New Adult Fiction

City of saviors

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 09:53
by Hall, Rachel Howzell,
Publisher Forge, 2017.
First edition.
301 pages ; 25 cm.
Books
Call Number F HAL
Summary "After a long Labor Day weekend, seventy-three-year-old Eugene Washington is found dead in his Leimert Park home. At first blush, his death seems unremarkable--heatwave combined with food poisoning from a holiday barbecue. But something in the way Washington died doesn't make sense. LAPD Homicide Detective Elouise "Lou" Norton is called to investigate the death and learns that the only family Washington had was the 6,000-member congregation of Blessed Mission Ministries, led by Bishop Solomon Tate. But something is lurking among the congregants of this church. Lou's partner, Detective Colin Taggert, thinks her focus on the congregation comes from her distrust of organized religion. But Lou is convinced that the murderer is sitting in one of those red velvet pews--and that Bishop Tate may be protecting the wolf in the flock. Lou must force the truth into the light and confront her own demons in order to save another soul before it's too late"--Amazon.

Fault lines

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 09:53
by Locke, Thomas, 1952-
Publisher Revell, [2017]
388 pages
Books
Call Number F LOC
Summary Security expert Charlie Hazard is rarely thrown off balance until he meets an experimental psychologist who convinces him to join her research team on a thrill ride that will test him to the limit--and leave him wondering if any of them will survive.

A gentleman in Moscow

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 09:53
by Towles, Amor
Publisher Viking, [2016]
462 pages : map ; 24 cm
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Call Number F TOW
Summary "When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery. Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count's endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose"--

Emma in the night

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 09:53
by Walker, Wendy, 1967-
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2017. ©2017
First U.S. edition.
308 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number F WAL
Summary "One night three years ago, the Tanner sisters disappeared: fifteen-year-old Cass and seventeen-year-old Emma. Three years later, Cass returns, without her sister Emma. Her story is one of kidnapping and betrayal, of a mysterious island where the two were held. But to forensic psychiatrist Dr. Abby Winter, something doesn't add up. Looking deep within this dysfunctional family Dr. Winter uncovers a life where boundaries were violated and a narcissistic parent held sway. And where one sister's return might just be the beginning of the crime"--

Barely legal : a Herbie Fisher novel

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 09:53
by Woods, Stuart,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
357 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F WOO
Summary "Under the tutelage of Stone Barrington, Herbie Fisher has transformed from a bumbling sad sack into a capable man about town and the youngest partner at the white shoe law firm Woodman & Weld. Now all of his training will be put to the test as he finds himself embroiled in his most daring adventure to date"--

The man in the crooked hat

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 00:50
by Dolan, Harry,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
354 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F DOL
Summary "A new master mystery writer emerges."-- Forbes Magazine One cryptic clue leads a desperate man into a labyrinthine puzzle of murder in the electrifying new novel from national bestselling author Harry Dolan. There's a killer, and he wears a crooked hat. Private investigator Jack Pellum has spent two years searching for the man who he believes murdered his wife--a man he last saw wearing a peacoat and a fedora. Months of posting fliers and combing through crime records yield no leads. Then a local writer commits suicide, and he leaves a bewildering message that may be the first breadcrumb in a winding trail of unsolved murders . . . Michael Underhill is a philosophical man preoccupied by what-ifs and could-have-beens, but his life is finally coming together. He has a sweet and beautiful girlfriend, and together they're building their future home. Nothing will go wrong, not if Underhill has anything to say about it. The problem is, Underhill has a dark and secret past, and it's coming back to haunt him. These two men are inexorably drawn together in a mystery where there is far more than meets the eye, and nothing can be taken for granted. Filled with devious reversals and razor-sharp tension, The Man in the Crooked Hat is a masterwork from "one of America's best new crime writers" ( Lansing State Journal ).

The fix

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 16:30
by Baldacci, David,
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
420 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F BAL
Summary "Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI headquarters. A man shoots a woman execution-style on a crowded sidewalk, then turns the gun on himself. Even with Decker's extraordinary powers of observation and deduction, the killing is baffling. Decker and his team can find absolutely no connection between the shooter--a family man with a successful consulting business--and his victim, a schoolteacher. Nor is there a hint of any possible motive for the attack. Enter Harper Brown. An agent of the Defense Intelligence Agency, she orders Decker to back off the case. The murder is part of an open DIA investigation, one so classified that Decker and his team aren't cleared for it. But they learn that the DIA believes solving the murder is now a matter of urgent national security. Critical information may have been leaked to a hostile government--or worse, an international terrorist group--and an attack may be imminent. Decker's never been one to follow the rules, especially with the stakes so high. Forced into an uneasy alliance with Agent Brown, Decker remains laser focused on only one goal: solving the case before it's too late"--Amazon.com.

Curtain of death : a clandestine operations novel

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 16:30
by Griffin, W. E. B.,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2016]
467 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F GRI
Summary January 1946: Two WACs leave an officers' club in Munich, and four Soviet NKGB agents kidnap them at knifepoint in the parking lot and shove them in the back of an ambulance. That is the agents' first mistake, and their last. One of the WACs, a blond woman improbably named Claudette Colbert, works for the new Directorate of Central Intelligence, and three of the men end up dead and the fourth wounded. The "incident," however, will send shock waves rippling up and down the line and have major repercussions not only for her, but for her boss, James Cronley, Chief DCI-Europe, and for everybody involved in their still-evolving enterprise. For, though the Germans may have been defeated, Cronley and his company are on the front lines of an entirely different kind of war now. The enemy has changed, the rules have changed - and the stakes have never been higher.

The two of us

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 07:30
by Bylin, Victoria,
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
344 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number F BYL
Summary When Mia Robinson learns that her eighteen-year-old sister is pregnant and plans to marry her boyfriend, she is determined to stop the wedding, until meeting best man Jake Tanner, a handsome police officer with a different take on the wedding.

Chasing secrets

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 07:30
by Eason, Lynette,
Publisher Revell, [2017]
333 pages ; 23 cm.
Books
Call Number F EAS
Summary When a photo leads investigators in Ireland to open a cold case, bodyguard Haley Callaghan and her client find themselves in the cross-hairs as they race to find what links the past to their future.

The driver : a novel

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 07:30
by Hanson, Hart,
Publisher Dutton, [2017]
327 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F HAN
Summary "Michael Skellig is a limo driver waiting for his client in the alley behind an upscale hotel. He's spent the past twenty-eight hours ferrying around Bismarck Avila, a celebrity skateboard mogul who isn't going home any time soon. Suddenly the wind begins to speak to Skellig in the guttural accent of the Chechen torturer he shot through the eye in Yemen a decade ago: Troubletroubletrouble. Skellig has heard these warnings before--he's an Army Special Forces sergeant whose limo company is staffed by a ragtag band of wounded veterans, including his Afghan interpreter--and he knows to listen carefully. Skellig runs inside just in time to save Avila from two gunmen but too late for one of Avila's bodyguards--and wakes up hours later in the hospital, the only person of interest in custody for the murder. Complicating matters further is the appearance of Detective Delilah Groopman of the LAPD, gorgeous and brash, for whom Skellig has always held a candle. As for Avila? He's willing to help clear Skellig's name under one peculiar condition: that Skellig become Avila's personal chauffeur. A cushy gig for any driver, except for the fact that someone is clearly trying to kill Avila, and Skellig is literally the only person sitting between Avila and a bullet to the head"--

Crime scene : a novel

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 07:30
by Kellerman, Jonathan,
Publisher Ballantine Books, [2017]
First edition.
381 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number M KEL
Summary "Eccentric, reclusive Walter Rennert lies cold at the bottom of his stairs. At first glance the scene looks straightforward: a once-respected psychology professor, done in by booze and a bad heart. But his daughter Tatiana insists that her father has been murdered, and she persuades Clay to take a closer look at the grim facts of Rennert's life" -- Page [4] of cover.

Any dream will do : a novel

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 07:30
by Macomber, Debbie,
Publisher Ballantine Books, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
310 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number F MAC
Summary "Shay Benson adored her younger brother, Caden, and that got her into trouble. When he owed money, Shay realized she would do anything to help him avoid the men who were threatening him, and she crossed lines she never should have crossed. Now, determined to start fresh, she finds herself in search of a place to stay and wanders into a church to escape from the cold. Pastor Drew Douglas adored his wife. But when he lost her, it was all he could do to focus on his two beautiful kids, and his flock came in a distant third. Now, as he too is thinking about a fresh start, he walks through his sanctuary and finds Shay sitting in a pew. The pair strike up a friendship--Drew helps Shay get back on her feet, and she reignites his sense of purpose--that, over time, turns into something deeper, something soulful, spiritual, and possibly romantic. Even Drew's two children are taken with this woman who has brought light back into their lives. Perhaps most important, Shay learns to trust again as she, in turn, proves herself trustworthy to her adopted community. But Caden's return to town and a disastrous secret threaten to undo the life Shay has tried so hard to rebuild. It will take the utmost courage and faith if she and Drew hope to find healing and open their hearts to a brighter future"--

The walls

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 07:30
by Overton, Hollie,
Publisher Redhook, 2017.
First edition.
405 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F OVE
Summary "For fans of The Girl on the Train, The Walls is the most twisted thriller you will read this year. What if you could get away with murder? Single mom Kristy Tucker works as a press agent for the Texas Department of Corrections -- handling everything on death row from inmate interviews to chronicling the last moments during an execution. Her job exposes Kristy to the worst of humanity, and it's one that's beginning to take its toll. So when Kristy meets Lance Dobson, her son's martial arts instructor, she believes she has finally found her happy ending. She's wrong. Kristy soon discovers that Lance is a monster. Forced to endure his verbal and physical abuse, Kristy is serving her own life sentence...unless she's willing to take matters into her hands. Perfectly poised to exploit the criminal justice system she knows so well, Kristy sets out to get rid of Lance -- permanently. The Walls explores domestic violence, the morality of murder, and how far one woman will go to protect her family"--

Dead on arrival : a novel

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 07:30
by Richtel, Matt,
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
357 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F RIC
Summary The bizarre deaths of everyone in a remote Colorado ski town thrusts world-class virologist Lyle Martin into a mystery involving a deadly syndrome that causes him to wonder if the world might be better left unsaved.

The promise of dawn

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 07:30
by Snelling, Lauraine,
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017] ©2017
379 pages ; 23 cm.
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Call Number F SNE
Summary "In 1910, Signe, her husband, and their boys emigrate from Norway to Minnesota, dreaming of one day owning a farm of their own. But the relatives they've come to stay with are harsh and demanding. As Signe's family is worked to the bone to repay the cost of their voyage, can she learn to trust God through this trial and hold on to hope for a better future?"--

The Blinds

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 07:30
by Sternbergh, Adam,
Publisher Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
First edition.
382 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F STE
Summary Helping maintain an uneasy peace in The Blinds, a rural Texas community of criminal misfits who were given a chance at a new life after having their memories altered, sheriff Calvin Cooper struggles with personal secrets in the wake of a suicide and murder.

Sun at midnight

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 07:30
by Thomas, Rosie,
Publisher The Overlook Press, 2017. ©2004
Hardcover edition.
488 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F THO
Summary From the critically acclaimed author and "master storyteller" (Cosmopolitan), a sweeping saga of loss and redemption that centers on Alice, who as a scientist, relies on method, precision, and tangible proof. But when her relationship with Oxford artist Peter Brown collapses spectacularly, she is forced to use her skills to evaluate her own life for the first time. In her thirties, childless, and tied to Oxford by her work, it's time to break away. Alice accepts an invitation to travel to the southernmost point of the earth, Antarctica. Upon arrival, she is awestruck by the strangeness of a continent painted in shades of blue and white, lit by an unearthly permanent sunlight. And nothing has prepared her for the close confines of a small base shared with eight men and one other woman. It's in these close quarters that she develops a strong attraction to a man shrouded in danger and mystery. It's in this beautiful but unforgiving environment that Alice discovers something that could change her life forever . . . if she survives.

Stasi child

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 07:30
by Young, David, 1958-
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
408 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number M YOU
Summary "1975: When Oberleutnant Karin Muller is called to investigate a teenage girl's body at the foot of the Berlin Wall, she imagines she's seen it all before. But she soon realizes that this is a death like no other before it - the girl was evidently trying to escape from West Berlin. As a member of the People's Police, Muller's power in East Germany only stretches so far. The Ministry for State Security, the Stasi, assures her the case is closed, all they need to know is the girl's name. Yet they strongly discourage her from asking questions. The evidence doesn't add up, and it soon becomes clear the crime scene has been staged. But this regime does not tolerate curious minds, and it takes Müller too long to realize that the trail she's been following may lead her dangerously close to home... "--

A man called Ove : a novel

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 04:29
by Backman, Fredrik, 1981-
Publisher Atria Books, 2014.
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
337 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F BAC
Summary "Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell." But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations" --from publisher's web site.

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