Things Are Not Always As They Seem: Bone-Chilling Thrillers

A gripping page turner, a satisfying mystery, and psychological thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat; readers who love suspense, horror, and nail-biting-action have come to the right place

Walking with the Greats: 19th-Century Literature

Thought-provoking stories, poetry and interactions with some literary greats; readers that are interested in 19th-century literature and poetry will find more than what they are looking for in these two books

Fighting for Freedom: Abolition Fiction

Two novels with gripping stories and rich historical detail; readers interested in historical fiction and nail-biting adventures will find either one of these books a fascinating read

Fiction: Black, Cantero, Chase, Clayton, Drew, Huntley, Jewel, Leigh, McKay, and Williams | Xpress Reviews

Black spins a poetic and enthralling tale; highly recommended for fans of Scooby-Doo; shabby glamour and dark atmosphere make for an electric setting; for folks seeking a whip-smart erotic romance with nuance; an in-depth character study of a flawed man; resonating well among the current rash of psychological thrillers; with appeal to both the NA and YA markets; an eerie glow on the denizens of London’s criminal class; for those who enjoy unearthly tales grounded in historical events; the neatly tied-up conclusion is especially impressive

Fiction: Beattie, Brookmyre, Conroy, DePalo, the Hammers, James, MacColl, Moggach, Waters, More | Xpress Reviews

A medieval tale; Beattie’s welcome stories; Jack Parlabane races against the clock; Conroy’s impressive literary fiction; DePalo hits a lot of right notes; a solid Scandinavian noir; Holohan’s debut is elegantly written; Conroy is totally satisfying; MacColl’s historical fiction is a perfect fit; a darker Moggach; a heaping dose of scientific and historical intrigue; and overpowering pieces from Waters

Fiction from Boyett & Mitchroney, Ephron, Grant, Maron, and Oates | Xpress Reviews

Sf mixed with alternative history; a satisfyingly creepy read for fans of Southern gothic fiction; a very complex plotline seeks to tie up loose ends in Grant’s long-running series; Maron’s fans will enjoy this while wiping away tears of farewell; Oates’s short dark pieces are compelling

Fiction from Benford and Trigiani | Xpress Reviews

Benford’s title is recommended for an audience that enjoys alternate history with a solid grounding in reality; Trigiani’s truly pleasurable read will strike a chord with fans of Fannie Flagg

Fiction includes “A Superhero Anthology” and works by Carey and Harrison | Xpress Reviews

Fans of superhero fiction will find that these imaginative stories; this action-packed sequel to The Girl with All the Gifts is a zombie thriller with a sympathetic cast of characters and multiple narrators; Harrison’s latest is a lackluster thriller

Fiction from Blauner, Chamberlin, Hamilton, Herron, London, Nakamura, Shaara, Swinson, More | Xpress Reviews

Blauner’s first novel in more than ten years was worth the wait; Daily’s debut is good for those looking for a fluffy, fun summer read; aficionados of Gregg Hurwitz will quickly become Hamilton fans; London’s third “Highland Grooms” title is enchanting; Nakamura is for those who like their fiction dark; Shaara offers much to enjoy; Swinson delivers a superb second series installment

Fiction from Chang, Everett, Higgins, and Starred Debuter Rio | Xpress Reviews

Chang’s eighth novel is recommended for all readers of intelligent crime fiction; Everett taps into the gossipy small-community culture; imagery of the lonely Ananke roaming the solar system will stick with readers; in this strong and assured first novel, Rio crafts an intricate story about friendship, love, and betrayal