It's no joke that you're going to love May's books! The forthcoming books, the May Treasures in My Closet, look good. I hope you find a book or two that interest you. Now, you have time to place holds on them at your local public library or pre-order them from your favorite bookstore.
Let's kick off the May releases with a book being called "The first official beach read of the summer". Mary Kay Andrews' new book is The Weekenders. Idyllic Belle Isle, North Carolina means fun for most people. But, it's about to end for Riley Griggs. Her beach house is being foreclosed, her friends are keepings secrets, and her husband is missing. As Riley tries to piece everything together, a body washes up on the shore, and the mystery deepens. (Release date is May 17.)
Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon takes on a crime she's never dealt with before in Boar Island, cyber-bullying and stalking. Anna's on a short-term assignment at Maine's Arcadia National Park, accompanied by her friend, Heath, and his sixteen-year-old daughter, Elizabeth. But, someone has followed Elizabeth to Maine, and continues to stalk her. (Release date is May 17.)
Miranda Beverly-Whittemore's novel, June, is a novel of suspense and passion about a terrible mistake made sixty years earlier that threatens to change a modern family forever. Twenty-five-year-old Cassie Danvers is mourning her grandmother, June, the woman who raised her. Then she's told she inherited a legendary matinee idol's vast fortune. When Jack's daughters show up to fight for their inheritance, the women all discover the connection between June and Jack, and the summer their lives were changed by murder, blackmail, and betrayal. (Release date is May 31.)
A Fine Imitation is Amber Brock's debut novel. Set in the glamorous 1920s, the story sweeps readers into a privileged Manhattan socialite's restless life and the affair with a mysterious painter that upends her world, flashing back to her years of Vassar and the friendship that brought her to the brink of ruin. (Release date is May 3.)
Milena Busquets' This Too Shall Pass has already sold in more than thirty countries. It's the story of Blanca, a forty-year-old woman whose mother has died. And, it's the story of one woman's unforgettable search for a meaningful life. (Release date is May 24.)
In the fifth Guido Guerrieri novel, A Fine Line by Gianrico Carofiglio, the defense attorney takes the case when Judge Larocca becomes the subject of corruption allegations. He teams up with Annapaola Doria, a motorbike-riding bisexual private detective to investigate the judge's alleged links to the mafia. Scott Turow calls it "A legal thriller that is also full of complex meditations on the life of the lawyer and the difficult compromises inherent in any system of criminal justice." (Release date is May 10.)
Chris Cleave's Everyone Brave is Forgiven is the second novel set in Europe in 1939 as the war rages. Mary North defies her aristocratic family and stays in London to teach the students who wouldn't be able to find homes in the conservative countryside. But, as the city lurches into chaos during the Blitz, she's torn between love of two men, Tom and his closest friend, Alistair. Cleave "threads a perfect love story through the vast sweep of a global war", including a part of the world seldom covered in novels, the island of Malta as it's besieged by the Axis forces. (Release date is May 3.)
Sweetbitter is Stephanie Danler's debut coming-of-age novel. Twenty-two-year-old Tess comes to New York with an intense desire to belong. After she stumbles into a coveted job at a renowned Union Square restaurant, readers spend a year with her as she learns to punishing job of a "backwater", and is pulled into the magnetic world of two other servers. (Release date is May 24.)
In Hannah Dennison's whodunit, A Killer Ball at Honeychurch Hall, antiques dealer Kat Stanford stumbles upon a hidden room in an abandoned wing at Honeychurch Hall. Her excitement turns to horror when she comes across the body of a young woman dressed in Egyptian togs. Suspicion soon falls on those who live at the Hall, both upstairs and down, and even those who are just passing through. (Release date is May 3.)
In the Name of Gucci by Patricia Gucci is a gripping family drama and never-before-told love story, surrounding the rise and fall of the late Aldo Gucci, the man responsible for making the legendary fashion label a powerhouse. It's told as only a daughter can tell it. (Release date is May 10.)
Hopefully, you'll find something to read in today's list. If not, maybe in tomorrow's follow-up. Let me know what book interests you.