This week’s must-read books

The Darkest Time of Night
Jeremy Finley (fiction, St. Martin’s)
“The lights took him.” That’s the only clue offered when a 7-year-old boy, the grandson of a US senator, disappears, his older brother the lone witness. A major search is launched, and while the boy’s grandmother thinks she might know what happened, coming forward would ruin her husband’s political career.

The Lost Vintage
Ann Mah (fiction, William Morrow)
Kate returns to her family vineyard in Burgundy, hoping that time spent there will help prepare her for her Master of Wine examination. But when she starts helping clear out the family cellar as a side project, she finds long-forgotten family memorabilia that leads her to question her ancestor’s actions during WWII.

A Place for Us
Fatima Farheen Mirza (fiction, SJP for Hogarth)
A family comes together for an Indian wedding, and parents Rafiq and Layla must make peace with their grown kids and the paths they’ve chosen, including their estranged son Amar, returning to the family for the first time in three years.

Red Card
Ken Bensinger (nonfiction, Simon & Schuster)
The FIFA investigation started out small, with an IRS agent review of the tax returns of an American soccer official. That initial review would lead to a shocking global corruption scandal for soccer’s governing organization.

You Were Made for This
Michelle Sacks (fiction, Hachette)
Merry seems to have the perfect expat life in Sweden: adoring husband, cute baby, cozy house in the woods. But when her childhood friend Frank comes to visit her, things start to go wrong. Tragedy strikes, and it’s clear that nothing is quite what it seemed.

Lydia La Plante (fiction, Zeffre)
Soon to be a major motion picture, “Widows” tells the tale of three women left on their own when their husbands’ planned security van heist turns disastrous. What to do? Finish the job their husbands started, of course!

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