As I said, there are way too many books in my pile of September book releases. So, why wait? Here's the second half of those treasures in my closet.
Libby Fischer Hellmann's fourth Georgia Davis crime thriller is Nobody's Child. Libby says, "Think Karin Slaughter or Tess Gerritsen on steroids." A bloodstained note left for PI Georgia Davis reveals the shocking existence of a half-sister she never knew about, one who is begging for Georgia's help. Determined to track her down, Georgia finds herself heading deep into the dangerous underworld of Chicago's illegal sex trafficking business. As Georgia tries to extricate her sister, she finds herself in situation she might not survive. (Release date is Sept. 2.)
Ben Kendall's death appeared to be that of a hoarder whose piles of stuff collapsed and killed him. But Joe Gunther and the Vermont Bureau of Investigation team discover that Ben brought back more than personal demons from Vietnam. He brought back combat photos and negatives. But, when a show featuring some of those photos is interrupted by the appearance of a hit squad, Joe and his team have to track killers. It's Proof Positive by Archer Mayor. (Release date is Sept. 30.)
James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge team up for Burn, bringing Detective Michael Bennett back to New York City. Taking over an Outreach Squad in Harlem, he receives an unusual call about a group of well-dressed men holding a bizarre party in a condemned building. Bennett ignores the call, until a charred body in the same building, and he's forced to take the demented caller seriously. Burn draws the detective into an underground criminal world of terrifying depravity. (Release date is Sept. 29.)
Kathy Reichs takes forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan into her own past when a child killer resurfaces, one she and her former partner failed to capture years earlier. Now, in Bones Never Lie, she has one more chance to catch the most monstrous adversary she's ever seen. (Release date is Sept. 23.)
If you're expecting Garth Stein to rewrite The Art of Racing in the Rain, you're in for a surprise. A Sudden Light is the story of a fourteen-year-old boy, Trevor Riddell, who tries to save his parents' marriage and uncovers a vast legacy of family secrets. Trevor's bankrupt parents have separated, and his father has plans to force his father into a nursing home, sell off the house and property, and divide the profits with his sister. But, as Trevor explores Riddell House, he discovers secret stairways, hidden rooms, and a ghost with an agenda of his own. (Release date is Sept. 30.)
Book 4 of Tyler Whitesides' Janitors series is Strike of the Sweepers. Janitors with wizard-like powers continue their battle. The stakes have never been higher while the rebels find themselves chased by Mr. Clean's new and terrifying Sweepers. (Release date is Sept. 9.)
Two days of September releases. Do any of them interest you?