What it’s about: An attractive stranger named Charlie Beale arrives in a small Virginia town in this dark tale of passion set in the middle of the 20th century.
What it’s about: Koslow, a former magazine editor, novelist and mother, examines the phenomenon of “adultescents” who won’t or can’t leave home.
The buzz: In the age of helicopter parenting and tough job prospects for college grads, Koslow offers a timely look at a newsworthy trend.
What it’s about: A sweeping social novel set in London during the 2008 financial crisis, by the author of A Debt to Pleasure.
What it’s about: An obsessed fan is stalking a country-pop ingénue named Kayleigh Towne, and Special Agent Kathryn Dance is on the case.
What it’s about: After her fireman husband is killed, Jackie McMullen and her 10-year-old son return to Jackie’s South Carolina childhood home on Sullivans Island – even though her relationship with her mother has never been easy.
What it’s about: Stars a teenage Louise Brooks (the future silent film heroine) as she travels to New York for dance lessons, accompanied by a middle-aged chaperone named Cora.
What it’s about: In this memoir, Colvin (of the hit Sunny Came Home) writes about her musical career as well as personal struggles with depression and alcoholism
What it’s about: When Nick Dunne’s wife Amy disappears from their McMansion on their fifth anniversary, he is of course a suspect. But is he guilty?
What it’s about: Debut thriller about a Harvard Law School grad recruited to work at a D.C. consulting firm who gets mixed up with some dangerous characters.
What it’s about: The author of Jarhead, who served as a Marine sniper in the first Gulf War, now writes about the difficulty of adjusting to life after war.
USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books.