New Adult Fiction

The dead play on

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Graham, Heather,
Publisher MIra Books, [2015]
329 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F GRA
Summary Musicians are being murdered in New Orleans. But Arnie Watson apparently died by his own hand. When Tyler Anderson plays the saxophone he inherited from Arnie, a soldier and musician who died soon after his return, he believes he sees visions of his friend's life--and death. He becomes convinced Arnie was murdered and that the instrument had something to do with whatever happened, and with whatever's happening all over the city. Tyler knows his theory sounds crazy to the police, so he approaches Danni Cafferty, hoping she and Michael Quinn will find out what the cops couldn't. Or wouldn't. After all, Cafferty and Quinn have become famous for solving unusual crimes.

False positive : a novel

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Grant, Andrew, 1968-
Publisher Ballantine Books, [2015]
First edition.
330 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F GRA
Summary "It's a desperate race against the clock. Detective Demonbruen and his temporary partner, Jan Loflin, seek a missing six-year-old foster child. Demonbruen, himself a survivor of the foster system, is haunted by his own brutal childhood and the death of his father. He labors under a cloud of suspicion, determined to find the missing boy before it's too late. But are his motives really pure? His record is a minefield of red flags and question marks: how is a Birmingham cop able to afford a Porsche, a penthouse, and a summer cabin? Why does he have so much success with the petty criminals who form his network of confidential informants? And is there a legitimate explanation for the multiple excessive-force complaints on his jacket?"--

A hundred small lessons : a novel

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Hay, Ashley,
Publisher Atria Books, 2017.
First Atria books hardcover edition.
288 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F HAY
Summary "When Elsie Gormley leaves the Brisbane house in which she has lived for more than sixty years, Lucy Kiss and her family move in, eager to establish their new life. As they settle in, Lucy and her husband Ben struggle to navigate their transformation from adventurous lovers to new parents, taking comfort in memories of their vibrant past as they begin to unearth who their future selves might be. But the house has secrets of its own, and the rooms seem to share recollections of Elsie's life with Lucy. In her nearby nursing home, Elsie traces the span of her life--the moments she can't bear to let go and the places to which she dreams of returning. Her beloved former house is at the heart of her memories of marriage, motherhood, love, and death, and the boundary between present and past becomes increasingly porous for both her and Lucy. Over the course of one hot Brisbane summer, two families' stories intersect in sudden and unexpected ways. Through the richly intertwined narratives of two ordinary, extraordinary women, Ashley Hay uses her "lyrical prose, poetic dialogue, and stunning imagery" (RT magazine) to weave an intricate, bighearted story of what it is to be human"--

Nobody walks

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Herron, Mick
Publisher Soho Crime, [2015]
296 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F HER
Summary "Tom Bettany is working at a meat processing plant in France when he gets a voicemail from an Englishwoman he doesn't know telling him that his estranged 26-year-old son is dead--Liam Bettany fell from his London balcony, where he was smoking dope. Now for the first time since he cut all ties years ago, Bettany returns home to London to find out the truth about his son's death. Maybe it's the guilt he feels about losing touch with his son that's gnawing at him, or maybe he's actually put his finger on a labyrinthine plot, but either way he'll get to the bottom of the tragedy, no matter whose feathers he has to ruffle. But more than a few people are interested to hear Bettany is back in town, from incarcerated mob bosses to those in the highest echelons of MI5. He might have thought he'd left it all behind when he first skipped town, but nobody really just walks away"--

Shadow play

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Johansen, Iris,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2015.
First Edition.
332 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F JOH
Summary "Eve Duncan is the most sought-after artist in the field of forensic sculpting. Dedicated to her work ever since her daughter Bonnie was taken and killed at the age of seven, Eve feels a sense of duty to those whose lives were lost and whose bones are now in her hands. When a sheriff in California contacts her with a request for help on the reconstruction of the skull of a nine-year-old girl whose body has been buried for eight years, his intensity and investment in the case puzzle her. But when the ghost of the girl begins communicating with her, Eve finds herself wrapped up in the case more intensely than she could have ever imagined. Not since Bonnie has Eve had such an experience, and suddenly she finds herself determined to solve the murder and help the little girl find peace. Except that the killer is still out there, and he knows Eve is on the case. And he won't rest until anything and anyone that could reveal his identity is eliminated.."--

The ghost in the electric blue suit : a novel

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Joyce, Graham, 1954-2014.
Publisher Doubleday, [2014] ©2013
First United States edition.
276 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F JOY
Summary "Critically acclaimed author Graham Joyce returns with a sexy, suspenseful, and slightly supernatural novel set 1976 England during the hottest summer in living memory, in a seaside resort where the past still haunts the present. David, a college student, takes a summer job at a run-down family resort in a dying English resort town. This is against the wishes of his family because it was at this resort where David's biological father disappeared fifteen years earlier. But something undeniable has called David there. A deeper otherworldliness lies beneath the surface of what we see. The characters have a suspicious edge to them. David is haunted by eerie visions of a mysterious man carrying a rope, walking hand-in-hand with a small child, and the resort is under siege by a plague of ladybugs. Something different is happening in this town. When David gets embroiled in a fiercely torrid love triangle, the stakes turn more and more menacing. And through it all, David feels as though he is getting closer to the secrets of his own past. This is a darkly magic and sexy book that has a strong suspense line running through it. It's destined to continue to pull in a wider circle of readers for the exceptionally talented Graham Joyce"--

Bedtime stories for grown-up girls : a novel

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Lande, E. B.
Publisher Leapyear Press, [2016] ©2016
289 pages ; 23 cm
Books
Call Number F LAN
Summary "Lillian and Cydney just can't leave each other alone ... After an absence of fifteen years, these former business partners and old friends meet at the funeral of Marjorie Bretton and sparks fly. No wonder - for years Cydney has been sleeping with Marjorie's husband, Senator Robert Bretton. Lillian is furious at being caught up, yet again, in their tempestuous relationship"--Back cover.

Vanessa and her sister

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Parmar, Priya, 1974-
Publisher Ballantine Books, [2014]
First edition.
xii, 348 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Call Number F PAR
Summary "In 1905, Virginia and Vanessa Stephens and their brothers Thoby and Adrian moved to unfashionable, bohemian Bloomsbury. All in their twenties, orphaned and unmarried, they began holding Thursday night gatherings in their unchaperoned, unconventional drawing room. Most of the young guests in that room would become famous, breaking the old rules and blazing their own new paths. It is from Vanessa's point of view at the center of this eccentric, charmed circle of artists and intellectuals that this novel is told, with unsparing honesty about their friendships, their love affairs, and in particular her own troubled relationship with her complicated, brilliant sister Virginia"--

Alert

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Patterson, James, 1947-
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2015
First Edition.
368, 13 pages ; 25 cm.
Books
Call Number F PAT
Summary "New Yorkers aren't easily intimidated, but someone is doing their best to scare them, badly: why? After two inexplicable high-tech attacks, the city that never sleeps is on edge. Detective Michael Bennett, along with his old pal, the FBI's Emily Parker, have to catch the shadowy criminals who claim responsibility--but they're as good at concealing their identities as they are at wreaking havoc. In the wake of a shocking assassination, Bennett begins to suspect that these mysterious events are just the prelude to the biggest threat of all. Soon he's racing against the clock, and against the most destructive enemy he's faced yet, to save his beloved city--before everyone's worst nightmare becomes a reality"--

Sideswiped : an Off the Map novel

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Riley, Lia,
Publisher Forever, 2015. ©2014
First trade paperback edition.
x, 299 pages ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number F RIL
Summary After a summer romance with Australian Bran Lockhart, Talia Stolfi decides to leave California and visit him in Australia, while Bran is determined to do everything he can to convince her to stay permanently.

You were there before my eyes : a novel

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Riva, Maria
Publisher Pegasus Books, 2017. ©2017
First Pegasus Books edition.
420 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F RIV
Summary Sweeping and panoramic, You Were There Before My Eyes is the epic and intimate story of a young woman who chafes at the stifling routine and tradition of her small, turn-of-the-century Italian village. When an opportunity presents itself for her to emigrate to America, her hunger for escape compels her to leave everything behind for the gleaming promises that await her and her young husband in Mr. Ford's factories. Determine to survive, and perhaps even thrive, young Jane finds herself navigating not just a new language and country, but a world poised upon the edge of economic and social revolution--and war. As Jane searches for inner fulfillment while building a young family, the tide of history ebbs and flows. From the chaos of Ellis Island to the melting pot of industrial Detroit, You Were There Before My Eyes spills over with colorful characters and vivid period details. Maria Riva paints an authentic portrait of immigrant America and poignantly captures the ever evolving nature of the American dream--From Amazon.com

The outsiders

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Seymour, Gerald,
Publisher Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2015.
First U.S. edition.
390 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F SEY
Summary "MI5 officer Winnie Monks has never forgotten--or forgiven--the death of a young agent on her team at the hands of a former Russian Army major turned gangster. Now, ten years later, she learns that the Major is travelling to a villa on the popular Spanish holiday destination Costa del Sol, and she asks permission to send in a surveillance unit. They find an empty property near the Major's: the Villa Paraiso. It's perfect to spy from--and as a base for Winnie's darker, less official, plans. But it turns out the villa isn't deserted"--

The silent land

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Spencer, Sally,
Publisher Severn House, 2016.
First USA edition.
312 pages ; 23 cm.
Books
Call Number F SPE
Summary Spanning 80 tumultuous years, the incredible story of a peasant girl who became the Red Princess of the Russian Revolution. Anna Mayakovsky is now a penniless old woman living in London, but no one can take away the vivid memories of her past: the Count who lifted her out of poverty; the Count?s son, Misha, whose baby she bore; Paul, the ruthless factory owner who became her lover and her deadliest enemy; Sasha, the tough but gentle peasant who converted her to revolution. And her aristocratic husband whom she adored, but could never love as completely as a woman should love her man.

All days are night

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Stamm, Peter, 1963-
Publisher Other Press, 2014.
185 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F STA
Summary "All Days are Night is the story of Gillian, a successful and beautiful TV host, content with her marriage to Matthias, even if she feels restless at times. One night following an argument, the couple has a terrible car accident: Matthias, who is drunk, hits a deer on the wet road and dies in the crash. Gillian wakes up in the hospital completely disfigured. Only slowly, after many twists and turns, does she put her life back together, and reconnects with a love interest from the past who becomes a possible future, or so it seems."--from cover, page [2].

Past perfect : a novel

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Steel, Danielle,
Publisher Delacorte Press, [2017]
First edition.
282 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F STE
Summary What's so perfect about the past for Sybil and Blake Gregory, a successful Manhattan couple with three children who land in San Francisco when Blake impulsively accepts the job of a lifetime as CEO of a start-up? The family moves into a grand, surprisingly affordable Pacific Heights mansion and soon meets the affable Butterfield family, who lived there a century ago. Of course the Butterfields are ghosts, and only the Gregorys can see them, but that doesn't keep the two families from leading a charmed life together.

The verdict

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Stone, Nick, 1966-
Publisher Pegasus Crime, 2015.
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
499 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F STO
Summary Taking a high-profile murder case that may make his career, Terry Flynt is forced to confront secrets from the past when he discovers that his millionaire client, who is a former friend, brutally betrayed him years earlier.

Sign Wave

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Vachss, Andrew H.
Publisher Pantheon Books, [2015]
First edition.
253 pages ; 25 cm.
Books
Call Number F VAC
Summary When a calculating predator threatens his loved ones, mercenary soldier Dell attempts to track down a killer who possesses an uncanny talent for disguise.

Dark side of the moon

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Wood, Les (Writer of fiction and poetry),
Publisher Freight Books, [2016]. ©2016
317 pages ; 20 cm
Books
Call Number M WOO
Summary Boddice, a crime lord looking over his shoulder for good reason, has assembled an unlikely band of misfit crooks. Their job is to steal a famous diamond worth millions, known as The Dark Side of the Moon. Despite the odds, the crew's self-serving squabbles and their natural incompetence, the plan progresses. As events build to an explosive climax no one really knows who is playing who. Full of twists and turns and laugh-out-loud moments, this is a hugely enjoyable romp from entirely the criminal's point-of-view, with not a single cop in sight.

Nitro Mountain

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 08:12
by Johnson, Lee Clay,
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
First edition.
207 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F JOH
Summary "Set in a bitterly benighted, mine-polluted corner of Virginia, Nitro Mountain follows a group of people bound together by alcohol, small-time crime and music. There's Leon, a hapless bass player who can embroil himself in trouble just by getting out of bed in the morning. And his would-be girlfriend, Jennifer, who's living with Arnett, the town's most dangerous thug-- and hoping Leon will help her poison him. And there's Arnett himself, a psychopath for the ages-- albeit so charming and deranged, so strikingly authentic, that he arrests the reader's attention at first sight and holds it fast. His mirror image, a singer-songwriter named Jones, has his own moral issues, though at least he's trying to be a good man. The bright if battered soul who pulls us through this story is Jennifer, a vulnerable yet strong woman struggling heroically to survive the endemic hopelessness and violence that have surrounded her since birth"--Dust jacket flap.

Rainbirds

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 05:11
by Goenawan, Clarissa, 1988-
Publisher Soho Press, 2018.
322 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F GOE
Summary "Clarissa Goenawan's dark, spellbinding literary debut opens with a murder and shines a spotlight onto life in fictional small-town Japan. Ren Ishida is nearly finished with graduate school when he receives news of his sister, Keiko's, sudden death. She was viciously stabbed one rainy night on her way home, and there are no leads. Ren heads to Akakawa to conclude his sister's affairs, still failing to understand why she chose to abandon the family and Tokyo for this desolate town years ago. But Ren soon finds himself picking up where Keiko left off, accepting both her teaching position at a local cram school and the bizarre arrangement of free lodging at a wealthy politician's mansion in exchange for reading to the man's catatonic wife. As he comes to know the figures in Akakawa, from the enigmatic politician to his fellow teachers and a rebellious, alluring student named Rio, Ren delves into his shared childhood with Keiko and what followed, trying to piece together what happened the night of her death. Haunted in his dreams by a young girl who is desperately trying to tell him something, Ren struggles to find solace in the void his sister has left behind"--

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