The Berlin Boxing Club (Harperteen, 2011) by Robert Sharenow
Moonlighting as a YA novelist, the A&E and Lifetime exec vp's second book follows a young Jewish boxer in 1930s Berlin who befriends German champ Max Schmeling. But his hero's growing association with the Nazis has him worried about his family.
Watch Me Disappear (Spiegel & Grau, June 2017) by Janelle Brown
Brown, whose debut novel skewering Silicon Valley was a best-seller, takes a dark turn: One year after a Berkeley mom vanishes, her teen daughter dreams she's alive, and her husband unearths hidden secrets. Think Gone Girl meets Where'd You Go, Bernadette.
This story first appeared in the Feb. 24 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.