January Debuts
Keep that New Year Feeling with January Debuts

It’s the debut list to rival all debut lists: six brand new titles publishing in the first month of the brand new year. It doesn’t get any fresher than this.

Author: Kate Weinberg
Read By: Olivia Dowd

Jess Walker has come to East Anglia for one reason: to be taught by Dr. Lorna Clay, whose seminars soon transform Jess’s thinking on life, love, and Agatha Christie. Soon Jess must face the question she fears most: what is the true cost of an extraordinary life?

“…Though Christie fans may be particularly delighted, this propulsive, pitch-perfect thriller has something for everyone.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Robin Voigt is dead. If Leslie had arrived at her sister’s cramped Las Vegas apartment just hours earlier, this would have been their first reunion in a decade. When their father passed away, Leslie learned she and Robin would receive the inheritance he left them together—or not at all. Now her half of the money may be beyond her grasp…until she meets a charismatic young woman who bears an uncanny resemblance to Robin.

“Jones’s debut novel is clever, absorbing, and full of red herrings. . . . A stunning twist ending will leave readers waiting to see what Jones will give them next.”Booklist (starred review)

Everyone expected the king’s daughter would inherit the throne. No one expected a Nameless. One girl must become a queen–or die trying–in this royal fantasy where an unknown peasant turns into the ultimate ruler. But how long can she keep the crown if everyone wants her dead? Find out in this new fantasy read by Emma Galvin.

It’s been twenty years since Elisabeth’s twin sister, Jacqueline, disappeared without a trace. Then one day Alfred, a dangerous stranger with a plan of his own, arrives in Elisabeth’s small Alaskan town and commits an inexplicable act of violence. He also offers a startling revelation: He knows what happened to Elisabeth’s sister, but he’ll reveal this truth only if she fulfills his three requests.

“A compelling exploration of the power of unresolved grief and unanswered questions.”—BookPage

Author: Simon Jimenez
Read By: Shayna Small

Nia Imani is a woman out of place. Traveling through the stars condenses decades into mere months for her, though the years continue to march steadily onward for everyone she has ever known. Then, one day, she meets a mysterious little boy, fallen from the sky. The two outsiders discover in each other the thing they both lack: a family.

“A lyrical and moving narrative of space travel, found families, and lost loves set against an evocative space-opera background.”Booklist (starred review)

Miranda Popkey’s debut, read by accomplished narrator Rebecca Lowman, is composed almost exclusively of conversations between women–the stories they tell each other, and the stories they tell themselves, about shame and love, infidelity and self-sabotage–and careens through twenty years in the life of an unnamed narrator hungry for experience and bent on upending her life.

“Bedazzling…a slender volume with the power of lightning.”–BookPage