Damaged, by Lisa Scottoline. A new installment in Scottoline's popular Rosato & DiNunzio, following 2015's Corrupted. Ten-year-old Patrick O'Brien is a natural target at school. Shy, dyslexic, and small for his age, he tries to hide his first-grade reading level from everyone: from his classmates, from the grandfather who cares for him, and from the teachers who are supposed to help him. But the real trouble begins when Patrick is accused of attacking a school aide. The aide promptly quits and sues the boy, his family, and the school district. Patrick's grandfather turns to the law firm of Rosato & DiNunzio for help and Mary DiNunzio is on the case. Soon Mary becomes Patrick's true champion and his only hope for security and justice. But there is more to the story than meets the eye and Patrick might be more troubled than he seems.
Insidious, by Catherine Coulter. Twentieth in Coulter's long-running FBI series (most recently 2015's Nemesis), Insidious follows FBI agents Savich and Sherlock, who must discover who is trying to murder Venus Rasmussen, a powerful, wealthy society icon. They soon find out that the danger may be closer than expected.
Sting, by Sandra Brown. When Jordie Bennet and Shaw Kinnard lock eyes across a disreputable backwater bar, something definitely sparks. Shaw gives off a dangerous vibe that makes men wary and inspires women to sit up and take notice. None feel that undercurrent more strongly than savvy businesswoman Jordie, who doesn't belong in a seedy dive on the banks of a bayou. But here she is . . . and Shaw Kinnard is here to kill her. This is not the end for Jordie, though, just the beginning of a heart-racing adventure of sheer adrenaline. Guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your beach chair.