The flowers are blooming and the weather is finally warming up… sort of. Grab a blanket and head outdoors (or curl up inside!) with one of these compelling stories. From college pals facing a mid-life crisis to lowly assistants taking down the man, there’s something for everyone.
I Let You Go, by Clare Mackintosh
A routine walk from school turns tragic when 5-year-old Jacob breaks away from his mother and is killed in a hit and run accident. Next we meet Jenna Gray, who is devastated with grief and now living in a Welsh coastal town in Wales, trying to move on. But who is she? The mother? The driver? In a thrilling twist that won’t be spoiled here, her past catches up with her. This tense psychological thriller is already a big hit in the U.K. It only takes the prologue to see why.
The Assistants, by Camille Perri
Power to the underlings! Tina Fontana is a 30-year-old executive assistant to a Rupert Murdoch-esque media mogul in New York City, barely making rent on her crumbling basement apartment. When a mix-up with an expense report leaves her with a $19,000 check, she can’t resist the opportunity to pay off her student loans. Word gets out, and before long, she finds herself leading a scheme to help others in her position. A precarious romance, an unlikely friendship, and biting one-liners only add to this fun, smart Robin Hood tale for the millennial generation.
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, by Phaedra Patrick
One year after the death of his beloved wife Miriam, mild-mannered Arthur finally begins to sort through his things. When he finds a beautiful gold charm bracelet dotted with eight unique charms, he sets out on quest to discover what each one means. As to be expected, he learns just as much about himself as he does about his wife on his around-the-world adventure, but don’t discount this endearing celebration of life.
The Weekenders, by Mary Kay Andrews
The plans have been made. Riley and Wendell will tell their daughter that they are divorcing over Memorial Day weekend at their North Carolina summer home. When Wendell doesn’t arrive on the ferry as expected, Riley has many questions to answer—but she’s not the only one with secrets on the idyllic island. Fast-forward to summer with this breezy mystery.