Some people may think the second book on today's list should be the highlighted title. But, since I'm highlighting the ones I'm most anticipating, here's my pick, a crime novel.
Brad Parks' latest Carter Ross novel is The Fraud. Investigative reporter Carter Ross is assigned the story about a rash of carjackings when one results in the murder of a wealthy banking executive. Tired of only writing about stories that are about the rich and white, Carter finds a Nigerian immigrant who was also killed during a recent carjacking. When he learns the two victims knew each other, Carter plunges onto the trail of a band of thieves, a hunt that puts his unborn child in harm's way. Now, Carter will stop at nothing to rescue the baby, even if he has to choose to save the unborn child instead of himself. (Release date is July 7.)
How about a memoir, Layne Mosler's Driving Hungry? It's a story that takes readers from Buenos Aires to New York City to Berlin, following the author whose adventures became the basis for her blog, Taxi Gourmet. In Buenos Aires, she impulsively asked a taxi driver to take her to his favorite restaurant. That kicked off her adventurous food quest, as she follows taxi drivers' advice in international cities, and even becomes a driver herself. (Release date is July 14.)
Natasha Pulley's debut novel is a historical fantasy, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street. In 1884, Thaniel Steepleton returns home to his London apartment to find a gold pocket watch on his pillow. Six months later, the mysterious timepiece saves his life, warning him of a blast that destroys Scotland Yard. When he goes searching for the watchmaker, he meets Keita Mori, a man who remembers the future. (Release date is July 14.)
Authors Amy Hempel and Jill Ciment are writing as A.J. Rich in The Hand That Feeds You. It's the unsettling suspenseful story of an accomplished woman involved with a man. It's only when he's found dead, mauled to death, that she learns he's an imposter. Everything he told her was a lie, and one by one the other women involved with him are murdered. (Release date is July 7.)
Scott Sigler's Alive is the first in his science fiction Generations trilogy. A group of teenagers wake up in a mysterious corridor, with no knowledge of who they are or how they got there. There only hope lies with a young woman whose name is engaged on the foot of the coffin where she wakes up. M. Savage is determined to lead the others out, and make sure they all survive. (Release date is July 14.)
When you think thriller, do you think of Chevy Stevens? Those Girls is the story of Dani, Courtney, and Jess Campbell who live on a remote ranch in Western Canada, dreaming of the day their alcoholic father would disappear. When their wish comes true, they must assume new identities and forget the past. Eighteen years later, though, Jess' own teenaged daughter is asking too many questions. (Release date is July 7.)
Quite a collection, isn't it? What titles jump out at you? There should be plenty of titles released in July for all readers. And, just think, the August Treasures in My Closet will be coming soon. And, later this week, the book chat featuring July mysteries from Penguin's Berkley Prime Crime and Obsidian. I put those mysteries aside to save. So, you and Jinx can watch for the book chat, too.