In October, Sue Grafton leapt up one spot from her place in September. Otherwise, all of October’s top downloads are new titles and new authors. Do you know what that means? No King Patterson! While there are no holiday books as I predicted, four of the five top downloads went to women writers. If you are a Best Of reader, you know how unusual that is. October also brought a non-fiction title into the mix: What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton. I’m starting to realize that, when it comes to the Best of BARD, expect the unexpected.
By Nora Roberts
Bodine Longbow’s aunt reappears at the family ranch in Montana after having been held captive and abused for years. Her return coincides with the murders of two women, and the man Bo is dating is a suspect. Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2017.
Y is for Yesterday
DB88696 / CL16714
By Sue Grafton
In 1979, four teenage boys filmed themselves sexually assaulting a fourteen-year-old classmate. The tape went missing, the suspected thief was murdered, and two boys were convicted. Released a decade later, one of them receives a copy of the missing tape with a ransom demand. His parents hire PI Kinsey Millhone. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2017.
DB88795 / CL16673
By Sandra Brown
Twenty-five years ago, Major Franklin Trapper became a national icon when he was photographed leading a handful of survivors to safety after the bombing of a Dallas hotel. Desperate to interview the reclusive major, journalist Kerra Bailey must elicit help from his estranged son, former ATF agent John Trapper. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.
By Hillary Rodham Clinton
2016 Democratic party presidential candidate reflects on her experiences during the campaign, her conclusions regarding the outcome of the election, and the ways she coped with the decision. Discusses the challenges of being a woman in politics, balancing idealism with realism, ways supporters can move forward, and more. 2017.
By Stuart Woods
As an eligible bachelor, man-about-town, and mover in the highest social echelons, Stone Barrington has learned to fend off pests and gossips. But when Stone runs afoul of a particularly tenacious lady, he soon finds himself struggling to protect both his reputation and his life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.