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The Hol­low Ones

Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, $32.99

Rookie FBI agent Odessa Hard­wicke’s life is de­railed when she’s forced to turn her gun on her part­ner, who turns sud­denly, in­ex­pli­ca­bly vi­o­lent while ap­pre­hend­ing a ram­pag­ing murderer. The shoot­ing, jus­ti­fied by self­de­fence, shakes Odessa to her core. But what haunts her is the shad­owy pres­ence she saw flee­ing her part­ner’s body. De­ter­mined to un­cover the se­crets of her part­ner’s death, Odessa finds her­self on the trail of a man of enor­mous means who claims to have been alive for cen­turies, who is ei­ther an un­hinged lu­natic or hu­man­ity’s best and only de­fence against an un­speak­able evil.

THE SUR­VIVORS

Jane Harper, $32.99

Even the deep­est se­crets rise to the sur­face. Kieran El­liott’s life changed for­ever on the day a reck­less mis­take led to dev­as­tat­ing con­se­quences. The guilt that still haunts him resur­faces dur­ing a visit with his young fam­ily to the small coastal com­mu­nity he once called home. Kieran’s par­ents are strug­gling in a town where for­tunes are forged by the sea. Be­tween them all is his ab­sent brother, Finn. When a body is dis­cov­ered on the beach, long-held se­crets threaten to emerge.

MOONFLOWER MUR­DERS

An­thony Horowitz, $32.99

Re­tired pub­lisher Su­san Rye­land re­turns to Lon­don, af­ter two years run­ning a small Crete ho­tel, in hopes of shed­ding some light on a young woman’s re­cent dis­ap­pear­ance. The pos­si­ble con­nec­tion to the cur­rent crime may lie within the pages of a mur­der mys­tery novel Su­san’s de­ceased for­mer client wrote. Agatha Christie fans will en­joy this story within a story, with numer­ous red her­rings and de­vi­ously de­li­cious sus­pects.

STATE HIGH­WAY ONE Sam Coley, $32.99

It’s been years since Alex was in New Zealand, and years since he spent any one-on-one time with his twin sis­ter, Amy. When they lose their par­ents in a shock ac­ci­dent, it seems like the per­fect time to re­con­nect as sib­lings. As they jour­ney the length of State High­way One, they will scratch at wounds that have never healed – and Alex will be forced to reckon with what com­ing home re­ally means. As the pair jour­ney to­gether, their deeply flawed char­ac­ters are re­vealed and long­stand­ing wounds start to fes­ter. A novel about what it means to come home.

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