We live in a society obsessed with celebrity, but have you ever wondered who is on the inside gathering the best celebrity gossip and how do they get access? According to a Source: A Novel by Abby Stern dishes on this behind the scenes world in a way that only a Hollywood insider could.
Ella Warren works for celebrity news website, The Life, as a club reporter. She's assigned to stake out Hollywood's hottest clubs and spy on the celebrities inside. When Ella is pressured by her Devil Wears Prada-type boss to find an exclusive story to keep her job, she has to decide if being in Hollywood's elite inner circle is worth jeopardizing her friendship with actress Holiday Hall, her budding romance with Holiday's agent, and her family.
A juicy, big-hearted novel about a young woman who loses herself in a fast-paced, glamorous world where finding your authentic self isn't easy.
ST MARTIN'S Press
By Diaz, Lena
A woman in hiding and a man on a mission in the Smoky Mountains Detective Chris Downing doesn't know much about his neighbor. In the rural town of Destiny, Tennessee, Julie Webb lives a life of seclusion, rarely even offering a smile or wave. Only when Chris hears her frantic screams one night does he gain a glimpse into the life of a woman in hiding, and in saving her life, he is forced to kill her attacker. But Julie's troubles are only beginning to unravel. When Chris learns the identity of Julie's attacker, questions of trust are raised and suspicions run high. Together they will uncover the motives of a killer ... and the undeniable attraction between them. Tennessee SWAT
Lies that Bind
By Cameron, Stella
When a young boy finds a body in a neighbouring village, once again Alex Duggins is drawn into a case of cold-blooded murder.
When a body is discovered in the neighbouring village of Underhill, Alex Duggins, owner of Folly-on-Weir's premier pub, The Black Dog, is determined not to get involved - for once. But when she learns that the person who found the body was young Kyle Gammage, who helps out at her friend Tony's veterinary clinic, she and Tony are reluctantly drawn into the murder investigation.
In her desire to protect Kyle and his elder brother Scoot, Alex finds herself withholding vital information from the police. It's a misjudgement that will have far-reaching - and possibly fatal - consequences. Her relationship with Tony under strain, has Alex's silence put her and those she loves in danger?
Creme de La Crime
Winter of Ice and Iron
By Neumeier, Rachel
In this gorgeous, dark fantasy in the spirit of Jacqueline Carey, a princess and a duke must protect the people of their nations when a terrible threat leaves everyone in danger.With the Mad King of Emmer in the north and the vicious King of Pohorir in the east, Kehara Raehema knows her country is in a vulnerable position. She never expected to give up everything she loves to save her people, but when the Mad King's fury leaves her land in danger, she has no choice but to try any stratagem that might buy time for her people to prepare for war - no matter the personal cost. Hundreds of miles away, the pitiless Wolf Duke of Pohorir, Innisth Eanete, dreams of breaking his people and his province free of the king he despises. But he has no way to make that happen - until chance unexpectedly leaves Kehara on his doorstep and at his mercy.
God Bless Cambodia
By Majumdar, Saikat
Randall Burns is forty-eight, out of a job, and tired of wasting his time pounding away on Match.com as if it were a game of Whac-A-Mole.One day at a Barnes & Noble, he comes across a travel guidebook for single men with a unique itinerary and a titillating passage on vaginal thrush. Burns is no traveler: He hates public toilets, loud noises, weird smells, and people who sweat. Eventually, the call of the thrush, his fears of dying alone, and a snarky e-mail from ex-girlfriend Ricki, compel him to take the trip.During his travels, Burns strikes out with women on three continents and suffers loneliness that would have broken Papillon. The only thing that keeps him from returning home is Ricki, who continues to email, declaring her certainty that he's having a rotten time and won't last another week.
The Permanent Press
By Johnstone, William W
John McMasters used to be a sniper for the Union Army during the Civil War. Thirty years later, he lives a peaceful life in the Arizona Territory, raising a family and running cattle. Shortly after his fiftieth birthday, for which his wife and four children gifted him a new Remington shotgun, the Butcher gang murders his family, and he will stop at nothing to gain revenge.
KENSINGTON PUB CORP
By Sloan, Robin
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In his much-anticipated new novel, Robin Sloan does for the world of food what he did for the world of books in Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore.
Lois Clary is a software engineer at General Dexterity, a San Francisco robotics company with world-changing ambitions. She codes all day and collapses at night, her human contact limited to the two brothers who run the neighborhood hole-in-the-wall from which she orders dinner every evening. Then, disaster! Visa issues. The brothers close up shop, and fast. But they have one last delivery for Lois: their culture, the sourdough starter used to bake their bread. She must keep it alive, they tell her - feed it daily, play it music, and learn to bake with it.
Lois is no baker, but she could use a roommate, even if it is a needy colony of microorganisms. Soon, not only is she eating her own homemade bread, she's providing loaves daily to the General Dexterity cafeteria. The company chef urges her to take her product to the farmer's market, and a whole new world opens up.
When Lois comes before the jury that decides who sells what at Bay Area markets, she encounters a close-knit club with no appetite for new members. But then, an alternative emerges: a secret market that aims to fuse food and technology. But who are these people, exactly?
Leavened by the same infectious intelligence that made Robin Sloan's Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore such a sensation, while taking on even more satisfying challenges, Sourdough marks the triumphant return of a unique and beloved young writer.
The Doll Funeral
By Hamer, Kate
The Doll Funeral
By Scottoline, Lisa
From the New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline comes a fast-paced, thrilling new novel full of suspense and emotional justice.
John Himmel, widower and single father, has remarried a wonderful woman, Ellen, and for the first time in a long time he and his son are happy. But their lives are turned upside down when Ellen's daughter moves in with them. Anna is a drop-dead gorgeous sixteen-year-old with a secret dark side. Unbeknownst to everyone, Anna is not simply a selfish beauty, but a dangerously disturbed sociopath. Anna sets out to systematically destroy the new life John has built, and when she turns up dead, John is at the top of the suspect list. John begins his own investigation in order to clear his name and save his family, and what he discovers is darker than he could have ever imagined.
Praise for Lisa Scottoline:
"Scottoline keeps the pace relentless as she drops a looming threat into the heart of an idyllic suburban community, causing readers to hold their breath in anticipation." -- BOOKLIST on One Perfect Lie
"Readers can be assured that the author nails the high school milieu, from athletic rivalries to sexting...they're in for one thrilling ride." -- Kirkus on One Perfect Lie
"My favorite of Scottoline's novels so far, this twisting tale should be MOST WANTED on your to-read list." -- Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author of The Identicals, on Most Wanted
St. Martin's Press
By Houston, Victoria
The Days When Birds Come Back
By Reed, Deborah
An emotionally searing novel of second chances from an author whose "gorgeous and wise prose" (Cheryl Strayed) will stay with you long after you're done June is undoubtedly in transition. Reeling from her divorce, trying to stay sober, and faced with a completely stalled career, she's recently returned to the beautiful Oregon coast where she grew up. She must decide what to do with her late and much-loved grandparents' charming cedar-shingled home, a place haunted by memories of her childhood. June hires Jameson to renovate the old house to sell. He too is unmoored as he struggles to redefine his marriage in the aftermath of tragic loss. Over the course of the summer, their conversations about the house quickly turn to the personal - of secrets hidden in walls and of stories from the past half-told.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Death on Tap
By Alexander, Ellie
When Sloan Krause walks in on her husband, Mac, screwing the barmaid, she gives him the boot. Sloan has spent her life in Leavenworth, Washington becoming an expert in brewing craft beer, and she doesn't have time to be held back by her soon-to-be ex-husband. She decides to strike out on her own, breaking away from the Krause family brewery, and goes to work for Nitro, the hip new nano-brewery in the Bavarian-themed town. Nitro's owner, brewmaster Garrett Strong, has the brew-world abuzz with his newest recipe, "Pucker-Up IPA." This place is the new cool place in town, and Mac can't help but be green with envy at their success. But just as Sloan is settling in to her new gig, she finds one of Nitro's competitors dead in the fermenting tub, clutching the secret recipe for the IPA.
By Magson, Adrian
"Two thumbs way up for this heart-stopping, exhilarating action thriller" BOOKLIST Starred Review
Deep cover specialist Marc Portman uncovers a secret deal that could make billions in oil revenue ... or topple two governments.
Portman's latest assignment is providing back-up for a French intelligence agent sent to recover a hard drive from one of the most dangerous cities on the planet: Mogadishu in Somalia. What he hasn't been told is that the device records secret negotiations between two leading western nations and a hardline terrorist organisation responsible for killing thousands of innocent people.
When the decision is taken to abandon the talks, anybody in the know immediately becomes a target to be silenced.
And Portman finds himself at the top of the list ...
SEVERN House Publishers L
The Good Daughter
By Burt, Alexandra
From the author of Remember Mia comes the tale of a young woman in search of her past, and the mother who will do anything to keep it hidden... What if you were the worst crime your mother ever committed? Dahlia Waller's childhood memories consist of stuffy cars, seedy motels, and a rootless existence traveling the country with her eccentric mother. Now grown, she desperately wants to distance herself from that life. Yet one thing is stopping her from moving forward: she has questions. In order to understand her past, Dahlia must go back. Back to her mother in the stifling town of Aurora, Texas. Back into the past of a woman on the brink of madness. But after she discovers three grave-like mounds on a neighboring farm, she'll learn that in her mother's world of secrets, not all questions are meant to be answered.
Cornered in Conard County
By Lee, Rachel
New York Times bestselling author Rachel Lee brings her beloved Conard County series to a new home! NO PLACE TO HIDE Conard County is a refuge for Dory Lake, a place to flee from her tragic past. For extra security, she goes to Cadell Marcus for one of his expertly trained guard dogs. Just the dog. But the part-time deputy can't help digging deeper into the beautiful stranger's history. After learning the circumstances of the murders Dory witnessed, Cadell isn't about to leave her at the mercy of the calculated killer. The madman is counting on finding Dory isolated, but Cadell vows that she'll never be alone. Guarding her 24/7 is the only way to keep her safe ... and to break down her emotional walls he wants so desperately to breach. Conard County: The Next Generation.