New Adult Fiction

Hellbent

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Hurwitz, Gregg Andrew,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2018.
First edition.
406 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F HUR
Summary Evan Smoak was trained as an assassin, then disappeared and dedicated himself to helping the desperate. But this time, the man needing help is the one who raised and trained him, the only father Evan has ever known.

One last breath

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Jackson, Lisa,
Publisher Kensington Books, [2018] ©2018
First Kensington hardcover edition.
474 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1649282.2)
Summary After leaving her husband Liam Bastian following a wedding-party bloodbath, Rory Abernathy and her daughter escape to a remote sanctuary of Point Roberts, Washington where they are tracked down by Liam and the killer.

The wolves of winter : a novel

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Johnson, Tyrell,
Publisher Scribner, 2018.
First Scribner hardcover edition.
312 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F JOH
Summary A young woman struggles to survive in a wintry landscape following a devastating nuclear war and pandemic.

An American marriage : a novel

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Jones, Tayari,
Publisher Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2018.
First edition.
308 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F JON
Summary "Newlyweds Celestial and Roy, the living embodiment of the New South, are settling into the routine of their life together when Roy is sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit. An insightful look into the lives of people who are bound and separated by forces beyond their control"--

Night moves : an Alex Delaware novel

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Kellerman, Jonathan,
Publisher Ballantine Books, [2018]
First edition.
395 pages ; 25 cm.
Books
Call Number M KEL
Summary "Even with all his years of experience, LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis knows there are crimes his skill and savvy cannot solve alone. That's when he calls on brilliant psychologist Alex Delaware to read between the lines, where the darkest motives lurk. And if ever the good doctor's insight is needed, it's at the scene of a murder as baffling as it is brutal. There's no spilled blood, no evidence of a struggle, and, thanks to the victim's missing face and hands, no immediate means of identification. And no telling why the disfigured corpse of a stranger has appeared in an upscale L.A. family's home. Chet Corvin, his wife, and their two teenage children are certain the John Doe is unknown to them. And yet their cooperation seems oddly guarded. But even the Corvins' thin response is more than Milo and Alex can elicit from their creepy next-door neighbor--a notorious cartoonist with a warped sense of humor and a seriously antisocial attitude. As the investigation ensues, it becomes clear that this well-to-do suburban enclave has its share of curious eyes, suspicious minds, and loose lips. And as Milo tightens the screws on potential persons of interest--and Alex tries to breach the barriers that guard their deepest secrets--a strangling web of corrupted love, cold-blooded greed, and shattered trust is exposed. Though the grass may be greener on these privileged streets, there's enough dirt below the surface to bury a multitude of sins. Including the deadliest"--

Surprise me : a novel

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Kinsella, Sophie,
Publisher The Dial Press, [2018]
First U.S. edition.
416 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F KIN
Summary "After being together for ten years, Sylvie and Dan have all the trimmings of a happy life and marriage; they have a comfortable home, fulfilling jobs, beautiful twin girls, and communicate so seamlessly, they finish each other's sentences. However, a trip to the doctor projects they will live another 68 years together and panic sets in. They never expected "until death do us part" to mean seven decades. In the name of marriage survival, they quickly concoct a plan to keep their relationship fresh and exciting: they will create little surprises for each other so that their (extended) years together will never become boring. But in their pursuit to execute Project Surprise Me, mishaps arise and secrets are uncovered that start to threaten the very foundation of their unshakable bond. When a scandal from the past is revealed that question some important untold truths, they begin to wonder if they ever really knew each other after all. With a colorful, eccentric cast of characters, razor-sharp observations, and her signature wit and charm, Sophie Kinsella crafts a humorous, yet thoughtful portrait of a marriage and shines a light on the danger of not looking past the many layers of the ones you love to discover how infinitely fascinating--and surprising--they truly are"--

The whispering room : a Jane Hawk novel

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945-
Publisher Bantam Books, [2017]
First Edition.
513 pages ; 25 cm.
Books
Call Number F KOO
Summary "No time to delay. Do what you were born to do. Fame will be yours when you do this." These are the words that ring in the mind of mild-mannered, beloved schoolteacher Cora Gundersun--just before she takes her own life, and many others', in a shocking act of carnage. When the disturbing contents of her secret journal are discovered, it seems certain that she must have been insane. But Jane Hawk knows better. In the wake of her husband's inexplicable suicide--and the equally mysterious deaths of scores of other exemplary individuals--Jane picks up the trail of a secret cabal of powerful players who think themselves above the law and beyond punishment. But the ruthless people bent on hijacking America's future for their own monstrous ends never banked on a highly trained FBI agent willing to go rogue--and become the nation's most wanted fugitive--in order to derail their insidious plans to gain absolute power with a terrifying technological breakthrough. Driven by love for her lost husband and by fear for the five-year-old son she has sent into hiding, Jane Hawk has become an unstoppable predator. Those she is hunting will have nowhere to run when her shadow falls across them"--

Cutting edge

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Larsen, Ward,
Publisher Forge, 2018.
First edition.
334 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F LAR
Summary "As a Coast Guard rescue swimmer in Alaska, Trey DeBolt enjoys a rewarding job with limitless adventure. His life is uprooted, however, when his helicopter goes down during a particularly harrowing rescue. Gravely injured, DeBolt awakens weeks later to severe headaches and a battered body. He remembers little about the crash. Most disconcerting of all are his surroundings--he is recovering, not in a hospital, but in a seaside cabin in Maine, thousands of miles from where the accident occurred. Only when his nurse lets slip an unfathomable bit of news does DeBolt realize the depths of his dilemma: he has been officially declared dead, lost in the crash. Half a world away, Shannon Lund realizes something is very wrong. A Coast Guard investigator in Alaska, she uncovers evidence that DeBolt may still be alive. Her search quickly becomes personal, but before she can intervene, chaos erupts outside a cabin in the wilds of Maine"--From dust jacket flap.

House witness

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Lawson, Michael, 1948-
Publisher Atlantic Monthly Press, 2018.
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
353 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F LAW

Poison : a novel

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Lescroart, John T.,
Publisher Atria Books, 2018. ©2018
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
293 pages ; 24 cm
Manuscript
Call Number F LES
Summary "Dismas Hardy is looking forward to cutting back his work hours and easing into retirement after recovering from two gunshot wounds. He is determined to spend more time with his family and even reconnect with his distant son, Vincent. But Dismas just can't stay away from the courtroom for long and soon he is pulled into an intense family drama with fatal consequences. Grant Carver, the vigorous patriarch of the Carver family and its four-generations owned family business, has been murdered. His bookkeeper Abby Jarvis, whom Hardy had defended on a DUI charge eleven years prior, is the prime suspect after police discover she's been embezzling funds from the company--but she insists she did not kill her boss. As he prepares to defend her, Dismas investigates the Carver clan and discovers the dark, twisted secrets within the family. It seems that Abby was not the only one who stood to profit from the company's $25 million dollar market value. From jealous children to gold-digging girlfriends, Dismas has his work cut out for him in sifting through mud flinging, backstabbing, and accusations of blackmail. But Dismas not only has to save his client's life but his own, as it soon becomes clear that someone has painted a target on his back, too"--Amazon.com.

Two girls down : a novel

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Luna, Louisa,
Publisher Doubleday, [2018]
First edition.
x, 304 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F LUN

The Kremlin's candidate : a novel

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Matthews, Jason, 1951-
Publisher Scribner, 2018. ©2018
First Scribner hardcover edition.
434 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F MAT
Summary Russian counterintelligence chief Colonel Dominika Egorova has been a recruited asset of the CIA, stealing Kremlin secrets for her CIA handler Nate Nash for over seven years. In the dazzling finale to the Red Sparrow Trilogy, their forbidden and tumultuous love affair continues, mortally dangerous for them both, but irresistible. In Washington, a newly-installed US administration is selecting its Cabinet members. Dominika hears a whisper of a closely-held Kremlin operation to place a mole inside a high intelligence position. But it's worse than that: One of the three candidates under consideration has been a paid Russian spy for a decade, selling precious US secrets. If the Kremlin's candidate for the position is confirmed, the Russians will have access to all the names of assets spying for CIA in Moscow, including Dominika's. But which of the three individuals is the mole? Dominika's report triggers a desperate mole hunt before she's exposed and arrested. Resisting all suggestions to defect and save herself, Dominika recklessly immerses herself in the palace intrigues of the Kremlin, searching for the mole's name, and stealing as many of President Putin's secrets for her CIA handlers before her time runs out--even as Putin's dangerous interest in her grows. The treasure trove of her intelligence reporting sends Nate Nash and colleagues on desperate missions to Sevastopol, Istanbul, Khartoum, and Hong Kong.

Still me

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Moyes, Jojo, 1969-
Publisher Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, [2018]
390 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F MOY
Summary Louisa Clark arrives in New York to start a new life and a long-distance relationship with Ambulance Sam while working for the super-wealthy Gopniks, a job that introduces her to New York high society and a secretive man who reminds her of her own past.

The breakdown

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Paris, B. A.,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
328 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F PAR
Summary "If you can't trust yourself, who can you trust? Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside--the woman who was killed. She's been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? It's a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm. Her husband would be furious if he knew she'd broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. And she probably would only have been hurt herself if she'd stopped. But since then, she's been forgetting every little thing: where she left the car, if she took her pills, the alarm code, why she ordered a pram when she doesn't have a baby. The only thing she can't forget is that woman, the woman she might have saved, and the terrible nagging guilt. Or the silent calls she's receiving, or the feeling that someone's watching her ..."--

Fifty fifty

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Patterson, James, 1947-
Publisher Little, Brown & Company, 2018.
First North American edition.
370, 13 pages ; 25 cm.
Books
Call Number F PAT
Summary "Sam Blue stands accused of the brutal murders of three young students, their bodies dumped near the Georges River. Only one person believes he is innocent: his sister, Detective Harriet Blue. And she's determined to prove it. But Harry's outburst at her brother's trial earns her a reassignment -- to the Outback. With no choice but to leave Sam's case alone, she relocates to Last Chance Valley, population 75, where a diary found on the roadside outlines a shocking plan: the massacre of the entire town. And the first killing, shortly after Harry's arrival, suggests the clock is already ticking. Meanwhile, back in Sydney, a young woman holds the key to crack Sam's case wide open. If only she could escape the madman holding her hostage..." --

The bomb maker

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Perry, Thomas, 1947-
Publisher The Mysterious Press, 2018. ©2018
First edition.
372 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F PER
Summary "A threat is called into the LAPD Bomb Squad, a team dispatched to a house whose owner is away, and a bomb disguised inside photography equipment exploded in the kitchen. But it is a second bomb hidden in the basement that has devastating consequences--half of the entire Bomb Squad is obliterated within seconds. The fragmented unit turns to Dick Stahl, a former Bomb Squad commander who now operates his own private security company. Having just returned from a grueling job in Mexico, Stahl is reluctant to accept the offer, but senior technicians he had trained were among those killed. On his first day back at the head of the squad, Stahl's team is dispatched to a suspected car bomb outside a gas station. It quickly becomes clear to him that they are dealing with the same mastermind behind the weapon that killed fourteen highly trained men and women barely twenty-four hours before--and that the intended target may be the Bomb Squad itself."--

Out of the ashes

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Peterson, Tracie,
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2018]
331 pages ; 23 cm.
Books
Call Number F PET
Summary Katherine and Jean-Michel once shared a deep love that was torn apart by forces beyond their control. Reunited in the 1920s at the Curry Hotel in Alaska, have the years changed them too deeply to rediscover what they had? And when Jean-Michel's nightmares of war return with terrifying consequences, will faith be enough to heal what's been broken for so long?

In places hidden

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Peterson, Tracie,
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2018] ©2018
316 pages ; 23 cm.
Books
Call Number F PETERSON
Summary 1905. Caleb Coulter, a lawyer, went missing three months ago. His sister, Camriann, heads to San Francisco to find him. She meets Judith and Kenzie, who also have mysteries to solve in the booming West Coast city. Camri's search leads her deep into the political corruption of the city-- and into the acquaintance of Patrick Murdock, an Irishman who Caleb saved from a false murder charge. Together they see the truth, will Patrick be able to protect Camri from the dangers of the city?

The engagement plot

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Phillips, Krista,
Publisher Shiloh Run Press, an imprint of Barbour Publishing, Inc. / [2017] ©2017
316 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F PHI
Summary A faith-filled romantic comedy with a unique twist on reality show romance. Six months ago William stole Hanna's heart and then shattered it on television in front of millions of people. Now he is on her home turf in Minnesota begging her to forgive him -- and to pretend to be his fianceé! Despite Hanna's objections and the growing media frenzy, neither of them can fight their growing attraction.

City of endless night : a Pendergast novel

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Preston, Douglas J.,
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2018.
First edition.
359 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F PRE
Summary When Grace Ozmian, the beautiful and reckless daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire, first goes missing, the NYPD assumes she has simply sped off on another wild adventure. Until the young woman's body is discovered in an abandoned warehouse in Queens, the head nowhere to be found. Lieutenant CDS Vincent D'Agosta quickly takes the lead. He knows his investigation will attract fierce scrutiny, so D'Agosta is delighted when FBI Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast shows up at the crime scene assigned to the case. "I feel rather like Brer Rabbit being thrown into the briar patch," Pendergast tells D'Agosta, "because I have found you here, in charge. Just like when we first met, back at the Museum of Natural History." But neither Pendergast nor D'Agosta are prepared for what lies ahead. A diabolical presence is haunting the greater metropolitan area, and Grace Ozmian was only the first of many victims to be murdered . . . and decapitated. Worse still, there's something unique to the city itself that has attracted the evil eye of the killer. As mass hysteria sets in, Pendergast and D'Agosta find themselves in the crosshairs of an opponent who has threatened the very lifeblood of the city. It'll take all of Pendergast's skill to unmask this most dangerous foe-let alone survive to tell the tale. -- Provided by publisher.

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