Thrillers | Prepub Alert, September 2024 Titles

Edgar Award–winning David Ellis and James Patterson team up again for a stand-alone story, and there's literary suspense, small-town secrets, and a Hitchcock fan with a sinister agenda; plus new series titles.








Bieker, Chelsea. Madwoman. Little, Brown. Sept. 2024. 336p. ISBN 9780316573290. $29. SUSPENSE

Award-winning Bieker (Godshot) pens a literary suspense novel that explores domestic violence and motherhood. Clover covers up her past to achieve her dream life, complete with a husband and two children. Then a letter from prison brings her past into the present, threatening everything. With a 100K-copy first printing.

Dahl, Julia. I Dreamed of Falling. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Sept. 2024. 320p. ISBN 9781250865977. $29. SUSPENSE

Former reporter and Edgar finalist Dahl (The Missing Hours) returns with a story about painful secrets in a small Hudson Valley town. As newspaper reporter Roman Grady starts asking questions about the death of Ashley, his girlfriend and the mother of his son, he uncovers dangerous answers. With a 75K-copy first printing.

Patterson, James & Ellis, David. Lies He Told Me. Little, Brown. Sept. 2024. 384p. ISBN 9780316403894. $30. SUSPENSE

Edgar Award–winning Ellis and Patterson team up again, after Escape, with a stand-alone suspense story. When David Bowers saves a drowning stranger and appears on TV as a hero, his sudden fame reveals his secret life in the witness protection program, sending him and his family on the run. With a 300K-copy first printing.

Wrobel, Stephanie. The Hitchcock Hotel. Berkley. Sept. 2024. 336p. ISBN 9780593547113. $29. THRILLER

In best-selling Wrobel’s (This Might Hurt) newest, Hitchcock fan Alfred Smettle, owner of the Hitchcock Hotel, invites his college film club friends, whom he hasn’t seen for 16 years, to a weekend reunion. The plan is to celebrate the anniversary of the memorabilia-filled hotel, but Smettle has a sinister agenda.

Forthcoming Series Titles

Hoag, Tami. Bad Liar. Dutton. (Broussard and Fourcade, Bk. 3). Sept. 2024. 400p. ISBN 9781101985434. $30. THRILLER

Moore, Taylor. Cold Trail. Morrow. (Garrett Kohl, Bk. 4). Sept. 2024. 352p. ISBN 9780063292468. $30. THRILLER

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