New Arrivals · All Fiction

June 28, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Before we go extinct

June 27, 2016
Rivers, Karen, 1970- author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
252 pages ; 22 cm
"After Sharkey's best friend commits suicide (or was it an accident?) in front of him, he spends the summer processing his grief on an abandoned beach resort island where his dad is the caretaker"-- Provided by publisher.

The flaw in Raffaele's revenge

June 27, 2016
West, Annie (Romantic fiction writer), author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2016.
233 pages ; 17 cm.

Master of her innocence

June 27, 2016
Shaw, Chantelle, author.
234 pages ; 17 cm.
When renowned diamond magnate Diego Cazorra is asked to escort Sister Clare Marchant halfway across Brazil, he feels duty-bound to get her there—after all, without the help of the church he'd still be on the streets. But the look in Clare's innocent eyes tempts him like no other… After it's revealed that Clare is only disguised as a nun to save her kidnapped sister, Diego suddenly finds himself trading his prize diamond to help her. Now Clare is indebted to the notorious womanizer, and he intends to collect…!

The unwanted Conti bride

June 27, 2016
Pammi, Tara, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2016.
234 pages ; 17 cm.

Bought by her Italian boss

June 27, 2016
Collins, Dani, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2016.
232 pages ; 17 cm.

Moretti's marriage command

June 27, 2016
Hewitt, Kate, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2016.
235 pages ; 17 cm.

A virgin for Vasquez

June 27, 2016
Williams, Cathy, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2016.
233 pages ; 17 cm.

The billionaire's ruthless affair

June 27, 2016
Lee, Miranda, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2016.
234 pages ; 17 cm.

Di Sione's innocent conquest

June 27, 2016
Marinelli, Carol, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2016.
232 pages ; 17 cm.

The binding : a novel

June 27, 2016
Wolff, Nicholas, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2016.
403 pages ; 21 cm
"When a rare mental disorder begins to consume his small-town neighbors, a young psychiatrist digs up the past for clues to the epidemic's bone-chilling source in this brilliant supernatural horror debut. Convinced that evil spirits have overtaken his daughter, a desperate father introduces her to Nat Thayer, a young psychiatrist in their sleepy blue-blooded Massachusetts college town. Thayer quickly diagnoses the girl with Cotard Delusion, an obscure condition sometimes described as "walking corpse syndrome." But Thayer soon realizes his patient--and many of the local families--are actually being targeted by a malignant force resurrected from the town's wicked history. Thayer must discover the source of the spreading plague ... before there is no one left to save"-- Provided by publisher.

Collecting the dead

June 27, 2016
Kope, Spencer, author.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2016.
306 pages ; 25 cm
"Magnus "Steps" Craig is part of the elite three-man Special Tracking Unit of the FBI. Called in on special cases where his skills are particularly needed, he works as a tracker. The media dubs him "The Human Bloodhound," since Steps is renowned for his incredible ability to find and follow trails over any surface better than anyone else. But there's a secret to his success. Steps has a special ability--a kind of synesthesia--where he can see the 'essence' of a person, something he calls 'shine,' on everything they've touched. His ability is known to only a few people--his father, the director of the FBI, and his partner, Special Agent Jimmy Donovan. When the remains of a murdered woman are found, Steps recognizes the shine left by the murderer from another crime scene with a physically similar victim. And he uncovers the signature at both scenes--the mark of a sad face. At the same time, another killer, one Steps has dubbed Leonardo and has been trying to track for over ten years, appears again, taunting Steps. But while Steps tries to find a clue that will lead him to Leonardo, the case of the Sad Face Killer heats up. The team uncovers eleven possible victims: missing women who fit the same pattern. Using his skill and the resources of the Bureau, it is a race against time to find the killer before it's too late"-- Provided by publisher.

Conrad and Eleanor : a novel

June 27, 2016
Rogers, Jane, 1952-
New York : Harper Perennial, 2016.
314 pages ; 21 cm
"Secrets and marital tensions are exposed following a husband's disappearance in this next novel by Jane Rogers"-- Provided by publisher.

The damned of Petersburg

June 27, 2016
Peters, Ralph, 1952- author.
New York : Forge, 2016.
432 pages : maps ; 24 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Glory turned grim and warfare changed forever. As Grant pinned Lee to Petersburg and Richmond, the Confederacy's stubborn Army of Northern Virginia struggled against a relentless Union behemoth, with breathtaking valor and sacrifice on both sides. That confrontation in the bloody summer and autumn of 1864 shaped the nation that we know today. From the butchery of The Crater, where stunning success collapsed into a massacre, through near-constant battles fought by heat-stricken soldiers, to the crucial election of 1864, The Damned of Petersburg resurrects our Civil War's hard reality, as plumes and sabers gave way to miles of trenches. Amid the slaughter of those fateful months, fabled leaders--Grant and Lee, Winfield Scott Hancock and A. P. Hill--turned to rising heroes, Confederates "Little Billy" Mahone and Wade Hampton, last of the cavaliers, or Union warriors such as tragedy-stricken Francis Channing Barlow and the fearless Nelson Miles, a general at twenty-four. Nor does Ralph Peters forget the men in the ranks, the common soldiers who paid the price for the blunders of leaders who'd never know their names. In desperate battles, now forgotten, such as Deep Bottom, Globe Tavern and Reams Station, soldiers on both sides, pushed to the last human limits, fought on as their superiors struggled to master a terrible new age of warfare. The Damned of Petersburg revives heroes aplenty--enriching our knowledge of our most terrible war--but, above all, this novel's a tribute to the endurance and courage of the American soldier, North or

Grace sees red

June 27, 2016
Hyzy, Julie A., author.
New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2016.
291 pages ; 18 cm.
"Berkley Prime Crime mystery"--Spine.
Grace Wheaton, curator and manager of Marshfield Manor, and her benefactor, Bennett Marshfield, are called to Indwell, an upscale assisted-living facility. Upon arrival, they discover one of the elderly residents has been found dead under suspicious circumstances. Grace's testy, but trusted assistant, Frances, was seen arguing with the man earlier in the day and is now a person of interest. It is up to Grace to clear her assistant's name and find the real killer before another Indwell resident is murdered.

A hundred thousand worlds

June 27, 2016
Proehl, Bob, author.
New York, New York : Viking, [2016]
357 pages ; 24 cm
In this debut novel we follow actress Valerie Torrey - who took her son Alex and fled Los Angeles, leaving her husband after a spectacular tragedy blew their small family apart. Six years later, Val must reunite 9-year-old Alex with his estranged father, so they set out on a road trip from New York. For Alex, this world is a magical place where fiction becomes reality, but as they get closer to their destination, he begins to realize that the story his mother is telling him about their journey might have a very different ending than he imagined.

The last time she saw him

June 27, 2016
Haseldine, Jane, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2016.
314 pages ; 22 cm

Seashell season

June 27, 2016
Chamberlin, Holly, 1962- author.
New York : Kensington Publishing Corporation, 2016.
438 pages ; 21 cm
Includes a Q & A section.
Every year on March 26th, Verity Peterson visits Ogunquit Beach, where she puts a handwritten message into a bottle and launches it into the waves. It's a ritual of remembrance for the daughter she hasn't seen in sixteen years; not since her baby's father, Alan, took two-month-old Gemma and disappeared. Verity keeps searching and hoping, sustained by the thought that someday she might get to be a mother to her own child. And finally, one phone call may change everything.

Shadow rider

June 27, 2016
Feehan, Christine, author.
New York : Jove Books, 2016.
468 pages ; 18 cm.
"First in the new shadow series"--Cover.

Shooting the sphinx

June 27, 2016
Ludwig, Avram.
New York : Forge, 2016. ©2016
317 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
In Hollywood, Ari Zucker is the stuff of legends, the man who always gets the impossible-to-film shots. In Cairo, however, he faces the most difficult and dangerous challenge of his career: he must photograph, from a helicopter mere feet away, the face of the imperishable Sphinx. The film depends on it. Caught in a web of intrigue and corruption, he must work with the military dictatorship to get the shot. This leads from baksheesh to blackmail and a whole lot more than Ari bargained for.

Something's knot kosher

June 27, 2016
Marks, Mary.
New York, NY : Kensington Pub Corp, 2016.
343 pages ; 17 cm
"A quilting mystery"--Cover.
When Martha goes to support a friend in the loss of her husband she finds a stranger in the casket instead of her friend's spouse. Now the quilting klatch must uncover the truth behind the mix up.

Stepping to a new day

June 27, 2016
Jenkins, Beverly, 1951- author.
New York, NY : William Morrow Paperbacks, [2016]
292 pages : map ; 21 cm.
"NAACP nominee and USA Today bestselling author Beverly Jenkins returns to the town of Henry Adams with a story of family, friendship, love, and second chances. In Henry Adams, Kansas, you can't start over without stirring things up. Many a good woman has had to leave a no-good man, but how many of them took a back-seat to his 600-lb. hog? On her own for the first time, Genevieve Gibbs is ecstatic, even if certain people preferred the doormat version of Ms. Gibbs. Finding someone who appreciates the "new" her has only just hit Gen's to-do list when T.C. Barbour appears in her life. A tiny Kansas town is a far cry from his native Oakland, California, but it's just the change T. C. needs. While helping his divorced nephew acclimate to single fatherhood, T. C. lands a gig driving a limo for the most powerful woman in Henry Adams. It's a great way to meet people--and one in particular has already made the job worthwhile. All it takes is a short trip from the airport for Genevieve to snag T.C.'s attention for good. But it wouldn't be Henry Adams without adding more drama to the mix. When Gen's ex Riley returns with his hog in tow, it sets off a chain of events that can ruin everything--unless the residents pull together once again to save the day"-- Provided by publisher.

Sticks and Stones

June 27, 2016
Hiebert, Michael, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, [2016]
538 pages ; 21 cm
Includes discussion questions.
Fifteen years ago, a serial killer tagged by the media as the Stickman spread terror throughout Alabama and became Alvin detective Joe Fowler's obsession. After fifteen months and nine victims, Harry Stork was identified as the Stickman and Fowler shot him dead. The killings stopped. For a while. Now, more bodies are turning up, each staked through the chest with a stick-figure drawing in the killer's signature style. Detective Leah Teal--Joe Fowler's daughter and Alvin's sole detective--receives a letter before each victim is found, just like her late father did. The only people who knew about the letters were the cops on the taskforce back then--and the killer himself. Did Joe shoot the wrong man, or was one of the detectives he handpicked involved all along? As a single mother, Leah tries to balance an increasingly disturbing case and a new relationship with caring for her children--bright, perceptive Abe, and teenaged Caroline, who's in the first flush of young love. But with each menacing communication, each gruesome discovery, Leah realizes just how personal, and how devastating, the truth may be.

The swan book : a novel

June 27, 2016
Wright, Alexis, 1950- author.
New York : Atria Books, 2016.
x, 307 pages ; 24 cm
"An inventive, cacophonous novel about an Aboriginal girl living in a future world turned upside down--where ancient myths exist side-by-side with present-day realities. Oblivia Ethelyne was given her name by an old woman who found her deep in the bowels of a gum tree, tattered and fragile, the victim of a brutal assault by wayward local youths. These are the years leading up to Australia's third centenary, and the woman who finds her, Bella Donna of the Champions, is a refugee from climate change wars that devastated her country in the northern hemisphere. Bella Donna takes Oblivia to live with her on an old warship in a polluted dry swamp and there she fills Oblivia's head with story upon story of swans. Fenced off from the rest of Australia by the Army, its traditional custodians left destitute, the swamp has become "the world's most unknown detention camp" for Indigenous Australians. When Warren Finch, the first Aboriginal president of Australia invades the swamp with his charismatic persona and the promise of salvation, Oblivia agrees to marry him, becoming First Lady, a role that has her confined to a tower in a flooded and lawless southern city. In this multilayered novel, winnter of the Australian Literature Society's Gold Medal, Wright toys with the edges of the world we live in to offer us an intimate portrait of the realities facing Aboriginal people. We meet talking monkeys, genies with doctorates, spirit-guiding swans, and a whole cast of characters drawn from myth and legend and fairy tales. Through symbolism and a dazzling linguistic dexterity--the blending of words and phrases from high and low culture, from English, Aboriginal languages, French, and Latin--Wright beautifully demonstrates how the power of the human imagination can set us free"-- Provided by publisher.

A thousand miles from nowhere : a novel

June 27, 2016
Brown, John Gregory.
New York : Lee Boudreaux Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
276 pages : 24 cm.
"Fleeing New Orleans as Hurricane Katrina approaches, Henry Garrett is haunted by the ruins of his marriage, a squandered inheritance, and the teaching job he inexplicably quit. He pulls into a small Virginia town after three days on the road, hoping to silence the ceaseless clamor in his head. But this quest for peace and quiet as the only guest at a roadside motel is destroyed when Henry finds himself at the center of a bizarre and violent tragedy. As a result, Henry winds up stranded at the ramshackle motel just outside the small town of Marimore, and it's there that he is pulled into the lives of those around him: Latangi, the motel's recently widowed proprietor, who seems to have a plan for Henry; Marge, a local secretary who marshals the collective energy of her women's church group; and the family of an old man, a prisoner, who dies in a desperate effort to provide for his infirm wife."--Provided by publisher.


June 27, 2016
Todd, Ilima, author.
347 pages ; 22 cm.
Having been rescued, remade, and returned to Freedom, Theron chooses to be a healer and falls in love with a captured rebel.

Under your skin

June 27, 2016
Schroeder, Shannyn, author.
330 pages ; 18 cm
"A Zebra Shout fresh new romance"--Cover.
"A for your love novel"--Cover.
"Norah O'Malley has been alone for a long time. It's been ten years since her father and four brothers shipped her off to be raised by her aunt. Seven months since she's seen the guy who got her pregnant--who still doesn't know. And it's two weeks since she came home to Chicago and discovered none of her family wants to talk--or listen. She never expected to walk into a tattoo shop seven months pregnant and get her socks knocked off by instant attraction. She can't even see her socks. But Kai Ellis is big and gruff and sexy as hell, and if he has a past, well, so does she. Even more, Kai knows how to listen so that Norah feels just a little less alone. All the chemistry in the world can't help Norah make her decisions. And no sizzle of desire will make Kai believe in happy endings. But a little time with someone who understands might just change everything."--Page 4 of cover.

The darkest magic

June 27, 2016
Rhodes, Morgan, author.
New York : Razor Bill, 2016.
426 pages ; 24 cm.
After a near-death escape from Markus King's Hawkspear Society, Becca Hatcher is finally safe at home in Toronto, with the Bronze Codex. But her battle isn't over; she may be the only one who can stop the magical war raging in faraway Mytica. Crys, Becca's older sister, tries to protect Becca, even by keeping some life-changing secrets that might put Becca in harm's way. But a chance encounter with Farrell Grayson puts Crys back in his sights, and puts Farrell one step closer to cornering the Hatcher family and bringing them back to his master, Markus. And unbeknownst to those in Toronto, Maddox's necromancy magic from Mytica has begun to influence the magic in the Bronze Codex, and the fates of everyone involved.-- Adapted from book jacket.


June 27, 2016
Sharma, Jade.
Minneapolis, MN : Coffee House Press, 2016.
180 pages ; 21 cm
"An Emily Books selection."
"Dark, raw, and very funny, [this book] introduces us to Maya, a young woman with a smart mouth, time to kill, and a heroin hobby that isn't much fun anymore. Maya's been able to get by in New York on her wits and a dead-end bookstore job for years, but when her husband leaves her and her favorite professor ends their affair, her barely-calibrated life descends into chaos, and she has to make some choices. Maya's struggle to be alone, to be a woman, and to be thoughtful and imperfect and alive in a world that doesn't really care what happens to her is rendered with dead-eyed clarity and unnerving charm. This book takes every tired trope about addiction and recovery, "likeable" characters, and redemption narratives, and blows them to pieces"

The trap

June 27, 2016
Raabe, Melanie, 1981- author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2016.
343 pages ; 24 cm
"Originally published as Die Falle by Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH"--Title page verso.
"For 11 years, the bestselling author Linda Conrads has mystified fans by never setting foot outside her home. Haunted by the unsolved murder of her younger sister--who she discovered in a pool of blood--and the face of the man she saw fleeing the scene, Linda's hermit existence helps her cope with debilitating anxiety. But the sanctity of her oasis is shattered when she sees her sister's murderer on television. Hobbled by years of isolation, Linda resolves to use the plot of her next novel to lay an irresistible trap for the man. As the plan is set in motion and the past comes rushing back, Linda's memories--and her very sanity--are called into question. Is this man a heartless killer or merely a helpless victim?"-- Provided by publisher.

The darkest lie

June 27, 2016
Dunn, Pintip, author.
viii, 292 pages ; 21 cm
Includes A Reading Group Guide (pages [289]-292).
"Is it better to live with a lie, or risk everything for the truth?"--On cover.
"In Pintip Dunn's gripping and timely novel, a young woman whose life unravels in the wake of her mother's alleged suicide sets out to clear her name. "The mother I knew would never do those things. But maybe I never knew her after all." Clothes, jokes, coded messages;Cecilia Brooks and her mom shared everything. At least, CeCe thought they did. Six months ago, her mom killed herself after accusations of having sex with a student, and CeCe's been the subject of whispers and taunts ever since. Now, at the start of her high school senior year, between dealing with her grieving, distracted father, and the social nightmare that has become her life, CeCe just wants to fly under the radar. Instead, she's volunteering at the school's crisis hotline-- the same place her mother worked. As she counsels troubled strangers, CeCe's lingering suspicions about her mom's death resurface. With the help of Sam, a new student and newspaper intern, she starts to piece together fragmented clues that point to a twisted secret at the heart of her community. Soon, finding the truth isn't just a matter of restoring her mother's reputation, it's about saving lives-- including CeCe's own."

The conglomerate : a luxurious tale

June 27, 2016
Santiago, Danielle, author.
Wyandanch, NY : Urban Books, [2016]
252 pages ; 21 cm
In a tale of luxury, betrayal, and lies, three friends' lives are forever changed as the future of their lucrative conglomerate hangs in the balance.

The Amish midwife's courtship

June 27, 2016
Williford, Cheryl, author.
217 pages ; 17 cm.
"Love inspired inspirational romance"--Cover.
Molly Ziegler is proud of being a successful midwife. At age twenty-one, she's unmarried and fodder for gossip in her Amish community. Even as her meddling mother urges her to marry the town's most eligible bachelor; Molly wants more. And in newcomer Isaac Gruber, she has found her way out. If Isaac will pretend to court her, her mother has to stop matchmaking, once and for all. What Molly didn't plan on are the unexpected feelings the businessman stirs in her.

Darkest flame

June 27, 2016
Grant, Donna, author.
New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2014.
372 pages ; 17 cm.
In Darkest Flame by Donna Grant, the Dark Kings have fought for centuries to preserve their dragon magic. But one of the most powerful warriors of his kind will be put to the ultimate test. Is he strong enough to resist his greatest temptations? Or will he be forced to surrender--body and soul?

Dear Mr. Knightley : a novel

June 27, 2016
Reay, Katherine, 1970-
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2013]
327 pages ; 21 cm
When an anonymous benefactor offers to put Samantha Moore through school, with the stipulation that she write frequent letters to him on her progress, Sam finds safety in the letters as her program and her peers force her to confront her past.

The divided family

June 27, 2016
Brunstetter, Wanda E., author.
114 pages ; 19 cm
"Meet businessman Joel Byler who has gotten himself into a financial bind and his eccentric, wealthy Amish father who is done bailing out his spoiled son. When will Joel learn he most pay for his own mistakes--and at what cost to his business, his fiancée, and his Amish siblings?"-- Provided by publisher.

Goethe dies

June 27, 2016
Bernhard, Thomas, author.
87 pages ; 21 cm.
Short stories.
"Originally published as Thomas Bernhard, Goethe schtirbt. Erzählungen © Suhrkamp Verlag Berlin, 2010"--Title page verso.
Goethe dies -- Montaigne : a story in twenty-two instalments -- Reunion -- Going up in flames : a travelogue to an erstwhile friend.

The missing will

June 27, 2016
Brunstetter, Wanda E., author.
118 pages ; 19 cm.
"Meet businessman Joel Byler who has gotten himself into a financial bind and his eccentric, wealthy Amish father who is done bailing out his spoiled son. When will Joel learn he most pay for his own mistakes and at what cost to his business, his fiancée, and his Amish siblings?"--Amazon.

The saddle maker's son

June 27, 2016
Irvin, Kelly, author.
xiii, 364 pages ; 22 cm
Rebekah Lantz feels imprisoned by circumstances she didn't create. Tobias Byler is haunted by regret. Can two young runaways from half a world away teach them the healing power of true family? Rebekah isn't like her sister, but the watchful gaze of her family and small, close knit Amish community makes her feel as if she's been judged and found lacking. The men avoid her and the women whisper behind her back. She simply longs for the same chance to be a wife and mother that her friends have. Tobias Byler only wants to escape feelings for a woman he knows he should never have allowed to get close to him. Moving with his family to isolated Bee County, Texas, seemed the best way to leave his mistakes behind. But even a move across the country can't erase the past that accompanies his every thought. A surprise encounter with two half-starved runaway children forces both Rebekah and Tobias to turn to each other to help a sister and brother who have traveled thousands of miles in search of lives of unfettered peace and joy. In doing so, Rebekah and Tobias discover the key to forgetting the past is the one that will open the door to love and the future they both seek"-- Provided by publisher.

Saving Jane Doe : a novel

June 27, 2016
Purcell, Carolyn, author.
228 pages ; 23 cm
"Suffering complications after obtaining an illegal abortion, a young mother of three nearly loses her life and does lose her family. Saving Jane Doe is the story of her quest to restore her relationship with her children."--Amazon website.

First comes love : a novel

June 24, 2016
Giffin, Emily, author.
384 pages ; 24 cm
"Growing up, Josie and Meredith Garland shared a loving, if sometimes contentious, relationship. Josie was impulsive, spirited, and outgoing, Meredith hardworking, thoughtful, and reserved. When tragedy strikes, their delicate bond splinters. Fifteen years later, Josie and Meredith are in their late thirties, following very different paths. Josie, a first grade teacher, is single—and this close to swearing off dating for good. What she wants more than the right guy, however, is to become a mother—a feeling that is heightened when her ex-boyfriend’s daughter is assigned to her class. Determined to have the future she’s always wanted, Josie decides to take matters into her own hands. On the outside, Meredith is the model daughter with the perfect life. A successful attorney, she’s married to a wonderful man, and together they’re raising a beautiful four-year-old daughter. Yet lately Meredith feels dissatisfied and restless, secretly wondering if she chose the life that was expected of her rather than the one she truly desired. As the anniversary of their tragedy looms, and painful secrets from the past begin to surface, Josie and Meredith must not only confront the issues that divide them but also come to terms with their own choices. In their journey toward understanding and forgiveness, both sisters discover that they need each other more than they knew—and that in the search for true happiness, love always comes first."--Provided by publisher.

The charmers

June 24, 2016
Adler, Elizabeth (Elizabeth A.), author.
vi, 277 pages ; 24 cm
"A novel"--Dust jacket.
"Mirabella Matthews' Aunt Jolly died unexpectedly and mysteriously, and as a result, Mirabella has inherited her villa in the South of France. Driving on the way from the train with Verity, the young woman she picked up along the way, Mirabella is run off the road by a motorcycle and she soon discovers that the dangers do not end there. It turns out that Aunt Jolly had a past, and as the various men who were a part of it show up at the villa Mirabella and Verity must find out who can be trusted and who is using charm to mask the face of a murderer"-- Provided by publisher.


June 24, 2016
Keplinger, Kody, author.
295 pages ; 22 cm
Bo Dickinson is a seventeen-year-old girl from a bad family, but she is also over-protected, legally blind, Agnes Atwood's best friend-- so when Bo calls in the middle of the night, desperate to get out of town, Agnes helps her to steal the Atwoods' car and the two girls go on the run, even though Agnes is not sure exactly what they are running from.

Never missing, never found

June 24, 2016
Panitch, Amanda, author.
New York : Random House, [2016]
306 pages ; 22 cm
"Stolen from her family as a young girl, Scarlett is now moving on from the past and starting her summer job at Adventure Time amusement park. When a girl goes missing from the park, it's clear that the past is not done with Scarlett"-- Provided by publisher.

All in

June 24, 2016
Ahrnstedt, Simona, author.
424 pages ; 24 cm
Trust is the most precious commodity of all. In the cutthroat world of Sweden's financial elite, no one knows that better than corporate raider David Hammar. Ruthless. Notorious. Unstoppable. He's out to hijack the ultimate prize, Investum. After years of planning, all the players are in place; he needs just one member of the aristocratic owning family on his side---Natalia De la Grip. Elegant, brilliant, driven to succeed in a man's world, Natalia is curious about David's unexpected invitation to lunch. Everyone knows that he is rich, dangerous, unethical; she soon discovers he is also deeply scarred. The attraction between these two is impossible, but the long Swedish nights unfold an affair that will bring to light shocking secrets, forever alter a family, and force both Natalia and David to confront their innermost fears and desires.


June 24, 2016
Scott, Devon, author.
New York, NY : Dafina Books/Kensington Publishing Corp., 2016.
300 pages ; 18 cm
"Previously published as Jasminium by Jonathan Luckett"--Cover.
Taj has a successful career, a loving fiancee, and a life full of promise. The talented Cheyenne is married and has all the security money can bring. One chance encounter during the holidays sweeps these two back into a wrenching past they thought they'd put behind them.

The bones of grace : a novel

June 24, 2016
Anam, Tahmima, 1975- author.
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016.
411 pages ; 24 cm
" On the eve of her departure to find the bones of the walking whale--the fossil that provides a missing link in our evolution--Zubaida Haque falls in love with Elijah Strong, a man she meets in a darkened concert hall in Boston. Their connection is immediate and intense, despite their differences: Elijah belongs to a prototypical American family; Zubaida is the adopted daughter of a wealthy Bangladeshi family in Dhaka. When a twist of fate sends her back to her hometown, the inevitable force of society compels her to take a very different path: she marries her childhood best friend and settles into a traditional Bangladeshi life. While her family is pleased by her obedience, Zubaida seethes with discontent. Desperate to finally free herself from her familial constraints, she moves to Chittagong to work on a documentary film about the infamous beaches where ships are destroyed, and their remains salvaged by locals who depend on the goods for their survival. Among them is Anwar, a shipbreaker whose story holds a key that will unlock the mysteries of Zubaida's past--and the possibilities of a new life. As she witnesses a ship being torn down to its bones, this woman torn between the social mores of her two homes--Bangladesh and America--will be forced to strip away the vestiges of her own life. and make a choice from which she can never turn back"-- Provided by publisher.

Borrowing death

June 24, 2016
Pegau, Cathy, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2016.
248 pages ; 21 cm

Chronicle of a last summer : a novel of Egypt

June 24, 2016
El Rashidi, Yasmine, 1977- author.
New York : Tim Duggan Books, [2016]
181 pages ; 20 cm
"A coming-of-age story that follows a Cairo native from her girlhood during Mubarak's regime to her adulthood and the radical change brought by the revolution that toppled Mubarak"-- Provided by publisher.

Cracked to death

June 24, 2016
Hollon, Cheryl, author.
viii, 310 pages ; 17 cm
"A Webb's Glass Shop mystery"--Cover.
"It's the dog days of summer in St. Petersburg, Florida, and proprietor Savannah Webb has an eco-friendly plan to help locals escape the heat--a recyclable bottle-crafting workshop taught by reticent store manager Amanda Blake. Turns out, the class is a bigger smash than expected, thanks in part to a pair of staggeringly old bottles brought in by snorkeler Martin Lane... Linked to a storied pirate shipwreck, the relics definitely pique Savannah's interest. But intrigue turns to shock when Martin's lifeless body washes ashore the next morning, another glass artifact tucked in his dive bag. With cell phone records connecting Amanda to the drowning, Savannah must voyage through unchartered territory to exonerate her colleague and capture the twisted criminal behind Martin's death"--Back cover.

Engaged in death

June 24, 2016
Blackmoore, Stephanie.
New York : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2016.
347 pages ; 18 cm
All appears peaceful in sleepy Port Quincy, Pennsylvania--but in this small town, old grudges die hard. After dumping her cheating fiance and cancelling the wedding, Mallory Shepard can't bear another disaster. So when the former bride-to-be unexpectedly inherits Thistle Park, a ramshackle mansion in her ex's hometown of Port Quincy, it's a problem she can't afford- literally. Abound with stray cats, peeling wallpaper, and nosy neighbors, Mallory is dying to sell it off - once she finally fixes up both the place and her messy life. Turns out, Thistle Park has its charms. But the honeymoon phase is abruptly cut short when an unwanted visitor is found dead on the front lawn. Enlisting the help of her sister Rachel, Mallory vows to unveil the killer before she herself becomes married to the suspect list.

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