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May “What’s New?”

May 1, 2019

The Never Game, the first entry in Jeffery Deaver’s newest series, introduces Colter Shaw as he makes a living using his survivalist background to cash in on rewards for finding missing persons and playing police informant. When Shaw finds himself in Silicon Valley looking for a missing college student, his investigations lead him to a group of video game developers and their newest project—The Never Game—which seems to be tied to the disappearances. You can get in on the ground floor of this exciting new series when it releases on May 14.

In Amanda Quick’s Tightrope, Amalie, a retired trapeze artist seeking a new start, opens a bed and breakfast in an allegedly cursed mansion. After one of her guests is found dead, Amalie is forced to take the curse more seriously. When a local man rumored to have criminal connections shows up on her doorstep, Amalie joins him on an adventure to uncover the secrets her ill-fated guest may have been hiding. Tightrope is the third book in Quick’s Burning Cove series and is expected to release on May 7.

Dark Storm, the sixth book in Karen Harper’s South Shores series, continues to follow forensic psychologist Claire Markwood and is expected on May 28. Claire’s work gets personal when her sister goes missing from her job at the butterfly sanctuary and gets complicated when some of the sanctuary’s rarest specimens go missing as well. While a dangerous hurricane looms on the horizon, Claire must uncover secrets that are personal as well as criminal as she untangles her sister’s connection to the missing specimens and the suspicious characters surrounding the sanctuary.

 In The Bride Test, Helen Hoang tells the story of Khai and Esme, a young man who believes his autism makes him incapable of love and the woman his mother brings all the way from China to woo him. With the promise of a green card and financial security on the line, Esme tries to convince Khai he is capable of love but seems to only convince herself. Hoang, author of The Kiss Quotient (2018), again provides a new twist on the genre in this surprising romance that releases May 7.

Christina Lauren’s The Unhoneymooners begins with Olive, self-proclaimed “unlucky” twin, grumbling her way to her sister’s impending perfect wedding to her apparently perfect fiancé. Her twin’s perfect honeymoon, however, is imperiled by wide-spread food poisoning at the reception. The only people healthy enough to go on the nonrefundable honeymoon are Olive and the best man, who happens to be her nemesis. The unlikely couple get their free vacation but find there are some strings attached after all. Lauren’s newest work of comedy and romance is due to release on May 14.

Middlegame, a standalone fantasy novel by award-winning author Seanan McGuire, provides a very different take on the twin motif. Middlegame features diametrically opposed twins Roger and Doger as Reed, their father and creator, pushes them towards mastering the mystical power that gave them life. While Roger has mastered words and language, his sister has mastered numbers and math. Their father, Reed, just seeks mastery in general. McGuire’s ­­­newest novel promises to keep you hooked once it releases on May 7.

These are just a few of the great new releases scheduled for this month. You can always come browse our New Arrivals collection for more books like these. If you are interested in joining the Bestsellers Club or placing holds on any of these items, please let us know.