- Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman — Lippman’s latest novel grabbed me from the first sentence and didn’t let go until the final page was turned. A stand-alone novel that is so good it left me completely satisfied and eager to read her next novel.
- Better Get to Livin’ by Sally Kilpatrick — Another winner from my old friend, this one may be my favorite book she’s published so far. If you’re looking for a great summer read, this one gets my highest endorsement.
- Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay — Thanks to the Amazon Vine, I got an ARC of Tremblay’s follow-up to A Head Full of Ghosts and was blown away by it. Put this one on your TBR pile for later this summer!
- Quantum Night by Robert J. Sawyer — Sawyer’s first new novel in three years and it was worth the wait.
And that’s about it for favorite novels that were published this year. But I have a feeling the new Stephen King book that I’m reading now could crack this list.