New Adult Fiction

Only child

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 02:59
by Navin, Rhiannon, 1978-
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.
First edition.
287 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F NAV
Summary Surviving a horrific school shooting, a six-year-old boy retreats into the world of books and art while making sobering observations about his mother's determination to prosecute the shooter's parents and the wider community's efforts to make sense of the tragedy.

Unforgivable love

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 05:57
by Scott, Sophfronia,
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
509, 7 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F SCO
Summary In this vivid reimagining of the French classic Les Liaisons Dangereuses, it's the summer when Jackie Robinson breaks Major League Baseball's color barrier and a sweltering stretch has Harlem's elite fleeing the city for Westchester County's breezier climes, two predators stalk amidst the manicured gardens and fine old homes. Heiress Mae Malveaux rules society with an angel's smile and a heart of stone. She made up her mind long ago that nobody would decide her fate. To have the pleasure she craves, control is paramount, especially control of the men Mae attracts like moths to a flame. Valiant Jackson always gets what he wants, and he's wanted Mae for years. The door finally opens for him when Mae strikes a bargain: seduce her virginal young cousin, Cecily, who is engaged to Frank Washington. Frank values her innocence above all else. If successful, Val's reward will be a night with Mae. But Val secretly seeks another prize. Elizabeth Townsend is fiercely loyal to her church and her civil rights attorney husband. Certain there is something redeemable in Mr. Jackson. Little does she know that her worst mistake will be Val's greatest triumph.

This is what happened

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 02:55
by Herron, Mick,
Publisher Soho Crime, [2018]
261 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F HER
Summary Twenty-six-year-old Maggie Barnes is someone you would never look at twice. Living alone in a month-to-month sublet in the huge city of London, with no family but an estranged sister, no boyfriend or partner, and not much in the way of friends, Maggie is just the kind of person who could vanish from the face of the earth without anyone taking notice. Or just the kind of person MI5 needs to infiltrate the establishment and thwart an international plot that puts all of Britain at risk.

The glass forest : a novel

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 02:55
by Swanson, Cynthia, 1965-
Publisher Touchstone, 2018.
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
340 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F SWANSON
Summary "From the New York Times bestselling author of The Bookseller comes a gripping literary suspense novel set in the 1960s about a deeply troubled family and three women who will reveal its dark truths. In the autumn of 1960, Angie Glass is living an idyllic life in her Wisconsin hometown. At twenty-one, she's married to charming, handsome Paul, and has just given birth to a baby boy. But one phone call changes her life forever. When Paul's niece, Ruby, reports that her father, Henry, has committed suicide, and that her mother, Silja, is missing, Angie and Paul drop everything and fly to the small upstate town of Stonekill, New York to be by Ruby's side. Angie thinks they're coming to the rescue of Paul's grief-stricken young niece, but Ruby is a composed and enigmatic seventeen-year-old who resists Angie's attempts to nurture her. As Angie learns more about the complicated Glass family, staying in Henry and Silja's eerie and ultra-modern house on the edge of the woods, she begins to question the very fabric of her own marriage. Through Silja's flashbacks, Angie's discovery of astonishing truths, and Ruby's strategic dissection of her parents' state of affairs, a story of love, secrets, and ultimate betrayal is revealed"--

Hide and seek : a Detective Helen Grace thriller

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:51
by Arlidge, M. J.
Publisher Berkley, 2017.
Berkley trade paperback edition.
404 pages ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number F ARL
Summary "As one of HM Prison Holloway's most high-profile new inmates, Helen Grace has a target on her back and nowhere to hide. She has made a long list of enemies over the course of her career--some are incarcerated within these very walls. When one of Helen's fellow prisoners is found mutilated and murdered in her own locked cell, it's clear that the killer is someone on the inside. But time is running out for Helen as she races to expose the person who framed her, and the body count in the prison starts to climb. Helen will need to draw on all her investigative skills and instincts to catch the serial killer behind these murders and discover the truth--unless the killer finds her first"--

The trick : a novel

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:51
by Bergmann, Emanuel, 1972-
Publisher Atria Books, 2017.
First Atria books hardcover edition.
375 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F BER
Summary "Sweeping between Prague during World War II and modern day Los Angeles, this deeply moving debut follows a young Jewish man in 1934 who falls in love and joins the circus as the country descends into war. Decades later, a young boy seeks out the now cynical, elderly magician in the hopes that his spells might keep his family together. Prague, 1934: The fifteen-year-old rabbi's son Moshe Goldenhirsch marvels at the legendary circus magician known as the Half-Moon Man. Unexpectedly, he falls madly in love with the magician's delightful assistant, spurring him to run away from home to join the circus, which is slowly making its way to Germany as war looms on the horizon. Soon, he becomes a world-renowned magician known as the Great Zabbatini, even sought after by Adolf Hitler. But when Moshe is discovered to be a Jew, only his special talent can save him from perishing in a concentration camp. Los Angeles, 2007: Ten-year-old Max Cohn is convinced that magic can bring his estranged parents back together before they divorce. So one night he climbs out of his bedroom window in search of the Great Zabbatini, certain this powerful magician has the power to reunite his family"--

The last to see me : a novel

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:51
by Dressler, Mylène, 1963-
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, [2017]
First editon.
264 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F DRE
Summary "In a small logging town in northern California, young Emma Rose Finnis was born and died. Now, no one remembers her hardworking life and her grand dreams--but she remembers. She remembers everything. Emma Rose is still here, one hundred years after her death . . . and she doesn't plan on leaving. But when a determined hunter arrives with instructions to "clean" Emma Rose out of her haunt, the stately Lambry mansion, death suddenly isn't the worst fate imaginable. Emma Rose refuses to be hounded from the only place she's ever found peace, even if it means waging a war on the living . . . and the dead"--Amazon.com.

The deep dark descending

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:51
by Eskens, Allen, 1963-
Publisher Seventh Street Books, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2017.
285 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F ESK
Summary "Homicide Detective Max Rupert never fully accepted his wife's death, even when he believed that a reckless hit and run driver was the cause. But when he learns that in fact she was murdered, he devotes himself to hunting down her killers. Most of his life he had thought of himself as a decent man. But now he's so consumed with thoughts of retribution that he questions whether he will take that last step and enact the vengeance he longs for. On a frozen lake near the US-Canadian border, he wrestles with a decision that could change his life forever, as his hatred threatens to turn him into the kind of person he has spent a career bringing to justice"--

The miranda : a novel

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:51
by Nicholson, G. J.,
Publisher The Unnamed Press, [2017].
271 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number F NIC
Summary The Miranda is at turns a biting satire about the secrets we keep from our neighbors, and about the invisible and unceasing state of war in which most Westerners unconsciously live. -- amazon.com

The best kind of people : a novel

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:51
by Whittall, Zoe,
Publisher Ballantine Books, [2017]
First edition.
430 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F WHI
Summary The Woodburys cherish life in the affluent, bucolic suburb of Avalon Hills, Connecticut. George is a beloved science teacher at the local prep school, a hero who once thwarted a gunman, and his wife, Joan, is a hardworking ER nurse. They have brought up their children in this thriving town of wooded yards and sprawling lakes. Then one night a police car pulls up to the Woodbury home and George is charged with sexual misconduct with students from his daughters school. As he sits in prison awaiting trial and claiming innocence, Joan vaults between denial and rage as friends and neighbors turn cold. Their daughter, seventeen-year-old Sadie, is a popular high school senior who becomes a social outcast and finds refuge in an unexpected place. Her brother, Andrew, a lawyer in New York, returns home to support the family, only to confront unhappy memories from his past. A writer tries to exploit their story, while an unlikely mens rights activist group attempts to recruit Sadie for their cause.

The Imam of Tawi-Tawi

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 05:50
by Hamilton, Ian, 1946-
Publisher Spiderline, 2018.
375 pages ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number F HAM
Summary "In the latest novel in the bestselling Ava Lee series, Ava is contracted by a senator in the Philippines to quietly investigate a college on an island province that he suspects is training terrorists. While working with a CIA agent to uncover an international plot, horrific in size and scope, Ava's judgement and morals are tested like never before."--

The Saturday Night Supper Club

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 05:50
by Laureano, Carla,
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2018]
xii, 401 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number F LAU
Summary Denver chef Rachel Bishop won a James Beard Award and heads up her own fine-dining restaurant-- until she is the target of a smear campaign. Alex Kanin was highlighting the pitfalls of online criticism-- and destroyed the career of a perfect stranger. Plagued by guilt, he agrees to help rebuild Rachel's tarnished image by offering his connections and his home to host an exclusive pop-up dinner party targeted to the Saturday Night Supper Club. As they work together to make the project a success, can Rachel give up her lifelong goals without losing her identity as well?

Love by the numbers

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 05:49
by Hilton, Laura V., 1963-
Publisher Whitaker House, [2018] ©2018
272 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F HIL
Summary "After a buggy accident claims the life of her fiancé Lydia Hershberger makes a fresh start in Jamesport, Missouri, managing a gift store, where she meets Caleb Bontrager, the young man hired to do the bookkeeping. When false allegations by the bishop back home catch up with Lydia, can she clear her name and find lasting happiness?"--Provided by publisher"--

Killed in action : an equalizer novel

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 05:49
by Sloan, Michael, 1946-
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2018.
First edition.
324 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F SLO
Summary McCall's first client is a distraught mother who is desperate to locate her young daughter, drawn into the shadowy world of white slavery. But this client may not be all she appears to be. At the time same, McCall is approached by a diplomat who works for the United Nations. Her son, an American Captain in the US Army, is part of a contingent advising Syrian Rebel forces in their fight against the Jihadists. He has been reported KIA, but his body has not been found. His mother asks McCall to find out if her son is alive or dead. When McCall embarks on a suicidal rescue mission in Syria, he stumbles upon a terror plot aimed at the United States. McCall discovers the key to the terror attacks is his one-time boss, Control, the head of a spy organization called The Company. He is missing. His life has been deleted from all personal and intelligence records, as if he never existed. McCall has to find his old friend and stop these terror attacks from being carried out on American soil.

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