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Best Pop Fiction 2019

Secret Service

Bradby’s journalistic and screenwriting background is fully evident, as the story is well researched, compellingly complicated, and perfectly paced. Fans of Stella Rimington and Olen Steinhauer will love this offering. [See Prepub Alert, 5/13/19.]
PREMIUM

Ivory Apples

The cheery red cover belies the dark, sometimes bleak story contained within. While the writing is beautiful, the story is uneven and told in fits and starts. For true fans of the author.
PREMIUM

In at the Deep End

Touted as a “Bridget Jones for 2019,” this might be more aptly compared to the television show Girls with its combination of humor and a frank exploration of contemporary sexuality. [See Prepub Alert, 12/17/18.]
PREMIUM

The Golden Hour

Lulu and Elfriede's stories are built piece by piece, and while the plotting is a bit of a slow burn, Williams's deft hand with characterization and emotionally connective storytelling pays off for readers in big ways. Recommended. [See Prepub Alert, 1/23/19.]
PREMIUM

The Golden Hour

Lulu and Elfriede’s stories are built piece by piece, and while the plotting is a bit of a slow burn, Williams’s deft hand with characterization and emotionally connective storytelling pays off for readers in big ways. Recommended. [See Prepub Alert, 1/23/19.]
PREMIUM

10,000 Bones

This is a solid melding of sf and thriller, with an interesting philosophical underpinning. Fans who have rediscovered Richard Morgan and are looking for something more would find a lot to like here.
PREMIUM

The Next To Die

When it comes to complex plotting, internationally acclaimed Hannah ("Hercule Poirot" mysteries) has few equals. Her trademark slow build, as she introduces characters and the threads of their lives, may cause some readers to struggle, but those who stick with it will find the adventure well worthwhile. [See Prepub Alert, 8/20/18.]
PREMIUM

The Reckoning

Sigurdardóttir handles myriad plot threads, time lines, and characters with confidence, energy, and just a touch of cynical humor in this police procedural, book two in a trilogy. Recommended. [See Prepub Alert, 7/31/18.]

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