New Season, New Releases: 5 Must-Read Books for Early Fall

If the thought of summer soon ending is too much to bear right now, we have something for you to look forward to: a whole whack of fantastic new books to add to your to-be-read pile! From sweeping historical dramas to chilling domestic thrillers, these five late summer and early fall releases are just thing to celebrate the changing of the seasons. Don’t be sad that beach-reading season is ending—be glad that cozy sweater season is beginning, and that means enjoying the warm days and crisp nights with a mug of hot chocolate and great book in hand.

The Boy at the Keyhole by Stephen Giles

A young boy begins to question the whereabouts of his mother when he hears rumors that she may not be traveling abroad, as he has been led to believe. Perceiving that the housekeeper who has been taking care of him is keeping secrets, a thrilling pursuit of the truth takes place in the shadows and corridors of a once-grand estate.

 

When the Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica

 

The latest psychological thriller from best-selling author Mary Kubica offers a razor-sharp tale featuring an unreliable narrator, insomnia, identity theft and a woman who must rebuild the shattered idea of her own past in order to protect her future.

 

The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith

 

Across decades and continents, the stories of three individuals who share a dark secret unfold against the backdrop of two of the most oppressive reigns of terror in modern history. Love and lust, abuse and resistance, right and wrong, as well as the capacity for ordinary people to persevere all play out under extraordinary circumstances.

 

A Willing Murder (A Medlar Mystery) by Jude Deveraux

From New York Times bestselling romance author Jude Deveraux comes her debut in the world of mystery with a story featuring romance author Sara Medlar, who finds herself embroiled in a world of old secrets, deadly grudges and an improbable group of friends who are determined to uncover the truth about a mystery that everyone seems determined to keep under wraps.

 

The Phantom Tree by Nicola Cornick

Time travel, past lives, notorious figures and a secret that might not stay buried—Nicola Cornick’s new release transports readers from the present day back to the Tudor where a mystery unravels over four centuries and the boundaries of time and destiny are pushed to their limits.

 

Are you ready for fall yet? Let us know which of these books is first on your to-be-read list!

    Karen Green

    Karen Green is a freelance writer and big city ex-pat now living in rural Ontario. She writes for numerous print and online publications, and considers her library card to be one of her most valuable possessions.

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