May 2019: Chills and Thrills

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This month, we've got an excellent selection of books to chill and thrill you. Things that go bump in the night, creepy people who put you on edge, we've got it all in our Year in Reading selection for May. 


Gretchen McNeil
Description: Falsely accused of murdering her stepsister, seventeen-year-old Dee fights to survive paid assassins on Alcatraz 2.0, the most popular prison on social media.
Call Number: YA FIC McN
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
B. A. Paris
Description: Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You might not want to like them, but you do. You'd like to get to know Grace better. But it's difficult, because you realise Jack and Grace are never apart. Some might call this true love. Others might ask why Grace never answers the phone. Or how she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn't work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. And why there are bars on one of the bedroom windows. Sometimes, the perfect marriage is the perfect lie.
Call Number: FIC Par
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
Norihiro Yagi
Description: A village is threatened by monsters called "Yoma". The Claymore warrior who is sent to slay the creature is unexpectedly a woman who seems more monster than human herself.
Call Number: FIC Yag
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
Mary Higgins Clark
Description: Emily Wallace, an attractive thirty-two-year-old assistant prosecutor and heart-transplant recipient, is given a plum assignment--the murder trial of theatrical agent Gregg Aldrich, accused of murdering his wife. During the trial, Emily experiences sentiments that defy all reason and continue after Gregg Aldrich's fate is decided by the jury. In the meantime, she does not realize that her own life is now at risk.
Call Number: FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
Emma Donoghue
Description: Narrator Jack and his mother, who was kidnapped seven years earlier when she was a 19-year-old college student, celebrate his fifth birthday. They live in a tiny, 11-foot-square soundproofed cell in a converted shed in the kidnapper's yard. The sociopath, whom Jack has dubbed Old Nick, visits at night, grudgingly doling out food and supplies. But Ma, as Jack calls her, proves to be resilient and resourceful--and attempts a nail-biting escape.
Call Number: FIC Don
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
M. A. Bennett
Description: A scholarship student at prestigious St. Aidan the Great School (STAGS), Greer is delighted by an invitation to an exclusive weekend of "huntin' shootin' fishin'" until she learns she and the other misfits are the prey.
Call Number: YA FIC Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
Dennis Lehane
Description: Summer, 1954. U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels has come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Along with his partner, Chuck Aule, he sets out to find an escaped patient, a murderess named Rachel Solando, as a hurricane bears down upon them. But nothing at Ashecliffe Hospital is what it seems. And neither is Teddy Daniels. Is he there to find a missing patient? Or has he been sent to look into rumors of Ashecliffe's radical approach to psychiatry? An approach that may include drug experimentation, hideous surgical trials, and lethal countermoves in the shadow war against Soviet brainwashing. . . Or is there another, more personal reason why he has come there? As the investigation deepens, the questions only mount: How has a barefoot woman escaped the island from a locked room? Who is leaving clues in the form of cryptic codes? Why is there no record of a patient committed there just one year before? What really goes on in Ward C? Why is an empty lighthouse surrounded by an electrified fence and armed guards? The closer Teddy and Chuck get to the truth, the more elusive it becomes, and the more they begin to believe that they may never leave Shutter Island. Because someone is trying to drive them insane. . . .
Call Number: FIC Leh
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
Sue Fortin
Description: "Alice: Beautiful, kind, manipulative, liar. Clare: Intelligent, loyal, paranoid, jealous. Clare thinks Alice is a manipulative liar who is trying to steal her life. Alice thinks Clare is jealous of her long-lost return and place in their family. One of them is telling the truth. The other is a maniac. Two sisters. One truth" -- provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC For
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
Ray Bradbury
Call Number: LP SF Bra
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
R. L Stine
Description: "Lee Hargrove only wants one thing-to win a scholarship to Summer Sports Camp. His school is holding a competition and the winner gets to attend the camp for free. Lee is one of the favorites to win along with his friend Corey "Lucky Duck" Duckworth and another athletic classmate, Laura Grodin. Laura is good...for a girl, but how can anyone compete with Corey's good-luck streak? Lee has an idea and he's about to give Corey an unforgettable birthday present that will really get the party started!"--P. 4 of cover.
Call Number: J FIC Sti
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
Allyson Braithwaite Condie, Brendan Reichs
Description: Middle-schoolers Nico, Tyler, Ella, and Opal discover a hidden island in a forbidden cove that appears uninhabited, but something ancient has awakened knowing their wishes, dreams, and darkest secrets.
Call Number: J FIC Con
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
Peter Swanson
Description: "On a night flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets the stunning and mysterious Lily Kintner. Sharing one too many martinis, the strangers begin to play a game of truth, revealing very intimate details about themselves. Ted talks about his marriage that's going stale and his wife Miranda, who he's sure is cheating on him. But their game turns a little darker when Ted jokes that he could kill Miranda for what she's done. Lily, without missing a beat, says calmly, ''I'd like to help.'' Back in Boston, Ted and Lily's twisted bond grows stronger as they begin to plot Miranda's demise"--FantasticFiction.com.
Call Number: FIC Swa
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
Sarah Waters
Description: Dr. Faraday is the son of a maid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. One dusty post-war summer in his home of rural Warwickshire, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the once grand Georgian house is now in decline. But are the Ayres haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life? Little does Dr. Farady know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become entwined with his.
Call Number: FIC Wat
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
Rebecca C Jones
Call Number: J 973.099 Jon
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
Greer Hendricks, Michael. Pela
Description: The divorce has just become final, and Richard is already engaged to someone. One woman is determined to change that situation-- no matter what it takes. Soon a tangle of lies binds her life with those of Richard and his new fiancée. A tangle of lies-- that hide some dangerous truths.
Call Number: LP FIC Hen
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
Roseanne Montillo
Description: Documents a series of child abductions against the backdrop of the Great Boston Fire of 1872, and the discovery of the teenaged killer that sparked a system-changing investigation and influential debates among the world's most revered medical minds.
Call Number: 364.1523 Mon
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein, Bryan Kennedy
Description: "Bick Kidd's parents were world-famous treasure hunters--until they mysteriously disappeared. Now he and the rest of the Kidds--Beck, Tommy, and Storm--have to finish their mom and dad's last major mission-- before it finishes them"--Container.
Call Number: J FIC Pat
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
Nic Sheff, Paul Michael Garcia, Blackstone Audiobooks
Description: The author details his immersion in a world of hardcore drugs, revealing the mental and physical depths of addiction, and the violent relapse one summer in California that forever changed his life, leading him down the road to recovery.
Call Number: 362.299 She
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
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Gretchen McNeil
YA FIC McN
The Birthday Party Of No Return!
R. L Stine
J FIC Sti
Behind Closed Doors: A Novel [Audiobook]
B. A. Paris
FIC Par
The Darkdeep
Allyson Braithwaite Condie, Brendan Reichs
J FIC Con
Claymore. 01, Silver-Eyed Slayer
Norihiro Yagi
FIC Yag
The Kind Worth Killing
Peter Swanson
FIC Swa
Just Take My Heart
Mary Higgins Clark
FIC Cla
The Little Stranger
Sarah Waters
FIC Wat
Room: A Novel
Emma Donoghue
FIC Don
The President Has Been Shot!: True Stories Of The Attacks On Ten U.S. Presidents
Rebecca C Jones
J 973.099 Jon
S.T.A.G.S.
M. A. Bennett
YA FIC Ben
The Wife Between Us [Large Print]
Greer Hendricks, Michael. Pela
LP FIC Hen
Shutter Island
Dennis Lehane
FIC Leh
The Wilderness Of Ruin: A Tale Of Madness, Fire, And The Hunt For America's Youngest Serial Killer
Roseanne Montillo
364.1523 Mon
Sister, Sister
Sue Fortin
FIC For
Treasure Hunters [Audiobook]
James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein, Bryan Kennedy
J FIC Pat
Something Wicked This Way Comes [Large Print]
Ray Bradbury
LP SF Bra
Tweak: Growing Up On Methamphetamines [Audiobook]
Nic Sheff, Paul Michael Garcia, Blackstone Audiobooks
362.299 She