Claudia’s worried. When she doesn’t show for the second day, or second week, Claudia knows that something is wrong. But Monday’s mother refuses to give Claudia a straight answer, and Monday’s sister April is even less help. As Claudia digs deeper into her friend’s disappearance, she discovers that no one seems to remember the last time they saw Monday. How can a teenage girl just vanish without anyone noticing that she’s gone?