This week’s Fiction Hotlist isn’t a bumper one but if you like Urban Fantasy try Night broken by New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs, who is the daughter of a children’s librarian – it’s her twentieth book.
An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam’s ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from her new boyfriend. Adam won’t turn away a person in need, but with Christy holed up in his house, Mercy can’t shake the feeling that something isn’t right. Soon, Mercy learns that Christy has the farthest thing from good intentions. She wants him back and will do anything to get him, including turning his pack against Mercy. On top of this, there’s an even more dangerous threat circling. Christy’s ex is more than a bad man – in fact, he may not be human at all. As the bodies pile up, Mercy must put her personal troubles aside to face a creature with the power to tear her world apart.
If you like this one, there’s a whole series of Mercy Thompson books
- Moon Called (2006)
- Blood Bound (2007)
- Iron Kissed (2008)
- Bone Crossed (2009)
- Silver Borne (2010)
- River Marked (2011)
- Frost Burned (2013)
- Night Broken (2014)
We just ordered some new copies of a couple of the titles.
Or if you’re a Virginia Andrews fan, there’s Echoes of Dollanganger – Kristin Masterwood’s mother was distantly related to the notorious Foxworth family – but she died when Kristin was a child, leaving her daughter to wonder how the ancestral link might affect her. Now that Kristin is the sole possessor of Christopher’s diary, his account of what really happened in the attic of the once lavish estate has her enthralled. Watching Christopher and his sister Cathy’s forbidden love as it comes to life through the entries in the faded diary is overwhelming, and his shocking revelations about the family are more potent than she ever could have imagined
The Fiction Hotlist for this week is out. We’re going to try Gone are the Leaves by Ann Donovan – sounds a bit different Feilamort can remember very little of his childhood before he became a choir boy in the home of the Laird and his French wife. Feilamort has one of the finest voices in the land. It is a gift he believes will protect him . . . Gone Are the Leaves is the enchanting story of one boy’s lost past and his uncertain future.
And this thriller ‘Dead girl walking’ by Christopher Brookmyre
Famous, beautiful and talented, Heike Gunn has the world at her feet. Then, one day, she simply vanishes. Jack Parlabane has lost everything: his journalism career, his marriage, his self-respect. A call for help from an old friend offers a chance for redemption – but only if he can find out what happened to Heike before it’s too late
The new Fiction hotlist is out. Have a look at all the great new titles that are coming this week.
Crime Picks – Stuart MacBride’s latest Logan McRae –‘The Missing and the Dead’ and Simon Kernick’s ‘The Final Minute’ and Kate Rhodes ‘Winter Foundlings’. Karen Robards ‘Hush’ is a romantic suspense thriller from the New York Times bestseller
How about a love story ‘The Cakeshop in the Garden’ by Carole Matthews or a love story gone wrong ‘Evil Eye’ four novellas by Joyce Carol Oates?
Chicklit bestseller – ‘One night in Italy’ by Lucy Diamond – Journalist Anna has never known who her dad is but with her mum refusing to tell her more she’s at a dead end.
Or try ‘The Snow Queen’ by Michael Cunningham about the messy, complicated lives of two New York brothers inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen tale.
Historical – Robin Young’s ‘Kingdom’ or post WW2 ‘The Crooked Maid’ by Dan Vyleta set in Vienna in 1948 or ‘The Widow’s Confession’ by Sophia Tobin an historical mystery set in Broadstairs, Kent, 1851.
Humour – ‘The House of Journalists’ by Tim Finch