The best books of the week

Heaven, My Home (A Highway 59 mystery)
Attica Locke (fiction, Mulholland Books)
The talented Attica Locke (of the 2018 Edgar-award winner “Bluebird, Bluebird”) is back with a novel about the disappearance of 9-year-old Levi King and Darren Mathews, the Texas Ranger tasked with finding him. As he tries to solve the case, he battles age-old racial attitudes and the boy’s grandmother, who seems to care more about her business than her grandson.

When The Sky Fell: Hurricane Maria and the United States in Puerto Rico
Michael Deibert (nonfiction, Apollo)
Investigative reporter Michael Deibert takes a look at what happened during Hurricane Maria, why Puerto Rico was so poorly prepared for the Category 5 natural disaster and why it was largely ignored by the US in the aftermath of the storm.

Catherine Ryan Howard (fiction, Blackstone Publishing)
Shanamore Cottages only has one guest, Natalie, and Andrew the manager is watching her via a hidden camera. But when someone comes to Natalie’s room, kills her and destroys the camera, Andrew is left wondering who killed her — and how they knew about the camera.

Cold Warriors: Writers Who Waged the Literary Cold War
Duncan White (nonfiction, Custom House)
During the Cold War, what you wrote could land you in jail. “Cold Warriors” takes a look at authors on both sides of the Iron Curtain and the intellectual struggle that ensued.

Where The Light Enters
Sara Donati (fiction, Berkley)
Manhattan, 1884. Dr. Sophie Savard is trying to get on with life as a widow, working with her cousin and fellow doctor, Anna. When Anna’s detective husband calls on them to help consult on the case of a banker’s wife who disappeared suddenly and a corpse with unusual wounds, it appears that a killer is on the loose.

Gun Island
Amitav Ghosh (fiction, Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Deen is a dealer in rare books who sets out on an extraordinary journey from India to Los Angeles and Venice, meeting a fascinating cast of characters along the way.

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