Monday, May 16, 2011

Mailbox Monday - May 16th

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.
We share what books that we found in our mailboxes last week.
AdrenalineAdrenalineby Jeff Abbott (Netgalley) ~  Sam Capra is living the life of his dreams. He's a brilliant young CIA agent, stationed in London. His wife Lucy is seven months pregnant with their first child. They have a wonderful home, and are deeply in love. They have everything they could hope for...until they lose it all in one horrifying moment.On a bright, sunny day, Sam receives a call from Lucy while he's at work. She tells him to leave the building immediately. He does...just before it explodes, killing everyone inside. Lucy vanishes, and Sam wakes up in a prison cell. As the lone survivor of the attack, he is branded by the CIA as a murderer and a traitor. Escaping from the agency, Sam launches into a desperate hunt to save his kidnapped wife and child, and to reveal the unknown enemy who has set him up and stolen his family. But the destruction of Sam's life was only step on in an extraordinary plot-and now Sam must become a new kind of hero.  Release date ~ July 1st.
Heat Wave: A NovelHeat Wave: A Novel  by Nancy Thayer  (ARC) ~ Unerringly perceptive, superbly written, every page packed with the warmth and compassionate wisdom that have become Nancy Thayer’s trademark, Heat Wave tells the moving story of a woman who, after her seemingly perfect life unravels, must find the strength to live and love again. Making the startling discovery that her family finances are in dire straits is only the latest shock endured by Carley Winsted after her husband’s sudden death from a heart attack. Resisting her in-laws’ well-meaning overtures to take in Carley and her two daughters, the young widow instead devises a plan to keep her family in their beloved home, a grand historic house on the island of Nantucket.The solution is right at Carley’s front door: transforming her expensive, expansive house into a bed-and-breakfast. Not everyone, however, thinks this plan prudent or quite respectable—especially not Carley’s mother-in-law. Further complicating a myriad of challenges, a friend forces Carley to keep a secret that, if revealed, will undo families and friendships. When her late husband’s former law partner keeps showing up at the most unexpected times, Carley must cope with an array of mixed feelings. And then, during a late-summer heat wave, the lives of Carley and her friends and family will be forever changed in entirely unexpected ways. Lyrical, emotional, dramatic, and ultimately wonderfully uplifting, Nancy Thayer’s latest novel is compelling from its first page to its last. Release date ~ June 21st.
You Belong to MeYou Belong to Me  by Karen Rose (Review) ~ Baltimore city Homicide Detective J.D. Fitzpatrick has seen a lot of violence but nothing like the trail of tortured bodies that are turning up throughout the city. And now he's starting to suspect that his medical examiner, Dr. Lucy Trask, may be shielding a dark secret that could connect her to these vicious killings-and put her next on the killer's hit list...Release date ~ June 7th
Vision Impossible (Psychic Eye Mysteries, No. 9) Vision Impossible (Psychic Eye Mysteries, No. 9) by Victoria Laurie (ARC) ~ Abby Cooper's next mission may truly be impossible... Abby Cooper, the FBI's newest Civilian Profiler, is adding Spy to her resume. The military's digital photography software that captures one's aura- just like Abby can-sits in a drone aircraft that's been stolen. It's a major breach in security as every country's leader can be identified by their aura... Abby springs into action to stop the criminals before they set their diabolical plan into motion, while making herself a prime target.  Release date ~ July 5th
First day of the Rest of My Life First day of the Rest of My Life by Cathy Lamb (ARC) ~ Madeline O'Shea tells people what to do with their lives. A renowned life coach, she inspires thousands of women through her thriving practice - exuding enviable confidence along with her stylish suits and sleek hair. But her confidence, just like her fashionable demeanour, is all a front. For decades, Madeline has lived in fear of her traumatic past becoming public. Now a reporter is reinvestigating the notorious crime that put Madeline's mother behind bars, threatening to destroy her elaborate facade. Only Madeline's sister, Annie, and their frail grandparents know about her childhood - but lately Madeline has reason to wonder if her grandparents also have a history they've been keeping from her. As the demons of the past swirl around her, a tough, handsome judge with a gentle heart is urging Madeline to have faith in him - and in herself. And as she allows her resistance to thaw, the pain she expects pales in comparison to the surprises headed straight to her door. With one bold, unprecedented move, Madeline O'Shea may just wake up out of the sadness and guilt that have kept her sleepwalking through life for so long - and discover that the worst thing that can happen is sometimes the very thing we desperately need. Release date ~ August 1st.
Grace Interrupted (A Manor House Mystery)Grace Interrupted (A Manor House Mystery)  by Julie Hyzy (Review) ~ On the grounds of Marshfield Manor, Civil War re-enactors have set up camp. And what a dedicated troupe! One of them has really been killed...Release date ~ June 7th
Ink Flamingos: A Tattoo Shop MysteryInk Flamingos: A Tattoo Shop Mystery  by Karen Olson (Review) ~ Dee Carmichael, lead singer of the pop sensation The Flamingoes, has been one of Brett Kavanaugh's most dedicated customers at her tattoo shop. When Dee is discovered dead surrounded by ink pots and needles, Brett is branded a suspect. It seems that someone is impersonating Brett. And if she doesn't act fast, the killer is sure to put the dye in dying once again...Release date ~ June 7th
Sentenced to Death (A Booktown Mystery)  by Lorna Barrett (Review) ~
Sentenced to Death (A Booktown Mystery) As the owner of Stoneham, New Hampshire's mystery bookstore Haven't Got a Clue, Tricia Miles can figure out whodunit in the latest bestseller long before she gets to the last page. But when her friend is killed in a freak accident, Tricia must use her sleuthing skills to solve a murder mystery that promises to be much more sinister than the books on her shelves. Release date ~ June 7th
Dire Threads (A Threadville Mystery) Dire Threads (A Threadville Mystery) by Janet Bolin (Review) ~ Willow Vanderling's quaint new embroidery shop is not a hit with the local zoning commissioner. When he's murdered, the evidence is stacked against Willow. Release date ~ June 7th
Finger Lickin' Dead (A Memphis BBQ Mystery) Finger Lickin' Dead (A Memphis BBQ Mystery) by Riley Adams (Review) ~ own fatal review, the list of suspects is longer than the list of specials at the best BBQ place in Memphis.  Release date ~ June 7th
Hexes and Hemlines: A Witchcraft MysteryHexes and Hemlines: A Witchcraft Mystery  by Juliet Blackwell (Review) ~ Lily gets called away from her vintage clothing store to give police a witch's take on how the leader of a rationalist society could be murdered, surrounded by superstitions he discredited. Evidence points to dark witchcraft. Lily's determined to use magic of her own to find the murderer, before everyone's luck runs out. Release date ~ June 7th
A Parfait Murder: A Mystery A La Mode A Parfait Murder: A Mystery A La Mode by Wendy Lyn Watson (Review) ~ When Tally's cousin Bree spots her deadbeat ex-husband strolling the Lantana County Fair with a fat wallet and a vixen on his arm, she immediately files for back child support. But when his lawyer is found dead, things get a little sticky. Did Bree serve up a dish of cold, sweet revenge? Or is she another hapless victim of a parfait crime? Release date ~ June 7th
To Sketch a Thief (A Portrait of Crime Mystery)To Sketch a Thief (A Portrait of Crime Mystery)  by Sharon Pape (Review) ~ After a stray dog named Hobo leads former police sketch artist-turned- paranormal private eye Rory McCain back to his owner's corpse, she finds herself involved in another homicide case-not to mention the new owner of a lovable pooch, which makes Rory's ghostly partner, Zeke, more than a little spooked. Release date ~ June 7th