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The International Bestselling Master of Suspense is Back with an Epic Thriller

Dean Koontz's latest novel, DEVOTED, is about a terrifying threat to humanity and the singular compassion it will take to defeat it.

CODE NAME HÉLÈNE is Based on the Thrilling Real-Life Story of Socialite Spy Nancy Wake

Ariel Lawhon's novel features the woman who killed a Nazi with her bare hands and went on to become one of the most decorated women in WWII.

David Rosenfelt Has Penned a Spinoff Series of His Much Beloved Andy Carpenter Mysteries

THE K TEAM stars a dynamic new investigative team: Corey Douglas, a determined former cop, and his loyal German Shepherd, Simon Garfunkel.

Milo Weaver Returns from an Eight-Year Absence in Olen Steinhauer's Latest Thriller

The undercover CIA agent and a young CIA analyst are on the run from a new breed of “Tourists,” CIA-trained assassins, intent on killing them both.

An Astonishing Revelation Lies at the Heart of Esther Safran Foer's Deeply Moving Memoir

When she is told that her father had a previous wife and daughter, both killed in the Holocaust, Esther resolves to find out who they were.

Latest Features and Contests


Bookreporter.com's Spring Preview Contests and Feature

Spring is in the air! We’ve caught the fever --- and it’s being fueled by some wonderful new and upcoming releases. Our ninth annual Spring Preview Contests and Feature spotlights many of these picks, which we know people will be talking about over the next few months. We are hosting a series of 24-hour contests for these titles on select days through April 24th at noon ET. You will need to check the site to see the featured book and enter to win. We also are sending a special newsletter to announce each title, which you can sign up for here.

Our next prize book will be announced on Monday, April 6th at noon ET.

"Bookreporter Talks To"

As part of our mission to expand The Book Report Network, we have been shooting video interviews with authors and posting them on our YouTube channel. We also are making them available as podcasts. Carol loves interviewing authors, so this feels like a natural.

Carol had a wonderful time catching up with Lisa See, whose most recent novel, THE ISLAND OF SEA WOMEN, is now available in paperback and was a Bets On pick when it released in hardcover last year. Watch the video and listen to the podcast.

Diane Chamberlain's new novel is BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN, the audiobook of which is a Bets On pick, so Carol was eager to discuss the book with her. Watch the video and listen to the podcast.

Carol enjoyed talking to Kate Elizabeth Russell about her debut novel, MY DARK VANESSA, which was a #1 Indie Next pick and a LibraryReads Top Pick for March. Watch the video and listen to the podcast.

Therese Anne Fowler took time out of her busy schedule to chat with Carol about her latest novel, A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD, which is a Bets On pick. Watch the video and listen to the podcast.

» Watch more "Bookreporter Talks To" interviews and listen to more of our podcasts.

Latest Reviews

Texas Outlaw by James Patterson and Andrew Bourelle - Thriller/Western

Texas Ranger Rory Yates is not keen for hero status. But it's unavoidable once his girlfriend, country singer Willow Dawes, writes a song about his bravery. Rory escapes his newfound fame when he's sent to the remote West Texas town of Rio Lobo, a municipality with two stoplights. And now, according to the Chief of Police, it has one too many Texas Rangers. Rio Lobo Detective Ariana Delgado is the one who requested Rory, and the only person who believes that a local councilwoman's seemingly accidental death is a murder. Then Rory begins to uncover a tangle of small-town secrets, favors and lies as crooked as Texas law is straight. To get to the truth before more people die, Rory is forced to take liberties with the investigation.

Every great city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York City? She has six. But every city also has a dark side. A roiling, ancient evil stirs in the halls of power, threatening to destroy the city and her six newborn avatars unless they can come together and stop it once and for all.

In the town of Night Vale, there’s a faceless old woman who secretly lives in everyone’s home, but no one knows how she got there or where she came from...until now. Told in a series of eerie flashbacks, the story of The Faceless Old Woman goes back centuries to reveal an initially blissful and then tragic childhood in the early 19th century, her rise in the criminal underworld of Europe, a nautical adventure with a mysterious organization of smugglers, her plot for revenge on the ones who betrayed her, and ultimately her death and its aftermath, as her spirit travels the world for decades until settling in modern-day Night Vale. Interspersed throughout is a present-day story in Night Vale, as The Faceless Old Woman guides, haunts and sabotages a man named Craig.

Beheld by TaraShea Nesbit - Historical Fiction

Ten years after the Mayflower pilgrims arrived on rocky, unfamiliar soil, Plymouth is not the land its residents had imagined. Seemingly established on a dream of religious freedom, in reality the town is led by fervent puritans who prohibit the residents from living, trading and worshipping as they choose. By the time an unfamiliar ship, bearing new colonists, appears on the horizon one summer morning, Anglican outsiders have had enough. In BEHELD, TaraShea Nesbit reframes the story of the pilgrims in the previously unheard voices of two women of very different status and means.

Nell Barber, an expelled PhD candidate in biological science, is exploring the fine line between poison and antidote, working alone to set a speed record for the detoxification of poisonous plants. Her mentor, Dr. Joan Kallas, is the hero of Nell's heart. Nell frequently finds herself standing in the doorway to Joan's office despite herself, mesmerized by Joan's elegance, success and spiritual force. Surrounded by Nell's ex, her best friend, her best friend's boyfriend and Joan's buffoonish husband, the two scientists are tangled together at the center of a web of illicit relationships, grudges and obsessions. All six are burdened by desire and ambition, and as they collide on the university campus, their attractions set in motion a domino effect of affairs and heartbreak.

Few of us can claim to be the authors of our fate. Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy knows no other choice. With the eyes of the world watching, Jackie uses her effortless charm and keen intelligence to carve a place for herself among the men of history and weave a fairy tale for the American people, embodying a senator’s wife, a devoted mother, a First Lady --- a queen in her own right. But all reigns must come to an end. Once JFK travels to Dallas and the clock ticks down those thousand days of magic in Camelot, Jackie is forced to pick up the ruined fragments of her life and forge herself into a new identity that is all her own, that of an American legend.

Liv Papandreas has a dream job as a sous chef at Nashville’s hottest restaurant. Too bad the celebrity chef owner is less than charming behind kitchen doors. After she catches him harassing a young hostess, she confronts him and gets fired. Liv vows revenge, but she’ll need assistance to take on the powerful chef. Unfortunately, that means turning to Braden Mack. When Liv is blackballed from the restaurant scene, the charismatic nightclub entrepreneur offers to help expose her ex-boss, but she is suspicious of his motives. He’ll need to call in reinforcements: the Bromance Book Club. Inspired by the romantic suspense novel they’re reading, the book club assists Liv in setting up a sting operation to take down the chef.

When Sara Farrow’s son goes missing from a locked hotel room, she frantically turns for help to Crimson Lake’s unlikeliest private investigators --- disgraced cop Ted Conkaffey and convicted killer Amanda Pharrell. Just the sort of twisted puzzle that gets Amanda’s blood pumping, the disappearance couldn’t have come at a worse time for Ted. He has just this one week with Lillian, the daughter he barely knows…but the clock is ticking for the lost boy. Amanda and Ted’s search dredges up the area’s worst characters, and the danger they uncover could well put Ted’s own child in deadly peril.

The Eighth Girl by Maxine Mei-Fung Chung - Psychological Thriller

Meet Alexa Wú, a brilliant yet darkly self-aware young woman whose chaotic life is manipulated and controlled by a series of alternate personalities. Only three people know about their existence: her shrink Daniel; her stepmother Anna; and her enigmatic best friend Ella. When Ella gets a job at a high-end gentleman’s club, she catches the attention of its shark-like owner and is gradually drawn into his inner circle. As Alexa’s world becomes intimately entangled with Ella’s, she soon finds herself the unwitting keeper of a nightmarish secret. With no one to turn to and lives at stake, she follows Ella into London’s cruel underbelly on a daring rescue mission.