» Archive for the 'Adult Fiction' Category

The road home (Broken Road; #3) / Richard Paul Evans

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Chicago celebrity and pitchman Charles James is supposed to be dead. Everyone believes he was killed in a fiery plane crash, a flight he narrowly missed. But thanks to that remarkable twist of fate, he’s very much alive and ready for a second chance at life and love. Escaping death has brought Charles some clarity: the money, the fame, the expensive cars; none of it brought him true joy or peace.

The guest book / Sarah Blake

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

No. It is a simple word, uttered on a summer porch in 1936. And it will haunt Kitty Milton for the rest of her life. Kitty and her husband, Ogden, are both from families considered the backbone of the country. But this refusal will come to be Kitty’s defining moment, and its consequences will ripple through the Milton family for generations. For while they summer on their island in Maine, anchored as they are to the way things have always been, the winds of change are beginning to stir.

Someone knows / Lisa Scottoline

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Twenty years ago four teenagers spent a blissful summer as the closest of friends. But when a new boy looked to join them, they convinced him to play a dangerous initiation game with deadly stakes. What happened next would change each of them forever.  Now, after leading separate lives, three of the four friends reunite for the first time since that summer and unbearable memories come flooding back.

Mistress of the Ritz / Melanie Benjamin

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Nothing bad can happen at the Ritz; inside its gilded walls every woman looks beautiful, every man appears witty. Favored guests like Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Coco Chanel, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor walk through its famous doors to be welcomed and pampered by Blanche Auzello and her husband, Claude, the hotel’s director. The Auzellos are the mistress and master of the Ritz, allowing the glamour and glitz to take their minds off their troubled marriage, and off the secrets that they keep from their guests – and each other.

The tinderbox / Beverly Lewis

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

On the day before her Amish parents’ twentieth wedding anniversary, nineteen-year-old Sylvia Miller stumbles across the key to the old brass tinderbox her father keeps in his Lancaster County watch repair shop. Piqued by curiosity, Sylvia unlocks the cherished heirloom, not realizing that what she is about to discover will splinter apart her happy life.

The Marsh King’s Daughter / Karen Dionne

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

At last, Helena Pelletier has the life she deserves. A loving husband, two beautiful daughters, a business that fills her days. Then she catches an emergency news announcement and realizes she was a fool to think she could ever leave her worst days behind her.  Helena has a secret: she is the product of an abduction.

Redemption (Amos Decker; #5) / David Baldacci

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Amos Decker and his FBI partner Alex Jamison are visiting his hometown of Burlington, Ohio, when he’s approached by an unfamiliar man. But he instantly recognizes the man’s name: Meryl Hawkins. He’s the first person Decker ever arrested for murder back when he was a young detective. Though a dozen years in prison have left Hawkins unrecognizably aged and terminally ill, one thing hasn’t changed: He maintains he never committed the murders.

The never game (Coulter Shaw; #1) / Jeffery Deaver

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

A young woman has gone missing in Silicon Valley and her father has hired Colter Shaw to find her. The son of a survivalist family, Shaw is an expert tracker. Now he makes a living as a “reward seeker,” traveling the country to help police solve crimes and private citizens locate missing persons. But what seems a simple investigation quickly thrusts him into the dark heart of America’s tech hub and the cutthroat billion-dollar video-gaming industry.

The 18th abduction (Women’s Murder Club) / James Patterson

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

For a trio of colleagues, an innocent night out after class ends in a deadly torture session. They vanish without a clue – until a body turns up. With the safety of San Francisco’s entire school system at stake, Lindsay has never been under more pressure. As the chief of police and the press clamor for an arrest in the “school night” case, Lindsay turns to her best friend, investigative journalist Cindy Thomas. Together, Lindsay and Cindy take a new approach to the case, and unexpected facts about the victims leave them stunned.

Murder once removed (Ancestry Detective; #1) / S. C. Perkins

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Except for a good taco, genealogist Lucy Lancaster loves nothing more than tracking down her clients’ long-dead ancestors, and her job has never been so exciting as when she discovers a daguerreotype photograph and a journal proving Austin, Texas, billionaire Gus Halloran’s great-great-grandfather was murdered back in 1849. What’s more, Lucy is able to tell Gus who was responsible for his ancestor’s death.