Mystery & SFF from Summer, 2017

Corey J. White’s Killing Gravity draws from sci-fi inspirations as diverse as Aliens, Anne McCaffrey’s The Rowan and even a little Firefly while still managing to create a unique world all its own. Gender-fluid characters and a strong female protagonist make it relevant and timely while the tight-pacing is a welcome change for genre fans tired of 2000-page opuses that collapse under the weight of info dumps and world building. While this is the first entry in White’s The Void Witch Saga, this instalment is more invitation than commitment. - Aaron

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ISBN: 9780765396310
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Published: Tor.com - May 9th, 2017

Helena is the child born of kidnapping and captivity, until she and her mother escaped. Thirteen years later, her father has broken out of prison and Helena must use the skills he taught her to catch him. Woven around Hans Christian Anderson’s story The Marsh King's Daughter, and alternating between Helena’s childhood and her hunt for the man she both loves and hates, this fiendishly paced psychological thriller completely floored me. Think Room, but with vengeance. - Flannery

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ISBN: 9780735213005
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - June 13th, 2017

The year is 1399 and young widow Kate Clifford just had a world of trouble thrown on her doorstep. She has two young wards by her late husband's mistress to watch out for, King Richard's (the II) men keep raiding her shipments, and, oh, there's a dead body in her guesthouse. Robb has created a masterpiece and one hell of a compelling protagonist. I loved every twist and turn of this most excellent historical mystery. - Ivy

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$15.95
ISBN: 9781681774534
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Published: Pegasus Books - May 9th, 2017

While attending a small dinner party next door, the Conti's baby disappears into the hot summer night. What follows is a delicious mix of family secrets, unreliable narrators, and a hardened detective who's determined to find the truth--and the baby, fingers crossed. Another of those "oops, I read it in one night" books, The Couple Next Door's pacing is on point and exquisitely satisfying. A perfect summer read! - Rachel

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ISBN: 9780735221109
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Published: Penguin Books - May 30th, 2017

In her atmospheric and steady burn of a novel, Ami McKay pulls as much from historical notes as she does from whispered lore to spin a supernatural web. Two seasoned witches apprentice a young woman who isn't fully aware of her powers, but things don't go as any of them plan. Settle in with a cuppa and be transported to 1880s NYC, where witchcraft is an alluring taboo and an undeniable force in each characters' lives. - Kelly

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ISBN: 9780062359926
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Published: Harper Perennial - July 11th, 2017

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