The Shell Seekers;Rosamunde Pilcher 4.5/5 stars
- The Summer Place; Jennifer Weiner
Tin Camp Road;Ellen Airgood - 2.5/5 stars Life Ceremony;Sayaka Murata - 3/5 stars
- The Club; Ellery Lloyd
- The Lobotomist's Wife; Samantha Green Woodruff
Metropolis;B.A. Shapiro - 4.5/5 stars The Book Woman's Daughter; Kim Richardson - 4/5 stars Summer Love;Nancy Thayer - 2/5 stars Vacationland; Meg Mitchell Moore 4.5/5 stars
- The Lost Summers of Newport; Beatriz Williams
The Hotel Nantucket; Elin Hilderbrand - 4/5 stars The House Across the Lake;Riley Sager - 3.5/5 stars It All Comes Down to This;Therese Anne Fowler - 3/5 stars
- Stay Awake; Megan Goldin
A Sister's Story; Donatella DiPetrantonio - 3.5/5 sr=tars The Midcoast;Adam White - 4/5 stars Godspeed; Nickolas Butler - 4.5/5 stars
- Summer Guest; Justin Cronin
- The It Girl; Ruth Ware
Alternate Summer Reads not on original list
Love and Saffron; Kim Fay - 4.5/5 Lucy By the Sea; Elizabeth Strout - 5/5 stars The Foundling; Ann Leary - 4/5 stars Take My Hand; Dolen Perkins-valdez - 5/5 sta rs Trailed: One Woman's Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders; Kathryn Miles - 4/5 stars The Family Remains;Lisa Jewell - 4/5 stars Happy-Go-Lucky;David Sedaris - 5/5 stars
Initially, surrounded by peers, conversing, eating, sleeping, looking out at the beautiful woods that surround the house, all is well. She even begins to paint again. But as the days start to blur together, Penny—with a growing sense of unrest and distrust—starts to lose her grip on the passage of time and on her place in the world. Is she succumbing to the subtly destructive effects of aging, or is she an unknowing participant in something more unsettling?
At once compassionate and uncanny, told in spare, hypnotic prose, Iain Reid’s genre-defying third novel explores questions of conformity, art, productivity, relationships, and what, ultimately, it means to grow old.
They've spent their lives as the deadliest assassins in a clandestine international organization, but now that they're sixty years old, four women friends can't just retire - it's kill or be killed in this action-packed thriller.
Billie, Mary Alice, Helen, and Natalie have worked for the Museum, an elite network of assassins, for forty years. Now their talents are considered old-school and no one appreciates what they have to offer in an age that relies more on technology than people skills.
When the foursome is sent on an all-expenses paid vacation to mark their retirement, they are targeted by one of their own. Only the Board, the top-level members of the Museum, can order the termination of field agents, and the women realize they've been marked for death.
Now to get out alive they have to turn against their own organization, relying on experience and each other to get the job done, knowing that working together is the secret to their survival. They're about to teach the Board what it really means to be a woman--and a killer--of a certain age.
Three fathers collide far beyond the reach or safety of the aw in this breathtaking thriller from the beloved author of The Stolen Hours and The Life We Bury and "one of our best crime writers at the top of his game" (William Kent Krueger, New York Times bestselling author).