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New books in January

The river murders – James Patterson – A bind-up of three suspenseful tales includes the previously released Hidden and Malicious as well as the new thriller, Malevolent, in which private investigator Mitchum desperately hunts the perpetrator of attacks against his loved ones.

Moral compass – Danielle Steel – The students at an elite private school that has admitted females for the first time navigate painful secrets, family dynamics and a prying media in the aftermath of a Halloween event that is upended by a classmate’s alcohol poisoning.

Treason – Stuart Woods – Helping his close friend discretely identify and remove a destructive traitor hiding within a classified agency, Stone Barrington is embroiled in an audacious plot that threatens to reveal confidential intelligence.

Lady Clementine – Marie Benedict – The best-selling author of The Only Woman in the Room presents a historical tale inspired by the life of Clementine Churchill that traces her unflinching role in protecting the life and wartime agendas of her husband, Winston Churchill.

Many rivers to cross – Peter Robinson – A second entry in the three-part story arc that began with Careless Love finds detective Alan Banks investigating a racially sensitive case that is complicated by a friend’s precarious circumstances.

Big lies in a small town – Diane Chamberlain – Imprisoned for a crime she did not commit, an artist is offered a chance to complete her remaining time by restoring a post office mural in a sleepy Southern town where another artist confronted violent prejudice decades earlier.

All the ways we said goodbye – Beatriz  Williams – An heiress, a Resistance fighter and a widow find their lives intertwined by their wartime experiences and the turbulent 1960s when they seek refuge at Paris’ legendary Ritz hotel.

A longer fall – Charlaine Harris – A sequel to An Easy Death finds Lizbeth Rose going undercover with an old friend when a transport job involving a stolen crate threatens an alternate-world Dixie with a violent rebellion.

A long petal of the sea – Isabel Allende -Sponsored by the poet Pablo Neruda to flee the violence of the Spanish Civil War, a pregnant widow and an army doctor unite in an arranged marriage only to be swept up by the early days of World War II.

House on fire – Joseph Finder – Eagerly accepting a job investigating whistleblower claims about the manufacturer of an opioid that contributed to an army buddy’s death, Nick Heller uncovers dangerous secrets implicating a powerful family.

Almost just friends – Jill Shalvis – Anticipating well-earned freedom after raising her siblings, a tough woman forges an unexpected bond with an enigmatic stranger before a massive storm and demons from the past throw everything she believes into question.

American dirt – Jeanine Cummins – Selling two favorite books to an unexpectedly erudite drug-cartel boss, a bookstore manager is forced to flee Mexico in the wake of her journalist husband’s tell-all profile and finds her family among thousands of migrants seeking hope in America.

When you see me – Lisa Gardner – FBI Special Agent Kimberly Quincy and Sergeant Detective DD Warren join forces with Flora Dane and true-crime savant Keith Edgar to investigate the secrets of a deceased serial killer.

Into the fire – Gregg Hurwitz – Helping a murder victim’s cousin who is being violently pursued for a mysterious key, Nowhere Man Evan Smoak eliminates a series of dangerous threats before discovering that he is being personally targeted.

Run me to earth – Paul Yoon – Three children orphaned in 1960s Laos meet a dedicated doctor who enlists them as motorcycle couriers in his effort to rescue civilians and find medical supplies in a novel from the award-winning author of Snow Hunters.

The other people – C. J. Tudor – A man obsessed with tracking down the person responsible for his daughter’s abduction is forced to reckon with events from his distant past, while a mother on the run desperately protects her own daughter from dangerous adversaries.