Fiction from Dazieri, Fox, Mackintosh, Margolin, O’Flanagan, and St. James, plus Debuter Hunter | Xpress Reviews

Damaged characters struggle amid blood and guts to discover the truth behind horrific events; for those who enjoy gritty, graphic mysteries; a multilayered British debut police procedural will hook readers; readers will draw parallels to other authors famous for their plot twists; this essential women’s fiction read is a page-turner that does not disappoint; just creepy enough to keep readers satisfyingly on edge

E-Originals from Flockton & Marsden, Moore, and First-Timer Ash | Xpress Reviews

In the midst of the #MeToo movement and a lack of celebrity privacy, no romance could be more apropos for exploring these issues; recommended for readers who enjoy short and spicy sports-centered romance; this unhurried story features appealing protagonists and a slow-simmering romance

E-Originals from Barley, O’Connell, and York | Xpress Reviews

The men’s shared background makes it easier for them to complement each other, which is worth the wait; lighthearted paranormal romances that center on the Wedding Bliss shop and its staff; York hits the right blend of building the relationship, adding in character backgrounds and issues, and wrapping it up with a bang

Nonfiction: Abdurraqib, Israel, Murder in Mexico, Meditation, Libraries, William Ivey Long | Xpress Reviews

Poet, essayist, and music critic Abdurraqib examines contemporary America; of great interest to readers concerned with the future of Israel; for readers interested in crime and corruption in Mexico; a great Meditation 101; the rise of professional tennis and the contributions of Bill Tilden; for those who are attracted to the minutiae of libraries; readers interested in unorthodox histories will appreciate this stimulating and iconoclastic work; a focuse on Ivey Long’s designs from seven theatrical productions

Fiction from Abrahamson, Gardiner, Harrison, and Purcell, with Debuter Ackerman | Xpress Reviews

Fans of quirky setups and international settings will find food for thought; strong female friendships and an unusual World War II home front setting; Gardiner’s chilling follow-up to UNSUB puts readers into the mind of a Ted Bundy–type murderer; the authentic historical detail and plot twists make this mystery difficult to put down; a must for all lovers of Gothic literature

Nonfiction on Conservation, Clinton’s Campaign, Best Travel 2018, and Energy & Politics | Xpress Reviews

For readers interested in nature-related philosophy; readers interested in the 2016 presidential campaign and Clinton will find this to be a satisfying and informative book; a beautiful, concise guide for future and armchair travelers; how global energy markets shaped the U.S. political context in 2016

Fiction from Bacigalupi & Buckell, Harkaway, McAlpine, Piglia, Vargas Llosa, Watts, & Wilson | Xpress Reviews

These loosely related tales show promise; this work goes so far as to invoke the reader’s role in creating the narrative; a debut for die-hard fans of psychological suspense; will appeal to adventurous Holmes fans who enjoy more modern takes on a literary icon; consummate autobiographical fiction; a murder mystery with political overtones and the underlying power of the press; Watts can take a few words and paint a landscape that reveals so much richness about the people and culture; fans of Agatha Christie may appreciate this fictional look at her life

E-Originals from the Duo of Flockton & Owen, plus Debuter Adhara | Xpress Reviews

Adhara’s debut novel is an old-fashioned thriller with a few twists that fans of shifter romances will enjoy; overtly safe yet compelling sex, witty dialog, and paranormal action make this a winner

Nonfiction: Coming Out, Environmental Philosophy, Tom Yawkey, TM, Martin Luther King Jr. | Xpress Reviews

A candid story of redemption and self-discovery; the author has a passion for baseball; examines the ways one can advance the opportunities for being lucky; Mueller creates an accessible introduction to environmental philosophy; a thorough explanation of what transcendental meditation is; Red Sox and baseball history fans will appreciate; for students of urban policy; original essays about Martin Luther King Jr.; capturing elusive experiences in interesting worlds

Fiction from Bowen, Boyce, Downie, Eason, Khan, and More | Xpress Reviews

For readers who enjoy World War ll historical fiction and rural Italian culture; Sarah Alt continues to march to her own drum; the end of this debut is satisfying; Downie’s latest serves as a worthy stand-alone; this nonstop, white-knuckled thrill ride will please devotees of police procedurals; Khan’s series is well worth investigating; an absorbing story of love and loss with an astounding conclusion