As we head into fall, check out these books by debut authors coming in September. If you would like a longer list of debut titles, please visit our catalog.
“The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle” by Stuart Turton
Evelyn Hardcastle is murdered at 11:00 p.m. The next day she dies again.
When the Hardcastle family throws a party, the daughter of the house is murdered. Guest Aiden Bishop finds himself stuck in a time loop where every day is the same and every night Evelyn Hardcastle is murdered.
To break out of the loop and set time moving forward again, Aiden must solve her murder and he only has eight days to do it. For each of those eight days he will inhabit the body of a different guest until he unravels the mystery and finds the killer.
“Intercepted” by Alexa Martin
Determined to prove she can make it on her own after dumping her cheating NFL boyfriend after 10 years, Marlee has vowed to never again date an athlete. But she finds her determination wavering with the arrival of the Mustangs’ new quarterback Gavin Pope, with whom she once shared a passionate night. And Gavin plans to convince Marlee he’s nothing like her ex.
As things between Marlee and Gavin heat up, Marlee must also deal with increased media attention and the judgmental football wives, the Lady Mustangs.
“The Exes’ Revenge” by Jo Jakeman
Three women work together to take revenge on their ex, serial domestic abuser Phillip Rochester. There is Phillip’s first wife Ruby, his current estranged wife Imogen, and his ex-girlfriend Naomi, all of whom have been victims of Phillip’s controlling and abusive behavior.
When he demands that Imogen moves out of their house by the end of the month and threatens to sue for custody of their 6-year-old son, Imogen puts her foot down for the first time. To protect her son, and regain some control over her life, she plots to outmaneuver Phillip, and soon his other exes are drawn into her quest for revenge.
“She Would Be King” by Wayétu Moore
June Dey is a runaway slave from Virginia who conceals incredible strength and discovers his immunity to bullets when he flees his brutal plantation master. Norman is a freedman, the son of a Jamaican mother and British father, who has the ability to become invisible. And Gbessa, a woman from the Vai tribe, has been condemned as a witch and expelled from her village because of her ability to return from the dead.
Mingling history and magical realism, this retelling of Liberia’s formation focuses on these three characters as they are drawn together to use their gifts to save Liberia from European slavers.