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5 new books not to miss this week, including Chris Bohjalian, Clive Cussler

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USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week.

1. The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian (Doubleday, fiction, on sale March 13)

What it’s about: When flight attendant Cassie Bowden wakes up in a Dubai hotel room next to a dead man, hung over and with no idea what happened, she makes the mistake of lying to everyone, including the FBI.

The buzz: “As intellectually satisfying as it is emotionally entertaining,” says Booklist in a starred review.

2. The Rising Sea by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown (Putnam, fiction, on sale March 13)

What it’s about: In the 15th installment in the NUMA adventure series, Kurt Austin and his team trace a mysterious rise in sea levels to a plot to upset the balance of power in Asia.

The buzz:  Nighthawk, the last title in the NUMA series, landed at No. 3 on USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list last year.

3. Picasso and the Painting That Shocked the World by Miles J. Unger (Simon Schuster, non-fiction, on sale March 13)

What it’s about: This biography of the great Spanish painter focuses on his early years in Paris when he painted Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, which led to the rise of Cubism.

The buzz: “Riveting … engrossing,” says Publishers Weekly.

4. Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney (Flatiron, fiction, on sale March 13)

What it’s about: In this debut thriller, a woman (another unreliable narrator!) lies in a coma in a hospital bed, able to hear everything around her, including her husband’s troubling words.

The buzz: It’s an Indie Next pick of independent booksellers. “The twists and turns are dizzying,” says Kate Towery of

Article source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2018/03/11/5-new-books-not-miss-week-including-chris-bohjalian-clive-cussler/383378002/

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