Books to Discover (page 2)

THRILLERS
Released: April 23, 2012

"A stylish reimagining of the psychic mystery genre."
Influence peddling—the telepathic kind—fuels the big city in this hard-boiled but soulful fantasy thriller. Read full book review >

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2016

"A clever, engaging, and heart-rending tale about a 1907 catastrophe in Appalachia."
A debut historical novel charts the buildup to and aftermath of the worst mining disaster in American history. Read full book review >
Grandson of a Ghost by Scott Depalma
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An often poignant and resonant rumination on the enduring effects of abuse and what it takes to overcome, survive, live, and love again."
Depalma offers a debut novel, based on true events, about navigating life after an abusive childhood. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A fast-paced technology tale with enough international intrigue and luxurious details to rival a James Bond adventure.
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In this debut thriller, an engineer investigates a plane crash only to discover a global conspiracy to hack digital satellite television systems that may involve a woman from his past. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 31, 2016

"A remarkable and gripping account of a boy fleeing a war-torn nation and eventually flourishing in America."
As the rumble of World War II draws closer, a young boy leaves behind his once-comfortable life in Split, Yugoslavia, to embark on a turbulent adventure. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A skilled and witty tale about a boy who would be king that should appeal to children and adults."
A supposedly average boy realizes that he's not so mediocre after all in this debut middle-grade novel. Read full book review >
THE PSALMIST by Jason Akley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2013

"An absorbing artist's story with a similar structure but darker tone than Irving Stone's The Agony and the Ecstasy(1961)."
A sprawling novel detailing the life of a 20th-century blues musician. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"A memorable, unexpectedly heartwarming romp."
Lundy's (Happy Utopia Day, Joe McCarthy, 2013) amusing tale of two hapless Illinoisans trying to raise quick cash in French wine country. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2015

"An affecting tale of a man's immersion in the civil rights movement."
An intricately woven story of love, race, and politics set in the 1960s. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2016

"A clever tale of cops whose entertaining rivalry is both affecting and conducive to solving murders."
The case of a media mogul who goes inexplicably missing from her own yacht turns into a murder investigation for two New York City detectives in Chadwell's debut thriller. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Smith knows the Civil War in his bones, and his novel will leave readers emotionally drained but grateful."
This lean Civil War sequel packs in more history and raw emotion than a 600-page epic. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Brad Parks
author of SAY NOTHING
March 7, 2017

In Brad Parks’ new thriller Say Nothing, judge Scott Sampson doesn’t brag about having a perfect life, but the evidence is clear: a prestigious job. A beloved family. On an ordinary Wednesday afternoon, he is about to pick up his six-year-old twins to go swimming when his wife, Alison, texts him that she’ll get the kids from school instead. It’s not until she gets home later that Scott realizes she doesn’t have the children. And she never sent the text. Then the phone rings, and every parent’s most chilling nightmare begins. A man has stolen Sam and Emma. For Scott and Alison, the kidnapper’s call is only the beginning of a twisting, gut-churning ordeal of blackmail, deceit, and terror; a high-profile trial like none the judge or his wife has ever experienced. Their marriage falters. Suspicions and long-buried jealousies rise to the surface. Fractures appear. Lies are told. “The nerve-shredding never lets up for a minute as Parks picks you up by the scruff of the neck, shakes you vigorously, and repeats over and over again till a climax so harrowing that you’ll be shaking with gratitude that it’s finally over,” our critic writes in a starred review. View video >