Top Ten Autumn Releases

September 22, 2015 | One comment


Autumn is great for a lot of reasons, all the new releases being one of them (and maybe I will actually have time to read some of them). The ten new books I’m looking forward the most to read (as hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) are in order:


1. Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter. (September 29) “With a missing girl in the news, Claire Scott can’t help but be reminded of her sister, who disappeared twenty years ago in a mystery that was never solved.”

2. Playing With Fire by Tess Gerritsen. (October 27) “A beautiful violinist is haunted by a very old piece of music she finds in a strange antique shop in Rome.”

3. Fear the Dark by Kay Hooper. (October 20) “Something strange is happening in the small mountain town of Serenity, Tennessee. People going on routine errands never reach their destination. It’s as if they simply disappear.”

4. The Lake House by Kate Morton. (October 20) “After a particularly troubling case, Sadie Sparrow is sent on an enforced break from her job with the Metropolitan Police and retreats to her beloved grandfather’s cottage in Cornwall. There she finds herself at a loose end, until one day she stumbles upon an abandoned house surrounded by overgrown gardens and dense woods, and learns the story of a baby boy who disappeared without a trace.”

5. The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett. (November 3) “Artist Beatrix Adams knows exactly how she’s spending the summer before her senior year. Determined to follow in Leonardo da Vinci’s footsteps, she’s ready to tackle the one thing that will give her an advantage in a museum-sponsored scholarship contest: drawing actual cadavers.”

6. See Me by Nicholas Sparks. (October 13) “Rich in emotion and fueled with suspense, See Me reminds us that love is sometimes forged in the crises that threaten to shatter us… and that those who see us for who we truly are may not always be the ones easiest to recognize.”

7. All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani. (October 13) “Adriana Trigiani, the New York Times bestselling author of the blockbuster epic The Shoemaker’s Wife, returns with her biggest and boldest novel yet—a hypnotic tale, based on a true story—that dazzles with the signature elements of her previous work—family ties, artistry, romance, adventure—and introduces an unforgettable new heroine: Loretta Young, an ambitious starlet struggling to survive in Hollywood’s dream factory.”

8. Shadow Play by Iris Johansen. (September 29) “Eve Duncan is the most sought-after artist in the field of forensic sculpting. Dedicated to her work ever since her daughter Bonnie was taken and killed at the age of seven, Eve feels a sense of duty to those whose lives were lost and whose bones are now in her hands. When a sheriff in California contacts her with a request for help on the reconstruction of the skull of a nine-year-old girl whose body has been buried for eight years, his intensity and investment in the case puzzle her.”

9. The Guise of Another by Allen Eskens. (October 6) “Who was James Putnam? Answering that question may mean salvation for Alexander Rupert, a Minnesota detective whose life is in a serious downward spiral.”

10. Depraved Heart by Patricia Cornwell. (October 27) “Dr. Kay Scarpetta is working a suspicious death scene in Cambridge, Massachusetts when an emergency alert sounds on her phone. A video link lands in her text messages and seems to be from her computer genius niece Lucy. But how can it be? It’s clearly a surveillance film of Lucy taken almost twenty years ago.”

Which new releases are you looking forward to read?

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