Twisted, by John Sandford -
A rich Psychopath, Terry Grant had run
successfully for the U.S. Senate, where Lucas
had predicted she would fit right in. He was
convinced that she'd been responsible for three
murders, though he had never been able to
prove it. Once a psychopath had gotten that
kind of rush, though, he or she often needed
another fix, so he figured he might be seeing
her again He was right.
The Oracle Year, by Charles Soule -
Knowledge is power. So when an unassuming Manhattan bassist named Will Dando
awakens from a dream one morning with 108 predictions about the future in his head, he
rapidly finds himself the most powerful man in the world. Protecting his anonymity by
calling himself the Oracle, he sets up a heavily guarded Web site to selectively
announce his revelations. In doing so, he has managed to create a lot of high-powered
enemies. With only a handful of people he can trust - including a beautiful journalist - it's
all will can do to simply survive, elude exposure, and protect those he loves long enough
to use his knowledge to save the world.
The Disappeared, by C.J. Box -
Wyoming's new governor isn't sure what to make of Joe Pickett, but he has a job for
him that is extremely delicate. A prominent female British executive never came home
from the high-end guest ranch she was visiting. Pickett knows that happens sometimes
- these ranches are stocked with handsome young cowboys. But no sign of her for
months? That suggests something else.
Varina, by Charles Frazier-
Her marriage prospects limited, teenage Varina Howell agrees to wed the much older
widower Jefferson Davis, with whom she expects the secure life of a Mississippi
landowner. Davis instead pursues a career in politics and is eventually appointed
president of the Confederacy, placing Varina at the white-hot center of one of the
darkest moments in American history.
How to Stop Time, by Matt Haig -
Tom Hazard has just moved back to London, into his old home, to settle down and
become a high school history teacher. Ans on his first day at school, he meets a
captivating French teacher who seems fascinated by him. But Tom has a dangerous
secret: he may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's
been alive for centuries. Tom has lived history - performing with Shakespeare,
exploring the high seas with Captain Cook, and sharing cocktails with Fitzgerald. Now,
he just wants an ordinary life.