Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen (Knopf, $26.95)
"In Bad Monkey, Carl Hiaasen is back doing what he does best: spinning a wickedly funny, fiercely pointed tale in which the greedy, the corrupt, and the degraders of pristine land in Florida—now in The Bahamas, too—get their comeuppance in mordantly ingenious, diabolically entertaining fashion."
The Execution of Noa P. Singleton by Elizabeth L. Silver (Crown, $25)
"Elizabeth L. Silver delivers a thought-provoking psychological debut novel about guilt, betrayal, and remorse told in sets of flashbacks by a woman on death row and through letters to the victim by her mother. This is a beguiling novel about the stories we tell ourselves to survive, the scars that never fade, and the things we choose to call the truth."
The Son by Philip Meyer (Ecco, $27.99)
"Philip Meyer, the acclaimed author of American Rust, returns with The Son. Part epic of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story, part unflinching portrait of the bloody price of power, The Son is an utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American West through the lives of the McCulloughs, an ambitious family as resilient and dangerous as the land they claim."