Fiction from Andrews, Roberts, Ware, and Debuter Thomas | Xpress Reviews

Mainly for Andrews’s fans; Roberts does an excellent job of creating sympathetic and relatable characters with real-life problems; Thomas writes with confident verve and a gift for expressive dialog; Ware’s fourth novel is her best yet

Fiction from Jennings, Jump, Kidd, Koontz, Pötzsch, Torras, and Widger, plus a Quartet of Debuts | Xpress Reviews

An eye-opening and rewarding debut; a finely tuned, knife-edge thriller with two equally unflinching women; Nora finds her place in her own life as well as within her bustling Irish Catholic family; a fine Irish feast for the literary crowd; for fans who appreciate a fierce female protagonist; for readers whose tastes range from high literary to smart urban fiction; an action-packed adventure; neither a dystopian nor sunny view of our tech-mediated future; language that’s quick and bruising, sharp-edged and relentless; complicated relationships, imperfect technology, and a semidystopian backstory

Royal Lives | Fiction Reviews

An enjoyable read for fans of historical fiction, especially when dealing with the lives of kings and queens; A broader illustration of the life of Jane Seymour, third wife of King Henry VIII

Shore Bets | Fiction Reviews

A perfect beach book, pleasurable at any time, is a sophisticated portrayal of subtle class warfare; A compassionate tale of how people grow and change after loss

Travel Fiction | Fiction Reviews

An insightful study of loss, grief, and the possibility of romance after; A thoroughly engaging fairy tale for adults

Fiction from Abbott, Andrews, Barron, Hall, Hart, and McCarthy, plus a Debut | Xpress Reviews

Strongly recommended for fans of suspense and enthusiasts of the short form; a baffling and intriguing science thriller that is part Tom Clancy with a dash of Michael Crichton; Barron delivers a fine first entry in the noir genre; for readers who appreciate twisted, unlikable characters; a must-read for fans of sf-based mysteries; fast-paced with an unexpected ending, this novel has everything fans of the genre could want

Fiction from Holt and Mackay, with a Starred Debut from Fine | Xpress Reviews

Part fairy tale, part coming-of-age adventure, Fine’s debut was written under the tutelage of Audrey Niffenegger; this tenth and final book in this best-selling Norwegian series is perhaps one of the best; Mackay delivers another gritty, staccato-told tale

Fiction from Liu Zhenyun, McKenzie, Mayes, and Debuter Tapper | Xpress Reviews

Liu’s scathing and illuminating tome is highly recommended for internationally savvy readers; the author builds suspense in steady, page-turning steps; anyone who has read Mayes’s other books will want to check this out; this debut will have readers calling for more fiction from Tapper’s writerly pen

Fiction from Cohen, Cole, Frampton, Kardos, Monroe, Rosenberg, Sigurdardóttir, and Thayer | Xpress Reviews

Purchase where B.A. Paris, S.J. Watson, and Paula Hawkins are popular; readers will have a hard time putting this one down; a solid romance with steamy love scenes that is an enjoyable read; truly gasp-worthy; fans of Monroe will find an easy read full of dramatic soap opera situations; The nonstop action will keep readers turning the pages; this hard-to-put-down Nordic thriller will be a treat for crime fiction fans; one of Thayer’s best Nantucket novels yet; readers will find much to discuss in literary historian Varese’s debut novel

Fiction from Box, Hughes, Rotella, and Debuters Kiernan and Viskic | Xpress Reviews

Another hit for storyteller extraordinaire Box; this English-village drama is packed with threads to unravel straight to the end; this solid Irish procedural is clearly set up for a series; for fans of tough crime fiction; fans of Australian crime writers such as Peter Temple and Jane Harper will want this