Debut Spotlight (3/2/23)

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Today’s debut spotlight includes seven women trying to solve the murder of the man that connects them, a Filipino chauffeur’s meditation on regret as he nears the end of his life, a psychological novel pitched against the backdrop of a life-changing summer in the Greek isles, a time-traveling ringmaster devoted to protecting her magical misfits, and a deep dive into the mind of a woman as she delves into darkness.

SPEAK OF THE DEVIL BY ROSE WILDING

Available for download on Edelweiss know more. LibraryReads votes due by May 1st.

“An ex, a wife, a widow, a teenager with a crush, a mother figure, a friend, and a journalist—seven women, all linked to a man who has been murdered, and all with a reason to kill him. They swear that they didn’t do it, and to protect themselves, they’re joining forces to figure out who did.”–Library Journal Pre Pub Alert

FORGIVING IMELDA MARCOS BY NATHAN GO

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“Holed up in a Manila nursing home with a serious heart condition, Lito Macaraeg writes to his estranged journalist son in the United States, offering him a scoop about a secret meeting between Imelda Marcos and Corazon Aquino on the night Corazon’s husband was reputedly killed by Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos. How does Lito know about the meeting? He was Corazon’s chauffeur.”–Library Journal Pre Pub Alert

THE GIRLS OF SUMMER BY KATIE BISHOP

Available for download on Edelweiss know more. LibraryReads votes due by May 1st.

“In THE GIRLS OF SUMMER, from journalist and former publishing staffer Bishop, 30-plus Rachel still obsesses over the passionate affair she had as a teenager with much older Alistair while enjoying sun and sand on a Greek island, but she’s beginning to realize that there was a dangerously creepy side to the relationship.”–Library Journal Pre Pub Alert

Take a look at this Q+A with the author!

THE FIRST BRIGHT THING BY J.R. DAWSON

Available for download on Edelweiss know more. LibraryReads votes due by May 1st.

A sparkling debut fantasy set after World War I that follows Rin, a ringmaster that can see the future, as she, her wife, and their troupe—The Circus of the Fantasticals—fight against those that wish to steal their magic.

MAEVE FLY BY CJ LEEDE

Available for download on Edelweiss know more. LibraryReads votes due by May 1st.

A provocative debut that is both a blood-soaked love letter to Los Angeles and a gleeful send-up to iconic horror villains, MAEVE FLY will thrill fans of Stephen Graham Jones’ MY HEART IS A CHAINSAW and Caroline Kepnes’ YOU series.

SPEAK OF THE DEVIL by Rose Wilding; 9781250290182; 8/13/23
FORGIVING IMELDA MARCOS by Nathan Go; 9780374606947; 6/13/23
THE GIRLS OF SUMMER by Kate Bishop; 9781250283917; 6/6/23
THE FIRST BRIGHT THING by J.R. DAWSON; 9781250805546; 6/13/23
MAEVE FLY by CJ LEEDE; 9781250857859; 6/6/23

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