Typically Fall and early Winter are the premier book release periods as publishers leverage Christmas sales. During Christmas the likes of Patterson and Grisham rule the charts, but there a number of spring releases that have my attention as well. Below are my top selections for spring 2014 book releases.
Runner by Patrick Lee February 18 2014
Lee is a bit outside my normal genre but I read his The Breach trilogy a few years ago and have been eagerly awaiting Runner ever since. Lee reveals his new hero, retired special forces, Sam Dryden, who is drawn into a deadly government secret. I’m a little behind on my reading so I haven’t read Runner yet, but it is definitely on my to do list. I highly recommend Patrick Lee to any one who enjoys suspense with a touch of science fiction.
Missing You by Harlan Coben March 18, 2014
Every year Harlan Coben’s latest book is at the top of my wish list. Whether it is a stand alone such as Missing You or the latest exploits from Myron Bolitar, Coben is a must buy. In Missing You, Coben will weave another tale of ultra-suspense as NYPD detective Kat Donovan stumbles across her ex-fiance on an on-line dating site and is drawn into a deadly conspiracy.
Carnal Curiosity by Stuart Woods April 8, 2014
Stuart Woods is back with Carnal Curiosity just three months after the latest Stone Barrington, Standup Guy dropped in January. Woods always brings a high level of entertainment with an exciting plot and interesting characters. The Barrington series is always fast paced and draws in the reader. Woods’ novels are great vacation reads.
The Target by David Baldacci April 22, 2014
Baldacci is one of the elite in terms of suspense novels from his Camel Club series to King and Maxwell which briefly became a TNT series before being cancelled after one season. In The Target, Baldacci brings us government assassins Will Robie and Jessica Reel who find themselves in the unfamiliar role of being the hunted rather than the hunter.
Everything to Lose by Andrew Gross April 22, 2014
Andrew Gross first made my radar as a co-author for several James Patterson novels including Judge & Jury. Since then he has made a name for himself writing several tremendous novels beginning with The Dark Tide featuring Ty Hauck. Everything to Lose features Hilary Blum, a mother who is drawn into a deadly thriller. The synopsis has placed this one near the top of my Spring reading list.
Field of Prey by John Sandford May 6, 2014
Sandford is one of the best in the business with respect from readers and fellow authors alike. His Lucas Davenport novels are sensational and many readers believe the Virgil Flowers series is even better. The “Prey” in the title is the giveaway for Field of Prey as the latest featuring Lucas Davenport who is called in to investigate after the discovery of a mass grave. As always, Sandford is set to deliver another good one.
The Skin Collector by Jeffery Deaver May 13, 2014
Jeffery Deaver’s Lincoln Rhyme series was made famous in the movie portrayal The Bone Collector. Since, Deaver has begun a new series featuring Kinesics expert Kathryn Dance which is intriguing, but in my opinion, Rhyme is still Deaver’s top offering. In The Skin Collector, Rhyme goes head to head with a killer who uses a tattoo gun to poison his victims. Deaver’s novels are always great reads, I expect this one will not be an exception.