August is looking to be a good month for Mystery, Thriller fans! Two of the best-selling authors of all time (and long-time member favorites) have new books coming out that are sure to heat up the last days of summer.
Sandra Brown is back this summer with Smash Cut. ‘Smash cut’ is a movie term referring to a sudden shift in scene, made specifically to shock the viewer. Brown explains this in a video on her offical website. “You see, my villan in this book is a film scholar. He eats, drinks, and sleeps movies. His conversations are sprinkled with quotes of movie dialogue – some you’ll recognize, and some you may not. The research for this book was fun. Watching movies, trying to find the perfect line of dialogue to tie into the scenes that I was writing. Sometimes it got a little creepy, as does my villan. As the story progresses, he takes his fetish a bit further than quoting dialogue and actually begins re-enacting ….. well, I guess you’ll just have to read it, won’t you?”
The Smash Cut audiobook doesn’t come out until August 11th, but you can beat the rush and add it to your rental shelf now!
Next up, on August 24th, James Patterson, world record holder and veritable story machine, is set to release the 15th book in his Alex Cross detective series, Alex Cross’s Trial.
Trial is written in the voice of Detective Alex Cross, as he passes down the family tale of his great uncle Abraham and his struggle for survival in the era of the Ku Klux Klan.
Washington D.C. lawyer Ben Corbett fights against oppression and racism and risks his family and his life in the process. When President Roosevelt asks Ben to return to his home town to investigate rumors of the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan there, he cannot refuse.
When he arrives in Eudora, Mississippi, Ben meets the wise Abraham Cross and enlists him to introduce Ben to the hidden side of the idyllic Southern town. Lynchings have become commonplace and residents of the town’s black quarter live in constant fear. Ben aims to break the reign of terror–but the truth of who is really behind it could break his heart.
Add Alex Cross’s Trial to your rental shelf now!