Ruth Ware, best-selling author of The Woman in Cabin 10, The Death of Mrs. Westaway, and others, has a new book coming out in August. The Turn of the Key is on order and will soon be available. It’s about a woman who takes a position in a lovely modern home in the Scottish Highlands. She has no idea what she’s in for, and finds herself in prison awaiting trial for murder. Of course, it already has a waiting list. Here are some books you might want to read until you can get a copy in your hands. (Book, Large Print, Playaway)
Behind Closed Doors (B. A. Paris) — Jack and Grace’s marriage looks perfect. But why are they never apart? Why is it Grace never answers the phone or meets friends away from home? What’s with the metal security shutters on the downstairs windows? What really goes on once the doors are closed? If you’re looking for psychological suspense, this book has it. (Book, eBook, Book on CD, Playaway)
The Last Mrs. Parrish (Liv Constantine) — Amber is plain, a nobody, like a crowd scene extra in a not very popular film. She wants more. She deserves more. So she sets out to get it by worming her way into the lives of Daphne and Daphne’s family. Soon, she’s Daphne’s best friend, getting closer to Daphne’s husband, and traveling with them to Europe. But Amber has a secret in her past, and it’s about to come back and bite her in the tuchus. (Book, eBook, Downloadable Audio)
Something in the Water (Catherine Steadman) — Steadman’s debut novel is about choices and consequences. Erin and Mark, very much in love, are enjoying their dream honeymoon in Bora Bora. While out scuba diving one morning, they find something. I won’t spoil it by saying what it is, but they have to decide whether to speak out or keep it a secret. Their choice leads to devastating consequences. Steadman is best known for her role in Downton Abbey, but with this book she’s well on her way to becoming know as an author. (Book, Large Print, Book on CD, eBook)
An Anonymous Girl (Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen) — The popular thriller from the authors of The Wife Between Us takes a look at psychological experimentation and ethics. Jessica signs up to be a part of such an experiment so she can earn some money. The man in charge, Dr. Shields, seems a little shady. As his questions become more invasive and turn into out-of-lab excursions where Shields controls her actions all the way down to what she wears, Jessica becomes more and more concerned about how much he knows about her. Read the book now, because it’s in development as a television series, coming sometime soon. (Book, Lucky Duck, eBook, Book on CD, Large Print)
Lock Every Door (Riley Sager) — Nursing a broken heart, and simply broke, Jules takes a job as an apartment sitter in one of Manhattan’s most glamorous and mysteries buildings. The rules are simple: No visitors, no nights spent away from the apartment, and no disturbing other residents. As she learns more about the residents and staff of the building, she becomes friends with Ingrid, who reminds her of her lost sister. When Ingrid disappears, Jules starts looking more deeply into the building and its past. But it may already be too late. (Book, Lucky Duck, Book on CD, eBook)
Enjoy a thrilling August!