BESTSELLERS

THE GOOD DAUGHTER by Karin Slaughter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017
It's hard to think of any writer since Flannery O'Connor, referenced at several key moments here, who's succeeded as consistently as Slaughter at using horrific violence to evoke pity and terror. Whether she's extending her franchise or creating stand-alones like this, she really does make your hair stand on end. Read full book review >
A STRANGER IN THE HOUSE by Shari Lapena
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2017
Readers looking for someone, anyone, to root for won't find it among these well-to-do suburbanites behaving badly. Read full book review >

I KNOW A SECRET by Tess Gerritsen

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2017
One character's statement that "sometimes up really is down" applies to this complex and enjoyable story. It's a worthy addition to the series. Read full book review >
EXPOSED by Lisa Scottoline
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2017
Despite some overheated damsel-in-distress complications toward the end, a stellar demonstration of the proposition that although it can't bring back the dead, "justice was still the best consolation prize going." The final curtain will find you cheering, and Scottoline will have earned every hurrah. Read full book review >
SEEING RED by Sandra Brown

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2017
As the plot grows more complicated, it also sheds believability, leaving sex and witty banter to carry the day. Read full book review >

SOLO  by Kwame Alexander
Released: Aug. 1, 2017
A contemporary hero's journey, brilliantly told. (Verse fiction. 14-adult)Read full book review >
MILES MORALES   by Jason Reynolds
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017
A page-turner with a heart and a soul. (Fantasy. 12-18)Read full book review >
CRIME SCENE by Jonathan Kellerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017
First of a series apparently aimed at readers willing to invest their time and attention in the hope of more excitement down the road. Read full book review >
MRS. FLETCHER by Tom Perrotta

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017
More spot-on satire with heart and soul from a uniquely gifted writer. Read full book review >
REFUGEE by Alan Gratz
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017
Poignant, respectful, and historically accurate while pulsating with emotional turmoil, adventure, and suspense. (maps, author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)Read full book review >
DEADFALL by Linda Fairstein

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017
The usual formula—an irresistible hook, a heroine too feisty to be considered truly embattled, a heap of expository thriller, and plotting that manages to be both ambitious and flabby—done to its usual turn. Read full book review >
THE PAINTED QUEEN by Elizabeth Peters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017
Hess (Pride vs. Prejudice, 2015, etc.) undoubtedly had a daunting task in completing the final manuscript of the late Egyptologist Peters (A River in the Sky, 2010, etc.). Fans will cherish the legacy; newcomers will be forgiven for fidgeting through the busy plot and arch humor. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >