Beneath the Stairs

Jennifer Fawcett

A woman returns to her hometown after her childhood friend attempts suicide at a local haunted house—the same place where a traumatic incident shattered their lives twenty years ago.

Real Easy

Marie Rutkoski

Samantha is a kind-hearted dancer at the Lovely Lady strip club who takes a new dancer under wings. One night, when the new girl needs a ride home, Samantha agrees to drive: a simple decision that turns deadly.

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.

Taking Down Backpage

Maggy Krell

In Taking Down Backpage, veteran California prosecutor Maggy Krell tells the story of the battle against Backpage. Through a combination of memoir and legal insight, Krell reveals how she and her team started with the prosecution of street pimps and ultimately ended with the takedown of the largest purveyor of human trafficking in the world.

The School for Good Mothers

Jessamine Chan

Frida Liu is struggling with her newly single motherhood. After some poor judgment on a very bad day, Frida’s custody of Harrier is at risk. But Frida is a candidate for a Big Brother-like institution that that re-educates bad mothers and measures the success or failure of a mother’s devotion. Faced with the possibility of losing Harriet, Frida must prove that a bad mother can be redeemed and learn to be good.

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.