Melissa DeWild

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More to Life

NAACP Award–winning Billingsley returns to the characters of her 2003 debut, My Brother’s Keeper, with this engaging and relatable story of one woman’s midlife realization that it’s never too late to live your best life.

Never Have I Ever

Best-selling Jackson (The Almost Sisters) successfully trades her usual quirky Southern lit for darker psychological suspense in this latest highly recommended novel. Her prowess at writing affecting, character-driven fiction is on full display, and readers will devour the twisty, consuming story. [See Prepub Alert, 1/23/19.]
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The Vanishing Box

The fourth entry in the "Magic Men" series (The Blood Card) presents a fascinating look behind the curtain of 1950s showbiz as well as an engaging mystery, especially when DI Stephens and his sergeants are involved. [See Prepub Alert, 4/19/18.]
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Requiem

Already an international best seller, this initially self-published debut by a Norwegian crime book blogger is true to the genre. A dark and slightly creepy thriller that fans of Henning Mankell and Arnaldur Indridason will appreciate. [See Prepub Alert, 1/22/18; library marketing.]
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The Summer List

With a vivid sense of place and characters as real as your high school besties, this debut novel is sure to please fans of Kristin Hannah and Elin Hilderbrand. [See Prepub Alert, 12/11/17.]
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The Summer Nanny

Chamberlin (Summer Friends) takes on the psychological repercussions of familial relationships to weave a satisfying and multifaceted story that keeps readers guessing. For fans of similar works by authors such as Shelley Noble and Nancy Thayer.
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The Endless Beach

Readers are sure to be charmed by this novel of heartache and healing and its remote island setting. [See Prepub Alert, 11/26/17.]
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Last Instructions

Hezroni, who draws on his years of working in military intelligence, writes a dark and suspenseful high-tech thriller. Alternating points of view, the novel portrays the sophisticated world of espionage while also delving into the mind of a conflicted scientist and disturbed but methodical killer.
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Macbeth

Nesb's usual skill at writing gripping crime novels with compelling protagonists is not on display here. His Shakespeare retelling has a forced story line and characters who are not nearly as memorable as in the original. [See Prepub Alert, 10/9/17.]

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