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When 12-year-old Maddie vanishes from her bedroom one night, her seemingly perfect family is thrown into chaos. Mofina, a former crime reporter and award-winning thriller author, pulls no punches in his newest thriller, Missing Daughter [MIRA, February 2019], and people are taking notice. “Well-developed characters and an intense pace add to this gripping novel. This latest from a gifted storyteller should not be missing from your reading pile.”— Library Journal, starred (read more…)

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Once bitten, twice starred (that’s the saying, right?) … Mallory O’Meara’s incredible part-biography-part-autobiography-part-detective-story The Lady from the Black Lagoon [March 2019, Hanover Square] about Milicent Patrick has garnered even more critical acclaim, this time with a starred review from Booklist: “There’s never a dull moment in this beautiful, heartfelt tribute to a pioneering special-effects designer and animator and passionate call for change in the industry that forgot her.” –Booklist, starred review The Lady from (read more…)

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Annie Ward’s Beautiful Bad [Park Row Books, March 2019] isn’t just a psychological thriller of global proportions… it’s now a STARRED psychological thriller of global proportions! Starting with a mysterious and desperate 911 call, Ward takes her readers for a ride from pre-9/11 Bulgaria to today’s small-town Kansas through the eyes of a twisted love triangle with deadly consequences… “Ward takes her time revealing what tragedy transpired in the present, (read more…)

If you’re like me, you’re over ‘Cuffing Season.’ Winter isn’t for awkward dates and clammy handholding – it’s for READING! Curl up this January with these books librarians are loving on GalleyChat*: Here and Now and Then: by Mike Chen** (MIRA; January 29)   The Familiars: by Stacey Halls** (MIRA; February 19)   The Woman in the Lake by Nicola Cornick** (Graydon House Books; February 26)   The Lady From the (read more…)

These are just a few things Linette has been reading/eating/shopping/listening to this holiday season…   International candy. Adi Alsaid just laughed when I told him how polarizing his favorite sweet–dried mangos coated in chili from his native Mexico–can be. (In our case, specifically amongst adventurous librarians in Seattle/Issaquah in October.) He wasn’t surprised, and we both agree that this wonderfully sassy article about candies around the world, written by journalist (and Adi’s fellow globetrotting (read more…)

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