Here are five popular adult titles that have hit the shelves for the month of March. To find more new titles, check out the booklist New March 2018 Books You'll Want to Read and our recent arrivals page.
Something, or someone, has to give in Sunburn by Laura Lippman.
They meet at a local tavern in the small town of Belleville, Delaware. Polly is set on heading west. Adam says he's also passing through. Yet she stays and he stays. Over the course of a punishing summer, Polly and Adam abandon themselves to a steamy, inexorable affair. Still, each holds something back from the other—dangerous, even lethal, secrets. Then someone dies. Was it an accident or part of a plan? By now, Adam and Polly are so ensnared in each other's lives and lies that neither one knows how to get away—or even if they want to. Is their love strong enough to withstand the truth, or will it ultimately destroy them? (from the publisher)
Experience a captivating mystery at 40,000 feet in The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian.
Cassandra Bowden is no stranger to hungover mornings. She's a binge drinker; her job with the airline makes it easy to find adventure, and the occasional blackouts seem to be inevitable. When she awakes in a Dubai hotel room, she tries to piece the previous night back together, counting the minutes until she has to catch her crew shuttle to the airport. She quietly slides out of bed, careful not to aggravate her already pounding head, and looks at the man she spent the night with. She sees his dark hair. His utter stillness. And blood - a slick, still-wet pool on the crisp, white sheets. Could she have killed him? If not, who did? (from the publisher)
Secrets will be revealed within Idlewild Hall in The Broken Girls by Simone St. James.
Vermont, 1950. There's a place for the girls whom no one wants - the troublemakers, the illegitimate, the too smart for their own good. It's called Idlewild Hall. And, in the small town where it's located, there are rumors that the boarding school is haunted. Four roommates bond over their whispered fears, their budding friendship - blossoming until one of them mysteriously disappears. Present day. As much as she's tried, journalist Fiona Sheridan cannot stop revisiting the events surrounding her older sister's death. Twenty years ago, her body was found lying in the overgrown fields near the ruins of Idlewild Hall. And, though her sister's boyfriend was tried and convicted of murder, Fiona can't shake the suspicion that something was never right about the case. When Fiona discovers that Idlewild Hall is being restored by an anonymous benefactor, she decides to write a story about it. But a shocking discovery during the renovations will link the loss of her sister to secrets that were meant to stay hidden in the past - and a voice that won't be silenced. (from the publisher)
Discover a woman at a moment of reckoning in Alternate Side by Anna Quindlen.
Some days, Nora Nolan thinks that she and her husband, Charlie, lead a charmed life - except when there's a crisis at work, a leak in the roof at home, or a problem with their twins at college. And why not? New York City was once Nora's dream destination, and her clannish dead-end block has become a safe harbor, a tranquil village amid the urban craziness. Then one morning, Nora returns from her run to discover that a terrible incident has shaken the neighborhood, and the enviable dead-end block turns into a potent symbol of a divided city. The fault lines begin to open: on the block, at Nora's job, especially in her marriage. (from the publisher)
A tale of obsession and love triangles - and a tale of devotion gone wrong in Tangerine by Christine Mangan.
The 1950s. Alice Shipley and Lucy Mason are introverted college roommates who quickly become best friends. But when Alice finds romance with Tom, odd things happen, ending with a car accident that tears their lives apart. Trying to forget Lucy and their tainted past, Alice marries a man she hardly knows and moves to Tangier - a place that holds the promise of adventure laced with the thrill of danger but that proves too threatening for Alice. Amid her misery in Tangier, Alice is shocked to find Lucy on her doorstep, an unwanted visitor from the past. When Lucy discovers that Alice's marriage is far from happy, she decides to rescue the woman she'd loved in college, once again claiming her as her own. (from the publisher)