Deceptive Friends | Fiction Reviews, February 15, 2017

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Bell’s edgy first novel is chock-full of dirty little secrets, lies, and manipulations; psychological suspense fans will find that Megan Miranda’s The Perfect Stranger will not disappoint

Time Travels | Fiction Reviews, February 15, 2017

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Lovers of meticulously researched historical fiction and time-travel narratives will be swept away by The Scribe of Siena while Julie McElwain takes readers on a suspense-filled journey in her new novel A Twist in Time

Fiction from Gable and Monroe, plus First-Timers Emmerson and Rohan | Xpress Reviews

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There’s more sociology than sociopaths in this first novel; recommended for those seeking a quick read with a few surprises; for fans of thrillers who can handle the sometimes grisly subject matter; readers will quickly get involved in Billy’s simple yet multifaceted struggle and courageous transformation

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

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Author and Iraq War veteran Jessica Scott’s new “Falling” series tackles the effects of war on those who serve as well as the people who love them. The first book in the series, Before I Fall, takes the top spot of most read Romance in SELF-e Select.

LJ Fiction Reviews: February 15, 2017

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Debuter Alyan beautifully illustrates the resilience of the human spirit; readers of Southern grit will enjoy Joy’s excellent sophomore outing; a stunning, sensual, thrilling final installment of the “Sea Haven: Sisters of the Heart” series; no writer is more skilled than Kiernan at conveying horrifying images in gorgeous language

Fiction from Brown, Buchman, and Cross | Xpress Reviews

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Brown’s well-written and absolutely compelling suspense novel will appeal to fans of psychological thrillers; Buchman concludes his series with a sensual, action-fueled romance; even readers who enjoy Cross’s series might be disappointed

Reading Novels One, Two, Three | Wyatt’s World

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Debut novels are delightful because they promise future works to follow. Second books then confirm the hope of the first, while third novels launch a career. Here are five titles that combine such offerings, introducing readers to fresh voices and proving the power of authors who have more to say.

Fiction from Debuter Salehi and Yokoyama | Xpress Reviews

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This hybrid legal finance/international thriller may be suitable for fans of broad action/adventure tales; Yokoyama’s English-language debut is a complex procedural that takes time to get into high gear

LJ Fiction Reviews: February 1, 2017

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Boyd/Kirk take readers behind today’s headlines; Kline expertly captures the essence of Wyeth’s iconic masterpiece; Santiago’s debut ticks all the boxes for a first-rate thriller; Ollmann is an early contender for the best in 2017; Welsh’s debut is an inspiring feminist tale perfect for the modern age

Fiction from Evans, Miller, Peacock, Wilhide, and Two Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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Mazzola’s debut draws on the notorious 1837 Edgware Road murder; Miller has created a quirky, relatable family; Murphy’s imaginative debut is a haunting ghost story and a thrilling mystery; Peacock’s second novel may appeal to readers of Sue Monk Kidd; two stories focus on filmmaking during World War II