New Adult Fiction

The ghost in the electric blue suit : a novel

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:25
by Joyce, Graham, 1954-2014.
Publisher Doubleday, [2014] ©2013
First United States edition.
276 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number F JOY
Summary "Critically acclaimed author Graham Joyce returns with a sexy, suspenseful, and slightly supernatural novel set 1976 England during the hottest summer in living memory, in a seaside resort where the past still haunts the present. David, a college student, takes a summer job at a run-down family resort in a dying English resort town. This is against the wishes of his family because it was at this resort where David's biological father disappeared fifteen years earlier. But something undeniable has called David there. A deeper otherworldliness lies beneath the surface of what we see. The characters have a suspicious edge to them. David is haunted by eerie visions of a mysterious man carrying a rope, walking hand-in-hand with a small child, and the resort is under siege by a plague of ladybugs. Something different is happening in this town. When David gets embroiled in a fiercely torrid love triangle, the stakes turn more and more menacing. And through it all, David feels as though he is getting closer to the secrets of his own past. This is a darkly magic and sexy book that has a strong suspense line running through it. It's destined to continue to pull in a wider circle of readers for the exceptionally talented Graham Joyce"--

Bedtime stories for grown-up girls : a novel

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:25
by Lande, E. B.
Publisher Leapyear Press, [2016] ©2016
289 pages ; 23 cm
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Call Number F LAN
Summary "Lillian and Cydney just can't leave each other alone ... After an absence of fifteen years, these former business partners and old friends meet at the funeral of Marjorie Bretton and sparks fly. No wonder - for years Cydney has been sleeping with Marjorie's husband, Senator Robert Bretton. Lillian is furious at being caught up, yet again, in their tempestuous relationship"--Back cover.

A private haunting

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:25
by McCulloch, Tom,
Publisher Sandstone Press, [2016]
280 pages ; 20 cm
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Call Number F MCC
Summary Two men with mysterious past lives meet in an English village with dramatic and violent consequences. Jonas Mortensen, a Norwegian, has been squatting in a house that actually belongs to the traumatised Adam Fletcher, an ex-Marine who inherited it during his absence on duty in Afghanistan. When Fletcher comes to claim it, and oust Jonas, they live side by side in an increasingly uneasy standoff. Then a local teenage girl goes missing. As the hunt for the wayward Lacey intensifies, the fates of the two men become inextricably linked, and the past rears up to confront them both.

Vanessa and her sister

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:25
by Parmar, Priya, 1974-
Publisher Ballantine Books, [2014]
First edition.
xii, 348 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Call Number F PAR
Summary "In 1905, Virginia and Vanessa Stephens and their brothers Thoby and Adrian moved to unfashionable, bohemian Bloomsbury. All in their twenties, orphaned and unmarried, they began holding Thursday night gatherings in their unchaperoned, unconventional drawing room. Most of the young guests in that room would become famous, breaking the old rules and blazing their own new paths. It is from Vanessa's point of view at the center of this eccentric, charmed circle of artists and intellectuals that this novel is told, with unsparing honesty about their friendships, their love affairs, and in particular her own troubled relationship with her complicated, brilliant sister Virginia"--

Alert

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:25
by Patterson, James, 1947-
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2015
First Edition.
368, 13 pages ; 25 cm.
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Call Number F PAT
Summary "New Yorkers aren't easily intimidated, but someone is doing their best to scare them, badly: why? After two inexplicable high-tech attacks, the city that never sleeps is on edge. Detective Michael Bennett, along with his old pal, the FBI's Emily Parker, have to catch the shadowy criminals who claim responsibility--but they're as good at concealing their identities as they are at wreaking havoc. In the wake of a shocking assassination, Bennett begins to suspect that these mysterious events are just the prelude to the biggest threat of all. Soon he's racing against the clock, and against the most destructive enemy he's faced yet, to save his beloved city--before everyone's worst nightmare becomes a reality"--

Sideswiped : an Off the Map novel

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:25
by Riley, Lia,
Publisher Forever, 2015. ©2014
First trade paperback edition.
x, 299 pages ; 21 cm.
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Call Number F RIL
Summary After a summer romance with Australian Bran Lockhart, Talia Stolfi decides to leave California and visit him in Australia, while Bran is determined to do everything he can to convince her to stay permanently.

You were there before my eyes : a novel

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:25
by Riva, Maria,
Publisher Pegasus Books, 2017. ©2017
First Pegasus Books edition.
420 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F RIV
Summary Sweeping and panoramic, You Were There Before My Eyes is the epic and intimate story of a young woman who chafes at the stifling routine and tradition of her small, turn-of-the-century Italian village. When an opportunity presents itself for her to emigrate to America, her hunger for escape compels her to leave everything behind for the gleaming promises that await her and her young husband in Mr. Ford's factories. Determine to survive, and perhaps even thrive, young Jane finds herself navigating not just a new language and country, but a world poised upon the edge of economic and social revolution--and war. As Jane searches for inner fulfillment while building a young family, the tide of history ebbs and flows. From the chaos of Ellis Island to the melting pot of industrial Detroit, You Were There Before My Eyes spills over with colorful characters and vivid period details. Maria Riva paints an authentic portrait of immigrant America and poignantly captures the ever evolving nature of the American dream--From Amazon.com

The outsiders

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:25
by Seymour, Gerald,
Publisher Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2015.
First U.S. edition.
390 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number F SEY
Summary "MI5 officer Winnie Monks has never forgotten--or forgiven--the death of a young agent on her team at the hands of a former Russian Army major turned gangster. Now, ten years later, she learns that the Major is travelling to a villa on the popular Spanish holiday destination Costa del Sol, and she asks permission to send in a surveillance unit. They find an empty property near the Major's: the Villa Paraiso. It's perfect to spy from--and as a base for Winnie's darker, less official, plans. But it turns out the villa isn't deserted"--

The silent land

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:25
by Spencer, Sally,
Publisher Severn House, 2016.
First USA edition.
312 pages ; 23 cm.
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Call Number F SPE
Summary Spanning 80 tumultuous years, the incredible story of a peasant girl who became the Red Princess of the Russian Revolution. Anna Mayakovsky is now a penniless old woman living in London, but no one can take away the vivid memories of her past: the Count who lifted her out of poverty; the Count?s son, Misha, whose baby she bore; Paul, the ruthless factory owner who became her lover and her deadliest enemy; Sasha, the tough but gentle peasant who converted her to revolution. And her aristocratic husband whom she adored, but could never love as completely as a woman should love her man.

All days are night

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:25
by Stamm, Peter, 1963-
Publisher Other Press, 2014.
185 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number F STA
Summary "All Days are Night is the story of Gillian, a successful and beautiful TV host, content with her marriage to Matthias, even if she feels restless at times. One night following an argument, the couple has a terrible car accident: Matthias, who is drunk, hits a deer on the wet road and dies in the crash. Gillian wakes up in the hospital completely disfigured. Only slowly, after many twists and turns, does she put her life back together, and reconnects with a love interest from the past who becomes a possible future, or so it seems."--from cover, page [2].

Past perfect : a novel

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:25
by Steel, Danielle,
Publisher Delacorte Press, [2017]
First edition.
282 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number F STE
Summary What's so perfect about the past for Sybil and Blake Gregory, a successful Manhattan couple with three children who land in San Francisco when Blake impulsively accepts the job of a lifetime as CEO of a start-up? The family moves into a grand, surprisingly affordable Pacific Heights mansion and soon meets the affable Butterfield family, who lived there a century ago. Of course the Butterfields are ghosts, and only the Gregorys can see them, but that doesn't keep the two families from leading a charmed life together.

The verdict

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:25
by Stone, Nick, 1966-
Publisher Pegasus Crime, 2015.
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
499 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F STO
Summary Taking a high-profile murder case that may make his career, Terry Flynt is forced to confront secrets from the past when he discovers that his millionaire client, who is a former friend, brutally betrayed him years earlier.

Sign Wave

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:25
by Vachss, Andrew H.
Publisher Pantheon Books, [2015]
First edition.
253 pages ; 25 cm.
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Call Number F VAC
Summary When a calculating predator threatens his loved ones, mercenary soldier Dell attempts to track down a killer who possesses an uncanny talent for disguise.

Dark side of the moon

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:25
by Wood, Les (Writer of fiction and poetry),
Publisher Freight Books, [2016]. ©2016
317 pages ; 20 cm
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Call Number M WOO
Summary Boddice, a crime lord looking over his shoulder for good reason, has assembled an unlikely band of misfit crooks. Their job is to steal a famous diamond worth millions, known as The Dark Side of the Moon. Despite the odds, the crew's self-serving squabbles and their natural incompetence, the plan progresses. As events build to an explosive climax no one really knows who is playing who. Full of twists and turns and laugh-out-loud moments, this is a hugely enjoyable romp from entirely the criminal's point-of-view, with not a single cop in sight.

Nitro Mountain

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 01:25
by Johnson, Lee Clay,
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
First edition.
207 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number F JOH
Summary "Set in a bitterly benighted, mine-polluted corner of Virginia, Nitro Mountain follows a group of people bound together by alcohol, small-time crime and music. There's Leon, a hapless bass player who can embroil himself in trouble just by getting out of bed in the morning. And his would-be girlfriend, Jennifer, who's living with Arnett, the town's most dangerous thug-- and hoping Leon will help her poison him. And there's Arnett himself, a psychopath for the ages-- albeit so charming and deranged, so strikingly authentic, that he arrests the reader's attention at first sight and holds it fast. His mirror image, a singer-songwriter named Jones, has his own moral issues, though at least he's trying to be a good man. The bright if battered soul who pulls us through this story is Jennifer, a vulnerable yet strong woman struggling heroically to survive the endemic hopelessness and violence that have surrounded her since birth"--Dust jacket flap.

The return

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:22
by Fisher, Suzanne Woods,
Publisher Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
331 pages ; 22 cm.
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Call Number F FIS
Summary As the Amish settle in America, Tessa wishes Hans would notice her. When tragedy strikes--close to home and close to her heart--she discovers the cost of true love.

An augmented fourth : a novel of the lord of Low End

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:22
by McMillen, Tony,
Publisher Worder Horde, 2017 ©2017
First edition
195 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number F MCM
Summary "Codger Burton, bassist and lyricist for Frivolous Black, the heaviest heavy metal band to ever come out of the UK, awakens to find his hotel snowed in, his band mates evacuated, and monsters roaming the halls. Looks like Codger picked the wrong week to quit using cocaine." --

I wish I was like you

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:22
by Miskowski, S. P.,
Publisher JournalStone Publishing, 2017. ©2017.
1st Journal Stone edition
249 pages ; 23 cm
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Call Number F MIS
Summary "Greta didn't set out to solve a murder. But if the first thing you see when you come home after a long day at a lousy job is your own dead body, it can make even the most cynical non-starter in 1994 Seattle take an interest. Refusing the believe her dead eyes, the one-time theater editor at the city's least noteworthy periodical - now a bitter ghost haunting the streets and busways of the Emerald City - will happily break every rule of crime fiction to tell her story and prove she didn't die a lame-ass, suicidal Cobain imitator. If Greta manages to figure out who really killed her, in the process? That's just an extra shot in her overpriced espresso." --

The dark net : a novel

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:22
by Percy, Benjamin,
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. ©2017
xii, 256 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F PER
Summary "The Dark Net is real. An anonymous and often criminal arena that exists in the secret, far reaches of the Web, some use it to manage Bitcoins, pirate movies and music, or traffic in drugs and stolen goods. And now, an ancient darkness is gathering there as well. These demons are threatening to spread virally into the real world unless they can be stopped by members of a ragtag crew: Twelve-year-old Hannah, who has been fitted with the Oculus, a high-tech visual prosthetic to combat her blindness, wonders why she sees shadows surrounding some people. A technophobic journalist named Lela has stumbled upon a story nobody wants her to uncover. Mike Juniper--a one-time child evangelist who suffers from personal and literal demons--has an arsenal of weapons stored in the basement of the homeless shelter he runs. And Derek, a hacker with a cause, believes himself a soldier of the Internet, part of a cyber army akin to Anonymous.They have no idea what the Dark Net really contains"--

New people

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:22
by Senna, Danzy
Publisher Riverhead Books, 2017.
229 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number F SEN
Summary As the twentieth century draws to a close, Maria is at the start of a life she never thought possible. She and Khalil, her college sweetheart, are planning their wedding. They are the perfect couple, "King and Queen of the Racially Nebulous Prom." Their skin is the same shade of beige. They live together in a black bohemian enclave in Brooklyn, where Khalil is riding the wave of the first dot-com boom and Maria is plugging away at her dissertation, on the Jonestown massacre. They've even landed a starring role in a documentary about "new people" like them, who are blurring the old boundaries as a brave new era dawns. Everything Maria knows she should want lies before her--yet she can't stop daydreaming about another man, a poet she barely knows.

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