I hope most of you are able to enjoy a bit of time outdoors despite the current situation. I usually wait until after Easter to declare spring here in the Texas Panhandle, but I’m going out on a limb this year. We all need spring to be here. To that end, BookBub has listed its 20 Most Anticipated Thrillers of Spring 2020.
I don’t think you can go wrong with any of the books or authors on this list. Harlan Coben is always a favorite, and there are two sophomore novels — He Started It by Samantha Downing and The Herd by Andrea Bartz — that seem to be sure things.
And if you’re not already following Bartz on social media, you should be. She always offers great insight, including this video on launching a book in the middle of this pandemic.
Science on the brain
It seems impossible to avoid having science and medicine on the brain these days. So, if you’re going to lean into that, here’s a list from BestThrillers.com of The Best Medical Thrillers of the Decade (2010-2019).
Meanwhile, in Texas
Lone Star Literary Life does its roundups by the month, so here are the books about Texas or by Texas authors about to be released. April Texas Books Preview (Lone Star Literary Life)
For many reporters in Texas, the Sutherland Springs mass shooting is an event they’ll never forget. Veteran journalist and Pulitzer finalist Joe Holley has written a book about the Baptist Church shooting, Sutherland Springs: God, Guns, and Hope in a Texas Town (Hachette, March 17). Here’s the review from LSLL. Lone Star Review: Sutherland Springs: God, Guns, and Hope in a Texas Town