One minute the children are there, and the next they’re gone. Riverhead. Celebrated for her spare and moving fiction, Maile Meloy has written a gripping novel about how quickly what we count on can fall away, and the way a crisis shifts our perceptions of what matters most. The adults are lulled by the ship’s comfort and ease.
Do not become alarmed is a story about the protective force of innocence and the limits of parental power, and an insightful look at privileged illusions of safety. The disintegration of the world the families knew—told from the perspectives of both the adults and the children—is both riveting and revealing.
The book that every reader longs for. This summer’s undoubtable smash hit… an addictive, heart-palpitating story. Marie clairethe sun is shining, the sea is blue, the children have disappeared. The parents, accustomed to security and control, turn on each other and blame themselves, while the seemingly helpless children discover resources they never knew they possessed.
When liv and nora decide to take their husbands and children on a holiday cruise, everyone is thrilled. But when they all go ashore for an adventure in Central America, a series of minor misfortunes and miscalculations leads the families farther from the safety of the ship. The four children—ages six to eleven—love the nonstop buffet and their newfound independence.
The moving and suspenseful new novel that Ann Patchett calls "smart and thrilling and impossible to put down.
The Lying Game: A Novel
The next morning, from the fourth in their formerly inseparable clique, Thea, and Isabel—receive the text they had always hoped would NEVER come, that says only, Kate, three women in and around London—Fatima, “I need you. The four girls were best friends at Salten, a second rate boarding school set near the cliffs of the English Channel.
Each different in their own way, telling lies at every turn to both fellow boarders and faculty, the four became inseparable and were notorious for playing the Lying Game, with varying states of serious and flippant nature that were disturbing enough to ensure that everyone steered clear of them. Atmospheric, twisty, and with just the right amount of chill that will keep you wrong-footed—which has now become Ruth Ware’s signature style—The Lying Game is sure to be her next big bestseller.
Another unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time. Bail on the lie when it becomes clear it is about to be found out. New york times bestseller from the instant new york times bestselling author of blockbuster thrillers In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10 comes Ruth Ware’s chilling new novel, The Lying Game.
On a cool june morning, a woman is walking her dog in the idyllic coastal village of Salten along a tidal estuary known as the Reach. Before she can stop him, but to her horror, the dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick, turns out to be something much more sinister.
Are You Sleeping: A Novel
When investigative reporter poppy parnell sets off a media firestorm with a mega-hit podcast that reopens the long-closed case of Josie’s father’s murder, Josie’s world begins to unravel. After her father's murder thirteen years prior, once Josie’s closest friend and confidant, her mother ran away to join a cult and her twin sister Lanie, betrayed her in an unimaginable way.
Meanwhile, the unexpected death of josie’s long-absent mother forces her to return to her Midwestern hometown where she must confront the demons from her past—and the lies on which she has staked her future. Gallery Books. Now, settling into domestic life with her partner Caleb, Josie has finally put down roots in New York, and that’s where she intends to stay.
Josie buhrman has spent the last ten years trying to escape her family’s reputation and with good reason. The only problem is that she has lied to Caleb about every detail of her past—starting with her last name. Gallery scout. Soon to be a major tv series called truth be told from apple tv+ and produced by reese witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine! Serial meets Ruth Ware’s In A Dark, Dark Wood in this inventive and twisty psychological thriller about a mega-hit podcast that reopens a murder case and threatens to unravel the carefully constructed life of the victim’s daughter.
The only thing more dangerous than a lie.
The Awkward Age: A Novel
Riverhead. Gallery Books. But how much should they ask? Gallery scout. It is a story about standing by the ones we love, even while they make mistakes. It's genius really, when you think about it. It's the perfect sabotage. Julia alden has fallen deeply, unexpectedly in love. A very smart, elegantly written domestic novel about a wedged-together family, soulful, compelling, and what can go wrong when teenage children decide they have minds and hormones of their own.
Nick hornby “A spry and accomplished comedy of manners. The new york times book review“They've chosen the one thing that will make our family life impossible. Uniting two households is never easy, but when Gwen turns for comfort to James's seventeen-year-old son, Nathan, the consequences will test her mother's loyalty and threaten all their fragile new happiness.
This is a moving and powerful novel about the modern family: about starting over; about love, guilt, and generosity; about building something beautiful amid the mess and complexity of what came before. We would give anything to make our children happy. American obstetrician james is everything she didn't know she wanted--if only her teenage daughter, Gwen, didn't hate him so much.
Mrs. Fletcher: A Novel
Gallery Books. Riverhead. Sent from an anonymous number, “u r my milf!” Over the months that follow, the mysterious sender tells Eve, that message comes to obsess Eve. Sharp, witty, and provocative, Mrs. Fletcher is a timeless examination of sexuality, identity, parenthood, and the big clarifying mistakes people can make when they’re no longer sure of who they are or where they belong.
While leading her all-too-placid life—serving as executive Director of the local senior center by day and taking a community college course on Gender and Society at night—Eve can’t curtail her own interest in a porn website called MILFateria. Com, which features the erotic exploits of ordinary, middle-aged women like herself.
Only a few weeks into his freshman year, Brendan is floundering in a college environment that challenges his white-dude privilege and shames him for his outmoded, chauvinistic ideas of sex. New york times bestseller! from the bestselling author of The Leftovers and Little Children comes a penetrating and hilarious new novel about sex, love, and identity on the frontlines of America’s culture wars.
Eve fletcher is trying to figure out what comes next. Gallery scout. Scribner. Meanwhile, miles away at the state college, eve’s son Brendan—a jock and aspiring frat boy—discovers that his new campus isn’t nearly as welcoming to his hard-partying lifestyle as he had imagined.
The Marriage Pact: A Novel
It’s a deep, insightful, nearly voyeuristic view into modern marriage. And the marriage pact, without gimmicks or tricks, is a twisting, suspenseful, keep-you-up-all-night thriller. Never mention The Pact to anyone. Bantam. And then one of them breaks the rules. Jake is a partner in an up-and-coming psychology practice.
. But it’s more than that, too. And the pact will go to any lengths to enforce that rule. Always answer the phone when your spouse calls. Scribner. A smart, new york times bestselling author of the red hunter “with a brilliant premise for a novel of psychological suspense, scary read!”—Lisa Unger, engrossing, and deft writing, taut plotting, The Marriage Pact shows in gripping detail just what could go wrong when we try too hard to protect the love we cherish most.
Jp delaney, new york times bestselling author of The Girl Before Gallery scout. Riverhead. After receiving an enticing wedding gift from one of Alice’s prominent clients, they decide to join an exclusive and mysterious group known only as The Pact. And most of its rules make sense. Alice, once a singer in a well-known rock band, is now a successful lawyer.
My Absolute Darling: A Novel
At fourteen, she roams the woods along the northern California coast. But while her physical world is expansive, her personal one is small and treacherous: Turtle has grown up isolated since the death of her mother, in the thrall of her tortured and charismatic father, Martin. With turtle's escalating acts of physical and emotional courage, as this teenage girl struggles to become her own hero—and in the process, heart in throat, the reader watches, becomes ours as well.
Shot through with striking language in a fierce natural setting, My Absolute Darling is an urgently told, profoundly moving read that marks the debut of an extraordinary new writer. Gallery Books. Bantam. And for the first time, the larger world begins to come into focus: her life with Martin is neither safe nor sustainable.
. Gallery scout. Motivated by her first experience with real friendship and a teenage crush, Turtle starts to imagine escape, using the very survival skills her father devoted himself to teaching her. Riverhead. The creeks, tide pools, and rocky islands are her haunts and her hiding grounds, and she is known to wander for miles.
Her social existence is confined to the middle school where she fends off the interest of anyone, student or teacher, who might penetrate her shell and to her life with her father.
Watch Me Disappear: A Novel
Spiegel grau. New york times bestseller • the disappearance of a beautiful, charismatic mother leaves her family to piece together her secrets in this propulsive novel for fans of Big Little Lies—from the bestselling author of All We Ever Wanted Was Everything. Watch me disappear is just as riveting as Gone Girl.
San francisco chronicle Who you want people to be makes you blind to who they really are. It’s been a year since billie flanagan—a Berkeley mom with an enviable life—went on a solo hike in Desolation Wilderness and vanished from the trail. Scribner. It’s strongest in the places that matter most: in the believability of its characters and the irresistibility of its plot.
Chicago tribune“janelle brown’s third family drama delivers an incisive and emotional view of how grief and recovery from loss can seep into each aspect of a person’s life. Janelle brown’s insights into the dynamics of intimate relationships will make you question the stories you tell yourself about the people you love, while her nervy storytelling will keep you guessing until the very last page.
Praise for watch me disappear“Watch Me Disappear is a surprising and compelling read. Bantam. Jonathan worries about olive’s emotional stability, until he starts unearthing secrets from Billie’s past that bring into question everything he thought he understood about his wife. Her husband and teenage daughter have been coping with Billie’s death the best they can: Jonathan drinks as he works on a loving memoir about his marriage; Olive grows remote, from both her father and her friends at the all-girls school she attends.
Final Girls: A Novel
Blowing through quincy's life like a whirlwind, with increasingly dire consequences, Sam seems intent on making Quincy relive the past, all of which makes Quincy question why Sam is really seeking her out. If you liked gone Girl, you’ll like this. Stephen king ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie–scale massacre.
Gallery scout. Despite the media's attempts, they never meet. Spiegel grau. Riverhead. She has a caring almost-fiancé, jeff; a popular baking blog; a beautiful apartment; and a therapeutic presence in Coop, the police officer who saved her life all those years ago. In an instant, who went up against the sack man during her shift at the nightlight inn; and now quincy, who lost nine sorority sisters to a college dropout's knife; Sam, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to—a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls: Lisa, who ran bleeding through the woods to escape Pine Cottage and the man she refers to only as Him.
Her memory won’t even allow her to recall the events of that night; the past is in the past. Dutton. Scribner. The national and international bestsellerwinner of the 2018 international thriller writers award for best hardcover novel“the first great thriller of 2017 is here: Final Girls, by Riley Sager.
The Last Mrs. Parrish: A Novel
Scribner. To everyone in the exclusive town of bishops harbor, Connecticut, Jackson, Daphne—a socialite and philanthropist—and her real-estate mogul husband, are a couple straight out of a fairy tale. Amber’s envy could eat her alive. Bantam. It’s ‘the Talented Mr. If she didn't have a plan. The international bestseller and december pick for reese witherspoon's hello sunshine book club"a fun and fast-paced psychological thriller about two determined women who play a high stakes game of deception that only one can win.
Reese witherspoon“Will keep you up. Before long, amber is daphne’s closest confidante, traveling to Europe with the Parrishes and their lovely young daughters, and growing closer to Jackson. She’s tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. But a skeleton from her past may undermine everything that Amber has worked towards, and if it is discovered, her well-laid plan may fall to pieces.
With shocking turns and dark secrets that will keep you guessing until the very end, The Last Mrs. Gallery Books.
Manhattan Beach: A Novel
Manhattan beach: a novel Hardcover - October 3, 2017. Riverhead. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged mystery between the two men. Bantam. Gallery scout. Named one of the best books of the year by npr, vogue, nearly twelve years old, a man who, time • a new York Times Notable Book Anna Kerrigan, she gleans, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, USA TODAY, The Guardian, Esquire, The Washington Post, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family.
Scribner. Anna works at the brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that once belonged to men, now soldiers abroad. She becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. New york times bestseller • new york’s “one book, one new york” pick winner of the andrew carnegie medal for Excellence in Fiction The daring and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author.
Dutton. It is a magnificent novel by the author of A Visit from the Goon Squad, one of the great writers of our time. Gallery Books. Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Spiegel grau.