New Adult Fiction

The truth about Thea

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 22:00
by Impellizzeri, Amy,
Publisher Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing, [2017]. ©2017.
257 pages ; 20 cm
Call Number F IMP
Summary "Will, a recovering heroin addict turned counselor, for whom truth is important to recovery, has a dark secret past. Now Will is counseling Thea Brown, a young woman who has been diagnosed with a pathalogical addiction to disseminating fake information and who has founded a start-up company ("Alibis") that helps create false internet identities for clients. As Will works with Thea as a condition of her parole in a high-profile legal case, his past and present collide, and he learns at long last, the devestating truth about Thea." --

The trouble with twelfth grave

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 22:00
by Jones, Darynda,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2017.
First edition.
ix, 289 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F JON
Summary Ever since Reyes Farrow escaped from a hell dimension in which Charley Davidson accidentally trapped him, the son of Satan has been brimstone-bent on destroying the world his heavenly Brother created. His volatile tendencies have put Charley in a bit of a pickle. But that's not the only briny vegetable on her plate. While trying to domesticate the feral being that used to be her husband, she also has to deal with her everyday life of annoying all manner of beings--some corporeal, some not so much--as she struggles to right the wrongs of society. Only this time she's not uncovering a murder. This time she's covering one up. Add to that her new occupation of keeping a startup PI venture--the indomitable mystery-solving team of Amber Kowalski and Quentin Rutherford--out of trouble and dealing with the Vatican's inquiries into her beloved daughter, and Charley is on the brink of throwing in the towel and becoming a professional shopper. Or possibly a live mannequin. But when someone starts attacking humans who are sensitive to the supernatural world, Charley knows it's time to let loose her razor sharp claws. Then again, her number one suspect is the dark entity she's loved for centuries. So the question becomes: Can she tame the unruly beast before it destroys everything she's worked so hard to protect?

Hiddensee : a tale of the once and future Nutcracker

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 22:00
by Maguire, Gregory,
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.
First edition.
xi, 287 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F MAG
Summary Gregory Maguire returns with an inventive novel inspired by a timeless holiday legend, intertwining the story of the famous Nutcracker with the life of the mysterious toy maker named Drosselmeier who carves

Quick & dirty

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 22:00
by Woods, Stuart,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
323 pages ; 24 cm.
Call Number F WOO
Summary "When a slam-bang of a crime brings a beautiful new client into Stone Barrington's office, little does he know his association with her will pull him into a far more serpentine mystery in the exclusive world of art. It's a business where a rare find could make a career--and a collection--and mistakes in judgment are costly. And under its genteel and high-minded veneer lurks an assortment of grifters and malfeasants eager to cash in on the game. In the exclusive world of New York City's luxury penthouses and grand Hamptons estates, it will take a man of Stone Barrington's careful discernment and well-honed instincts to get to the truth without ruffling the wrong feathers ... because when it comes to priceless and irreplaceable works of art, the money and reputations at stake are worth killing for"--Back cover.

Watch me disappear : a novel

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 06:57
by Brown, Janelle,
Publisher Spiegel & Grau, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
358 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F BRO
Summary "Billie is a beautiful Berkeley mom with a radical past--a teenage runaway from Northern California who took up with a group of environmental activists wanted by the FBI, lived dangerously, but when she meets Jonathan, a tech magazine editor and all around good guy, she settles easily into the life of an eco-conscious, stay-at-home suburban yoga mom. Their daughter Olive, under her mother's watchful gaze, becomes a lovely, introverted, slightly eccentric girl. As she reaches adolescence and needs Billie's full-time attention less, Billie throws herself into extreme sports--marathons, scuba diving, rock climbs, solo hikes. On one of these expeditions, Billie vanishes from the trail--only a hiking boot is found. The family is devastated--a year of intense mourning passes in which they await the closure that a body and a death certificate will bring. Jonathan drinks; Olive grows remote. But then she starts having waking dreams--hallucinations?--in which her very vibrant mother urges the girl to look for her, and Olive begins to believe her mother is still alive and in trouble. Jonathan believes the trauma and anxiety of losing her mother is making Olive ill, until he uncovers a secret that compels him to consider that Billie may not be dead after all and sends him on his own quest for the truth--about Billie, their marriage, and the things people do in the name of love."--

Abiding Mercy : an Amish mercies novel

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 06:57
by Reid, Ruth, 1963-
Publisher Thomas Nelson, [2017]
x, 342 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number F REI
Summary "Sixteen-year-old Faith has worked full-time in her parents' restaurant since she finished eighth grade. She loves her Amish community--and the romantic attentions of her longtime friend, Gideon. When her sister seems to be getting too friendly with Englischers, and her parents are in a buggy accident, Faith wants to escape into her dream of joining the church and getting married. But then a local newspaper runs a story about a child named Adriana who was kidnapped fifteen years earlier, and everything Faith has held true comes into question. Suddenly the community Faith has known her whole life seems unreal. Can she even trust her own family? And how will she ever find home again if she no longer belongs in the world she knows best?"

Skitter : a novel

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 03:49
by Boone, Ezekiel,
Publisher Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 2017. ©2017
First Emily Bestler books/Atria Books hardcover edition.
xvii, 328 pages ; 24 cm.
Call Number F BOO
Summary "Tens of millions of people around the world are dead. Half of China is a nuclear wasteland. Mysterious flesh-eating spiders are marching through Los Angeles, Oslo, Delhi, Rio de Janeiro, and countless other cities. According to scientist Melanie Gruyer, however, the spider situation seems to be looking up. Yet in Japan, a giant, truck-sized, glowing egg sack gives a shocking preview of what is to come, even as survivors in Los Angeles panic and break the quarantine zone. Out in the desert, survivalists Gordo and Shotgun are trying to invent a spider super weapon, but it's not clear if it's too late, because President Stephanie Pilgrim has been forced to enact the plan of last resort: The Spanish Protocol. America, you are on your own"--

The end we start from

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 06:46
by Hunter, Megan, 1984-
Publisher Grove Press, 2017.
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
136 pages ; 20 cm
Call Number F HUN
Summary In an alternate-world modern London submerged below flood waters, a woman who has just given birth to her first child is forced to flee her home with her baby to seek refuge in a variety of locations while the baby thrives against all odds.

See how she dies

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 06:46
by Jackson, Lisa,
Publisher Kensington Books, 2017. ©2004
First Kensington trade paperback printing.
442 pages ; 21 cm.
Call Number F JAC
Summary Adria Nash meets with skepticism when she arrives at the home of the wealthy Danvers family intent on proving she is London Danvers, the heiress kidnapped many years earlier as a child, but she soon comes to realize there is someone does believe her--and is not at all pleased she has been found.

Dark tales

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 06:46
by Jackson, Shirley, 1916-1965
Publisher Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]
x, 195 pages ; 20 cm.
Call Number F JAC
Summary "For the first time in one volume, a collection of Shirley Jackson's scariest stories, with a foreword by PEN/Hemingway Award winner Ottessa Moshfegh After the publication of her short story "The Lottery" in the New Yorker in 1948 received an unprecedented amount of attention, Shirley Jackson was quickly established as a master horror storyteller. This collection of classic and newly reprinted stories provides readers with more of her unsettling, dark tales, including the "The Possibility of Evil" and "The Summer People." In these deliciously dark stories, the daily commute turns into a nightmarish game of hide and seek, the loving wife hides homicidal thoughts and the concerned citizen might just be an infamous serial killer. In the haunting world of Shirley Jackson, nothing is as it seems and nowhere is safe, from the city streets to the crumbling country pile, and from the small-town apartment to the dark, dark woods. There's something sinister in suburbia. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators"--

Chameleons : an untold World War II story

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 06:46
by Nannini, Marcus A.,
Publisher Black Rose Writing, 2017.
261 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number F NAN
Summary It is 1941, and the Japanese midget submarine I-16-tou lurks unseen in the depths of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. When the shock waves of the commencing Japanese aerial attack wake its crew, they rouse the machine from its silent slumber and begin an attack that will take down a U.S. battleship. More than one American sailor swore revenge for his comrades that day. The crew of the I-16-tou, however, was never found.

Chord of evil : a Phineas Fox mystery

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 06:46
by Rayne, Sarah,
Publisher Severn House, 2017. ©2017
First world edition.
252 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number F RAY
Summary Phineas Fox finds it impossible to refuse when his sport-loving neighbor Toby begs for his help in finding out what's happened to his cousin Arabella, who seems to have disappeared without trace. The only clue to her whereabouts is an obscure 1940s' portrait left in her flat, a gift from her godfather, Stefan. The painting depicts the mysterious Christa Klein, Stefan's sister - and an alleged murderess. Was Christa Klein really guilty of a monstrous crime? What exactly happened within brooding Wewelsburg Castle back in 1941? And what does it have to do with Arabella's disappearance? As Phin delves further, he uncovers evidence of a lost piece of music and a devastating wartime secret: an atrocity whose repercussions reach to the present day.

Island of sweet pies and soldiers

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 03:45
by Ackerman, Sara,
Publisher MIRA Books, [2018]
391 pages ; 21 cm.
Call Number F ACK
Summary "Hawaii, 1944. The Pacific battles of World War II continue to threaten American soil, and on the home front, the bonds of friendship and the strength of love are tested. Violet Iverson and her young daughter, Ella, are piecing their lives together one year after the disappearance of her husband. As rumors swirl and questions about his loyalties surface, Violet believes Ella knows something. But Ella is stubbornly silent. Something--or someone--has scared her. And with the island overrun by troops training for a secret mission, tension and suspicion between neighbors is rising. Violet bands together with her close friends to get through the difficult days. To support themselves, they open a pie stand near the military base, offering the soldiers a little homemade comfort. Try as she might, Violet can't ignore her attraction to the brash marine who comes to her aid when the women are accused of spying. Desperate to discover the truth behind what happened to her husband, while keeping her friends and daughter safe, Violet is torn by guilt, fear and longing as she faces losing everything. Again"--Provided by publisher.

Daphne : a novel

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 03:45
by Boast, Will,
Publisher Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2018]
First edition.
268 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F BOA
Summary Born with a rare condition that causes her to suffer degrees of paralysis when experiencing intense emotion, Daphne endures a virtually solitary existence before meeting a shy, charming man who compels her to chose between safe isolation and true intimacy.

Next year in Havana

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 03:45
by Cleeton, Chanel,
Publisher Berkley, 2018.
First edition.
x, 382 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F CLE
Summary "Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba's high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country's growing political unrest--until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary ... Miami, 2017. Freelance writer Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic stories of Cuba from her late grandmother Elisa, who was forced to flee with her family during the revolution. Elisa's last wish was for Marisol to scatter her ashes in the country of her birth. Arriving in Havana, Marisol comes face-to-face with the contrast of Cuba's tropical, timeless beauty and its perilous political climate. When more family history comes to light and Marisol finds herself attracted to a man with secrets of his own, she'll need the lessons of her grandmother's past to help her understand the true meaning of courage--and what it means to be Cuban"--

Hidden depths

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 03:45
by Cleeves, Ann,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2018. ©2007
First U.S. edition.
370 pages ; 21 cm.
Call Number F CLE
Summary During a heatwave on the Northumberland coast, Inspector Vera Stanhope investigates two stylized murder scenes, in which the victims have been laid out in water strewn with flowers.

The Storm King : a novel

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 03:45
by Duffy, Brendan,
Publisher Ballantine Books, [2018]
First Edition.
390 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Call Number F DUF
Summary "Haunted by dark secrets and an unsolved mystery, a young doctor returns to his isolated Adirondacks hometown in a tense, gripping novel in the vein of Michael Koryta and Harlan Coben. Burying the past only gives it strength--and fury. Nate McHale has assembled the kind of life most people would envy. After a tumultuous youth marked by his inexplicable survival of a devastating tragedy, Nate left his Adirondack hometown of Greystone Lake and never looked back. Fourteen years later, he's become a respected New York City surgeon, devoted husband, and loving father. Then a body is discovered deep in the forests that surround Greystone Lake. This disturbing news finally draws Nate home. While navigating a tense landscape of secrets and suspicion, resentments and guilt, Nate reconnects with estranged friends and old enemies, and encounters strangers who seem to know impossible things about him. Haunting every moment is the Lake's sinister history and the memory of wild, beautiful Lucy Bennett, with whom Nate is forever linked by shattering loss and youthful passion. As a massive hurricane bears down on the Northeast, the air becomes electric, the clouds grow dark, and escalating acts of violence echo events from Nate's own past. Without a doubt, a reckoning is coming--one that will lay bare the lies that lifelong friends have told themselves and unleash a vengeance that may consume them all"--

The wedding date

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 03:45
by Guillory, Jasmine,
Publisher Jove, 2018.
First edition.
viii, 310 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number ROM GUI
Summary "A groomsman and his last-minute guest are about to discover if a fake date can go the distance in a fun and flirty debut novel. Agreeing to go to a wedding with a guy she gets stuck with in an elevator is something Alexa Monroe wouldn't normally do. But there's something about Drew Nichols that's too hard to resist. On the eve of his ex's wedding festivities, Drew is minus a plus one. Until a power outage strands him with the perfect candidate for a fake girlfriend. From the best man's toast to the bouquet toss, Alexa and Drew have more fun than they ever thought possible. But before they know it, Drew has to fly back to Los Angeles and his job as a pediatric surgeon, and Alexa heads home to Berkeley, where she's the mayor's chief of staff. Too bad they can't stop thinking about the other. They're just two high-powered professionals on a collision course toward the long distance dating disaster of the century--or closing the gap between what they think they need and what they truly want"--

Where the dead sit talking

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 03:45
by Hobson, Brandon,
Publisher Soho, [2018]
273 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number XX(1659277.4)
Summary "A spare, lyrical Native American coming of age story set in rural Oklahoma in the late 1980s. With his single mother in jail, Sequoyah, a fifteen-year-old Cherokee boy, is placed in foster care with the Troutt family. Literally and figuratively scarred by his unstable upbringing, Sequoyah has spent years mostly keeping to himself, living with his emotions pressed deep below the surface--that is, until he meets the seventeen-year-old Rosemary, another youth staying with the Troutts. Sequoyah and Rosemary bond over their shared Native American backgrounds and tumultuous paths through the foster care system, but as Sequoyah's feelings toward Rosemary deepen, the precariousness of their lives and the scars of their pasts threaten to undo them both"--

Sirens : a novel

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 03:45
by Knox, Joseph,
Publisher Crown, [2017]
First American edition.
337 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number XX(1656430.3)
Summary "A detective goes undercover in Manchester ... The mission is suicide. Infiltrating the inner circle of enigmatic criminal Zain Carver is dangerous enough. Pulling it off while also rescuing Isabelle Rossiter, a runaway politician's daughter, from Zain's influence? Impossible. That's why Aidan Waits is the perfect man for the job. Disgraced, emotionally damaged, and despised by his superiors. In other words, completely expendable. But Aidan is a born survivor. And as he works his way deep into Zain's shadowy world, he finds that nothing is as it seems. Zain is a mesmerizing, Gatsby-esque figure who lures young women into his orbit--women who have a bad habit of turning up dead. But is Zain really responsible? And will Isabelle be next? Before long, Aidan finds himself in over his head, cut loose by his superiors, and dangerously attracted to the wrong woman. How can he save the girl if he can't even save himself?"--