Let's start with a debut domestic thriller. In A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell, a single mother's life is turned upside down when her best friend vanishes. The woman knows all her secrets, which makes her dangerous. It's the story of a missing wife and mother, told by a rotating cast of unreliable narrators. (Release date is March 21.)
The back cover of Taylor Brown's The River of Kings, says "Brown evokes a legendary place and its powerful hold on the human imagination, as two brothers journey down the iconic Altamaha River to learn its secrets - and confront their own demons - as they seek a resting place for their father." (Release date is March 21.)
Amy Hatvany's It Happens All the Time is a novel, a story of Amber Bryant and Tyler Hicks who have been best friends since they were teenagers, but Tyler has always harbored a desire to be more than friends. The summer after her college graduation, Amber spends more time with Tyler. Despite Amber's engagement, the two flirt, and one night, Amber kisses Tyler. It changes both of them forever. (Release date is March 28.)
It's London, 1842 in M.J. Carter's The Devil's Feast. The investigative team of Captain William Avery and Jeremiah Blake are entangled in a case involving political conflicts, personal vendettas, and England's first celebrity chef. London's newest and grandest gentleman's club is desperate to hush up a horrible death there, so they persuade Avery to investigate. But, his mentor, Blake, hasn't shown up. Where is he, and what if this first death is only a dress rehearsal for something more vicious? (Release date is March 28.)
Peter Heller, author of The Dog Stars, now brings us Celine, a novel of suspense. Celine is an elegant, aristocratic private eye who specializes in reuniting families. She has a better record of tracking missing persons than the FBI. But, when Gabriela asks for her help, it opens up a world of sorrow and mystery. Gabriela's father, a photographer, was assumed to have died on the border of Montana and Wyoming, the victim of mauling by a grizzly. But, his body was never found. When Celine and her partner head to Yellowstone National Park to investigate the cold case, they realize they are being followed. Someone wants to keep the case closed. (Release date is March 7.)
The Loving Husband by Christobel Kent is a psychological thriller. One night, Fran wakes to her baby's cry, and finds her husband, Nathan, missing. Searching through the dilapidated farmhouse, she makes a discovery that will upend her life. As she tries to discover what happened to Nathan, she grows more paranoid. But, the missing man isn't the only one hiding something. Fran has her own secret. (Release date is March 14.)
The only nonfiction list on today's list is Ariel Levy's memoir, The Rules Do Not Apply. When thirty-eight-year-old New Yorker writer Ariel Levy left for a reporting trip to New York, she was married, pregnant, financially secure, and successful on her own terms. A month later, none of that was true. (Release date is March 14.)
Is there anything here that appeals to you? If not, wait until part 2, tomorrow.