Spring is here. Think Spring Break. Warm weather. Tropical vacations. Pools. Beaches. Okay, maybe I'm fantasizing, but hopefully it's a reality for you. But whether you're in Hawaii or in your living room, there are three hot new books that you should read this spring!
In sum: One of only two survivors of a plane crash, Nell Slattery wakes in the hospital with no memory of the horrific experience-or who she is, or was. Now she must piece together both body and mind, with the help of family and friends, who have their own agendas. She filters through photos, art, music, and stories — hoping something will jog her memory, and soon, in tiny bits and pieces, Nell starts remembering.
It isn't long before she learns to question the stories presented by her mother, her sister (and business partner) and her husband. In the end, she will discover that forgiving betrayals small and large will be the only true path to healing herself — and to finding happiness.
The Song Remains the Same will be released on April 12. Pre-order it here.
Come Home by Lisa Scottoline
Reason to read: A mystery and the suburbs is always a good mix
In sum: Jill Farrow is a typical suburban mom who has finally gotten her and her daughter's lives back on track after a divorce. She is about to remarry, her job as a pediatrician fulfills her (though stressful), and her daughter, Megan, is a happily over-scheduled 13-year-old juggling homework and the swim team.
But Jill's life is turned upside down when her ex-stepdaughter, Abby, shows up on her doorstep late one night and delivers shocking news — Jill's ex-husband is dead. Abby insists that he was murdered and pleads with Jill to help find his killer. Jill reluctantly agrees to make a few inquiries and discovers that things don't add up. As she digs deeper, her actions threaten to rip apart her new family, destroy their hard-earned happiness, and even endanger her own life. Yet Jill can't turn her back on a child she loves and once called her own.
Come Home will be released April 10. Pre-order it here.
Cate, Renee, and Abby have come to New York for very different reasons, and in a bustling city of millions, they are linked together through circumstance and chance.
Cate has just been named the features editor of Gloss, a high-end lifestyle magazine. It’s a professional coup, but her new job comes with more complications than Cate ever anticipated.
Her roommate Renee will do anything to nab the plum job of beauty editor at Gloss. But snide comments about Renee’s weight send her into an emotional tailspin. Soon she is taking black market diet pills—despite the racing heartbeat and trembling hands that signal she’s heading for real danger.
Then there’s Abby, whom they take in as a third roommate. Once a joyful graduate student working as a nanny part time, she abruptly fled a seemingly happy life in the D.C. suburbs. No one knows what shattered Abby—or why she left everything she once loved behind.
Pekkanen’s most compelling, true-to-life novel yet tells the story of three very different women as they navigate the complications of careers and love—and find the lifeline they need in each other.
These Girls will be released on April 10. Pre-order it here.
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