These NEW BOOKS are so good it's criminal!
The titles highlighted in this week's New Books Newsletter all involve crimes! We have a traditional mystery from Shari Lapena, a political memoir from a former Governor, a romance mixed with scandal, the true story of a con artist, and a potboiling thriller. We've even loaded the front page of Overdrive with a collection of true crime tales ready for download now.

Keep in mind that not every new book coming to Fulton County Libraries can be highlighted our weekly newsletter! You can always find more new titles by visiting your local branch, searching our catalog, or checking out our Newly Added collection on Overdrive or your Libby app.
Did you know that NYT best-selling author Joshilyn Jackson has a BA in English literature from Georgia State University? She's also on the board of Reforming Arts, a nonprofit which provides liberal arts classes to women in Georgia prisons, and has taught creative writing classes inside Lee Arrendale State Prison. 

Jackson's novels always revolve around secrets and their consequences, and in Never Have I Ever, this secret is a past crime committed by seemingly normal mom and wife Amy Whey. Amy's greatest joy is her family: her devoted professor husband, her spirited fifteen-year-old stepdaughter, her adorable infant son. But Amy's sweet, uncomplicated life begins to unravel when the mysterious and alluring Angelica Roux arrives on her doorstep one book club night.

Sultry and magnetic, Roux beguiles the group with her feral charm. She keeps the wine flowing and lures them into a game of spilling secrets. Everyone thinks it's naughty, harmless fun. Only Amy knows better.

To protect herself and her family and save the life she's built, Amy must beat the devil at her own clever game, matching wits with Roux in an escalating war of hidden pasts and unearthed secrets. Amy knows the consequences if she can't beat Roux. What terrifies her is everything she could lose if she wins. 

You can reserve a copy of of Jackson's latest work in hardcover, ebook, CD audiobook, or downloadable mp3 format. Be sure to check out her previous work in our catalog, including The Opposite of Everyone and Backseat Saints.
Get your schadenfreude on with this tale of how Vanity Fair photo editor Rachel DeLoache lost $62,000 to a confidence scammer so convincing that much of New York fell for her lies.

Williams's new friend Anna Delvey, a self-proclaimed German heiress, was worldly and ambitious. She was also generous—picking up the tab for lavish dinners at Le Coucou, infrared sauna sessions at HigherDOSE, drinks at the 11 Howard Library bar, and regular workout sessions with a celebrity personal trainer.

When Rachel learned that Anna had left a trail of deceit—and unpaid bills—wherever she'd been, the photographer realized her own personal loans to Anna are never coming back. Mortified, Rachel contacted the district attorney, and in a stunning turn of events, found herself helping to bring down one of the city's most recent con artists.

Click here to reserve a copy in hardcover, mp3 audiobook, or ebook. If you love tales of con artists, try King Con, To Catch a Trader, or The Art of Forgery. From tales of corporate malfesence to the craziest schemes, Fulton County Libraries has plenty to read for fans of the true crime genre.
Mary B. Morrison is much loved by Atlanta readers, as well as by fans of her sex-positive media presence on local radio and the web. Her latest novel is her twenty-sixth book, and is sure to please those who eager wait for each of her tales.

Between their skyrocketing careers and insatiable passion for each other, Xena Trinity and Memphis Brown seem to be the perfect potential power couple. Sure, they break up constantly, but since their ultimate goal is to marry and start a family after Memphis fulfills his dreams, they believe they can one day have it all. Until Xena gets a once-in-a-lifetime chance to take her fashion brand global—just as track star Memphis is *this* close to an Olympic slot . . .

Feeling neglected by Xena, Memphis crosses a new line: he looks elsewhere to fill the void of her abandonment and betrayal. With her career and love life hanging in the balance, Xena is forced to re-evaluate her priorities. Every man she meets seems like the one, but all of them have their faults. Who can she trust with her health and happiness? Will turning to her business partner or her best friend for support give her answers or more complications? 

A life-altering discovery causes scandal to erupt amid this chaos and indecision. Reserve your copy of I Do Love You Still in hardcover, or ebook. If this book turns you into a Mary B. Morrison fan, search our catalog for more titles from this Atlanta media personality, including Unconditionally Single, The Eternal Engagement, and Darius Jones.
The former governor of Virginia tells their behind-the-scenes story of the violent "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville—and posits how we can prevent other Charlottesvilles from happening.

When Governor Terry McAuliffe hung up the phone on the afternoon of the violent "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, he was sure Donald Trump would do the right thing as president: condemn the white supremacists who'd descended on the college town and who'd caused McAuliffe to declare a state of emergency that morning. Instead, Trump declared there was "hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides." Trump was condemned from many sides himself, even by many Republicans, but the damage was done.

In Beyond Charlottesville, McAuliffe examines the forces and events that led to the tragedy, including the vicious murder of Heather Heyer and the death of two state troopers in a helicopter accident. He doesn't whitewash Virginia history and discusses a KKK protest over the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee. He takes a hard real-time behind-the-scenes look at the actions of everyone on that fateful August 12, including himself, to see what could have been done. He lays out what was done afterwards to prevent future Charlottesvilles—and what still needs to be done as America in general and Virginia in particular continue to grapple with their history of racism.

Sure to be cited as a crucial reference point regarding American history, as well as crisis management in government, Governor McAuliffe's account of Heyer's murder and other racially motivated crimes is a must read. Click here to reserve a copy with Fulton County Libraries in hardcover, mp3 audiobook, or download the Libby app and read the ebook on your favorite device.
The author of An Unwanted Guest and Stranger in the House is back with a new page turner for fans of murder mysteries!

There’s nary a ripple in the bucolic Hudson Valley city of Aylesford, N.Y., after lawyer Robert Pierce reports his wife, Amanda, missing; most neighbors assume Amanda simply left him.

But when rumors spread that an unnamed teen has been breaking into homes and hacking into the occupants’ computers, it’s quite a different story, setting in motion a snowballing of suspicion, subterfuge, and bungled amateur sleuthing. The discovery of a car with a badly bludgeoned body inside the trunk in a nearby lake potentially creates a huge problem for 16-year-old hacker Raleigh Sharpe, whose fingerprints are all over the victim’s house. He also risks being identified because of the ill-advised anonymous apology notes his mother slips under the doors of those he admits to her to have hacked. Lapena skillfully maximizes suspense with her dual story lines that eventually collide, as well as some deft misdirection.


Ruben Villegas, Librarian
Auburn Avenue Research Branch

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife's head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?

As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn't do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet? With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around. 

You may remember the motion picture adaptation of this novel, which we are happy to offer in DVD format. If you only saw the film though, you're missing out! Reserve a copy today in ebook, large print format, or mp3 audiobook download.
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