Sunday, May 01, 2011

June's Hot Titles

There are so many terrific June books that are already in my closet that I don't know if I'll have time to pick up many of these hot titles. But, some of them might be the ones you're waiting to read. So, I'll pass along the titles. You can order them now at your local bookstore, or place holds at your favorite public library.

Mary Kay Andrews kicks off the list with Summer Rental. Three women, best friends since Catholic grade school, find themselves in their mid-30s, looks for a change in life.

The theme for June seems to be summer. David Baldacci's One Summer tells of a terminally ill  man who tries to prepare his family for his death. When his wife dies before he does, killed in a car accident, the children are split up and sent to live with relatives. Reuniting for the summer, Jack has to figure out how to rebuild their lives as a family.

Long Gone is Alafair Burke's first standalone. After being out of work for months, Alice loves her new job managing a new art gallery, until the morning she arrives and finds the gallery stripped bare and a dead man on the floor.

Jan Burke brings back Irene Kelly in Disturbance. The sons of a serial killer are now master criminals, planning to spring their father from prison and then kill the person they blame for putting him there, investigative journalist Irene Kelly.

Here's a combination - Jeffery Deaver and James Bond. Deaver brings James Bond back in Carte Blanche, a cat-and-mouse game that roams from the Balkans to London and then Africa, with all the plot twists readers expect from Deaver.

Robert Dugoni will be appearing for Authors @ The Teague at the end of June. His latest novel is Murder One, bringing together two attorneys who are recovering from tragedies. David Sloane's wife was murdered, and Barclay Reid's daughter died from an overdose. Now, Barclay is on a crusade against the drug traffickers. When one turns up dead, Barclay is accused, and David takes the case.

Stephanie Plum is back in Janet Evanovich's Smokin' Seventeen. The bail bonds office goes up in flames, bodies appear in the vacant construction lot, and one of Stephanie's old flames returns to town. Just a day in the life of the New Jersey bounty hunter.

In Joseph Finder's Buried Secrets, a hedge fund titan needs help. His daughter has been kidnapped, and buried underground. If the kidnapper's demands aren't met, she'll be allowed to die, with her death streamed live on the internet.

If you prefer your June reading a little less crime ridden, there's Dorothea Benton Frank's Folly Beach. Cate Cooper returns to her old hometown when her husband dies, leaving her with no money and no peace of mind. Can you go home again?

Steve Hamilton, who just won the Edgar Award for The Lock Artist, brings us Misery Bay, an Alex McKnight novel. Two months after a young man's suicide, McKnight's attempt to find answers turns into a nightmare of violence and bloody revenge, along with a race to catch a killer.

Alexander McCall Smith fans will welcome The Dog Who Came in From the Cold. It's the story of Freddie de la Hay, a Pimlico terrier who lives in a crumbling mansion block called Corduroy Mansions, along with a motley crew of residents.

James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge team up for Now You See Her. Two years earlier, Jeanine Fournier appeared to have the perfect life with a police-officer husband, and their first child on the way. Then, she uncovered a secret that caused her to run for her life and change her identity.

Marcus Sakey's latest is The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes. Here's the blurb. "The man had a life anyone would envy. The trouble was, when he awoke on the beach, alone, naked, cold, and tired, the only thing he could remember about it was a woman's face. He had no idea who he was, or where he was going. All he knew was that if he found her, he would find himself.

Sarah Strohmeyer's Kindred Spirits actually belongs in my Treasures in My Closet post, but I thought it was a July release. It's about The Ladies' Society for the Conservation of Martinis, formed by four young mothers so they could meet once a month, as an outlet. When circumstances tear them apart, they are only brought together again by tragedy.

Scott Horvath is on a list of Americans deemed too dangerous to be roaming when the former President of the United States sets in place a plan to destroy America. It's Brad Thor's Full Black.

And, I'll end with another story of four women, Jennifer Weiner's Then Came You. Four total strangers come together, and struggle to make a family. But, their plans are thrown into disarray when one woman becomes a widow.

So, what did I miss? What's not here or in my closet that you're waiting to read in June? Let us know!


Kaye Barley said...

I always look forward to a peek into your closet. A couple of "auto-buy" authors on the list this month, and you've mentioned a couple I wasn't aware of - Yay!!!!

Lesa said...

June's a good month, Kaye. Throw in a visit home to Ohio at the beginning of the month, and it's going to be terrific.

Susan said...

A new Jan Burke/Irene Kelly mystery! This has made my day. And a new Stephanie Plum mystery! Hurrah for June books, and thanks for posting them, my wish list just grew again. Happy reading, Lesa.

Lesa said...

Fabulous, Susan! I'm glad this made your day, and you have some June reading to look forward to.

Sarah Strohmeyer said...

Thanks, Lesa....But, now, there's so much I want to read that month besides my own. Have you heard of The American Heiress? Sounds great and it's coming out in June, too.

Lesa said...

I've heard really good things about The American Heiress, Sarah. I already have a copy of that. It appeared the day before in my Treasures in My Closet.

You're the one going to have a rough time - promoting your book while you want to read so many others. I guess that's what TBR piles are for!

Kris said...

Looks like June is going to be a great month! I don't have any of those books and not sure I'll get any..but I'm adding several to my wish list.

Lesa said...

You're right, Kris. June looks as if it's going to be a great reading month.