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April 2024 - New Books

April is here and the days are slowly but surely getting longer. It’s a good thing, too, because your to-be-read pile is about to get even bigger! Below are just a few of the new releases hitting shelves this month. 

Just for the Summer by Abby Jimenez

Best-selling Jimenez (Yours Truly) sets her newest rom-com at a cottage on a private island in Lake Minnetonka. There, Justin and Emma, who are dating each other just to try to break a curse (all their exes find true love after leaving them), find a lot more than they bargained for when deeper feelings develop. Available 4/2.

She’s Not Sorry by Mary Kubica

Kubica (Just the Nicest Couple) is known for her clever, tense domestic thrillers. This time, an ICU nurse becomes embroiled in a deadly situation when she gets drawn into the life of a patient brought in with traumatic brain injuries—did that woman jump from a bridge, or was she pushed? Available 4/2.

Toxic Prey by John Sandford

Lucas Davenport and his daughter, Letty, team up to track down a dangerous scientist whose latest project could endanger the entire world, in this latest thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author John Sandford. Available 4/9.

A Calamity of Souls by David Baldacci

Best seller Baldacci (Simply Lies) tries something new here, a thriller set in the 1960s in his hometown of Richmond, VA, during desegregation. The plot is being kept under wraps, but the publisher suggests that the story will attract a new readership while still offering fans a fast-paced ride. Available 4/16.

The Murder Inn by James Patterson

When ex-cop Bill Robinson takes over The Inn by the Sea, all he wants is a quiet escape from the city. But when a crime boss moves into town and begins terrorizing Bill's friends, he can't just sit back and watch. With the help of The Inn's fearless residents, Bill must do everything he can to defend his town, his chosen family, and his home. Available 4/16.

Funny Story by Emily Henry

Henry (Book Lovers) focuses on friendship and new starts as Daphne is jilted almost at the altar in a town she moved to just for her now ex-fiancé; he abandoned her for Petra, who left Miles brokenhearted in her wake. Knowing no one else, Daphne moves in with Miles, just to have a roof over her head. Misery loves company but also, it seems, friendship—and something more. Available 4/23.

The Demon of Unrest by Erik Larson

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Splendid and the Vile brings to life the pivotal five months between the election of Abraham Lincoln and the start of the Civil War—a simmering crisis that finally tore a deeply divided nation in two. Available 4/30.

Only the Brave by Danielle Steel

In best-selling Steel’s latest, a historical novel set in Germany during World War II, Sophia Alexander is mired in loss. Her mother dies, and her father is imprisoned in a concentration camp after he aids those hiding from persecution. Sophia then joins the resistance, helping transport Jewish children to safety. Available 4/30.

Check out the full list here - including new books from Bernard Cornwell, Sally Hepworth, Freida McFadden, Jane Smiley, and more. Be sure to place a hold on your favorites, or visit us at the reference desk and we’ll place the holds for you.

Published by on April 01, 2024
Last Modified April 18, 2024