Despite being in New Zealand, I still have time to get excited about the new books being released in the US this month. I have no idea about the publishing schedule in the rest of the world, so apologies for that. Now, without further ado, here are the December 2015 books:
Jayne Ann Krentz
9780399174483, hardcover, Pub. Date: December 8, 2015
A little less overtly sexy than Nora Roberts, much less emotionally dramatic than Danielle Steele, yet still capturing the essence of a strong heroine embroiled in a sinister plot who meets a man at some point, Jayne Ann Krentz’s books always deliver a suspenseful romance.
Publisher Description: Madeline and Daphne were once as close as sisters—until a secret tore them apart. Now it might take them to their graves.
They knew his name, the man who tried to brutally attack twelve-year-old Madeline in her grandmother’s hotel. They thought they knew his fate. He wouldn’t be bothering them anymore…ever. Still their lives would never be the same.
Madeline has returned to Washington after her grandmother’s mysterious death. And at the old, abandoned hotel—a place she never wanted to see again—a dying man’s last words convey a warning: the secrets she and Daphne believed buried forever have been discovered.
Now, after almost two decades, Madeline and Daphne will be reunited in friendship and in fear. Unable to trust the local police, Madeline summons Jack Rayner, the hotel chain’s new security expert. Despite the secrets and mysteries that surround him, Jack is the only one she trusts…and wants.
Jack is no good at relationships but he does possess a specific skill set that includes a profoundly intimate understanding of warped and dangerous minds. With the assistance of Jack’s brother, Abe, a high-tech magician, the four of them will form an uneasy alliance against a killer who will stop at nothing to hide the truth….
Romantically Disturbed: Love Poems to Rip Your Heart Out
Ben H. Winters, illustrated by Adam F. Watkins
9780843173130, hardcover, Pub. Date: December 29, 2015
I can only assume they’re publishing it now so that we have time to read it in order to feel truly awful on Valentine’s Day. I’m up for the challenge! What say you?
Publisher Description: Find a love to die for with Edgar Award winner Ben H. Winters’s 30 haunting love poems. Accompanied by Adam F. Watkins’s beautifully horrifying illustrations, these eerie poems reveal that love is not always what it seems to be . . .