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    The High Tide Club A Novel Mary Kay Andrews
    9781250199621 Paperback FICTION / Women On Sale Date:May 08, 2018
    $24.99 CAD 6.13 x 9.34 x 1.27 in | 490 gr | 480 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y St. Martin's Press
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      An instantNew York Times bestseller (May 2018) from the author ofThe Weekenders - a delightful new novel about new love, old secrets, and the kind of friendship that transcends generations.

      Eccentric heiress Josephine Warrick is a notorious recluse - reigning over a crumbling pink mansion on a private island, she is rarely seen but often whispered about. So when Brooke Trappnell, a struggling young lawyer, is summoned to the island, she has no idea what's in store. As she listens to Josephine recount a story of old friendship, dark secrets, and a mysterious murder, it becomes clear that Brooke is there for two reasons: to help protect Josephine's beloved island, and to make amends with her old friends, the skinny-dipping, secret-keeping girls of the The High Tide Club.

      To fulfill a dying woman's last wish, Brooke must track down the descendants of Josephine's closest friends and bring them together for a reunion of women who've never actually met. But in doing so, Brooke uncovers a scandal that could make someone rich beyond their wildest dreams…or cause them to be in the crosshairs of a murderer.

      The High Tide Club is Mary Kay Andrews at her very best - a compelling story steeped in mystery, fierce friendship, love lost and possibly...love found.

      Praise forThe High Tide Club:

      "Andrews creates a story that is at turnssuspenseful, sad, and hopeful, with plenty of surprising twists.Her dialogue isnatural and funny, and even her minor characters are fully drawn with unique voices...Another satisfying summer read from the queen of the beach." —Kirkus

      "Acompelling novel about the people and places that shape a life andthe secrets that create ripples for generations. With aunique setting, mysterious flashbacks, romance, and a surprising twist, this book will not disappoint readers looking for a juicy escape.” —Booklist

      “Andrews has crafted a smart and wonderful beach read with a lot of rich Southern and historical details.” —RT Book Reviews

      “Nothing says the start of summer like a new book from Mary Kay Andrews…An irresistible story of love, friendship, and skinny-dipping.” —PopSugar, Best New Books for Spring

      ASouthern Living Beach Books recommended read!

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      MARY KAY ANDREWS isThe New York Times bestselling author ofThe Beach House Cookbook,The Weekenders,Beach Town, Save the Date, Ladies’ Night, Christmas Bliss, Spring Fever,Summer Rental,The Fixer Upper, Deep Dish, Blue Christmas, Savannah Breeze, Hissy Fit, Little Bitty Lies, andSavannah Blues. A former journalist forThe Atlanta Journal Constitution,she lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
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      Praise for Mary Kay Andrews:

      “Andrews' latest annual big beach readcombines mystery, family secrets, a hint of romance,and a little bit of home renovation…Andrews' style ensures that this will be a relaxing read.” —Bookliston Sunset Beach

      The High Tide Club

      An instantNew York Timesbestseller(May 2018)!

      One of...

      USA Today's New & Noteworthy
      PopSugar's Best New Books for Spring
      PopSugar'sMother’s Day Gift Guide
      SouthernLiving.com's Beach Books recommendation
      GoodHouseKeeping.com's Best New Books for Summer
      Book Bub's Independent Bookstore Recommendation Roundup

      "Andrews creates a story that is at turnssuspenseful, sad, and hopeful, with plenty of surprising twists. Her dialogue isnatural and funny, and even her minor characters are fully drawn with unique voices...Another satisfying summer read from the queen of the beach." —Kirkus

      "Acompelling novel about the people and places that shape a life andthe secrets that create ripples for generations. With aunique setting, mysterious flashbacks, romance, and a surprising twist, this book will not disappoint readers looking for a juicy escape.” —Booklist

      “Andrews has crafted a smart and wonderful beach read with a lot of rich Southern and historical details.” —RT Book Reviews

      “Nothing says the start of summer like a new book from Mary Kay Andrews…An irresistible story of love, friendship, and skinny-dipping.” —PopSugar, Best New Books for Spring

      “A fascinating blend of mystery, romance, friendship, and history…Andrews skillfully contrasts deception, betrayal, and murder with the scenic beauty of her Southern setting. Readers will enjoy the many twists and turns the novel takes as it moves towards itssurprising and heartwarming conclusion.” —Mystery Scene Magazine

      ASouthern Living Beach Books recommended read!

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    Our Kind of Cruelty A Novel Araminta Hall
    9780374905675 Paperback FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date:May 08, 2018
    $24.99 CAD 6.24 x 8.81 x 0.81 in | 350 gr | 288 pages Carton Quantity:28 Canadian Rights: Y MCD
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      “A searing, chilling sliver of perfection . . . May well turn out to be the year’s best thriller.” —Charles Finch,The New York Times Book Review

      This is simply one of the nastiest and most disturbing thrillers Ive read in years. I loved it, right down to the utterly chilling final line. —Gillian Flynn

      “A perfect nightmare of a novel—as merciless a thriller as I’ve ever read. Astonishingly dark and sensationally accomplished.” —A. J. Finn, author ofThe Woman in the Window

      A spellbinding, darkly twisted novel about desire and obsession, and the complicated lines between truth and perception,Our Kind of Cruelty introduces Araminta Hall, a chilling new voice in psychological suspense.

      This is a love story.Mike’s love story.

      Mike Hayes fought his way out of a brutal childhood and into a quiet, if lonely, life before he met Verity Metcalf. V taught him about love, and in return, Mike has dedicated his life to making her happy. He’s found the perfect home, the perfect job; he’s sculpted himself into the physical ideal V has always wanted. He knows they’ll be blissfully happy together.

      It doesn’t matter that she hasn’t been returning his e-mails or phone calls.
      It doesn’t matter that she says she’s marrying Angus.

      It’s all just part of the secret game they used to play. If Mike watches V closely, he’ll see the signs. If he keeps track of her every move, he’ll know just when to come to her rescue . . .

      Bio
      Araminta Hall is the author ofEverything and Nothing. She has an MA in creative writing and authorship from the University of Sussex, and teaches creative writing at New Writing South in Brighton, where she lives with her husband and three children.Our Kind of Cruelty is her first book published in the United States.
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      ACrimeReadsBest Book of 2018
      AReal SimpleBest Book of 2018

      “A searing, chilling sliver of perfection . . . May well turn out to be the year’s best thriller.” —Charles Finch,The New York Times Book Review

      “This is simply one of the nastiest and most disturbing thrillers I’ve read in years. In short: I loved it, right down to the utterly chilling final line.” —Gillian Flynn, author ofGone Girl

      "[A] fiendishly clever psychological thriller . . . Hall forces her readers to consider their attitudes to the sexes." —Alison Flood,The Guardian

      “The narrator is delusional but charming, and I have absolutely no idea what’s going to happen and I’m almost at the end.” —Sara Shepard, author ofPretty Little Liars, forEntertainment Weekly

      “The best unreliable narrator book I’ve ever read, and a perfect, terrifying tale of obsession, delusion, and gaslighting.” —Molly Odintz,CrimeReads

      “Hall’s novel is a page-turner with a timely message.” —Real Simple

      "A seriously twisted story of obsessive attachment . . . If you like sustained discomfort you'll love this one." — Sarah Murdoch,The Toronto Star

      "In Hall’s impressive novel, sexual role-playing games have dangerous undercurrents . . . While the orchestration of suspense is masterly, Hall’s real agenda becomes apparent in a feminist subtext: the way in which female desire is judged more harshly in modern society." —Barry Forshaw, Financial Times

      "A story of obsession and self delusion, as well as the pain that intense passion can bring, it is disturbing and thrilling." —Daily Mail

      "Thrilling . . . The reader will wrangle over what's real and what's imagined. As a courtroom drama unfurls, readers may be left wondering if their interpretation of events is due to their own biases." —The Irish News

      "If you liked The Girl on the Train andApple Tree Yard you’ll loveOur Kind of Cruelty. . . A gripping courtroom drama, with a surprising feminist message." —Stylistmagazine

      "One of the most unsettling books I have read in a while but brilliant . . . Obsessive love has never been written so frighteningly." —Women's Day

      “[A] slow-burn, sinister psychological thriller . . . Hall’s depiction of stalker mentality and behavior is chilling. Perhaps most interesting is the examination of gender politics and how women are punished for sexual behavior in ways that men are not.” —Library Journal

      "Hall brings the unreliable narrator to new heights in this disturbing narrative . . . For fans of Nabokov’sLolita[and] Highsmith’s Ripley tales." —Booklist

      "Here's a change—a psychological thriller in which a man is the crazy one . . . Which is worse—an emotionally disturbed murderer or a woman with a fierce libido? Hall's U.S. debut is designed to show just how much trouble society has answering that question." —Kirkus Reviews

      "Like Thompson’sThe Killer Inside Me, Nabokov’sLolita, or Highsmith’s Ripley novels, Hall’s Our Kind of Crueltydraws us into the twisted mind and far-fetched excuses of a killer, telling his own tale. The perfect unreliable narrator, gaslighting his way to anti-hero greatness, with a stunning conclusion that chills with its unadorned bitterness and terrifying plausibility." —Lit Hub

      “A tense, intelligent thriller that kept me gripped and guessing until the last page—and thinking long after that.” —Erin Kelly, author ofHe Said/She Said

      "I tore throughOur Kind of Cruelty—toxic love, obsession, and the unflinching unraveling of a mind. Scarily plausible and a great read.” —Ali Land, author of Good Me Bad Me

      "A propulsive and addictive study of the darkness of obsessive love. I was completely gripped from the first word to the last!" —Lisa Jewell, author ofThe Girls in the Garden

      “Taut, fascinating . . . Be prepared for questions to linger in your head for a longtime afterward.” —Julia Heaberlin, author ofPlaying Dead

      “Love and desire turn into obsession. Denials and lies become disillusions. This combination turns deadly for Verity (V), her new husband, Angus, and her former lover, Mike. Beginning with a dangerous sex game and ending in a murder and subsequent trial, this psychological thriller gives today’s headlines a gripping and frightening veracity.” —Nancy Simpson-Brice, Book Vault

      “Despite a rough start, Mike has made a good life for himself: he’s a rising star at the firm where he works; he just bought a posh house in London; and he’s in peak physical condition. The only thing missing is his ex-girlfriend, but if he can just prove his devotion to her, he’s sure to win her back. Nothing is ever as simple as it seems, though, is it? Parents can betray you, lovers can lie to you, and violence can lurk underneath even the most placid exterior . . .Our Kind of Cruelty is a toxic and addictive book, a menacing psychological thriller that radiates with the cruelest of good intentions.” —Lauren Peugh, Powell’s Books

      Our Kind ofCruelty is a serious love story—or is it?Our Kind of Cruelty is a story of obsession—or is it one of manipulation by a strong character taking advantage of one who is severely damaged from childhood abuse? Is a narrator unreliable if he truly believes all he says?Our Kind of Cruelty is the ultimate psychological thriller which cleverly hides until the very end the fact that the entire book is a statement which has great relevance in current culture and a twist that I did not see coming.” —Nancy McFarlane, Fiction Addiction

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    How to Walk Away A Novel Katherine Center
    9781250199614 Paperback FICTION / Women On Sale Date:May 15, 2018
    $23.99 CAD 6.17 x 9.35 x 0.89 in | 350 gr | 320 pages Carton Quantity:28 Canadian Rights: Y St. Martin's Press
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      From the author ofHappiness for Beginners comes the instantNew York Times bestseller (May 2018), an unforgettable love story about finding joy even in the darkest of circumstances.

      Margaret Jacobsen is just about to step into the bright future she’s worked for so hard and so long: a new dream job, a fiancé she adores, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner. Then, suddenly, on what should have been one of the happiest days of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in a brief, tumultuous moment.

      In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Maggie must confront the unthinkable. First there is her fiancé, Chip, who wallows in self-pity while simultaneously expecting to be forgiven. Then, there's her sister Kit, who shows up after pulling a three-year vanishing act. Finally, there's Ian, her physical therapist, the one the nurses said was too tough for her. Ian, who won't let her give in to her pity, and who sees her like no one has seenher before. Sometimes the last thing you want is the one thing you need. Sometimes we all need someone to catch us when we fall. And sometimes love can find us in the least likely place we would ever expect.

      How to Walk Away is Katherine Center at her very best—a masterpiece of a novel that is both hopeful and hilarious; truthful and wise; tender and brave.

      Praise forHow to Walk Away:

      "A heartbreak of a novel that celebrates resilience and strength." —Jill Santopolo, bestselling author ofThe Light We Lost

      "If you just read one book this year, readHow to Walk Away." —Nina George, New York Timesbestselling author ofThe Little Paris Bookshop

      "Warm, witty, and wonderfully observed." —Emily Giffin,New York Timesbestselling author ofFirst Comes Love

      "Sympathetic and refreshing!" —Elinor Lipman, bestselling author ofThe Family Man

      "I can't think of a blurb good enough for this novel...poignant, funny, heartbreaking." —Jenny Lawson, bestselling author of Furiously Happy

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      KATHERINE CENTER is the author of several novels, includingHappiness for Beginners, The Bright Side of Disaster, Everyone Is Beautiful,Get Lucky, andThe Lost Husband. Her books and essays have appeared inRedbook,People,USA Today,Vanity Fair, andReal Simple,as well as the anthologiesBecause I Love Her,CRUSH, andMy Parents Were Awesome. Katherine is a graduate of Vassar College and the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program. She lives in Houston with her husband and two sweet children.
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      Praise forHow to Walk Away:

      An instantNew York Times bestseller (May 2018)!

      "A marvelous example ofacceptance and healing and a celebration of family."USA Today

      "Centerexplores the limits of hope and love...[she] transforms the story of a family tragedy into aheartfelt guide to living the fullest life possible." —Publisher's Weekly

      "With itsappealing charactersand wisdom about grappling with life’s challenges, Center’s sixth novel hasall the makings of a breakout hit." —Booklist (starred review)

      Inspiring and romantic… Atouching and truthful novel that shows how people can find comfort in the most unexpected places.” —Library Journal

      "A story about survival that isheartbreakingly honest and wryly funny, perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes and Elizabeth Berg." —Kirkus

      "A heartbreak of a novel that celebrates resilience and strength." —Jill Santopolo, bestselling author ofThe Light We Lost

      "If you just read one book this year, readHow to Walk Away." —Nina George, New York Timesbestselling author ofThe Little Paris Bookshop

      "Warm, witty, and wonderfully observed." —Emily Giffin,New York Timesbestselling author ofFirst Comes Love

      "Sympathetic and refreshing!" —Elinor Lipman, bestselling author ofThe Family Man

      "I can't think of a blurb good enough for this novel...poignant, funny, heartbreaking." —Jenny Lawson, bestselling author of Furiously Happy

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    The Summer I Met Jack A Novel Michelle Gable
    9781250199607 Paperback FICTION / Women On Sale Date:May 29, 2018
    $24.99 CAD 6.14 x 9.3 x 1.4 in | 560 gr | 528 pages Carton Quantity:16 Canadian Rights: Y St. Martin's Press
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      "[The Summer I Met Jack] offers an alternate Kennedy family history that will leave readers wondering whether America knew the real JFK at all." --Kirkus Reviews

      New York Times
      bestselling author imagines the affair between John F. Kennedy and Alicia Corning Clark - and the child they may have had.

      Based on a real story - in 1950, a young, beautiful Polish refugee arrives in Hyannisport, Massachusetts to work as a maid for one of the wealthiest families in America. Alicia is at once dazzled by the large and charismatic family, in particular the oldest son, a rising politician named Jack.

      Alicia and Jack are soon engaged, but his domineering father forbids the marriage. And so, Alicia trades Hyannisport for Hollywood, and eventually Rome. She dates famous actors and athletes and royalty, including Gary Cooper, Kirk Douglas, and Katharine Hepburn, all the while staying close with Jack. A decade after they meet, on the eve of Jack’s inauguration as the thirty-fifth President of the United States, the two must confront what they mean to each other.

      The Summer I Met Jack
      by Michelle Gable is based on the fascinating real life of Alicia Corning Clark, a woman who J. Edgar Hoover insisted was paid by the Kennedys to keep quiet, not only about her romance with Jack Kennedy, but also a baby they may have had together.

      Bio
      New York Timesbestselling author ofA Paris Apartment, I'll See You in Paris, andThe Book of Summer,MICHELLE GABLE graduated from The College of William & Mary. After a twenty-year career in finance, she now writes full time. Michelle lives in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California, with her husband, two daughters, and one lazy cat.
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      “A splendid portrait of a spirited survivor thriving in a man’s world...this sparkling novel will enthrall readers.” -Publishers Weekly

      “Compassionate and intelligent...[THE SUMMER I MET JACK] offers massive cross-genre appeal.” -Library Journal, Starred Review

      “A riveting tale about America’s most romanticized family.” -Kirkus

      “Gable brings her flair for multigenerational stories rooted in New England summers to this inspired-by-a-true-story tale that will appeal to Kennedy watchers, seasonal romantics, and fans of old Hollywood.” -Booklist

      “Clark proves as fascinating a figure as JFK and both are explored here with much imagination. A must read.” -Toronto Star

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    Furyborn Claire Legrand
    9781492673002 Paperback YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy On Sale Date:May 22, 2018
    $16.99 CAD 6.12 x 8.99 x 1.39 in | 500 gr | 512 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Sourcebooks
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      The stunningly original, must-read fantasy of 2018 follows two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save their world? or doom it. When assassins ambush her best friend, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing herself as one of a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light, and a queen of blood. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven elemental magic trials. If she fails, she will be executed? unless the trials kill her first. One thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a fairy tale to Eliana Ferracora. A bounty hunter for the Undying Empire, Eliana believes herself untouchable-until her mother vanishes. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain and discovers that the evil at the empire's heart is more terrible than she ever imagined. As Rielle and Eliana fight in a cosmic war that spans millennia, their stories intersect, and the shocking connections between them ultimately determine the fate of their world-and of each other.
      Bio
      Claire Legrand is the author of several novels for children and young adults, most notably The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls, Some Kind of Happiness, and Winterspell. Claire lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with her beloved pets. Visit claire-legrand.com.
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    How Hard Can It Be? A Novel Allison Pearson
    9781250201300 Paperback FICTION / Humorous On Sale Date:June 05, 2018
    $24.99 CAD 6.2 x 9.12 x 1.01 in | 420 gr | 384 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y St. Martin's Press
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      Look, I was doing OK. I got through the oil spill on the road that is turning forty. Lost a little control, but I drove into the skid just like the driving instructors tell you to and afterwards things were fine again, no, really, they were better than fine.

      Kate Reddy had it all: a nice home, two adorable kids, a good husband. Then her kids became teenagers (read: monsters). Richard, her husband, quit his job, taking up bicycling and therapeutic counseling: drinking green potions, dressing head to toe in Lycra, and spending his time—and their money—on his own therapy. Since Richard no longer sees a regular income as part of the path to enlightenment, it’s left to Kate to go back to work.

      Companies aren’t necessarily keen on hiring 49-year-old mothers, so Kate does what she must: knocks a few years off her age, hires a trainer, joins a Women Returners group, and prepares a new resume that has a shot at a literary prize for experimental fiction.

      When Kate manages to secure a job at the very hedge fund she founded, she finds herself in an impossible juggling act: proving herself (again) at work, dealing with teen drama, and trying to look after increasingly frail parents as the clock keeps ticking toward her 50th birthday. Then, of course, an old flame shows up out of the blue, and Kate finds herself facing off with everyone from Russian mobsters to a literal stallion.

      Surely it will all work out in the end. After all, how hard can it be?

      Hilarious and poignant,How Hard Can It Be?brings us the new adventures of Kate Reddy, the beleaguered heroine of Allison Pearson's groundbreakingNew York TimesbestsellerI Don't Know How She Does It.

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      Allison Pearson is the author of theNew York TimesNotable Book and bestsellerI Don't Know How She Does It andI Think I Love You. Named Newcomer of the Year at the British Book Awards for her first novel, Pearson has won numerous awards for her journalism. She is a columnist forThe Telegraph (UK) and has also written for many other publications, includingTime, The New York Times, Vogue, andWoman & Home. She lives in Cambridge, England, with theNew Yorker film critic Anthony Lane and their two children.

      You can find her on Twitter at @allisonpearson.

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      People Magazine Best Summer Books

      USA Today 10 Hot Books for Summer Reading

      New York MagazineBest Summer Books

      Featured inThe New York Times Summer Reading Preview

      New York Post20 Best Reads for Your Summer Break — #1

      Lit Hub Best Reviewed Books of the Week

      Buzzfeed's Most Heartwarming Mother's Day Books

      PopSugar's Best Summer Books

      Entertainment Tonight's Summer Reading Preview

      "Fiercely funny and keenly observant....couldn't be more timely or delightful....Allison Pearson can induce gales of uncontrollable laughter." —USA Today

      "Filled with smart insights...Kate makes good company. You can't help rooting for her." —The New York Times Book Review

      "With laugh-out-loud zingers on nearly every page...How Hard Can It Be? is witty, current and a good reminder that age can be a trump card, even if you need reading glasses to see the deck." —The Washington Post

      "Hugely entertaining." —Time

      "Ms. Pearson writes with great wit and verve." —Wall Street Journal

      "Brilliant, funny, and tender....Tackling sexism, growing older, and understanding one's needs when catering to those of so many others, Pearson writes realism with all the fun of escapism." —Booklist(starred review)

      "The winning follow-up to Pearson’s bestsellingI Don’t Know How She Does It is anchored by heroine Kate Reddy’s authentic, intelligent, and consistently funny British voice....Pearson maintains a humorous tone throughout, wresting laughs from her lead’s lowest moments and greatest triumphs. Pearson also hits the right notes in conveying the cluelessness and powerlessness parents feel raising teens obsessed by gaming and social media." —Publishers Weekly(starred review)

      "In this side-splitting follow-up toI Don't Know How She Does It...the electricity is positively sparkling....Laugh-out-loud yet all too realistic....Spot on." —Library Journal(starred review)

      "Pearson has found a way to explore pressing questions—the delaying of marriage and childbearing, the dangers of social media, the growing anxiety of teenagers and their trouble gaining independence as young adults, the crushing pressures on people caring for both their kids and their parents—without sacrificing story for sermon." —The Weekly Standard

      "Allison Pearson’s penetrating observations of what it's like to be the filling in this midlife sandwich are satisfyingly astute—she just gets it and hits the nail on the head again and again. Some of her observations are wildly funny, others bittersweet, but above all a comfort to know that there are others out there in the same boat. She describes a comprehensive list of menopausal symptoms with aplomb and hilarity and every page has the reader either laughing out loud or nodding in earnest agreement." —Buzzfeed

      "Laugh-out-loud funny and entirely relatable—you'll fall in love with Kate all over again." —Popsugar

      "Filled with humor and wit, readers will cheer on Kate as she navigates this frenzied life and struggles to hold everything—and everyone—together." —Shereads.com

      “Few sequels beat the original, butHow Hard Can It Be?does so hands down. Kate Reddy's comeback as a pushing-50 "Returner,” re-entering the workforce after a spell on the mommy track, is zesty, razor-sharp, and hilarious. With a robust absence of self-pity, she has defined the humiliating onset of "invisibility" that coincides with the onrushing pressures of parents, teenage kids, and a marriage gone flat, all while attempting to reinstate her perilous professional worth. It’s full of such quotable casual profundity on the female conditionI couldn't read it without a pencil to underline the abundance of great lines. Get ready for Kate!” —Tina Brown

      "Written with Allison’s trademark wit and lacerating insight,How Hard Can It Be?is an honest, hilarious look at being a woman of a certain age. Anyone who, like me, adored Kate Reddy in “I Don’t Know How She Does It,” will be delighted to revisit her fierce and honest take on the figurative and literal bumpy bits of middle age. This book is smart and sharp and funny, funny, funny." —Aline Brosh McKenna, screenwriter ofThe Devil Wears Prada and co-creator ofCrazy Ex-Girlfriend

      “The funniest and most feminist writing of the year…How Hard Can It Be? is that rare thing: a sequel that matches and even surpasses the original…Every line is meticulous; every reflection on parenthood hilarious, or else so true it’s heartbreaking.” —The Telegraph(UK)

      "Funny and unflinching."—Elizabeth Day, author ofThe Party

      "Perceptive and funny....Allison Pearson has a gift for comedy, but the best bits ofHow Hard Can It Be? are her sharp asides about modern life." —The Times (U.K.)

      "Sparkling, funny and poignant." —Express

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    Visible Empire Hannah Pittard
    9781328551306 Paperback FICTION / Literary On Sale Date:June 05, 2018
    $26.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.2 x 0.76 in | 280 gr | 288 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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      From a writer who deserves the attention of anyone in search of today's best fiction"* comes an epic novel-based on true events-of wealth, race, grief, and love, charting one sweltering summer in Atlanta that left no one unchanged ( *Washington Post ) It's a humid summer day when the phones begin to ring: disaster has struck. Air France Flight 007, which had been chartered to ferry home more than one hundred of Atlanta's cultural leaders following a luxurious arts-oriented tour of Europe, crashed shortly after takeoff in Paris. In one fell swoop, most of the city's wealthiest residents perished. Left behind were children, spouses, lovers, friends, and a city on the cusp of great change: the Civil Rights movement was at its peak, the hedonism of the 60s was at its doorstep. In Hannah Pittard's dazzling and most ambitious novel yet, she gives us the journeys of those who must now rebuild this place and their lives. Mayor Ivan Allen is tasked with the job of keeping the city moving forward. Nineteen-year-old Piedmont Dobbs, who had been denied admission to an integrated school, senses a moment of opportunity. Robert, a newspaper editor, must decide if he can reconnect with his beloved but estranged wife, Lily, who has learned that her wealthy parents left her penniless. Visible Empire is the story of a single sweltering summer, and of the promise and hope that remains in the wake of crisis. It's the story of a husband and wife-Robert and Lily-who don't truly come to understand each other and their love, until their city's chaos drives them to clarity. "
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      HANNAH PITTARD was born in Atlanta. She is the author of the novels Listen to Me, Reunion, and The Fates Will Find Their Way, and her stories have appeared in the American Scholar, McSweeney's, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2006 Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award, a MacDowell Colony Fellow, and a consulting editor for Narrative. She teaches fiction in the MFA program at the University of Kentucky.
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    Jar of Hearts Jennifer Hillier Canada
    9781250193490 Paperback FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date:June 12, 2018
    $24.99 CAD 6.24 x 9.31 x 0.91 in | 370 gr | 320 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Minotaur Books
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      "Intense and compelling,Jar of Hearts is a well-written blend of fascinating characters and a deeply layered story, which unwinds with excruciating intensity. This page-turner will grip your imagination until the very last, astonishing twist." —Chevy Stevens,New York Times bestselling author ofStill Missing andNever Let You Go

      This is story ofthree best friends: one who was murdered, one who went to prison, and one who's been searching for the truth all these years . . .

      When she was sixteen years old, Angela Wong—one of the most popular girls in school—disappeared without a trace. Nobody ever suspected that her best friend, Georgina Shaw, now an executive and rising star at her Seattle pharmaceutical company, was involved in any way. Certainly not Kaiser Brody, who was close with both girls back in high school.

      But fourteen years later, Angela Wong's remains are discovered in the woods near Geo's childhood home. And Kaiser—now a detective with Seattle PD—finally learns the truth: Angela was a victim of Calvin James. The same Calvin James who murdered at least three other women.

      To the authorities, Calvin is a serial killer. But to Geo, he's something else entirely. Back in high school, Calvin was Geo's first love. Turbulent and often volatile, their relationship bordered on obsession from the moment they met right up until the night Angela was killed.

      For fourteen years, Geo knew what happened to Angela and told no one. For fourteen years, she carried the secret of Angela's death until Geo was arrested and sent to prison.

      While everyone thinks they finally know the truth, there are dark secrets buried deep. And what happened that fateful night is more complex and more chilling than anyone really knows. Now the obsessive past catches up with the deadly present when new bodies begin to turn up, killed in the exact same manner as Angela Wong.

      How far will someone go to bury her secrets and hide her grief? How long can you get away with a lie? How long can you live with it?

      Bio

      JENNIFER HILLIER was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, lived in the Seattle area for years, and has just moved back to Toronto with her husband and son.

      Jennifer is the author ofWonderland,Creep, andJar of Hearts.

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      Awards
      Thriller Awards - Winner 2019, Winner
      Reviews

      "Engrossing...there's no denying her page-turner's grab-you-by-the-throat power."—Publishers Weekly

      "A gripping page-turner about crime and punishment, guilt and hope...this one hurts, and that's a compliment." —Caroline Kepnes,New York Timesbestselling author ofYou andHidden Bodies

      "Jar of Hearts grabs you by the throat! The perfect blend of riveting characters, chilling details, and gasping twists in this standout thriller will keep you frantically reading until the explosive end.” —Lisa Gardner,New York Timesbestselling author ofRight Behind You

      "Jar of Hearts is harrowing and intense—a vivid look at the long repercussions of violent crime, with a central character you won't soon forget. Jennifer Hillier locks you in on the first page, and astonishes to the last." —Joseph Finder,New York Times bestselling author ofThe Switch

      "We all have embarrassing exes, right? You almost feel bad for Geo, the slippery heroine at the heart of Jennifer Hillier’s dark and twisted tale. It’s just that Geo's ex turns out to be a serial killer. And, maybe, just maybe, she had something to do with his first murder; and, oh, that first murder victim was one of Geo’s best friends. Hmm. I was hooked on page one. Hillier’s masterful story-telling and compelling voice pulled me deeper and deeper. The plot only twisted and ratcheted tighter from there until I couldn’t pull away. This is a smart, edgy thriller with lots of surprises. Buckle up." —Lisa Unger,New York Times bestselling author ofThe Red Hunter

      "As dark as a storm-torn night and just as unnerving,Jar of Hearts will have readers gasping in shock as they tear through the pages. Suspenseful, gritty and utterly unforgettable." —Riley Sager, bestselling author ofFinal Girls

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    Bring Me Back A Novel B.A. Paris
    9781250193506 Paperback FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date:June 19, 2018
    $24.99 CAD 6.19 x 9.32 x 1.04 in | 330 gr | 304 pages Carton Quantity:35 Canadian Rights: Y St. Martin's Press
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      THE NEW TWISTY, GRIPPING READ FROM B.A. PARIS, THE AUTHOR OF THE INSTANTNEW YORK TIMES ANDUSA TODAY BESTSELLING NOVELSBEHIND CLOSED DOORSANDTHE BREAKDOWN

      “We’re in a new Golden Age of suspense writing now, because of amazing books likeBring Me Back, and I for one am loving it.” —Lee Child

      "[An] outstanding Hitchcockian thriller.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

      She went missing. He moved on. A whole world of secrets remained—until now.

      Finn and Layla are young, in love, and on vacation. They’re driving along the highway when Finn decides to stop at a service station to use the restroom. He hops out of the car, locks the doors behind him, and goes inside. When he returns Layla is gone—never to be seen again. That is the story Finn told to the police. But it is not the whole story.

      Ten years later Finn is engaged to Layla’s sister, Ellen. Their shared grief over what happened to Layla drew them close and now they intend to remain together. Still, there’s something about Ellen that Finn has never fully understood. His heart wants to believe that she is the one for him...even though a sixth sense tells him not to trust her.

      Then, not long before he and Ellen are to be married, Finn gets a phone call. Someone from his past has seen Layla—hiding in plain sight. There are other odd occurrences: Long-lost items from Layla’s past that keep turning up around Finn and Ellen’s house. Emails from strangers who seem to know too much. Secret messages, clues, warnings. If Layla is alive—and on Finn’s trail—what does she want? And how much does she know?

      A tour de force of psychological suspense,Bring Me Back will have you questioning everything and everyone until its stunning climax.

      Bio
      B.A. PARIS is theNew York Times and internationally bestselling author ofBehind Closed Doors,The Breakdown, Bring Me Back,The Dilemma,and The Therapist. Having lived in France for many years, she and her husband now live in the UK. She has worked both in finance and as a teacher, and she has five daughters.Bring Me Back is her third novel.
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      Awards
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      Praise forBring Me Back:

      Named one of Good Morning America's "Best Books to Bring to the Beach This Summer" on GoodMorningAmerica.com!

      A Bustle Best Books of the Week pick

      A Lithub Crime Reads “Summer’s Most Anticipated” pick

      “[Paris] builds a nice plot and brings some originality to the old ‘good sister, bad sister’ character dynamic.” —New York Times Book Review

      “Paris once again proves her suspense chops with this can’t-put-down psychological thriller.” —Library Journal(starred)

      "Outstanding Hitchcockian thriller...Paris plays fair with the reader as she builds to a satisfying resolution. Fans of intelligent psychological suspense will be richly rewarded.” —Publishers Weekly (starred and boxed)

      "Compelling.” —Booklist

      “A twisty and seductive new psychological thriller you won't want to miss.” —Bustle

      “B.A. Paris is back with another twisted psychological thriller.” —The Daily Beast

      “B.A. Paris is a consistent whiz at stitching any number of random events and devious characters into a winner of a plot.” —Toronto Star

      Praise forthe Breakdown:

      “A story with a ratcheting sense of unease—a tale of friendship and love, sanity and the terrible unravelling of it.” —USA Today

      “This novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat from page one.” —Book Trib, "Top 10 July Reads"

      “B. A. Paris has done it again!The Breakdown is a page-turning thriller that will leave you questioning the family you love, the friends you trust, and even your own mind.” —Wendy Walker, author of theUSA Today bestselling novelAll Is Not Forgotten

      “In the same vein as the author’s acclaimed debut,Behind Closed Doors, this riveting psychological thriller pulls readers into an engrossing narrative in which every character is suspect. With its well-formed protagonists, snappy, authentic dialog, and clever and twisty plot, this is one not to miss.” —Library Journal (starred)

      “This psychological thriller is even harder to put down than Paris’ 2016 bestselling debutBehind Closed Doors; schedule reading time accordingly....A skilfully plotted thriller. With two in a row, Paris moves directly to the thriller A-list.” —Booklist (starred)

      “British author Paris follows her bestselling debut, 2016’sBehind Closed Doors, with another first-rate psychological thriller....Tension quickly builds to a crescendo as Cass’s fears…become palpable.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)


      Praise forBehind Closed Doors:

      AUGUST 2016 INDIE NEXT PICK!
      BEHIND CLOSED DOORS has been selected for the 2016August LibraryReads list!
      REAL SIMPLE chose it as “Best Book of the Month” for August


      “Hair-raising...Behind Closed Doors is both unsettling and addictive, as I raced through the pages to find out Grace’s fate. A chilling thriller that will keep you reading long into the night.” —Mary Kubica,New York Times andUSA Today bestselling author ofThe Good Girl

      Newlyweds Grace and Jack Angel seem to lead a perfect life in British author Paris’s gripping debut, but appearances can be deceiving...Grace’s terror is contagious, and Millie’s impending peril creates a ticking clock that propels this claustrophobic cat-and-mouse tale toward its grisly, gratifying conclusion.” —Publishers Weekly

      “Making her smash debut, Paris [keeps] the suspense level high. In the same vein asGone Girl orGirl on the Train, this is a can’t-put-down psychological thriller.” —Library Journal (starred review)

      “A clever heroine.” —Kirkus

      “Debut-novelist Paris adroitly toggles between the recent past and the present in building the suspense of Grace’s increasingly unbearable situation, as time becomes critical and her possible solutions narrow. This is one readers won’t be able to put down.” —Booklist(starred review)

      A frighteningly cool portrait of a serious sadist,Behind Closed Doors is a gripping, claustrophobia-inducing thriller... Read at the risk of running from every handsome British lawyer who crosses your path.” —Romantic Times

      B.A. Paris’s debut,Behind Closed Doors, is a chilling confirmation of the adage that no one ever really knows what transpires in other people's private lives....Paris has created one of the most heinous villains in recent memory, upon whom even the most pacifist of readers might wish torturous revenge. They’ll likely remain behind their own closed doors as they race through this thriller to see how, or if, the nightmare ends.” —Shelf Awareness

      “A gripping domestic thrillerthe sense of believably and terror that engulfsBehind Closed Doors doesn't waver.” —The Associated Press, picked up byThe Washington Post

      “If you’re hunting for a thriller to give you chills in August, look no further than this book, which is already a big hit in the U.K.” —Real Simplemagazine

      Behind Closed Doors takes a classic tale to a whole new level…This was one of the best and [most] terrifying psychological thrillers I have ever read…each chapter brings you further in, to the point where you feel how Grace must feel. The desperation, the feeling that no one will believe you and yet still wanting to fight because someone you care deeply about will get hurt.” —San Francisco Book Review

      “Paris grabs the reader from the beginning with a powerful and electrifying tale.Behind Closed Doors, a novel sure to make one's skin crawl, also reveals no one truly knows what does go on behind closed doors.”—New York Journal of Books

      “B. A. Paris takes the cliché about not knowing what goes on beyond closed doors to a nightmarish place....Each chapter escalates the tensions and stakes faced by Grace in the nightmare that is her new ‘perfect’ marriage to Jack.” —Huffington Post

      This debut is guaranteed to haunt you — especially if you’re about to tie the knot. Paris’s thriller asks the question: ‘The perfect marriage or the perfect lie?’ Jack and Grace, the couple at the center of this totally enthralling novel, are so clearly not what they seem you’ll have no choice but to read and read and read until their darkest secrets are revealed. Warning: brace yourself.” —Bustle (10 New Thrillers to Read This Summer)

      “This dark and twisted thriller will keep you on your toes and have you wondering exactly what goes on behind your neighbor’s door.”—Buzzfeed (“6 Thriller/Mystery Reads That Will Have You Sleeping With the Lights On”)

      “Really freaking creepy. And really good. Until the end, which was an honest gasp and imaginary pearl clutching moment. Yes, that good. Reader, if you want to read the thriller that enthralled even this jaded soul, pick upBehind Closed Doors by BA Paris....Then draw the blinds and turn off your phone because you will not want any interruptions.”—LitHub (“18 Books You Should Read This August”)

      This book proves that looks are most definitely deceiving…Disturbing, to say the least, readers will definitely be shaken as the story commences and they become immediately absorbed. The writing was incredible, and the pace is quick, offering up too many chills to count…Behind Closed Doors screams: ‘Stay single!’” —Suspense Magazine

      “The book dishes out endless tension [and] much creepiness.” —Toronto Star

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    Caged A Novel Ellison Cooper
    9781250200518 Paperback FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date:July 10, 2018
    $23.99 CAD 6.3 x 9.31 x 1 in | 410 gr | 368 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Minotaur Books
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      FBI profiler Sayer Altair hunts a brilliant serial killer with a dangerous obsession inCaged, a gripping thriller from debut author Ellison Cooper.

      In a residential Washington, D.C. neighborhood, a young woman's body is found in the basement of an abandoned house--starved to death in a cage, along with the video footage of a dark and deadly ritual. The victim is identified as the daughter of a prominent D.C. politician, and it falls to the FBI to track down the unconscionable psychopath who murdered her.

      FBI special agent Sayer Altair would rather conduct research on criminality than catch actual criminals. But when she's offered a promotion hinging on her next assignment, she reluctantly accepts the "Cage Killer" case. Taunted by a photo of another victim at the mercy of this vicious killer, Sayer and her team are driven to put an end to these grisly homicides.

      During the investigation, clues emerge connecting the murders to Sayer's past. Now, the stakes are personal, and the deeper Sayer is drawn into the deadly web, the more she believes she is the only one who can uncover the killer's identity.

      Told with devastating detail, shocking twists and unrelenting suspense, Cooper proves her exceptional ability to entertain and enthrall.

      Bio

      Ellison Cooper has a Ph.D. in anthropology from UCLA, with a background in archaeology, cultural neuroscience, ancient religion, colonialism, and human rights. She has conducted fieldwork in Central America, West Africa, Micronesia, and Western Europe. She has worked as a murder investigator in Washington DC, and is a certified K9 Search and Rescue Federal Disaster Worker. She now lives in the Bay Area with her husband and son.

      Ellison is the author ofCaged.

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      Reviews

      "Cooper’s relentless energetic storytelling elevatesCagedbeyond the typical serial killer novel as the author weaves in real science to create some unique twists." -Associated Press

      “Forensic mystery fans who enjoy deciphering clues while peeking inside the mind of a killer will be entertained by this pathologically twisted tale…A good choice for fans of Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs.” –Library Journal

      "... will have strong appeal for thriller fans drawn to the psychologically complex, character-driven serial-killer hunts of Val McDermid and Jefferey Deaver." -Booklist

      "A dark and mesmerizing debut. Ellison Cooper channels equal parts Kathy Reichs and Thomas Harris in this fiendishly clever thriller that pits and up and coming FBI agent against an exceptionally cold and calculating killer. You will read till the bitter end . . . then sleep with the lights on!" -Lisa Gardner,New York Timesbestselling author

      "Caged is a pulse-pounding twisted thrill ride that will keep readers guessing - and plotting revenge - right up to its satisfying conclusion." -Chelsea Cain,New York Times bestselling author

      "I started this and couldn't stop. Excellent, fast and smooth." - F. Paul Wilson,New York Times bestselling author

      "Smart, Fast, well-crafted, and intricately plotted, CAGED hooked me by the lip and reeled me right into an intelligent, fast-paced race to the end. I don't gush about many books, but Ellison Cooper has made her debut with a remarkably written novel." - W. Michael Gear,USA Today andNew York Times bestselling author

      ". . . A lightning bolt of a read . . . unputdownable . . ." -San Jose Mercury News

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