Hell or High Water (Thomas Dunne Books, $25.99) is Joy Castro’s psychological thriller, set in post-Katrina New Orleans. An ambitious young reporter at the Times-Picayune, catches a break: an assignment to write her first full-length investigative feature about sex offenders who have fallen off the grid since the city was evacuated. As her investigation leads her into darker corners of the city, she has to hide her work from her friends, and must ultimately re-visit her painful past. “This mystery falls into the very short category of ‘instant, and intelligent, page-turner.’. . .”—Suspense Magazine. Castro’s memoir, The Truth Book was elected an ABA Book Sense Notable Book.