"Charlotte Rogan uses a deceptively simply narrative of shipwreck and survival to explore our all-too-human capacity for self-deception."
—J.M. Coetzee, author of Disgrace
"I can't imagine any reader who looks at the opening pages wanting to put the book down... It's so refreshing to read a book that is ambitious and yet not tricksy, where the author seems to be in command of her material and really on top of her game. It's beautifully controlled and totally believable."
—Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall
"The Lifeboat is a richly rewarding novel, psychologically acute and morally complex. It can and should be read on many levels, but it is first and foremost a harrowing tale of survival. And what an irresistible tale it is; terrifying, intense, and, like the ocean in which the shipwrecked characters are cast adrift, profound."
—Valerie Martin, author of Property and The Confessions of Edward Day
"The Lifeboat is a spellbinding and beautifully written novel, one that will keep readers turning pages late into the night. This is storytelling at its best, and I was completely absorbed from beginning to end."
—Tim O'Brien, author of The Things They Carried, In the Lake of the Woods, and July, July
"So Far Away is the moving story of three very different women whose lives improbably intersect. Meg Mitchell Moore effortlessly moves between a teenage cyber-bullying victim, a mother who longs for her lost daughter, and a 1920s Irish domestic with a shocking secret. The result is a powerful page-turner about love, loss, motherhood, and friendship."
—J. Courtney Sullivan, New York Times bestselling author of Maine and Commencement
"Meg Mitchell Moore has taken the hot button topic of cyber bullying and crafted a story so compellingly real you will never forget her thirteen-year-old heroine, Natalie Gallagher. Moore's pitch-perfect rendering of this girl's voice is nothing short of stunning."
—Laura Harrington, author of Alice Bliss
"The Firm goes to Washington, only with a whole lot more action."
"What an absolutely phenomenal, kickass thriller. I can't remember the last time a novel has left me this breathless. This one's going to be huge."
—Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of Paranoia and Buried Secrets
"THE 500 is a riveting page-turner in the tradition of John Grisham's The Firm. It's smart, intriguing, packed with action and heart, and loaded with detail on the hidden workings of Washington. It's going to be the big debut thriller of the year."
—Jeff Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of Adrenaline
"THE 500 delivers a whole new level of urgency and political relevance—and high-octane storytelling—all in the smart, sharp voice of a con-man turned Washington insider. Get ready to cancel appointments for this one. Full of fascinating detail, gritty action and the ever-appealing lure of the con, THE 500 won't let you put it down."
—Zoë Ferraris, author of Kingdom of Strangers and City of Veils
"A thundering David-and-Goliath tale of corruption…This is a real page turner, with high stakes action that doesn't stop. Expect this to be one of the season's most talked-about debut thrillers. A sequel is in the offing and will be much anticipated."
—Michele Leber, Booklist (Starred Review)
"Quirk's engaging first novel transplants the milieu of Grisham's The Firm to the world of political lobbyists…Quirk supplies just enough characterization and journalistic detail of Washington, D.C. life to ground his story as he launches into a streamlined, gripping man-on-the-run thriller."
"Juicy…Hilderbrand has the romantic drama down."
"Hilderbrand builds fascinating characters…Twenty pages in, you'll be ready to drop everything and head to the beach yourself."
—Blythe Copeland, Boston
"In Hilderbrand's hands it's easy to get lost in the story."
"Another winner from Hilderbrand…[a] sensitive and suspenseful tale."
—Patty Engelmann, Booklist
"Elin Hilderbrand captures the daily rhythm and the magic of island life, providing an escape from the daily grind."
—Catherine Mallette, Houston Chronicle
"[Hilderbrand] is consistently smart and compelling."
—Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly
"Settle back and prepare to be charmed."
—Susan Larson, New Orleans Times-Picayune
“Serpentine and hypnotic, This Bright River depicts two vivid characters knocked hard by life, on a perilous journey that reveals the weight and pull of family history. The result is a novel that is both intimate and mysterious, harrowing and brave.”
—Megan Abbott, author of The End of Everything and Dare Me
“This Bright River is a flood of virtuoso prose and characterization. Mystery, memory, pain, and a courageous strand of love are interwoven in a riveting narrative of voices, all singing, all merging into the singular vision of one of American literature's young masters.”
—Nic Pizzolatto, author of Galveston
"This Bright River is nothing short of extraordinary. Somerville has a gift for writing gorgeous prose, complete with sharp humor and a perfect sense of place. But that's only half the story. There's also a great romance here and a shocking set of mysteries that get untangled along the way. Addictive, amazing, unforgettable."
—J. Courtney Sullivan, bestselling author of Maine
“A fascinating, almost voyeuristic, glimpse into the power struggle that goes on between teenaged girls. Not just any teenaged girls-cheerleaders-with their own unique hierarchy and fierce code of loyalty, which they'll protect at any cost. There's a dark and twisted love story here, told with a rich sensual undertone that lingers long after you close the last page, still breathing in your ear: Dare me.”
—Chevy Stevens, New York Times bestselling author of Still Missing and Never Knowing
"Arresting, original and unputdownable."
—Rosamund Lupton, New York Times bestselling author of Sister
"I dare you not to love this book. You lucky reader."
—Tom Franklin, New York Times bestselling author of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
"DARE ME sneaks up on you from behind, pulling on long-forgotten memories of teenaged desperation, obsession, and desire. This is truly masterful storytelling."
—Alafair Burke, author of Never Tell
"Megan Abbott's brilliant new book presents a number of possibilities-the mysterious and the erotic, as well as the inevitable and paradoxical lessons of girlhood-with such illumination that the joyful terrors of adolescence were once again present in me. Abbott's characters, confronted with unaccustomed questions and strange, new difficulties, remind us that the loss of innocence can, if we are fortunate, emerge into a lustrous wisdom."
—Susanna Moore, author of In the Cut
"In Dare Me Megan Abbott guides us into the subculture of athletic and fierce young cheerleaders, who train together, compete, andbond until they form a rugged unit much as Marines form a rugged unit. She finds the nearly sinister underside of everyday events and somehow builds great suspense from ingredients that seem so familiar. Abbott has become expert at revealing truths we thought we knew but didn't, delivered in prose that is by turns elegant and incantatory."
—Daniel Woodrell, author of Winter's Bone