Best City Life Fiction Books
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1. The Law of Innocence: The Brand New Lincoln Lawyer Thriller (Mickey Haller Series Book 6)
Author: by Michael Connelly
THE TRIAL OF A LIFETIME. BUT WILL IT BE HIS LAST? ‘Another masterpiece from one of the world’s greatest crime writers’ Express’This is Connelly on top form … A terrific thriller’ Mail on Sunday’Grabs you on the very first page and doesn’t let go’ The Times* * * * *Heading home after winning his latest case, defense attorney Mickey Haller – The Lincoln Lawyer – is pulled over by the police.
They open the trunk of his car to find the body of a former client. Haller knows the law inside out. He will be charged with murder. He will have to build his case from behind bars. And the trial will be the trial of his life.
Because Mickey Haller will defend himself in court. With watertight evidence stacked against him, Haller will need every trick in the book to prove he was framed. But a not-guilty verdict isn’t enough. In order to truly walk free, Haller knows he must find the real killer – that is the law of innocence…
‘Pick up this gripping book at your peril, especially if you have other things to do like working or sleeping.’ Express’The so-called Lincoln Lawyer … Turns in another dazzling courtroom performance’ New York Times Book Review* * * * *”The law of innocence is unwritten.
2. Morningside Heights: A Novel
Author: by Joshua Henkin
Pantheon (June 15, 2021)
June 15, 2021
When Ohio-born Pru Steiner arrives in New York in 1976, she follows in a long tradition of young people determined to take the city by storm. But when she falls in love with and marries Spence Robin, her hotshot young Shakespeare professor, her life takes a turn she couldn’t have anticipated.
Thirty years later, something is wrong with Spence. The Great Man can’t concentrate; he falls asleep reading The New York Review of Books. With their daughter, Sarah, away at medical school, Pru must struggle on her own to care for him.
One day, feeling especially isolated, Pru meets a man, and the possibility of new romance blooms. Meanwhile, Spence’s estranged son from his first marriage has come back into their lives. Arlo, a wealthy entrepreneur who invests in biotech, may be his father’s last, best hope.
Morningside Heights is a sweeping and compassionate novel about a marriage surviving hardship. It’s about the love between women and men, and children and parents; about the things we give up in the face of adversity; and about how to survive when life turns out differently from what we thought we signed up for.
3. Redhead by the Side of the Road: From the bestselling author of A Spool of Blue Thread
Author: by Anne Tyler
April 9, 2020
‘If Anne Tyler isn’t the best writer in the world, who is?’ BBC Radio 4, Woman’s HourA perfect love story for imperfect people. Micah Mortimer measures out his days running errands for work, maintaining an impeccable cleaning regime and going for runs (7:15, every morning).
He is in a long-term relationship with his woman friend Cassia, but they live apart. His carefully calibrated life is regular, steady, balanced. But then the order of things starts to tilt. Cassia is threatened with eviction, and when a teenager shows up at Micah’s door claiming to be his son, he is confronted with another surprise he seems poorly equipped to handle.
Can Micah, a man to whom those around him always seem just out of reach, find a way back to his perfectly imperfect love story? BOOK OF THE YEAR Sunday Times, Daily Express, Times, Daily Telegraph, Good Housekeeping, Metro, Spectator, New Statesman* LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020* _PRAISE FOR REDHEAD BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD:’A book this lovely feels practically heaven-sent’ Daily Mail ‘Comfort reading of the best sort’ Irish Times ‘Tyler packs feeling and insight into every single sentence’ Good Housekeeping ‘Anne Tyler has the ability to take the minutiae of characters’ lives and say wise things about the human condition that other writers can only dream of’ Stylist’Bursting with vitality and variety, it’s a tour-de-force’ Sunday Times’I love Anne Tyler…
4. To Sir, With Love: Their online chemistry is nothing compared to their offline rivalry in this sparkling enemies-to-lovers rom-com!
Author: by Lauren Layne
June 29, 2021
‘This is romantic comedy PERFECTION and if you don’t read it, you really are missing out’ 5* reader review’The romance, writing style and wit in this book is second to none. I have nothing but praise for this book’ 5* reader review’I devoured this book in a single morning, and I can’t wait to reread it’ 5* reader review’The overall feeling from reading this book is like being enveloped in a warm hug from that special someone in your life’ 5* reader review’The New York backdrop was classic Lauren Layne as was the banter and I loved her modern day spin on this fairy tale romance’ 5* reader reviewLove Is Blind meets You’ve Got Mail in this laugh-out-loud romantic comedy following two thirty-somethings who meet on a blind dating app – only to realize that their online chemistry is nothing compared to their offline rivalry.
Perpetually cheerful and eager to please, Gracie Cooper strives to make the best out of every situation. When her father dies, she sets aside her dreams of pursuing her passion for art to take over his Midtown Manhattan champagne shop.
5. Life's Too Short (The Friend Zone Book 3)
Author: by Abby Jimenez
Forever (April 6, 2021)
April 6, 2021
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER”A hilarious, tender, and altogether life-affirming gem of a book.” -Emily Henry, bestselling author of Beach ReadA brilliant and touching romantic comedy about two polar opposites, one adorable dog, and living every day to its fullest.
When Vanessa Price quit her job to pursue her dream of traveling the globe, she wasn’t expecting to gain millions of YouTube followers who shared her joy of seizing every moment. For her, living each day to its fullest isn’t just a motto.
Her mother and sister never saw the age of 30, and Vanessa doesn’t want to take anything for granted. But after her half sister suddenly leaves Vanessa in custody of her baby daughter, life goes from “daily adventure” to “next-level bad” (now with bonus baby vomit in hair).
The last person Vanessa expects to show up offering help is the hot lawyer next door, Adrian Copeland. After all, she barely knows him. No one warned her that he was the Secret Baby Tamer or that she’d be spending a whole lot of time with him and his geriatric Chihuahua.
6. Whereabouts: A novel
Author: by Jhumpa Lahiri
A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERA marvelous new novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Lowland and Interpreter of Maladiesher first in nearly a decadeabout a woman questioning her place in the world, wavering between stasis and movement, between the need to belong and the refusal to form lasting ties.
A Most Anticipated Novel of 2021 from Buzzfeed O, The Oprah Magazine TIME Vulture Vogue LitHub Harper’s Bazaar Exuberance and dread, attachment and estrangement: in this novel, Jhumpa Lahiri stretches her themes to the limit. In the arc of one year, an unnamed narrator in an unnamed city, in the middle of her life’s journey, realizes that she’s lost her way.
The city she calls home acts as a companion and interlocutor: traversing the streets around her house, and in parks, piazzas, museums, stores, and coffee bars, she feels less alone. We follow her to the pool she frequents, and to the train station that leads to her mother, who is mired in her own solitude after her husband’s untimely death.
7. The Pull of the Stars: The Richard & Judy Book Club Pick and Sunday Times Bestseller
Author: by Emma Donoghue
Picador (July 23, 2020)
July 23, 2020
The Sunday Times bestseller and Richard & Judy Book Club Pick, from the acclaimed author of Room.’Moving, gripping and dazzlingly written’ StylistDublin, 1918. In a country doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hospital in the city centre, where expectant mothers who have come down with an unfamiliar flu are quarantined together.
Into Julia’s regimented world step two outsiders: Doctor Kathleen Lynn, on the run from the police, and a young volunteer helper, Bridie Sweeney. In the darkness and intensity of this tiny ward, over the course of three days, these women change each other’s lives in unexpected ways.
They lose patients to this baffling pandemic, but they also shepherd new life into a fearful world. With tireless tenderness and humanity, carers and mothers alike somehow do their impossible work. In The Pull of the Stars, Emma Donoghue tells an unforgettable and deeply moving story of love and loss.
Guardian, Cosmopolitan and Telegraph’s ‘Books of the Year’
8. The Fifth Witness (Mickey Haller Series Book 4)
Author: by Michael Connelly
April 14, 2011
A blistering courtroom drama featuring The Lincoln Lawyer’s Mickey Haller from the master of the genre. In tough times, crime is one of the few things that still pays, but even criminals are having to make cutbacks. So for defence lawyer Mickey Haller, most of his new business is not about keeping people out of jail; it’s about keeping a roof over their heads as the foreclosure business is booming.
Lisa Trammel has been a client of Mickey’s for eight months, and so far he’s stopped the bank from taking her house. But now the bank’s CEO has been found beaten to death – and Lisa is about to be indicted for murder …
9. The Brass Verdict (Mickey Haller Series Book 2)
Author: by Michael Connelly
Orion (February 26, 2009)
February 26, 2009
A superb novel featuring both Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch from the No. 1 bestselling author of The Lincoln Lawyer and The Gods of Guilt. Defence lawyer Mickey Haller has had some problems, but now he’s put all that behind him and is ready to resume his career.
Then another lawyer, Vincent, dies, and Haller gets an unexpected windfall: he inherits all Vincent’s clients, putting his stalled career back on track at a stroke. Not only that, but Vincent had taken on a high-profile and potentially lucrative murder case.
It’ll be a trial that promises big fees and an even bigger place in the media spotlight – and if Mickey can win against the odds, he’ll really be back in the big leagues. The only problem is the detective handling the case – a certain Harry Bosch – is convinced the killer must be one of Vincent’s clients.
Suddenly Mickey is faced with the biggest challenge of his career: how to defend a client successfully who might just be planning to murder him.
10. The Gods of Guilt (Mickey Haller Book 5)
Author: by Michael Connelly
December 2, 2013
Defense attorney Mickey Haller is forced to bend the law until it breaks when he is hired to defend a man accused of killing a prostitute in this novel of courtroom suspense, the “best one yet” (The Washington Post). Mickey Haller gets the text, “Call me ASAP – 187,” and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention.
Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one.
He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life. Far from saving her, Mickey may have been the one who put her in danger. Haunted by the ghosts of his past, Mickey must work tirelessly and bring all his skill to bear on a case that could mean his ultimate redemption or proof of his ultimate guilt.
The Gods of Guilt shows once again why “Michael Connelly excels, easily surpassing John Grisham in the building of courtroom suspense” (Los Angeles Times).
11. The Reversal (Mickey Haller Series Book 3)
Author: by Michael Connelly
October 14, 2010
Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch together take on a seemingly unwinnable case in blistering legal thriller from Number One bestseller Michael Connelly. When defence lawyer Mickey Haller is invited by the Los Angeles County District Attorney to prosecute a case for him, he knows something strange is going on.
Mickey’s one of the best American legal brains in the business, and to switch sides likes this would be akin to asking a fox to guard the hen-house. But the high-profile case of Jason Jessup, a convicted child killer who spent almost 25 years on death row before DNA evidence freed him, is an intriguing one …
Eager for the publicity and drawn to the challenge, Mickey takes the case, with LAPD Detective Harry Bosch on board as his lead investigator. But as a new trial date is set, it starts to look like he’s been set up.
Mickey and Harry are going to have to dig deep into the past and find the truth about what really happened to the victim all those years ago in this nail-biting courtroom drama.
12. Have You Seen Luis Velez?
Author: by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Lake Union Publishing
An Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestseller. New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde brings heartwarming authenticity to the story of two strangers who find that kindness is a powerful antidote to fear. Raymond Jaffe feels like he doesn’t belong.
Not with his mother’s new family. Not as a weekend guest with his father and his father’s wife. Not at school, where he’s an outcast. After his best friend moves away, Raymond has only two real connections: to the feral cat he’s tamed and to a blind ninety-two-year-old woman in his building who’s introduced herself with a curious question: Have you seen Luis Velez?
Mildred Gutermann, a German Jew who narrowly escaped the Holocaust, has been alone since her caretaker disappeared. She turns to Raymond for help, and as he tries to track Luis down, a deep and unexpected friendship blossoms between the two.
Despondent at the loss of Luis, Mildred isolates herself further from a neighborhood devolving into bigotry and fear. Determined not to let her give up, Raymond helps her see that for every terrible act the world delivers, there is a mirror image of deep kindness, and Mildred helps Raymond see that there’s hope if you have someone to hold on to.
13. The City We Became (The Great Cities Trilogy)
Author: by N. K. Jemisin
Orbit (March 24, 2020)
March 24, 2020
‘A glorious fantasy’ Neil Gaiman ‘The most celebrated science fiction and fantasy writer of her generation … Jemisin seems able to do just about everything’ NEW YORK TIMES ‘Jemisin is now a pillar of speculative fiction, breathtakingly imaginative and narratively bold’ ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY*Winner of Best Fantasy at the Audie Awards*Winner of the BSFA Award for Best Novel*Shortlisted for the Hugo Awards*Nominated for the Nebula Awards*Five New Yorkers must band together to defend their city in the first book of a stunning new series by multi Hugo award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N.K.Jemisin.
Every city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children.New York City?She’s got five. But every city also has a dark side. A roiling, ancient evil stirs beneath the earth, threatening to destroy the city and her five protectors unless they can come together and stop it once and for all.’The most critically acclaimed author in contemporary science fiction and fantasy’GQ’N.K.
14. Two Wrongs: the dark and shocking new crime thriller from the bestselling author
Author: by Mel McGrath
HQ (March 4, 2021)
March 4, 2021
Dark, clever and page-turning, TWO WRONGS is the shocking new thriller from bestselling author Mel McGrath. UTTERLY chilling’ PAULA HAWKINSThe perfect read’ B A PARISDeliciously disturbing’ ANN CLEEVESIn the city of Bristol, young women are dying in mysterious circumstances. The deaths look like suicides but are they something more sinister?
Honor is terrified that her daughter might be next. But as she looks for clues as to what really happened to the girls, she stumbles upon a link to a dark secret in her own past one that she’s kept from her daughter.
Now Honor has the chance to avenge her child for the terrible events of years ago. But how far will she go to protect her daughter and right the wrongs done to her family? I cared desperately about these characters and turned the pages frantically, praying for their survival.
Clever, compassionate and completely compelling’ Erin Kelly, bestselling author of Watch Her FallI was completely drawn in a timely addition to the academic noir genre, as #MeToo finally starts to catch up with universities in a long-awaited reckoning. Highly recommended’ Harriet Tyce, bestselling author of Blood OrangeMel McGrath tackles hard-hitting issues in a thought-provoking way …
15. The Lincoln Lawyer: A Novel (Mickey Haller Book 1)
Author: by Michael Connelly
October 1, 2005
The bestselling legal thriller – and CBS TV series – has charismatic defense attorney Mickey Haller taking on a slam-dunk court case involving a Beverly Hills playboy – but as it spirals into a nightmare, he finds himself in a fight for his life.
Mickey Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, traveling between the far-flung courthouses of Los Angeles to defend clients of every kind. Bikers, con artists, drunk drivers, drug dealers – they’re all on Mickey Haller’s client list.
For him, the law is rarely about guilt or innocence, it’s about negotiation and manipulation. Sometimes it’s even about justice. A Beverly Hills playboy arrested for attacking a woman he picked up in a bar chooses Haller to defend him, and Mickey has his first high-paying client in years.
It is a defense attorney’s dream, what they call a franchise case. And as the evidence stacks up, Haller comes to believe this may be the easiest case of his career. Then someone close to him is murdered and Haller discovers that his search for innocence has brought him face-to-face with evil as pure as a flame.