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Matthew Carr
Description: "Barcelona, summer 1909. When the scientist and explorer Randolph Foulkes is blown up in a random terrorist bomb attack, private detective Harry Lawton is hired by the man's widow to identify the beneficiary of a large payment Foulkes had made shortly before his death. Lawton's arrival in the Catalan capital coincides with a series of unusual killings that appear to have been carried out by a blood-drinking animal in the Ramblas district and adds another element of instability to a city already teetering on the brink of insurrection. Lawton soon meets and teams up with Esperanza Claramunt, a young anarchist whose lover was one of the victims of the "beast of the Ramblas," and the Catalan crime reporter Bernat Mata, who has begun investigating these crimes. So what begins as a straightforward investigation into presumed marital infidelity turns into something far more sinister, as Lawton probes Foulkes' connections to the mysterious Explorers Club, the Barcelona political police, and an eccentric Austrian hypnotist. Adrift in a city gripped by rebellion and lawlessness, Lawton enters a labyrinth of murder, corruption, political conflict, and crazed racial pseudo-science where no one's survival is guaranteed."--Jacket flap.
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
S. A. Cosby
Description: "Beauregard 'Bug' Montage is a man with many different titles: husband, father, friend, honest car mechanic. But before he gave it up, Bug used to be known from the hills of North Carolina to the beaches of Florida as the best Wheel Man on the East Coast. After a series of financial calamities, Bug feels he has no choice but to take one final job as the getaway driver for a daring diamond heist that could solve all his money troubles and allow him to go straight once and for all" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cos
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Ellison Cooper
Description: "A bus full of high school students has disappeared from Washington D.C. and FBI neuroscientist Sayer Altair must hunt down the culprit who has a link to her own past. After grieving the death of her fiancé and almost losing her job, Agent Sayer Altair is finally starting to rebuild her life. Her research into the minds of psychopaths is breaking new ground and her strange little family is thriving. But Sayer's newfound happiness is threatened when she is called in to investigate a girl's body left inside a circle of animal figurines below a cryptic message written in blood. When they discover that the dead girl is one of twenty-four missing high school students, Sayer quickly realizes that nothing in this case is what it seems. As the investigation draws her in to a tangled web of fake identities and false leads, the trail soon begins to point directly to her own life. Now, Sayer must confront her painful past to uncover her connection to the deranged killer if she hopes to save the missing teens and protect everything that she loves"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Coo
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Katie Tallo
Description: "Augusta (Gus) Monet is living an aimless existence with her grifter boyfriend when she learns that her great grandmother -- her last living relative -- has just died. Ditching her boyfriend, Gus returns to the home she left as a young girl. Her inheritance turns out to be a dilapidated house and an old dog named Levi. While combing through her great grandmother's possessions, Gus stumbles across an old trunk filled with long-lost childhood belongings. But that's not all the trunk contains. She also discovers cold case files that belonged to her mother, a disgraced police detective who died in a car accident when Gus was eight. Gus remembers her mother obsessing over these very same documents and photographs, especially a Polaroid of a young ballerina. When Gus spots a front-page news story about the unearthing of a body linked to one of the cold case files from her childhood trunk, she can't resist following her mother's clues. As she digs deeper, determined to finish her mother's investigation, her search leads her to a deserted ghost town, which was left abandoned when the residents fled after a horrific fire. As Gus' obsession with the case grows, she inadvertently stirs up the evils of the past, putting her life in danger. But Gus is undeterred and is committed to uncovering long-buried secrets, including the secrets surrounding a missing geology student, the young ballerina in the Polaroid, a prominent family's devastating legacy, and a toxic blast that blew an entire town off the map" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Tal
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
John Galligan
Description: Investigating the savage beating of a migrant worker who refuses to reveal his attacker, Sheriff Heidi Kick is catapulted into a murder case in the underground world of illicit cage fighting, before her husband suddenly disappears.
Call Number: FIC Gal
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Jessica Barry
Description: "Midnight. Cait Monaghan and Rebecca McRae are on a desolate road that slices through the New Mexican desert. They've never met before tonight. Both have secrets to protect. Both of their lives are in danger. When a truck pulls up fast behind them, they assume it's punk teenagers or run-of-the-mill road rage, but it soon becomes clear that whoever is driving the truck is hunting them for sport--and they are out to draw blood. As the miles unspool and the dangers mount, the pasts they've worked so hard to keep buried have come back to haunt them. Someone wants one of them dead. But which one? And given the lives the two women have been leading, that someone could be almost anyone. If Cait and Rebecca are going to survive, they'll have to learn to trust one another--and themselves. But trust is a costly business, and they've both paid the price before..."--Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Perry Edmond O'Brien
Description: "While overseas fighting in the Afghan war, U.S. Army soldier Coop--a man haunted by the things he has seen and done in the war--is told that his wife has been killed back home in the States. The ticking of the clock begins as Coop is given a brief leave to attend to his wife's affairs. But while back in New York City, Coop discovers his wife's death was far more suspicious than anyone told him. He decides to go AWOL, using his military training to discover the truth of what happened to his wife. It doesn't take long, however, before Coop finds himself embroiled in a criminal conspiracy that reaches all the way into the Albanian mafia, Upper East Side royalty, and a scam at a recovery center for heroin addicts. All the while he's experiencing intense flashbacks from the trauma he received fighting overseas. But with time running short, Coop must unravel the mystery of his wife's death before the U.S. Army finds him--or his troubled past finally catches up to him" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC OBr
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Samantha Downing
Description: "Beth, Portia, and Eddie Morgan haven't all been together in years. And for very good reasons--we'll get to those later. But when their wealthy grandfather dies and leaves a cryptic final message in his wake, the siblings and their respective partners must come together for a cross-country road trip to fulfill his final wish and--more importantly--secure their inheritance. But time with your family can be tough. It's even harder when you're all keeping secrets and trying to forget a memory--a missing person, an act of revenge, the man in the black truck who won't stop following your car--and especially when at least one of you is a killer and there's a body in the trunk. Just to name a few reasons. But money is a powerful motivator" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Dow
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Alice Feeney
Description: Anna Andrews finally has what she wants. Almost. She's worked hard to become the main TV presenter of the BBC's lunchtime news, putting work before friends, family, and her now ex-husband. So, when someone threatens to take her dream job away, she'll do almost anything to keep it. When asked to cover a murder in Blackdown--the sleepy countryside village where she grew up--Anna is reluctant to go. But when the victim turns out to be one of her childhood friends, she can't leave. It soon becomes clear that Anna isn't just covering the story, she's at the heart of it. CI Jack Harper left London for a reason, but never thought he'd end up working in a place like Blackdown. When the body of a young woman is discovered, Jack decides not to tell anyone that he knew the victim, until he begins to realise he is a suspect in his own murder investigation. One of them knows more than they are letting on. Someone isn't telling the truth.
Call Number: FIC Fee
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Michael Lawson
Description: "Fifteen-year-old Cassie Russell, the only daughter of a mega-rich Boston couple, is the sole survivor of a plane crash that killed her parents. She's also the goddaughter of the newly elected Speaker of the House, John Mahoney, and Mahoney becomes her legal guardian. Normally, Mahoney would send his kind-hearted wife to deal with his new ward, but she's unavailable so he dispatches his fixer, Joe DeMarco, to make sure the girl's okay. DeMarco's job is only to put things into a holding pattern until Mrs. Mahoney is able to step in and take charge-but DeMarco unintentionally flips over a rock and out from under it crawls a lawyer, the one managing Cassie's vast estate. DeMarco learns the lawyer has been embezzling from the estate and may have killed Cassie's parents. What should have been a simple assignment unleashes murderous plots involving a Boston mob boss and his Irish thugs, and quickly escalates. DeMarco ends up chasing the scheming lawyer halfway around the world to save Cassie and ensure that justice is done."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Law
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Josh Malerman
Description: "Twelve years after Malorie and her children rowed up the river to safety, a blindfold is still the only thing that stands between sanity and madness. One glimpse of the creatures that stalk the world will drive a person to unspeakable violence. There remains no explanation. No solution. All Malorie can do is survive—and impart her fierce will to do so on her children. But then comes what feels like impossible news. And with it, the first time Malorie has allowed herself to hope. Someone very dear to her, someone she believed dead, may be alive. Malorie has already lost so much. But getting her life back means returning to a world full of unknowable horrors—and risking the lives of her children again. Because the creatures are not the only thing Malorie fears: There are the people who claim to have caught and experimented on the creatures. Murmerings of monstrous inventions and dangerous new ideas. And rumors that the creatures themselves have changed into something even more frightening. Malorie has a harrowing choice to make: to live by the rules of survival that have served her so well, or to venture into the darkness and reach for hope once more" --Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Mal
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Jay Stringer
Description: After stealing the Arc of the Covenant from her former mentor, Marah Chase has it stolen from her in return and thinks maybe it's time to settle down and take the job offer at the American Museum of Natural History until an heiress to a soda fortune convinces Marah to find the journalist who went missing looking for the Fountain of Youth.
Call Number: FIC Str
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Paul Doiron
Description: "'Never trust a man without secrets'. These are the last words retired game warden Charley Stevens speaks to his surrogate son, Warden Investigator Mike Bowditch, before the old man vanishes without explanation. Mike suspects his friend’s mysterious departure has to do with an antique warden badge that recently resurfaced at a flea market — a badge connected to a cold case from Charley’s past that the Maine Warden Service would rather forget. Fifteen years ago, a young warden was sent on an undercover mission to infiltrate a notorious poaching ring and never returned. He was presumed dead, but his body was never recovered. Mike is desperate to find Charley before he meets a similar fate. His investigation brings him to the miles of forest and riverside towns along the Canadian border — but he soon learns that even his fellow wardens have secrets to keep. And Charley’s past isn’t the only one coming to light; his daughter, Stacey, has resurfaced to search for her missing father, and Mike must grapple with the return of the woman he once thought was gone forever. Forced to question his faith in the man he sees as a father, Mike must reopen a cold case that powerful people — one of whom may be a killer — will do anything to keep closed" --Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Doi
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
S. K. Barnett
Description: "A kidnapped girl returns home after twelve years away--but coming home may not be as easy as she thought. Jenny Kristal was six years old when she was snatched off the sidewalk from her quiet suburban neighborhood. Twelve years later, she's miraculously returned home after escaping her kidnappers--but as her parents and younger brother welcome her back, the questions begin to mount. Where has she been all these years? Why is she back now? And is home really the safest place for her . . . or for any of them?" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Elizabeth Kay
Description: "Jane and Marnie have been inseparable since they were eleven. Growing up, they shared everything, they knew the other's deepest secrets, and they wouldn't have had it any other way. Jane was always happiest when it was just the two of them; in fact, she remembers those days as the best time of her life. And even when Jane married the man of her dreams, somehow, Jonathan only added to Jane's life, without subtracting from the perfect equation of her friendship with Marnie. Until the day Jonathan was killed in a hit-and-run, and Jane's world shattered into a million pieces. Meanwhile, Marnie had been building her own universe: a wealthy financier husband, a career as a food and lifestyle blogger, an exquisite new flat. Jane is utterly grief-stricken, and soon realizes Marnie is moving forward without her. But she can't stand to be left behind--if only she could find her way back to the days when she and Marnie were each other's everything. Desperate, Jane is determined to win Marnie back. And so she tells the first of seven lies that will change everything. Soon, Jane finds herself spinning lie after lie, unable to reveal the truth for fear of losing the one thing she needs most: Marnie. Seven Lies is Jane's opportunity to tell the truth: her truth"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Kay
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Hank Phillippi Ryan
Description: "After a devastating betrayal, a young woman sets off on an obsessive path to justice, no matter what dark family secrets are revealed. What she doesn't know is that she isn't the only one plotting her revenge. An affluent daughter of privilege. A glamorous manipulative wannabe. A determined reporter, in too deep. A grieving widow who must choose her new reality. Who will be the first to lie? And when the stakes are life and death, do a few lies really matter?" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Rya
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Camilla Läckberg
Description: "Faye has loved Jack since they were students at business school. Jack, the perpetual golden boy, grew up wealthy, unlike Faye, who has worked hard to bury a dark past. When Jack needs help launching a new company, Faye leaves school to support him, waitressing by day and working as his strategist by night. With the business soaring, Faye and Jack have a baby, and Faye finds herself at home, caring for their daughter, wealthier than she ever imagined, but more and more removed from the excitement of the business world. And none of the perks of wealth make up for the fact that Jack has begun to treat her coldly, undermining her intelligence and forgetting all she sacrificed for his success. When Faye discovers that he's having an affair, the polished façade of their life cracks wide open. Faye is alone, emotionally shattered, and financially devastated -- but hell hath no fury like a woman with a violent past bent on vengeance. Jack is about to get exactly what he deserves -- and so much more."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lac
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan
Description: Rookie FBI agent Odessa Hardwicke's life is derailed when she's forced to turn her gun on her partner. Walt Leppo, a decorated FBI agent, turned suddenly violent while apprehending a rampaging murderer. The shooting was self-defense, but she is placed on desk leave pending a full investigation. What most troubles her isn't the tragedy itself-- it's the shadowy presence she thought she saw fleeing Leppo's body after his death. Questioning her future with the FBI-- and her sanity-- Hardwicke accepts a low-level assignment to clear out the belongings of a retired agent in the New York office. What she finds there will put her on the trail of a mysterious figure named John Silence, a man of enormous means who claims to have been alive for centuries. He is either an unhinged lunatic, or humanity's only defense against unspeakable evil. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: FIC Tor
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Eric Lustbader
Description: "Evan Ryder is a lone wolf, a field agent for a black-ops arm of the DOD, who has survived unspeakable tragedy and dedicated her life to protecting her country. When her fellow agents begin to be systematically eliminated, Evan must unravel the thread that ties them all together... and before her name comes up on the kill list. The list belongs to a mysterious cabal known only as Nemesis, a hostile entity hell-bent on tearing the United States apart. As Evan tracks them from Washington D.C. to the Caucasus Mountains, from Austria to a fortress in Germany where her own demons reside, she unearths a network of conspirators far more complex than anyone could have imagined. Can Evan uproot them before Nemesis forces bring democracy to its knees?"--Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Lus
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Megan Goldin
Description: "After the first season of her true crime podcast became an overnight sensation and set an innocent man free, Rachel Krall is now a household name-and the last hope for thousands of people seeking justice. But she's used to being recognized for her voice, not her face. Which makes it all the more unsettling when she finds a note on her car windshield, addressed to her, begging for help. The small town of Neapolis is being torn apart by a devastating rape trial. The town's golden boy, a swimmer destined for Olympic greatness, has been accused of raping a high school student, the beloved granddaughter of the police chief. Under pressure to make Season Three a success, Rachel throws herself into interviewing and investigating-but the mysterious letters keep showing up in unexpected places. Someone is following her, and she won't stop until Rachel finds out what happened to her sister twenty-five years ago. Officially, Jenny Stills tragically drowned, but the letters insists she was murdered-and when Rachel starts asking questions, nobody seems to want to answer. The past and present start to collide as Rachel uncovers startling connections between the two cases that will change the course of the trial and the lives of everyone involved."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gol
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Stephen Graham Jones
Description: "Peter Straub's Ghost Story meets Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies in this American Indian horror story of revenge on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. Four American Indian men from the Blackfeet Nation, who were childhood friends, find themselves in a desperate struggle for their lives, against an entity that wants to exact revenge upon them for what they did during an elk hunt ten years earlier by killing them, their families, and friends."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Jon
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Alex North
Description: "You knew a teenager like Charlie Crabtree. A dark imagination, a sinister smile--always on the outside of the group. Some part of you suspected he might be capable of doing something awful. Twenty-five years ago, Crabtree did just that, committing a murder so shocking that it's attracted that strange kind of infamy that only exists on the darkest corners of the internet--and inspired more than one copycat. Paul Adams remembers the case all too well: Crabtree--and his victim--were Paul's friends. Paul has slowly put his life back together. But now his mother, old and senile, has taken a turn for the worse. Though every inch of him resists, it is time to come home. It's not long before things start to go wrong. Reading the news, Paul learns another copycat has struck. His mother is distressed, insistent that there's something in the house. And someone is following him. Which reminds him of the most unsettling thing about that awful day twenty-five years ago. It wasn't just the murder. It was the fact that afterward, Charlie Crabtree was never seen again.."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Nor
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Lauren A. Forry
Description: "In 1995, six university students moved into the house at 215 Caldwell Street. Months later, one of them was found dead on the sofa the morning after their end-of-year party. His death was ruled an accident by the police. The remaining five all knew it wasn't, and though they went on with their lives, the truth of what happened to their sixth housemate couldn't stay buried forever. Twenty years later, all five of them arrive--lured separately under various pretenses--at Wolfheather House, a crumbling, secluded mansion on the Scottish Isle of Doon. Trapped inside with no way out and no signal to the outside world, the now forty-somethings fight each other--and the unknown mastermind behind their gathering--as they confront the role they played in their housemate's death. They are given one choice: confess to their crimes or die" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC For
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Robert Pobi
Description: "On a beautiful October evening, New York City's iconic Guggenheim Museum is closed for a tech company's private gala. Until an explosion rocks the night, instantly killing 702 people, including every single attendee--yet the damage to the building itself is minimal. An explosion of that precision was no accident and, in response, the FBI mobilizes its entire team -- but the sheer number of victims strains their resources. Were all 702 victims in the wrong place at the wrong time, or was there only one target and 701 unlucky bystanders? That many victim files is a staggering amount of data to sort through and Brett Kehoe, Special Agent in Charge of Manhattan, decides that he can't do this without more computational power. Dr. Lucas Page, astrophysicist, university professor, and former FBI agent, is uniquely gifted for the task at hand--he can visualize a crime scene as if he was a bystander and can break down any set of data at a glance. Even though Page wants nothing to do with the FBI, with his city under attack and his family at risk, he steps in to find a killer in a haystack before they strike again" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Pob
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Michael Elias
Description: Nina is a tough Queens detective with a series of cold case homicides on her desk--men whose widows had the same alibi: they were living in Artemis, a battered women's shelter, when their husbands were killed. Nina goes undercover into Artemis. Though she is playing the victim, she's anything but. Nina knows about violence and the bullies who rely on it because she's experienced it in her own life. For the women living in Artemis there is no absolute moral compass--there is the law and there is survival. And, for Nina, who became a cop so she could find the man who murdered her father, there is only revenge.
Call Number: FIC Eli
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
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Black Sun Rising
Matthew Carr
FIC Car
Safe : A Novel
S. K. Barnett
FIC Bar
Blacktop Wasteland : A Novel
S. A. Cosby
FIC Cos
Seven Lies
Elizabeth Kay
FIC Kay
Cut To The Bone : A Novel
Ellison Cooper
FIC Coo
The First To Lie
Hank Phillippi Ryan
FIC Rya
Dark August : A Novel
Katie Tallo
FIC Tal
The Golden Cage : A Novel
Camilla Läckberg
FIC Lac
Dead Man Dancing
John Galligan
FIC Gal
The Hollow Ones
Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan
FIC Tor
Don't Turn Around : A Novel
Jessica Barry
FIC Bar
The Nemesis Manifesto
Eric Lustbader
FIC Lus
Fire In The Blood : A Novel
Perry Edmond O'Brien
FIC OBr
The Night Swim
Megan Goldin
FIC Gol
He Started It
Samantha Downing
FIC Dow
The Only Good Indians : A Novel
Stephen Graham Jones
FIC Jon
His & Hers
Alice Feeney
FIC Fee
The Shadows
Alex North
FIC Nor
House Privilege
Michael Lawson
FIC Law
They Did Bad Things : A Thriller
Lauren A. Forry
FIC For
Malorie : A Bird Box Novel
Josh Malerman
FIC Mal
Under Pressure
Robert Pobi
FIC Pob
Marah Chase And The Fountain Of Youth
Jay Stringer
FIC Str
You Can Go Home Now : A Novel
Michael Elias
FIC Eli
One Last Lie
Paul Doiron
FIC Doi