Testimony (Grand Central) by Scott Turow
Thirty years after Presumed Innocent became a huge hit, Turow's latest (May 23, 2017) follows a lawyer trying to resurrect his career and personal life by solving a decade-old mystery about the fate of a Bosnian War refugee camp and winning a Hague conviction.
The Mothers (Riverhead) by Brit Bennett
This debut novel (Oct. 11) already is winning rave reviews. Set in a California coastal town, it's about an African-American teen coping with her mother's suicide who finds out she is pregnant with the pastor's son.
This story first appeared in the Oct. 21 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.