Best Fiction Urban Life Books

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1. Instructions for a Heatwave: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries)

Author: by Maggie O'Farrell
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Vintage (June 18, 2013)
June 18, 2013

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An unforgettable narrative of a family falling apart and coming together with hard-won, life-changing truths about who they really are. From the New York Times bestselling author of Hamnet. Strange weather brings out strange behavior.London, 1976. In the thick of a record-breaking heatwave, Gretta Riordan’s newly retired husband has cleaned out his bank account and vanished.

Now, for the first time in years, Gretta calls her children home: Michael Francis, a history teacher whose marriage is failing; Monica, whose blighted past has driven a wedge between her and her younger sister; and Aoife, the youngest, whose new life in Manhattan is elaborately arranged to conceal a devastating secret.

In a story that stretches from the Upper West Side to a village on the coast of Ireland, Maggie O’Farrell explores the mysteries that inhere within families, and reveals the fault lines over which we build our lives.


2. Life After Death: A Novel

Author: by Sister Souljah
Atria/Emily Bestler Books
English
352 pages

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Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller Instant USA TODAY Bestseller The long-anticipated sequel to Sister Souljah’s million copy New York Times bestseller The Coldest Winter Ever. Winter Santiaga hit time served. Still stunning, still pretty, still bold, still loves her father more than any man in the world, still got her hustle and high fashion flow.

She’s eager to pay back her enemies, rebuild her father’s empire, reset his crown, and ultimately to snatch Midnight back into her life no matter which bitch had him while she was locked up. But Winter is not the only one with revenge on her mind.

Simone, Winter’s young business partner and friend, is locked and loaded and Winter is her target. Will she blow Winter’s head off? Can Winter dodge the bullets? Or will at least one bullet blast Winter into another world? Either way Winter is fearless.

Hell is the same as any hood and certainly the Brooklyn hood she grew up in. That’s what Winter thinks. A heartwarming, heart-burning, passionate, sexual, comical, and completely original adventure is about to happen in real timeraw, shocking, soulful, and shameless.


3. The Black Book (A Black Book Thriller 1)

Author: by James Patterson
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March 27, 2017
English

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The “thrilling” #1 New York Times and USA Today bestseller (Karin Slaughter): when three bodies are found in a Chicago bedroom, a black book goes missing … And the city has never been more dangerous. Billy Harney was born to be a cop.

As the son of Chicago’s chief of detectives with a twin sister on the force, Billy plays it by the book. Teaming up with his adrenaline-junkie partner, Detective Kate Fenton, there’s nothing he wouldn’t sacrifice for his job. Enter Amy Lentini, a hard-charging assistant attorney hell-bent on making a name for herself who suspects Billy isn’t the cop he claims to be.

They’re about to be linked by more than their careers. A horrifying murder leads investigators to an unexpected address-an exclusive brothel that caters to Chicago’s most powerful citizens. There’s plenty of incriminating evidence on the scene, but what matters most is what’s missing: the madam’s black book.

Now with shock waves rippling through the city’s elite, everyone’s desperate to find it. As Chicago’s elite scramble to get their hands on the elusive black book, no one’s motives can be trusted. An ingenious, inventive thriller about power, corruption, and the secrets that can destroy a city, The Black Book is James Patterson at his page-turning best.


4. The Coldest Winter Ever: A Novel

Author: by Sister Souljah
Atria/Emily Bestler Books
English
368 pages

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A New York Times Bestseller A USA TODAY Bestseller Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read 50 Most Impactful Black Books Of The Last 50 Years Essence Renowned hip-hop artist, political activist, and bestselling author of Life After Death brings the streets of New York to life in a powerful and utterly unforgettable first novel.

I came busting into the world during one of New York’s worst snowstorms, so my mother named me Winter. Ghetto-born, Winter is the young, wealthy daughter of a prominent Brooklyn drug-dealing family. Quick-witted, sexy, and business-minded, she knows and loves the streets like the curves of her own body.

But when a cold Winter wind blows her life in a direction she doesn’t want to go, her street smarts and seductive skills are put to the test of a lifetime. Unwilling to lose, this ghetto girl will do anything to stay on top.

Featuring a Special Collector’s Edition Reader’s Guideincluding an author Q&A, detailed character analyses, and the author’s own remarks about the meaning of her story.


5. Fair Warning: The Instant Number One Bestselling Thriller

Author: by Michael Connelly

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Orion (May 26, 2020)
May 26, 2020

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HOW DO YOU FIND A KILLER WHO KNOWS EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU? THE INSTANT NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER’AS EXCITING AS ANYTHING CONNELLY HAS WRITTEN’ THE TIMES’UTTERLY COMPELLING … THIS IS CONNELLY AT THE PEAK OF HIS POWERS’ MAIL ON SUNDAY* * * *Jack McEvoy is a reporter with a track record in finding killers.

But he’s never been accused of being one himself. Jack went on one date with Tina Portrero. The next thing he knows, the police are at his house telling Jack he’s a suspect in her murder. Maybe it’s because he doesn’t like being accused of a crime he didn’t commit.

Or maybe it’s because the method of her murder is so chilling that he can’t get it out of his head. But as he uses his journalistic skills to open doors closed to the police, Jack walks a thin line between suspect and detective – between investigation and obsession – on the trail of a killer who knows his victims better than they know themselves…

Riveting, original and terrifying – this masterpiece from Michael Connelly is the best thriller you will read this summer. CRIME DOESN’T COME BETTER THAN CONNELLY.’One of the very best writers working today in any genre’ Sunday Telegraph’The pre-eminent detective novelist of his generation’ Ian Rankin’Crime thriller writing of the highest order’ Guardian’A superb natural storyteller’ Lee Child’A master’ Stephen King’A genius’ Independent on Sunday’America’s greatest living crime writer’ Daily Express’No one writes a better modern thriller than Connelly’ Evening Standard


6. The Night Fire (Renée Ballard Book 3)

Author: by Michael Connelly
B07NL757ZF
October 22, 2019
English

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A FINALIST FOR THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZEA NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW BEST CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEARA CrimeReads Best Crime Novel Notable selection Harry Bosch and LAPD Detective Rene Ballard come together again on the murder case that obsessed Bosch’s mentor, the man who trained him-new from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael ConnellyBack when Harry Bosch was just a rookie homicide detective, he had an inspiring mentor who taught him to take the work personally and light the fire of relentlessness for every case.

Now that mentor, John Jack Thompson, is dead, and his widow gives Bosch a murder book, one that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD twenty years before – the unsolved killing of a troubled young man. Bosch takes the murder book to Detective Rene Ballard and asks her to help him discover what about this crime lit Thompson’s fire all those years ago.

As she begins her inqueries – while still working her own cases on the midnight shift – Ballad finds aspects of the initial investigation that just don’t add up. The bond between Bosch and Ballard tightens as they become a formidable investigation team.


7. Improvement: A Novel

Author: by Joan Silber
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English

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NATIONAL BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE 2018 PEN/FAULKNER AWARD FOR FICTION WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR FICTION AUTHOR IS THE WINNER OF THE 2018 PEN/MALAMUD AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE SHORT STORY Named 1 of 50 Notable Works of Fiction in 2017 by The Washington Post Named 1 of 10 Top Fiction Titles of 2017 by the Wall Street Journal A Newsday Best Book of 2017 A Kirkus Best Book of 2017 A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice One of our most gifted writers of fiction returns with a bold and piercing novel about a young single mother living in New York, her eccentric aunt, and the decisions they make that have unexpected implications for the world around them.

Reyna knows her relationship with Boyd isn’t perfect, yet as she visits him throughout his threemonth stint at Rikers Island, their bond grows tighter. Kiki, now settled in the East Village after a journey that took her to Turkey and around the world, admires her niece’s spirit but worries that she always picks the wrong man.


8. A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story

Author: by Sister Souljah
Atria/Emily Bestler Books
English
432 pages

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In the New York Times bestseller from the author of Life After Death, the Santiaga family saga continues, this time told by Porsche Santiaga, Winter’s fiery younger sister. Mega-bestselling author Sister Souljah returns to the Santiaga family in this frighteningly fierce, raw, and completely unpredictable coming-of-age adventure woven with emotional intensity.

A Deeper Love Inside is written in the words of Porsche Santiaga, Winter’s sharp-tongued, quick-witted younger sister. Porsche worships Winter. A natural born hustler, Porsche is also cut from the same cloth as her father, the infamous Ricky Santiaga. Passionate and loyal to the extreme, Porsche refuses to accept her new life in group homes, foster care, and juvenile detention after her wealthy family is torn apart.

Porscheunique, young, and beautifulcries as much as she fights and uses whatever she has to reclaim her status. Unselfishly, she pushes to get back everything that ever belonged to her loving family. In A Deeper Love Inside, fans will encounter their favorite characters from The Coldest Winter Ever, including Winter and Midnight.


9. When No One Is Watching: A Thriller

Author: by Alyssa Cole
English
368 pages
0062982656

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An instant NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLER!”I was knocked over by the momentum of an intense psychological thriller that doesn’t let go until the final page. This is a terrific read.” Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author*Marie Claire’s September Book Club Pick* Rear Window meets Get Out in this gripping thriller from a critically acclaimed and New York Times Notable author, in which the gentrification of a Brooklyn neighborhood takes on a sinister new meaningSydney Green is Brooklyn born and raised, but her beloved neighborhood seems to change every time she blinks.

Condos are sprouting like weeds, FOR SALE signs are popping up overnight, and the neighbors she’s known all her life are disappearing. To hold onto her community’s past and present, Sydney channels her frustration into a walking tour and finds an unlikely and unwanted assistant in one of the new arrivals to the blockher neighbor Theo.

But Sydney and Theo’s deep dive into history quickly becomes a dizzying descent into paranoia and fear. Their neighbors may not have moved to the suburbs after all, and the push to revitalize the community may be more deadly than advertised.

10. Who They Was

Author: by Gabriel Krauze
English
336 pages
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Longlisted for the Booker PrizeNamed a Most Anticipated Book of Summer 2021 by Entertainment Weekly, Time, and CrimeReadsAn astonishing, visceral autobiographical novel about a young man straddling two cultures: the university where he is studying English Literature and the disregarded world of London gang warfare.

The unforgettable narrator of this compelling, thought-provoking debut goes by two names in his two worlds. At the university he attends, he’s Gabriel, a seemingly ordinary, partying student learning about morality at a distance. But in his life outside the classroom, he’s Snoopz, a hard living member of London’s gangs, well-acquainted with drugs, guns, stabbings, and robbery.

Navigating these sides of himself, dealing with loving parents at the same time as treacherous, endangering friends and the looming threat of prison, he is forced to come to terms with who he really is and the life he’s chosen for himself.

In a distinct, lyrical urban slang all his own, author Gabriel Krauze brings to vivid life the underworld of his city and the destructive impact of toxic masculinity. Who They Was is a disturbing yet tender and perspective-altering account of the thrill of violence and the trauma it leaves behind.

11. The Wrong Side of Goodbye (A Harry Bosch Novel, 19)

Author: by Michael Connelly
Vision
English
480 pages

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In this #1 New York Times bestseller, California’s newest private investigator, Detective Harry Bosch, must track down a missing heir while helping a police department connect the dots on a dangerous cold case. Harry Bosch is California’s newest private investigator. He doesn’t advertise, he doesn’t have an office, and he’s picky about who he works for, but it doesn’t matter.

His chops from thirty years with the LAPD speak for themselves. Soon one of Southern California’s biggest moguls comes calling. The reclusive billionaire is nearing the end of his life and is haunted by one regret. When he was young, he had a relationship with a Mexican girl, his great love.

But soon after becoming pregnant, she disappeared. Did she have the baby? And if so, what happened to it? Desperate to know whether he has an heir, the dying magnate hires Bosch, the only person he can trust. With such a vast fortune at stake, Harry realizes that his mission could be risky not only for himself but for the one he’s seeking.

12. Money Devils 1 (Cartel)

Author: by Ashley Jaquavis
Griffin (August 18, 2020)
English
304 pages

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From the New York Times bestselling authors of The Cartel series comes a new chapter in a world that only Ashley and JaQuavis know how to bring to life. The LaCroixs are four beautiful Haitian American women bound by money and blood.

On the surface, the LaCroix Group is a venture capitalist company, but underneath, it’s so much more. The four sisters run long cons, targeting wealthy, prominent business figures. They have a system: Find the perfect mark, create the problem, then present the solution.

For a costSutton Sutty LaCroix, the eldest sister and an accomplished business maven, sits on the family throne as the CEO of the LaCroix Group and is the face of their operation. No one is as good as Sutton when it comes to finding new prey.

However, when Sutton meets West, a young, black oil tycoona man who represents a life she and her sisters vowed never to liveshe breaks all the rules. The LaCroix sisters have a pact: to never settle down and leave roots in one place.

13. The Cartel 6: The Demise

Author: by Ashley & JaQuavis
English
320 pages
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The Cartel series is back… And more deadly than ever.Las Vegas. A city built on obscene wealth and corrupt deals, cunning entrepreneurs, and the ruthless mob. The Cartel’s plan to open a casino will rake in cash, but comes with great sacrifice.

The stakes have never been this high, and rules of the game have never been this hard to manipulate. And when one dead girl, one scorned wife, and one hole in the desert launch a chain of catastrophic events, The Cartel is sent on a downward spiral as they battle the Arabian mob and fight traitors within their circle.

Will the Cartel prevail… Or fall victim to the city’s black cloud? And if there’s one rule in the town of Vegas, it’s that when the dust settles, there can only be one winner, in The Cartel 6: The Demise, by New York Times bestselling authors Ashley & JaQuavis.

14. The Streets Have No King

Author: by JaQuavis Coleman
English
272 pages
1250081270

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A street thriller of kidnapping, murder, trickery, and love that will have you at the edge of your seat. After 7 years of prison, multi-millionaire drug mogul Kane Garrett is back on the streets. But instead of diving back into the drug game, he’s teaching a college class, infusing business principles with his signature ruthless edge he developed in the streets.

When a studentand heavy heroin dealernamed Basil catches Kane’s eye, Kane takes him on as a protg and together, they build the biggest, smartest drug trafficking business the state has ever seen. But when Basil meets Moriah, Kane’s only daughter, lines get crossed and their dominant business union becomes a deadly rivalry.

Welcome to a world where the kings meet their end and no one stays at the top for long. The crown always lies heavy on he who commands the streetsand Kane and Basil will fight to claim their rule, before power is toppled again, in The Streets Have No King by New York Times bestselling author JaQuavis Coleman.

15. IT WAS ALL A DREAM

Author: by Keisha Ervin
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English
240 pages

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16. The Cartel 7: Illuminati: Roundtable of Bosses

Author: by Ashley & JaQuavis
English
304 pages

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The saga of love, loyalty, and crime continues in the next explosive book in the Cartel series from the minds of New York Times bestselling authors Ashley & JaQuavis. After the tragic and bloody end to The Cartel’s reign, Carter is forced into isolation to evade the law.

With his wife, Miamor, facing federal charges and his dear brother, six feet under, Carter has never been more alone. His empire is at his feet and he has no idea how to rebuild his kingdom. The only thing that is certain is that he has to stay out the way and off the radar of the Feds until he can figure out how to get his lady out of prison.

Miamor’s freedom is guaranteedprovided Carter help create and distribute a drug that will take the streets by storm. Rubbing elbows with the most notorious, ruthless leaders of the underworld will get him what he wants. But can he win at their game of murder and money?