1. “Missing You” – Harlan Coben
When NYPD Detective Kat Donovan sees her ex-fiancé’s picture on a dating site she wonders if she’s getting a second chance with the man who broke her heart years ago. When she reaches out to him she becomes involved in an investigation that makes her question everything she knew about the people in her life.
2. “Raising Steam” – Terry Pratchett
Moist van Lipwig is put in charge of a new machine that harnesses the power of earth, air, fire and water. This is a Discworld fantasy novel set in Ankh-Morpork.
3. “The Goldfinch” – Donna Tartt
Theo Decker is a thirteen year old New Yorker who is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend after his mother dies in an accident and his father abandons him. His only solace comes from a mysterious painting that draws him into the underworld of art that gets even more mysterious as he grows into an adult.
4. “Power Play” – Danielle Steel
Fiona Carson and Marshall Weston are both successful CEOs at the top of their game. Set in Northern California this novel is a look into the lives of two business professionals, their personal demons and the choices they had to make to get to where they are.
5. “The Invention of Wings” – Sue Monk Kidd
This novel takes place in nineteenth century Charleston and it centers on the relationship between two girls. One is Sarah Grimke a wealthy girl who knows she is meant to do big things but is limited by the impositions put on women of her time. Hetty “Handful” Grimke is an urban slave who years for life outside of the Grimke household.