LJ Fiction Reviews: June 1, 2017

Below is a list of Christian Fiction, Fiction, Graphic Novels, and Mystery titles to be reviewed in the June 1, 2017, 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.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: LJ is seeking summer and fall football books for a roundup in the August 2017 issue. Please include with your submissions author, title, publisher, pub date, page count, ISBN, price, and formats available (print, ebook).
Deadline is June 2.

 

CHRISTIAN FICTION

DEBUT OF THE MONTH

**Linden, Rachel. Acension of Larks. Thomas Nelson. Jun. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9780718095734. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780718095741. CF

AMISH CORNER

Gray, Shelley Shepard & others. An Amish Summer: Four Novellas. Thomas Nelson. Jun. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9780718078843. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780718078980. CF

**Reid, Ruth. Abiding Mercy. Thomas Nelson. (Amish Mercies, Vol. 1). Jul. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780718082444. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780718082451. CF

CHECK THESE OUT

Afshar, Tessa. Bread of Angels. Tyndale House. Jun. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9781496406477. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781496425294. CF

Breslin, Kate. High as the Heavens. Bethany House. Jun. 2094. 400p. ISBN 9780764217814. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781441231222. CF

Carlson, Melody. Under a Summer Sky: A Summer Romance. Revell. (Follow Your Heart, Bk. 3). Jun. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780800723590. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781493407156. CF

Caroll, Robin. Weaver’s Needle. Shiloh Run. Jun. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781634099943. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781634099967. CF

Dobson, Melanie. Catching the Wind. Tyndale House. May 2017. 400p. ISBN 9781496417282. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781496417312. CF

Groot, Tracy. The Maggie Bright: A Novel of Dunkirk. Tyndale House. May 2017. 368p. ISBN 9781496422569. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781496406705. CF

Hunt, Angela. Egypt’s Sister: A Novel of Cleopatra. Bethany House. (Silent Years, Bk. 1). Jul. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9780764219320. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781441231239. CF

Johnson, Todd M. Fatal Trust. Bethany House. Aug. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780764230448; $25.99; ISBN 9780764212352. pap. $15.99. CF

Ladd, Sarah E. A Stranger at Fellsworth. Thomas Nelson. (Treasures of Surrey, Bk. 3). May 2017. 336p. ISBN 9780718011857. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780718011871. CF

McHale, Celeste Fletcher. The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories. Thomas Nelson. May 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780718039844. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780718034245. CF

**Sleeman, Susan. Fatal Mistake. FaithWords. (White Knights, Bk. 1). May 2017. 400p. ISBN 9781455596461. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781455596447. CF

**Sproles, Cindy K. Liar’s Winter: An Appalachian Novel. Kregel. Jun. 2017. 264p. ISBN 9780825444531. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9780825487408. CF

White, Roseanna M. A Name Unknown. Bethany House. (Shadows over England, Bk. 1). Jul. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9780764219269. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781441231215. CF

SERIES LINEUP

Jagears, Melissa. A Love So True. Bethany House. (Teaville Moral Society, Bk. 2). May 2017. 368p. ISBN 9780764217524. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781441231284. CF

McMillan, Rachel. The White Feather Murders. Harvest House. (Herringford & Watts, Bk. 3). May 2017. 224p. ISBN 9780736966443. pap. $12.99; ebk. ISBN 9780736966450. CF

Richardson-Moore, Deb. The Cover Story. Lion Fiction: Kregel.  (Branigan Powers, Bk. 2). Jun. 2017. 281p. ISBN 9781782642404. pap. $14.99. CF

 

FICTION

**Carrasco, Jesús. Out in the Open. Riverhead. Jul. 2017. 240p. tr. from Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa. ISBN 9781594634369. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780698197404. F  DEBUT

Castillo, Linda. Down a Dark Road: A Kate Burkholder Novel. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Jul. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781250121288. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250121301. F

Dacey, Patrick. The Outer Cape. Holt. Jun. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781627794671. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781627794688. F

Dave, Laura. Hello, Sunshine. S. & S. Jul. 2017. 256p. ISBN 9781476789323. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781476789347. F

Finder, Joseph. The Switch. Dutton. Jun. 2017. 394p. ISBN 9781101985786. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781101985793. F

**Goodnight, Linda. The Innkeeper’s Sister. HQN: Harlequin. (Honey Ridge, Bk. 3). Aug. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780373799473. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781488022746. F

Henry, Patti Callahan. The Bookshop at Water’s End. Berkley. Jul. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780399583117. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9780399583124. F

Hilderbrand, Elin. The Identicals. Little, Brown. Jun. 2017. 432p. ISBN 9780316375191. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780316375207. F

Kukafka, Danya. Girl in Snow. S. & S. Aug. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9781501144370. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501144394. F DEBUT

McMillan, Claire. The Necklace. Touchstone. Jul. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781501165047. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501165061. F

**Moore, Edward Kelsey. The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues. Holt. Jun. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781250107947. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781250107923. F

**Ng, Celeste. Little Fires Everywhere. Penguin Pr. Sept. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9780735224292. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780735224308. F

**Pamuk, Orhan. The Red-Haired Woman. Knopf. Aug. 2017. 272p. tr. from Turkish by Ekin Oklap. ISBN 9780451494429. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780451494436. F

**Penney, Stef. Under a Pole Star. Quercus. Sept. 2017. 608p. ISBN 9781681441177. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781681441153. F

**Quinn, Kate. The Alice Network. Morrow. Jun. 2017. 528p. ISBN 9780062654199. pap. $16.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062654205. F

Redel, Victoria. Before Everything. Viking. Jun. 2017. 288p. ISBN 9780735222571. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780735222588. F

**Richmond, Michelle. The Marriage Pact. Bantam. Jul. 2017. 432p. ISBN 9780385343299. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780804179867. F

**Rockaway, Kristin. The Wild Woman’s Guide to Traveling the World. Center St. Jun. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781455597536. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781455597543. F DEBUT

Sauma, Luiza. Flesh and Bone and Water. Scribner. Jun. 2017. 272p. ISBN 9781501158025. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501158049. F DEBUT

**Senna, Danzy. New People. Riverhead. Aug. 2017. 240p. ISBN 9781594487095. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780698172463. F DEBUT

**Tambakis, Anthony. Swimming with Bridgeport Girls. S. & S. Jul. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781451684919. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781451684926. F DEBUT

Westlake, Donald E. Forever and a Death. Hard Case Crime: Titan. Jun. 2017. 464p. ISBN 9781785654237. $22.99; ebk. ISBN 9781785654244. F

Zevin, Gabrielle. Young Jane Young. Algonquin. Aug. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781616205041. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781616207724. F

Short Stories

Ferris, Joshua. The Dinner Party. Little, Brown. May 2017. 256p. ISBN 9780316465953. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780316465977. F

a READING cHECKLIST: sIZZLING NEW SUMMER FICTION, PLUS OLD FAVORITES

ADRENALINE

FRONTLIST

Sager, Riley. Final Girls. Dutton. Jul. 2017. 352p. ISBN 978110198536. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781101985373. F

BACKLIST

Wohlsdorf, Gina. Security. Algonquin. 2016. 288p. ISBN 9781616205621. $25.95; pap. ISBN 9781616206932. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9781616205973 F

FANTASY

FRONTLIST

McGuire, Seanan. Down Among the Sticks and Bones. Tor.com. (Wayward Children, Bk. 2). Jun. 2017. 192p. ISBN 9780765392039. $17.99; ebk. ISBN 9780765392046. FANTASY

BACKLIST

Schwab, V.E. A Darker Shade of Magic. Tor. (Shades of Magic, Bk. 1). 2015. 400p. ISBN 9780765376459. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466851375. FANTASY

HISTORICAL

FRONTLIST

Reid, Taylor Jenkins. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. Atria. Jun. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9781501139239, $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501139246. F

BACKLIST

Trigiani, Adriana. All the Stars in the Heavens. HarperCollins. 2015. 464p. ISBN 9780062319197. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 780062319210. F

HORROR

FRONTLIST

Golden, Christopher. Ararat. St. Martin’s. Apr. 2017. 305p. ISBN 9781250117052. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250117069. HORROR

BACKLIST

Tremblay, Paul. Disappearance at Devil’s Rock. Morrow. 2016. 327p. ISBN 9780062363268. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062363282. HORROR

MYSTERY

FRONTLIST

Leon, Donna. Earthly Remains. Grove Atlantic. Apr. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9780802126474. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780802189455. M

BACKLIST

Pearce, Michael. The Women of the Souk. Severn House. 2016. 176p. ISBN 9780727886187. $28.99; ebk. ISBN 9781780107806. M

ROMANCE

FRONTLIST

Gracie, Anne. Marry in Haste. Jove. (A Marriage of Convenience, Bk. 1). May 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780425283813. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780698411630. ROMANCE

BACKLIST

Krentz, Jayne Ann. Trust Me. Gallery. 2013. 368p. ISBN 9781476752495. $32.50. ROMANCE

SCIENCE FICTION

FRONTLIST

Lee, Yoon Ha. Raven Stratagem. Solaris. (Machineries of Empire, Bk. 2). Jun. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9781781085370. pap. $9.99; ebk. ISBN 9781786180469. SF

BACKLIST

Scalzi, John. The Collapsing Empire. Tor. Mar. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9780765388896. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9780765388896. SF

WOMEN’S FICTION

FRONTLIST

Chase, Eve. The Wildling Sisters. Putnam. Jul. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9780399174131. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780698191471. F

BACKLIST

White, Karen. Flight Patterns. NAL. 2016. 416p. ISBN 9780451470911. $26; Mar. 2017. pap. ISBN 9780451470928. $15; ebk. ISBN 9781501905445. F

WILD CARDS

FRONTLIST

Stephenson, Neal & Nicole Galland. The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. Morrow. Jun. 2017. 768p. ISBN 9780062409164. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780062409171. sf

BACKLIST

Gross, Andrew. The One Man. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. 2016. 432p. ISBN 9781250079503. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466892187. F

GRAPHIC NOVELS

Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem & Raymond Obstfeld (text) & Joshua Cassara & others (illus.). Mycroft Holmes and the Apocalypse Handbook. Titan Comics. Sept. 2017. 128p. ISBN 9781785853005. pap. $16.99. Mys

Bagieu, Pénélope. California Dreamin’: Cass Elliot Before the Mamas & the Papas. First Second. Mar. 2017. 272p. tr. from French by Nanette McGuinness. bibliog. ISBN 9781626725461. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250156167. BIOG

**Bocquet, José-Luis (text) & Catel Muller (illus.). Josephine Baker. SelfMadeHero. May 2017. 496p. tr. from French by Edward Gauvin & others. bibliog. ISBN 9781910593295. pap. $27.95. BIOG

Buck, Pearl S. (text) & Nick Bertozzi (text & illus.). The Good Earth. S. & S. Jul. 2017. 144p. ISBN 9781501132766. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781501132780. F

Chabouté, Christophe. Alone. Gallery 13: S. & S. Jul. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9781501153327. pap. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781501154010. literary

Delisle, Guy. Hostage. Drawn & Quarterly. May 2017. 432p. ISBN 9781770462793. $29.95. literary

**Ferris, Emil. My Favorite Thing Is Monsters. Vol. 1. Fantagraphics. Feb. 2017. 386p. ISBN 9781606999592. pap. $39.99. f

Lemire, Jeff. Roughneck. Gallery 13: S. & S. Apr. 2017. 272p. ISBN 9781501160998. $29.99. F

Milligan, Peter (text) & Juan José Ryp & others (illus.). Brittania. Vol. 1. Valiant Comics. Mar. 2017. 112p. ISBN 9781682151853. pap. $9.99. Mys/horror

Sampayo, Carlos (text) & José Muñoz (illus.). Billie Holiday. NBM. May 2017. 80p. tr. from French by Katy MacRae & others. ISBN 9781681120935. $19.99. BIOG

Steele, Hamish. Pantheon: The True Story of the Egyptian Deities. Nobrow. Aug. 2017. 216p. ISBN 9781910620205. pap. $22.95. HIST

Sun, Jonathan. everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too: a book by jomny sun. Harper Perennial. Jun. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9780062569028. pap. $14.99. GRAPHIC NOVELS

Tagame, Gengoroh. My Brother’s Husband. Vol. 1. Pantheon. May 2017. 352p. tr. from Japanese by Anne Ishii. ISBN 9781101871515. pap. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9781101871522. F

**Tamaki, Jillian. Boundless. Drawn & Quarterly. Jun. 2017. 248p. ISBN 9781770462878. pap. $24.95. F

MYSTERY

DEBUT OF THE MONTH

**Goldman, Matt. Gone to Dust. Forge. Aug. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9780765391285. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9780765391292. M

CHECK THESE OUT

Bryant, Harry. Hidden Palms: A Butch Bliss Novel. Rota. (Butch Bliss, Bk. 1). Jun. 2017. 280p. ISBN 9781630231019. pap. $17. M

Finlay, Mick. Arrowood. Mira: Harlequin.Jul. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780778330943. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781488025136. M

Honda, Tetsuya. Soul Cage. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Jul. 2017. 336p. tr. from Japanese by Giles Murray. ISBN 9781250061584. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466867307. M

**MacBride, Stuart. A Dark So Deadly. Harper360. Jun. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9780007494682. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780008217709. M

Quartey, Kwei. Death by His Grace. Soho Crime. (Darko Dawson, Bk. 5). Aug. 2017. 272p. ISBN 9781616957087. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781616957094. M

**Quincy, D.M. Murder in Mayfair: An Atlas Catesby Mystery. Crooked Lane. Jul. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781683312253. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781683312260. M

Schwegel, Theresa. The Lies We Tell. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Jul. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9781250001788. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250022448. M

Thiem, Brian. Shallow Grave: A Detective Matt Sinclair Mystery. Crooked Lane. Jul. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781683311430. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781683311454. M

**Thomas, Julia. Penhale Wood. Midnight Ink. Jul. 2017. 312p. ISBN 9780738752501. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780738752846. M

COZY CORNER

Eaton, J.C. Booked 4 Murder: A Sophie Kimball Mystery. Kensington. Jun. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781496708557. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781496708564. M

Pressey, Rose. If the Haunting Fits, Wear It: A Haunted Vintage Mystery. Kensington. Jun. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781496705556. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781496705563. M

Andrews, Donna. Gone Gull: A Meg Langslow Mystery. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Aug. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781250078568. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466890886. M

SERIES LINEUP

Carlisle, Kate. Once upon a Spine: A Bibliophile Mystery. Berkley Prime Crime. Jun. 2017. 288p. ISBN 9780451477729. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780698411111. M

Crider, Bill. Dead, To Begin With: A Dan Rhodes Mystery. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Aug. 2017. 272p. ISBN 9781250078537. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466890831. M

Greenlaw, Linda. Shiver Hitch. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Jun. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781250107565. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250107572. M

Owen, Howard. The Devil’s Triangle: A Willie Black Mystery. Permanent. Jun. 2017. 254p. ISBN 9781579624996. $28. M

Sykes, S.D. City of Masks: A Somershill Manor Novel. Pegasus Crime. Jul. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9781681773421. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681773421. M

ADDITIONAL MYSTERY

Casey, Jane. Let the Dead Speak. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Jul. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781250100832. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250100849. M

**Tremayne, Peter. Penance of the Damned: A Mystery of Ancient Ireland. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Jul. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781250119643. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250119650. M

 

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