I’ve learned of six books coming out in 2018 that caught my interest. I’m sure I’ll be finding more soon. Maybe you will find an intriguing book from this list.
The Flight Attendant:
Cassandra Bowden is no stranger to hungover mornings. When she awakes in a Dubai hotel room, she tries to piece the previous night back together.
She quietly slides out of bed, careful not to aggravate her already pounding head, and looks at the man she spent the night with. She sees his dark hair. His utter stillness. And blood, a slick, still wet pool on the crisp white sheets.
Because she’s a single woman alone in a hotel room far from home and fears the police, Cassie begins to lie.
She lies as she joins the other flight attendants and pilots in the van.
And she lies on the way to Paris as she works the first class cabin. Then lies to the FBI agents in New York who meet her at the gate.
Soon it’s too late to come clean. Or face the truth about what really happened back in Dubai.
Could she have killed him? If not, who did?
The Glass Forest:
In the autumn of 1960, Angie Glass is living an idyllic life in her Wisconsin hometown. At twenty-one, she’s married to charming, handsome Paul, and just gave birth to a baby boy. But one phone call changes her life forever.
Paul’s niece, Ruby, calls to say that her father Henry has committed suicide. And that her mother, Silja, is missing,
Angie and Paul drop everything and fly to the small upstate town of Stonekill, New York to be by Ruby’s side.
Grist Mill Road:
The year is 1982. The setting is an Edenic hamlet some ninety miles north of New York City.
There, among the craggy rock cliffs and glacial ponds of timeworn mountains were three friends. When tragedy occurs, Patrick, Matthew, and Hannah are bound together by a terrible and senseless crime.
Twenty-six years later the three meet again with even more devastating results.
Anatomy Of A Scandal:
Sophie’s husband James is a loving father and a charismatic and successful public figure. And yet he stands accused of a terrible crime.
Sophie is convinced he is innocent. And is desperate to protect her family from the lies that threaten to ruin them.
Kate is the lawyer hired to prosecute the case. She’s an experienced professional who knows that the law is all about winning the argument.
Who is right about James? Sophie or Kate? And is either of them informed by anything more than instinct and personal experience?
An American Marriage:
Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career.
But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined.
Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored. She finds herself taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend and best man at their wedding.
As Roy’s time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned. He returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.
I’ll Be Gone In The Dark:
“You’ll be silent forever, and I’ll be gone in the dark.”
For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California. Then he moved south where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders.
He attacked while they slept, using a flashlight to awaken and blind them. Though they could
not recognize him. But his victims recalled his voice: a guttural whisper through clenched teeth, abrupt and threatening.
Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area.
Three decades later, along came true-crime journalist Michelle McNamara. She had created the popular website TrueCrimeDiary.com. Michelle became determined to find the violent psychopath dubbed “the Golden State Killer.”
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark is the masterpiece McNamara was writing at the time of her sudden death. This book offers a chilling account of a criminal mastermind and the wreckage he left behind.
The book is framed by an introduction by Gillian Flynn and an afterword by her husband, Patton Oswalt. It was completed by Michelle’s lead researcher and a close colleague.