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Here are ten books, from missing siblings to historical crime thrillers and psychological page-turners, that you’ll want on your need-to-order pile.

The Maid by Nita Prose (January 4, 2022)

Molly Gray’s gran is gone — the one person who made the world feel right. Now Molly, who sees everything in her life a bit differently, has to remember those simple social rules she learned. It could be her saving grace. Working as a hotel maid, she puts her all into her work, following proper etiquette no matter what. That all soon changes when Molly enters the room of Charles Black only to find him dead. Her reaction and behavior when the police arrive puts her on their suspect list. Molly tells one lie which spirals into a web of deception, creating more tension for her and the police. Soon Molly and some unexpected friends go on the hunt to clear her name and unmask the real killer behind Mr. Black’s death.

One Step Too Far by Lisa Gardner (January 18, 2022)

The second installment in the Frankie Elkin series finds Elkin, a bounty hunter, on an assignment in Wyoming looking for a missing young man. Elkin, a recovering alcoholic, spends her life searching for those who can’t be found. When everyone stops looking, she doesn’t. Her new target vanished without a trace, requiring a search team to scour the national forest. Yet when everyone enters, threats happen, and the team risks their survival at each turn. Elkin knows this is one dark situation, but she’s determined even as time begins to run out and evil watches her every move.

Survivor’s Guilt by Robyn Gigl (January 25, 2022)

A billionaire is dead. Suicide. But there’s a suspect who pleads guilty — his trans adoptive daughter Ann. For Erin McCabe, a transgender attorney, and her partner Duane Swisher, this seems like an open and shut case. The evidence that keeps popping up would tell the two otherwise, giving them no choice but to investigate further. Erin knows something is up and doesn’t believe that Ann fits the murder suspect description. Together, the intelligent, cunning and detailed duo tries to get Ann to reverse her plea, but the young girl seems to be protecting someone else, no matter the sentence.

Devil’s Chew Toy by Rob Osler (February 8, 2022)

Ever wake up the next morning with amnesia and the police knocking on your door in search of your crush? Well, Hayden McCall’s morning turned out just like that. And he really can’t seem to remember where his memory went, or his crush Camilo Rodriguez. Seeking out Camilo’s friends, Hollister and Burley, a lesbian couple, Hayden convinces them to help hunt down Camilo and clear his name with the cops. Along the way, he learns about his crush’s life, including Camilo’s ex-boyfriend Ryan who might be heavily involved. Together the trio follow a newly wealthy Ryan to an unusual warehouse. When they arrive, they discover Camilo’s sister, the truth behind Ryan’s riches, and eventually the truth about Camilo’s disappearance, but still no Camilo.

The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley (February 22, 2022)

Jess is down on her luck. In need of a new start to life, she convinces Ben, her half-brother, to let her crash at his apartment. Moving to Paris couldn’t be worse than her current situation. So, when he reluctantly agrees, her next destination was his doorstep. While Jess can get inside his place, she notices one thing missing: him. Not being able to sit still the longer he stays missing, Jess starts poking around for answers. What she finds, and the secrets his unruly neighbors keep, are enough to make her bones shiver. Can she learn to trust anyone with her brother’s future, or will everyone remain a suspect?

Like a Sister by Kellye Garrett (March 8, 2022)

The morning after reality star Desiree Pierce’s 25th birthday party, her body winds up at a playground in the Bronx. Death by overdose, the police and media declare it. Her half-sister, on the other hand, Lena Scott, strongly disagrees. She knows her sister would never travel past 125th street or outside of her infamous partying circles. If only others could believe her, including her father Mel, a wealthy hip hop mogul. The more everyone refuses to listen to Lena, the more she investigates seeking justice for Desiree—and uncovering the dark past of her family might be the first step.

Truth, Lies, and Mr. Grey by Shelly Ellis (March 29, 2022)

What’s the saying, ‘hell hath no fury like a woman scorned? Add three women scorned, and all bets are off. Diamond, Noelle and Vanessa just found out they aren’t the only wife of Cyrus Grey, a wealthy businessman. This news causes chaos in their lives, and they’ll take any steps necessary to get what they want. Then Cyrus is shot, nearly losing his life in the process, and putting Diamond on trial for it. As she’s focused on clearing her name, Vanessa, the sweet wife, helps him recover but secretly wants his money and to finish the job, ending Cyrus’ life. At the same time, Noelle, who only wants to start over with a new life, gets pulled back into Cyrus’ schemes causing her to make decisions she never thought she would. When the trio clashes, will they learn to trust each other, or will their vengeful husband win in the end?

One-Shot Harry by Gary Phillips (April 5, 2022)

How far would you go to get justice for the death of a friend? Veteran Harry Ingram, forensic photographer, goes above and beyond the call of duty when he hears his old army friend, Ben Kinslow, dies in a car accident. At first, the cops declare the car accident a mere accident. But, when Harry develops photos from the scene, the pictures reveal more to the story. Harry’s instincts tell him something is amiss, and he’ll stop at nothing for the truth. On the eve of Martin Luther King’s rally, as tensions run high, Harry runs straight into the midst of a Los Angeles society in the 1960s in search of justice about Ben.

Summer’s Edge by Dana Mele  (May 31, 2022)

When their summer lake house is burned to the ground, taking their dear friend Emily Joiner with them, a group of friends changes forever. A year later, with the house rebuilt, everyone returns. Emily’s twin brother Ryan, Chase, Chelsea and her ex-girlfriend Kennedy meet to celebrate their lost friend. As the celebration begins, Chelsea realizes she’s seeing ghosts at night, as Ryan stirs up accusations that has everyone thinking the same thing: that the fire which took Emily’s life was no accident. Now the gang must dig for clues to unravel the truth about their friend. There is just one problem: the killer is among them, and they have merely one night to find out who it is, or they might be next.

The Wife Before by Shanora Williams (June 28, 2022)

We’ve all heard the familiar love story: girl meets boy, they fall in love and live happily ever after. And for Samira Wilder, that’s how it starts. She meets wealthy, charming pro golfer Roland Graham and they quickly get married after only weeks of knowing each other. When Samira is all moved into Roland’s beautiful Colorado mansion, that’s when things crumble, and her happily ever after goes dark.  She discovers that this wasn’t her new husband’s first go at marriage. While that doesn’t bother her, what happened to his first wife does. Samira finds journals that mention a tragic accident, but the more she digs, the more she notices Roland’s strange behavior and how the accident looks to be no accident at all. Will Samira find the truth, even as her own life hangs in the balance, or will she become the second tragic accident to occur around Roland — only time will tell.