New Adult Fiction


Mon, 12/25/2017 - 09:08
by Brennan, Allison,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
vii, 390 pages ; 25 cm.
Call Number F BRE
Summary "Over a span of twenty years, four boys have been kidnapped from their bedrooms, suffocated, and buried nearby in a shallow grave. Serial killer or coincidence? That's the question investigative reporter Maxine Revere sets out to answer when an old friend begs her to help exonerate his wife, who has been charged with their son's recent murder. But Max can do little to help because the police and D.A. won't talk to her--they think they have the right woman. Instead, Max turns her attention to three similar cold cases. If she can solve them, she might be able to help her friend. Justin Stanton was killed twenty years ago, and his father wants closure--so he is willing to help Max with her investigation on one condition: that she work with his former sister-in-law--Justin's aunt, FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid. Trouble is, Max works alone, and she's livid that her only access to the case files, lead detective and witnesses depends on her partnering with a federal agent on vacation. She wants the career-making story almost as much as the truth--but if she gets this wrong, she could lose everything. Haunted by Justin's death for years, Lucy yearns to give her family--and herself--the closure they need. More important, she wants to catch a killer. Lucy finds Max's theory on all three cases compelling--with Max's research added to Lucy's training and experience, Lucy believes they can find the killer so justice can finally be served"--

Lie to me

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 09:08
by Ellison, J. T.,
Publisher MIRA, [2017]
407 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F ELL
Summary "Sutton and Ethan Montclair's idyllic life is not as it appears. They seem made for each other, but the truth is ugly. Consumed by professional and personal betrayals and financial woes, the two both love and hate each other. As tensions mount, Sutton disappears, leaving behind a note saying not to look for her"--Dust jacket flap.

The doll funeral : a novel

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 09:08
by Hamer, Kate,
Publisher Melville House, [2017] ©2017
312 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F HAM
Summary "On Ruby's thirteenth birthday, a wish she didn't even know she had suddenly comes true: the couple who raised her aren't her parents at all. Her real mother and father are out there somewhere, and Ruby becomes determined to find them. Venturing into the forest with nothing but a suitcase and the company of her only true friend-- the imaginary Shadow Boy-- Ruby discovers a group of siblings who live alone in the woods. The children take her in, and while they offer the closest Ruby's ever had to a family, Ruby begins to suspect that they might need her even more than she needs them. And it's not always clear what's real and what's not-- or who's trying to help her and who might be a threat. Told from shifting timelines, and the alternating perspectives of teenage Ruby; her mother, Anna; and even the Shadow Boy..."--

How to find love in a bookshop

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 09:08
by Henry, Veronica,
Publisher Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017] ©2016
340 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F HEN
Summary "Nightingale Books, nestled on the main street in an idyllic little village, is a dream come true for book lovers-- a cozy haven and welcoming getaway for the literary-minded locals. But owner Emilia Nightingale is struggling to keep the shop open after her beloved father's death, and the temptation to sell is getting stronger. The property developers are circling, yet Emilia's loyal customers have become like family, and she can't imagine breaking the promise she made to her father to keep the store alive"--

The proving

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 09:08
by Lewis, Beverly, 1949-
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
342 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number F LEW
Summary After five years as an Englisher, Amanda Dienner is shocked to learn her mother has passed away and left her Lancaster County's most popular Amish bed-and-breakfast. What's more, the inn will only truly be hers if Mandy can successfully run it for twelve months. Reluctantly, Mandy accepts the challenge, no matter that it means facing the family she left behind--or that the inn's clientèle expect an Amish hostess! Can Mandy fulfill the terms of her inheritance, or will this prove a dreadful mistake?

Friend request

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 09:08
by Marshall, Laura,
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
375 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F MAR

The world of tomorrow

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 09:08
by Mathews, Brendan
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First edition.
552 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Call Number F MAT
Summary Fleeing Ireland for New York City after stealing a small fortune from the IRA, three brothers immerse themselves in the cultural and political tensions of 1939, only to find their lives falling apart when they are tracked down by a hired assassin.

A secret history of witches

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 09:08
by Morgan, Louisa, 1952-
Publisher Redhook, 2017.
First edition.
484 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F MOR
Summary "From early 19th century Brittany to London during the Second World War, five generations of witches fight the battles of their time, deciding how far they are willing to go to protect their family, their heritage, and ultimately, all of our futures. After Grand-mère Ursule gives her life to save her tribe, her magic seems to dies with her. Even so, her family keeps the Old Faith, practicing the spells and rites that have been handed from mother to daughter for generations. Until one day, Ursule's young granddaughter steps into the circle, and magic flows anew"--


Mon, 12/25/2017 - 09:08
by Oksanen, Sofi, 1977-
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
First United States edition.
305 pages 22 cm
Call Number F OKS
Summary "When Anita Naakka jumps in front of an oncoming train, her daughter, Norma, is left alone with the secret they have spent their lives hiding: Norma has supernatural hair, sensitive to the slightest changes in her mood--and the moods of those around her--moving of its own accord, corkscrewing when danger is near. And so it is her hair that alerts her, while she talks with a strange man at her mother's funeral, that her mother may not have taken her own life. Setting out to reconstruct Anita's final months--sifting through puzzling cell phone records, bank statements, video files--Norma begins to realize that her mother knew more about her hair's powers than she let on: a sinister truth beyond Norma's imagining. As Sofi Oksanen leads us ever more deeply into Norma's world, weaving together past and present, she gives us a dark family drama that is a searing portrait of both the exploitation of women's bodies and the extremes to which people will go for the sake of beauty"--

A boy in winter: a novel

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 09:08
by Seiffert, Rachel,
Publisher Pantheon Books, [2017]
First American edition.
242 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F SEI
Summary "From the award-winning author of the Booker Prize-short-listed The Dark Room, a startling portrait of the Nazis' arrival in Ukraine as they move to implement the final solution. Otto Pohl, an engineer overseeing construction of a German road in Ukraine, awakens to the unexpected sight of SS men herding hundreds of Jews into an old brick factory. Inside the factory, Ephraim anxiously scans the growing crowd, looking for his two sons. As anxious questions swirl around him--'Where are they taking us? How long will we be gone?'--He can't quell the suspicion that it would be just like his oldest son to hole up somewhere instead of lining up for the Germans, and just like his youngest to follow. Yasia, a farmer's daughter who has come into town to sell produce, sees two young boys slinking through the shadows of the deserted streets and decides to offer them shelter. As these lives become more and more intertwined--Rachel Seiffert's prose rich with a rare compassion, courage, and emotional depth--an unflinching story is told: of survival, of conflicting senses of duty, of the oppressive power of fear and the possibility of courage in the face of terror"--

The other girl

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 09:08
by Spindler, Erica, 1957-
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2017.
First edition.
243 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F SPI
Summary Officer Miranda Rader of the Harmony, Louisiana PD is known for her honesty, integrity, and steady hand in a crisis - but that wasn't always so. Miranda comes from the town of Jasper, a place about the size of a good spit on a hot day, and her side of the tracks was the wrong one. She's worked hard to earn the respect of her coworkers and the community. When Miranda and her partner are called to investigate the murder of one of the town's most beloved college professors, they're unprepared for the brutality of the scene. This murder is unlike any they've ever investigated, and just when Miranda thinks she's seen the worst of it, she finds a piece of evidence that chills her to the core: a faded newspaper clipping about that terrible night fifteen years ago. The night she'd buried, along with her past and the girl she'd been back then. Until now that grave had stayed sealed... except for those times, in the deepest part of the night, when the nightmares came: of a crime no one believed happened and the screams of the girl they believed didn't exist.

My absolute darling

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 09:08
by Tallent, Gabriel,
Publisher Riverhead Books, 2017.
417 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F TAL
Summary "One of the most momentous debuts in years: A transcendent novel that strikes a deep emotional chord, My Absolute Darling combines a page-turning female survival story, an arresting use of language, and a heart-wrenchingly powerful redemptive arc"--

Something like happy

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 09:08
by Woods, Eva (Novelist)
Publisher Graydon House, [2017] ©2017
424 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F WOO
Summary "Annie Hebden is stuck. Stuck in her boring job, with her irritating roommate, in a life no thirty-five-year-old would want. But deep down, Annie is still mourning the terrible loss that tore a hole through the perfect existence she'd once taken for granted--and hiding away is safer than remembering what used to be. Until she meets the eccentric Polly Leonard"

A distant heart

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 17:56
by Dev, Sonali,
Publisher Kensington Books, [2018]
x, 302 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F DEV

Direct fire

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 17:56
by Tata, A. J. (Anthony J.), 1959-
Publisher Kensington Books, 2018. c2018
First Kensington hardcover edition.
346 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F TAT
Summary A powerful banker, gunned down in cold blood. A military family, senselessly slaughtered as they sleep. A four-star general, hacked and framed by virtual assassins. When Jake Mahegan receives a distress call from General Savage in North Carolina, he rushes to the commander's home-- and walks right into an ambush. Joining forces with Savage's combat JAG officer, Alexandra Russell, Mahegan follows the trail to a killer who goes by the name "Jackknife," a Syrian refugee-turned-terrorist who vows to avenge the bombing of a Syrian wedding. Terrorist cells are gathering in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Hackers are emptying the nation's banks of millions of dollars. And their final act of vengeance will bring the whole world to its knees.

Immortal life : a soon to be true story

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 05:48
by Bing, Stanley,
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2017.
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
290 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number BIN
Summary "An ancient mogul has bought the power to live forever, but the strong young body he plans to inhabit has other ideas. The battle for immortal life begins. Immortal Life. A fantasy. An impossible dream. For now, maybe. But as we speak the moguls of Big Tech are pouring their mountain of wealth into finding a cure for death. Don't tell them they won't succeed. None of these titans is richer than Arthur Vogel. This inventor, tech tycoon, and all-round monster has amassed trillions (with a T) and rules over a corporate empire stretching all the way to Mars. The newest--and most expensive--life extension technology has allowed him to live to 127 years, but time is running out. His last hope to escape the inevitable lies with Gene, a human being specifically created for the purpose of housing Arthur's consciousness. The plan is to discard his used-up old carcass and come to a second life in a young, strong body with all appropriate working parts. But there's a problem: Gene. He may be artificial, but he is a person. And he has other ideas. As Arthur sets off to achieve his goal of world domination, Gene hatches a risky plan of his own. The forces against him are very, very rich, extremely determined, and used to getting what they pay for. The battle between creator and creation is joined as the two minds wrestle for control of one body. This story is real. The tech is in development. The sponsors are the titans of industry well known to you. Eternal life may very soon be at the fingertips of those who can afford it. Mixing brisk action, humor, and wicked social commentary, Immortal Life imagines a day just around the corner. Welcome to a brave new world that is too familiar for comfort--and watch the struggle for humanity play out to the bitter end"--

The mannequin makers : a novel

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 05:48
by Cliff, Craig, 1983-
Publisher Milkweed Editions, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
325 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Call Number F CLI

Death at Nuremberg : a clandestine operations novel

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 05:48
by Griffin, W. E. B.,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
436 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary "When Jim Cronley hears he's just won the Legion of Merit, he figures there's another shoe to drop, and it's a big one: he's out as Chief, DCI-Europe. His new assignments, however, couldn't be bigger: to protect the U.S. chief prosecutor in the Nuremberg trials from a rumored Soviet NKGB kidnapping, and to hunt down and dismantle the infamous Odessa, an organization dedicated to helping Nazi war criminals escape to South America. It doesn't take long for the first attempt on his life, and then the second. NKGB or Odessa? Who can tell? The deeper he pushes, the more secrets tumble out: a scheme to swap Nazi gold for currency, a religious cult organized around Himmler himself, an NKGB agent who is actually working for the Mossad, a German cousin who turns out to be more malevolent than he appears -- and a distractingly attractive newspaperwoman who seems to be asking an awful lot of questions. Which one will turn out to be the most dangerous? Cronley wishes he knew"

Lord of ten thousand years : the paper dragon

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 17:47
by Chan, Sidney,
Publisher Archway Publishing, [2015]
xviii, 355 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number F CHA
Summary "This is the story of a power-hungry woman who almost brought down a country destined to become a superpower. Tzu-hsi, the empress dowager of the Manchu dynasty, manipulated her way into the heart of the palace almost a century and a half ago, using her charm, looks, and intellect to get what she wanted. It wasn't long before she was hiding in the Summer Palace in Peking, running the government behind the curtain and scheming to grow her power at the emperor's expense. But when foreign intervention and internal strife combined to threaten her empire, she enlisted the help of a devious eunuch and resorted to extreme tactics to deal with the crisis. The emperor sought help from the intelligentsia in a bid to stay in charge and reform the government, but he made a critical mistake by placing his trust in an ambitious general who had the power to ruin everything. Filled with colorful imagery, forbidden liaisons, sneaky maneuvering, heroes, and villains, this novel tells how one woman sought to rise to the pinnacle of power in a male-dominated society, and how a dedicated emperor tried to stop her."--provided from

Montpelier Parade

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 17:47
by Geary, Karl, 1972-
Publisher Catapult, [2016] ©2016
217 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F GEA
Summary As a gardener at the house on Montpelier Parade, Sonny is full of curiosity in his lonely life of dreams. Then the mysterious Vera comes around, and he falls in love for the first time. Casting off his life of solitude, Sonny longs to know Vera, even save her. But what is it that Vera isn't telling him?