New Adult Fiction

Behind the scenes

18 hours 51 min ago
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

Ominous

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 10:15
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, 04/23/2017 - 10:15
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"--

Nutshell : a novel

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 10:15
by McEwan, Ian
Publisher Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, [2016]
First American edition.
197 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F MCE
Summary "Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She's still in the marital home--a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse--but John's not here. Instead, she's with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month-old resident of Trudy's womb. Told from a perspective unlike any other, Nutshell is a classic tale of murder and deceit from one of the world's master storytellers"--

High stakes

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 10:15
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, 04/23/2017 - 10:15
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.

Commonwealth : a novel

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 10:15
by Patchett, Ann,
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016] ©2016
First edition.
322 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F PAT
Summary "Commonwealth is the story of two broken families and the paths their lives take over the course of 40 years, through love and marriage, death and divorce, and a dark secret from childhood that lies underneath it all"--

Echoes of Massacre Canyon

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 07:13
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, 04/22/2017 - 13:05
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.

The marriage lie

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 07:05
by Belle, Kimberly,
Publisher Mira Books, [2016] ©2016
334 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number F BEL
Summary "Iris and Will have been married for seven years, and life is as close to perfect as it can be. But on the morning Will flies out for a business trip to Florida, Iris's happy world comes to an abrupt halt: another plane headed for Seattle has crashed into a field, killing everyone on board and, according to the airline, Will was one of the passengers. Grief stricken and confused, Iris is convinced it all must be a huge misunderstanding. Why did Will lie about where he was going? And what else has he lied about? As Iris sets off on a desperate quest to uncover what her husband was keeping from her, the answers she finds shock her to her very core"--From publisher's description.

The Worthington wife

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 07:05
by Page, Sharon,
Publisher HQN Books, [2016]
442 pages ; 21 cm.
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Call Number F PAG
Summary "Lady Julia Hazelton is the most dazzling among 1920s England's bright young things. But rather than choosing the thrill of wanton adventure like so many of her contemporaries, Julia shocks society with her bold business aspirations. Determined to usher the cursed Worthington estate into a prosperous, modern new era, and thus preserve her beloved late fiance's legacy, the willful Julia tackles her wildest, most unexpected adventure in Cal Carstairs, the reluctant new Earl of Worthington. The unconventional American artist threatens everything Julia seeks to protect while stirring desires she thought had died in the war. For reasons of his own, Cal has designed the ultimate revenge. Rather than see the estate prosper, he intends to destroy it. But their impulsive marriage--one that secures Julia's plans as well as Cal's secrets--proves that passion is ambition's greatest rival. Unless Cal ends his quest to satisfy his darkest vendetta, he stands to ruin his Worthington wife and all her glittering dreams"--Page [4] of cover.

The midnight bell

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 04:03
by Higgins, Jack, 1929-
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2016] ©2016
310 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F HIG
Summary "The bell tolls at midnight as death requires it." In Washington, D.C., on a night full of rain, a woman is struck down and killed by a hit-and-run driver. But she is not just any woman--she is the assistant to the head of the secret White House department known only as the Basement. And she had secrets of her own. In the Virgin Islands, former president Jake Cazalet receives a warning. He is recuperating on a diving trip after successfully helping Sean Dillon and the rest of the "Prime Minister's private army" defeat an Al Qaeda operation in London. But though AQ may be weakened and facing competition from other terrorist upstarts, it is far from dead--and it intends to prove it. Soon the ripples from these two events will spread and overlap, not only in Washington but around the world. Everyone involved will find themselves in the most desperate battle of their lives--and the midnight bell will toll"--

Expecting to die

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 04:03
by Jackson, Lisa,
Publisher Kensington Publishing Corp., 2017. ©2017
First Kensington hardcover edition.
346 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F JAC
Summary Some places earn their bad reputation through tall tales or chance. Grizzly Falls is different. Here, killers aren't just the stuff of legends and campfire lore. Someone is in the nighttime shadows, watching the local teens play around in the moonlit woods. Waiting for the right moment, the right victim. Waiting to take away a life. Detective Regan Pescoli is counting the days until her maternity leave. Exhausted and emotional, the last thing she needs is another suspected serial killer. Especially when her daughter, Bianca, is swept up in the media storm. When a reality show arrives in town, the chaos only makes it harder for Pescoli and her partner, Selena Alvarez, to distinguish rumor from truth. Another body is found ... and another. And as the nightmare strikes closer to home, Pescoli races to find the terror lingering in the darkness, where there are too many places to hide ... and countless places to die.

The perfect girl

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 04:03
by Macmillan, Gilly,
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016.
First William Morrow edition.
439, 12 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F MAC
Summary To everyone who knows her now, Zoe Maisey - child genius, musical sensation - is perfect. Yet several years ago, Zoe caused the death of three teenagers. She served her time, and now she's free. Her story begins with her giving the performance of her life. By midnight, her mother is dead. The Perfect Girl is an intricate exploration into the mind of a teenager burdened by brilliance, and a past that she cannot leave behind.

Golden prey

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 07:01
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. --

The Magdalen girls

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 03:55
by Alexander, V. S.,
Publisher Kensington Books, [2017]
294 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F ALE
Summary When her beauty provokes a lustful revelation from a young priest, sixteen-year-old Teagan is sent to one of Dublin's Magdalen Laundries for fallen women, where she befriends two other girls who help her endure the harsh captivity.

Tearoom for two

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 03:55
by Davis, Susan Page.
Publisher Guideposts, c2016.
293 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number F DAV
Summary Cousins Elaine Cook and Jan Blake are ready for a new season in their lives. Together, they purchase a lakeside Queen Anne-style house in Maine and, following in their grandmother's footsteps, convert part of the house into a tearoom. Expecting their new life to be quiet and uneventful, they're surprised to find themselves drawn into baffling mysteries. When they buy an unusual teapot for a song at a flea market, the dealer desperately tries to buy it back. And then a woman starts snooping around their house. Is she after the teapot or the sapphire ring the cousins found inside a wall? When Elaine is threatened by a midnight burglar, they must spring into action using their wisdom, deductive skills and a dose of prayer to get to the truth behind the mysterious happenings. Undaunted and determined to make a success of their venture, they discover they're as good at uncovering the truth as they are at serving tea.

Small admissions : a novel

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 03:55
by Poeppel, Amy,
Publisher Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 2016. ©2016
First Emily Bestler books/Atria Books hardcover edition.
358 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F POE
Summary "Kate is a young woman who is unexpectedly thrust into the cutthroat world of New York City private school admissions as she attempts to understand city life, human nature, and falling in love"--

Unearthly things

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 12:54
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 sky over Lima

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 12:54
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"--

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