New Adult Fiction

Sulfur Springs : a novel

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 08:00
by Krueger, William Kent,
Publisher Atria Books, 2017.
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
306 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number M KRU
Summary "In William Kent Krueger's latest pulse-pounding thriller, Cork O'Connor's search for a missing man in the Arizona desert puts him at the center of a violent power struggle along the Mexican border, a struggle that might cost Cork everything and everyone he holds most dear. On the Fourth of July, just as fireworks are about to go off in Aurora, Minnesota, Cork O'Connor and his new bride Rainy Bisonette listen to a desperate voicemail left by Rainy's son, Peter. The message is garbled and full of static, but they hear Peter confess to the murder of someone named Rodriguez. When they try to contact him, they discover that his phone has gone dead. The following morning, Cork and Rainy fly to Coronado County in southern Arizona, where Peter has been working as a counselor in a well-known drug rehab center. When they arrive, they learn that Peter was fired six months earlier and hasn't been heard from since. So they head to the little desert town of Sulfur Springs where Peter has been receiving his mail. But no one in Sulfur Springs seems to know him. They do, however, recognize the name Rodriguez. Carlos Rodriguez is the head of a cartel that controls everything illegal crossing the border from Mexico into Coronado County. As they gather scraps of information about Peter, Cork and Rainy are warned that there is a war going on along the border. "Trust no one in Coronado County," is a refrain they hear again and again. And to Cork, Arizona is alien country. The relentless heat and absence of water, tall trees, and cool forests feel nightmarish to him, as does his growing sense that Rainy might know more about what's going on than she's willing to admit. And if he can't trust Rainy, who can he trust? "--

The burning girl : a novel

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 08:00
by Messud, Claire, 1966-
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
247 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F MES
Summary Julia and Cassie have been friends since nursery school. They have shared everything, including their desire to escape the stifling limitations of their birthplace, the quiet town of Royston, Massachusetts. But as the two girls enter adolescence, their paths diverge and Cassie sets out on a journey that will put her life in danger and shatter her oldest friendship.

Need to know

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 08:00
by Michaels, Fern,
Publisher Kensington Publishing Corp., 2017.
First Kensington hardcover edition.
263 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number F MIC
Summary "Through all their missions and adventures, the tightknit group of friends who make up the Sisterhood have learned one vital lesson: everybody has a weak spot. In the case of Yoko Wong's dear friend Garland Lee, the multimillion-selling performer known as America's beloved songbird, that weak spot was trusting her lawyer, Arthur Forrester. For years, he's taken advantage of her faith in him to amass a secret fortune. And now, in the deepest betrayal yet, he's dragged her into a lawsuit that could cost her home and everything she has left. The Sisterhood know they can't let that happen. Forrester has some of the country's top judges in his pocket, and a list of influential and ruthless friends -- not to mention knowledge of all the ways the law can be corrupted to work in his favor. But he doesn't have the Vigilantes' deep-seated loyalty and determination. And all his years of underhanded dealings won't prepare him for the type of creative payback that the Sisters have made their specialty..." -- From Amazon.com

French twist

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 08:00
by Patterson, James, 1947-
Publisher Bookshots / Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First edition.
143 pages ; 18 cm.
Books
Call Number F PAT
Summary "Gorgeous women are dropping dead at upscale department stores in New York City. Detectives Luc Moncrief and Katherine Burke are close to solving the mystery, but looks can be deceiving"--Back cover.

Detective Cross

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 08:00
by Patterson, James, 1947-
Publisher Bookshots, Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
131 pages ; 18 cm
Books
Call Number F PAT
Summary When an anonymous caller promises to detonate bombs throughout Washington D.C., Alex Cross and his wife, Bree Stone, investigate the threat before it's too late.

Private: gold

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 08:00
by Patterson, James, 1947-
Publisher Bookshots, Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
128 pages ; 18 cm
Books
Call Number F PAT
Summary Hired to protect a visiting American woman, Private Johannesburg's Joey Montague soon realizes the case is not what it seems and his partner's death may not be a suicide.

Glass houses

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 08:00
by Penny, Louise
Publisher Minotaur Books, [2017]
First edition.
391 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F PEN
Summary "When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead. From the moment its shadow falls over the village, Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, suspects the creature has deep roots and a dark purpose. Yet he does nothing. What can he do? Only watch and wait. And hope his mounting fears are not realized. But when the figure vanishes overnight and a body is discovered, it falls to Gamache to discover if a debt has been paid or levied. Months later, on a steamy July day as the trial for the accused begins in Montréal, Chief Superintendent Gamache continues to struggle with actions he set in motion that bitter November, from which there is no going back. More than the accused is on trial. Gamache's own conscience is standing in judgment"--Provided by publisher.

Hellhound on my trail

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 08:00
by Rhoades, J. D., 1962-
Publisher Polis Books, 2017.
261 p. : 24 cm
Books
Call Number F RHO
Summary Jack Keller is back in the desert, trying to make a new life for himself and trying to heal from deep wounds, both physical and emotional. But trouble has a way of finding Jack. When he rescues a stranger from being beaten and robbed in a parking lot, the man claims to be carrying a message from the father who abandoned him years ago--a man who claims to have the secret behind the trauma Keller suffered in the first Gulf War.

A promise to kill : a Clyde Barr novel

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 08:00
by Storey, Erik,
Publisher Scribner, 2017.
First Scribner hardcover edition.
269 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F STO

How to disappear

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 04:59
by Roat, Sharon Huss,
Publisher HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
First edition.
377 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F ROA
Summary Introverted high school student, Vicky Decker, invents a social life on social media.

The demon crown : a Sigma Force novel

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 04:59
by Rollins, James, 1961-
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
xvi, 441 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number FIC ROLLINS
Summary Off the coast of Brazil, a team of scientists discovers a horror like no other, an island where all life has been eradicated, consumed and possessed by a species beyond imagination. Before they can report their discovery, a mysterious agency attacks the group, killing them all, save one, an entomologist, an expert on venomous creatures, Professor Ken Matsui from Cornell University. Strangest of all, this inexplicable threat traces back to a terrifying secret buried a century ago beneath the National Mall: a cache of bones preserved in amber. The artifact was hidden away by a cabal of scientists - led by Alexander Graham Bell - to protect humankind. But they dared not destroy it, for the object also holds an astonishing promise for the future: the very secret of life after death. Yet, nothing stays buried forever. An ancient horror - dormant in the marrow of those preserved bones - is free once more, nursed and developed into a weapon of incalculable strength and malignancy, ready to wreak havoc on an unsuspecting world. To stop its spread, Commander Grayson Pierce of Sigma Force must survive a direct attack on the island of Maui.

Mr. Dickens and his carol

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 04:59
by Silva, Samantha,
Publisher Flatiron Books, 2017.
First edition.
276 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number FIC Silva, Samantha
Summary "Charles Dickens is not feeling the Christmas spirit. His newest book is an utter flop, the critics have turned against him, relatives near and far hound him for money. While his wife plans a lavish holiday party for their ever-expanding family and circle of friends, Dickens has visions of the poor house. But when his publishers try to blackmail him into writing a Christmas book to save them all from financial ruin, he refuses ... On one of his long night walks, in a once-beloved square, he meets the mysterious Eleanor Lovejoy, who might be just the muse he needs"--

Our broken pieces

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 04:59
by White, Sarah, (author)
Publisher HarperTeen, [2017]
First edition.
280 pages : 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F WHI
Summary When Everly's boyfriend dumps her for her best friend, she turns to therapy for solace, where she meets Gabe, a boy who is grappling with his own private issues.

The ways of Wolfe : a border noir

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 07:58
by Blake, James Carlos,
Publisher The Mysterious Press, [2017]
First edition.
290 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F BLA
Summary "A master of historical and crime fiction, James Carlos Blake, in The Ways of Wolfe, delves back into the dark realms of the Wolfe family, a clan whose roots run deep on both sides of the United States-Mexico border, and whose prevailing interests straddle both sides of the law. Although the heir apparent to govern his Texas family's esteemed law firm--and its "shade trade" criminal enterprises--college student Axel Prince Wolfe joins his best friend, Billy, and a Mexican stranger in a high-end robbery that goes wrong. Abandoned by his partners, he is captured and imprisoned, his family disgraced, his wife absconded, his infant daughter Jessie left an orphan. Two decades later, with eleven years still to serve, Axel has long since exhausted his desire for revenge against the partners who deserted him. All he wants now is to see the woman his daughter has become, despite her lifelong refusal to acknowledge him. When the chance comes to escape in the company of Cacho, a young Mexican inmate with ties to a major cartel, Axel takes it, barely surviving a massive manhunt down the rapids of the Rio Grande and into a desert inferno. But with his chance to see Jessie now within reach, a startling discovery re-ignites an old passion and sends him headlong toward reckonings many years in the making. Racing across desolate landscapes from West Texas to the Gulf of Mexico, The Ways of Wolfe is a novel of one man's fateful struggle with his own abiding love and reckless spirit"--

The sinner

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 07:58
by Hammesfahr, Petra,
Publisher Penguin Books, 2017. ©1999
387 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F HAM
Summary On a sunny summer afternoon by the lake, Cora Bender stabs a man to death. Why? What would cause this quiet, kind young mother to stab a complete stranger in the throat over and over again, in full view of her family and friends? For the local police, it's an open-and-shut case. Cora quickly confesses and there's no shortage of witnesses, but those questions remain unanswered. Haunted by the case, the police commissioner refuses to close the file and begins his own maverick investigation. So begins the slow unraveling of Cora's past, a harrowing descent into a woman's private hell.

The address : a novel

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 07:52
by Davis, Fiona, 1966-
Publisher Dutton, [2017]
354 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F DAV
Summary "After a failed apprenticeship, working her way up to head housekeeper of a posh London hotel is more than Sara Smythe ever thought she'd make of herself. But when a chance encounter with Theodore Camden, one of the architects of the grand New York apartment house The Dakota, leads to a job offer, her world is suddenly awash in possibility--no mean feat for a servant in 1884. In 1985, Bailey Camden is desperate for new opportunities. Two generations ago, Bailey's grandfather was the ward of famed architect Theodore Camden. But the absence of a genetic connection means Bailey won't see a dime of the Camden family's substantial estate. Instead, her "cousin" Melinda--Camden's biological great-granddaughter--will inherit almost everything. So when Melinda offers to let Bailey oversee the renovation of her lavish Dakota apartment, Bailey jumps at the chance, despite her dislike of Melinda's vision. The renovation will take away all the character and history of the apartment Theodore Camden himself lived and died in, after suffering multiple stab wounds by a madwoman named Sara Smythe. One hundred years apart, Sara and Bailey are both tempted by and struggle against the golden excess of their respective ages--for Sara, the opulence of a world ruled by the Astors and Vanderbilts; for Bailey, the free-flowing drinks and cocaine in the nightclubs of New York City--and take refuge and solace in the Upper West Side's gilded fortress. But a building with a history as rich--and often tragic--as The Dakota's can't hold its secrets forever, and what Bailey discovers in its basement could turn everything she thought she knew about Theodore Camden--and the woman who killed him--on its head."--

Cicada summer

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 07:52
by Leurck, Maureen,
Publisher Kensington Books, [2017]
296 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F LEU
Summary A woman's journey to restore a historic home in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. A story of second chances and transformation, renovation and redemption.

Midwinter break

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 07:52
by MacLaverty, Bernard,
Publisher W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.
First American edition.
243 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F MAC
Summary Gerry, once an architect, is forgetful and set in his ways. Stella is tired of his lifestyle, worried about their marriage, and angry at his constant undermining of her religious faith. Things are not helped by memories that have begun to resurface of a troubled time in their native Ireland. As their midwinter break comes to an end, we understand how far apart they are--and can only watch as they struggle to save themselves--Amazon.com

Final demand

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 07:52
by Moggach, Deborah,
Publisher Overlook Press, 2017. ©2001
224 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F MOG

Cherished Mercy

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 07:52
by Peterson, Tracie,
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
310 pages ; 23 cm.
Books
Call Number F PET
Summary Mercy Flanagan survived the Whitman Massacre as a child, and now her heart's cry is for peace between the native peoples and the white settlers inhabiting Oregon Territory. Unfortunately, most of the settlers would rather the tribes were removed from the land completely, one way or the other, and tensions are rising. Mercy has grown tired of Oregon City and feels that she has a larger purpose in life, so when she learns that family friend Eletta Browning is pregnant, she travels south to the Rogue River Valley to help. At the Rogue River Mission, Mercy meets Eletta's brother-in-law, Adam, who has suffered a broken engagement. Mercy finds him attractive, but Adam seems determined to focus on ministering to the local tribes and keeps Mercy at arm's length. When tragedy strikes and tensions in the territory reach the boiling point, Mercy is pushed to the limit of her strength. She and Adam must rely on their firm faith in God in order to make it out alive.

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