» Archive for the 'Adult Fiction' Category

The outsider/ Stephen King

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

When an eleven-year-old boy is found murdered in a town park, reliable eyewitnesses undeniably point to the town’s popular Little League coach, Terry Maitland, as the culprit. DNA evidence and fingerprints confirm the crime was committed by this well-loved family man.  c. 2018

By invitation only/ Dorothea Benton Frank

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

A barbecue engagement party is thrown by Diane English Stiftel, her brother Floyd, and her parents to celebrate her son’s engagement. On this gorgeous, magical night, the bride’s father, Alejandro Cambria, a wealthy power broker whose unbelievably successful career in private equity made him one of Chicago’s celebrated elite, discovers the limits and possibilities of cell phone range. While the mother of the bride, Susan Kennedy Cambria, who dabbles in the world of public relations and believes herself deserving of every square inch of her multimillion-dollar penthouse and imaginary carrara marble pedestal, learns about moonshine and dangerous liaisons.  c. 2018

The rules of magic/ Alice Hoffman

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

book cover of Rules of MagicHundreds of years later, in New York City at the cusp of the ’60s, when the whole world is about to change, Susanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously unique. Difficult Franny, with skin as pale as milk and blood-red hair; shy and beautiful Jet, who can read other people’s thoughts; and charismatic Vincent, who began looking for trouble on the day he could walk.   c. 2017

In the midst of winter/ Isabel Allende

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Richard Bowmaster – a 60-year-old human rights scholar – hits the car of Evelyn Ortega – a young undocumented immigrant from Guatemala – in the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes an unforeseen and far more serious turn when Evelyn turns up at the professor’s house seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant Lucia Maraz – a 62-year-old lecturer from Chile – for her advice.  c. 2017

The Rooster Bar/ John Grisham

Monday, June 18th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Pete Banning was Clanton’s favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946. he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell.  c. 2017

Dadgummit (Dreamwalker; #4)/ Maggie Toussaint

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Amateur sleuth Baxley Powell is on vacation at Stony Creek Lake in the north Georgia mountains. Her parents, best friend, and ten-year-old daughter are camping with her. Almost immediately, a young man’s body is found beside the lake. Strangely, there’s no apparent cause of death. The local police have heard about Baxley’s skill at closing unusual cases, and at their urging she agrees to help.   c. 2017

Jane Seymour (Six Tudor Queens; #3) / Alison Weir

Monday, June 4th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Eleven days after the death of Anne Boleyn, Jane is dressing for her wedding to the King.  She has witnessed at first hand how courtly play can quickly turn to danger and knows she must bear a son . . . or face ruin.  This new Queen must therefore step out from the shadows cast by Katherine and Anne. In doing so, can she expose a gentler side to the brutal King?  c. 2018

Need to know/ Karen Cleveland

Friday, June 1st, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Vivian Miller. High-powered CIA analyst, happily married to a man she adores, mother of four beautiful children. Until the moment she makes a shocking discovery that makes her question everything she believes.  She thought she knew her husband inside and out. But now she wonders if it was all a lie. How far will she go to learn the truth? And does she really . . .  c. 2018

The good daughter/ Karin Slaughter

Friday, June 1st, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Andrea knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows she’s spent her whole life in the small beachside town of Belle Isle; she knows she’s never wanted anything more than to live a quiet life as a pillar of the community; she knows she’s never kept a secret in her life. Because we all know our mothers, don’t we?  But all that changes when a trip to the mall explodes into violence and Andrea suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura.  c. 2017

The nearness of you/ Dorothy Garlock

Friday, June 1st, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

New York City. The hustle and bustle. The people and the excitement. It’s all Lily Denton dreams about. But ever since her mother died, her overprotective father won’t ease up on her. So she spends her days working at the library and her nights hoping life doesn’t pass her by…until the Fall Festival. As tourists fill the streets, the crisp autumn air sneaks in – as does the thrill of a far more dangerous kind.   c. 2017