Here’s what’s new in bookstores this week:
by Jonathan Kellerman (Ballantine, $28) — The bestselling author follows 2013’sGuilt
with the 29th page-turner in his series featuring Dr. Alex Delaware, the psychologist and police consultant. He’s paired once again with longtime friend and LAPD detective Milo Sturgis after a court case involving two sisters in a contentious and bizarre custody battle sets off a chain of events. A series of homicides and near-misses follows, and then the child disappears, leaving Dr. Delaware and Sturgis to solve the puzzle.
•I Forgot to Remember: A Memoir of Amnesia
by Su Meck with Daniel de Visé (Simon & Schuster, $25) — Meck was living with her husband and two children in the Wedgwood neighborhood in south Fort Worth when her life suddenly became a blank slate. In May 1988, when she was 22, a ceiling fan fell on her head, resulting in traumatic brain injury (she was treated at Harris Methodist). When she was released from the hospital, she had no memories of her life and everyday tasks were foreign to her. This candid memoir details her challenging journey back to remembering.
•Romance Is My Day Job: A Memoir of Finding Love at Last
by Patience Bloom (Dutton, $26.95) — Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Bloom’s memoir details her successful career (and dream job) as an editor with Harlequin, where she read love stories “all day, every day,” she says in press materials. But her own love life couldn’t live up to those romance-novel plots. She had almost given up when Mr. Right (a former high school buddy) arrived via Facebook and, even though they were separated by thousands of miles, true love found a way. Just like in a romance novel.
— Celeste Williams