The People We Hate at the Wedding is the story of a less than perfect family. Donna, the clan’s mother, is now a widow living in the Chicago suburbs with a penchant for the occasional joint and more than one glass of wine. Alice is in her thirties, smart, beautiful, stuck in a dead-end job where she is mired in a rather predictable, though enjoyable, affair with her married boss.
Her brother Paul lives in Philadelphia with his older, handsomer, tenured track professor boyfriend. And then there’s Eloise. Perfect, gorgeous, cultured Eloise. The product of Donna’s first marriage to a dashing Frenchman, Eloise is infuriatingly kind and decent. Grant Ginder brings to life the power of family, and the complicated ways we hate the ones we love.
Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams. Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, New York director – anything but scared and alone.
Enter Gavin: charming, talented, adored. Controlling. Dangerous. When Grace and Gavin fall in love, Grace is sure it’s too good to be true. She has no idea their relationship will become a prison she’s unable to escape. Deeply affecting and unflinchingly honest, this is a story about spiraling into darkness and emerging into the light again.
When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway’s latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. Alan’s traditional formula has proved hugely successful. So successful that Susan must continue to put up with his troubling behavior if she wants to keep her job.
Conway’s latest tale has its detective Atticus Pünd investigating a murder at Pye Hall, a local manor house. The more Susan reads, the more she’s convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages: One of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder. Masterful, clever, and relentlessly suspenseful, Magpie Murders is a deviously dark take on vintage English crime fiction.
From New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand, a summertime story about identical twins who couldn’t be any less alike. Just because twins look exactly the same doesn’t mean they’re anything alike. Identical twin sisters, Tabitha and Harper Frost, have been at odds for years.
The twins have spent their whole lives trying to prove this point. When a family crisis forces them to band together, the twins come to realize that the special bond that they share is more important than the resentments that have driven them apart. A story of new loves, old battles, and a threat that gives a whole new meaning to the term sibling rivalry, The Identicals is Elin Hilderbrand at her page-turning best.
Two police officers show up at elementary school teacher Jacqueline ‘Jacks’ Morales’s door with devastating news. Her husband of eight years, the one who should have been on a business trip to Kansas, had suffered a fatal car accident in Hawaii. And he wasn’t alone.
For Jacks, laying her husband to rest was hard. But what’s harder was to think that his final moments belonged to another woman – one who had left behind her own grieving fiancé. Nick, just as blindsided by the affair, wants answers. Nick and Jacks decide to search for the truth together, retracing the doomed lovers’ last days in paradise. Jacks learns that nothing is ever as it seems. Not her marriage. Not her husband. And most certainly not his death…