Get Acquainted with Some New Authors

Try something new. Pick up one (or all) of these books by new authors who are receiving rave reviews. Most of these titles are debut novels. From fantasy to detective novels, we’ve got the reads that will take you into spring. Relax and kick your feet up with these page-turners.

The Intercept by Dick Wolf (of Law & Order fame) – An incident aboard a commercial jet flying over the Atlantic Ocean reminds everyone that vigilance is not a task to be taken lightly. Is this the work of a lone terrorist or is there more to this case?

Ghostman by Roger Hobbs – When a casino robbery in Atlantic City goes awry, the man who orchestrated it is obliged to call in a favor from someone who’s occasionally called Jack, who lives completely off the grid. Jack is found, and he soon learns this robbery case will take every skill he’s got.

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh – The story of a woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own past.

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight – Kate and her daughter, Amelia, have been own their own for the last 14 years. Kate’s proud of the fact that she raised an academic over-achiever, but the pressure seemed to be too much for Amelia. After getting caught cheating, Amelia jumps to her death. That’s what Kate thinks until she receives a text message indicating otherwise.

The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Ruthfuss – On his way to becoming the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen, Kvothe sets out to solve the mystery of Amyr, the Chandrain and the death of his parents in this high-action story. He’s even put on trial by Adem mercenaries and seduced by a faerie woman no man can resist.

 

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