1. “Top Secret Twenty-One” – Janet Evanovich
In this new Stephanie Plum novel Jimmy Poletti is New Jersey’s favorite used car dealer and he has been caught selling more than cars out of his dealership. Now he is out on bail and he missed his court date and bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is out to bring him in.
2. “The Silkworm” – Robert Galbraith
Private detective Cormoran Strike is on the trail of a ruthless killer responsible for the brutal murder of novelist Owen Quine who had been missing for days. He had just finished the manuscript on a tell-all book he planned to publish so the list of suspect is long but this killer is unlike any that Strike has ever come across.
3. “Written in My Own Heart’s Blood” – Diana Gabaldon
This is the next novel in the story that began with ‘Outlander’ when Claire Randall, an English ex-combat nurse, walked through a stone circle in the Scottish Highlands in 1946 and disappeared into 1743. It is now 1778 and Jamie Fraser and his family continue to face challenges in both the 18th and 20th centuries.
4. “Mr Mercedes” – Stephen King
On a cold morning in a small town a driver plows into a crowd of unemployed people waiting for a job fair and eight of them are killed. The killer escapes and months later retired cop Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved case and is determined to find him before he strikes again.
5. “All Fall Down” – Jennifer Weiner
Allison Weiss seems to have it all – a husband, a daughter, a job she loves and a house in the suburbs but nothing is ever as it seems. Her husband is distant, her daughter is acting up and her father is suffering from Alzheimer’s and she is quickly becoming addicted to medications to help her deal with reality.