The month of February brings an all-female cast of authors publishing new books. And not a Danielle Steel title in sight!
Lisa Gardner returns with her 10th D.D. Warren thriller, this time with detective D.D. Warren and informant Flora Dane on a shocking new case that begins with a vicious murder. When a pregnant woman is accused of shooting her husband, D.D. recognizes the woman as Evie Carter, a suspect from her very first case who accidentally shot her father. Two accidental death can’t be a coincidence…can they? And in a bizarre twist, Flora Dane recognizes the dead man as Conrad Carter, a person she had an encounter with years before while being held captive by a sadistic killer. D.D. and Flora must dig through the half-truths and lies to discover what secrets lie at the bottom of this crime.
Kate Quinn, author of the Alice Network, brings us another historical novel focussing on a battle-haunted English journalist and a Russian female bomber pilot who join forces to track the Huntress, a Nazi war criminal gone to ground in America. Years later in 1946 in Boston, teenager Jordan becomes suspicious of her father’s new Austrian bride. Meanwhile, the Nazi hunters’ investigation leads them to Boston, where they learn the Huntress’s real name, and subtle clues bring them to Jordan’s family, resulting in a tense climactic showdown. Just like in the acclaimed Alice Network, Quinn illuminates the consequences of war on individual lives, and the price we pay to seek justice and truth.
I owe you one is the delightful Sophie Kinsella’s newest irresistible story of love and empowerment about a young woman with a complicated family, a handsome man who might be “the one,” and an IOU that changes everything. Fixie Farr is a young woman trying to keep her family’s business afloat just the way it is, though her brother and sister have other ideas. Fixie’s life gets even more complicated when two handsome men enter her life at the same time, and then of course, nothing goes as planned.
Canadian author Kelley Armstrong returns with her fourth City of the Lost thriller. When a US marshal shows up in the secret town of Rockton demanding the “release” of one its residents, Casey and Dalton are skeptical to say the least. But when the marshal turns up dead, it’s up to Casey to figure out who murdered him and why they would kill to keep him quiet.