The truth behind one horrible night slowly comes out through three women in "All The Truth" by Laura Brodie.
College professor Emma Greene's life changed forever the night three drunk college students showed up on her door. By the end of the night, someone lies dead.
Her daughter, Maggie, witnessed the violence and has since been in therapy. Now living with her overprotective, single father, she struggles to put together the pieces of that night. And she is shaken when her strange math teacher, suddenly jogs her memory. For Mrs. Grace Murdock, a divorced, single mother, is also Sandra McCluskey, the girl college student who was there that night.
When Grace/Sandra makes the first move to talk to Maggie about that night, and the full truth is revealed, it has an impact on all three women forever.
This is rich story about mothers and daughters, mistakes and consequences, and the power of the truth that isn't done exploring until the very last page.
"All The Truth" is published by Berkley. It is $15 and 287 pages long.
A woman confronts her past in Dani Pettrey's "Submerged."
Bailey Craig left her small Alaskan town behind many years ago, intending never to return to her bad reputation there and the boy she left behind, Cole. But when her beloved aunt dies in a plane crash, Bailey must return to bury her and decide what to do with her family's longtime trading post.
Cole, helping the police recover evidence in the crash, can't believe the Bailey that has returned and the Bailey that left are the same woman. And yet, he feels the same way for her once more, especially as he is her only friend in town. But as Bailey tries to put her aunt to rest, longtime secrets are threatening to come to light, secrets that someone just might kill over. Has Bailey returned to more danger than she can guess?
This is fun romantic suspense that will make your heart and your pulse pound.
"Submerged" is published by Bethany House. It is $14.99 and 310 pages long.
A twisty story of crime, love and dreams weaves between several characters in Lou Berney's "Whiplash River."
Charles "Shake" Bouchon thought he left his life of crime behind him in the States when he purchased his own restaurant out in the middle of nowhere in Belize. Unfortunately, to do so, he had to borrow money from a gangster, Baby Jesus, and business hasn't been so good. So while Baby Jesus keeps coming back wanting his money, Shake is also being tracked by a "vacationing" FBI agent, hoping to get him to turn informant on his former associates. Add in a mysterious and charming stranger named Quinn, a murderous young woman and her hunky boyfriend who seem to be after both him and Shake, and an explosion or two, and Shake's dream has suddenly turned into a nightmare. The only way out is for Shake to help Quinn on one last dangerous score, and with a little help from Shake's ex-girlfriend, Gina, things just might turn out OK, or they may all end up dead.
This is a fun crime noir story, reminiscent of Elmore Leonard, with plenty of humor, double-crosses, bad guys and badder guys and action!
"Whiplash River" is published by William Morrow. It is $14.99 and 307 pages long.
A Swedish international bestseller comes to the States in "Some Kind of Peace" by sisters Camilla Grebe and Asa Traff.
Dr. Siri Bergman is a flawed psychologist, unable to get over the death of her husband, living alone in their house beside an ocean and frightened of the dark. Even as she tries to help her patients, a troubled young woman named Sara who cuts herself, a woman named Charlotte who tries to control her high-powered life including an eating disorder, and Peter, a man who has horrific fantasies. Siri's world takes a strange turn when Sara ends up dead by her house and Siri is sure someone starts invading her place. She meets and starts to fall for police detective Markus, who is investigating the case, but soon he and her best friend, Aina, begin to wonder if Siri's mind is playing tricks on her and she is succumbing to stress...or if someone is really out there in the darkness, waiting...
This is a cool, stylish thriller, one that will make you question the characters, their motivations, and possibly your own mind as you delve deeper into Siri's world. The twists and turns will keep you reading all night long.
"Some Kind of Peace" is published by Free Press. It is $24 and 315 pages long. Look for "More Bitter Than Death" coming in 2013.
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