LJ Fiction | Review Alert, February 1, 2018

Fans of Stephen King and Deen Koontz will enjoy this twisted tale of the destructive and sinister power of evil; a Regency-era murder exposes the rot that underlies the period's glitter—highly recommended; alternately pulse-pounding, brutal, and heartbreakingly tender, this original novel still resonates today; Vlautin delivers a deeply compassionate story made more poignant for its unadorned simplicity
Below is a list of titles to be reviewed in the February 1, 2018, issue of Library Journal. These lists include pertinent publisher and bibliographic information for your convenience. Starred reviews are indicated with **. Publishers: Please remember to send us one finished copy of each book that is scheduled for review (i.e., all of the forthcoming titles listed below) if you initially submitted a galley or bound manuscript. Our reviewers are not paid, and we like to send a finished copy of the reviewed book as a thank you. Materials should be mailed to: Library Journal, 123 William Street, Suite 802, New York, NY 10038.



**Parker, Samuel. Coldwater. Revell. Jan. 2018. 320p. ISBN 9780800727345. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781493412549. CF

Amish Corner

Clipston, Amy & others. An Amish Heirloom: Four Novellas. Zondervan. Apr. 2018. 400p. ISBN 9780310351887. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780310351870. CF Fuller, Kathleen. Words from the Heart. Thomas Nelson. (Amish Letters, Bk. 3). Feb. 2018. 320p. ISBN 9780718082567. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780718082574. CF

Check These Out

Andrews, Mesu. Isaiah’s Daughter: A Novel of Prophets & Kings. WaterBrook. Jan. 2018. 400p. ISBN 9780735290259. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9780735290266. CF Blackburn, Lynn H. Beneath the Surface. Revell. (Dive Team Investigations, Bk. 1). Mar. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9780800729387. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781493413829. CF Cossette, Connilyn. A Light on the Hill. Bethany House. (Cities of Refuge, Bk. 1). Feb. 2018. 336p. ISBN 9780764219863. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781493413614. CF Hunt, Angela. Judah’s Wife: A Novel of the Maccabees. Bethany House. (Silent Years, Bk. 1). Jan. 2018. 384p. ISBN 9780764219337. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781493413591. CF **Laureano, Carla. The Saturday Night Supper Club. Tyndale House. Feb. 2018. 384p. ISBN 9781496420244. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781496420275. CF Rivers, Francine. The Masterpiece. Tyndale House. Feb. 2018. 494p. ISBN 9781496407900. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781496418951. CF Smith, Jill Eileen. A Passionate Hope: Hannah’s Story. Revell. (Daughters of the Promised Land, Bk. 4). Feb. 2018. 384p. ISBN 978080072037d7. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781493412488. CF Trembling, Paul. Local Artist. Lion Hudson: Kregel. Jan. 2018. 192p. ISBN 9781782642596. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781782642602. CF Turansky, Carrie. Across the Blue. Multnomah. Feb. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9781601429421. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781601429438. CF

Colonial stories

Bergren, Lisa T. Keturah. Bethany House. (Sugar Baron’s Daughter, Bk. 1). Feb. 2018. 284p. ISBN 9780764230240. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781493413621. CF Fisher, Suzanne Woods. Phoebe’s Light. Revell. (Nantucket Legacy, Bk. 1). Feb. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9780800721626. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781493412495. CF Frantz, Laura. The Lacemaker. Revell. Jan. 2018. 416p. ISBN 9780800726638. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781493412501. CF Green, Jocelyn. A Refuge Assured. Bethany House. Feb. 2018. 432p. ISBN 9780764219078. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781493413690. CF Woodhouse, Kimberley. The Mayflower Bride. Shiloh Run. (Daughters of the Mayflower, Bk. 1). Feb. 2018. 248p. ISBN 9781683224198. pap. $12.99; ebk. ISBN 9781683224211. CF


Bala, Sharon. The Boat People. Doubleday. Jan. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9780385542296. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385542302. F DEBUT Benson, Adrienne. The Brightest Sun. Park Row: Harlequin. Mar. 2018. 336p. ISBN 9780778331278. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781488028090. F DEBUT Carroll, James. The Cloister. Nan A. Talese: Doubleday. Mar. 2018. 384p. ISBN 9780385541275. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385541282. F Chen, Kirstin. Bury What We Cannot Take. Little A: Amazon. Mar. 2018. 286p. ISBN 9781542049702. $24.95; pap. ISBN 9781542049719. $14.95. F Clement, Jennifer. Gun Love. Hogarth: Crown. Mar. 2018. 256p. ISBN 9781524761684. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781524761707. F **Davies, Carys. West. Scribner. Apr. 2018. 160p. ISBN 9781501179341. $22; ebk. ISBN 9781501179365. F DEBUT Day, Karen. I’ll Stay. Kensington. Feb. 2018. 320p. ISBN 9781496711595. pap. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9781496711601. F Djavadi, Négar. Disoriental. Knopf. Apr. 2018. 320p. tr. from French by Tina Kover. ISBN 9781609454517. pap. $18; ebk. ISBN 9781609454524. F Genova, Lisa. Every Note Played. Scout: Gallery. Mar. 2018. 320p. ISBN 9781476717807. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781476717821. F Gwin, Minrose. Promise. Morrow. Mar. 2018. 384p. ISBN 9780062471710. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062471734. F **Halliday, Lisa. Asymmetry. S. & S. Feb. 2018. 288p. ISBN 9781501166761. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501166778. F DEBUT Harmel, Kristin. The Room on Rue Amélie. Gallery: S. & S. Mar. 2018. 400p. ISBN 9781501171406. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501171413. F Harrison, DeSales. The Waters & The Wild. Random. Apr. 2018. 320p. ISBN 9780812989540. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780812989564. F DEBUT **Hollinghurst, Alan. The Sparsholt Affair. Knopf. Mar. 2018. 432p. ISBN 9781101874561. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9781101874585. F Iggulden, Conn. The Abbot’s Tale. Pegasus. May 2018. 480p. ISBN 9781681777306. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681778082. F Kureishi, Hanif. The Nothing. Faber & Faber. Jan. 2018. 176p. ISBN 9780571332014. $22; ebk. ISBN 9780571332038. F **Lyon, Rachel. Self-Portrait with Boy. Scribner. Feb. 2018. 384p. ISBN 9781501169588. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501169601. F DEBUT Mamet, David. Chicago. Custom House. Feb. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9780062797193. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062797216. F **Meltzer, Brad. The Escape Artist. Grand Central. Mar. 2018. 432p. ISBN 9781455559527. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781455559510. F Nesbø, Jo. Macbeth. Hogarth: Crown. Apr. 2018. 464p. tr. from Norwegian by Don Bartlett. ISBN 9780553419054. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780553419061. F Pineda, Jon. Let’s No One Get Hurt. Farrar. Mar. 2018. 256p. ISBN 9780374185244. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780374717698. F **Powers, Richard. The Overstory. Norton. Apr. 2018. 512p. ISBN 9780393635522. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393635539. F Skenandore, Amanda. Between Earth and Sky. Kensington. Apr. 2018. 304p. ISBN 9781496713667. pap. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9781496713674. F DEBUT Tamirat, Nafkote. The Parking Lot Attendant. Holt. Mar. 2018. 240p. ISBN 9781250128508. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781250128515. F Urrea, Luis Alberto. The House of Broken Angels. Little, Brown. Mar. 2018. 336p. ISBN 9780316154888. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780316516259. F **Vlautin, Willy. Don’t Skip Out on Me. Harper. Feb. 2018. 288p. ISBN 9780062684455. $22.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062684486. F **White, Chris. The Life List of Adrian Mandrick. Touchstone. Apr. 2018. 288p. ISBN 9781501174308. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781501174322. F DEBUT
PROTECTIVE SISTERS **Kitson, Mick. Sal. Canongate. May 2018. 240p. ISBN 9781786891877. $20; ebk. ISBN 9781786891891. F Lloyd, Heather. My Name Is Venus Black. Dial. Feb. 2018. 368p. ISBN 9780399592188. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780399592195. F
Short Stories **Ausubel, Ramona. Awayland. Riverhead. Mar. 2018. 240p. ISBN 9781594634901. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780698410862. F


Bennett, Marguerite & James Tynion IV (text) & Steve Epting & others (illus.). Batwoman. Vol. 1: The Many Arms of Death. DC. 2017. 168p. ISBN 9781401274306. pap. $16.99. superhero Biondi, Flavia. Generations. Lion Forge. 2017. 144p. tr. from Italian by Carla Roncalli di Montorio. ISBN 9781941302507. pap. $14.99. literary Burnham, Erik (text) & Dan Schoening (illus.). Ghostbusters 101: Everyone Answers the Call. IDW. 2017. 162p. ISBN 9781684050260. pap. $19.99. SF Cornell, Paul (text) & Ryan Kelly (illus.). Saucer Country. IDW. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781684050956. pap. $29.99. SF Franklin, Tee (text) & Jenn St-Onge & Joy San (illus.). Bingo Love. Inclusive: Image. Feb. 2018. 88p. ISBN 9781534307506. pap. $9.99. LGBT ROMANCE **Gooch, Chris. Bottled. Top Shelf: IDW. 2017. 288p. ISBN 9781603094207. pap. $19.99. F DEBUT The Graphic Canon of Crime and Mystery. Vol. 1: From Sherlock Holmes to A Clockwork Orange to Jo Nesbø. Seven Stories. 2017. 352p. ed. by Russ Kick. ISBN 9781609807856. pap. $29.95. Mys **Halderman, Joe (text) & Marvano (illus.). The Forever War. Titan. 2017. 144p. ISBN 9781785860898. pap. $19.99. SF Leheup, Jody & Sebastian Girner (text) & Nil Vendrell & others (illus.). Shirtless Bear-Fighter. Vol. 1. Image. 2017. 160p. ISBN 9781534305304. pap. $16.99. COMICS Niffenegger, Audrey (text) & Eddie Campbell (illus.). Bizarre Romance. Comics Arts: Abrams. Mar. 2018. 168p. ISBN 9781419728532. $24.99. stories Marra, Benjamin. Night Business. Fantagraphics. 2017. 240p. ISBN 9781683960706. $24.99. sf **Pedrosa, Cyril. Portugal. NBM. 2017. 264p. tr. from French by Montana Kane. ISBN 9781681121475. $39.99. biographical f Ribon, Pamela (text) & Cat Farris (illus.). My Boyfriend Is a Bear. Oni. Apr. 2018. 176p. ISBN 9781620104873. pap. $19.99. GRAPHIC NOVELS Sulaiman, Hamid. Freedom Hospital: A Syrian Story. Interlink. Mar. 2018. 288p. tr. from French by Francesca Barrie. ISBN 9781623719951. pap. $20. f

Additional Graphic Novels

Hopkins, Suzy (text) & Hallie Bateman (illus.). What To Do When I’m Gone: A Mother’s Wisdom to Her Daughter. Bloomsbury USA. Apr. 2018. 144p. ISBN 9781632869685. $22. GRAPHIC MEMOIR **Tomasi, Peter J. (text) & Sara Duvall (illus.). The Bridge: How the Roeblings Connected Brooklyn to New York. Comics Arts: Abrams. Apr. 2018. 208p. ISBN 9781419728525. $24.99. HIST

MYSTERY & suspense

DEBUT OF THE MONTH **Copenhaver, John. Dodging and Burning. Pegasus Crime. Mar. 2018. 384p. ISBN 9781681776590. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681777153. M CHECK THESE OUT Casey, Donis. Forty Dead Men: An Alafair Tucker Mystery. Poisoned Pen. Feb. 2018. 216p. ISBN 9781464209376. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781464209406. M Daugherty, Christi. The Echo Killing. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Mar. 2018. 368p. ISBN 9781250148841. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250148865. M Enmon, Larry. The Burial Place. Crooked Lane. Apr. 2018. 288p. ISBN 9781683315537. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781683315544. M DEBUT **Fredericks, Mariah. A Death of No Importance. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Apr. 2018. 304p. ISBN 9781250152978. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250152985. M Green, Simon R. Into the Thinnest of Air. Severn House. (Ishmael Jones, Bk. 5). Mar. 2018. 192p. ISBN 9780727887573. $28.99. M **Harris, C.S. Why Kill the Innocent: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery. Berkley. Apr. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9780399585623. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780399585630. M Hillerman, Anne. Cave of Bones: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel. Harper. Apr. 2018. 320p. ISBN 9780062391926. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062391940. M Hirahara, Naomi. Hiroshima Boy. Prospect Park. Mar. 2018. 212p. ISBN 9781945551086. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781945551093. M Janes, Diane. The Magic Chair Murder. Severn House. (Black & Dod, Bk. 1). Mar. 2018. 224p. ISBN 9780727887597. $28.99. M **Kerr, Philip. Greeks Bearing Gifts: A Bernie Gunther Novel. Marian Wood: Putnam. Apr. 2018. 528p. ISBN 9780399177064. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780698413146. THRILLER **Kope, Spencer. Whispers of the Dead. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Apr. 2018. 336p. ISBN 9781250072887. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466884847. THRILLER **Mukherjee, Abir. A Necessary Evil. Pegasus Crime. (Sam Wyndham, Bk. 2). Apr. 2018. 384p. ISBN 9781681776712. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681777283. M **Nay, Roz. Our Little Secret. St. Martin’s. Apr. 2018. 272p. ISBN 9781250160812. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250160829. SUSPENSE DEBUT Parks, Alan. Bloody January. Europa. (World Noir). Mar. 2018. 304p. ISBN 9781786891341. pap. $17; ebk. ISBN 9781609454494. M Street, Karen Lee. Edgar Allan Poe and the Jewel of Peru: A Poe and Dupin Mystery. Pegasus Crime. Apr. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9781681776675. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681777245. M **Wheeler, Leslie. Rattlesnake Hill. Encircle. (Berkshire Hilltown, Bk. 1). Feb. 2018. 318p. ISBN 9781893035812. pap. $16.99; ebk. ISBN 9781893035836. M

Cozy Corner

Campbell, Melodie. The B-Team: The Case of the Angry First Wife. Orca. Feb. 2018. 144p. ISBN 9781459818071. pap. $9.95; ebk. ISBN 9781459818095. M **Graves, Sarah. Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake. Kensington. (Death by Chocolate, Bk. 1). Feb. 2018. 240p. ISBN 9781496711281. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781496711304. M
CRIME IN TRANSLATION Giordano, Mario. Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions. Houghton Harcourt. Mar. 2018. 352p. tr. from German by John Brownjohn. ISBN 9781328863577. $24; ebk. ISBN 9781328863584. M DEBUT Hénaff, Sophie. The Awkward Squad. MacLehose: Quercus. Apr. 2018. 320p. tr. from French by Sam Gordon. ISBN 9781681440033. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781681440019. M DEBUT
NEW MOMS IN PERIL Goodman, Carol. The Other Mother. Morrow. Mar. 2018. 336p. ISBN 9780062819833. $26.99; pap. ISBN 9780062562647. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062562654. SUSPENSE **Molloy, Aimee. The Perfect Mother. Harper. May 2018. 336p. ISBN 9780062696793. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062696816. SUSPENSE    

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