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