“The Gods of Gotham” by Lyndsay Faye: To be released March 15
Fans of Sherlock Holmes and historical crime thriller novels will be dying for “The Gods of Gotham” as author Lyndsay Faye is a rising crime writer. Book critic and author Louis Bayard calls Faye “a writer to watch - and keep watching.” Dark and suspenseful, this novel conjures a gripping plot with vivid characters in New York City, 1865. After becoming a reluctant officer in New York City’s Police Department, Timothy runs into a seemingly insane girl who draws him into a complex conspiracy that forces him to face murder, truth and even himself. Does this sound appealing? Make sure to check out Faye’s other written works, such as “Dust and Shadow” and “Sherlock Holmes in America.”
“Lone Wolf” by Jodi Picoult: Released Feb. 28
Bestselling author Jodi Picoult does not fail to disappoint her readers with “Lone Wolf,” another intense and heartfelt novel full of surprises. After a life-threatening car accident, 24-year-old Edward is forced to return home to his injured wolf scientist father and his sister, Cara, to whom has not spoken in six years. Hidden memories and secrets of Edward’s past family life with his father begin to rise to the surface. As Cara and Edward struggle to decide their father’s fate, the questions of a family’s love, survival, pain and protection are explored through a wolf’s mentality while a life hangs in the balance.
“The Vanishers” by Heidi Julavits: To be released March 13
Up-and-coming author Heidi Julavits presents a fictional story that will draw in a wide variety of readers. “The Vanishers” features Julia Severn, a brilliant student at an elite institute for physics. Her famous yet jealous mentor, Madame Ackermann, bullies Julia into leaving the institute after berating her about the death of her suicidal mother. Julia starts over alone with an impersonal and average job in the city of Manhattan. But as other people begin to notice her intellectual gifts, Julia is tested on how well she knows the minds of others, including her own.