Let's "jump" (you'll understand in a second) right into the second part of the June Treasures in My Closet postings. These books will all be released in June.
The first book is Keith McCafferty's latest Sean Stranahan mystery, Buffalo Jump Blues. After the Fourth of July fireworks in Montana's Madison Valley, Hyalite County Sheriff Martha Ettinger and Deputy Sheriff Harold Little Feather are investigating a horrible scene at the Palisades cliffs where a herd of bison have fallen to their deaths. And, the person who might know about the deaths is dead himself, among the carcasses. Farther up the valley, Sean Stranahan is hired to find John Running Boy. The two cases seem unrelated until Stranahan's search leads to the brink of the buffalo jump. It's a story of murder, wildlife politics, and lost love. (Release date is June 28)
Terry McMillan's I Almost Forgot About You is the story of a woman, dissatisfied with her life, who decides to shake things up. She quits her job and finds herself on a wild journey that may even include a second chance at love. (Release date is June 7.)
Using reverse chronology, Megan Miranda tells the story of two young women who go missing in her psychological thriller, All the Missing Girls. It's the story of two women who disappeared from a North Carolina town, ten years apart, as the author takes readers back through the past. (Release date is June 28.)
Look at You Now: My Journey from Shame to Strength is Liz Pryor's memoir of a lifelong secret. In 1979, Pryor is a seventeen-year-old girl from a good family in the wealthy Chicago suburbs. Halfway through her senior year, she discovers she's pregnant. Her parents are determined to keep that a secret. Thinking she's traveling with her mother to a Catholic home for unwed mothers, she ends up in a locked, government-run facility for delinquent and impoverished pregnant teenage girls. It's an experience that forces Liz Pryor to question everything she once believed. (Release date is June 28.)
Iain Read's debut novel, I'm Thinking of Ending Things, has been called a "smart, suspenseful, and intense literary thriller". It begins with the unnamed narrator setting off with her boyfriend to visit his parents at their remote farm. It becomes a bizarre, twisted story of identity and regret. (Release date is June 14.)
Erik Sund's The Crow Girl was a #1 international best seller, and winner of a special award from the Swedish Crime Writers' Academy. Now, the psychological thriller is available in the U.S. When police discover the hideously abused body of a young boy in a Stockholm city park, Detective Superintendent Jeanette Kohlberg heads the investigation, and must battle an apathetic prosecutor and a bureaucratic police force unwilling to spend resources to solve the murder of a nameless immigrant child. But, with the discovery of two more children's corpses, it becomes clear that a serial killer is at large. (Release date is June 14.)
Anne Tyler's Vinegar Girl doesn't come out until June 21, but it seems as if I've been talking about it forever. It's part of the Hogarth Shakespeare series in which authors set Shakespeare's works in contemporary settings.Vinegar Girl is the retelling of "The Taming of the Shrew", asking whether a modern, independent woman like Kate would ever sacrifice herself for a man. (Release date is June 21.)
Looking for something fresh and different? Or, looking for a familiar setting? I'm sure you'll find something in the two Treasures in My Closet postings. What appeals to you?