New Fiction Roundup – December 2018

12/4: The Accidental Beauty Queen by Teri Wilson – School librarian Charlotte finds herself filling in for her glamorous twin sister who falls ill the night before a beauty pageant.

12/4: The Dakota Winters by Tom Barbash – This family saga follows the Winters family, living New York City’s famed Dakota building, in the year leading up to John Lennon’s assassination.

12/4: Eighteen Below by Stefan Ahnhem – When a police chase in Helsingborg ends in the death of a tech entrepreneur, Danish police officer Fabian Risk makes a bizarre discovery that complicates the case.

12/4: Milkman by Anna Burns – In Northern Ireland during the Troubles of the 1970s, an unnamed narrator finds herself targeted by a high-ranking dissident. Winner of the 2018 Man Booker Prize. A Peak Pick!

12/4: Murder at the Mill by M.B. Shaw – Iris Grey rents a quaint cottage in a small village to escape her crumbling marriage. Commissioned to paint a portrait of Dominic Wetherby, a celebrated crime writer, Grey gets pulled into investigating when Wetherby’s youngest is found dead.

12/4: North of Dawn by Nuruddin Farah – A Somali couple’s tranquil life in Oslo is irrevocably transformed by the arrival of their jihadist son’s widow and children.

12/4: Radiant Shimmering Light by Sarah Selecky – Lilian, a pet aura portrait artist, reconnects with a cousin who is the famed head of a feminine lifestyle empowerment brand. As her cousin helps her achieve her dreams, Lilian asks: what is authentic and what is just good marketing?

12/4: Revolution Sunday by Wendy Guerra – The writer daughter of a Cuban dissident falls in love with an actor making a documentary about her father, but soon discovers that neither the actor nor her father are who she thought they were.

12/26: Watching You by Lisa Jewell – Melville Heights is one of the nicest neighborhoods in Bristol, England, but also the sort of place where everyone has a secret, and everyone is watching you. When a murder occurs, dangerous obsessions come to light.

~ posted by Andrea G.

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