» Archive for the 'Adult Fiction' Category

Lost girls of Paris/ Pam Jenoff

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

1940s. With the world at war, Eleanor Trigg leads a mysterious ring of female secret agents in London. Twelve of these women are sent to aid the resistance. They never return home.

1946. Passing through Grand Central Station, Grace Healey finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. The case is filled with a dozen photographs, each of a different woman. Setting out to find the women behind the pictures, Grace is drawn into the mystery of the lost girls of Paris. And as she delves deeper into the secrets of the past, she uncovers a story of fierce friendship, unthinkable bravery and, ultimately, the worst kind of betrayal.

A spark of light / Jodi Picoult

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center – a women’s reproductive health services clinic – its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage.

After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. As his phone vibrates with incoming text messages he glances at it and, to his horror, finds out that his 15-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic.

Night of miracles (Mason; # 2) / Elizabeth Berg

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Lucille Howard is getting on in years, but she stays busy. Thanks to the inspiration of her dearly departed friend Arthur Truluv, she has begun to teach baking classes, sharing the secrets to her delicious classic Southern yellow cake, the perfect pinwheel cookies, and other sweet essentials. Her classes have become so popular that she’s hired Iris, a new resident of Mason, Missouri, as an assistant. Iris doesn’t know how to bake but she needs to keep her mind off a big decision she sorely regrets.

Let the dead keep their secrets (Gilded Age Mystery; # 3) / Rosemary Simpson

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Childbirth can be dangerous even for the wealthy. So when opera singer Claire Buchanan shows Prudence and Geoffrey a postmortem cabinet photograph of her deceased twin sister and newborn niece, they express sadness but not surprise. The popular black-bordered portraits are the era’s way of coping with the devastating losses that plague every family. What makes this death different is that Claire is convinced Catherine and her child were murdered.  Prudence’s friend is haunted by a sense of her sister’s lingering presence, and by the conviction that her dead twin is demanding justice.

The rain watcher/ Tatiana de Rosnay

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Linden Malegarde has come home to Paris from the US. It has been years since the whole family was all together. Now, the Malegarde family is gathering for Linden’s father Paul’s 70th birthday. Each member of the Malegarde family is on edge, holding his or her breath, afraid one wrong move will shatter their delicate harmony.

A lethal legacy (New York Confidential;# 4) / Heather Graham

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Douglas Island sits off the coast of New York State, its imposing cliffs warning away visitors. Still, Finn Douglas has big plans for his inheritance and the rambling manor house that dominates the landscape. He has a vision to turn the island into a resort getaway for overworked city dwellers. But when the broken body of his business partner is found at the base of the rocky escarpment, he fears it wasn’t an accident.

A justified murder (Medlar mystery;# 2) / Jude Deveraux

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

The small town of Lachlan, Florida, was rocked last year when two bodies were uncovered in the roots of a fallen tree. Despite their lack of investigative experience, Sara Medlar; her niece, Kate; and Jack Wyatt found themselves at the center of the mystery, working together to reveal the truth behind a decades-old secret in the sleepy town. After a narrow escape, they vowed to never again involve themselves in something so dangerous – until Janet Beeson is murdered.

Turbulence (Stone Barrington; #46)/ Stuart Woods

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Stone Barrington and several friends are vacationing in Florida when an extreme weather event puts a damper on their trip. Even worse, the hurricane-force winds blow a powerful, noxious politician straight onto Stone’s doorstep. Though they part ways before long, Stone soon learns that he hasn’t seen the last of his new acquaintance. It turns out that this official has some shady associates who may have destructive plans afoot, and Stone needs an entree to the inside to figure out their scheme. With the fate of nations at stake, Stone must summon all of his fearless daring to put an end to the audacious plot…but this time he might be in over his head.

Run away/ Harlan Coben

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

You’ve lost your daughter. She’s addicted to drugs and to an abusive boyfriend. And she’s made it clear that she doesn’t want to be found. Then, quite by chance, you see her busking in New York’s Central Park. But she’s not the girl you remember. This woman is wasted, frightened and clearly in trouble. You don’t stop to think. You approach her, beg her to come home. She runs. And you follow her into a dark and dangerous world you never knew existed. Where criminal gangs rule, where drugs are the main currency and murder is commonplace. Now it’s your life on the line. And nowhere and no one is safe.

Into mind, into sight (Caitlin O’Rourke mystery; #4)/ Bill Stackhouse

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

A plea from a friend to run a check on the friend’s former fiancé seems to be a simple enough request, and Kate readily agrees to the undertaking. When the friend is murdered, along with nine other people, in one of those increasingly-frequent senseless shootings, Kate decides that a promise is a promise and continues with her confidential inquiry. However, after completing her investigation and discovering the answer to her dead friend’s query, Kate becomes the victim of a near-fatal attack. Was the assault just payback for what Kate’s investigation revealed, or was it pre-emptive, to keep her from figuring out what else her confidential inquiry may have inadvertently uncovered?Kate needs to find the answer quickly, before the assassin strikes again.