5 Hot New Titles for May

5 for May

Looking for a new read? Check out these five popular and brand-new adult titles that have hit the shelves this month. To see more fresh titles, check out our recent arrivals page.


Into the Water: A Novel by Paula Hawkins
from the author of the No. 1 Bestseller, The Girl on the Train
Into the Water: A Novel by Paula Hawkins
A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from—a place to which she vowed she'd never return. (catalog summary)

 


Since We Fell: A Novel by Dennis Lehane
the author of Live by Night and Mystic River returns

Since We Fell: A Novel by Dennis Lehane
Since We Fell follows Rachel Childs, a former journalist who, after an on-air mental breakdown, now lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel's marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths. (catalog summary)

 




Saints For All Occasions: A Novel by J. Courtney Sullivan

the author of the literary humor hit, Maine, returns
Saints For All Occasions: A Novel by J. Courtney Sullivan
A sweeping, unforgettable novel, about the hope, sacrifice, and love between two sisters and the secret that drives them apart. (Amazon.com)



 



Sycamore: A Novel by Bryn Chancellora mysterious discovery ignites long-buried secrets
Sycamore: A Novel by Bryn Chancellor
Out for a hike one scorching afternoon in Sycamore, Arizona, a newcomer to town stumbles across what appear to be human remains embedded in the wall of a dry desert ravine. As news of the discovery makes its way around town, Sycamore’s longtime residents fear the bones may belong to Jess Winters, the teenage girl who disappeared suddenly some eighteen years earlier, an unsolved mystery that has soaked into the porous rock of the town and haunted it ever since. In the days it takes the authorities to make an identification, the residents rekindle stories, rumors, and recollections both painful and poignant as they revisit Jess’s troubled history. In resurrecting the past, the people of Sycamore will find clarity, unexpected possibility, and a way forward for their lives. (Amazon.com)

 


The Jane Austen Project: A Novel by Kathleen A. Flynn

for fans of Outlander

The Jane Austen Project: A Novel by Kathleen A. Flynn
Perfect for fans of Jane Austen, this engrossing debut novel offers an unusual twist on the legacy of one of the world's most celebrated and beloved authors: two researchers from the future are sent back in time to meet Jane and recover a suspected unpublished novel. (Amazon.com)