For Your Consideration: February 2017 LibraryReads Titles
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*Nominations are due December 20! Click here for the full list of 2017 deadlines.
A DARKNESS ABSOLUTE by Kelley Armstrong
In the follow-up to Armstrong’s May 2016 LibraryReads pick, CITY OF THE LOST, Rockton town detective Casey Duncan and sheriff’s deputy Will Anders take shelter in a cave during a blizzard and discover a former resident who’s been held captive for over a year. When the bodies of two other women turn up, Casey and her colleagues must find out if it’s an outsider behind the killings or one of Rockton’s own. “Fans are already lining up in droves.” — Library Journal, pre-pub alert
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THE MOTHER’S PROMISE by Sally Hepworth
Hepworth’s THE THINGS WE KEEP was a January 2016 LibraryReads pick and in her new novel, a single mother reaches out to her oncology nurse and social worker to help find a stable situation for her daughter, who suffers from a crippling social anxiety. “Readers should get ready for a good, ugly cry after reading Hepworth’s latest. Part tearjerker, part celebration of mothers, this story tugs at the heartstrings, guaranteeing that readers will smile through the tears.” — Booklist, starred review
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THE CLAIRVOYANTS by Karen Brown
Two starred reviews for this gothic-inflected psychological suspense novel that unmasks the secret desires of a young woman with a mystical gift. “[An] arresting, unsettling, and beautiful tale. Brown enchants and haunts by making the reader question every voice, every truth.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
UNIVERSAL HARVESTER by John Darnielle
Life in a small Iowa town takes a dark turn when mysterious footage begins appearing on VHS cassettes at the local Video Hut. “Darnielle’s masterfully disturbing follow-up to the National Book Award–nominated WOLF IN WHITE VAN reads like several Twilight Zone scripts cut together by a poet.” — Booklist, starred review
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WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW by Joann Chaney
A series of murders brings Denver to its knees in this wonderfully dark and original debut. Detective Paul Hoskins and his partner dug up 33 bodies in a crawl space belonging to Jacky Seever, a beloved pillar of the community and a successful businessman. Sammie Peterson was the lead reporter on the case, making front page news every day. Seven years later, Hoskins has been banished to cold cases and Sammie is selling make-up at the mall. But when a series of new murders connected to Seever occur, Hoskins and Sammie realize this may be their chance to get their lives back, even if it means forfeiting their humanity in the process. “…a thrilling read in the tradition of Jeffery Deaver’s THE BONE COLLECTOR…”
UNDER THE KNIFE by Kelly Parsons
From the author of DOING HARM comes a thriller in which a grieving, vengeful husband stalks the surgeon he blames for his wife’s untimely death.“Best damn medical thriller I’ve read in 25 years. Terrifying OR scenes, characters with real texture.” — Stephen King on DOING HARM
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AMONG THE RUINS by Ausma Zehanat Khan
In Khan’s third powerful mystery, Detective Esa Khattak is on leave in Iran when he’s asked to investigate the murder of Canadian-Iranian filmmaker Zahra Sobhani at Iran’s notorious Evin prison. Khattak quickly finds himself embroiled in Iran’s tumultuous politics and under surveillance by the regime, but when the trail leads to Zahra’s family in Canada, Khattak calls on his partner, Detective Rachel Getty, for help. “Khan intertwines a tale of love and fear with the rich history of a troubled land.”
— Publishers Weekly
A DIVIDED SPY by Charles Cumming
A former MI6 officer, Thomas Kell devoted his life to the Service, but it has left him with nothing but grief and a simmering anger against the Kremlin. Then Kell is offered an unexpected chance at revenge. Taking the law into his own hands, he embarks on a mission to recruit a top Russian spy and finds himself in a high stakes game of cat and mouse in which it becomes increasingly difficult to know who is playing whom. “Bestseller Cumming’s nuanced, suspenseful third Thomas Kell novel… unfold[s] in a perfectly constructed plot that proves once again that Cumming is among today’s top spy thriller writers. ” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
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IDENTITY UNKNOWN: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists by Donna Seaman
An award-winning writer rescues seven first-rate twentieth-century women artists from oblivion—their lives fascinating, their artwork a revelation. “With impressive research, Booklist editor Seaman curates a fine retrospective on the history of women in the male-dominated world of 20th-century art. …A decidedly important and long-overdue showcase.” — Kirkus Reviews
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