Harlequin for Libraries

Harlequin for Libraries

Category: Fiction

Best Day Ever author Kaira Rouda does way more than write gripping thrillers (her latest, The Favorite Daughter, is out May 21st with Graydon House Books). She is also a mom, cheese lover, beachgoer, hiker, and picnicking extraordinaire! Here she is in her own words, chatting with us about her May favorites! No Better Place to Brie Than the Beach: There is no better way to end a summer day (read more…)

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Nicholas Mancusi’s taut, white-knuckle literary debut, A Philosophy of Ruin [June 18, Hanover Square], opens with Oscar Boatwright, a disenchanted young philosophy professor, receiving tragic news from his father: Oscar’s mother has died during the couple’s flight to Hawaii. The news subsequently sends Oscar’s life spiraling out of control when he finds himself wrapped up in the intrigues of one of his students–and subsequently a drug run. In a freshly (read more…)

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If Steven Soderbergh wrote All the Light We Cannot See, you might just have something like The Ventriloquists [Aug. 27, Park Row]. This inspired-by-true-events debut WWII heist novel by E.R. Ramzipoor has already earned a starred review (by Booklist‘s incomparable Bill Ott, no less), calling it “a compelling historical thriller” that is “never less than engrossing.”  And here’s some more early buzz: “Reminds us that so much of what we (read more…)

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Kaira Rouda, author of last year’s acclaimed creeper, Best Day Ever, is back with another unreliable narrator–and this time, she’s a mother with a vengeance. Publishers Weekly has given THE FAVORITE DAUGHTER (May 21, Graydon House) a starred review, calling it “an exceptional psychological thriller.” Don’t miss your chance to preview this title by requesting a digital copy on Netgalley, and if you love the read, please share the love (read more…)

Heather Gudenkauf’s much buzzed-about Before She Was Found [Park Row, April 16] is an epistolary-style thriller about a small town and a Slender Man-type urban legend, the dangerous thin line between reality and fantasy for three 12-year-old girls … and the adults who’ll do anything to protect them. There is plenty for book clubs to find here, and to help, we’ve put together a book club kit for your readers to dive right in.  In the meantime, (read more…)