» Archive for the 'Adult Fiction' Category

Philippa Gregory-The last Tudor

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days. Her father and his allies crowned her instead of the dead king’s half sister, Mary Tudor, who quickly mustered an army, claimed her throne, and locked Jane in the Tower of London. When Jane refused to betray her Protestant faith, Mary sent her to the executioner’s block, where Jane transformed her father’s greedy power grab into tragic martyrdom.   c. 2017

Ruth Ware-The lying game

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

At school Isa and her three best friends used to play the Lying Game. They competed to convince people of the most outrageous stories. Now, after seventeen years of secrets, something terrible has been found on the beach. Something which will force Isa to confront her past, together with the three women she hasn’t seen for years, but has never forgotten.   c. 2017

Debbie Macomber-Any dream will do (New beginnigs;#4)

Monday, September 11th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Shay Benson adored her younger brother, Caden, and that got her into trouble. When he owed money, Shay realized she would do anything to help him avoid the men who were threatening him, and she crossed lines she never should have crossed. Now, determined to start fresh, she finds herself in search of a place to stay and wanders into a church to escape from the cold.  c. 2017

Fredrik Backman-Beartown

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today.   c. 2016

Mary Higgins Clark-All by myself, alone (Alvirah & Willy)

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

A glamorous cruise on a luxurious ocean liner turns deadly… Celia Kilbride, a gems and jewellery expert meets an eighty-six-year-old Lady Emily Haywood – the owner of a priceless emerald necklace that she intends to leave to a museum after the cruise. But three days out to sea Lady Emily is found dead – with the necklace missing. And the list of suspects is large and growing. Celia sets out to find the killer, not realizing that she has put herself in mortal danger before the ship reaches its final destination…c. 2017

John Sandford-Golden prey (Lucas Davenport; #27)

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Thanks to some veryinfluential people whose lives he saved, Lucas is no longer working for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, but for the U.S. Marshals Service, and with unusual scope. He gets to pick his own cases, whatever they are, wherever they lead him.
And where they’ve led him this time is into real trouble. A Biloxi, Mississippi, drug-cartel counting house gets robbed, and suitcases full of cash disappear, leaving behind five bodies, including that of a six-year-old girl.   c. 2017

Michael Connelly-The late show (Renee Ballard; #1)

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Renee Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she’s been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night she catches two cases she doesn’t want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting.        c. 2017

Steven Rowley-Lily and the octopus

Friday, August 4th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

This is a story about that special someone: the one you trust, the one you can’t live without. For Ted Flask, that someone special is his aging companion, Lily, who happens to be a dog.   Lily and the Octopus reminds us how it feels to love fiercely, how difficult it can be to let go, and how the fight for those we love is the greatest fight of all.   c. 2016

Susan Wilson-Two good dogs

Friday, August 4th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

When Adam March and his pit bull Chance check into the hotel, it becomes the first of many visits. Here in these peaceful mountains he finds an unexpected relief from his recent bereavement. He and the beleaguered innkeeper form a tentative friendship. Adam knows the struggles of raising a difficult teenager and Skye understands loneliness. And then there is Mingo, a street kid with a pit bull dog of his own. When Cody discovers an overdosed Mingo, Adam takes the boy’s dog not just for safekeeping, but to foster and then rehome. But the dog isn’t the only one who needs saving. A makeshift family begins to form as four lost people learn to trust and rely on each other, with the help of two good dogs.  c. 2017

Heather Graham-The perfect obsession (New York Confidential; #2)

Friday, August 4th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Someone is murdering beautiful young women in the New York area and displaying them in mausoleums and underground tombs. The FBI is handling the case, with Special Agent Craig Frasier as lead. Kieran Finnegan, forensic psychologist and part owner of Finnegan’s, her family’s pub, is consulting on the case. Craig and Kieran are a couple who’ve worked together on more than one occasion. On this occasion, though, Craig fears for the safety of the woman he loves. Because the killer is too close.  c. 2017