Tuesday, May 12, 2015

WHO'S ON TOP: FICTION


TOP FIVE FICTION:
HARDCORE:

1. GATHERING PREY, by John Sandford
2. MEMORY MAN, by David Baldacci
3. THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, by Paula Hawkins
4. ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, by Anthony Doerr
5. GOD HELP THE CHILD, by Toni Morrison

SPOTLIGHT: 
GATHERING PREY
John Sandford
The extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from #1 New York Times–bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize–winner John Sandford.
They call them Travelers. They move from city to city, panhandling, committing no crimes—they just like to stay on the move. And now somebody is killing them.

Lucas Davenport’s adopted daughter, Letty, is home from college when she gets a phone call from a woman Traveler she’d befriended in San Francisco. The woman thinks somebody’s killing her friends, she’s afraid she knows who it is, and now her male companion has gone missing. She’s hiding out in North Dakota, and she doesn’t know what to do.

Letty tells Lucas she’s going to get her, and, though he suspects Letty’s getting played, he volunteers to go with her. When he hears the woman’s story, though, he begins to think there’s something in it. Little does he know. In the days to come, he will embark upon an odyssey through a subculture unlike any he has ever seen, a trip that will not only put the two of them in danger—but just may change the course of his life.


TRADE PAPERBACK:

1. THE GOLDFINCH, by Donna Tartt
2. LEAVING TIME, by Jodi Picoult
3. THE HUSBAND'S SECRET, by Liane Moriarty
4. ORPHAN TRAIN, by Christina Baker Kline
5. THE ALCHEMIST, by Paulo Coelho

SPOTLIGHT:
LEAVING TIME
Jodi Picoult
For over a decade, Jenna Metcalf obsesses on her vanished mom Alice. Jenna searches online, rereads journals of the scientist who studied grief among elephants. Two unlikely allies are Serenity Jones, psychic for missing people who doubts her gift, and Virgil Stanhope, jaded PI who originally investigated cases of Alice and her colleague. Hard questions and answers.




MASS-MARKET PAPERBACK:

1. PERSONAL, by Lee Child
2. HOLD ME, by Susan Mallery
3. FIELD OF PREY, by John Sandford
4. THE LONGEST RIDE, by Nicholas Sparks
5. REMAINS OF INNOCENCE, by J. A. Jance

SPOTLIGHT:
PERSONAL
Lee Child
Jack Reacher walks alone. Once a go-to hard man in the US military police, now he's a drifter of no fixed abode. But the army tracks him down. Because someone has taken a long-range shot at the French president.. Only one man could have done it. And Reacher is the one man who can find him. This new heartstopping, nailbiting book in Lee Child's number-one bestselling series takes Reacher across the Atlantic to Paris - and then to London. The stakes have never been higher - because this time, it's personal.


E-BOOKS:

1. GATHERING PREY, by John Sandford
2. THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, by Paula Hawkins
3. MEMORY MAN, by David Baldacci
4. THE LIAR, by Nora Roberts
5. YOUR NEXT BREATH, by Iris Johansen

SPOTLIGHT:
YOUR NEXT BREATH
Iris Johansen
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes an explosive new thriller

Catherine Ling is one of the CIA’s most prized operatives. Raised on the streets of Hong Kong, she was pulled into the agency at the age of fourteen. If life has taught her anything, it is not to get attached, but there are two exceptions to that rule: her son Luke and her mentor Hu Chang. Luke was kidnapped at age two, and now, nine years later, he has astonishingly been returned to her. Catherine vows never to fail him again. Now, just as she is building a relationship with Luke, it seems that someone from Catherine’s past is playing a deadly game with her, and using those she cares about as pawns. Three are dead already: the former prostitute who helped Catherine when she was out on the street, a CIA agent with whom she worked closely, and the informant who helped her free Luke. Someone is picking off the people Catherine cares about one by one, with the circle narrowing closer and closer to those she loves the most. Catherine has made many enemies throughout her life, and she has no choice but to weed through her past to find out who is targeting her now, and then go after the vicious killer herself.


Disclaimer: All information was gathered from the Nytimes.com and Goodreads.com.


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