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End-of-the-Year Contest 2019

We are thrilled to announce a very special contest featuring Carol Fitzgerald’s Bookreporter.com Bets On picks from 2019. One Grand Prize winner will be awarded all 52 books, while 13 other winners will receive a selection of four of these titles.

Lisa Jewell, author of Watching You

As the headmaster credited with turning around the local school, Tom Fitzwilliam is beloved by one and all --- including Joey Mullen, his new neighbor, who quickly develops an intense infatuation with him. Joey thinks her crush is a secret, but Tom’s teenage son Freddie --- a prodigy with aspirations of becoming a spy for MI5 --- excels in observing people and has witnessed Joey behaving strangely around his father. One of Tom’s students, Jenna Tripp, also lives on the same street, and she’s not convinced that her teacher is as squeaky clean as he seems.

Watching You by Lisa Jewell

January 2019

For me, WATCHING YOU is Lisa Jewell’s best book! I could leave you with that comment and, if you like thrillers, just tell you to read it now, but I will whet your appetite a bit more. The story is set in the small village of Melville Heights in Bristol, where the houses are close enough that the comings and goings of the neighbors are closely monitored. On the opening page, there is a diary entry from a young girl who has a crush on her much older teacher; that note is dated 1996. In the Prologue we learn there is a dead body, but that entry is dated March 2017. So what happened in between? Who wrote the note? Who is dead? Lisa wastes no time in setting up the questions that will get you trying to unravel this thriller. Bam, you are into it.

Week of August 5, 2019

Paperback releases for the week of August 5th include NEVER TELL, an unpredictable thriller from Lisa Gardner that puts fan favorites D. D. Warren and Flora Dane on a stunning new case that begins with a vicious murder and gets darker from there; DOPESICK, a masterful work in which Beth Macy takes us into the epicenter of America's 20-plus-year struggle with opioid addiction; WATCHING YOU, Lisa Jewell's suspenseful page-turner about a shocking murder in a picturesque and well-to-do English town; THE PATCHWORK BRIDE by Sandra Dallas, the irrepressible story of one woman's quest to find love without losing herself in the American West; and Marie Benedict's THE ONLY WOMAN IN THE ROOM, a powerful novel based on the incredible true story of the glamour icon and scientist whose groundbreaking invention revolutionized modern communication.