September has a wealth of book releases, so many that I'm splitting the posts in two parts. Welcome to the first part of the September Treasures in My Closet.
Siobhan Adcock links two mothers over the centuries in her suspenseful debut novel, The Barter. It's a ghost story and a love story, an emotional tale that explores motherhood and work and feminism. Set in Texas, in present day, and at the turn of the twentieth century, each young mother must face an ordeal of her own making. (Release date is Sept. 4.)
Albert J. Bell, Jr. brings us the fifth case from the Notebooks of Pliny the Younger, The Eyes of Aurora. Pliny and the love of his life, his servant Aurora, stumble upon the scene of a grisly murder while trying to help a woman search for her missing husband. Meanwhile, back in Rome, Pliny's mother is arranging a marriage that Pliny must accept, much against his wishes. (Release date is Sept. 9.)
Kate Flora takes us into the true crime world in Death Dealer: How Cops and Cadaver Dogs Brought a Killer to Justice. Investigators from two countries cooperate in the relentless pursuit of a brutal murderer, a man with a reputation for violence and drug abuse. When he threatens the officials and their families, they take him seriously. The Canadian police, frustrated by a fruitless search through miles of frozen wilderness, finally enlist the id of Maine game wardens along with cadaver dogs in order to find a killer. (Release date is Sept. 9.)
Jacob Gowans takes readers into a fantasy world in A Tale of Light and Shadow. In Atolas, a world of swords and daggers, Henry and Isabelle have secretly sword to marry despite his lowly station as a carpenter. However, he commits an unthinkable act that may cost both of them their lives. At the same time, a prophecy threatens the thrones of rulers throughout the world. (Release date is Sept. 9.)
Skink No Surrender is Carl Hiaasen's first novel for teens. To avoid being shipped off to boarding school, Malley takes off with some guy she met online. Richard knows his cousin's in trouble before she does, so he teams up with Skink, the ragged, one-eyed ex-governor of Florida, a renegade who thinks he can track Malley down. Together the two scour the state for the missing girl. Blinding storms, crazed pigs, flying bullets, and giant gators won't stop their search. (Release date is Sept. 23.)
Thriller author Erin Kelly brings us Broadchurch, based on the story by series creator Chris Chibnall. This novelization of the television show follows Detectives Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller as they search for a young boy's killer in a quiet British seaside town. (Release date is Sept. 16.)
Now you can see why I'm sharing the treasures in two parts. There's a wealth of reading material here. Are you looking forward to any of these books?