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Daniel Sánchez Arévalo
Description: "Alice Dupont's perfect marriage was a perfect lie. When her husband, Chris, dies in a car accident, far from where he should have been, Alice's life falls apart. After the police close the case, she is left with more questions than answers. While learning to cope with her loss and her new identity as a single mother of two, Alice becomes obsessed with unraveling the mystery surrounding her husband's death and decides to start her own investigation. Retracing her husband's last known whereabouts, she soon discovers clues that lead her to a small island near Nantucket. As she insinuates herself into the lives of the island's inhabitants in an effort to discover what they knew about her husband, Alice finds herself increasingly involved in their private lives and comes to a disturbing realization: she has been transformed into a person she no longer recognizes. In seeking an answer to what her husband was doing before he died, Alice discovers not only a side of him she never knew, but sides of her own character she has never explored"--Amazon.
Call Number: FIC San
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 1, 2019
Lawrence Goldstone
Description: Just after 4 p.m. on September 6, 1901, twenty-eight year old anarchist Leon Czolgosz pumped two shots into the chest and abdomen of President William McKinley. Czolgosz had been on a receiving line waiting to shake the president's hand, his revolver concealed in an oversized bandage covering his right hand and wrist. McKinley had two Secret Service agents by his side, but neither made a move to stop the assailant. After he was apprehended, Czolgosz said simply, "I done my duty."Both law enforcement and the press insisted that Czolgosz was merely the tip of a vast and murderous conspiracy, likely instigated by the "high priestess of anarchy," Emma Goldman. To untangle its threads and bring the remaining conspirators to justice, the president's most senior advisors choose two other Secret Service agents, Walter George and Harry Swayne. What they uncover will not only absolve the anarchists, but also expose a plot that will threaten the foundations of American democracy, and likely cost them their lives.
Call Number: FIC Gol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 1, 2019
Malin Persson Giolito
Description: ""I'm giving you a chance to achieve every lawyer's dream," said Sophia Weber's old professor. Freeing an innocent man. Thirteen years ago, a fifteen-year-old girl was murdered. Doctor Stig Ahlin was sentenced to life in prison. But no one has forgotten the brutal crime. Ahlin is known as one of the most ruthless criminals. When Sophia Weber discovers critical flaws in the murder investigation, she decides to help Ahlin. But Sophia's doing her utmost to get her client exonerated arouses many people's disgust. And the more she learns, the more difficult her job becomes. What kind of man is her client really? What has he done? And will she ever know the truth?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Per
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 1, 2019
James Grady
Description: In this explosive collection featuring a new introduction on the writing and publication history of Condor, a never-before-published original novella, and short fiction collected for the first time, Grady brings his covert agent into the twenty-first century. From the chaos of 9/11 to the unprecedented Russian cyber threats, Condor is back. In condor.net, the intelligence analyst chases an unfathomable conspiracy that begins in Afghanistan and leads to the secrets of his own superiors. In Caged Daze of the Condor, Jasmine Daze of the Condor, and Next Day of the Condor, the paranoia of National Security's sworn soldier reaches a screaming pitch when he's locked behind the walls of the CIA's private insane asylum. Classified documents in the basement of the Library of Congress draw Condor into a murderous subterranean world where no one can be trusted in Condor in the Stacks. And in Russian Roulette of the Condor, the striking new novella shot through with the biggest spy scandal since the Cold War, the underground patriot faces a dictator determined to turn American politics into an insidious spy game.
Call Number: FIC Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 1, 2019
David R. Dow
Description: Rafael Zhettah relishes the simplicity and freedom of his life. He is the owner and head chef of a promising Houston restaurant, a pilot with open access to the boundless Texas horizon and a bachelor, content with having few personal or material attachments. When he finds Tieresse-billionaire, philanthropist, sophisticate, bombshell-sitting at one of his tables he also finds his soul mate, and his life starts again. And just as fast, she is brutally murdered in their home, he is convicted of the crime and sentenced to die. But for Rafael Zhettah, death row is not the end. It is only the beginning. Now, with his recaptured freedom, he will stop at nothing to deliver justice to those who stole everything from him.
Call Number: FIC Dow
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 1, 2019
Patrick Lee
Description: "On an otherwise normal morning, former Special Forces operative Sam Dryden is the target of an unsuccessful attempted abduction. Using his attacker's cellphone, he learns that another person, a woman named Danica Ellis, is also being targeted. Dryden arrives just in time to save Danica from the assault team sent after her. But neither of them recognize the other, or have any idea why they are being targeted. The only clue is a heavily redacted, official-looking document given to Danica by her stepfather before he was killed. Dryden immediately recognizes it as a "scrub file." A scrub file is a record of what a subject knew before their memories were chemically destroyed. The redacted document refers to witnesses to a secret military site in Ashland, Iowa in 1989. Both Dryden and Danica Ellis lived in Ashland in 1989, when they were both twelve years old, though neither of them has any memory of the other."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 1, 2019
Owen Laukkanen
Description: Jess Winslow reenters civilian life a new widow, with little more to her name than a falling-down house, a medical discharge for PTSD, and a loyal dog named Lucy, who helps her cope with the devastating memories of her time in Afghanistan. After fifteen years in state prison, Mason Burke owns one set of clothes, a wallet, and a photo of Lucy, the service dog he trained while behind bars. Seeking a fresh start, he sets out for Deception Cove, Washington, where the dog now lives. He arrives to find Jess facing off against the deputy county sheriff. Jess's late husband, a pilot, stole a valuable package from his drug dealer associates. The sheriff's department has seized Lucy-- and she will be destroyed if the package doesn't show up. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: FIC Lau
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 1, 2019
Eugene Linden
Description: "A routine dig in Kazakhstan takes a radical turn for thirty-two-year-old anthropologist Claire Knowland when a stranger turns up at the site with a bizarre find from a remote section of the desolate Kazakh Steppe. Her initial skepticism of this mysterious discovery gives way to a realization that the find will shake the very foundations of our understanding of evolution and intelligence. Corrupt politics of Kazakhstan force Claire to take reckless chances with the discovery. Among the allies she gathers in her fight to save herself and bring the discovery to light is Sergei Anachev, a brilliant but enigmatic Russian geologist who becomes her unlikely protector even as he deals with his own unknown crisis. Ultimately, Claire finds herself fighting not just for the discovery and her academic reputation, but for her very life as great power conflict engulfs the unstable region and an unscrupulous oligarch attempts to take advantage of the chaos."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 1, 2019
David Hagberg
Description: "It is the beginning of Kirk McGarvey's career as a CIA black ops officer. Fresh out of the Air Force OSI, he receives his first assignment: assassinate a Chilean general known as the Butcher of Valparaíso, a monster who has tortured and killed more than one thousand dissidents at a soccer stadium in Valparaíso. McGarvey manages to cross the border over the mountains from Argentina without being discovered, and even makes his way to the general's remote compound. But the odds are stacked against him. Chile's National Intelligence Agency, the ANI, has been warned of his approach and wants him to fail--and someone back home in Washington is working to make sure he does. For this newly-minted assassin, killing the butcher is only the beginning."--Dust jacket.
Call Number: FIC Hag
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 1, 2019
Bonnie Kistler
Description: Five years in, Leigh Huyett and Pete Conley have a perfectly blended family of her children and his. To celebrate their anniversary, they grab some precious moments of alone time and leave Pete's son Kip, a high school senior, in charge of Leigh's daughter Chrissy. Then they get the calls-- after a raucous party celebrating his college acceptance to Duke and his upcoming birthday, Kip was arrested for drunk driving after his truck crashed into a tree. Now Chrissy is dead and Kip is charged with manslaughter. Then Kip claims that he wasn't driving-- Chrissy was. Leigh and Pete are torn between loyalty to their children and to each other -- adapted from jacket.
Call Number: FIC Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 1, 2019
Emma Kavanagh
Description: "From a distance, they seem to be sleeping. Three bodies, sitting propped up against the ancient stones of Hadrian's Wall. A closer look reveals the horror of their too-white faces, and the ring of vivid red bruises around each neck. The victims were found by schoolgirl Isla Bell, out on an early morning run along the historic site. That day changed the small, close-knit community of Briganton forever, and it also shaped the course of Isla's life. Twenty years later, she's a professor of criminal psychology at the University of Northumberland. She specializes in studying the brain function of psychopaths and serial killers, wrestling with the question that still haunts her: why? Why did Heath McGowan kill those people--and two more besides--before he was finally caught by Isla's police detective father? At last, Isla has a chance to get answers. Heath, previously unforthcoming about the murders, agrees to take part in her research. Isla's husband, Ramsay--the only one of Heath's victims to survive--cautions her against the meeting. But no matter how ready Isla feels to peer within a killer's mind, there is no way to prepare for the fresh horror about to engulf Briganton. Another body is found, displayed just as before . . . and then another. Is this a copycat, someone inspired by or receiving help from the serial killer behind bars? Or could the truth be darker still?"--Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Kav
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 1, 2019
Michael Koryta
Description: "Tara Beckley is a senior at idyllic Hammel College in Maine. As she drives to deliver a visiting professor to a conference, a horrific car accident kills the professor and leaves Tara in a vegetative state. At least, so her doctors think. In fact, she's a prisoner of locked-in syndrome: fully alert but unable to move a muscle. Trapped in her body, she learns that someone powerful wants her dead--but why? And what can she do, lying in a hospital bed, to stop them? Abby Kaplan, an insurance investigator, is hired by the college to look in to Tara's case. A former stunt driver, Abby returned home after a disaster in Hollywood left an actor dead and her own reputation--and nerves--shattered. Despite the fog of trauma, she can tell that Tara's car crash was no accident. When she starts asking questions, things quickly spin out of control, leaving Abby on the run and a mysterious young hit man named Dax Blackwell hard on her heels." -- Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Kor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 1, 2019
Brian Panowich
Description: Clayton Burroughs is a small-town Georgia sheriff, a new father, and, improbably, the heir apparent of Bull Mountain's most notorious criminal family. As he tries to juggle fatherhood, his job and his recovery from being shot in the confrontation that killed his two criminally-inclined brothers last year, he's doing all he can just to survive. Yet after years of carefully toeing the line between his life in law enforcement and his family, he finally has to make a choice. When a rival organization makes a foray into Burroughs's territory, Clayton is pulled back in to the life he so desperately wants to leave behind.-- adapted from jacket
Call Number: FIC Pan
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 1, 2019
Melanie Golding
Description: Lauren Tranter knows what she saw: in her hospital room, a woman tried to take her newborn twins and replace them with her own creatures. Everyone thinks she's imagining things. A month passes--and one morning the babies disappear from Lauren's side in a park. When they're found, something is different about them. The infants look like Morgan and Riley--to everyone else. But to Lauren, something is off. Determined to bring her true infant sons home, Lauren will risk the unthinkable. But if she's wrong about what she saw...she'll be making the biggest mistake of her life. Compulsive, creepy, and inspired by some of our darkest fairy tales, Little Darlings will have you checking--and rechecking--your own little ones. Just to be sure. Just to be safe. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: FIC Gol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 1, 2019
Caroline Louise Walker
Description: "Dr. Robert Hart, Sag Harbor’s just-named Man of the Year, is the envy of his friends and neighbors. His medical practice is thriving. He has a beautiful old house and a beautiful new wife and a beautiful boat docked in the village marina. Even his wayward son, Jonah, is back on track, doing well at school, finally worthy of his father’s attentions. So when Jonah’s troubled college roommate, Nick, needs a place to stay for the summer, Hart and his wife generously offer him their guest house. A win-win: Jonah will have someone to hang with, and his father can bask in the warm glow of his own generosity. But when he begins to notice his new houseguest getting a little too close to his wife, the good doctor’s veneer begins to crack. All the little lies Robert tells—harmless falsehoods meant to protect everything he holds dear—begin to mount. Before long, he’s embroiled in a desperate downward spiral, destroying the lives that stand in his way. It’s only the women in his life—his devoted office manager, his friends, his wife—who can clearly see the truth." -- Jacket
Call Number: FIC Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 1, 2019
Angie Kim
Description: In rural Virginia, Young and Pak Yoo run an experimental medical treatment device known as the Miracle Submarine--a pressurized oxygen chamber that patients enter for therapeutic 'dives' with the hopes of curing issues like autism or infertility. When the Miracle Submarine mysteriously explodes, killing two people, a dramatic murder trial upends the Yoos' small community. The ensuing trial uncovers unimaginable secrets from that night--trysts in the woods, mysterious notes, child-abuse charges--as well as tense rivalries and alliances among a group of people driven to extraordinary degrees of desperation and sacrifice. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: FIC Kim
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 1, 2019
Anna Pitoniak
Description: Stella and Violet are best friends, and from the moment they met in college, they knew their roles. Beautiful, privileged, and reckless Stella lives in the spotlight. Hardworking, laser-focused Violet stays behind the scenes, always ready to clean up the mess that Stella inevitable leaves in her wake. After graduation, Violet lands a job in cable news and works her way up from intern to producer. Stella, envious of Violet's new life, gets hired at the same network in front of the camera and becomes the face of all Violet's work. As Violet and Stella strive for success, each reveals how far she'll go to get what she wants -- even if it means destroying the other person along the way. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: FIC Pit
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 1, 2019
S. A Lelchuk
Description: "Nikki Griffin isn't your typical private investigator. In her office above her bookstore's shelves and stacks, where she luxuriates in books and the comfort they provide, she also tracks certain men. Dangerous men. Men who have hurt the women they claim to love. And Nikki likes to teach those men a lesson, to teach them what it feels like to be hurt and helpless, so she can be sure that their victims are safe from them forever. When a regular PI job tailing Karen, a tech company's disgruntled employee who might be selling secrets, turns ugly and Karen's life is threatened, Nikki has to break cover and intervene. Karen tells Nikki that there are people after her. Dangerous men. She says she'll tell Nikki what's really going on. But then something goes wrong, and suddenly Nikki is no longer just solving a case--she's trying hard to stay alive."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lel
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 1, 2019
Charlie Donlea
Description: The truth is easy to miss, even when it's right in front of us. As a forensic reconstructionist, Rory Moore sheds light on cold-case homicides by piecing together crime scene details others fail to see. Cleaning out her late father's law office a week after his burial, she receives a call that plunges her into a decades-old case come to life once more. In the summer of 1979, five Chicago women went missing. The predator, nicknamed The Thief, left no bodies and no clues behind--until police received a package from a mysterious woman named Angela Mitchell, whose unorthodox investigation skills appear to have led to his identity. But before they could question her, Angela disappeared. Forty years later, The Thief is about to be paroled for Angela's murder--the only crime the DA could pin on him. But the cryptic file Rory finds in her father's law office suggests there is more to the case, and Angela Mitchell, than what was fed to the public, the details of which have been buried for four decades. Rory's talents are tested as she begins reconstructing Angela's last days. Making one startling discovery after another, Rory becomes helplessly entangled in the enigma of Angela Mitchell and what happened to her. Drawing connections between the past and present, Rory uncovers dark truths about the reclusive victim, her father, and the man called The Thief that send her down a twisting trail where things may not be as they appear. As she continues to dig, even Rory can't be prepared for the full, terrifying truth that is emerging ...
Call Number: FIC Don
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 1, 2019
Kaira Sturdivant Rouda
Description: Jane Harris lives in an oceanfront gated community in Orange County. Exactly one year ago her oldest daughter, Mary, died in a tragic accident and Jane has been grief-stricken, lost in a haze of anti-depressants. It's time for Jane to reclaim her life and her family. But her family has changed without her. Her husband has been working long hours at the office. Her daughter seems distant, even secretive. But someone know more about Mary, and about her last day, than they've revealed. And you never know how far someone will go to keep a family together. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: FIC Rou
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 1, 2019
Jennifer McMahon
Description: "In 1924, a young mother, Hattie Breckenridge, is hanged from a tree in her yard by the town mob, accused of a crime that was actually committed by her daughter. Nearly a century later, a young married couple, Helen and Nate abandon the comforts of suburbia to begin the ultimate, aspirational do-it-yourself project: building the house of their dreams on the same forty-four acres of rural land where Hattie once lived. When they discover that this charming property has a dark and violent past, Helen, a former history teacher, becomes consumed by Hattie's story and the tragic legend of her descendants, three generations of "Breckenridge women," each of whom died amid suspicion, and who seem to still be seeking something elusive and dangerous in the present day." -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC McM
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 1, 2019
Megan Miranda
Description: Littleport, Maine is an ideal vacation enclave for the wealthy, whose summer homes line the coastline; and a simple harbor community for the year-round residents whose livelihoods rely on service to the visitors. For almost a decade, visitor Sadie Loman and Littleport resident Avery Greer are inseparable in the summer--until Sadie is found dead. While the police rule the death a suicide, Avery feels there are those in the community who blame her. She is intent on clearing her name, before the facts get twisted against her. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: FIC Mir
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 1, 2019
David John Mark
Description: 1967. In a quiet village in the wild lands of the Scottish borders, disgraced academic Cordelia Hemlock is trying to put her life back together. Grieving the loss of her son, she seeks out the company of the dead, taking comfort amid the ancient headstones and crypts of the local churchyard. When lightning strikes a tumbledown tomb, she glimpses a corpse that doesn't belong among the crumbling bones. But when the storm passes and the body vanishes, the authorities refuse to believe the claims of a hysterical 'outsider'. Teaming up with a reluctant witness, local woman Felicity Goose, Cordelia's enquiries all lead back to a former POW camp that was set up in the village during the Second World War. But not all Gilsland's residents welcome the two young women's interference. There are those who believe the village's secrets should remain buried... whatever the cost.
Call Number: FIC Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 1, 2019
Carol Goodman
Description: Alice gets off a bus in the middle of a snowstorm in Delphi, NY. She is fleeing an abusive relationship and desperate to protect Oren, ten years old, a major Star Wars fan and wise beyond his years. Though Alice is wary, Oren bonds nearly instantly with Mattie, a social worker in her fifties who lives in an enormous run-down house in the middle of the woods. Mattie lives alone and is always available, and so she is the person the hotline always calls when they need a late-night pickup. And although according to protocol Mattie should take Alice and Oren to a local shelter, instead she brings them home for the night. She has plenty of room, she says. What she doesn't say is that Oren reminds her of her little brother, who died thirty years ago at the age of ten. But Mattie isn't the only one withholding elements of the truth. Alice is keeping her own secrets. And as the snowstorm worsens around them, each woman's past will prove itself unburied, stirring up threats both within and without.
Call Number: FIC Goo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 1, 2019
Christopher Golden
Description: In one ancient variation on the myth of Pandora's Box, there were two jars, one for Pandora and one for her sister, Anesidora. One contained all the blessings of the gods, the other all the world's curses. Now, in a subterranean city in Northern Iraq, archaeologist Sophie Durand has discovered a secret chamber covered in writing that confirms that version of the tale--a chamber which contains a single jar. "Weird shit" expert Ben Walker joins Sophie's team just as the mystery deepens and grows ugly. Those who believe the myth want to know which jar has been found in the Pandora Room, the one containing blessings, or the one full of curses. Governments rush to lay claim, but jihadi forces aren't waiting for the dust to settle. Whatever the jar contains, they want it, no matter who they have to kill--or what will emerge when they open it. For Sophie, Walker, and the others, the Pandora Room may soon become their tomb.
Call Number: FIC Gol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 1, 2019
Ronan Frost
Description: Greg Rask, a dying tech billionaire, has invested millions chasing miracle cures. None of them are worth a damn, but he refuses to give up. Now, he's gathering a team willing to go to the ends of the earth chasing life. Each of Rask's crew has beaten incredible odds to rise from the ashes of their old lives to where they are now. Together, their next task is to retrieve a painting that is believed to hide a map which, if genuine, marks it as a treasure of the Ahnenerbe, the occult wing of the SS, who had devoted dozens of expeditions in search of the three cintamani stones for their combined properties, and the lost city where they were rumored to lay hidden: Shambhala. But a mystical brotherhood sworn to protect the secrets of the ancients--the same secrets that allow its members to defy death--will stop at nothing to ensure that Rask's crew fail.
Call Number: FIC Fro
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 1, 2019
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Alice's Island: A Novel
Daniel Sánchez Arévalo
FIC San
Little Darlings: A Novel
Melanie Golding
FIC Gol
Assassin Of Shadows : A Novel
Lawrence Goldstone
FIC Gol
Man Of The Year
Caroline Louise Walker
FIC Wal
Beyond All Reasonable Doubt : A Novel
Malin Persson Giolito
FIC Per
Miracle Creek
Angie Kim
FIC Kim
Condor: The Short Takes
James Grady
FIC Gra
Necessary People: A Novel
Anna Pitoniak
FIC Pit
Confessions Of An Innocent Man: A Novel
David R. Dow
FIC Dow
Save Me From Dangerous Men
S. A Lelchuk
FIC Lel
Dark Site
Patrick Lee
FIC Lee
Some Choose Darkness
Charlie Donlea
FIC Don
Deception Cove
Owen Laukkanen
FIC Lau
The Favorite Daughter
Kaira Sturdivant Rouda
FIC Rou
Deep Past
Eugene Linden
FIC Lin
The Invited
Jennifer McMahon
FIC McM
First Kill
David Hagberg
FIC Hag
The Last House Guest : A Novel
Megan Miranda
FIC Mir
House On Fire : A Novel
Bonnie Kistler
FIC Mac
The Mausoleum
David John Mark
FIC Mar
I Am Watching
Emma Kavanagh
FIC Kav
The Night Visitors : A Novel
Carol Goodman
FIC Goo
If She Wakes
Michael Koryta
FIC Kor
The Pandora Room: A Novel
Christopher Golden
FIC Gol
Like Lions
Brian Panowich
FIC Pan
White Peak
Ronan Frost
FIC Fro