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Below is a list of Christian Fiction, Erotica, Fiction, Graphic Novels, and Mystery & Suspense titles to be reviewed in the June 1, 2018, issue of Library Journal. These lists include pertinent publisher and bibliographic information for your convenience. Starred reviews are indicated with **.

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Christian Fiction

Debut of the Month

**Younts, Elizabeth Byler. The Solace of Water. Thomas Nelson. Jun. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9780718075668. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780718075675. CF

Check These Out

**Afshar, Tessa. Thief of Corinth. Tyndale House. Aug. 2018. 368p. ISBN 9781496428660. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781496428684. CF

Bischof, Joanne. Sons of Blackbird Mountain. Thomas Nelson. Jul. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9780718099107. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780718099114. CF

Camden, Elizabeth. A Daring Venture. Bethany House. (Empire State, Bk. 2). Jun. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9780764218828. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781493414802. CF

Coble, Colleen. The House at Saltwater Point. Thomas Nelson. (Lavender Tides, Bk. 2). Jul. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9780718085803. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780718085810. CF

.Dekker, Rachelle. When Through Deep Waters. Tyndale House. Jul. 2018. 374p. ISBN 9781496417138. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781496417169. CF

Gabhart, Ann H. River to Redemption. Revell. Jul. 2018. 336p. ISBN 9780800723644. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781441219770. CF

Herman, Kathy. Only by Death. David C Cook. (Ozark Mountain, Bk. 2). Apr. 2018. 384p. ISBN 9781434704764. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9780830772711. CF

Johnson, Tara. Engraved on the Heart. Tyndale House. Jul. 2018. 389p. ISBN 9781496428318. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781496428332. CF Debut

Parks, Carrie Stuart. Formula of Deception. Thomas Nelson. Jul. 2018. 320p. ISBN 9780718083854. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780718083793. CF

White, Beth. A Rebel Heart. Revell. (Daughtry House, Bk. 1). Jun. 2018. 368p. ISBN 9780800726898. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781493410996. CF

Witemeyer, Karen. More Than Meets the Eye. Bethany House. Jun. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9780764212833. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781441269447. CF

Woodhouse, Kimberley. The Patriot Bride. Shiloh Run. (Daughters of the Mayflower, Bk. 4). Aug. 2018. 256p. ISBN 9781683226062. pap. $12.99; ebk. ISBN 9781683226086. CF

Amish Corner

Bradford, Laura. Portrait of a Sister. Kensington. Jun. 2018. 274p. ISBN 9781496716460. pap. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9781496716477. CF

Fuller, Kathleen. An Amish Family. Zondervan. Jun. 2018. 400p. ISBN 9780785217343. pap. $12.99; ebk. ISBN 9780785217367. CF

Gray, Shelley Shepard. Her Fear. Avon Inspire. (Amish of Hart County, Bk. 5). Jul. 2018. 288p. ISBN 9780062846099. $26.99; pap. ISBN 9780062469212. $12.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062469182. cF

Wiseman, Beth. Amish Celebrations. Zondervan. Jul. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9780529118738. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780529119759. CF


Carlan, Audrey. International Guy. Montlake Romance. (International Guy, Bk. 1). Jul. 2018. 400p. ISBN 9781503903180. pap. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9781503958173. EROTICA

Michael, Sean. Born of Air. Carina: Harlequin. (Dragon Soul, Bk. 4). Jun. 2018. 315p. ebk. ISBN 9781488024368. $4.99. EROTIC ROMANCE

Nicholas, Erin. Going Down Easy. Montlake Romance. (Boys of the Big Easy, Bk. 1). Aug. 2018. 240p. ISBN 9781503900660. pap. $12.95; ebk. ISBN 9781503955677. EROTIC ROMANCE

Ryan, Kendall. Misadventures with the Boss. Waterhouse. (Misadventures, Bk. 11). May 2018. 208p. ISBN 9781947222960. pap. $12.99. EROTICA

Following Orders

Lear, James. In The Ring: A Dan Stagg Mystery. Cleis. May 2018. 296p. ISBN 9781627782364. pap. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9781627782371. EROTICA

**Reisz, Tiffany. The Chateau. 8th Circle. Jun. 2018. 284p. ISBN 9781548681951. pap. $14.99. erotica


**Florio, Gwen. Silent Hearts. Atria. Jul. 2018. 336p. ISBN 9781501181924. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501181948. F

Fowler, Therese Anne. A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts. St. Martin’s. Oct. 2018. 400p. ISBN 9781250095473. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250095497. F

Hilderbrand, Elin. The Perfect Couple. Little, Brown. Jun. 2018. 416p. ISBN 9780316375269. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780316375245. F

Imrie, Celia. Sail Away. Bloomsbury USA. Jun. 2018. 368p. ISBN 9781635571837. pap. $17; ebk. ISBN 9781635571844. F

Moriarty, Nicola. Those Other Women. Harper. Jun. 2018. 400p. ISBN 9780062657176. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062657190. F

Rees, Tracy. Florence Grace. Quercus. Jul. 2018. 560p. ISBN 9781784296179. $13.99. F

**Rindell, Suzanne. Eagle & Crane. Putnam. Jul. 2018. 448p. ISBN 9780399184291. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780399184314. F

Schnall, Susie Orman. The Subway Girls. Griffin: St. Martin’s. Jul. 2018. 320p. ISBN 9781250169761. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250169778. F

Shalvis, Jill. Rainy Day Friends. HarperCollins. Jun. 2018. 384p. ISBN 9780062448149. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062448156. F

**Tyler, Anne. Clock Dance. Knopf. Jul. 2018. 304p. ISBN 9780525521228. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780525521235. F

White, Karen. Dreams of Falling. Berkley. Jun. 2018. 416p. ISBN 9780451488411. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780451488428. F

Match Games

Dawson, Maddie. Matchmaking for Beginners. Lake Union: Amazon. Jun. 2018. 370p. ISBN 9781503900684. $24.95. F

Orenstein, Hannah. Playing with Matches. Touchstone. Jun. 2018. 320p. ISBN 9781501178481. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781501178504. F

Summer Travel: In Translation, Eight Top Books That Will Take You Far

**Aguinas, Marcos. Against the Inquisition. AmazonCrossing. Jul. 2018. tr. from Spanish by Carolina De Robertis. 636p. ISBN 9781503949263. pap. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9781503933842. LITERARY/HISTORICAL

Appanah, Nathacha. Waiting for Tomorrow. Graywolf. Apr. 2018. 176p. tr. from French by Geoffrey Strachan. ISBN 9781555978037. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781555979935. LITERARY

Bracher, Beatriz. I Didn’t Talk. New Directions. Jul. 2018. 160p. tr. from Portuguese by Adam Morris. ISBN 9780811227360. pap. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9780811227377. LITERARY

**Desarthe, Agnès. Hunting Party. Unnamed. Jul. 2018. 176p. tr. from French by Christiana Hills. ISBN 9781944700713. $16.99. LITERARY

Driessen, Martin Michael. Rivers. Amazon Crossing. Jun. 2108. 194p. tr. from Dutch by Jonathan Reeder. ISBN 9781503901278. $14.95; ebk. ISBN 9781503956261. LITERARY

Gulliksen, Geir. The Story of a Marriage. Hogarth: Crown. Jul. 2018. 160p. tr. from Norwegian by Deborah Dawkin. ISBN 9781524759674. $23; ebk. ISBN 9781524759698. LITERARY

Halfon, Eduardo. Mourning. Bellevue Literary. May 2018. 160p. tr. from Spanish by Lisa Dillman & Daniel Hahn. ISBN 9781942658443. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781942658450. LITERARY

**Zhadan, Serhiy. Mesopotamia. Yale Univ. (Margellos World Republic of Letters). May 2018. 328p. tr. from Ukrainian by Reilly Costigan-Humes & others. ISBN 9780300223354. pap. $16. LITERARY

Literary Getaways: Escape with New Summer Fiction and Backlist Favorites Selected by ALA RUSA CODES Reading List Council Members


Douglas, Claire. Last Seen Alive. HarperCollins. Jun. 2018. 336p. ISBN 9780062851451. $26.99; ebk ISBN 9780062843197. Thriller

Gross, Andrew. The One Man. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. 2016. 416p. ISBN 9781250079503. $26.99; pap. Jan. 2018. ISBN 9781215016053. $16.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466892187. Thriller


Drayden, Nicky. Temper. Harper Voyager. Aug. 2018. 400p. ISBN 9780062493057. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062493064. Fantasy

Gregory, Daryl. Spoonbenders. Knopf. 2017. 416p. ISBN 9781524731823. $27.95; pap. Jun. 2018. ISBN 9780525432418. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9781524731830. Fantasy

Historical Fiction

Rizzuto, Rahna Reiko. Shadow Child. Grand Central. May 2018. 352p. ISBN 9781538711453. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781538711446. F

Lee, Min Jin. Pachinko. Grand Central. 2017. 496p. ISBN 9781455563937. $27; pap. ISBN 9781455563920. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781455563913. F


Tremblay, Paul. The Cabin at the End of the World. Morrow. Jun. 2018. 288p. ISBN 9780062679109. $26.99; ebk ISBN 9780062679123. Horror

Cutter, Nick. Little Heaven. Gallery: S. & S. 2017. 486p. ISBN 9781501104213. $26; pap. ISBN 9781501104237 $16; ebk. ISBN 9781501104220. HORROR


Slaughter, Karin. Pieces of Her. Morrow. Aug. 2018. 480p. ISBN 9780062430274. $27.99; ebk ISBN 9780062430298. M

Little, Elizabeth. Dear Daughter. Viking. Jul. 2014. 384p. ISBN 9780670016389. $26; pap. 2015. ISBN 9780143127369. $16; ebk ISBN 9780698137424. M


Cole, Alyssa. A Duke by Default. Avon. (Reluctant Royals, Bk. 2.) Jul. 2018. 384p. ISBN 9780062685568. pap. $7.99;

ebk. ISBN 9780062685575. Contemporary Romance

Jackson, K.M. Insert Groom Here. Dafina: Kensington. (Unconventional Brides, Bk. 1). 2016. 322p. ISBN 9781496705686. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781496705693. Contemporary Romance


Kowal, Mary Robinette. The Calculating Stars. Tor. (Lady Astronaut, Bk. 1). Jul. 2018. 432p. ISBN 9780765378385. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466861244. SF

Cargill, C. Robert. Sea of Rust. Harper Voyager. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9780062405838. $27.99; pap. Apr. 2018. ISBN 9780062405852. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062405845. SF

Women’s Fiction

Walsh, Rosie. Ghosted. Pamela Dorman: Viking. Jul. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9780525522775. $26. ebk ISBN 9780525522782. F

Hootman, Ramsey. Surviving Cyril. 2017. 348p. ISBN 9780998807003. pap. $16. F

SELF-e Circs: The Top Ten Most Read Titles in SELF-e Select

Cohen, L.J. Derelict. Interrobang. (Halcyone Space, Bk. 1). 2014. 400p. ebk. ISBN 9780984787074. Powell, Daniel. Survival. Distillations. 2011. 60p. ebk. ISBN N/A. Bender, Adam. Divided We Fall. CreateSpace: Amazon. (We, the Watched, Bk. 2). 2014. 330p. ebk. ISBN 9780992462901. Makansi, K. The Sowing. Layla Dog. (Seeds, Bk. 1). 2013. 292p. ebk ISBN N/A. Powell, Daniel. The Reset. Distillations. 2014. 304p. ebk ISBN N/A Better Hero Army. Plagued: The Midamerica Zombie Half-Breed Experiment. Storyteller. (Plagued States of America, Bk. 1). 2013. 174p. ebk ISBN N/A. Morris, Roz. Lifeform Three. Roz Morris. 2016. 264p. ebk ISBN N/A Rayborne, Ron. Opalescence: The Middle Miocene Play of Color. CreateSpace: Amazon. 2014. 542p. ebk. ISBN 9781310821325. Quinn, Susan Kaye. Open Minds. CreateSpace: Amazon. (Mindjack, Bk. 1). 2011. 342p. ebk. ISBN N/A. Makansi, K. The Reaping. Layla Dog. (Seeds, Bk. 2). 2014. 308p. ebk. ISBN N/A.

Graphic Novels

Abbott, Megan & Alison Gaylin (text) & Steve Scott & others (illus.). Normandy Gold. Hard Case Crime/Titan Comics. Apr. 2018. 152p. ISBN 9781785858642. pap. $19.99. thriller

Anderson, Ho Che. Godhead. Fantagraphics. Feb. 2018. 160p. ISBN 9781683960805. $24.99. THRILLER

Bessora (text) & Barroux (illus.). Alpha: Abidjan to Paris. Bellevue Literary. May 2018. 128p. tr. from French by Sarah Ardizzone. ISBN 9781942658405. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781942658412. GRAPHIC NOVELS

**Drnaso, Nick. Sabrina. Drawn & Quarterly. May 2018. 204p. ISBN 9781770463165. $24.95. GRAPHIC NOVELS

Ellis, Tyler. Chimera. Bk. 1: The Righteous & the Lost. Comicker. Jun. 2018. 160p. ISBN 9780997487336. pap. $19.99. FANTASY DEBUT

Gipi. Land of the Sons. Fantagraphics. May 2018. 280p. ISBN 9781683960775. pap. $29.99. sf

**Kupperman, Michael. All the Answers: A Graphic Memoir. Gallery 13: S. & S. May 2018. 224p. ISBN 9781501166433. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781501166440. MEMOIR

Maurel, Carole & Mariko Tamaki. Luisa: Now and Then. Life Drawn: Humanoids. Jun. 2018. 272p. tr. from French by Nanette McGuiness. ISBN 9781594656439. pap. $29.95. f

**Prum, Vannak Anan & others. The Dead Eye and the Deep Blue Sea: A Graphic Memoir of Modern Slavery. Seven Stories. May 2018. 256p. tr. from Khmer by Lim Sophorn. ISBN 9781609806026. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9781609806033. memoir

**Rivière, Tiphaine. Notes on a Thesis. Jonathan Cape: Random UK. May 2018. 184p. tr. from French by Francesca Barrie. ISBN 9781910702499. $28.95. GRAPHIC NOVELS DEBUT

**Small, David. Home After Dark. Liveright: Norton. Sept. 2018. 400p. ISBN 9780871403155. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781631493362. GRAPHIC NOVELS


Debut of the Month

**Clark, Tracy. Broken Places. Kensington. (Chicago Mystery, Bk. 1). Jun. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9781496714879. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781496714893. M

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Barclay, Linwood. A Noise Downstairs. HarperCollins. Jul. 2018. 368p. ISBN 9780062678256. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062678270. THRILLER

Black, Cara. Murder on the Left Bank. Soho Crime. (Aimée Leduc, Bk. 18). Jun. 2018. 288p. ISBN 9781616959272. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781616959289. M

Bolton, Sharon. The Craftsman. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Oct. 2018. 432p. ISBN 9781250300034. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250300041. THRILLER

**Bowen, Rhys. Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding. Berkley. (Royal Spyness, Bk. 12). Aug. 2018. 304p. ISBN 9780425283523. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780698410268. M

Brown, Eric. Murder Takes a Turn. Severn House. (Langham & Dupré, Bk. 5). Jul. 2018. 208p. ISBN 9780727887818. $28.99; ebk. ISBN 9781780109596. M

Carter, Ali. A Brush with Death. Point Blank. (Susie Mahl, Bk. 1). Jul. 2018. 320p. ISBN 9781786072764. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781786072771. M Debut

Davis, Lindsey. Pandora’s Boy. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. (Flavia Albia, Bk. 6). Jul. 2018. 400p. ISBN 9781250152688. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250152695. M

**Dyer, Ashley. Splinter in the Blood. Morrow. Jun. 2018. 400p. ISBN 9780062797674. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062797711. THRILLER

Gould, Howard Michael. Last Looks. Dutton. Aug. 2018. 304p. ISBN 9781524742492. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781524742515. M DEBUT

**Harrison, Cora. Death of a Novice. Severn House. (Reverend Mother, Bk. 5). Jul. 2018. 240p. ISBN 9780727887832. $28.99; ebk. ISBN 9781780109619. M

Hetherton, J.G. Last Girl Gone. Crooked Lane. (Laura Chambers, Bk. 1). Jun. 2018. 320p. ISBN 9781683316176. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781683316183. M DEBUT

Hirsch, Paddy. The Devil’s Half Mile. Forge. Jun. 2018. 304p. ISBN 9780765399137. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9780765399151. M DEBUT

Hogsett, Annie. Murder to the Metal. Poisoned Pen. (Somebody’s Bound To Wind Up Dead, Bk. 2). Jun. 2018. 318p. ISBN 9781464209994. pap. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9781464210006. M

Immergut, Debra Jo. The Captives. Ecco: HarperCollins. Jun. 2018. 288p. ISBN 9780062747549. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062747563. THRILLER DEBUT

Kamal, Sheena. It All Falls Down. HarperCollins. Jul. 2018. 336p. ISBN 9780062565778. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062565785. M

Klehfoth, Elizabeth. All These Beautiful Strangers. HarperCollins. Jul. 2018. 448p. ISBN 9780062796707. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062796721. SUSPENSE DEBUT

Lunney, Tessa. April in Paris, 1921. Pegasus Crime. (Kiki Button, Bk. 1). Jul. 2018. 304p. ISBN 9781681777757. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681778334. M DEBUT

.McTiernan, Dervla. The Ruin. Penguin. Jul. 2018. 400p. ISBN 9780143133124. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9780525504894. M DEBUT

Slaughter, Karin. Pieces of Her. HarperCollins. Aug. 2018. 480p. ISBN 9780062430274. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062430298. THRILLER

Ziskin, James W. A Stone’s Throw. Seventh St: Prometheus. (Ellie Stone, Bk. 6). Jun. 2018. 288p. ISBN 9781633884199. pap. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9781633884205. M

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Carlisle, Kate. Buried in Books. Berkley Prime Crime. (Bibliophile Mystery, Bk. 12). Jun. 2018. 288p. ISBN 9780451477743. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780698411128. M

Connolly, Sheila. Murder at the Mansion. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. (Victorian Village, Bk. 1). Jun. 2018. 304p. ISBN 9781250135865. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250135872. M

Kidd, Cornelia. Death and a Pot of Chowder. Crooked Lane. (Maine Murder, Bk. 1). Jun. 2018. 336p. ISBN 9781683315834. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781683315841. M

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