Southern Man by Greg Iles

A tense legal thriller set in the deep South, a lawyer faces his most challenging case when old racial tensions and family loyalties collide. As he fights to defend a childhood friend accused of a heinous crime, he must navigate the murky waters of justice and prejudice, exposing long-buried secrets along the way. Harper Collins – Release date – May 28

New Paperbacks

Book Chat – May

Think Twice by Harlan Coben
A man presumed dead is suddenly wanted for murder in this thriller of secrets, lies, and dangerous conspiracies that threaten to cover up the truth. Hachette – Release date – May 14

The Shadow of War by Jeff Shaara
This is the story of rising conflict between the superpowers that gripped the world, a global war that almost happened: the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1961. Macmillan – Release date – May 14

The Ministry of Time by Kaliane Bradley
This is a time travel romance, a spy thriller, a workplace comedy, and an ingenious exploration of the nature of power and the potential for love to change it all. Simon & Schuster – Release date – May 7

The Situation Room by George Stephanopoulos
A recount of the history-making crises from the place where twelve presidents made their highest-pressure decisions: the White House Situation Room. Hachette – Release date – May 14.

Rednecks by Taylor Brown
Local author! A historical drama based on the Battle of Blair Mountain, pitting a multi-ethnic army of 10,000 coal miners against mine owners, state militia, and the United States government in the largest labor uprising in American history. Macmillan – Release Date – May 14

One Perfect Couple by Ruth Ware

A seemingly flawless marriage is scrutinized when a couple's luxurious anniversary getaway turns into a suspenseful investigation into dark secrets and hidden motives. Simon & Schuster – Release date – May 21

Summers at the Saint by Mary Kay Andrews

This is for readers who enjoy a blend of friendships — old and new, budding romance, and secrets held within the walls of a hotel that needs rescuing. Macmillan – Release date – May 7

Camino Ghosts by John Grisham

A gripping mystery unravels in the sultry shadows of Camino Island, where a string of unsettling occurrences stirs the tranquil community. As the island's residents confront the enigmatic events, a local bookstore owner becomes entangled in uncovering the truth, exposing a web of secrets that binds the past to the present. Penguin Random House – Release date – May 28

The Hazelbourne Ladies Motorcycle and Flying Club by Helen Simonson
A generation of young women facing the seismic changes brought on by war and dreaming of the boundless possibilities of their future, from the bestselling author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand.
Penguin Random House – Release date – May 7

The Breakaway by Jennifer Weiner – May 7

The House on Prytania (A Royal Street Novel Book 2) by Karen White – May 7

Bad Summer People by Emma Rosenblum – May 7

The River We Remember by William Kent Krueger – May 21

The Wind Knows My Name by Isabel Allende -available – May 28