New Release Books by Catherine Ryan

Catherine Ryan is the author of 56 Days (2021), Dogged (2022), The Nothing Man (2020), Rewind (2019), Dreaming of Flight (2022) and other 113 books.

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56 Days

release date: Aug 17, 2021
56 Days
A New York Times Best Thriller of 2021 A Washington Post Best Thriller of 2021 A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year An Amazon Editors’ Pick ''Bloody good.'' —The New York Times ''Timely, surprising, emotionally alive, this is about as good as suspense fiction gets.'' —Washington Post No one even knew they were together. Now one of them is dead. 56 DAYS AGO Ciara and Oliver meet in a supermarket queue in Dublin and start dating the same week COVID-19 reaches Irish shores. 35 DAYS AGO When lockdown threatens to keep them apart, Oliver suggests they move in together. Ciara sees a unique opportunity for a relationship to flourish without the scrutiny of family and friends. Oliver sees a chance to hide who—and what—he really is. TODAY Detectives arrive at Oliver’s apartment to discover a decomposing body inside. Can they determine what really happened, or has lockdown created an opportunity for someone to commit the perfect crime?

Dogged

release date: Jun 01, 2022
Dogged
On the lands of alpine Victoria, on Gunaikurnai country, a story of familial bonds unfolds. Faced with the looming foreclosure of her familys property, a farmers daughter is on the hunt in the rugged Australian bush -- on territory that by rights isnt hers to travel through. From deep between the eucalypts, another woman -- a mother dingo -- searches desperately for her lost pups. She howls into the night, run ragged by hunger and grief. Over the course of one long night, the Woman and Dingo forge an alliance to claw closer to the things they ache for ... but its a dangerous deal to make. Tumble down the dingos den into a work of sheer Australian Gothic, brought to you by the collaborative collision of playwrights Andrea James (Sunshine Super Girl) and AWGIE-winner Catherine Ryan. Dogged is a bloody parable painted with electric movement and a story that stares you straight down the barrel.

The Nothing Man

release date: Aug 04, 2020
The Nothing Man
At the age of twelve, Eve Black was the only member of her family to survive an encounter with serial attacker the Nothing Man. Now an adult, she is obsessed with identifying the man who destroyed her life. Supermarket security guard Jim Doyle has just started reading The Nothing Man—the true-crime memoir Eve has written about her efforts to track down her family’s killer. As he turns each page, his rage grows. Because Jim’s not just interested in reading about the Nothing Man. He is the Nothing Man. Jim soon begins to realize how dangerously close Eve is getting to the truth. He knows she won’t give up until she finds him. He has no choice but to stop her first ...

Rewind

release date: Sep 03, 2019
Rewind
PLAY Andrew, the manager of Shanamore Cottages, watches his only guest via a hidden camera in her room. One night the unthinkable happens: a shadowy figure emerges on-screen, kills her, and destroys the camera. But who is the murderer? How did they know about the camera? And how will Andrew live with himself? PAUSE Natalie wishes she’d stayed at home as soon as she arrives in the wintry isolation of Shanamore. There’s something creepy about the manager. She wants to leave, but she can’t—not until she’s found what she’s looking for ... REWIND Psycho meets Fatal Attraction in this explosive story about a murder caught on camera. You’ve already missed the start. To get the full picture you must rewind the tape and play it through to the end, no matter how shocking ...

Dreaming of Flight

release date: May 03, 2022
Dreaming of Flight
An unexpected connection becomes the saving grace for two unlikely friends in a heart-stirring novel about love, loss, and moving forward by a New York Times and #1 Amazon Charts bestselling author. Never knowing his parents, eleven-year-old Stewie Little and his brother have been raised on a farm by their older sister. Stewie steadfastly tends the chickens left by his beloved late grandmother. And every day Stewie goes door to door selling fresh eggs from his wagon--a routine with a surprise just around the corner. It's his new customer, Marilyn. She's prickly and guarded, yet comfortably familiar--she reminds the grieving Stewie so much of the grandmother he misses more than he can express. Marilyn has a reason for keeping her distance: a secret no one knows about. Her survival tactic is to draw a line between herself and other people--one that Stewie is determined to cross. As their visits become more frequent, a complicated but deeply rooted relationship grows. That's when Stewie discovers how much more there is to Marilyn, to her past, and to challenges that become more pressing each day. But whatever difficult times lie ahead, Stewie learns that although he can't fix everything for Marilyn or himself, at least he's no longer alone.

The Liar's Girl

release date: Sep 07, 2021
The Liar's Girl
2019 Edgar Award nominee for Best Novel Will Hurley was an attractive, charming, and impressive student at Dublin's elite St. John's College--and Ireland's most prolific serial killer. Having stalked his five young victims, he drowned them in the muddy waters of the Grand Canal. Sentenced to life imprisonment when he was just nineteen, Will is locked away in the city's Central Psychiatric Hospital. Freshman Alison Smith moved to the Big Smoke to enroll in St. John's and soon fell hard for Will Hurley. Her world bloomed ... and then imploded when Liz, her best friend, became the latest victim of the Canal Killer--and the Canal Killer turned out to be the boy who'd been sleeping in her bed. Alison fled to the Netherlands and, in ten years, has never once looked back. When a young woman's body is found in the Grand Canal, Garda detectives visit Will to see if he can assist them in solving what looks like a copycat killing. Instead, Will tells them he has something new to confess--but there's only one person he's prepared to confess it to. The last thing Alison wants is to be pulled back into the past she's worked so hard to leave behind. Reluctantly, she returns to the city she hasn't set foot in for more than a decade to face the man who murdered the woman she was supposed to become. Only to discover that, until now, Will has left out the worst part of all ...

Boy Underground

release date: Dec 07, 2021
Boy Underground
During WWII, a teenage boy finds his voice, the courage of his convictions, and friends for life in an emotional and uplifting novel by the New York Times and #1 Amazon Charts bestselling author. 1941. Steven Katz is the son of prosperous landowners in rural California. Although his parents don't approve, he's found true friends in Nick, Suki, and Ollie, sons of field workers. The group is inseparable. But Steven is in turmoil. He's beginning to acknowledge that his feelings for Nick amount to more than friendship. When the bombing of Pearl Harbor draws the US into World War II, Suki and his family are forced to leave their home for the internment camp at Manzanar. Ollie enlists in the army and ships out. And Nick must flee. Betrayed by his own father and accused of a crime he didn't commit, he turns to Steven for help. Hiding Nick in a root cellar on his family's farm, Steven acts as Nick's protector and lifeline to the outside world. As the war escalates, bonds deepen and the fear of being different falls away. But after Nick unexpectedly disappears one day, Steven's life focus is to find him. On the way, Steven finds a place he belongs and a lesson about love that will last him his lifetime.

Distress Signals

release date: Jul 13, 2021
Distress Signals
A debut thriller that channels Gone Girl, from the newest writer to watch, Catherine Ryan Howard The day Adam Dunne's girlfriend, Sarah, fails to return from a Barcelona business trip, his perfect life begins to fall apart. Days later, the arrival of her passport and a note that reads "I'm sorry--S" sets off real alarm bells. He vows to do whatever it takes to find her. Adam is puzzled when he connects Sarah to a cruise ship called the Celebrate--and to a woman, Estelle, who disappeared from the same ship in eerily similar circumstances almost exactly a year before. To get answers, Adam must confront some difficult truths about his relationship with Sarah. He must do things of which he never thought himself capable. And he must try to outwit a predator who seems to have found the perfect hunting ground.

Brave Girl, Quiet Girl

release date: Feb 01, 2021
Brave Girl, Quiet Girl
Brooke is a divorced single mom, financially strapped, living with her mother, and holding tight to the one thing that matters most: her two-year-old daughter, Etta. Then, in a matter of seconds, Brooke's life is shattered when she's carjacked. Helpless and terrified, all Brooke can do is watch as Etta, still strapped in her seat, disappears into the Los Angeles night.

Seven Perfect Things

release date: May 04, 2021
Seven Perfect Things
"Thirteen-year-old Abby Hubble lives in an unhappy home in the Sierra Nevada foothills where her father makes life miserable for her and her mother, Mary. One day Abby witnesses a man dump a litter of puppies into the nearby river. Diving in to rescue all seven, she knows she won't be able to bring them home. Afraid for their fate at the pound, she takes them to an abandoned cabin, where all she can offer is a promise that she'll be back the next day. To grieving widower Elliot Colvin, life has lost meaning. Looking for solace, he retreats to the hunting cabin he last visited years ago, before his wife's illness. What he discovers is not at all what he expected: seven puppies and one determined girl with an indomitable heart."--Provided by publisher.

Royal Weddings

release date: Jun 16, 2020
Royal Weddings
Love, marriage, and a whole lot of pomp and circumstance. Part of the popular Oxford People series, Royal Weddings traces the history of British royal weddings, documenting the highs and the lows, as well as the good, the bad…and well, the plain ugly. Catherine Ryan has captured the essence of regal relationships with over 100 stunning photos and images of Kings and Queens, Princes and Princesses, and Dukes and Duchesses tying the knot from medieval times to the present day. To set the stage: On July 29, 1981, a global audience watched the “fairy tale” wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer at St. Paul’s Cathedral. It was the first time a Prince of Wales had married for over 100 years, but after ten years, the relationship ended in insults, recrimination, and divorce. When Queen Victoria met her cousin Prince Albert for the second time in October 1839, she quickly fell in love. Which is just as well, as the potential match had been plotted by Albert’s uncle Leopold and Victoria’s mother since the pair were babies. Not even torrents of rain, and violent gusts of wind could spoil Victoria and Albert’s big day on February 10, 1840. Queen Elizabeth II also married her cousin, Philip Mountbatten, just after World War II in 1947. Their magnificent wedding was a beacon of hope amid the troubles of the world. More recently, the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018, in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, was a remarkable event. George Clooney, Sir Elton John, Serena Williams, and other glittering celebrities mingled with the Queen of England, The Prince of Wales, and the Archbishop of Canterbury. It was an extraordinary day even in the annals of royal wedding history. A marriage in the Royal Family has always lifted the British nation’s spirit in times of depression. All this aside, royal weddings are not always a match made in heaven, and the history of regal matrimony is also a tangled web of scandal and divorce. Lady Diana and Prince Charles ended in divorce. Henry VIII’s ruthless, arrogant desire for a male heir led to six royal weddings and a religious revolution. Henry’s reign undoubtedly shaped modern Britain, but it is the fate of his six wives he is best remembered for with the help of the old rhyme: “Divorced, Beheaded, Died: Divorced, Beheaded, Survived.” Royal Weddings is a celebration of regal matrimony that pop culture fans won't want to miss. And check out other titles in the Oxford People series to delve into lesser-known historical morsels brought to life with stunning photography and illustrations throughout in these illustrated histories. The Oxford People Series : 978-0-7858-3308-6 Gettysburg 978-0-7858-3500-4 Women of Invention 978-0-7858-2944-7 Tesla 978-0-7858-3334-5 Edgar Allan Poe 978-0-7858-3376-5 Gunfighters 978-0-7858-3502-8 Pirates and Privateers 978-0-7858-3501-1 Creating Sherlock Holmes 978-0-7858-3508-0 John F. Kennedy 978-0-7858-3111-2 Skies of WWII 978-0-7858-3633-9 Roosevelt and Churchill 978-0-7858-3632-2 Che 978-0-7858-3741-1 Vampires 978-0-7858-3742-8 Ghosts 978-0-7858-3768-8 Angels 978-0-7858-3769-5 Myths & Legends 978-0-7858-3770-1 Houdini 978-0-7858-3771-8 Vikings

Stay

release date: Mar 01, 2020
Stay
In the summer of 1969, fourteen-year-old Lucas Painter carries a huge weight on his shoulders. His brother is fighting in Vietnam. His embattled parents are locked in a never-ending war. And his best friend, Connor, is struggling with his own family issues. To find relief from the chaos, Lucas takes long, meandering walks, and one day he veers into the woods.

The Queen

release date: Jan 16, 2018
The Queen
Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II has reigned for 64 years, longer than any British monarch in history. During that time the Queen has endured the ups and downs that long life will bring. She was a beacon of hope during and after the Second World War in difficult times when the world faced a precarious future, and she has served as a role model for generations of men and women who continue to be in awe of her commitment to service, sacrifice, and the Commonwealth of nations over which she rules. The abdication of her uncle, Edward VIII, in 1936 turned her family’s world upside-down. When her father was crowned King George VI, Elizabeth was thrust into the eye of the storm as a future queen. A shy and reserved child, she grew into a wise and insightful monarch who has dealt ably with nine British Prime Ministers during her long reign, from Winston Churchill to Theresa May. It was, of course, not always straightforward and the Queen has found herself in hot water several times, most notably during the marriage of Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales. When Diana was tragically killed in a car crash the standing of the Royal Family was probably at its lowest ebb. It is unlikely that we will ever see a monarch reign so long or so effectively again, holding together a disparate group of nations, each with its own aspirations, customs and traditions. Catherine Ryan has written an intriguing biography of one of the most famous women of modern times, who at 91 years old still seems fit and healthy and looks very unlikely to hand over the reins to her successors any time soon.

The Liar’s Girl

release date: Feb 27, 2018
The Liar’s Girl
2019 Edgar Award nominee for Best Novel Will Hurley was an attractive, charming, and impressive student at Dublin’s elite St. John’s College—and Ireland’s most prolific serial killer. Having stalked his five young victims, he drowned them in the muddy waters of the Grand Canal. Sentenced to life imprisonment when he was just nineteen, Will is locked away in the city’s Central Psychiatric Hospital. Freshman Alison Smith moved to the Big Smoke to enroll in St. John’s and soon fell hard for Will Hurley. Her world bloomed ... and then imploded when Liz, her best friend, became the latest victim of the Canal Killer—and the Canal Killer turned out to be the boy who’d been sleeping in her bed. Alison fled to the Netherlands and, in ten years, has never once looked back. When a young woman’s body is found in the Grand Canal, Garda detectives visit Will to see if he can assist them in solving what looks like a copycat killing. Instead, Will tells them he has something new to confess—but there’s only one person he’s prepared to confess it to. The last thing Alison wants is to be pulled back into the past she’s worked so hard to leave behind. Reluctantly, she returns to the city she hasn’t set foot in for more than a decade to face the man who murdered the woman she was supposed to become. Only to discover that, until now, Will has left out the worst part of all ...

Have You Seen Luis Velez?

release date: Dec 01, 2019
Have You Seen Luis Velez?
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?

Pay It Forward

release date: Dec 23, 2014
Pay It Forward
A life-affirming tale of the goodness implicit in everyone follows twelve-year-old Trevor, a boy from a troubled family, who develops a plan as part of a school project that starts people doing good things for each other.

Heaven Adjacent

release date: Jan 01, 2019
Heaven Adjacent
"From New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde comes a bittersweet novel about healing old wounds and finding a new place to call home. When her best friend and law partner dies suddenly, Roseanna heads to the foothills of the Adirondacks finding the perfect hideout in a ramshackle farm rich with possibilities and full of surprises"--

Jumpstart the World

release date: Jan 01, 2011
Jumpstart the World
Sixteen-year-old Elle falls in love with Frank, the neighbor who helps her adjust to being on her own in a big city, but learning that he is transgendered turns her world upside-down.

The Day I Killed James

release date: Jan 01, 2010
The Day I Killed James
Seventeen-year-old Theresa tries to get past the guilt she feels over the death of a neighbor who loved her, first through a journal her therapist tells her to keep, then by transforming herself and starting a new life.

Becoming Chloe

release date: Nov 11, 2008
Becoming Chloe
Meet Jordy. He’s on his own in New York City. Nobody to depend on; nobody depending on him. And it’s been working fine.Until this girl comes along. She’s 18 and blond and pretty–her world should be perfect. But she’s seen things no one should ever see in their whole life–the kind of things that break a person. She doesn’t seem broken, though. She seems . . . innocent. Like she doesn’t know a whole lot. Only sometimes she does.The one thing she knows for sure is that the world is an ugly place. Now her life may depend on Jordy proving her wrong. So they hit the road to discover the truth–and there’s no going back from what they find out.This deeply felt, redemptive novel reveals both the dark corners and hidden joys of life’s journey–and the remarkable resilience of the human soul.

Finding God in War?

release date: Dec 01, 2009
Finding God in War?
"Finding God in War?" Is a book about courage, inspiration, and hope. Within its pages, you will find the true stories of U. S. Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and who deepened their understanding of their role in the military and within God's universe of complex and confounding circumstances. Their stories of war serve as inspiration for everyone on how to make sense of our daily endeavors by learning how to uncover a deeper meaning in our lives. Read about the luckiest unluckiest Marine alive who felt his presence rest directly within the safe hands of God as a bullet whizzed directly through his helmet leaving him completely intact suffering only with a newly parted hairstyle. Another Marine infuses scripture into his being for strength and courage by stuffing pages from the Bible into his boots prior to entering battle. A young reservist listens to the sound of blasts going off around him and feels complete peace knowing his role is to serve others and his fate rests in God's hands. All of us can learn how to cope with our daily existences by tapping into the spiritual coping skills of U. S. Warriors.

The Year of My Miraculous Reappearance

release date: Mar 12, 2009
The Year of My Miraculous Reappearance
Cynnie takes care of herself—and more importantly, she takes care of her little brother, Bill. So it doesn't matter that her mom is drunk all the time. Cynnie's got her own life. Cynnie's the one Bill loves more than anyone. Cynnie's the real mother in the house. And if there's one thing she knows for sure, it's that she'll never, ever sink as low as her mother.But when things start to fall apart, Cynnie needs a way to dull the pain.Never say never.This unflinching look at the power of addiction is the story of one girl's fall into darkness—and the strength, trust, and forgiveness it takes to climb back out again.

Results Not Typical: A Preview

release date: Sep 02, 2011
Results Not Typical: A Preview
The Devil Wears Prada meets Weightwatchers in this hilarious take on the dieting industry.
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