New Adult Fiction

The address : a novel

17 min 2 sec ago
by Davis, Fiona, 1966-
Publisher Dutton, [2017]
354 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number FIC DAVIS
Summary "After a failed apprenticeship, working her way up to head housekeeper of a posh London hotel is more than Sara Smythe ever thought she'd make of herself. But when a chance encounter with Theodore Camden, one of the architects of the grand New York apartment house The Dakota, leads to a job offer, her world is suddenly awash in possibility--no mean feat for a servant in 1884. In 1985, Bailey Camden is desperate for new opportunities. Two generations ago, Bailey's grandfather was the ward of famed architect Theodore Camden. But the absence of a genetic connection means Bailey won't see a dime of the Camden family's substantial estate. Instead, her "cousin" Melinda--Camden's biological great-granddaughter--will inherit almost everything. So when Melinda offers to let Bailey oversee the renovation of her lavish Dakota apartment, Bailey jumps at the chance, despite her dislike of Melinda's vision. The renovation will take away all the character and history of the apartment Theodore Camden himself lived and died in, after suffering multiple stab wounds by a madwoman named Sara Smythe. One hundred years apart, Sara and Bailey are both tempted by and struggle against the golden excess of their respective ages--for Sara, the opulence of a world ruled by the Astors and Vanderbilts; for Bailey, the free-flowing drinks and cocaine in the nightclubs of New York City--and take refuge and solace in the Upper West Side's gilded fortress. But a building with a history as rich--and often tragic--as The Dakota's can't hold its secrets forever, and what Bailey discovers in its basement could turn everything she thought she knew about Theodore Camden--and the woman who killed him--on its head."--

Cicada summer

17 min 2 sec ago
by Leurck, Maureen,
Publisher Kensington Books, [2017]
296 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number FIC Leurck, Maureen
Summary A woman's journey to restore a historic home in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. A story of second chances and transformation, renovation and redemption.

Midwinter break

17 min 2 sec ago
by MacLaverty, Bernard,
Publisher W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.
First American edition.
243 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F MAC
Summary Gerry, once an architect, is forgetful and set in his ways. Stella is tired of his lifestyle, worried about their marriage, and angry at his constant undermining of her religious faith. Things are not helped by memories that have begun to resurface of a troubled time in their native Ireland. As their midwinter break comes to an end, we understand how far apart they are―and can only watch as they struggle to save themselves. -- amazon.com

Final demand

17 min 2 sec ago
by Moggach, Deborah,
Publisher Overlook Press, 2017. ©2001
224 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number FIC Moggach, Deborah

Cherished Mercy

17 min 2 sec ago
by Peterson, Tracie,
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
310 pages ; 23 cm.
Books
Call Number F PETERSON
Summary Mercy Flanagan survived the Whitman Massacre as a child, and now her heart's cry is for peace between the native peoples and the white settlers inhabiting Oregon Territory. Unfortunately, most of the settlers would rather the tribes were removed from the land completely, one way or the other, and tensions are rising. Mercy has grown tired of Oregon City and feels that she has a larger purpose in life, so when she learns that family friend Eletta Browning is pregnant, she travels south to the Rogue River Valley to help. At the Rogue River Mission, Mercy meets Eletta's brother-in-law, Adam, who has suffered a broken engagement. Mercy finds him attractive, but Adam seems determined to focus on ministering to the local tribes and keeps Mercy at arm's length. When tragedy strikes and tensions in the territory reach the boiling point, Mercy is pushed to the limit of her strength. She and Adam must rely on their firm faith in God in order to make it out alive.

Home fire : a novel

17 min 2 sec ago
by Shamsie, Kamila, 1973-
Publisher Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017. ©2017
276 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number FIC Shamsie, Kamila
Summary "From an internationally acclaimed novelist, the suspenseful and heartbreaking story of a family ripped apart by secrets and driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequences. Isma is free. After years of watching out for her younger siblings in the wake of their mother's death, an invitation from a mentor in America has allowed her to resume a dream long deferred. But she can't stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London, or their brother, Parvaiz, who's disappeared in pursuit of his own dream, to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew. When he resurfaces half the globe away, Isma's worst fears are confirmed. Then Eamonn enters the sisters' lives. Son of a powerful political figure, he has his own birthright to live up to--or defy. Is he to be a chance at love? The means of Parvaiz's salvation? Suddenly, two families' fates are inextricably, devastatingly entwined, in this searing novel that asks: What sacrifices will we make in the name of love?"--

The good daughter : a novel

17 min 2 sec ago
by Slaughter, Karin, 1971-
Publisher William Morrow, [2017]
515 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number MYS SLA
Summary Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father - Pikeville's notorious defense attorney - devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night. Twenty-eight years later, and Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself - the ideal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again - and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatized - Charlie is plunged into a nightmare. Not only is she the first witness on the scene, but it's a case that unleashes the terrible memories she's spent so long trying to suppress. Because the shocking truth about the crime that destroyed her family nearly 30 years ago won't stay buried forever.

Into the water : a novel

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 07:39
by Hawkins, Paula,
Publisher Riverhead Books, 2017.
388 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F HAW
Summary A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from, a place to which she vowed she'd never return.

The fallen : a testament novel

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 07:39
by Lustbader, Eric,
Publisher Forge, a Tom Doherty Associates Book, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
351 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F LUS
Summary When the Testament of Lucifer is discovered in a Lebanese mountain cave, Gnostic Observatine sect leader Bravo Shaw, his sister Emma, and Fra Leoni become the defenders against the devil's advance guard and an plot to enslave humanity.

Against all odds : a novel

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 07:39
by Steel, Danielle,
Publisher Delacorte Press, [2017]
First edition.
336 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F STE
Summary Taking chances is part of life, but when you bet your future against the odds, it's a high-risk game. Kate Madison's stylish resale shop has been a big SoHo success, supporting her and her four kids since her husband's untimely death. Now they are grown and ready to forge lives of their own. And they all choose to play against the odds, to their mother's dismay. Isabelle, a dedicated attorney, is in line to make partner at her Wall Street firm when she falls for a client she represents in a criminal case. She tells herself she can make a life with him, but can she? Julie, a young designer, meets a man who seems too good to be true and falls under his spell. She marries him quickly, gives up her job, and moves to Los Angeles to be at his side but is all what it seems? Justin is a struggling writer who pushes for children with his partner before they're financially or emotionally ready. Will the strain on the relationship take too high a toll? And Willie, the youngest, a tech expert, makes a choice that shocks them all, with a woman twelve years older. Kate, loving, supportive, and outspoken, can't keep her children from playing against the odds. Can the odds be beaten? Not often, as her children have to learn for themselves. For Kate, the hardest lesson will be that she can't protect the children she loves from the choices they make, but can only love them as they make them.

Stay with me

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:39
by Adebayo, Ayobami, 1988-
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
First American edition.
257 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F ADE
Summary "A novel about a married Nigerian couple who must grapple with staggering levels of loss and betrayal in their quest to create a family for themselves" --

Snap judgment

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:39
by Clark, Marcia,
Publisher Thomas & Mercer, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
447 pages ; 22 cm.
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Call Number F CLA
Summary "When the daughter of prominent civil litigator Graham Hutchins is found with her throat slashed, the woman's spurned ex-boyfriend seems the likely suspect. But only days later, the young man dies in what appears to be a suicide. Or was it? Now authorities are faced with a possible new crime. And their person of interest is Hutchins. After all, avenging the death of his daughter is the perfect reason to kill. If he's as innocent as he claims, only one lawyer has what it takes to prove it: his friend and colleague Samantha Brinkman. It's Sam's obligation to trust her new client. Yet the deeper she digs on his behalf, the more entangled she becomes in a thicket of family secrets, past betrayals, and multiple motives for murder. To win her case, she's prepared to bend any law and cross any boundary that stands in her way. Sam has always played by her own rules, and it's always worked...so far. But this case cuts so deep and so personal that one false move could cost her everything" -- summary from netgalley.com

Charlatans

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:39
by Cook, Robin, 1940-
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
435 pages, [2] pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F COO
Summary "Newly minted chief resident at Boston Memorial Hospital Noah Rothauser is swamped in his new position, from managing the surgical schedules to dealing with the fallouts from patient deaths. Known for its medical advances, the famed teaching hospital has fitted several ORs as "hybrid operating rooms of the future"--an improvement that seems positive until an anesthesia error during a routine procedure results in the death of an otherwise healthy man. Noah suspects Dr. William Mason, an egotistical, world-class surgeon, of an error during the operation and of tampering with the patient's record afterward. But Mason is quick to blame anesthesiologist, Dr. Ava London. When more anesthesia-related deaths start to occur, Noah is forced to question all of the residents on his staff, including Ava, and he quickly realizes there's more to her than what he sees. A social-media junkie, Ava has created multiple alternate personas for herself on the Internet. With his own job and credibility now in jeopardy, Noah must decide which doctor is at fault and who he can believe--before any more lives are lost"--

The saboteur

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:39
by Gross, Andrew, 1952-
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
401 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F GRO
Summary Kurt Nordstrum, an engineer in Oslo, puts his life aside to take up arms against the Germans as part of the Norwegian resistance. After the loss of his fiancée, his outfit whittled to shreds, he commandeers a coastal steamer and escapes to England to transmit secret evidence of the Nazis's progress towards an atomic bomb at an isolated factory in Norway. There, he joins a team of dedicated Norwegians in training in the Scottish Highlands for a mission to disrupt the Nazis' plans before they advance any further. Parachuted onto the most unforgiving terrain in Europe, braving the fiercest of mountain storms, Nordstrum and his team attempt the most daring raid of the war, targeting the heavily-guarded factory built on a shelf of rock thought to be impregnable, a mission even they know they likely will not survive. Months later, Nordstrum is called upon again to do the impossible, opposed by both elite Nazi soldiers and a long-standing enemy who is now a local collaborator--one man against overwhelming odds, with the fate of the war in the balance, but the choice to act means putting the one person he has a chance to love in peril.

The daughters of Ireland

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:39
by Montefiore, Santa, 1970-
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.
First William Morrow edition.
567 pages : genealogical tables ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F MON

Unraveling Oliver : a novel

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:39
by Nugent, Liz,
Publisher Gallery Books, 2017.
First Gallery books hardcover edition.
260 pages ; 25
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Call Number F NUG
Summary "In this "compelling, clever, and dark" (Heat magazine) thriller, a man's shocking act of savagery stuns a local community-and the revelations that follow will keep you gripped until the very last page. This work of psychological suspense, a #1 bestseller in Ireland, is perfect for fans of Patricia Highsmith and Ruth Ware. "I expected more of a reaction the first time I hit her." So begins Liz Nugent's astonishing debut novel--a chilling, elegantly crafted, and psychologically astute exploration of the nature of evil. Oliver Ryan, handsome, charismatic, and successful, has long been married to his devoted wife, Alice. Together they write and illustrate award-winning children's books; their life together one of enviable privilege and ease--until, one evening after a delightful dinner, Oliver delivers a blow to Alice that renders her unconscious, and subsequently beats her into a coma. In the aftermath of such an unthinkable event, as Alice hovers between life and death, the couple's friends, neighbors, and acquaintances try to understand what could have driven Oliver to commit such a horrific act. As his story unfolds, layers are peeled away to reveal a life of shame, envy, deception, and masterful manipulation. With its alternating points of view and deft prose, Unraveling Oliver is "a page-turning, one-sitting read from a brand new master of psychological suspense" (Sunday Independent) that details how an ordinary man can transform into a sociopath"-- "A brilliant, compulsively readable debut novel -- and a #1 bestseller in the author's native Ireland -- about the truth behind a shocking act of savagery, and the profound lies and deceptions that come to light in its wake"--

The red-haired woman

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:39
by Pamuk, Orhan, 1952-
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
First edition.
253 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F PAM
Summary "On the outskirts of a town thirty miles from Istanbul a master well digger and his young apprentice are hired to find water on a barren plain. As they struggle in the summer heat, excavating without luck meter by meter, the two will develop a filial bond neither has known before, not the poor middle-aged bachelor nor the middle-class boy whose father disappeared after being arrested for politically subversive activities. The pair will come to depend on each other, and exchange stories reflecting disparate views of the world. But in the nearby town, where they buy provisions and take their evening break, the boy will find an irresistible diversion. The Red-Haired woman, an irresistibly alluring member of a traveling theatre company, catches his eye and seems as fascinated by him as he is by her. The young man's wildest dream will be realized, but, when in his distraction, a horrible accident befalls the well-digger, the boy will flee, returning to Istanbul. Only years later will he discover whether he was in fact responsible for his master's death and who the redheaded enchantress was. A beguiling mystery tale of family and romance, of east and west, tradition and modernity"--

The room of white fire

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:39
by Parker, T. Jefferson,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
341 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F PAR
Summary For fans of Michael Connelly and C. J. Box: a stirring thriller from New York Times bestseller and award winner T. Jefferson Parker. In The Room of White Fire, a P.I. must hunt down a soldier who is damaged by war, dangerous, and on the run. A young soldier escaped from a mental institution. A P.I. carrying his own wounds hired to track that soldier down. A race against the clock to bring the soldier home before he reveals the secret that haunts him.Roland Ford once a cop, then a marine, now a private investigator is good at finding people. But when he is asked to locate Air Force veteran Clay Hickman, he realizes he's been drawn into something deep and dark. He knows war, having served as a Marine in first Fallujah; he also knows personal pain, as only two years have passed since his wife, Justine, died. What he doesn't know is why a shroud of secrecy hangs over the disappearance of Clay Hickman, and why he's getting a different story from everyone involved. To begin with, there's Sequoia, the teenage woman who helped Clay escape; she's smart enough to fend off Ford's questions but impetuous enough to be on the run with an armed man. Then there's Paige Hulet, Clay's doctor, who clearly cares deeply for his welfare but is impossible to read, even as she inspires in Ford the first desire he has felt since his wife's death. And there's Briggs Spencer, the proprietor of the mental institution who is as enigmatic as he is brash, and ambitious to the point of being ruthless. What could Clay possibly know to make this search so desperate? What began as just a job becomes a life-or-death obsession for Ford, pitting him against immensely powerful and treacherous people and forcing him to contend with chilling questions about truth, justice, and the American way.

The Sorbonne affair : a Hugo Marston novel

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:39
by Pryor, Mark, 1967-
Publisher Seventh Street Books, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2017.
287 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F PRY
Summary "American novelist Helen Hancock is in Paris to research her work-in-progress and teach a writing class when she discovers a spy camera hidden in her room at the luxury Hotel Sorbonne. Hancock notifies the US embassy, which dispatches former FBI profiler Hugo Marston to investigate. Almost immediately the stakes are raised when a bell-hop is found dead in the hotel's stairwell. Police tell Hugo they have discovered evidence on the dead man's computer suggesting that he was the one who bugged Hancock's room. The next day things become even more complicated when a salacious video clip explodes across the Internet showing Hancock in the embrace of Ambrosio Silva, one of her writing students--both are naked and nothing is left to the imagination. But when Hugo tries to find him, his investigation leads only to Silva's dead body. He too has been murdered. Through a series of sharp deductions, Hugo uncovers new evidence pointing to the most surprising suspect of all. A close call with a dark figure on the steps of his own apartment building proves that he's on the right track and leaves no doubt that he is next on the hit list"-- "U.S. Embassy investigator Hugo Marston puts his life in danger when he tries to find out who put a spy camera in the Paris hotel room of an American novelist and why two young men connected with her have been murdered"--

How to disappear

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:39
by Roat, Sharon Huss,
Publisher HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
377 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F ROA
Summary Introverted high school student, Vicky Decker, invents a social life on social media.

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