New Adult Fiction

Portrait of vengeance : a Gwen Marcey novel

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 03:50
by Parks, Carrie Stuart,
Publisher Thomas Nelson, [2017] ©2017
311 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number F PAR
Summary "Gwen Marcey has done a good job keeping the pain of her past boxed up. But as she investigates the case of a missing child in Lapwai, Idaho, details keep surfacing that are eerily similar to her childhood traumas. She doesn't believe in coincidences. So what's going on here? No one knows more about the impact of the past than the Nez Perce people of Lapwai. Gwen finds herself an unwelcome visitor to some, making her investigation even more difficult. The questions keep piling up, but answers are slow in coming-- and the clock is ticking for a missing little girl. Meanwhile, Gwen's ex-husband is threatening to take sole custody of their daughter. As Gwen's past and present collide, she's in a desperate race for the truth. Because only truth will ensure she still has a future."--Amazon.com.

Little boy lost

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 03:50
by Trafford, J. D.,
Publisher Thomas & Mercer, [2017] ©2017
303 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number M TRA
Summary "Attorney Justin Glass's practice, housed in a shabby office on the north side of Saint Louis, isn't doing so well that he can afford to work for free. But when eight-year-old Tanisha Walker offers him a jar full of change to find her missing brother, he doesn't have the heart to turn her away. Justin had hoped to find the boy alive and well. But all that was found of Devon Walker was his brutally murdered body--and the bodies of twelve other African American teenagers, all discarded like trash in a mass grave. Each had been reported missing. And none had been investigated. As simmering racial tensions explode into violence Justin...vows to search for the killer..."--P. [4] of cover.

Unearthly things

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 18:47
by Gagnon, Michelle, 1971-
Publisher Soho Teen, [2017]
278 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F GAG
Summary In this modern retelling of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, orphaned surfer-girl Janie Mason must move into the Rochester mansion with guardians she had never met, and where the night is filled with screams from the attic.

The fire child

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 18:47
by Tremayne, S. K., 1963-
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2017. ©2016
First U.S. edition.
391 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Call Number F TRE
Summary When Rachel marries dark, handsome David, everything seems to fall into place. Swept from single life in London to the beautiful Carnhallow House in Cornwall, she gains wealth, love, and a stepson, Jamie. But then Jamie makes a chilling prediction, and Rachel's perfect life begins to unravel. Haunted by the spectre of David's late wife - Jamie's real mother - Rachel finds herself drawn to the deserted mines where she plunged to her death, three years prior. As Rachel starts digging into the past, she begins to grow suspicious of her husband. Why is he so reluctant to discuss Jamie's behaviour? And what exactly happened to cause his ex-wife's untimely suicide? With December looming, Rachel begins to fear there might be truth in Jamie's words: 'You will die at Christmas'.

Freedom's ring : a novel

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 03:44
by Chiavaroli, Heidi,
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2017]
xii, 388 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F CHI
Summary "An antique ring reunites a Boston Marathon bombing survivor and the man who saved her. Together, they unearth the two-hundred-year-old history of a woman who suffered tremendous loss in the Boston Massacre, a woman torn between the love of two men - one a Patriot, and the other a Redcoat. As both women seem to forgive the wrongs done to them, each must decide whether to face their future through dependence on God's strength, or their own" --

The locals : a novel

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 03:44
by Dee, Jonathan,
Publisher Random House, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
383 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F DEE
Summary "Mark Firth is a home builder in Howland, Massachusetts in the early 2000s who, after being swindled by a finanical advisor, feels opportunity passing him by. In the paranoid days after 9/11, a New York money manager, Philip Hadi, moves his family to Howland and hires Mark to turn his his house into a "secure location." When Howland's first selectman passes away suddenly, Hadi runs for office, and begins subtly transforming the town in his image. The collision of these two men and their very different worlds -- rural vs urban, middle class vs wealthy -- propels Jonathan Dee's new novel to a haunting conclusion. This is a novel that captures our fraught moment, but is timeless in its depiction of the American family"--

The woman from Prague

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 03:44
by Hart, Rob (Fiction writer),
Publisher Polis Books, 2017.
First hardcover edition.
276 pages ; 23 cm
Books
Call Number F HAR
Summary Having fled the demons that haunted him in the U.S., Ash has been laying low in Prague for nearly three months. Now, it's time to move on. But as he contemplates his next stop, a man named Roman appears, claiming to work for the U.S. government, and possessing intimate knowledge of Ash's many sins. Sins nobody should know. Roman offers to protect him...in exchange for a favor. It sounds simple: a bank employee named Samantha Sobolik is set to receive a package containing covert information in a handoff on the Charles Bridge. Ash must intercept the package, and deliver the contents to Roman. Ash refuses--until Roman threatens to kill his mother. Out of options and too far away to protect her, Ash agrees. But when Ash gets to the bridge, he discovers that the handoff is actually a hit. Ash ends up battling a mysterious and deadly assassin in a fight he barely survives. As it turns out, the job is far more complicated and dangerous than anyone thought. Ash finds himself in a strange city, outmatched, hunted, and trapped in a dangerous game where nobody is what they seem--including Samantha. The Woman From Prague is a riveting novel of international suspense from one of the very best crime writers working today.

The Store

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 03:44
by Patterson, James, 1947-
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
259, 26 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number F PAT
Summary Jacob and Megan Brandeis have gotten jobs with the mega-successful, ultra-secretive Store. Seems perfect. Seems safe. But their lives are about to become anything but perfect, anything but safe. Especially since Jacob and Megan have a dark secret of their own. They're writing a book that will expose the Store--a forbidden book, a dangerous book. And if the Store finds out, there's only one thing Jacob, Megan and their kids can do--run for their bloody lives.

Rebellion : a novel

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 03:44
by Patterson, Molly,
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
548 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F PAT

Fox hunter : a Charlie Fox thriller

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 03:44
by Sharp, Zoë, 1966-
Publisher Pegasus Crime, [2017]
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
393 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F SHA
Summary The ex-special-forces soldier finds herself on a mission to the Iraqi countryside to track down a missing comrade-in-arms.

If the creek don't rise : a novel

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 03:44
by Weiss, Leah, 1947-
Publisher Sourcebooks Landmark, [2017]
305 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number F WEISS
Summary "In a North Carolina mountain town filled with moonshine and rotten husbands, Sadie Blue is only the latest girl to face a dead-end future at the mercy of a dangerous drunk. She's been married to Roy Tupkin for fifteen days, and she knows now that she should have listened to the folks who said he was trouble. But when a stranger sweeps in and knocks the world off-kilter for everyone in town, Sadie begins to think there might be more to life than being Roy's wife. As stark and magnificent as Appalachia itself, If the Creek Don't Rise is a bold and beautifully layered debut about a dusty, desperate town finding the inner strength it needs to outrun its demons. The folks of Baines Creek will take you deep into the mountains with heart, honesty, and homegrown grit."--

Fatal thunder

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 06:40
by Bond, Larry,
Publisher Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, 2016. ©2016
First edition.
365 pages ; 24 cm.
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Call Number F BON
Summary "India and Pakistan are stalemated in a war that India launched to 'remove the threat of terrorism, once and for all.' But India's early successes have stalled, and with the coming spring, the tide may turn against them. A small but powerful group of Indian senior military officers and civilian security officials, without the knowledge of the rest of the Indian government, have decided to strike at China, Pakistan's backer and India's recent enemy in the Littoral Alliance War (Shattered Trident). The conspirators plan a bold attack that will leave Pakistan without a patron and protector. India could then finish their military campaign sure of success. To avoid any blame for the attack, the group has obtained Russian-made nuclear warheads from a renegade Russian arms merchant with access to the stolen weapons. Fitted to standard Russian torpedoes and delivered covertly by INS Chakra, the warheads will shatter China's economy. Girish Samant, until recently the captain of Chakra, discovers hints of the far-reaching conspiracy and reaches out to an old enemy, the only person he can trust, Jerry Mitchell."--provided by Amazon.com.

Little & Lion

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 06:40
by Colbert, Brandy,
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First edition.
330 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F COL
Summary "Suzette returns home to Los Angeles from boarding school and grapples with her bisexual identity when she and her brother Lionel fall in love with the same girl, pushing Lionel's bipolar disorder to spin out of control and forcing Suzette to confront her own demons"--

The misfortune of Marion Palm : a novel

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 06:40
by Culliton, Emily,
Publisher Alfred A Knopf, 2017.
First edition.
xiii, 281 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number F CUL
Summary "A wildly entertaining debut about a Brooklyn Heights wife and mother who has embezzled a small fortune from her children's private school and makes a run for it, leaving behind her trust fund poet husband, his maybe-secret lover, her two daughters, and a school board who will do anything to find her. Marion Palm prefers not to think of herself as a thief but rather "a woman who embezzles." Over the years she has managed to steal $180,000 from her daughters' private school, money that has paid for European vacations, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and perpetually unused state-of-the-art exercise equipment. But, now, when the school faces an audit, Marion pulls piles of rubber-banded cash from their basement hiding places and flees, leaving her family to grapple with the baffled detectives, the irate school board, and the mother-shaped hole in their house. Told from the points of view of Nathan, Marion's husband, heir to a long-diminished family fortune; Ginny, Marion's teenage daughter who falls helplessly in love at the slightest provocation; Jane, Marion's youngest who is obsessed with a missing person of her own; and Marion herself, on the lam--and hiding in plain sight"--

The Cottingley secret

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 06:40
by Gaynor, Hazel,
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
383, 16 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F GAY
Summary 1917... It was inexplicable, impossible, but it had to be true--didn't it? When two young cousins, Frances Griffiths and Elsie Wright from Cottingley, England, claim to have photographed fairies at the bottom of the garden, their parents are astonished. But when one of the great novelists of the time, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, becomes convinced of the photographs' authenticity, the girls become a national sensation, their discovery offering hope to those longing for something to believe in amid a world ravaged by war. Frances and Elsie will hide their secret for many decades. But Frances longs for the truth to be told. One hundred years later... When Olivia Kavanagh finds an old manuscript in her late grandfather's bookshop she becomes fascinated by the story it tells of two young girls who mystified the world. But it is the discovery of an old photograph that leads her to realize how the fairy girls' lives intertwine with hers, connecting past to present, and blurring her understanding of what is real and what is imagined. As she begins to understand why a nation once believed in fairies, can Olivia find a way to believe in herself?

The last Tudor

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 06:40
by Gregory, Philippa,
Publisher Touchstone, 2017.
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
518 pages : genealogical tables ; 25 cm
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Call Number F GRE
Summary "Seventeen-year-old Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days. Her father and his allies crowned her instead of the dead king's half-sister Mary Tudor, who quickly mustered an army, claimed her throne, and locked Jane in the Tower of London. When Jane refused to betray her Protestant faith, Mary sent her to the executioner's block, where Jane transformed her father's greedy power-grab into tragic martyrdom. "Learn you to die," was the advice Jane wrote to her younger sister Katherine, who has no intention of dying. She intends to enjoy her beauty and her youth and fall in love. But she is heir to the insecure and infertile Queen Mary and then to her sister Queen Elizabeth, who will never allow Katherine to marry and produce a Tudor son. When Katherine's pregnancy betrays her secret marriage she faces imprisonment in the Tower, only yards from her sister's scaffold. "Farewell, my sister," writes Katherine to the youngest Grey sister, Mary. A beautiful dwarf, disregarded by the court, Mary keeps family secrets, especially her own, while avoiding Elizabeth's suspicious glare. After seeing her sisters defy the queen, Mary is acutely aware of her own danger, but determined to command her own life. What will happen when the last Tudor defies her ruthless and unforgiving cousin Queen Elizabeth?"--

City of saviors

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 06:40
by Hall, Rachel Howzell,
Publisher Forge, 2017.
First edition.
301 pages ; 25 cm.
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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, 08/07/2017 - 06:40
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, 08/07/2017 - 06:40
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, 08/07/2017 - 06:40
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"--

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