New Adult Fiction

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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

Final demand

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

Home fire : a novel

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 07:52
by Shamsie, Kamila, 1973-
Publisher Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017. ©2017
276 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F SHA
Summary "From an internationally acclaimed novelist, the suspenseful and heartbreaking story of a family ripped apart by secrets and driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequences. Isma is free. After years of watching out for her younger siblings in the wake of their mother's death, an invitation from a mentor in America has allowed her to resume a dream long deferred. But she can't stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London, or their brother, Parvaiz, who's disappeared in pursuit of his own dream, to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew. When he resurfaces half the globe away, Isma's worst fears are confirmed. Then Eamonn enters the sisters' lives. Son of a powerful political figure, he has his own birthright to live up to--or defy. Is he to be a chance at love? The means of Parvaiz's salvation? Suddenly, two families' fates are inextricably, devastatingly entwined, in this searing novel that asks: What sacrifices will we make in the name of love?"--

The good daughter : a novel

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 07:52
by Slaughter, Karin, 1971-
Publisher William Morrow, [2017]
First U.S. edition.
515 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F SLA
Summary Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father - Pikeville's notorious defense attorney - devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night. Twenty-eight years later, and Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself - the ideal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again - and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatized - Charlie is plunged into a nightmare. Not only is she the first witness on the scene, but it's a case that unleashes the terrible memories she's spent so long trying to suppress. Because the shocking truth about the crime that destroyed her family nearly 30 years ago won't stay buried forever.

In the fall they come back : a novel

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 01:44
by Bausch, Robert,
Publisher Bloomsbury USA, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, [2017]
398 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F BAU
Summary "Ben Jameson begins his teaching career in a small private school in Northern Virginia. He is idealistic, happy to have his first job after graduate school and hoping some day to figure out what he really wants out of life. In the two years he teaches English at Glenn Acres Preparatory School, he discovers what he believes will be his life's work; teaching is what he finally comes to with all his heart. His fiance believes he suffers from a 'Christ complex, ' that he wants to 'save the world' entire by involving himself in the lives of his students. Three students in particular, draw him in: an abused boy, a mute and damaged girl, and a dangerous but utterly beautiful 18 year old woman who has come back to school for one more chance to graduate. His attempts to 'save' these students lead him to territory his mentor and friend, the oldest teacher at Glenn Acres, Professor Bible, tells him he should not be in. It's a book about giving; it's about the nature of help--and it takes on the true complexity of that urge as it plays out in that most fraught (and yet common) of settings, a school. It is a book that explores both human frailty and the limits of benevolence."--Page 4 of cover.

Holding the fort

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 01:44
by Jennings, Regina (Regina Lea),
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
344 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F JEN
Summary When dance hall singer Louisa Bell visits Fort Reno to see her brother, she is mistaken for the governess that the harried Major Daniel Adams is waiting for. Between his rowdy troops and his two daughters, he has more responsibility than he can handle alone. Eager for the opportunity, Louisa sets out to show the widower that she is a perfect fit.

The War Bride's Scrapbook : A Novel in Pictures

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 01:44
by Preston, Caroline,
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers, 2017. ©2017
221 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F PRE
Summary A World War II love story, narrated through a new bride's dazzling array of vintage postcards, newspaper clippings, photographs, and more

Becoming Bonnie

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 01:44
by Walsh, Jenni L.,
Publisher Forge, 2017.
First edition.
303 pages ; 25 cm.
Call Number F WAL
Summary Determined to escape poverty, Bonnelyn Parker secretly takes a night job in a 1927 speakeasy while maintaining her wholesome-girl identity by day, an endeavor that introduces her to convicted felon Clyde Barrow, who entices her to become his partner in crime. Summer, 1927. Bonnelyn Parker is more likely to belt out a church hymn than sling drinks at an illicit juice joint. She plans to overcome her family's poverty, provide for herself, and maybe someday marry her boyfriend, Roy Thornton. When financial woes jeopardize her ambitions, Bonnelyn finds salvation in an unlikely place: Dallas's newest speakeasy, Doc's. When Roy discovers her secret life as a moll, he embraces it-- perhaps too much. But her life is headed for a crash. Bonnie Parker is about to meet Clyde Barrow.

Into the water : a novel

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 10:37
by Hawkins, Paula,
Publisher Riverhead Books, 2017.
388 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F HAW
Summary A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from, a place to which she vowed she'd never return.

Stay with me

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 07:37
by Adebayo, Ayobami, 1988-
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
257 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F ADE
Summary "A novel about a married Nigerian couple who must grapple with staggering levels of loss and betrayal in their quest to create a family for themselves" --

Snap judgment : a Samantha Brinkman legal thriller

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 07:37
by Clark, Marcia,
Publisher Thomas & Mercer, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
447 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number F CLA
Summary "When the daughter of prominent civil litigator Graham Hutchins is found with her throat slashed, the woman's spurned ex-boyfriend seems the likely suspect. But only days later, the young man dies in what appears to be a suicide. Or was it? Now authorities are faced with a possible new crime. And their person of interest is Hutchins. After all, avenging the death of his daughter is the perfect reason to kill. If he's as innocent as he claims, only one lawyer has what it takes to prove it: his friend and colleague Samantha Brinkman. It's Sam's obligation to trust her new client. Yet the deeper she digs on his behalf, the more entangled she becomes in a thicket of family secrets, past betrayals, and multiple motives for murder. To win her case, she's prepared to bend any law and cross any boundary that stands in her way. Sam has always played by her own rules, and it's always far. But this case cuts so deep and so personal that one false move could cost her everything"--Summary from


Fri, 12/08/2017 - 07:37
by Cook, Robin, 1940-
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
435 pages, [2] pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F COO
Summary "Newly minted chief resident at Boston Memorial Hospital Noah Rothauser is swamped in his new position, from managing the surgical schedules to dealing with the fallouts from patient deaths. Known for its medical advances, the famed teaching hospital has fitted several ORs as "hybrid operating rooms of the future"--an improvement that seems positive until an anesthesia error during a routine procedure results in the death of an otherwise healthy man. Noah suspects Dr. William Mason, an egotistical, world-class surgeon, of an error during the operation and of tampering with the patient's record afterward. But Mason is quick to blame anesthesiologist, Dr. Ava London. When more anesthesia-related deaths start to occur, Noah is forced to question all of the residents on his staff, including Ava, and he quickly realizes there's more to her than what he sees. A social-media junkie, Ava has created multiple alternate personas for herself on the Internet. With his own job and credibility now in jeopardy, Noah must decide which doctor is at fault and who he can believe--before any more lives are lost"--