New Adult Fiction

Below the belt

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 04:33
by Woods, Stuart,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
325 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F WOO
Summary "Newly ensconced in his Santa Fe abode with a lovely female companion, Stone Barrington receives a call from an old friend requesting a delicate favor. A situation has arisen that could escalate into an explosive quagmire, and only someone with Stone's stealth and subtlety can contain the damage. At the center of these events is an impressive gentleman whose star is on the rise, and who'd like to get Stone in his corner. He's charming and ambitious and has friends in high places; the kind of man who seems to be a sure bet. But in the fickle circles of power, fortunes rise and fall on the turn of a dime, and it may turn out that Stone holds the key not just to one man's fate, but to the fate of the nation"--Amazon.com.

Gathering the threads

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 04:33
by Woodsmall, Cindy,
Publisher WaterBrook, 2017.
First Edition.
xi, 340 pages ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number F WOO
Summary "Finally back in the Old Order Amish world she loves, Will Ariana's new perspectives draw her family closer together-- or completely rip them apart? After months away in the Englisch world, Ariana Brenneman is overjoyed to be in the Old Order Amish home where she was raised. Yet her excitement is mixed with an unexpected apprehension as she reconciles all she's learned from her biological parents with the uncompromising teachings of her Plain community. Although her childhood friend, ex-Amish Quill Schlabach, hopes to help her navigate her new role amongst her people, Ariana's Daed doesn't understand why his sweet daughter is suddenly questioning his authority. What will happen if she sows seeds of unrest and rebellion in the entire family? Meanwhile, Skylar Nash has finally found her place among the large Brenneman family, but Ariana's arrival threatens to unravel Skylar's new identity--and her sobriety. Both Ariana and Skylar must discover the true cords that bind a family and community together and grasp tight the One who holds their authentic identities close to His heart. Gathering the Threads is the third and final novel in The Amish of Summer Grove series"--

Behind the scenes

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 07:24
by Turano, Jen,
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017] ©2017
343 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number F TUR
Summary "Miss Permilia Griswold may have been given the opportunity of a debut into New York high society, but no one warned her she wasn't guaranteed to "take." After spending the last six years banished to the wallflower section of the ballroom, she's finally putting her status on the fringes of society to good use by penning anonymous society gossip columns under the pseudonym "Miss Quill." Mr. Asher Rutherford has managed to maintain his status as a reputable gentleman of society despite opening his own department store. While pretending it's simply a lark to fill his time, he has quite legitimate reasons for needing to make his store the most successful in the country. When Permilia overhears a threat against the estimable Mr. Rutherford, she's determined to find and warn the man. Disgruntled at a first meeting that goes quite poorly and results in Asher not believing her, she decides to take matters into her own hands, never realizing she'll end up at risk as well. As Asher and Permilia are forced to work together and spend time away from the spotlight of society, perhaps there's more going on behind the scenes than they ever could have anticipated..."--Amazon.com

The only thing worse than me is you

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 04:21
by Anderson, Lily, 1988-
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin, 2016.
First edition.
viii, 339 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F AND
Summary After years of competing against each other, Trixie and Ben form a fandom-based tentative friendship when their best friends start dating each other, but after Trixie's friend gets expelled for cheating they have to choose which side they are on.

The sky over Lima

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 04:21
by Gómez Bárcena, Juan, 1984-
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
First U.S. edition.
275 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F GOM
Summary "A retelling of a fantastical true story: two young men seduce Nobel laureate Juan Ramon Jiménez with the words of an imaginary woman and inspire one of his greatest love poems. Jose Galvez and Carlos Rodriguez are poets. Or, at least, they'd like to be. Sons of Lima's elite in the early twentieth century, they scribble bad verses and read the greats: Rilke, Rimbaud, and, above all others, Juan Ramon Jiménez, the Spanish Maestro. Desperate for Jiménez's latest work, unavailable in Lima, they decide to ask him for a copy. They're sure Jiménez won't send two dilettantes his book, but he might favor a beautiful woman. They write to him as the lovely, imaginary Georgina Hubner. Jiménez responds with a letter and a book. Elated, Jose and Carlos write back. Their correspondence continues, as the Maestro falls in love with Georgina, and the boys abandon poetry for the pages of Jiménez's life"--

Deep black : a Tom Locke novel

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 04:21
by McFate, Sean,
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
322 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F MCF
Summary "In this second military action thriller following Shadow War by former Army paratrooper Sean McFate, hero Tom Locke must track a missing Saudi prince deep inside ISIS territory"--

Ominous

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 13:18
by Jackson, Lisa,
Publisher Kensington Publishing Corp., 2017.
First Kensington hardcover edition.
376 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F JAC
Summary Three teenaged girls splash in the lake on a sweltering summer evening. Shiloh, Kat, and Ruth are unaware of the man who spies on them from the woods. They have no idea how their lives will be changed by the brutal violence that follows--and the vow of secrecy they take. Fifteen years later, Ruth and Shiloh have both returned to Prairie Creek, Wyoming, where Kat is deputy sheriff. Though they've tried to leave their shared past behind, each has the feeling that someone is lurking in the shadows. When a local girl vanishes, Kat is convinced there's a connection to that long ago night. But as the friends unite to find the missing teenager, a killer sends a chilling message.

No easy target

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 13:18
by Johansen, Iris,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2017.
First edition.
340 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F JOH
Summary "When an enemy from her past threatens to return, Margaret Douglas must go on the run. But danger is in hot pursuit, and Margaret finds herself matching wits with a man who refuses to be stopped. Turning from the hunted to the hunter, Margaret must use everything she has to not only survive, but defeat evil and prove she's No Easy Target in this high-octane thriller"--

High stakes

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 13:18
by Michaels, Fern,
Publisher Kensington Publishing Corp., 2017.
First Kensington hardcover edition.
278 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number F MIC
Summary Investigative reporter Dennis West joined forces with the men of the Sisterhood to help fight corruption and greed on behalf of underdogs everywhere. Now he and his band of brothers are on a mission to help an old friend in danger: Toby Mason was a whip-smart college nerd - nothing like the buff dancer at the Supper Club who's reached out to Dennis. The owners of the Supper Club adult-entertainment franchise have expanded their empire through tours, contests, and calendars. But Toby suspects the Supper Clubs offer a convenient front for a major drug trafficking operation - and those suspicions have become known to his employers. At the top-secret headquarters of BOLO Consultants, Dennis, Jack, Abner, Ted, Harry, and the rest of the crew gather to formulate a plan. It'll mean going deep undercover, but the men of the Sisterhood are breaking out their most impressive moves to stop a criminal network that's stayed two steps ahead of justice for too long.

Deep extraction

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 13:18
by Mills, DiAnn,
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2017] ©2017
xii, 396 pages ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number F MIL
Summary Oil and gas magnate Nathan Moore's killer used Moore's pacemaker as a seemingly perfect means of execution. And a bombing at one of Nathan's oil rigs days earlier indicates his death could be part of a bigger conspiracy. Special Agent Tori Templeton's first order of business is separating the personal from the professional: the victim's wife, her best friend, is one of the FBI's prime suspects. With the newest member of the task force, recently reinstated Deputy US Marshal Cole Jeffers, Tori digs deeper into Nathan's personal and business affairs. They uncover more than they bargained for... and someone is intent on silencing them for good.

Echoes of Massacre Canyon

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 10:17
by Tyler, Ben
Publisher Five Star, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
First edition.
253 pages ; 23 cm
Books
Call Number F TYL

The Samaritan

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 16:06
by Cross, Mason
Publisher Pegasus Crime, an imprint of Pegasus Books LLC, 2016. ©2015
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
407 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F CRO
Summary When "the Samaritan," a sadistic serial killer who preys on lone female drivers whose cars have broken down, leaves behind a new victim in the Santa Monica Mountains, LAPD Detective Jessica Allen must find a way to stop him with the help of skilled manhunter Carter Blake.

I know a secret : a novel

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 07:02
by Gerritsen, Tess,
Publisher Ballantine Books, [2017]
First edition.
318 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F GER
Summary "The crime scene is unlike any that Detective Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles have ever before encountered. The woman lies in apparently peaceful repose on her bed, and Maura finds no apparent cause of death, but there is no doubt the woman is indeed dead. The victim's eyes have been removed and placed in the palm of her hand, a gesture that echoes the terrifying films she produces. Is a crazed movie fan reenacting scenes from those disturbing films? When another victim is found, again with no apparent cause of death, again with a grotesquely staged crime scene, Jane and Maura realize the killer has widened his circle of targets. He's chosen one particular woman for his next victim, and she knows he's coming for her next. She's the only one who can help Jane and Maura catch the killer. But she knows a secret. And it's a secret she'll never tell"--

Fatal trust

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 07:02
by Johnson, Todd M. (Todd Maurice), 1953-
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
343 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F JOHNSON
Summary "Defense Attorney Ian Wells is struggling to build a law practice while caring for his sick mother. When a new client offers a huge sum to take on a simple trust fund case, he can't afford to say no. But when the investigation leads to a decades-old mystery linking the trust to dangerous criminals, he realizes this case could cost him his career"--

A stranger in the house

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 07:02
by Lapeña, Shari, 1960-
Publisher Pamela Dorman Books, Viking, [2017]
305 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F LAP
Summary "You're home making dinner for your husband. You expect him any second. The phone rings--it's the call you hoped you'd never get. You jump in your car and race to a neighborhood you thought you'd never visit. You peer into the dark, deserted building. You brace yourself for the worst. And then, you remember nothing else. They tell your husband you've been in an accident. You lost control of your car as you sped through the worst side of town. The police suspect you were up to no good. But your husband refuses to believe it. Your best friend is not so sure. And even you don't know what to believe"--

Without fear or favor : a novel

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 07:02
by Tanenbaum, Robert,
Publisher Gallery Books, 2017.
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
viii, 373 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F TAN
Summary When a cop shoots down the son of a respected inner-city Baptist preacher, the community rises up in anger and demands to have the officer prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. But there's something more than a call for justice at work here: a plot to bring down the city's police force through a conspiracy so vast and malicious only Butch Karp and his band of truth-seekers can untangle it. Now Karp and his wife Marlene Ciampi must stop a radical organization of armed militants bent on the cold-blooded murder of uniformed on-duty police officers.

Our broken pieces

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 07:02
by White, Sarah, (author)
Publisher HarperTeen, [2017]
First edition.
280 pages : 22 cm
Books
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.

Golden prey

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 12:55
by Sandford, John, 1944 February 23-
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
392 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F SAN
Summary "Thanks to some very influential people whose lives he saved, Lucas is no longer working for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, but for the U.S. Marshals Service, and with unusual scope. He gets to pick his own cases, whatever they are, wherever they lead him. And where they've led him this time is into real trouble. A Biloxi, Mississippi, drug-cartel counting house gets robbed, and suitcases full of cash disappear, leaving behind five bodies, including that of a six-year-old girl. Davenport takes the case, which quickly spirals out of control, as cartel assassins, including a torturer known as the 'Queen of home-improvement tools' compete with Davenport to find the Dixie Hicks shooters who knocked over the counting house. Things get ugly real fast, and neither the cartel killers nor the holdup men give a damn about whose lives Davenport might have saved; to them, he's just another large target. --

To wager her heart

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 03:52
by Alexander, Tamera,
Publisher Zondervan, [2017]
372 pages ; 23 cm.
Books
Call Number F ALE
Summary "The third and final installment in the bestselling Belle Meade Novels collection!"--

Seeing red

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 03:52
by Brown, Sandra, 1948-
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2017.
First edition.
421 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F BRO
Summary Kerra Bailey is a TV journalist hot on the trail of a story guaranteed to skyrocket her career to new heights. Twenty-five years ago, Major Franklin Trapper became a national icon when he was photographed leading a handful of survivors to safety after the bombing of a Dallas hotel. For years, he gave frequent speeches and interviews but then suddenly dropped out of the public eye, shunning all media. Now Kerra is willing to use any means necessary to get an exclusive with the Major--even if she has to secure an introduction from his estranged son, former ATF agent John Trapper. Still seething over his break with both the ATF and his father, Trapper wants no association with the bombing or the Major. Yet Kerra's hints that there's more to the story rouse Trapper's interest despite himself. And when the interview goes catastrophically awry--with unknown assailants targeting not only the Major, but also Kerra--Trapper realizes he needs her under wraps if he's going to track down the gunmen . . . and finally discover who was responsible for the Dallas bombing. Kerra is wary of a man so charming one moment and dangerous the next, and she knows Trapper is withholding evidence from his ATF investigation into the bombing. But having no one else to trust and enemies lurking closer than they know, Kerra and Trapper join forces to expose a sinuous network of lies and conspiracy--and uncover who would want a national hero dead.

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