Not What They Imagined: Dystopian Worlds

Jennie Melamed’s debut Gather the Daughters creates a beautiful suspense-filled world while Forever On creates a clever exposition of how the cyberworld of social media operates

Kept in the Shadows: Swedish Noir

Not for the faint-of-heart, both books will engage the reader in viscerally haunting experiences full of fast-paced action and terror

Innocent Until Proven Guilty: Legal Dramas

These two books pack a punch; full of suspense and non-stop action, readers who enjoy courtroom dramas with twist and turns around every corner will want to add both books to their collection

You Never Know What Lies Beneath: Twisty Thrillers

Twisty thrillers, sustained suspense, and nail-biting tension make any one of these books fantastic reads for those who love a good page turner

Fiction from Irby, Laukkanen, and McMahon | Xpress Reviews

Irby delivers a story that is comic, mystifying, and ominous, but never, not for one second, boring; short, heart-pounding chapters move Laukkanen’s story along quickly; Burntown redeems itself in the end with an intriguing mystery that will delight reading groups

Fiction from Cutler and Kessel, with First-Timers Hezroni and Tilghman | Xpress Reviews

Cutler has overwhelmed this novel with story angles; Hezroni’s thriller will delight those who enjoy the twisted world of international espionage; Kessel’s wonderfully weighty novel is speculative fiction at its finest; this warmhearted first novel celebrates the value of community (and libraries!)

A Journey to the Past

Two compelling and heartbreaking stories; readers who especially enjoy historical fiction full of tragedy, love, and family connections will fall head-over-heels for both books

Two of a Kind: Weird Sister Tales

Two heartwarming stories about sisters and the challenges they face throughout life; separation from their families and reconciliation with their pasts make both books interesting reads

Fiction from Fierro, Hunt, Paretsky, Sykes, and Newcomer Torjussen | Xpress Reviews

Characters are as busy chewing the scenery as the moths are chewing leaves; another plus is Hunt’s vivid, pungent prose and racy dialog; Paretsky’s novels are never dull; recommended for those who enjoy Nancy Martin’s mysteries involving fashion and parties; Torjussen’s debut novel combines tightly wound suspense with an unfolding surprise ending

Fiction from Hämäläinen, London, Longworth, and Misko and Debuts Galore | Xpress Reviews

Debuts from Buntin, Cottrell, Hartnett, Magariel, Ruby, and Underdown are all worth checking out, for disturbing, emotional, sharp, insightful, nerve-jarring, astute, and suspenseful fiction. Also, Hämäläinen’s intriguing puzzle, London’s breathtaking romance, and Longworth’s whodunit