5 new books you won't want to miss this week, including Omarosa's Trump tell-all

 eu.usatoday.com  8/12/2018 10:00:15 AM  3  Jocelyn McClurg

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

1. Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House by Omarosa Manigault Newman (Gallery Books, nonfiction, on sale Aug. 14)

What it’s about: The former Trump aide and pal, who left the White House under a cloud, serves up a tell-all.

The buzz: Gallery Books promises an “explosive, jaw-dropping account,” and it delivers.

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2. Feared by Lisa Scottoline (St. Martin’s Press, fiction, on sale Aug. 14)

What it’s about: In the latest in the best-selling Rosato & DiNunzio series, the law partners face a reverse sex discrimination suit filed by three men claiming they weren’t hired because of their gender – plus a murder that hits close to home.

The buzz: “A sure bet for legal thriller fans,” says Booklist.

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3. Scarface and the Untouchable: Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the Battle for Chicago by Max Allan Collins and A. Brad Schwartz (William Morrow, nonfiction, on sale Aug. 14)

What it’s about: A dual biography of the Chicago mobster and the Prohibition agent who chased him during the bootlegging days of the 1920s and ’30s.

The buzz: “A fast-paced tale related with novelistic drama,” says Kirkus Reviews.

4. His Favorites by Kate Walbert (Scribner, fiction, on sale Aug. 14)

What it’s about: A teenage girl grappling with guilt over the death of her best friend is preyed upon by a charismatic teacher.

The buzz: It’s an Indie Next pick of independent publishers. “Excellent,” says Sheryl Cotleur of Copperfield’s Books in Sebastopol, California.

5. The Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq by C.J. Chivers (Simon & Schuster, nonfiction, on sale Aug. 14)

What it’s about: The author tells the stories of six American service members he has followed over 17 years and two wars.

The buzz: “Has best-seller written all over it,” says Publishers Weekly in a starred review.

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