» Archive for May, 2018

Red alert/ James Patteson (NYPD; #5)

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

The one who knows the secrets is the one who holds the power. The richest of New York’s rich gather at The Pierre’s Cotillion Room to raise money for those less fortunate. The mayor is present, along with Detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald of the elite NYPD Red task force providing security. The night is shattered as a fatal blast rocks the room, stirring up horrifying memories of 9/11.  c. 2018

Before we were yours/ Lisa Wingate

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge, until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents – but they quickly realize the dark truth…  2017

Killing season/ Faye Kellerman

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Four years ago, fifteen-year-old Ellen Vicksburg went missing in the quiet town of River Remez, New Mexico. Ellen was kind, studious, and universally liked. Her younger brother, Ben, could imagine nothing worse than never knowing what happened to her – until, on the first anniversary of her death, he found her body in a shallow grave by the river’s edge.  c. 2017

The woman in the window/ A. J. Finn

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Anna Fox lives alone – a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times . . . and spying on her neighbors.  Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, a mother, their teenage son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble – and its shocking secrets are laid bare. c. 2018

As bright as heaven/ Susan Meissner

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

In 1918, Philadelphia was a city teeming with promise. Even as its young men went off to fight in the Great War, there were opportunities for a fresh start on its cobblestone streets. Into this bustling town came Pauline Bright and her husband, filled with hope that they could now give their three daughters – Evelyn, Maggie, and Willa – a chance at a better life.  c. 2018