by Adam Mitzner
Ella Broden is living a double life. By day, Ella works as a buttoned-up attorney on some of the city’s most grueling cases. By night, she pursues her passion for singing in the darkest clubs of Manhattan.
No one knows her secret, not even Charlotte, the younger sister she practically raised. But when Charlotte announces she’s sold her first novel, Ella couldn’t be more thrilled…until she gets a call that her sister’s gone missing. Ella starts investigating with the help of Detective Gabriel Velasquez, an old flame in the NYPD, and what she finds is shocking. If art imitates life, then her sister’s novel may contain details of her real-life affairs. And any one of her lovers could be involved in her disappearance.
Do Not Become Alarmed
by Maile Meloy
When Liv and Nora decide to take their husbands and children on a holiday cruise, everyone is thrilled. The adults are lulled by the ship’s comfort and ease. When they all go ashore for an adventure in Central America, a series of minor misfortunes and miscalculations leads the families farther from the safety of the ship. One minute the children are there, and the next they’re gone.
Told from the perspectives of both the adults and the children Do Not Become Alarmed is both riveting and revealing. The parents, accustomed to security and control, turn on each other and blame themselves, while the seemingly helpless children discover resources they never knew they possessed.
Words in Deep Blue
by Cath Crowley
Years ago, Rachel had a crush on Henry Jones. The day before she moved away, she tucked a love letter into his favourite book in his family’s bookshop. She waited. But Henry never came. Now Rachel has returned to the city, and to the bookshop, to work alongside the boy she’d rather not see, if at all possible, for the rest of her life. But Rachel needs the distraction. Her brother drowned months ago, and she can’t feel anything anymore.
As Henry and Rachel work side by side – surrounded by books, watching love stories unfold, exchanging letters between the pages – they find hope in each other.
The Lying Game
by Ruth Ware
The text message is just three words: I need you. Isa drops everything, takes her baby daughter and heads straight to Salten, where Isa spent the most significant days of her life, days which still cast their shadow over her now.
Something terrible has been found on the beach. Something which will force Isa to confront her past. Salten isn’t a safe place for Isa and her high school friends, after what they did. At school the girls used to play the Lying Game. They competed to convince people of the most outrageous stories. Perhaps for some the boundary between fact and fantasy become too blurred.
The Sunshine Sisters
by Jane Green
Ronni Sunshine left London for Hollywood to become a charismatic star of the silver screen. But at home, she was a narcissistic mother who alienated her three daughters. As soon as possible, tomboy Nell fled to work in a farm and find her own way in the world as a single mother. Meredith never felt good enough, thin enough, pretty enough. Her life took her to London, into the arms of a man whom she may not even love. And Lizzy used her drive and ambition to build a culinary career, while her marriage crumbled around her.
But Ronni’s sudden illness draws her daughters together and the Sunshine Girls discover that blood might be thicker than water after all.