Diksha Basu (fiction, Ballantine Books)
Tina Das has traveled with her friend Marianne and her parents from NYC to New Delhi, where a close friend is having a gloriously over-the-top weeklong wedding celebration at Colebrookes, the city’s poshest country club. In between wedding events, Tina has plenty of time to fall in love, rethink her job, and question a move to India.
Rosalind Brackenbury (fiction, Delphinium Books)
When her childhood friend Hannah is a no-show at her family house in France, Hannah’s husband summons Claudia to fly to France to help solve the disappearance. As she gathers with Hannah’s family, Claudia relives their many decades of a friendship that began at an English boarding school.
The Guest List
Lucy Foley (fiction, William Morrow)
At a wedding celebration off the coast of Ireland, the couple is perfect and the setting is beautiful, even if it doesn’t get cell service. No detail has been overlooked — except for the dead body that suddenly turns up.
Near Dark: Book 19 of the Scot Harvath Series
Brad Thor (fiction, Atria/Emily Bestler Books)
Scot Harvath has the world’s largest bounty on his head. He’s on his most dangerous mission ever, and he finds an ally in Norwegian intelligence operative Sølvi Kolstad. At a time where he can’t trust many people, she might be his only ally.
The Palace: Simon Riske Book 3
Christopher Reich (fiction, Mulholland Books)
Rafael de Bourbon is close to opening up a luxury hotel off the Southern coast of Thailand when Thai police show up and arrest him for blackmail and extortion — and escort him to Bangkok’s most notorious prison. Private spy Simon Riske arrives in Bangkok to help out his old friend — and he, too, becomes involved in the chaos.
Natasha Trethewey (memoir, Ecco)
In this memoir, the former US poet laureate tries to come to terms with her mother’s murder at the hands of her abusive husband when Trethewey was just 19. A haunting meditation on loss, violence and memory.