New Adult Fiction

The life she was given

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 07:25
by Wiseman, Ellen Marie,
Publisher Kensington Books, [2017]
viii, 356 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number F WIS
Summary On a summer evening in 1931, Lilly Blackwood glimpses circus lights from the grimy window of her attic bedroom. Lilly isn't allowed to explore the meadows around Blackwood Manor. She's never even ventured beyond her narrow room. Momma insists it's for Lilly's own protection, that people would be afraid if they saw her. But on this unforgettable night, Lilly is taken outside for the first time--and sold to the circus sideshow. More than two decades later, nineteen-year-old Julia Blackwood has inherited her parents' estate and horse farm. For Julia, home was an unhappy place full of strict rules and forbidden rooms, and she hopes that returning might erase those painful memories. Instead, she becomes immersed in a mystery involving a hidden attic room and photos of circus scenes featuring a striking young girl. At first, The Barlow Brothers' Circus is just another prison for Lilly. But in this rag-tag, sometimes brutal world, Lilly discovers strength, friendship, and a rare affinity for animals. Soon, thanks to elephants Pepper and JoJo and their handler, Cole, Lilly is no longer a sideshow spectacle but the circus's biggest attraction. . .until tragedy and cruelty collide. It will fall to Julia to learn the truth about Lilly's fate and her family's shocking betrayal, and find a way to make Blackwood Manor into a place of healing at last. Moving between Julia and Lilly's stories, Ellen Marie Wiseman portrays two extraordinary, very different women in a novel that, while tender and heartbreaking, offers moments of joy and indomitable hope.

Paradise valley

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:22
by Box, C. J.,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
340 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number F BOX
Summary "For three years, Investigator Cassie Dewell has been on a hunt for a serial killer known as The Lizard King. He works as a long haul trucker. His prey are the "lot lizard" prostitutes who frequent truck stops. And she almost caught him...once. Working for the Bakken County, North Dakota sheriff's department, Cassie has set what she believes is the perfect trap and she has lured him and his truck to a depot. Standing by, ready to close the net are half a dozen undercover officers, including Cassie's fiance Ian. But the plan goes horribly wrong, and the blame falls to Cassie. Disgraced, she loses her job and investigation into her role is put into motion. At the same time, Kyle Westergaard, a troubled kid whom Cassie has taken under her wing, has disappeared, telling everyone he is going on a long-planned adventure. Kyle's grandmother begs Cassie to find him and with nothing else to do, she agrees--all the while planning a new trap for The Lizard King. But Cassie is now a lone wolf. And in the same way that two streams converge into a river, Kyle's disappearance may have a more sinister meaning than anyone realizes. With no allies, no support, and only her own wits to rely on, Cassie must take down a killer who is as ruthless as he is cunning. But can she do it alone, without losing her own humanity or her own life?"--

The midnight line : a Jack Reacher novel

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:22
by Child, Lee,
Publisher Delacorte Press, [2017]
First edition.
368 pages ; 24 cm.
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Call Number M CHI
Summary "Reacher rides the bus north from Milwaukee. At a comfort stop in Wisconsin dairy country he takes a stroll. Among the cheap junk in a pawn shop window he notices a West Point class ring for sale. It's tiny. A woman cadet's ring. Why would she pawn it? Reacher knows what Serena Sanderson must have gone through to get it. He fights through a biker gang and a South Dakota gangster, following the trail of the ring to the emptiness of Wyoming, in search of Major Sanderson. Is she OK?"--

Moral defense : a Samantha Brinkman legal thriller

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:22
by Clark, Marcia,
Publisher Thomas & Mercer, [2016] ©2016
416 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number F CLA
Summary Samantha Brinkman is hired as the legal advocate for Cassie Sonnenberg after a brutal stabbing left the teenager's father and brother dead, and her mother barely clinging to life. It's a tabloid-ready case that has the nation in an uproar and Sam facing her biggest challenge yet. Why did Cassie survive? Is she hiding something?

America's first daughter

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:22
by Dray, Stephanie,
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
First edition.
590, 16 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number F DRA

Future home of the living god : a novel

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:22
by Erdrich, Louise,
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
First edition.
269 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F ERDRICH
Summary A tale set in a world of reversing evolution and a growing police state follows pregnant thirty-two-year-old Cedar Hawk Songmaker, who investigates her biological family while awaiting the birth of a child who may emerge as a member of a primitive human species.

Conclave

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:22
by Harris, Robert, 1957-
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
First United States edition.
285 pages : illustration, map ; 25 cm.
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Call Number F HAR
Summary Following the sudden death of the Pope, cardinals from around the world gather in the Vatican to cast their votes for the new pontiff, but factions quickly form in what develops into a contentious convention.

Rich people problems : a novel

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:22
by Kwan, Kevin
Publisher Doubleday, 2017.
First edition.
397 pages : genealogical table ; 25 cm
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Call Number F KWA
Summary "[A] novel of a family riven by fortune, an ex-wife driven psychotic with jealousy, a battle royal fought through couture gown sabotage, and the heir to one of Asia's greatest fortunes locked out of his inheritance" -- provided by publisher.

The Essex Serpent : a novel

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:22
by Perry, Sarah, 1979-
Publisher Custom House, am imprint of WIlliam Morrow, [2016] ©2016
First U.S. edition.
416 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number F PER
Summary When Cora Seaborne's brilliant, domineering husband dies, she steps into her new life as a widow with as much relief as sadness: her marriage was not a happy one. Wed at nineteen, this woman of exceptional intelligence and curiosity was ill-suited for the role of society wife. Seeking refuge in fresh air and open space in the wake of the funeral, Cora leaves London for a visit to coastal Essex, accompanied by her inquisitive and obsessive eleven-year old son, Francis, and the boy's nanny, Martha, her fiercely protective friend. While admiring the sites, Cora learns of an intriguing rumor that has arisen further up the estuary, of a fearsome creature said to roam the marshes claiming human lives. After nearly 300 years, the mythical Essex Serpent is said to have returned, taking the life of a young man on New Year's Eve. A keen amateur naturalist with no patience for religion or superstition, Cora is immediately enthralled, and certain that what the local people think is a magical sea beast may be a previously undiscovered species. Eager to investigate, she is introduced to local vicar William Ransome. Will, too, is suspicious of the rumors. But unlike Cora, this man of faith is convinced the rumors are caused by moral panic, a flight from true belief. These seeming opposites who agree on nothing soon find themselves inexorably drawn together and torn apart--an intense relationship that will change both of their lives in ways entirely unexpected"--

Onslaught : the war with China --the opening battle

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:22
by Poyer, David,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2016.
First edition.
309 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number F POY
Summary "The latest in David Poyer's acclaimed novels about the modern Navy and Marine Corps, Onslaught chronicles Dan Lenson's latest challenge as the U.S. Navy struggles to hold Taiwan, Korea, and Japan against a massive Chinese offensive. The prize: domination of Asia and the Western Pacific. As the United States' computer, satellite, and financial networks are ravaged by coordinated digital attacks, China and its associated powers begin to roll up and intimidate American allies, launching invasions of India, Taiwan, South Korea, and Okinawa. USS Savo Island, captained by Dan Lenson, is one of the few forces left in its way. With a fractured crew under attack from an unknown assailant aboard their own ship, and facing missile launches from above and below the sea's surface, can Dan and his scratch-team task force hold the line against an overwhelming enemy? Or will the U.S. lose the Pacific--and perhaps much more--to an aggressive and expansionist new Chinese Empire? The most explosive novel yet in the long-running Dan Lenson series, Onslaught begins an utterly convincing scenario of how a global war with China could unfold"--

The seventh plague : a Sigma Force novel

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:22
by Rollins, James, 1961-
Publisher William Morrow, [2016] ©2016
First edition.
xiv, 425 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
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Call Number F ROL
Summary Two years after vanishing into the Sudanese desert, the leader of a British archaeological expedition, Professor Harold McCabe, comes stumbling out of the sands, frantic and delirious, but he dies before he can tell his story. The mystery deepens when an autopsy uncovers a bizarre corruption: someone had begun to mummify the professor's body--while he was still alive. His strange remains are returned to London for further study, when alarming news arrives from Egypt. The medical team who had performed the man's autopsy has fallen ill with an unknown disease, one that is quickly spreading throughout Cairo. Fearing the worst, a colleague of the professor reaches out to a longtime friend: Painter Crowe, the director of Sigma Force. The call is urgent, for Professor McCabe had vanished into the desert while searching for proof of the ten plagues of Moses. As the pandemic grows, a disturbing question arises.

How will I know you? : a novel

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:22
by Treadway, Jessica, 1961-
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2016.
First edition.
407 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F TRE
Summary "A page-turner about the murder of a teenage girl, from the author of Lacy Eye ... On a cold December day in northern upstate New York, the body of high school senior Joy Enright is discovered in the woods at the edge of a pond. She had been presumed drowned, but an autopsy shows that she was, in fact, strangled. As the investigation unfolds, four characters tell the story from widely divergent perspectives: Susanne, Joy's mother and a professor at the local art college; Martin, a black graduate student suspected of the murder; Harper, Joy's best friend and a potential eyewitness; and Tom, a rescue diver and son-in-law of the town's police chief. As a web of small-town secrets comes to light, a dramatic conclusion reveals the truth about Joy's death"--

The lying game

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:22
by Ware, Ruth,
Publisher Scout Press, 2017. ©2017
First Scout Press hardcover edition.
370 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F WAR
Summary Four girls are best friends and inseparable at Salten, a second-rate boarding school near the cliffs of the England Channel. They are notorious for playing the Lying Game, telling lies to both fellow boarders and faculty. Their little game has consequences when they soon learn their shared past was not as safely buried as they had once hoped.

The woman in cabin 10

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:22
by Ware, Ruth,
Publisher Scout Press, 2016.
First Scout Press hardcover edition.
340 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F WAR
Summary In this tightly wound, enthralling story reminiscent of Agatha Christie's works, Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea. At first, Lo's stay is nothing but pleasant: the cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for--and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo's desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong.

Blame

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 19:15
by Abbott, Jeff,
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2017.
First edition.
377 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number M ABB
Summary "Two years ago, Jane Norton crashed her car on a lonely road, killing her friend David and leaving her with amnesia. At first, everyone was sympathetic. Then they found Jane's note: I wish we were dead together. From that day the town turned against her. But even now Jane is filled with questions: Why were they on that road? Why was she with David? Did she really want to die? Most of all, she must find out who has just written her an anonymous message: I know what really happened. I know what you don't remember.."--

The fallen

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 19:15
by Atkins, Ace,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
358 pages : map ; 24 cm.
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Call Number M ATK
Summary "Mississippi sheriff Quinn Colson had to admit he admired the bank robbers. A new bank was hit almost every week, and the robbers rushed in and out with such skill and precision it reminded him of raids he'd led back in Afghanistan and Iraq when he was an army ranger. In fact, it reminded him so much of the techniques in the Ranger Handbook that he couldn't help wondering if the outlaws were former Rangers themselves. And that was definitely going to be a problem. If he stood any chance of catching them, he was going to need the help of old allies, new enemies, and a lot of luck. The enemies he had plenty of. It was the allies and the luck that were going to be in woefully short supply"--

The late show

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 19:15
by Connelly, Michael, 1956-
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First edition.
405, 31 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number M CON
Summary "Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night she catches two cases she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn. Against orders and her own partner's wishes, she works both cases by day while maintaining her shift by night. As the cases entwine they pull her closer to her own demons and the reason she won't give up her job no matter what the department throws at her"--

The body in the clouds : a novel

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 19:15
by Hay, Ashley,
Publisher Washington Square Press/Atria, 2017.
First Washington Square Press/Atria paperback edition.
308 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number F HAY
Summary "Imagine you looked up at just the right moment and saw something completely unexpected. What if it was something so marvelous that it transformed time and space forever? The Body in the Clouds tells the story of one such extraordinary moment--a man falling from the sky, and surviving--and of the three men who see it, in different ways and at different times, as they stand on the same piece of land. An astronomer in the 1700s, a bridge worker in the 1930s, and an expatriate banker returning home in the early twenty-first century: all three are transformed by this one magical event. And all three are struggling to understand what the meaning of "home" is, and how to recognize it once you're there."--

The dark dark : stories

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 19:15
by Hunt, Samantha,
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
First edition.
241 pages ; 19 cm
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Call Number F HUN
Summary "This is the first collection of stories from a widely acclaimed novelist writing in the realm of the literary fantastical. They urge an understanding of youth and mortality, ghosts, ghost towns, doubling and loss, with the hope that we can know one another more deeply or at least stand side by side to observe the mystery of the world"--

Nights of the living dead : an anthology

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 19:15
by Maberry, Jonathan,
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin, 2017.
First edition.
xxvii, 368 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number F NIG
Summary "In 1968 the world experienced a brand new kind of terror with the debut of George A. Romero's landmark movie Night of the Living Dead. The newly dead rose to attack the living. Not as vampires or werewolves. This was something new...and terrifying. Since then, zombies have invaded every aspect of popular culture. But it all started on that dreadful night in a remote farmhouse... Nights of the Living Dead returns to that night, to the outbreak, to where it all began. New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry teams with the godfather of the living dead himself, George A. Romero to present a collection of all new tales set during the 48 hours of that legendary outbreak. Nights of the Living Dead includes stories by some of today's most important writers: Brian Keene, Carrie Ryan, Chuck Wendig, Craig Engler, David J. Schow, David Wellington, Issac Marion, Jay Bonansinga, Joe R. Lansdale, John Russo, John Skipp, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Max Brallier, Mike Carey, Mira Grant, Neal Shusterman & Brandon Shusterman, and Ryan Brown. Plus original stories by Romero and Maberry! For fans of The Walking Dead, World War Z, and anyone who loves scary stories. Take a bite out of this!"--

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