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LITTLE BLACK LIES hits the May 2015 LibraryReads List!

libraryreads logo squareFANTASTIC NEWS: LITTLE BLACK LIES by Sharon Bolton is #10 on the May 2015 LibraryReads list!

We have long been fans of Sharon Bolton and her creepy Gothic mysteries, especially this latest standalone novel set in the Falkland Islands.

When a child goes missing, three islanders—Catrin, her childhood best friend, Rachel, and her ex-lover Callum—confess to the crime. Each of them are hiding terrible secrets, and they all have two things in common: they are grieving, and none of them trust anyone, not even themselves.

Praise for LITTLE BLACK LIES:

“The Falkland Islands makes for an unusual setting in this twisty tale of missing children. Each of the main characters has a strong and compelling voice; the story unfolds in sections, each from the point of view of a different character, which adds texture and depth to what is a suspenseful and psychologically rich thriller, much in the mold of Tana French’s The Secret Place.” Booklist, starred review

“[A] nail-biter… This brilliantly plotted thriller, filled with lies and betrayals, builds to an unexpected, mesmerizing ending.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

“[In her new stand-alone Bolton, author of the Lacey Flint mystery series, continues to delve into the dark side of complex, sympathetic characters, each of whom offer their perspective on the same events. Although the lyrical descriptions of a distant and strange place are striking, it’s the skillfully developed suspense and the portrait of parents’ terror when a child goes missing that grips throughout this tale.”
— Library Journal

Can’t get enough Sharon Bolton? Check out her other works:

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The 2013 Edgar Nominees!

The 2013 Edgar nominees are in! The list, as always, is jam-packed with a suspiciously high level of talent. We want to celebrate all of the awesome Macmillan titles on the list. 

Best First Novel:

DON'T EVER GET OLD by Daniel Friedman

Best Paperback Original:

BLOODLAND by Alan Glynn

Best Fact Crime:

THE PEOPLE WHO EAT DARKNESS by Richard Lloyd Parry

Mary Higgins Clark:

DEAD SCARED by S.J. Bolton

A CITY OF BROKEN GLASS by Rebecca Cantrell

THE RECKONING by Jane Casey

THE OTHER WOMAN by Hank Phillippi Ryan

See the full list of the Mystery Writers of America's nominees here! readmoreremove

Pick of the Week: Dead Scared!

In the March 19th issue, Publishers Weekly selected S. J. Bolton's latest psychological thriller, DEAD SCARED, as their Pick of the Week!

When a rash of suspicious suicides tears through Cambridge University, Detective Lacey Flint goes undercover as a student to investigate. The London police are not convinced that the victims acted alone; they believe that someone might be preying on insecure students. As long as Lacey can play the role of a vulnerable young woman, she may be able to stop these deaths, but with her fragile past, is she drawing out a killer, or being drawn into a deadly game in which she’s the perfect victim?

"Bolton (winner of two Mary Higgins Clark Awards) never eases up the tension; her tightly coiled plot and heroine on the edge work perfectly in tandem. " -Publishers Weekly (starred review, pick of the week)

I also just recommended this book during Library Journal's Spring Adult Book Buzz! See the full list of titles I talked up in this post.

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Library Journal’s Spring Adult Book Buzz!

This afternoon during Library Journal's Spring Adult Book Buzz (3pm Eastern, #ljadultbuzz), I'll be discussing all of the super fabulous upcoming titles listed below!

Join me, Virginia from HarperCollins, Kelly and Erica from Random House, Elenita from Perseus, and moderator Barbara Hoffert from Library Journal for an hour-long book buzz webinar party today! Register now

A LADY CYCLIST'S GUIDE TO KASHGAR | Suzanna Joinson | 978-1-60819-811-5

SHINE SHINE SHINE | Lydia Netzer | 978-1-250-00707-0

BENEATH THE SHADOWS | Sara Foster | 978-0-312-64336-2

THE LAND OF DECORATION | Grace McCleen | 978-0-8050-9494-7

A SIMPLE MURDER | Eleanor Kuhns | 978-1-250-00553-3

DEAD SCARED | S. J. Bolton | 978-0-312-60053-2

KILL YOU TWICE | Chelsea Cain | 978-0-312-61978-7

THE OTHER WOMAN | Hank Phillippi Ryan | 978-0-7653-3257-8

BRING UP THE BODIES | Hilary Mantel | 978-0-8050-9003-1

WHERE WE BELONG | Emily Giffin | 978-0-312-55419-4

MEMOIRS OF AN IMAGINARY FRIEND | Matthew Dicks | 978-1-250-00621-9

THIS IS NOT A TEST | Courtney Summers | 978-0-312-65674-4

REDSHIRTS | John Scalzi | 978-0-7653-1699-8

GLAMOUR IN GLASS | Mary Robinette Kowal | 978-0-7653-2557-0

THE WITCH'S DAUGHTER | Paula Brackston | 978-0-312-62168-1

AMONG OTHERS | Jo Walton | 978-0-7653-2153-4

CHINESE WHISKERS | Pallavi Aiyar | 978-1-250-01448-1

PAW PRINTS IN THE MOONLIGHT | Denis O'Connor | 978-0-312-66829-7

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