New Adult Fiction

Don't let go

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 11:20
by Coben, Harlan, 1962-
Publisher Dutton, [2017]
First edition.
vii, 351 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number M COB
Summary "With unmatched suspense and emotional insight, Harlan Coben explores the big secrets and little lies that can destroy a relationship, a family, and even a town in this powerful new thriller. Suburban New Jersey Detective Napoleon "Nap" Dumas hasn't been the same since senior year of high school, when his twin brother Leo and Leo's girlfriend Diana were found dead on the railroad tracks -- and Maura, the girl Nap considered the love of his life, broke up with him and disappeared without explanation. For fifteen years, Nap has been searching, both for Maura and for the real reason behind his brother's death. And now, it looks as though he may finally find what he's been looking for. When Maura's fingerprints turn up in the rental car of a suspected murderer, Nap embarks on a quest for answers that only leads to more questions -- about the woman he loved, about the childhood friends he thought he knew, about the abandoned military base near where he grew up, and mostly about Leo and Diana -- whose deaths are darker and far more sinister than Nap ever dared imagine"--

The rules of magic

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 11:20
by Hoffman, Alice
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2017.
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
367 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F HOF
Summary For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man. Hundreds of years later, in New York City at the cusp of the sixties, when the whole world is about to change, Susanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously unique. Difficult Franny, with skin as pale as milk and blood red hair, shy and beautiful Jet, who can read other people's thoughts, and charismatic Vincent, who began looking for trouble on the day he could walk. From the start Susanna sets down rules for her children: No walking in the moonlight, no red shoes, no wearing black, no cats, no crows, no candles, no books about magic. And most importantly, never, ever, fall in love. But when her children visit their Aunt Isabelle, in the small Massachusetts town where the Owens family has been blamed for everything that has ever gone wrong, they uncover family secrets and begin to understand the truth of who they are. Back in New York City each begins a risky journey as they try to escape the family curse. The Owens children cannot escape love even if they try, just as they cannot escape the pains of the human heart. The two beautiful sisters will grow up to be the revered, and sometimes feared, aunts in Practical Magic, while Vincent, their beloved brother, will leave an unexpected legacy. Thrilling and exquisite, real and fantastical, The Rules of Magic is a story about the power of love reminding us that the only remedy for being human is to be true to yourself.

The nine-tailed fox

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 11:20
by Limón, Martin, 1948-
Publisher Soho Crime, [2017]
323 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number F LIM
Summary "Three American GIs have gone missing in different South Korean cities. Sergeants George Sueño and Ernie Bascom, agents for the Army CID, link the disappearances to a woman locally rumored to be a gumiho, a legendary nine-thousand-tailed fox disguised as a woman. George suspects that the woman is no mythical creature, but a wealthy kidnapper who's good at covering her tracks. Scrambling to stay one step ahead of a psychotic mastermind, George realizes he will have to risk his life to discover the whereabouts of his fellow countrymen"--

Reservoir 13

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 11:20
by McGregor, Jon, 1976-
Publisher Catapult, [2017]
291 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F MCG


Thu, 01/25/2018 - 11:20
by St. Aubyn, Edward, 1960-
Publisher Hogarth, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]
First United States edition.
244 pages ; 21 cm.
Call Number F SAI
Summary Henry Dunbar, the once all-powerful head of a global media corporation, is not having a good day. In his dotage he hands over care of the corporation to his two eldest daughters, Abby and Megan, but as relations sour he starts to doubt the wisdom of past decisions. Now imprisoned in Meadowmeade, an upscale sanatorium in rural England, with only a demented alcoholic comedian as company, Dunbar starts planning his escape. As he flees into the hills, his family is hot on his heels. But who will find him first, his beloved youngest daughter, Florence, or the tigresses Abby and Megan, so keen to divest him of his estate? Edward St Aubyn is renowned for his masterwork, the five Melrose novels, which dissect with savage and beautiful precision the agonies of family life. His take on King Lear, Shakespeares most devastating family story, is an excoriating novel for and of our times an examination of power, money and the value of forgiveness.

Sugar Pine trail

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 11:20
by Thayne, RaeAnne,
Publisher HQN Books, [2017]
345 pages ; 17 cm
Call Number ROM THA
Summary "Librarian Julia Winston is ready to ditch the quiet existence she's been living. She's made a list of new things to experience, but falling for Jamie Caine, her sexy military pilot neighbor, isn't one of them. Julia's looking to conquer life, not become the heartbreaker's latest conquest. But when two young brothers wind up in Julia's care for the holidays, she'll take any help she can get--even Jamie's"--Page [4] of cover.

Best friends forever : a novel

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 05:20
by Hunt, Margot,
Publisher MIRA, [2018]
330 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F HUN
Summary An intense friendship between the wealthy, manipulative Kat and the financially and emotionally struggling Alice takes a disturbing turn when Kat's loutish husband tumbles from the balcony of their mansion home and new revelations come to light.

Mister Tender's girl

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 05:20
by Wilson, Carter (Novelist),
Publisher Sourcebooks Landmark, [2018]
391 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F WIL
Summary "How far are you willing to go for Mister Tender? At fourteen, Alice Hill was viciously attacked by two of her classmates and left to die. The teens claim she was a sacrifice for a man called Mister Tender, but that could never be true: Mister Tender doesn't exist. His sinister character is pop-culture fiction, created by Alice's own father in a series of popular graphic novels. Over a decade later, Alice has changed her name and is trying to heal. But someone is watching her. They know more about Alice than any stranger could: her scars, her fears, and the secrets she keeps locked away. She can try to escape her past, but Mister Tender is never far behind. He will come with a smile that seduces, and a dark whisper in her ear..."--Page 4 of cover.

Colonial horrors : Sleepy Hollow and beyond

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 08:19
by Davis, Graeme,
Publisher Pegasus Books, 2017. ©2017
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
xii, 383 pages ; 24 cm.
Call Number F COL
Summary Collects sixteen tales of suspense, horror, and the supernatural from the Colonial era.

Wolf's revenge : a Leo Maxwell mystery

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 08:19
by Smith, Lachlan,
Publisher Mysterious Press, 2017.
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
249 pages 24 cm
Call Number M SMI

The savage

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 05:19
by Bill, Frank, 1974-
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
First edition.
390 pages ; 20 cm
Call Number F BIL
Summary "A sequel to Bill's novel Donnybrook, The Savage is a hero's journey in a dystopian, violent, and chaotic American Midwest"--

Need to know : a novel

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 05:19
by Cleveland, Karen,
Publisher Ballantine Books, [2018]
First edition.
290 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F CLE
Summary "Vivian Miller is a dedicated CIA counterintelligence analyst assigned to uncover the leaders of Russian sleeper cells in the United States. On track for a much-needed promotion, she's developed a system for identifying Russian agents, seemingly normal people living in plain sight. After accessing the computer of a potential Russian operative, Vivian stumbles on a secret dossier of deep-cover agents within America's borders. A few clicks later, everything that matters to her--her job, her husband, even her four children--are threatened. Vivian has vowed to defend her country against all enemies, foreign and domestic. But now she's facing impossible choices. Torn between loyalty and betrayal, allegiance and treason, love and suspicion, who can she trust?"--

Her body and other parties : stories

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 05:19
by Machado, Carmen Maria,
Publisher Graywolf Press, [2017]
245 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F MAC
Summary In this electric and provocative debut, Carmen Maria Machado bends genre to shape startling narratives that map the realities of women's lives and the violence visited upon their bodies. A wife refuses her husband's entreaties to remove the green ribbon from around her neck. A woman recounts her sexual encounters as a plague slowly consumes humanity. A salesclerk in a mall makes a horrifying discovery within the seams of the store's prom dresses. One woman's surgery-induced weight loss results in an unwanted houseguest. And in the bravura novella Especially Heinous, Machado reimagines every episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a show naively assumeded had shown it all, generating a phantasmagoric police procedural full of doppelgangers, ghosts, and girls with bells for eyes.

The mountain between us

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 05:19
by Martin, Charles, 1969-
Publisher Broadway Books, 2017. ©2010
2017 paperback edition.
330 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F MAR
Summary Stranded in a frigid mountain wilderness after a plane crash, a gifted surgeon and a young magazine writer are forced to rely on each other for survival while confronting painful truths about their personal lives.

One of us will be dead by morning

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 05:19
by Moody, David, 1970-
Publisher St. Martins Press, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
330 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F MOO
Summary "The first in a new series from Hater author David Moody, One of Us Will Be Dead by Morning is brimming with horror. Fifteen people are trapped on Skek, a barren island in the middle of the North Sea somewhere between the coasts of the UK and Denmark. Over the years this place has served many purposes--a fishing settlement, a military outpost, a scientific base--but one by one its inhabitants have abandoned its inhospitable shores. Today it's home to Hazleton Adventure Experiences, an extreme sports company specializing in corporate team building events. Life there is fragile and tough. One slip is all it takes. A momentary lapse leads to a tragic accident, but when the body count quickly starts to rise, questions are inevitably asked. Are the deaths coincidental, or something else entirely? Those people you thought you knew well, can you really trust them? Are you standing next to a killer, and will you be their next victim? A horrific discovery changes everything for everyone. There's no way home now, and a trickle of rumors becomes a tsunami of fear. Is this really the beginning of the end of everything, or a situation constructed by the mass hysteria of a handful of desperate and terrified people? The lower the population, the higher the stakes. Kill the rest of them, before one of them kills you"--

The other side of everything : a novel

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 05:19
by Owens, Lauren Doyle, 1978-
Publisher Touchstone, 2018.
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
257 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F OWE
Summary "Laura Lippman meets Megan Abbott in this suspenseful literary debut about three generations of neighbors whose lives intersect in the aftermath of a crime. Bernard White is a curmudgeonly widower who has lived in Seven Springs, Florida for decades and has kept to himself since his wife passed. When his neighbor is murdered, he emerges from his solitude to reconnect with his fellow octogenarians. These connections become a literal lifeline as a second, and then a third, elderly woman is murdered, and "the originals" as they call themselves, realize that they are being targeted. Amy Unger is an artist and cancer survivor whose emotional recovery has not been as successful as her physical one. After the woman next door is murdered, she begins to paint imagined scenes from the murder in an effort to cope with her own loss. But when her paintings prove to be too realistic, her neighbors grow suspicious, and she soon finds herself in the crosshairs of the police. And then there's Maddie Lowe, a teenage waitress whose mother recently abandoned the family. As Maddie struggles to keep her family together and maintain the appearance of normal teenage life, she finds herself drawn to the man the police say is the killer. As they navigate their increasingly dangerous and tumultuous worlds, Bernard, Amy, and Maddie begin to uncover the connections between them, and the past and present, in a novel that ultimately proves the power of tragedy to spark renewal"--

The living infinite : a novel

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 11:18
by Acevedo, Chantel,
Publisher Europa Editions, 2017.
312 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F ACE
Summary After her cloistered childhood at the Spanish court, her youth spent in exile, and a loveless marriage, Eulalia gladly departs Europe for the New World. In the company of Thomas Aragon, the son of her one-time wet nurse and a small-town bookseller with a thirst for adventure, she travels by ship first to a Cuba bubbling with revolutionary fervor then on to the 1893 Chicago World Fair. She is there as an emissary of the Bourbon dynasty and a guest of the Fair, but secretly she is in America to find a publisher for her scandalous, incendiary autobiography, a book that might well turn the old world order on its head.

Wolf season

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 11:18
by Benedict, Helen
Publisher Bellevue Literary Press, 2017.
First edition.
319 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F BEN
Summary "After a hurricane devastates a small town in upstate New York, the lives of three women and their young children are irrevocably changed. Rin, an Iraq War veteran, tries to protect her blind daughter and the three wolves under her care. Naema, a widowed doctor who fled Iraq with her wounded son, faces life-threatening injuries. Beth, who is raising a troubled son, waits out her marine husband's deployment in Afghanistan, equally afraid of him coming home and of him never returning at all. As they struggle to maintain their humanity and find hope, their war-torn lives collide in a way that will affect their entire community"--

Many Sparrows : a novel

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 11:18
by Benton, Lori,
Publisher WaterBrook, 2017.
First edition.
390 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F BEN
Summary "When settler Clare Inglesby is widowed on a mountain crossing and her young son, Jacob, captured by Shawnees, she'll do everything in her power to get him back, including cross the Ohio River and march straight into the presence of her enemies deep in Indian country. Frontiersman and adopted Shawnee, Jeremiah Ring, promises to guide Clare through the wilderness and help her recover Jacob. Once they reach the Shawnees and discover Jeremiah's own Shawnee sister, Rain Crow, has taken custody of Jacob--renaming him Many Sparrows--keeping his promise becomes far more complicated, the consequences more wrenching, than Jeremiah could have foreseen"--

The indigo girl : a novel

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 11:18
by Boyd, Natasha
Publisher Blackstone Publishing, 2017.
First edition.
342 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Call Number F BOY
Summary The story of Eliza Lucas Pinckney, who ran her father's plantation outside Charleston, South Carolina in the 1700s and struck a bargain with the plantation's slaves--teach her how to make indigo and she would teach them to read.