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  1. The Swap
    by Robyn Harding 'Canada'
    Simon & Schuster
    Jun 23, 2020
    FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological
    Paperback
    The Swap
    by Robyn Harding 'Canada'
    Simon & Schuster
    Jun 23, 2020
    FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological
    Paperback
    “No list of thrillers is complete without Robyn Harding,” proclaims Real Simple. Now the USA TODAY bestselling author of The Party delivers a riveting tale about the toxic relationship between two couples after a night of sexual shenanigans, and the manipulative teenager with an explosive secret at the center of it all.

    Low Morrison is not your average teen. You could blame her hippie parents or her looming height or her dreary, isolated hometown on an island in the Pacific Northwest. But whatever the reason, Low just doesn’t fit in—and neither does Freya, an ethereal beauty and once-famous social media influencer who now owns the local pottery studio.

    After signing up for a class, Low quickly falls under Freya’s spell. And Freya, buoyed by Low’s adoration, is compelled to share her darkest secrets and deepest desires. Finally, both feel a sense of belonging...that is, until Jamie walks through the studio door. Desperate for a baby, she and her husband have moved to the island hoping that the healthy environment will result in a pregnancy. Freya and Jamie become fast friends, as do their husbands, leaving Low alone once again.

    Then one night, after a boozy dinner party, Freya suggests swapping partners. It should have been a harmless fling between consenting adults, one night of debauchery that they would put behind them, but instead, it upends their lives. And provides Low the perfect opportunity to unleash her growing resentment.

    Robyn Harding brings her acclaimed storytelling, lauded as “fast-paced, thrilling, gut-wrenching” by Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six, to this dark and suspenseful thriller for fans of Megan Miranda and Lisa Jewell.
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  2. The Lions of Fifth Avenue
    by Fiona Davis
    Dutton
    Aug 04, 2020
    FICTION / Historical / General
    Hardcover
    The Lions of Fifth Avenue
    by Fiona Davis
    Dutton
    Aug 04, 2020
    FICTION / Historical / General
    Hardcover
    A Good Morning America Book Club Pick and New York Times bestseller!

    “A page-turner for booklovers everywhere! . . . A story of family ties, their lost dreams, and the redemption that comes from discovering truth.”—Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife

    In New York Times bestselling author Fiona Davis's latest historical novel, a series of book thefts roils the iconic New York Public Library, leaving two generations of strong-willed women to pick up the pieces.


    It's 1913, and on the surface, Laura Lyons couldn't ask for more out of life—her husband is the superintendent of the New York Public Library, allowing their family to live in an apartment within the grand building, and they are blessed with two children. But headstrong, passionate Laura wants more, and when she takes a leap of faith and applies to the Columbia Journalism School, her world is cracked wide open. As her studies take her all over the city, she is drawn to Greenwich Village's new bohemia, where she discovers the Heterodoxy Club—a radical, all-female group in which women are encouraged to loudly share their opinions on suffrage, birth control, and women's rights. Soon, Laura finds herself questioning her traditional role as wife and mother. But when valuable books are stolen back at the library, threatening the home and institution she loves, she's forced to confront her shifting priorities head on . . . and may just lose everything in the process.

    Eighty years later, in 1993, Sadie Donovan struggles with the legacy of her grandmother, the famous essayist Laura Lyons, especially after she's wrangled her dream job as a curator at the New York Public Library. But the job quickly becomes a nightmare when rare manuscripts, notes, and books for the exhibit Sadie's running begin disappearing from the library's famous Berg Collection. Determined to save both the exhibit and her career, the typically risk-adverse Sadie teams up with a private security expert to uncover the culprit. However, things unexpectedly become personal when the investigation leads Sadie to some unwelcome truths about her own family heritage—truths that shed new light on the biggest tragedy in the library's history.
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  3. Memoirs and Misinformation
    by Jim Carrey 'Canada'
    Random House Canada
    Jul 07, 2020
    FICTION / Biographical
    Hardcover
    Memoirs and Misinformation
    by Jim Carrey 'Canada'
    Random House Canada
    Jul 07, 2020
    FICTION / Biographical
    Hardcover
    NATIONAL BESTSELLER
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    "None of this is real and all of it is true." --Jim Carrey

    From movie star Jim Carrey and novelist Dana Vachon, a fearless and semi-autobiographical novel about acting, Hollywood, agents, celebrity, privilege, friendship, romance, addiction to relevance, fear of personal erasure, destruction of persona, our "one big soul," Canada, and apocalypses within and without.


    Meet Jim Carrey. Sure, he's an insanely successful and beloved movie star drowning in wealth and privilege--but he's also lonely. Maybe past his prime. Maybe even...getting fat? He's tried diets, gurus, and cuddlin' with his military-grade Israeli guard dogs, but nothing seems to lift the cloud of emptiness and ennui. Even the advice of his best friend, actor and dinosaur skull collector, Nicolas Cage, isn't enough to pull Carrey out of his slump.

    Then Jim meets Georgie: ruthless ingénue, love of his life. And thanks to auteur screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, he has a role to play in a boundary-pushing new picture that may help him uncover a whole new side to himself. Finally, his Oscar vehicle! Things are looking up.

    But the universe has other plans.

    Memoirs and Misinformation is a fearless semi-autobiographical novel, a deconstruction of persona. In it, Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon have fashioned a story about acting, Hollywood, agents, celebrity, privilege, friendship, romance, addiction to relevance, fear of personal erasure, our "one big soul," Canada, and a cataclysmic ending of the world--apocalypses within and without.
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  4. The Safe Place
    by Anna Downes
    Minotaur Books
    Jul 14, 2020
    FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
    Paperback
    The Safe Place
    by Anna Downes
    Minotaur Books
    Jul 14, 2020
    FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
    Paperback

    Superbly tense and oozing with atmosphere, Anna Downes's debut, The Safe Place, is the perfect summer suspense, with the modern gothic feel of Ruth Ware and the morally complex family dynamics of Lisa Jewell.

    Welcome to paradise...will you ever be able to leave?

    Emily is a mess.

    Emily Proudman just lost her acting agent, her job, and her apartment in one miserable day.

    Emily is desperate.

    Scott Denny, a successful and charismatic CEO, has a problem that neither his business acumen nor vast wealth can fix. Until he meets Emily.

    Emily is perfect.

    Scott offers Emily a summer job as a housekeeper on his remote, beautiful French estate. Enchanted by his lovely wife Nina, and his eccentric young daughter, Aurelia, Emily falls headlong into this oasis of wine-soaked days by the pool. But soon Emily realizes that Scott and Nina are hiding dangerous secrets, and if she doesn't play along, the consequences could be deadly.

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  5. The Daughters of Ys
    by M. T. Anderson 'Canada'
    First Second
    Aug 11, 2020
    COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Fantasy
    Hardcover
    The Daughters of Ys
    by M. T. Anderson 'Canada'
    First Second
    Aug 11, 2020
    COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Fantasy
    Hardcover

    An Atlantis-like city from Celtic legend is the setting ofThe Daughters of Ys, a mythical graphic novel fantasy from National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson and artist Jo Rioux.

    Ys, city of wealth and wonder, has a history of dark secrets. Queen Malgven used magic to raise the great walls that keep Ys safe from the tumultuous sea. But after the queen's inexplicable death, her daughters drift apart. Rozenn, the heir to the throne, spends her time on the moors communing with wild animals, while Dahut, the youngest, enjoys the splendors of royal life and is eager to take part in palace intrigue.

    When Rozenn and Dahut's bond is irrevocably changed, the fate of Ys is sealed, exposing the monsters that lurk in plain view. M. T. Anderson and Jo Rioux reimagine this classic Breton folktale of love, loss, and rebirth, revealing the secrets that lie beneath the surface.

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  6. Seven Lies
    by Elizabeth Kay
    Viking
    Jun 16, 2020
    FICTION / Thrillers / Domestic
    Paperback
    Seven Lies
    by Elizabeth Kay
    Viking
    Jun 16, 2020
    FICTION / Thrillers / Domestic
    Paperback
    "Scalpel-sharp writing and a killer concept-dark, clever, compelling and utterly assured."
    --Lucy Foley, author of The Guest List, a Hello Sunshine x Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick

    It all started with just one little lie. But we all know that it never ends there. Because, of course, one lie leads to another...


    Growing up, Jane and Marnie shared everything. They knew the other's deepest secrets. They wouldn't have had it any other way. But when Marnie falls in love, things begin to change.

    Because Jane has a secret: she loathes Marnie's wealthy, priggish husband. So when Marnie asks if she likes him, Jane tells her first lie. After all, even best friends keep some things to themselves. If she had been honest, then perhaps her best friend's husband might still be alive today...

    For, of course, it's not the last lie. In fact, it's only the beginning...

    Seven Lies is Jane's confession of the truth--her truth. Compelling, sophisticated, chilling, it's a seductive, hypnotic pageturner about the tangled, toxic friendships between women, the dark underbelly of obsession and what we stand to lose in the name of love.
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  7. Mexican Gothic
    by Silvia Moreno-Garcia 'Canada'
    Del Rey
    Jun 30, 2020
    FICTION / Fantasy / Historical
    Hardcover
    Mexican Gothic
    by Silvia Moreno-Garcia 'Canada'
    Del Rey
    Jun 30, 2020
    FICTION / Fantasy / Historical
    Hardcover
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An isolated mansion. A chillingly charismatic aristocrat. And a brave socialite drawn to expose their treacherous secrets. . . .

    IN DEVELOPMENT AS A HULU ORIGINAL LIMITED SERIES PRODUCED BY KELLY RIPA AND MARK CONSUELOS

    From the author of Gods of Jade and Shadow comes “a terrifying twist on classic gothic horror” (Kirkus Reviews) set in glamorous 1950s Mexico. “It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird” (The Guardian).

    After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find—her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region.

    Noemí is also an unlikely rescuer: She’s a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But she’s also tough and smart, with an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: Not of her cousin’s new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemí; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemi’s dreams with visions of blood and doom.

    Her only ally in this inhospitable abode is the family’s youngest son. Shy and gentle, he seems to want to help Noemí, but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his family’s past. For there are many secrets behind the walls of High Place. The family’s once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noemí digs deeper she unearths stories of violence and madness.

    And Noemí, mesmerized by the terrifying yet seductive world of High Place, may soon find it impossible to ever leave this enigmatic house behind.

    “It’s as if a supernatural power compels us to turn the pages of the gripping Mexican Gothic.”—The Washington Post

    “Mexican Gothic is the perfect summer horror read, and marks Moreno-Garcia with her hypnotic and engaging prose as one of the genre’s most exciting talents.”Nerdist

    “A period thriller as rich in suspense as it is in lush ’50s atmosphere.”Entertainment Weekly
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  8. Piranesi
    by Susanna Clarke
    Bloomsbury Publishing
    Sep 15, 2020
    FICTION / Literary
    Hardcover
    Piranesi
    by Susanna Clarke
    Bloomsbury Publishing
    Sep 15, 2020
    FICTION / Literary
    Hardcover

    From theNew York Times bestselling author ofJonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, an intoxicating, hypnotic new novel set in a dreamlike alternative reality.

    Piranesi's house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. Within the labyrinth of halls an ocean is imprisoned; waves thunder up staircases, rooms are flooded in an instant. But Piranesi is not afraid; he understands the tides as he understands the pattern of the labyrinth itself. He lives to explore the house.

    There is one other person in the house-a man called The Other, who visits Piranesi twice a week and asks for help with research into A Great and Secret Knowledge. But as Piranesi explores, evidence emerges of another person, and a terrible truth begins to unravel, revealing a world beyond the one Piranesi has always known.

    For readers of Neil Gaiman'sThe Ocean at the End of the Lane and fans of Madeline Miller'sCirce,Piranesi introduces an astonishing new world, an infinite labyrinth, full of startling images and surreal beauty, haunted by the tides and the clouds.

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  9. Hamnet and Judith
    by Maggie O'Farrell
    Knopf Canada
    Jul 21, 2020
    FICTION / Literary
    Paperback
    Hamnet and Judith
    by Maggie O'Farrell
    Knopf Canada
    Jul 21, 2020
    FICTION / Literary
    Paperback
    WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION

    "[An] exceptional winner.... It expresses something profound about the human experience that seems both extraordinarily current and at the same time, enduring."
    --Martha Lane Fox, Chair of The Women's Prize for Fiction judges

    TWO EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE. A LOVE THAT DRAWS THEM TOGETHER. A PLAGUE THAT THREATENS TO TEAR THEM APART.


    England, 1580. A young Latin tutor--penniless, bullied by a violent father--falls in love with an eccentric young woman: a wild creature who walks her family's estate with a falcon on her shoulder and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer. Agnes understands plants and potions better than she does people, but once she settles on the Henley Street in Stratford she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband. His gifts as a writer are just beginning to awaken when their beloved twins, Hamnet and Judith, are afflicted with the bubonic plague, and, devastatingly, one of them succumbs to the illness.

    A luminous portrait of a marriage, a shattering evocation of a family ravaged by grief and loss, and a hypnotic recreation of the story that inspired one of the greatest literary masterpieces of all time, Hamnet & Judith is mesmerizing and seductive, an impossible-to-put-down novel from one of our most gifted writers.

    Published as Hamnet in the US and the UK.
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  10. Home Before Dark
    by Riley Sager
    Dutton
    Jun 30, 2020
    FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
    Hardcover
    Home Before Dark
    by Riley Sager
    Dutton
    Jun 30, 2020
    FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
    Hardcover
    THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    One of . . .

    Huff Post’s “10 Of The Most Anticipated Book Releases Of June 2020” • Good Housekeeping’s “The 35 Best Books of 2020 to Add to Your Reading List” • Travel + Leisure’s “20 Most Anticipated Summer 2020 Books” • PopSugar’s 17 Most Anticipated Summer Thrillers • Working Mother’s “The 20 Most Anticipated Books of 2020” • Newsweek’s 20 most anticipated summer reads • Publishers Weekly's "Summer Reads 2020" • BookPage’s “2020 Most Anticipated Thrillers and Mysteries” • Today.com’s “16 highly anticipated summer reads” • The Star Tribune’s “Great Escapes” summer reads BookPage's "Private Eye July" USA Today's“Summer reading guide: 20 new books you won't want to miss” CrimeReads “10 New Books Coming Out This Week” Buzzfeed “17 New Thrillers That Will Keep Your Summer Exciting" • The Everygirl “30 Books That Should Be on Your Summer Reading List.”

    In the latest thriller from New York Times bestseller Riley Sager, a woman returns to the house made famous by her father’s bestselling horror memoir. Is the place really haunted by evil forces, as her father claimed? Or are there more earthbound—and dangerous—secrets hidden within its walls?

    What was it like? Living in that house.

    Maggie Holt is used to such questions. Twenty-five years ago, she and her parents, Ewan and Jess, moved into Baneberry Hall, a rambling Victorian estate in the Vermont woods. They spent three weeks there before fleeing in the dead of night, an ordeal Ewan later recounted in a nonfiction book called House of Horrors. His tale of ghostly happenings and encounters with malevolent spirits became a worldwide phenomenon, rivaling The Amityville Horror in popularity—and skepticism.

    Today, Maggie is a restorer of old homes and too young to remember any of the events mentioned in her father's book. But she also doesn’t believe a word of it. Ghosts, after all, don’t exist. When Maggie inherits Baneberry Hall after her father's death, she returns to renovate the place to prepare it for sale. But her homecoming is anything but warm. People from the past, chronicled in House of Horrors, lurk in the shadows. And locals aren’t thrilled that their small town has been made infamous thanks to Maggie’s father. Even more unnerving is Baneberry Hall itself—a place filled with relics from another era that hint at a history of dark deeds. As Maggie experiences strange occurrences straight out of her father’s book, she starts to believe that what he wrote was more fact than fiction.

    Alternating between Maggie’s uneasy homecoming and chapters from her father’s book, Home Before Dark is the story of a house with long-buried secrets and a woman’s quest to uncover them—even if the truth is far more terrifying than any haunting.
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