New Arrivals · All Fiction

January 19, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Dark in death

January 18, 2018
Robb, J. D., 1950- author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
372 pages ; 24 cm
"It was a stab in the dark. On a chilly February night, during a screening of Psycho in midtown, someone sunk an ice pick into the back of Chanel Rylan's neck, then disappeared quietly into the crowds of drunks and tourists in Times Square. To Chanel's best friend, who had just slipped out of the theater for a moment to take a call, it felt as unreal as the ancient black-and-white movie up on the screen. But Chanel's blood ran red, and her death was anything but fictional. Then, as Eve Dallas puzzles over a homicide that seems carefully planned and yet oddly personal, she receives a tip from an unexpected source: an author of police thrillers who recognizes the crime--from the pages of her own book. Dallas doesn't think it's coincidence, since a recent strangulation of a sex worker resembles a scene from her writing as well. Cops look for patterns of behavior: similar weapons, similar MOs. But this killer seems to find inspiration in someone else's imagination, and if the theory holds, this may be only the second of a long-running series. The good news is that Eve and her billionaire husband Roarke have an excuse to curl up in front of the fireplace with their cat, Galahad, reading mystery stories for research. The bad news is that time is running out before the next victim plays an unwitting role in a murderer's deranged private drama -- and only Eve can put a stop to a creative impulse gone horribly, destructively wrong."-- From Amazon.com.

The bomb maker

January 18, 2018
Perry, Thomas, 1947- author.
©2018
372 pages ; 24 cm
"A threat is called into the LAPD Bomb Squad, a team dispatched to a house whose owner is away, and a bomb disguised inside photography equipment exploded in the kitchen. But it is a second bomb hidden in the basement that has devastating consequences--half of the entire Bomb Squad is obliterated within seconds. The fragmented unit turns to Dick Stahl, a former Bomb Squad commander who now operates his own private security company. Having just returned from a grueling job in Mexico, Stahl is reluctant to accept the offer, but senior technicians he had trained were among those killed. On his first day back at the head of the squad, Stahl's team is dispatched to a suspected car bomb outside a gas station. It quickly becomes clear to him that they are dealing with the same mastermind behind the weapon that killed fourteen highly trained men and women barely twenty-four hours before--and that the intended target may be the Bomb Squad itself."-- Provided by publisher.

The wife between us

January 18, 2018
Hendricks, Greer, author.
©2017
346 pages ; 25 cm
The divorce has just become final, and Richard is already engaged to someone. One woman is determined to change that situation-- no matter what it takes. Soon a tangle of lies binds her life with those of Richard and his new fiancée. A tangle of lies-- that hide some dangerous truths.

The chalk man : a novel

January 18, 2018
Tudor, C. J., author.
©2018
280 pages ; 25 cm
"Previously published in Great Britain by Michael Joseph." -- Title page verso.
1986: Eddie and his friends spend their days biking around their sleepy English village and looking for any taste of excitement they can get. The chalk men are their secret code: little chalk stick figures they leave for one another as messages. When a mysterious chalk man leads them right to a dismembered body, nothing is ever the same. 2016: Eddie thinks he's put his past behind him. But then he gets a letter in the mail, containing a single chalk stick figure. His friends got the same message, and they think it's a prank... until one of them turns up dead. What really happened all those years ago?

The perfect nanny : a novel

January 18, 2018
Slimani, Leïla, 1981- author.
New York : Penguin Books, [2018]
228 pages ; 20 cm
"When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite, devoted woman who sings to the children, cleans the family's chic apartment in Paris's upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late without complaint, and hosts enviable kiddie parties. But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on one another, jealousy, resentment, and suspicions mount, shattering the idyllic tableau. Building tension with every page, The Perfect Nanny is a compulsive, riveting, bravely observed exploration of power, class, race, domesticity, and motherhood--and the American debut of an immensely talented writer"-- Provided by publisher.

Winter

January 18, 2018
Smith, Ali, 1962- author.
New York : Pantheon Books, [2017]
322 pages ; 22 cm
When four people, strangers and family, converge on a fifteen-bedroom house in Cornwall for Christmas, will there be enough room for everyone?

Seeds of hope

January 18, 2018
Cameron, Barbara, 1949- author.
©2017
269 pages ; 22 cm
Includes discussion questions.
"Miriam Troyer has had a secret crush on Mark Byler since she was a teenager, but she knows they can never have a relationship: Mark is a big-city attorney and an Englischer. Her Amish community is too far removed from all he knows--and she loves her quiet way of life. Mark has always loved his visits to his grandfather's farm, but he's convinced the Amish life isn't for him. There's so much of the world to see and experience, and the excitement of his successful law practice can't be matched by the slow pace of life found back home in the country. But when things go wrong and his firm distances itself from him to try to save themselves, Mark finds himself back at his grandfather's farm. Could life in this simple world be worth living after all? Especially when the teenager he remembers has grown into a woman that could be his future. Suddenly, these two people whose lives seem so far apart may get a chance to really see each other for the first time"--Back cover.

Into the night

January 18, 2018
Eden, Cynthia, author.
©2017
377 pages ; 17 cm.
Two FBI agents are caught in a merciless vigilante's crosshairs in New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden's electric Killer Instinct series.

The spy's daughter

January 18, 2018
Brookes, Adam (Journalist), author.
©2017
436 pages ; 19 cm
In many ways, Pearl Tao was a typical American child. She spent summer days at the pool, played softball and lingered at suburban barbecues in her home city of Washington DC. Yet she is also an academic prodigy, with a university place sponsored by a secretive advanced technology corporation. Only now, aged nineteen, has she begun to understand the terrifying truth of what her role is to be. What her parents intend her to become. Pearl's only hope of escape lies with two British spies: one, Trish Patterson, sidelined in disgrace; the other, former journalist Philip Mangan, gone rogue and following a trail of corruption. Helping Pearl might be the most important and dangerous thing either will ever do.

As you wish

January 17, 2018
Sedoti, Chelsea, author.
Naperville, IL : Sourcebooks Fire, [2017]
417 pages ; 22 cm
Madison is a small town in the Mojave desert on the road between nothing and nowhere. The town has a secret: in Madison, everyone can make one wish on their eighteenth birthday-- and that wish always comes true. Eldon has seen how wishing has hurt the people around him. His parents' marriage is strained, his sister is a virtual ghost in their house, his ex-girlfriend is dating his ex-friend.... Now he has only twenty-five days to figure out what to wish for-- and the rest of his life to live with the consequences.

The last suppers

January 17, 2018
Mikulencak, Mandy, author.
©2018
278 pages ; 22 cm
Includes a reading group guide and recipes.
Ginny Polk works as a prison cook and also prepares the last meals of those sentenced to execution. When she stumbles upon information about the man executed for killing her father, it leads to a series of dark and painful revelations.

Mafioso. Part one

January 17, 2018
Santiago, Nisa, author.
©2017
230 pages ; 22 cm
Scott West and his wife Layla have an infatuation with the Mafioso way of life. Armed with what they've learned, they assemble their own family based on the careers of the most successful mobsters and are now in charge of a powerful crime family. Their six children--Meyer, Bugsy, Lucky, Bonnie, Clyde, and Gotti--are all being groomed to manage the family business. Al Capone's legacy taught Scott to run his drug empire upon fear, helping him prosper as a daunting opponent. When challenged by Deuce, the daring Baltimore crime boss, Scott has to play the game for real as they clash in a mob-style power struggle. When the smoke clears, only one will have a seat at the head of the table.-- provided by publisher.

A devious death

January 17, 2018
Maxwell, Alyssa, author.
©2018
293 pages ; 22 cm.
Phoebe and her sister Julia are eager for a summer getaway at High Head Lodge, the newly purchased estate of their cousin Regina. But Regina's odd friend, Olive, is far from friendly, and Regina's mother and brother-- bitter over the unequal distribution of her father's inheritance-- have descended on the house to confront Regina. Eva questions the loyalty and integrity of Miss Stanley, Lady Julia's new maid. When their hostess meets an untimely end-- murdered in her bed with no signs of struggle-- Lady Phoebe and Eva must uncover secrets hidden behind closed doors, before a killer ensures they never leave High Head Lodge alive.

Gunslinger girl

January 17, 2018
Ely, Lyndsay, author.
©2018
422 pages ; 24 cm
"JIMMY Patterson Books."
In a post-Second Civil War lawless West, sharpshooter Serendipity "Pity" Jones stars in, and lives at, the Theater Vespertine, but there is a dark cost to her freedom that Pity may not be willing to pay.

Ink

January 17, 2018
Broadway, Alice, author.
©2017
326 pages ; 22 cm
In Saintstone everyone gets tattoos recording their deeds from birth until death, and the ink lets every other citizen know your triumphs as well as your sins; so when Leora's father dies and she sees glimpses a symbol of a horrible crime on the back of his neck she is horrified, and sure it is a mistake--and in her efforts to find out the truth she discovers the lengths that Saintstone will go to preserve its "perfect" society.

Unearthed

January 17, 2018
Kaufman, Amie, author.
©2018
328 pages ; 24 cm
Scholar Jules Addison and scavenger Amelia Radcliffe join forces to unravel secrets of a long-extinct civilization, only to discover something that could spell the end of the human race.

A map of the dark

January 17, 2018
Ellis, Karen, 1959- author.
New York : Mulholland Books, Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
295 pages ; 25 cm
Racing against time to find a teenage girl who has gone missing from Queens, FBI agent Elsa Myers navigates a frustrating series of false leads while enduring the collapse of her own carefully compartmentalized world.

A state of freedom : a novel

January 17, 2018
Mukherjee, Neel, author.
©2017
278 pages ; 24 cm
What happens when one attempts to exchange the life one is given for something better? Five characters in very different circumstances-- from a domestic cook in Mumbai, to a vagrant and his dancing bear, to a girl who escapes terror in her home village for a new life in the city-- find out the meanings of dislocation and the desire for more.

The stolen angel

January 17, 2018
Blædel, Sara, author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2018.
354 pages ; 21 cm
Translated from the Danish.
"#1 internationally bestselling author Sara Blaedel returns with a captivating new suspense novel: Detective Louise Rick encounters her most troubling case yet as she goes up against an extremely wealthy-but psychologically twisted-sociopath targeting vulnerable young women. THE STOLEN ANGEL...When the granddaughter of the wealthy Sachs-Smith family is kidnapped, Louise's skills as a trained negotiator are put to work. She is tasked with helping the desperate mother negotiate what soon turns into a life-or-death situation. The kidnappers will only exchange the deathly ill little girl for an infamous stained glass panel--known as the Angel of Death--that has been in the family for generations. But there's a problem... the Angel, worth millions, was recently stolen from the family home. Racing against the clock as she matches wits with a criminal mastermind, Louise will be taken to the depths of human depravity. She's about to learn the hard way that money can buy absolutely anything. But will she be able to find the little girl before her time runs out? Sara Blaedel's latest suspenseful and emotionally powerful thriller will keep you breathless until the final shocking twist."-- Provided by publisher.

Between me and you : a novel

January 17, 2018
Scotch, Allison Winn, author.
Seattle : Lake Union Publishing, [2018]
352 pages ; 21 cm
When their paths first cross, Ben Livingston is a fledgling screenwriter on the brink of success; Tatum Connelly is a struggling actress tending bar in a New York City dive. They fall in love, they marry, they become parents, and they think only of the future. But as the years go by, Tatum's stardom rises while Ben's fades. In a marriage that bears the fallout of ambition and fame, Ben and Tatum are at a crossroads. Now all they can do is think back... A life of passion, joy, tragedy, and loss--once shared--becomes one as shifting and unpredictable as a memory. As the pieces of their past come together, as they explore the ways love can bend and break, Ben and Tatum come to see how it all went wrong--and wonder what they can do now to make it all right.--Back cover.

Kappy King and the puppy kaper

January 17, 2018
Lillard, Amy, author.
©2018
247 pages ; 21 cm.
"First in a new series"--Cover.
In the Amish community of Blue Sky, Pennsylvania, kapp maker Kathryn King looks into the suspicious death of her neighbor, Ruth Peachey, as Ruth's daughter and shunned former Amish woman Edie tries to clear her mentally challenged brother of suspicion.

The outcasts of time

January 17, 2018
Mortimer, Ian, 1967- author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2018.
viii, 383 pages : map ; 24 cm
Two brothers escape the Black Death by skipping forward in time, experiencing six centuries of change in six days.

Ziegfeld girls

January 17, 2018
Barthel, Sarah, 1981- author.
©2018
297 pages ; 21 cm
Includes discussion questions and an excerpt from House of silence (pages [275]-297).
"New York City, 1914. Suzanne and Jada. Entwined as sisters. Talented and resourceful. Black and white. Wealthy employer and devoted maid. Together, they realize Suzanne's dream to see her name in lights on Broadway as she becomes the dazzling Ziegfeld Follies' rising new star. But Jada's superb voice and dance skills give her an unexpected shot at her own success--and her own life. And when a jealous Suzanne reveals a shattering secret, their friendship becomes a bitter rivalry. Floundering without Jada, Suzanne consoles herself with dashing suitors and champagne nights. Jada transforms into Harlem's hottest nightclub sensation, complete with financial security and a promising new beau. But when Suzanne is plagued with increasingly dangerous 'accidents,' and both women receive threatening notes, they discover just how cold and hard staying on top can be. Now in the face of relentless racism and vicious obsession, Suzanne and Jada make an uneasy alliance to find out the truth. And with the Follies' lavish world in peril and their careers on the line, their pursuit of love, success, and equality could cost more than they ever dreamed"--Page [4] of cover.

Rocco

January 17, 2018
Castille, Sarah, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
367 pages ; 18 cm
Mafia enforcer Rocco De Lucchi is the best in the business. Cold, hard, and utterly ruthless, Rocco is the most dangerous of men. Feelings are a luxury he cannot afford-until a chance encounter brings him face to face with the only woman who found her way into his heart and touched his soul. Grace Mantini has spent her whole life running from the mob. The daughter of the boss's right-hand man, she is both a prize and a target. When Rocco walks back into her life, she wants nothing to do with the man who betrayed her and broke her heart. But only Rocco can protect her from the dangerous forces that seek to destroy her family. Can they escape the hands of fate closing around them? Or will love be the kiss of death for them both?--Provided by Publisher.

Come home with me

January 17, 2018
Fox, Susan, 1952 July 31- author.
©2018
363 pages ; 18 cm.
Includes an excerpt from Fly away with me.
"Zebra contemporary romance"--Spine.
Miranda Gabriel returns as a single mom to the island where she grew up to hope for a fresh start. The island veterinarian, Luke Chandler is a widower raising four-year-old twin boys. Together, maybe he and Miranda can give each other the courage to believe in themselves, and to embrace a promising new future.

Animal : the beginning

January 17, 2018
K'wan, author.
©2016
347 pages ; 18 cm
Tayshawn is one of the children the world throws away. The neighborhood kids give him the nickname "Animal." When his older brother, the only person in his life who shows him kindness, is taken away, Tayshawn will have to adapt to survive in the jungle.

Chainbreaker

January 17, 2018
Sim, Tara, author.
©2018
478 pages : map ; 22 cm.
In an alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, where a damaged clock can fracture time---and a destroyed one can stop it completely, eighteen-year-old mechanic Danny investigates fallen clock towers in British-occupied India and unravels more secrets about his and Colton's past.

Bad behavior

January 17, 2018
Swinson, Kiki, author.
©2017
250 pages ; 21 cm
Nine lives / Kiki Swinson -- The crushed ice clique / Noire.
"NINE LIVES: Wild-card Aiden. Dead-shot Ava. Efficient, fast, and brutal, this notorious brother-sister hit team grew up abused, unwanted--and in lethal tune with each other. Killing nine targets in ten days will be their biggest score yet. But as Ava sets up their final target, she falls hard for him and a chance at a normal life. And that's a betrayal she may not live to regret-- THE CRUSHED ICE CLIQUE: At first all ghetto princesses Honore and Cucci want is quick cash-flow. But after sexing jewelry distributor Slimy Sam and learning his illegal tricks of the trade, they assemble a crack team of thieves for one dazzling scam. Replacing diamonds with fakes and selling the reshaped real deal on the black market is making them crazy-rich. But when Sam double-crosses them, these diamond divas must survive to steal another day"--Amazon.com.

The Carter boys : a Carter Boys novel

January 17, 2018
Granger, Desirée, author.
Farmingdale, NY : Urban Books, 2018.
266 pages ; 21 cm
"So, what happens when a slick-mouth girl from Brooklyn decides to go off to college in the unofficial capital of the South? She is quickly introduced to the Atlanta lifestyle, where "Bruh" is part of every other sentence; dreaded fros are a must; hot lemon pepper wings are law; west side accents are always thicker; nobody says ATL unless they're from out of town; HBCU life is unlike any other; and most importantly, it's all about family. In particular, it's all about the Carter family. Without the Carters, there is no Atlanta."--Provided by Publisher.

The road to bittersweet

January 17, 2018
Everhart, Donna, author.
©2018
327 pages ; 21 cm
Includes reading group guide.
For fourteen-year-old Wallis Ann Stamper and her family, life in the Appalachian Mountains is simple and satisfying, though not for the tenderhearted. While her older sister, Laci--a mute, musically gifted savant--is constantly watched over and protected, Wallis Ann is as practical and sturdy as her name. When the Tuckasegee River bursts its banks, forcing them to flee in the middle of the night, those qualities save her life. But though her family is eventually reunited, the tragedy opens Wallis Ann's eyes to a world beyond the creek that's borne their name for generations. Carrying what's left of their possessions, the Stampers begin another perilous journey from their ruined home to the hill country of South Carolina. Wallis Ann's blossoming friendship with Clayton, a high diving performer for a traveling show, sparks a new opportunity, and the family joins as a singing group. But Clayton's attention to Laci drives a wedge between the two sisters. As jealousy and betrayal threaten to accomplish what hardship never could--divide the family for good--Wallis Ann makes a decision that will transform them all in unforeseeable ways...

Stowed away

January 17, 2018
Ross, Barbara, 1953- author.
New York : Kensington Books, 2018.
280 pages ; 18 cm.
Includes recipes.
"When Julia's old prep school rival Wyatt Jayne invites her to dinner on board her billionaire fiancé's decked-out yacht, Julia arrives to find a sumptuous table set for two--and the yachtsman dead in his chair. Suspicion quickly falls on Wyatt, and Julia's quest to dredge up the truth leads her into the murky private world of a mega-rich recluse who may not have been all that he seemed"--Amazon.com.

Thickums

January 17, 2018
Karrington, Blake, author.
Farmingdale, NY : Urban Books, 2018
266 pages ; 21 cm
Best friends Nora, Darleen, and Andrea have one thing in common: they hustle by any means necessary. Money is never a problem for these sexy, big and beautiful women, and neither is getting a man.

An uncommon honeymoon

January 17, 2018
Mann, Susan (Romance fiction writer), author.
©2018
346 pages ; 18 cm
"Librarian and rookie CIA covert operative Quinn Ellington revises her honeymoon plans when she and her brand-new spy husband uncover a drug trafficking ring stretching from the Caribbean to St. Petersburg. Turquoise waters, white sand, and intra-agency relations provide a lush backdrop for raiding enemy strongholds, tailing movie stars, and dodging more than a few bullets. Meanwhile, Quinn's unique skills prove indispensable in luring a dangerous villain into the proper trap."--Back cover.

When you love a Scotsman

January 17, 2018
Howell, Hannah, author.
©2018
315 pages ; 18 cm.
"With danger closing in from all sides, Abigail Jenson works tirelessly to protect her small Missouri farm. She doesn't require saving--but a handsome officer appears on horseback just as ruthless marauders set her cabin ablaze. With nowhere else to turn, Abigail allows the soldier with the seductive Highlander's gaze to escort her to shelter in a nearby town. Matthew MacEnroy was reluctant to join his adopted nation's conflict--until an enemy attack wounded two of his brothers. Bravely doing battle has its price when a proud, independent beauty comes under his watch--no military man can risk the powerful emotions their attraction has unleashed. But when Matthew himself is caught in the crossfire, Abigail leads their long journey home to MacEnroy valley--and her caring touch sparks the promise of a bold future together"--Amazon.com.

The true queen

January 16, 2018
Fine, Sarah, author.
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2018]
374 pages ; 22 cm
"Using fire and ice magic, Elli and Ansa battle for control in this epic conclusion to the Impostor Queen books"-- Provided by publisher.

A distant heart

January 16, 2018
Dev, Sonali, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, [2018]
x, 302 pages ; 21 cm
Includes a reading group guide.
Her name means "miracle" in Sanskrit: Kimaya was the first baby to survive after several miscarriages, and grew up in a mansion at the top of Mumbai's Pali Hill, surrounded by love and privilege. But at eleven years old, she develops a rare illness that requires her to be confined to a germ-free ivory tower in her home. Rahul Savant shows up to wash Kimi's windows, and as years pass he becomes her eyes to the outside world, and she becomes his inspiration to better himself. When a life-saving heart transplant offers the chance of a real future, Kimi anticipates a new life, and Rahul investigates a black market organ ring that cuts too close to home.-- Adapted from back cover.

Firefly Cove

January 16, 2018
Bunn, T. Davis, 1952- author.
©2018
viii, 310 pages ; 22 cm.
Since the age of seven, Lucius Quarterfield has known he is dying. But now, at twenty-eight, his time is finally running out. So he's returning to the one place he ever felt happy, near the only woman he ever truly wanted. He's going to make each moment count because he knows that everything is about to change ... he just can't know exactly how.--Adapted from book jacket.

Love, life, and the list

January 16, 2018
West, Kasie, author.
©2018
375 pages ; 22 cm
Aspiring artist Abby decides that in order to give her art "more heart" she will complete a list of tasks over the summer, ranging from facing a fear to falling in love, but she soon finds the list more difficult than she imagined.

You'll miss me when I'm gone

January 16, 2018
Solomon, Rachel Lynn, author.
2018
378 pages ; 22 cm
Eighteen-year-old twins Adina, a viola prodigy, and Tovah, a future surgeon, find their relationship tested when they learn that one of them will develop Huntington's, the degenerative disease ravaging their mother.

Survival

January 16, 2018
Bova, Ben, 1932- author.
©2017
335 pages ; 22 cm.
A "human team sent to scout a few hundred light years in front of the death wave encounters a civilization far in advance of our own, a civilization of machine intelligences. The sentient, intelligent machines have existed for eons, and have survived earlier "death waves," gamma ray bursts from the core of the galaxy. They are totally self-sufficient, completely certain that the death wave cannot harm them, and utterly uninterested in helping to save other civilizations, organic or machine. But now that the humans have discovered them, they refuse to allow them to leave their planet, reasoning that other humans will inevitably follow if they learn of their existence."--Provided by Publisher.

Black star renegades

January 16, 2018
Moreci, Michael, author.
©2017
375 pages ; 25 cm
"Cade Sura holds the future of the galaxy in his hands: the ultimate weapon that will bring total peace. He didn't ask for it, he doesn't want it, and there's no worse choice to wield it in all of space, but if he doesn't, everyone's totally screwed. The evil Praxis kingdom is on the cusp of having every star system under its control, and if that happens, there'll be no contesting their cruel reign. Especially if its fanatical overlord, Ga Halle, manages to capture Cade and snag the all-powerful weapon for herself. Cade can't hide from Praxis, and he can't run from the destiny that's been shoved into his hands. So he only has one option: He has to fight. Cade's not going to let destiny send him on a suicide run, though. With some help from his friends--rebels and scoundrels alike--Cade's going to use this weapon to chart a new destiny for the galaxy, and for himself. He just has to do so before everyone around him discovers that he's a complete and total fraud. Blending the space operatics of Star Wars and the swagger of Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Star Renegades is a galaxy-hopping adventure that blasts its way from seedy spacer bars to sacred temples guarded by deadly creatures--all with a cast of misfit characters who have nowhere to go and nothing to lose"--Provided by publisher.

Darkness, sing me a song

January 16, 2018
Housewright, David, 1955- author.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2018.
275 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Dearly departed / David Housewright. New York : Foul Play Press, c1999.
"It's the crime of the century in the Twin Cities! Eleanor Barrington, the doyenne of a socially prominent family of great wealth, has been arrested for the murder of Emily Denys, her son's fiancée. Before the murder, PI Holland Taylor had been brought in to do a full background check on Emily, only to discover that both her name and her background were fabricated. Caught in the dark tangle of a twisted family and haunted by his own past, Taylor finds that the truth is both elusive and dangerous"--Provided by publisher.

Dominic : a hollow man novel

January 16, 2018
Pryor, Mark, 1967- author.
©2018
239 pages ; 21 cm
"Only two other people know that Dominic, a charming Englishman, prosecutor, and musician in Austin, Texas, is also a psychopath. They also know that a year ago he got away with murder. One of those people is his "special lady," and the other is her brother, a teenager and fellow psychopath called Bobby. When a wily homicide detective starts digging up that past murder, little Bobby offers to take care of the problem--permanently. Dominic tries to dissuade him, but as he himself knows, psychopaths aren't good with following instructions. Or impulse control. As Detective Megan Ledsome circles closer, Dominic knows his life depends on keeping his secrets hidden, from her and the rest of the world. And when his annoying office-mate declares his interest in a judicial position, one he himself would like, Dominic realizes that one of his carefully-orchestrated plans could kill two birds with one stone. Of course, that means some sleight of hand and a sacrifice or two. But if there's one thing a psychopath doesn't mind, it's sacrificing other people"--Provided by publisher.

Green : a novel

January 16, 2018
Graham-Felsen, Sam, author.
New York : Random House, 2018.
301 pages ; 23 cm
Boston, 1992. David Greenfeld is one of the few white kids at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Middle School. Everybody clowns him, girls ignore him, and his hippie parents won't even buy him a pair of Nikes, let alone transfer him to a private school. Unless he tests into the city's best public high school--which, if practice tests are any indication, isn't likely--he'll be friendless for the foreseeable future. Nobody's more surprised than Dave when Marlon Wellings sticks up for him in the school cafeteria. Mar's a loner from the public housing project on the corner of Dave's own gentrifying block, and he confounds Dave's assumptions about black culture: He's nerdy and neurotic, a Celtics obsessive whose favorite player is the gawky, white Larry Bird. Before long, Mar's coming over to Dave's house every afternoon to watch vintage basketball tapes and plot their hustle to Harvard. But as Dave welcomes his new best friend into his world, he realizes how little he knows about Mar's. Cracks gradually form in their relationship, and Dave starts to become aware of the breaks he's been given--and that Mar has not.--Provided by Publisher.

Mouths don't speak

January 16, 2018
Ulysse, Katia D., author.
©2018
208 pages ; 21 cm
"No one was prepared for the massive earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010, taking over a quarter-million lives, and leaving millions of others homeless. Three thousand miles away, Jacqueline Florestant mourns the presumed death of her parents, while her husband, a former US Marine and combat veteran, cares for their three-year-old daughter as he fights his own battles with acute PTSD. Horrified and guilt-ridden, Jacqueline returns to Haiti in search of the proverbial closure. Unfortunately, the Haiti she left as a child twenty-five years earlier has disappeared. Her quest turns into a tornado of deception, desperation, and more death. So Jacqueline holds tightly to her daughter--the only one who must not die"--Back cover.

The running girl

January 16, 2018
Blædel, Sara, author.
©2018
434 pages ; 21 cm
Translated from the Danish.
"#1 internationally bestselling author Sara Blaedel is back with a powerful and twist-filled new suspense novel featuring detective Louise Rick. THE RUNNING GIRL Louise gets a call from her son, Jonas. It's every parent's worst nightmare: A school party has ended in terrifying chaos after a group of violent teenagers forced their way into the building in search of alcohol and valuables. Dashing to the scene, Louise discovers one of the students gravely injured-struck by a car while attempting to run for help. Now the girl's distraught mother, pushed to her emotional breaking point, will do anything to make those who hurt her daughter pay. So when someone targets the gang members with a vicious attack, the girl's mother is the obvious suspect. But Louise can't shake the feeling that the case might not be as cut-and-dried as it first appears. Someone is lying-but who? Masterfully plumbing the darkest depths of human emotion in this propulsive new novel, Sara Blaedel again delivers an intense ride filled with unexpected turns that will have you on the edge of your seat."-- Provided by publisher.

The Spring girls

January 16, 2018
Todd, Anna, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2018.
400 pages ; 21 cm
Includes discussion questions.
In the remix tradition of the cult favorite movie Clueless and Curtis Sittenfeld's Eligible comes a modern retelling of the beloved story of the March sisters, delivered with Anna Todd's signature style. With plenty of sass, romance, and drama, The Spring Girls is the perfect chance for listeners to revisit Little Women or discover this cherished story for the first time.

The wolves of winter : a novel

January 16, 2018
Johnson, Tyrell, author.
c2018
312 pages ; 24 cm
Society collapsed in the face of nuclear war and the relentless spread of disease. Lynn McBride has learned to survive in the snow-drifted Canadian Yukon, how to hunt and trap and slaughter. But shadows of the-world-before have found her tiny community-- most prominently in Jax, who brings with him dark secrets of the past... and sets in motion a chain of events that will call Lynn to a role she never imagined.

The woman in the window

January 16, 2018
Finn, A. J., author.
©2018
427 pages ; 24 cm
"It isn't paranoia if it's really happening ... Anna Fox lives alone -- a recluse in her New York City home, drinking too much wine, watching old movies ... and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move next door: a father, a mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble -- and its shocking secrets are laid bare. What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this gripping Hitchcockian thriller, no one and nothing are what they seem."--Provided by publisher.

Carnegie's Maid

January 16, 2018
Benedict, Marie, author.
©2018.
281 pages ; 24 cm
"Clara Kelley is not who they think she is. She's not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh's grandest households. She's a poor farmer's daughter with nowhere to go and nothing in her pockets. But the other woman with the same name has vanished, and pretending to be her just might get Clara some money to send back home. If she can keep up the ruse, that is. Serving as a lady's maid in the household of Andrew Carnegie requires skills she doesn't have, answering to an icy mistress who rules her sons and her domain with an iron fist. What Clara does have is a resolve as strong as the steel Pittsburgh is becoming famous for, coupled with an uncanny understanding of business, and Andrew begins to rely on her. But Clara can't let her guard down, not even when Andrew becomes something more than an employer. Revealing her past might ruin her future -- and her family's."--Provided by Publisher.

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