Year One, by Nora Roberts -
It began on New Year's Eve. The sickness came
on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear
spread even faster. Within weeks, everything
people counted on began to fail. The electric
grid sputtered; law and government collapsed;
more than half the world's population was
decimated. In a world of survivors where every
stranger could be either a savage or a savior,
the end has come. The beginning comes next.
The Midnight Line, by Lee Child -
Reacher takes a stroll through a small Wisconsin town and sees a class ring in a pawn
shop window: West Point 2005. The ring is tiny, for a woman, and it has her initials
engraved on the inside. Reacher wonders what unlucky circumstance made her give up
something she earned over four hard years. He decides to find out. He decides to find
the woman and return her ring. Why not? But the deeper Reacher digs the more
dangerous the terrain becomes. Turns out the ring was just a small link in a far darker
chain. Powerful forces are guarding a vast criminal enterprise. Some lines should never
be crossed. But then, neither should Reacher.
Two Kinds of Truth, by Michael Connelly -
Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando Police
Department and is called out to a local drug store where a young pharmacist has been
murdered. Meanwhile, an old case from Bosch's LAPD days comes back to haunt him
when a long-imprisoned killer claims Harry framed him, and seems to have new
evidence to prove it. The two unrelated cases wind around each other like strands of
barbed wire. Along the way Bosch discovers that there are two kinds of truth: the kind
that sets you free and the kind that leaves you buried in darkness.
The Last Mrs. Parrish, by Liv Constantine-
Amber Patterson is fed up. She's tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who
blends into the background. She deserves more - a life of money and power like the
one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted. Amber's envy
could eat her alive...if she didn't have a plan. Amber uses Daphne's compassion and
caring to insinuate herself into the family's life - the first step in a meticulous scheme to
undermine her. But a skeleton from her past may undermine everything that Amber
has worked towards, and it if it is discovered, her well-laid plans may fall to pieces.
Paradox Bound, by Peter Clines -
Nothing ever changes in Sanders. The town's still got a video store. So why doesn't Eli
Teague want to leave? Not that he's ever admit it, but maybe he's waiting - waiting for
the traveler to come back. The on who's roared into his life twice before, pausing just
long enough to drop tantalizing clues before disappearing in a cloud of gunfire and a
squeal of tires. The one who's a walking anachronism, with her tricorne hat, flintlock
rifle, and steampunked Model-A Ford. The one who's pursued by...somthing. So when
the mysterious traveler finally appears, Eli's determined that this time, he's going to
get answers. To make sense of the mystery at its heart, he must embark on a
breakneck chase across the country and through two centuries of history - with
nothing less that America's past, present, and future at stake.