Little Cruelties by Liz Nugent

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Hailed by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jewell as “a force to be reckoned with,” Liz Nugent is back with a powerful and unsettling new novel that will invite comparison to the bitter relationships in HBO’s blockbuster series Succession.

“A dark jewel of a novel, fire flickering in its depths and light lining its edges. …no other crime novelist of the past decade has rivaled Patricia Highsmith, Ruth Rendell, or Gillian Flynn. [LITTLE CRUELTIES is] a tragedy of evil power, crisply written and quickly paced; above all, [it’s] a thriller, swift and exciting and built like a carnival house, all false walls and trapdoors.”—A.J. Finn, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

“Artfully constructed… the author’s skillful telling of this multigenerational tragedy has the riveting power of an imminent car crash.”—Publishers Weekly

"Liz Nugent’s books exist at that very particular crossroads of horror and psychological thriller where the horror exists in the cruelty of human relationships themselves. As with all of Liz Nugent’s works, the sociopathy of characters is as much rooted in the repressed culture of 1980s Ireland as in the figures themselves. No one is rotten to begin with, Nugent knows, but she won’t let us look away from how truly rotten some of us become."—CrimeReads

The Forever Girl by Jill Shalvis

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When Maze returns to Wildstone for the wedding of her estranged bff and the sister of her heart, it’s also a reunion of a once ragtag team of teenagers who had only each other until a tragedy tore them apart and scattered them wide.

Now as adults together again in the lake house, there are secrets and resentments mixed up in all the amazing childhood memories. Unexpectedly, they instantly fall back into their roles: Maze their reckless leader, Cat the den mother, Heather the beloved baby sister, and Walker, a man of mystery.

Life has changed all four of them in immeasurable ways. Maze and Cat must decide if they can rebuild their friendship, and Maze discovers her long-held attraction to Walker hasn’t faded with the years but has only grown stronger.

The Many Species of Laughter by Nathan Lund Eastman

Jim Radcliffe has made it all the way to the top. Why does it feel like the bottom? Is acting in Hollywood comedies sapping his creative juices? Is his troubled teenage son a constant reminder of what a shoddy job he's done as a father? Could it be that his second marriage is turning out to be even more complicated than his first? Or has the specter of his mother's suicide finally caught up to him, as his sense of forward progress in life flags? To rekindle momentum, he sets out on a road trip to get back to his standup roots, doing popup comedy shows. The trouble is, it's getting harder and harder to crack jokes. In Miami, he suffers a mental breakdown. Instead of seeking psychiatric help, he goes on stage and offers the crowd "a night of spiritual honesty."

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 25 paperback copies of my newest novel. Although the protagonist is a standup comic, and there is an abundance of humor, the novel is not a comedy, per se. Like my others books, it is an artful exploration of the human condition.

Wrong Person Investigations by Nick Sconce

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A smut-peddling blackmailer must solve a mass killing in his hometown.

Ben Spencer, the Living Ghost of Gracefield, has a lucrative business protecting clients from their immorality and infidelity. After a massacre leaves his town without city government or law enforcement, he must solve the case quickly or watch his birthplace spiral into the abyss. Can he really choose between justice and vengeance? Will his porous soul be purified or torn asunder and cast out?

As I climbed into the truck for what I prayed was the last time, I realized our tour had been a near perfect loop through the aorta of the Heartland: the edges of the Southeast starting with the Arkansas spur, crossing the Mason-Dixon into Bleeding Kansas and dipping into the western reaches of the Midwest before heading back to the Southwest’s border. Returning to the dead center of the fly-over states and what some still called the buckle of the Bible Belt. The price, the tarnish on my soul, came in the realization that at my core I wasn’t much different from them. Salvation, if any were to be offered, would be that in a town of thirty thousand souls only four or five individuals could manufacture the appropriate response. Only one had any experience in private investigations.

Verities by Randy White

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"If Steinbeck, Walter Cronkite, Thoreau, and Bruce Springsteen all sat down together to write a novel, this would be it. I couldn't put it down."

"When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." Take a ride down the train tracks in the small town of Verities, and you'll see one young man's quests for meaning in his troubled life. Follow Sam's journey as he grows up facing ugly truths about love and loss on the wrong side of the tracks. Verities is a hopeful story of rising above one's circumstances, even in the cruel face of social injustice.

"A succinct literary masterpiece." -Midwest Book Review