September New Book Releases

It takes two by Jonathan Scott

Better known as the Property Brothers, the Scott twins have fans galore for their popular HGTV home renovation shows, not to mention their New York Times best-selling Dream Home. Now they tell the story of their lives, from their early years (they were competitive bagpipers) and buying their first house when they were just 17.

Secrets in Death by J.D. Robb

The chic Manhattan nightspot Du Vin is not the kind of place Eve Dallas would usually patronize, and it’s not the kind of bar where a lot of blood gets spilled. But that’s exactly what happens one cold February evening.

The mortally wounded woman is Larinda Mars, a self-described “social information reporter,” or as most people would call it, a professional gossip. As it turns out, she was keeping the most shocking stories quiet, for profitable use in her side business as a blackmailer. Setting her sights on rich, prominent marks, she’d find out what they most wanted to keep hidden and then bleed them dry. Now someone’s done the same to her, literally—with a knife to the brachial artery.

Eve didn’t like Larinda Mars. But she likes murder even less. To find justice for this victim, she’ll have to plunge into the dirty little secrets of all the people Larinda Mars victimized herself. But along the way, she may be exposed to some information she really didn’t want to know…

Enemy of the State by Vince Flynn & Kyle Mills

Mills’s exciting third contribution to the late Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp series (after 2016’s Order to Kill) reinvigorates the well-worn Middle East conspiracy thriller plot. Saudi prince Talal bin Musaid, nephew of the ailing King Faisal, is using Saudi money to finance ISIS attacks against the United States. Meanwhile, Aali Nassar, the head of the Saudi General Intelligence Directorate, is undermining the country’s monarchy and actively aiding chief terrorist Mullah Sayid Halabi. The American president, determined that the Saudi perfidy must be stopped, asks CIA officer Mitch to eliminate all high Saudi officials who are acting against the U.S. Mitch forms a small but deadly team, including Claudia Gould, his love interest; Grisha Azarov, the Russian agent who almost killed him in an earlier confrontation; and Kent Black, a U.S. Army sniper turned illegal arms dealer. Series fans and newcomers alike will watch in wonder as Mitch executes a clever plan that leads to an explosive climax.

The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye – David Lagercrantz

Accepting help from investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist to uncover the truth about her traumatic childhood, Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo, navigates dangerous obstacles in the form of an anti-Muslim gang, her mafia-connected twin and the conductors of a sinister pseudoscientific experiment.

A Column of Fire by Ken Follett

In mid-1550s England, Ned Willard, impossibly in love with a woman on the other side of the country’s drawn-sword religious conflict, works for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen and establishes England’s first secret service, Ned has his work cut out for him. Next in the multi-billion-copy-selling Kingsbridge series.

What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

This just in: a new book from Clinton that features essays about her life, all the way up to the 2016 presidential campaign. The pieces are inspired by quotations she has collected over the years. As she says, “These are the words I live by. These quotes have helped me celebrate the good times, laugh at the absurd times, persevere during the hard times, and deepen my appreciation of all life has to offer. I hope by sharing these words and my thoughts about them, the essays will be meaningful for readers.”

The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille

When his shaky finances compel him to accept a lucrative job for a 10-day fishing tournament to Cuba, Army combat veteran-turned-charter boat captain Mac learns that one of his clients is seeking to claim millions hidden by her grandfather, who was forced to flee Castro’s revolution years earlier.

To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon

“Old priests never retire.” Father Tim Kavanagh, approaching 80 and retired for 12 years, is just starting to enjoy being away from “the full-time drama of priesting.” At the same time, filling in occasionally for Father Brad at Lord’s Chapel isn’t quite enough, and Father Tim can’t help involving himself in the lives of the citizens of the tiny mountain town of Mitford, whether that means keeping the local grocery store running when the proprietor gets sick or intervening (again) to help the family of his adopted son, Dooley. Meanwhile, Dooley, now a veterinarian, and his new wife, Lace (their wedding was the focus of Come Rain or Come Shine, 2015), are living at Meadowgate Farm, setting up the Kavanagh Animal Wellness Clinic and adopting a son of their own, four-year-old Jack. At the novel’s close, Father Tim grants wife Cynthia her “heart’s desire” by setting off with her on a trip in an RV.

Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben

Suburban New Jersey Detective Napoleon “Nap” Dumas hasn’t been the same since senior year of high school, when his twin brother Leo and Leo’s girlfriend Diana were found dead on the railroad tracks—and Maura, the girl Nap considered the love of his life, broke up with him and disappeared without explanation. For fifteen years, Nap has been searching, both for Maura and for the real reason behind his brother’s death. And now, it looks as though he may finally find what he’s been looking for.

When Maura’s fingerprints turn up in the rental car of a suspected murderer, Nap embarks on a quest for answers that only leads to more questions—about the woman he loved, about the childhood friends he thought he knew, about the abandoned military base near where he grew up, and mostly about Leo and Diana—whose deaths are darker and far more sinister than Nap ever dared imagine.