Try these Publishers’ Weekly and Huff Post recommended reads, chosen from 14,000+ titles, some not so familiar authors:
The Accident by Chris Pavone The contents of The Accident, a manuscript submission by an anonymous author, shock New York literary agent Isabel Reed, who worries that the revelations of this nonfiction work about Charlie Wolfe, a global media baron, pose a real danger.
Runner by Patrick Lee While jogging on a California beach, Sam Dryden, a former Delta Ranger, rescues 12-year-old Rachel fleeing heavily armed men. Their escape takes them across the country, while Rachel’s slow recovery of her memory points to a sinister secret government project.
I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes Only one man, known as Pilgrim, can link a series of deaths across the globe, including the murder of an anonymous young woman in a run-down hotel, all identifying characteristics dissolved by acid.
The Quick by Lauren Owen London, 1892: James Norbury, a shy would-be poet newly down from Oxford, finds lodging with a charming young aristocrat. Through this new friendship, he is introduced to the drawing rooms of high society and finds love in an unexpected quarter. Then, he vanishes without a trace. Named one of the “Top Ten Literary Fiction Books” of the season by Publisher’s Weekly.
All the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr A blind French girl and a German boy cross paths in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of WWII.
Bark by Lorrie Moore An extraordinary collection of eight short stories by a true master of the genre. Offbeat humour and eerily familiar characters, Moore proves that humor is a fierce opponent for tragedy and that just beneath the atrocity of the human condition is the ever-present hope that something better is on its way.