Yellow Wife

Sadeqa Johnson

Pheby has lived a relatively sheltered like on a plantation, shielded by the master’s sister and her mother’s position. She has been promised freedom on her 18th birthday, but just before she turns 18 she is sent to the Devil’s Half Acre, a jail in Richmond, Virginia.

Black Buck

Mateo Askaripour

Black Buck is a crackling, satirical debut novel about a young man given a shot at stardom as the lone Black salesman at a mysterious, cult-like, and wildly successful startup where nothing is as it seems.

Eight Perfect Hours

Lia Louis

Thirty-something Noelle Butterby is on her way back from an event at her old college when she becomes stranded on a highway during a blizzard. All seems lost until Sam Attwood, a handsome American stranger trapped in a nearby car, knocks on her window and offers assistance. What follows is eight perfect hours together, until morning arrives and the roads finally clear. The two strangers part, positive they’ll never see each other again but fate, it seems, has a different plan.

Every Last Fear

Alex Finlay

In the wake of a true crime documentary supporting the innocence of Danny Pine, the rest of his family, excluding his younger brother Matt, mysteriously die on vacation in Mexico. As Matt tries to find out who and what killed his family he risks his life and will discover the truth of the murder that put Danny in prison for life.

Winter Water

Susanne Jansson

On the picturesque Swedish island of Orust, Martin is spending the day with his son when he receives a phone call and turns his back for only a minute. In those few moments, his young son has gone missing and his little red bucket is bobbing in the waves. Winter Water is an atmospheric suspense novel about the nature of grief.

The Mistletoe Pact

Jo Lovett

On Christmas Eve eight years ago, friends Evie & Dan made a pact to get married if they were still single when Evie turns 30. Then they wake up on Christmas Eve after a night of drunk debauchery in Las Vegas and realize they actually did it. Surely, if they just get a quickie divorce, they can go back to the way things used to be, right? Except moving on is easier said than done when you’ve secretly loved each other forever…