January 2024 Adult Top 10 Picks

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  1. The Fury
    by Alex Michaelides
    Celadon Books
    Jan 16, 2024
    FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological
    Hardback
    The Fury
    by Alex Michaelides
    Celadon Books
    Jan 16, 2024
    FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological
    Hardback

    A masterfully paced thriller about a reclusive ex–movie star and her famous friends whose spontaneous trip to a private Greek island is upended by a murder — from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient

    This is a tale of murder.

    Or maybe that’s not quite true. At its heart, it’s a love story, isn’t it?

    Lana Farrar is a reclusive ex–movie star and one of the most famous women in the world. Every year, she invites her closest friends to escape the English weather and spend Easter on her idyllic private Greek island.

    I tell you this because you may think you know this story. You probably read about it at the time ― it caused a real stir in the tabloids, if you remember. It had all the necessary ingredients for a press sensation: a celebrity; a private island cut off by the wind…and a murder.

    We found ourselves trapped there overnight. Our old friendships concealed hatred and a desire for revenge. What followed was a game of cat and mouse ― a battle of wits, full of twists and turns, building to an unforgettable climax. The night ended in violence and death, as one of us was found murdered.

    But who am I?

    My name is Elliot Chase, and I’m going to tell you a story unlike any you’ve ever heard.

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  2. Come and Get It
    by Kiley Reid
    G.P. Putnam's Sons
    Jan 30, 2024
    FICTION / Literary
    Hardback
    Come and Get It
    by Kiley Reid
    G.P. Putnam's Sons
    Jan 30, 2024
    FICTION / Literary
    Hardback
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
    National Bestseller
    USA Today Bestseller

    A Good Morning America Book Club Pick

    An Indie Next Pick
    A LibraryReads Pick

    From the celebrated New York Times bestselling author of Such a Fun Age comes a fresh and provocative story about a residential assistant and her messy entanglement with a professor and three unruly students.


    It's 2017 at the University of Arkansas. Millie Cousins, a senior resident assistant, wants to graduate, get a job, and buy a house. So when Agatha Paul, a visiting professor and writer, offers Millie an easy yet unusual opportunity, she jumps at the chance. But Millie's starry-eyed hustle becomes jeopardized by odd new friends, vengeful dorm pranks, and illicit intrigue.

    A fresh and intimate portrait of desire, consumption, and reckless abandon, Come and Get It is a tension-filled story about money, indiscretion, and bad behavior—and the highly anticipated new novel by acclaimed and award-winning author Kiley Reid.
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  3. Random in Death
    by J. D. Robb
    St. Martin's Press
    Jan 23, 2024
    FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
    Hardback
    Random in Death
    by J. D. Robb
    St. Martin's Press
    Jan 23, 2024
    FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
    Hardback

    In this crime thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling J.D. Robb, a small and easily concealed weapon wreaks havoc, and the killer is just a face in the crowd.

    Jenna’s parents had finally given in, and there she was, at a New York club with her best friends, watching the legendary band Avenue A, carrying her demo in hopes of slipping it to the guitarist, Jake Kincade. Then, from the stage, Jake catches her eye, and smiles. It’s the best night of her life.
    It’s the last night of her life.

    Minutes later, Jake’s in the alley getting some fresh air, and the girl from the dance floor comes stumbling out, sick and confused and deathly pale. He tries to help, but it’s no use. He doesn’t know that someone in the crowd has jabbed her with a needle—and when his girlfriend Nadine arrives, she knows the only thing left to do for the girl is call her friend, Lieutenant Eve Dallas.

    After everyone on the scene is interviewed, lab results show a toxic mix of substances in the victim’s body—and for an extra touch of viciousness, the needle was teeming with infectious agents. Dallas searches for a pattern: Had any boys been harassing Jenna? Was she engaging in risky behavior or caught up in something shady? But there are no obvious clues why this levelheaded sixteen-year-old, passionate about her music, would be targeted.

    And that worries Dallas. Because if Jenna wasn’t targeted, if she was just the random, unlucky victim of a madman consumed by hatred, there are likely more deaths to come.

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  4. Upside Down
    by Danielle Steel
    Delacorte Press
    Jan 02, 2024
    FICTION / Women
    Hardback
    Upside Down
    by Danielle Steel
    Delacorte Press
    Jan 02, 2024
    FICTION / Women
    Hardback
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Danielle Steel delivers a poignant novel about a mother and daughter who must repair their relationship and find a way to follow their hearts.

    Oscar-winning actress Ardith Law is a Hollywood icon. Radiant at sixty-two, she is the epitome of glamour and a highly respected artist. But her success has come at a price: She has a strained relationship with her daughter, Morgan, who at thirty-eight still blames Ardith for putting her career before being a mother. Morgan is a successful plastic surgeon in New York City—and the distance from Ardith’s Bel Air mansion is not lost on either of them.

    Ardith became a single mother when Morgan was seven, after her unfaithful husband died in a helicopter accident. In recent years, she has found amiable companionship with fellow actor Bill West. But Ardith’s comfortable world is turned upside down when she hires a temporary personal assistant, Josh Gray, while Bill is away filming in London. Josh’s rough-around-the-edges persona is the opposite of what Ardith is used to, but an unexpected tragedy brings them closer, stirring up conflicting feelings in her for this younger man.

    In New York, Morgan is swept off her feet by world-renowned TV anchorman Ben Ryan. Though more than two decades her senior, Ben is handsome, charismatic, and just as smitten as Morgan. But when a blackmail scheme puts his career—and their relationship—on the line, Morgan doesn’t know where to turn. Perhaps . . . to her mother? As each woman navigates an unconventional romance, they cautiously approach each other on new terms and attempt to put aside their past for a new future.

    In Upside Down, Danielle Steel tells an unforgettable story of bold choices, second chances, and the hope of reconciliation.
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  5. Missing Persons
    by James Patterson
    Grand Central Publishing
    Jan 30, 2024
    FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
    Hardback
    Missing Persons
    by James Patterson
    Grand Central Publishing
    Jan 30, 2024
    FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
    Hardback
    In Afghanistan, a US pilot is shot down during a covert mission. In New York, a mother is forced to flee with her two young children. Finding the connection between the two will lead the Private team right into a deadly trap.

    A wealthy businessman approaches Jack Morgan, head of Private - the world's largest investigation agency - with a desperate plea to track down his daughter and two grandchildren, who have disappeared without a trace.

    What at first seems to be a simple missing persons case soon escalates into something much more deadly, when Jack discovers the daughter is being pursued by highly trained operatives.

    As Jack uncovers more of the woman's backstory, the trail leads towards Afghanistan - where Jack's career as a US Marine ended in catastrophe . . .

    Jack will need to face the trauma of his past to save a family's future.
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  6. House of Flame and Shadow
    by Sarah J. Maas
    Bloomsbury Publishing
    Jan 30, 2024
    FICTION / Fantasy / Romance
    Hardback
    House of Flame and Shadow
    by Sarah J. Maas
    Bloomsbury Publishing
    Jan 30, 2024
    FICTION / Fantasy / Romance
    Hardback

    The stunning third book in the sexy, action-packed Crescent City series, following the global bestsellers House of Earth and Blood and House of Sky and Breath.

    Bryce Quinlan never expected to see a world other than Midgard, but now that she has, all she wants is to get back. Everything she loves is in Midgard: her family, her friends, her mate. Stranded in a strange new world, she's going to need all her wits about her to get home again. And that's no easy feat when she has no idea who to trust.

    Hunt Athalar has found himself in some deep holes in his life, but this one might be the deepest of all. After a few brief months with everything he ever wanted, he's in the Asteri's dungeons again, stripped of his freedom and without a clue as to Bryce's fate. He's desperate to help her, but until he can escape the Asteri's leash, his hands are quite literally tied.

    In this sexy, breathtaking sequel to the #1 bestsellers House of Earth and Blood and House of Sky and Breath, Sarah J. Maas's Crescent City series reaches new heights as Bryce and Hunt's world is brought to the brink of collapse-with its future resting on their shoulders.

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  7. The Night Island
    by Jayne Ann Krentz
    Berkley
    Jan 09, 2024
    FICTION / Romance / Suspense
    Hardback
    The Night Island
    by Jayne Ann Krentz
    Berkley
    Jan 09, 2024
    FICTION / Romance / Suspense
    Hardback
    The disappearance of a mysterious informant leads two people desperate for answers to an island of deadly deception in this new novel in the Lost Night Files trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz.

    Talia March, Pallas Llewellyn, and Amelia Rivers, bonded by a night none of them can remember, are dedicated to uncovering the mystery of what really happened to them months ago—an experience that amplified innate psychic abilities in each of them. The women suspect they were test subjects years earlier, and that there are more people like them—all they have to do is find the list of others who took that same test. When Talia follows up on a lead from Phoebe, a fan of the trio’s podcast, she discovers that the informant has vanished.

    Talia isn’t the only one looking for Phoebe, however. Luke Rand, a hunted and haunted man who is chasing the same list that Talia is after, also shows up at the meeting place. It’s clear he has his own agenda, and they are instantly suspicious of each other. But when a killer begins to stalk them, they realize they have to join forces to find Phoebe and the list.

    The rocky investigation leads Talia and Luke to a rustic, remote retreat on Night Island in the Pacific Northwest, where the Unplugged Experience promises to rejuvenate guests. Upon their arrival, Talia and Luke discover they are quite literally cut off from the outside world when none of their high-tech devices work on the island. It soon becomes clear that Phoebe is not the first person to disappear into the strange gardens that surround the Unplugged Experience retreat. And then the first mysterious death occurs. . . .
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  8. Everyone on This Train Is a Suspect
    by Benjamin Stevenson
    Mariner Books
    Jan 30, 2024
    Paperback / softback
    Everyone on This Train Is a Suspect
    by Benjamin Stevenson
    Mariner Books
    Jan 30, 2024
    Paperback / softback

    From the bestselling author of Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone, a fiendishly fun locked room (train) murder mystery that "offers a tip of the hat to the great Agatha Christie novel while at the same time being a modern reinvention of it" (Nita Prose) -- perfect for fans of Richard Osman and Anthony Horowitz

    When the Australian Mystery Writers’ Society invited me to their crime-writing festival aboard the Ghan, the famous train between Darwin and Adelaide, I was hoping for some inspiration for my second book. Fiction, this time: I needed a break from real people killing each other. Obviously, that didn’t pan out.

    The program is a who’s who of crime writing royalty:

    the debut writer (me!)

    the forensic science writer

    the blockbuster writer

    the legal thriller writer

    the literary writer

    the psychological suspense writer

    But when one of us is murdered, the remaining authors quickly turn into five detectives. Together, we should know how to solve a crime.

    Of course, we should also know how to commit one.

    How can you find a killer when all the suspects know how to get away with murder?

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  9. The Heiress
    by Rachel Hawkins
    St. Martin's Press
    Jan 09, 2024
    FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological
    Hardback
    The Heiress
    by Rachel Hawkins
    St. Martin's Press
    Jan 09, 2024
    FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological
    Hardback

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A January Indie Next Pick and LibraryReads Pick

    "The reigning queen of the Gothic thriller." Entertainment Weekly

    THERE'S NOTHING AS GOOD AS THE RICH GONE BAD.

    When Ruby McTavish Callahan Woodward Miller Kenmore dies, she’s not only North Carolina’s richest woman, she’s also its most notorious. The victim of a famous kidnapping as a child and a widow four times over, Ruby ruled the tiny town of Tavistock from Ashby House, her family’s estate high in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

    But in the aftermath of her death, her adopted son, Camden, wants little to do with the house or the money—and even less to do with the surviving McTavishes. Instead, he rejects his inheritance, settling into a normal life as an English teacher in Colorado and marrying Jules, a woman just as eager to escape her own messy past.

    Ten years later, his uncle’s death pulls Cam and Jules back into the family fold at Ashby House. Its views are just as stunning as ever, its rooms just as elegant, but the legacy of Ruby is inescapable.

    And as Ashby House tightens its grip on Jules and Camden, questions about the infamous heiress come to light. Was there any truth to the persistent rumors following her disappearance as a girl? What really happened to those four husbands, who all died under mysterious circumstances? And why did she adopt Cam in the first place? Soon, Jules and Cam realize that an inheritance can entail far more than what’s written in a will––and that the bonds of family stretch far beyond the grave.

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  10. The Silence in Her Eyes
    by Armando Lucas Correa
    Atria Books
    Jan 16, 2024
    FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological
    Hardback
    The Silence in Her Eyes
    by Armando Lucas Correa
    Atria Books
    Jan 16, 2024
    FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological
    Hardback
    In the vein of Paula Hawkins and Ruth Ware, a bold and suspenseful psychological thriller about a young woman with a rare neurological condition who is convinced her neighbor is going to be murdered—from the author of the “timely must-read” (People) The German Girl.

    Leah has been living with akinetopsia, or motion blindness, since she was a child. For the last twenty years, she hasn’t been able to see movement. As she walks around her upper Manhattan neighborhood with her white stick tapping in front, most people assume she’s blind. But the truth is Leah sees a good deal, and with her acute senses of smell and hearing, very little escapes her notice.

    She has a quiet, orderly life, with little human contact beyond her longtime housekeeper, her doctor, and her elderly neighbor. That all changes when Alice moves into the apartment next door and Leah can immediately smell the anxiety wafting off her. Worse, Leah can’t help but hear Alice and a late-night visitor engage in a violent fight. Worried, she befriends her neighbor and discovers that Alice is in the middle of a messy divorce from an abusive husband.

    Then one night, Leah wakes up to someone in her apartment. She blacks out and in the morning is left wondering if she dreamt the episode. And yet the scent of the intruder follows her everywhere. And when she hears Alice through the wall pleading for her help, Leah makes a decision that will test her courage, her strength, and ultimately her sanity.
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