New Adult Fiction

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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.

Tom Clancy : power and empire

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 04:21
by Cameron, Marc,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
viii, 582 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F CLA
Summary "A newly belligerent Chinese government leaves US President Jack Ryan with only a few desperate options in this continuation of the #1 New York Times bestselling Tom Clancy series. Jack Ryan is dealing with an aggresive challenge from the Chinese government. Pawns are being moved around a global chessboard: an attack on an oil platform in Africa, a terrorist strike on an American destroyer and a storm tossed American spy ship that may fall into Chinese hands. It seems that President Zhao is determined to limit Ryan's choices in the upcoming G20 negotiations. But there are hints that there's even more going on behind the scene. A routine traffic stop in rural Texas leads to a shocking discovery--a link to a Chinese spy who may have intelligence that lays bare an unexpected revelation. John Clark and the members of the Campus are in close pursuit, but can they get the information in time?"--

Time's betrayal

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 04:21
by Cleveland, David Adams,
Publisher Fomite, [2017]
Call Number F CLE
Summary "Time's Betrayal is an epic multigenerational family saga covering the years from the battle of Antietam to the fall of the Berlin Wall. The novel chronicles a son's search for a larger-than-life father, a CIA agent who disappeared in the early fifties, leaving behind a distraught wife and lovers, not to mention a Pandora's box of devastating secrets and unanswered questions that baffled all who investigated his fate--a fate as beguiling as it is mysterious"--Dust jacket.

Murder in July : a Benjamin January novel

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 04:21
by Hambly, Barbara,
Publisher Severn House Publishers, Ltd., 2017.
First world edition.
250 pages ; 23 cm.
Call Number F HAM
Summary "When British spymaster Sir John Oldmixton offers Benjamin January a hundred dollars to find the murderer of an Englishman whose body has been found floating in the New Basin Canal, Benjamin turns him down immediately. As a free man of color in New Orleans in the sweltering July of 1839, he knows this is not something he should get mixed up in. But when clues to the dead man's identity link the death to another murder, in another July in January's past, he is reluctantly drawn into the investigation. Nine years ago in Paris he failed to catch a killer-- with tragic consequences. Now in New Orleans he must unravel the earlier murder, the one that took place during the great revolt against the Bourbon kings, to solve the second killing. At stake is not merely a hundred dollars, but hidden treasure, the fate of an innocent woman-- and the lives of January's wife, son and unborn child"--Dust jacket flap.

Out of the ordinary

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 04:21
by Turano, Jen,
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Company, [2017]
346 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number F TUR
Summary "Miss Gertrude Cadwalader hoped her position as the paid companion to Mrs. Davenport would be easy. But as she becomes acquainted with her employer, she realizes the wealthy Mrs. Davenport has a strange tendency to be a bit light-fingered with other people's trinkets. Gertrude is relieved when Mrs. Davenport decides to have a quiet summer away from the social scene--until the woman changes her mind in order to help a young socialite launch into society. When Gertrude is caught in the act of trying to return one of the trinkets by Mrs. Sinclair, the mother of shipping magnate Harrison Sinclair, the woman jumps to an unfortunate conclusion. Harrison is determined to mend fences with Miss Cadwalader, but he's unprepared for the escapades a friendship with her will entail"--from

Heat and light

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 04:19
by Haigh, Jennifer, 1968-
Publisher Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
First edition.
430 pages ; 24 cm
Regular print
Call Number F HAI
Summary Bestselling author Jennifer Haigh returns to the Pennsylvania town and the conflicting forces at its heart - hope and desperation, greed and power, big business and small-town families. Forty years ago, Bakerton coal fueled the country. Then the mines closed, and the town wore away. Now Bakerton has been granted a surprise third act: it sits squarely atop the Marcellus Shale, a massive deposit of natural gas. Told through a cast of characters whose lives are increasingly bound by the opposing interests that underpin the national debate, this novel depicts a community blessed and cursed by its natural resources.

Wish you were here : a novel

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:50
by Carlino, Renée,
Publisher Atria Paperback, 2017.
First Atria Paperback edition.
306 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number ROM CAR
Summary "You know when you're looking at someone and you can't help but smile at how oblivious they are to their own charm? That's what was happening to me, and it was making me feel....happy. Euphoric. Something indescribable. It was like we already knew each other, like we had met in a previous life. Memories that didn't exist began exploding in my mind like fireworks"--Page [4] of cover.

Are you sleeping

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 17:46
by Barber, Kathleen,
Publisher Gallery Books, 2017.
First Gallery books hardcover edition.
326 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F BAR
Summary "Serial meets Ruth Ware's In A Dark, Dark Wood in this inventive and twisty psychological thriller about a mega-hit podcast that reopens a long-closed murder case--and threatens to unravel the carefully constructed life of the victim's daughter"--