Gillian Flynn’s Bone-Chilling New Story: THE GROWNUP

Gillian Flynn, New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl, is back with a short story called The Grownup. The Grownup is a chilling  ghost story about a suburban family in a Gothic Victorian home.

The nameless narrator is a young grafter woman. She works at a spiritual shop—in front they provide women with psychic readings; in back, they provide pleasure to men. One day, a disheveled woman, Susan, enters the shop and asks for help. Her house may be haunted, and her unusual stepson may have sinister intentions. Intending to use Susan as a conduit to other wealthy women interested in psychic house calls, the narrator agrees to help.

Once the narrator begins visiting the family and the home, however, eerily disturbing events and stories unfold…and things are not necessarily as they seem.

Listen to a clip from The Grownup read by Julia Whelan. The Grownup

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From now on your troubles will be out of sight…

…If these two can ever get to Seattle. Or at least that’s what they think when they begin their journey. Ashley Davidson and Dashiell Sutherland are two individuals who desperately need to get to Seattle for Christmas and the only option is to share the one rental car available. The close quarters force them to open up to each other and thus begins the wild ride ahead. They may never get to Seattle in time for Christmas but their trip is still full of many surprises – and even the most unimaginable wishes may yet come true.

Debbie Macomber’s Dashing Through the Snow is the story of a magical romance amidst the hustle and bustle of crazy holiday travel. For more audio holiday suggestions, check out our holiday collection.

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Jojo Moyes Shows Us That Life Happens AFTER YOU

Readers loved–and lost–alongside Louisa Clark in Me Before You, and, now, Jojo Moyes continues Louisa’s story in it’s sequel, After You. Now that Will Traynor is gone, Louisa’s life is solitary and grey. She lives alone, works at an airport bar, and shields herself from getting emotionally attached to anyone. Suddenly, though, she has an accident that changes everything. Read more

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Mindy Kaling Shines in Why Not Me?

Mindy Kaling has another hit on her hands with Why Not Me?. Mindy has become even more well-known (and well-liked) since her first book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), and it allows her to maintain her role as the celebrity that a lot of girls and women (myself included!) can identify with and see as one of their best friends. Read more

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Salman Rushdie’s Newest Feat of Storytelling

New York Times bestselling author Salman Rushdie is at it again. With Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, Rushdie weaves elements of mythology, history, love, and fantasy together. The story begins with a jinn–those magical creatures of ancient Eastern stories. Read more

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Another Dark and Sizzling Release from Christine Feehan

Looking for a paranormal romance to sink your teeth into?  Christine Feehan, dubbed the “Queen of paranormal romance” by J.R. Ward, has written her latest installment in the steamy and beloved bestselling Carpathian series.  Set in the ghostly darkness of the Carpathian Mountains, DARK GHOST tells the story of the dangerous, passionate journey between a wounded warrior and a woman on the run. Read more

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X, The Newest Sue Grafton Book

With only two more letters to go until Sue Grafton’s notoriously thrilling Kinsey Millhone series of mysteries comes to an end, we arrive at X. This is Grafton’s first book in her series in which she simply uses the alphabet letter as the title without any definition. From character names (Father Xavier, Teddy Xanakis) to buildings (Bank of X. Phillips), the letter ‘x’ appears throughout this story in various incarnations.

In X, Kinsey Millhone is faced with several cases to solve. She has to help a woman trying to track down the son she gave up for adoption years ago while searching for a sociopathic serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes. Can Kinsey catch the killer before she becomes his next victim?

Listen to a clip read by longtime Sue Grafton narrator, Judy Kaye:
X

Read some of the great reviews of Grafton’s latest installment:
“‘X’ will entertain you, enlighten you, amaze you and leave you breathless.” –Richmond Times Dispatch

“Grafton has turned in a corker of a novel with ‘X,’ upping her already high-level game.” –Boston Globe

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