September brings some highly anticipated titles including a new Stephen King novel as well as Margaret Atwood’s follow-up to “The Handmaid’s Tale” with the “The Testaments”. So if you’re looking for a good book to pick up this fall, check out these upcoming reads.
Linwood Barclay returns with an edge-of-your-seat thriller. It all begins on a Monday, when four people board an elevator in a Manhattan ofﬁce tower. Each presses a button for their ﬂoor, but the elevator proceeds, nonstop, to the top. Once there it pauses for a few seconds, but the doors don’t open. Instead, the elevator begins to descend ﬂoor-by-ﬂoor. Then it plummets. It appears to be a random accident. But on Tuesday, it happens again, in a different Manhattan skyscraper. And then Wednesday brings yet another tragic high-rise catastrophe. In only three days the nation’s capital of media, ﬁnance and entertainment is plunged into chaos. Are these deadly acts of sabotage somehow connected to a ﬁngerless body found on the High Line? Two seasoned New York detectives and a straight-shooting journalist race against time to uncover the truth before the city’s newest, and tallest, residential tower has its ribbon-cutting on Friday night.
In book 49 in the bestselling “In Death” series, Eve Dallas takes on a serial killer dispensing their own form of justice. When a family man is tortured, killed and left in front of his family home for all the world to see, Eve Dallas knows she is on the hunt for a particularly dangerous killer. But death uncovers secrets and the killer leaves a note revealing the victim to be far from the family man he appears. As Eve scrambles to find out what she can to link victim and killer, another body is found. Another man with a dark and murky past. The race is on before the killer strikes again but Eve must wrestle with her demons and her conscience as she decides whether she really wants to protect men who probably deserve everything they get.
New York Times bestselling author Stephen King returns with the most riveting and unforgettable story of kids confronting evil. In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents—telekinesis and telepathy—who got to this place the same way Luke did. They are all in Front Half. In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. As each new victim disappears to Back Half, Luke becomes more and more desperate to get out and get help. But no one has ever escaped from the Institute. “The Institute” is Stephen King’s gut-wrenchingly dramatic story of good vs. evil in a world where the good guys don’t always win.
In this brilliant sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, acclaimed author Margaret Atwood answers the questions that have tantalized readers for decades. When the van door slammed on Offred’s future at the end of The Handmaid’s Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead. With The Testaments, the wait is over.
Margaret Atwood’s sequel picks up the story fifteen years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.