5 Hot New Titles for June 2020

Check out these popular adult titles that hit our collection in June. To see more titles, including new titles in popular series, check out our new titles page. Use the "For Later" shelf option under your BiblioCommons account to add these titles for future check out.

Summaries provided by the publisher.

Mexican Gothic, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, is a reimagining of the classic gothic suspense novel, a story about an isolated mansion in 1950s Mexico and the brave socialite drawn to its treacherous secrets.

After receiving a frantic letter from her newlywed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find - her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region.   

Noemí, a glamorous debutante, is more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But she’s also tough and smart, with an indomitable will, and she is not afraid - not of her cousin’s new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemí; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemi’s dreams with visions of blood and doom.

Her only ally in this inhospitable abode is the family’s youngest son. Shy and gentle, he seems to want to help Noemí, but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his family’s past. For there are many secrets behind the walls of High Place. The family’s once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes but, as Noemí digs deeper, she unearths stories of violence and madness.

Available June 30 on OverDrive.

The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett, is a stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white.

The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, Southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities.

Many years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same Southern town she once tried to escape. The other secretly passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters' storylines intersect?

Weaving together multiple strands and generations of this family, from the Deep South to California, from the 1950s to the 1990s, Brit Bennett produces a narrative that is at once a riveting, emotional family story and a brilliant exploration of the American history of passing for white.

Available June 2 on OverDrive.

The #1 bestselling author of World War Z returns with a horror tale that blurs the lines between human and beast in Devolution, by Max Brooks.

Offering a glorious back-to-nature experience with all the comforts of high-speed internet, solar smart houses, and the assurance of being mere hours from Seattle, Washington, by highway, Greenloop was indeed a paradise - until Mount Rainier erupted, leaving its residents truly cut off from the world and utterly unprepared for the consequences.

With no weapons and their food supplies dwindling, Greenloop’s residents slowly realize that they are in a fight for survival. And, as the ash swirls and finally settled, they found themselves facing a specter none of them could have predicted - or even thought possible.

Part survival narrative, part bloody horror tale and part scientific journey into the boundaries between truth and fiction, this is a Bigfoot story as only Max Brooks could chronicle it - and like none you’ve ever read before.

Available June 16 on OverDrive.

A wedding celebration turns dark and deadly in this deliciously wicked and atmospheric thriller reminiscent of Agatha Christie: The Guest List, by Lucy Foley. 

On an island off the coast of Ireland, guests gather to celebrate two people joining their lives together as one. The groom is handsome and charming, a rising television star. The bride is smart and ambitious, a magazine publisher. It’s a wedding for a magazine, or even for a celebrity: the designer dress, the remote location, the luxe party favors, the boutique whiskey. The cell phone service may be spotty, and the waves may be rough, but every detail has been expertly planned and will be expertly executed.

But perfection is for plans, and people are all too human. As the champagne is popped, and the festivities begin, resentments and petty jealousies begin to mingle with the reminiscences and well-wishes. The groomsmen begin the drinking game from their school days. The bridesmaid not-so-accidentally ruins her dress. The bride’s oldest (male) friend gives an uncomfortably caring toast.

And then someone turns up dead. Who didn’t wish the happy couple well? And, perhaps more important, why?

Available June 2 on OverDrive.

From New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins, Always the Last to Know is a new novel examining a family at the breaking point in all its messy, difficult, wonderful complexity.

The Frosts are a typical American family. Barb and John, married almost 50 years, are testy and bored with each other...who could blame them after all this time? At least they have their daughters - Barb's favorite, the perfect, brilliant Juliet; and John's darling, the free-spirited Sadie. The girls themselves couldn't be more different, but at least they got along, more or less. It was fine. It was enough.

Until the day John had a stroke, and their house of cards came tumbling down.

Now, Sadie has to put her careers as a teacher and struggling artist in New York on hold to come back and care for her beloved dad - and face the love of her life, whose heart she broke and who broke hers. Now, Juliet has to wonder if people will notice that, despite her perfect career as a successful architect, her perfect marriage to a charming Brit, and her two perfect daughters, she's spending an increasing amount of time in the closet having panic attacks.

And now, Barb and John will finally have to face what's been going on in their marriage all along.

Available June 9 on OverDrive.

Bonus! From bestselling author (and favorite "5 for" author) Megan Miranda, comes the next masterful page-turner: The Girl From Widow Hills.

Arden Maynor was just a child when she was swept away while sleepwalking during a terrifying rainstorm and went missing for days. Strangers and friends, neighbors and rescue workers set up search parties and held vigils, praying for her safe return. Against all odds, she was found alive, clinging to a storm drain. The girl from Widow Hills was a living miracle.

Arden’s mother wrote a book. Fame followed. Fans and fan letters, creeps, and stalkers. And, every year, the anniversary. It all became too much. As soon as she was old enough, Arden changed her name and disappeared from the public eye.

Now a young woman living hundreds of miles away, Arden goes by Olivia. She’s managed to stay off the radar for the last few years. But with the 20th anniversary of her rescue approaching, the media will inevitably renew its interest in Arden, where is she now? Soon, Olivia feels like she’s being watched and begins sleepwalking again, like she did long ago, even waking outside her home. Until late one night she jolts awake in her yard. At her feet is the corpse of a man she knows - from her previous life, as Arden Maynor.

Available June 23 on OverDrive